Museum Director Emerita, Doctor of Visual Arts h.c.
Ms Tuula Arkio has made a long carreer in the field of visual arts in Finland. She was the curator in the Art Museum of the Ateneum in 1968-1970, Chief Curator in 1970-1984 and Deputy Director in 1984-1990. She was the first director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki 1990 – 2000 and the General Director of Finnish National Galleries 2000-2006. She has been a co-curator of the large international ARS 83, ARS 95 and ARS 2001 exhibitions in Helsinki and held many positions of trust in the field of art and culture in Finland and abroad. To mention a few: Ars Fennica Prize Jury 1991-99; member of the international commission for the election of the artistic director for the Documenta XI 1998; Secretary/Treasurer of CIMAM (International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art) 1999 – 2004; Carnegie Art Award Jury, Stockholm 1998-2001, Chair 2006- ; Pro Arte Foundation, St. Petersburg, International Advisory Board 1996-98 and Board of Trustees 1999 – ; Member of the Art Advisory Board of the Generali Foundation, Vienna, 2004 – 2006; Advisory Board of the Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul 2004 – 2007; Reference Group of Sonia Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo 2006; Honorary Member of CIMAM and University of Industrial Design, Helsinki. Doctor of Visual Arts, h.c.