Feminist Culture House grew from Support Structures Collective, co-founded with Anna-Kaisa Koski, Neicia Marsh, and Selina Väliheikki in 2018.
Visit our Instagram to learn more about the artists, curators, and arts workers we collaborate with—this link takes you there.
FCH’s current Co-Directors are:
Katie Lenanton, she/her
(she/her) has an MA in Curating, Mediating, and Managing Art from Aalto University. Since 2008 she has worked within, outside of, and counter to institutions in Australia and Finland, aiming to understand, corrupt, and change their ways of working. She strives to practice curatorial responsibility, and improve curatorial ethics. Katie is one of the co-founders of FCH and works within the organisation as a curator. Her work at FCH includes writing equitable agreements, managing artist commissions, working with the curatorial nestees, and guiding the work of the non-EU Peer Group. Katie is one of the co-founders of FCH and a member of the association’s board.
Orlan Ohtonen, they/them
(they/them) is a transfeminist curator who graduated from Aalto University in Helsinki with an MA in Curating, Managing and Mediating Art (2015); and from Central Saint Martins in London with an MA in Fine Art (2006). Previously they worked as one part of curatorial collective nynnyt, and for organisations such as Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, and Aalto University. The long-term focus of their practice is on feminist research of the curatorial, collectivity, and critical management. Orlan is one of the co-founders of FCH and works within the organisation as a curator. At FCH, their work includes educational collaborations with institutions; managing publications and events; and guiding the work of the trans Peer Group. Orlan is one of the co-founders of FCH and a member of the association’s board.
We share our working space and lives with two pups—Sara and Snoozle—and they often join our meetings and events (if our collaborators are receptive to this / don’t have allergies). Follow us on IG to see some of their antics.
Sara (b. 201?, Bucharest) is sensitive to others’ feelings and has a knack for knowing when emotional support is needed. Likes a good roll in the grass, backing up to flop her/their butt onto your lap, scratchies, general human contact, and a lick of your ice-cream.
Snoozle (b. 2019, Rusko) is relentless in giving love and affection to Sara (and most others), even when it’s not requested. Likes bounding into a room with intensity, sticks not balls, jump-hugging into big dogs’ faces, being present in the bone zone, and blueberries.