Department of Art

Institutionen för konst

Institutionen för konst utbildar och förbereder yrkesverksamma inom fältet för konstutbildning, visuell kultur, kuratering och nutida konst. Institutionen är internationellt uppmärksammad för sina högkvalitativa konstnärliga och konstpedagogiska aktiviteter, stipendier och forskning.

Notera! Institutionerna för konst och media vid Aalto-universitetets högskola för konst, design och arkitektur har gått samman i 2022. Professor Harri Laakso har utsetts till chef för den nya institutionen för konst och media.

De nya webbsidorna på svenska är på kommande, men se sidor på engelska här:

Department of Art and Media

light colored artwork presenting exposures of a middle-aged body

Forskning och konstnärliga aktiviteter på institutionen för konst

Forskningen och de konstnärliga aktiviteterna vid institutionen för konst sker inom områdena nutida konst, konstutbildning, visuell kultur samt kuratering. Det finns en lång tradition av konstnärlig och filosofisk produktion vid institutionen, och många forskares arbete lägger vikten på nutida, kritiska, politiska och samhälleliga förvecklingar av konst, kuratering samt pedagogik.

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Research at the Department of Art

Degree Programmes

A drawing machine and a messy drawing

Art Education Degree Programmes: Bachelor's & Master's programmes

Art Education Degree Programmes : Bachelor's & Master's programmes

Department of Art
A person behind red mask made of yarn.

Master's Programme in Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA)

NoVA is a two-year masters programme that educates professionals and researchers of the best Nordic practices and traditions in art education and visual communication.

Department of Art and Media
Detail of an artwork. Blue surface with blurry text.

Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art (ViCCA)

Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) är ett tvåårigt magisterprogram vid Aalto-universitetets högskola för konst, design och arkitektur i Finland.

Institutionen för konst
Doctoral studies at the Department of Art

Doktorandstudier vid institutionen för konst

Doktorandstudier vid institutionen för konst fokuserar på forskning genom yrkesutövning inom nutida konst, fenomen inom den visuella konsten samt forskning om konstutbildning och kuratering.

Institutionen för konst


The image shows a radio with a simple front and a complex back. The buttons and levers at the back refers to the complex array of parameters that affects the mood of a person. All these parameters are automatically registrated by a person who sings a song to another person.
Public defences

Disputation inom design, MArch Camilla Andersson

Doktorsavhandling: Materializing Norms. Norm-Critical and Speculative Explorations of Design

Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni News

Anniina Suominen, an Associate Professor of Art Pedagogy at Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture. She is standing in front of the camera, smiling, arms crossed. In the background there is a stack of logs.

Want to change the world? Call in the art educators! (extern länk)

Art educators can equip people to challenge the status quo and demand change. The secret lies in love, hope, empathy and community — plus art.

A photograph of Max Ryynänen, a Senior Lecturer on the Theory of Visual Culture at Aalto University’s Department of Art.

Easy Riders and American Beauties: playing around with middle-class identity (extern länk)

Popular culture serves as a tool for shifting towards more flexible identities.

Art as We Don't Know It kansi

Art as We Don’t Know It invites readers into the fascinating world of bioart

Art as We Don’t Know It presents a richly illustrated selection of artworks and bioart research.


Past events

Department of Art Research Assemblage December 2021

The next Research Assemblage session will be on the 16th of December, at 13:15-15:00 in Zoom.

Image: Observing Silence UWAS, courtesy of Annika Sohlman

Department of Art Research Assemblage November 2021

Next Research Assemblage session will be on the 4th of November at 13:15-15:00 in Zoom.

Vladimir Tatlin, Nursing Vessel (1929).

The 3rd International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts & Education - 7-9th October 2021

The 3rd International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts, and Education brings together researchers, students, and members of the disability community who share an interest in, or whose work addresses, the intersections and interplay between critical disability studies, arts, and education.

Image Description: black and white photograph of artist Yo-Yo Lin performing on a stage with right knee and her left hand touching the floor. She is surrounded by a translucent scrim with graphical images projected upon it.   the image credits:  the walls of my room are curved (2019). Courtesy of artist Yo-Yo Lin. Photo by Steve Dabal.

Department of Art Research Assemblage September 2021

This Thursday, September 30th, at 13:15 – 15:00 (Finland) we will have the first Research Assemblage session in this academic year. In Research Assemblage one researching faculty member and one doctoral student present their ongoing, or recent research. Everyone is welcome!

 Post-Digital, Post-Internet Art and Education The Future is All-Over

peripheries in parallax: BRAVE NEW PERIPHERIES

The event is a series of four 1-day online Conferences mapping out the implications and alliances of ‘peripheries’ and ‘peripheral approaches’ through art, artistic research and related fields in society.

a grid photo of steel and glass elements in beige

Art of Research Conference VII: Authorship and Responsibility

Art of Research Conference: Authorship and Responsibility, Aalto University, Dec. 3-4 2020

7th Art of Research Conference

Quality education for sustainable development

This session of Aalto Sustainability Talks discusses education's role on sustainability and sustainable development through quality lenses.

Aalto Sustainability Talks - Quality education for sustainable development

Contact information

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PL 31000
FI-00076 AALTO

Väre / aula / kuva: Mikko Raskinen


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Högskolan för konst, design och arkitektur

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