The new Board of the Kunsthalle Turku has started its work

The Board of Kunsthalle Turku for 2024 has started its work with new members. The board is composed by versatile professionals of the local art and culture scene who wish to build up Kunsthalle’s activities.

The Board’s new Chair is Juha Wallenlind who has been a member of the Board since the beginning. The other board members are Annina Sirén (Vice-Chair, Secretary), Ville-Matti Rautjoki, Milla Hannula and Johanna Naukkarinen.


Board 2024

Contact: hallitus@turuntaidehalli.fi

Juha Wallenlind, Chair
LL.M., works as a lawyer at the law firm Wallenlind & Co.

Annina Sirén, Vice-Chair, Secretary
art historian and museum professional, working as a curator at the Turku Art Museum in the fields of communication and contemporary art exhibitions. She is also the producer of the Video Art Festival Turku (VAFT) and curator of the online art store Taiko. Other positions of trust include membership of the boards of Ääriö ry and Kunsthalle Helsinki Foundation.

Ville-Matti Rautjoki
museum professional, art historian and building conservator, working as a project manager at the Museum of History and the Future. His particular interests include museum development, cultural environments, public art and interdisciplinary cooperation. Other positions of trust include membership of the Cultural Committee of the The Regional Council of Southwest and deputy member of the Visual Arts Grant Committee of the Arts Promotion Centre.

Milla Hannula
Visual artist and chairwoman of Turku Artists’ Association’s board. Studying at the University of Turku, majoring in media studies.

Johanna Naukkarinen
Photographic artist based in Turku and the long-time chair of Photographic Centre Peri. She has been involved in the process of establishing Turku Kunsthalle since the beginning.



Kunsthalle Turku (Turun Taidehalli – Åbo Konsthall ry), founded in 2018, aims to maintain, promote, develop and support the availability of visual arts, the work and position of artists in Turku and elsewhere in its area of operation. It also aims to make visual arts and visual artists living in Turku and in Southwest Finland known locally, nationally and internationally.

The tenants of the Kunsthalle Turku are the Turku Artists’ Association and the Photographic Center Peri, which are responsible for producing the artistic contents of Kunsthalle. The rental of the third-floor ballroom for private persons and companies is managed by SP Floralia.

The first years of operation have established Kunsthalle’s position as one of the key actors in the Turku art scene. Active and high-quality exhibitions, updated Artoteque and the rental of event facilities will continue in a historic setting at the Old Town Hall. This year of operation, efforts will be made to develop the Kunsthalle’s activities, co-operation and communication. The aim is also to increase the demand of meeting and event facilities and the versatile use of the premise.