Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger


Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, PhD, works as a Professor in Exhibition Studies and Spatiality at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki. Rastenberger is also an artistic co-director and co-founder of ‘The Festival of Political Photography’ (, which seeks to examine what the word ”political” means in contemporary extended photographic practices.
Rastenberger is art historian specialising in contemporary art and photographic art. She has extensive experience in exhibition projects, curating practices and the international exhibition scene of the contemporary arts. Her career among photography has included curating contemporary photo-based exhibitions (for example for the Hamburg Triennial of Photography and the Moscow Biennale) and writing for publications.