Niskala (born 1978, Finland) is director, performance artist and writer, who has worked in public spaces since 2000. Her pieces has a strong
participation role, most of them are built with people in devising way. Her pieces creates discussions about authority and
responsibility, gives force for citizen, builds bridges between citizens
and public servants and makes statemets about the different roles
of art and artist in society.
Besides doing urban art she is also known by her
site-spesific workbooks for adults. Since 2001 she has worked as
teacher at the main art universities in Finland, and for the past few
years she is know as speaker and workshop -holder in different seminars
that touches the
societal, democracy, urbanism and creativity issues.
She has studied live art and devising theatre in the Art Academy of Turku and interactive narration and new media at The Art and Design University in Helsinki, Finland.
In 2011 she was honored with two awards; The Finland
Art-price was granted by Cultural Minister Paavo Arhinmäki, and The
Aesthetic-price granted by Finland's Aesthetic Society.
As once said
by Kirby Cook:" The urban art is the storngest democracy that lays in
the public space, especially for the people who lives around those