Melanie
Orenius



Artist (and art-consumer) 
of various kinds
Art educator /
museum educator
(Aiming to practice)
feminist, critical, and radical pedagogy


Some stuff I’ve done before the stuff I’m doing now, in no particular order




Master’s Degree Programme in Art Education (current) +
Master’s degree programme in Fine Art (2014)
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland

Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Fine Art (2011)
University for the Creative Arts, England


Exchange Studies, Fine Art (2010)
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Fine Art’s Programme, equivelant to foundation degree (2008)
Västra Nylands folkhögskola, Finland

Artist Residency (2013)
Villa Karo, Benin

Art exhibitions and performances (2007 - current)
In Finland, Sweden, England, Portugal, Germany and Benin

Museum and exhibitions guide (2007 - current)

In Fiskars summer exhibitions, Amos Anderson’s Art Museum, Kiasma and Amos Rex

LGBTQ+ Rights and Awareness
Events and charity work

Art teacher
Freelance workshops and Kirkkonummi Art School

Gallery assistant
Artist’s assistant

Egyptin varjo ”The Shadow of Egypt” (2020 - 2021)
Course project and Zine, Aalto-University and Amos Rex
Winner of the Pedaali Annual Award in Museum Pedagogy 2021

Burnout Mermaids: Merpersons (2020)
Part of Frame’s Rehearsing Hospitalities in collaboration with Museum of Impossible Forms

Speaker at seminars and webinars
(Upcoming: Sixth Finnish Colloquium of Middle East and North African Studies)

Memberships (current):
ICOM, MUU ry,
Pedaali ry, Kuvataideopettajat ry