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New Performance Turku Biennale 2023

The renowned New Performance Turku Festival has been developing means of production and audience in the field of performance art during its 10-year history. The New Performance Turku Biennale will continue the work and aspires to develop the goals of social, ecological and communal sustainability in the long term even further.


The year 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the New Performance Turku Festival. The theme of the anniversary year festival was SURVIVAL and the works at the festival addressed topics such as surviving in extreme conditions and survivalism as a phenomenon, but also approached more subtle survival strategies and coping mechanisms.

Tomasz Szrama: Survival

All in all I have not lost hope. My aim is to find a way to communicate, interact.

I want to realise all of my challenging ideas and complete each of my difficult projects. I believe that with my artistic output, as well as the help of my friends, I will survive any system or further natural disasters.

NPT & Friends – Online discussion series 30.8.-1.9.

Dear friend, How are you? We hope you are well despite these peculiar and difficult times. We are inviting artists and visiting curators throughout the festival’s history to an online discussions series called NPT & Friends with performance artists, the festival team and audience in order to reflect this year’s festival theme – SURVIVAL. You are warmly welcome to take part in these discussions among friends!