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Jan Kaila


Jan Kaila (1957) studied at the Department of Postgraduate Studies at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts from 1997 to 2002. The subject of his doctorate, completed in 2002, was Photographicality and Representation in Contemporary Art. Kaila worked in the 1980s and 1990s as a full-time and visiting contracted teacher and lecturer in several Nordic photography schools, including the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the School of Photography at Göteborg University. In 2001, he was elected Professor of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and, in 2004, he was appointed Professor of Artistic Research and also Head of the Department of Postgraduate Studies at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. In 2008, he was elected Vice Rector of the Academy. Since his PhD Kaila has published and lectured regularly about artistic research. Kaila together with Henk Slager was the founding member of European Artistic Research Network (EARN) in 2004. Since 1980, Kaila has held one-man exhibitions and participated in group shows in many European countries, the United States, Japan and South Korea. Kaila has also worked as a curator and has published writings about visual art and photography. Jan Kaila is chairman of the board of directors of Frame Foundation.

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