Katarina Siltavuori, Finland

Katarina Siltavuori works on the crossroads between contemporary craft, design and visual art. Siltavuori has a masters degree in Art History from Åbo Akademi University, Finland, and has a background in visual art both as art critic and gallery assistant in two of the most renowned art galleries in Helsinki.

In 2004 she was one of the initiators for a new gallery for Contemporary Nordic Craft in Helsinki, Galleria Norsu. She was the director of the gallery from 2005 to 2011, curating numerous exhibitions and participating in international craft fairs like COLLECT at Saatchi Gallery in London and SOFA Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design fair in Chicago. In Finland the gallery shoed Nordic Contemporary Craft not only at the gallery but also at the fairs like ArtHelsinki. She was also involved in the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012-project where she was responsible for the Nordic design and contemporary craft related projects. Siltavuori has worked as an independent curator and consultant since 2014.