Saara Hannula is an artist, researcher, and educator. She studied architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, completed a master’s degree in environmental art at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2010 and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Performing Arts Research Center, Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.
During the past two decades, she has initiated and coordinated a number of collaborative and collective projects, such as The BodyBuilding Project (2007–2016), Utopian Reality (2012–2013), and Nonhuman Island (2016–2017), co-curated and organized events in various contexts and venues both in Finland and elsewhere, and both organized and taught a variety of courses, workshops, and seminars at Uniarts Helsinki, Aalto University, and several independent art schools.
Her current practice consists of perennial artistic research processes that weave ecological and posthuman approaches into practices of performance- and event-making. The research processes, often revolving around the materiality, performativity, and futurity of post-natural and post-industrial environments, are shared through events, installations, workshops, and publications.