Jenni Nurmenniemi (b. 1983, Finland) is a Helsinki–based curator with a focus on ecological thinking and practices in and beyond the realm of art.

The opening of the 1st Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale, May 2019. Photo: Kerttu Penttilä.

 

“I am interested in the art’s potential to disrupt binary thinking and foster more symbiotic world views”.

Jenni’s recent curatorial projects include the contemporary art section of the 1st Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale, Beings with, and the group exhibition Fictional Frictions as part of Gwangju Biennale 2018.

In 2012–2018, they worked with HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme and curated the multidisciplinary, international collaboration project Frontiers in Retreat (2013–2018).

Currently, Jenni is rehearsing ecologically sensible art practices within the Post-fossil Transition Project, which is being run by HIAP in partnership with the Mustarinda Association.

Jenni also contributes to the duo Myriagon – a collaborative project with artist Tuomas A. Laitinen – that morphs into performative events, audio recordings, and texts.

Jenni has a multidisciplinary educational background with Master’s degrees in Curating (Aalto University, Helsinki, 2013) and Sociology (University of Tampere, 2010) with a focus on Gender Studies, Media Culture/Journalism, and Art History.­­