Marika Orenius (Doctor of Arts) is an artist-research-teacher and works as a lecturer in the area of art pedagogy at the Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts in Helsinki.
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Her dissertation Eletyt tilat kuvataiteilijan työssä ja koulutuksessa (Lived spaces in the Artist’s work and Fine Arts Education) – from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture / Department of Art – highlights the connections between the artist’s work and teaching, and the education of visual artists as a philosophy and the change that takes place in it.
Orenius has published in the field of artistic research and visual arts education and has been actively involved in domestic and international research and association activities since the 2010s. In general, her artistic research combines the present-day experience of the camera with philosophical, contemporary art and culture theories.
Orenius graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 1999 and has also studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérièure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at the Academy Valand, in Gothenburg. Her artistic work encompasses video and photographic installations as well as drawing and performance art, and his themes range from an individual’s experience of being in the world to issues of community power.
Orenius co-founded and co-directed 300m3 Art Space Göteborg in Sweden between years 2003-2010.
Orenius’ art has been on display in exhibitions, festivals and screenings since the mid-1990s.