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Professional info


In December 2014 I graduated from the Aalto University, where I have attended the study programme Curating, Managing and Mediating Art. I have worked in the art field with various tasks since 2009. My experience range from organising exhibitions, lectures, events, gigs, writing texts and articles, to marketing, updating websites and creating graphical material.

Since 2011 I have been organising exhibitions in collaboration with artists and associations. More information on these can be found under projects.

Julia Nyman


E-mail: julia.nyman[a]

Tel: +358 44 2524730

Work experience
Substituting Curator - Eckerö post- och tullhus, Åland

1.10.2021 - present

CEO - Sjökvarteret i Mariehamn, Åland

26.4.2021 - present

Exhibition coordinator - Sipoon taiteilijat ry, Sipoo

1.9.2019 - 15.4.2021

I managed the Pesula Galleria in Sipoo as well as Sipoon taidelainaamo where you can rent and buy art.

Art critic - Åbo Underrättelser, Turku

1.10.2107 - 28.2.2020

I write art critique for the local swedish magazine in Turku once a month.

Project manager - Åbolands hantverk rf, Parainen

1.10.2015 - 8.9.2019

I was the coordinator of the open studio event Konstrundan (the Art Circuit), which included beeing the regional manager for Southwest of Finland and the participators who are not located in any of the six regions. Check out for more information about the event!

Exhibition host - Eckerö Post and customs house, the Åland Islands

27.4 - 31.8.2015

I manage and guide the exhibition The Whispering Reeds at Eckerö Post and customs house.

Substituting curator and more - Pro Artibus foundation, Helsinki, Raasepori and Turku

2009 - 2014

During mid-October to mid-December 2014 and the summer of 2013 I substituted the curator and project manager of the Sinne gallery in Helsinki. In the gallery I worked with the artists, writing texts and building exhibitions, I updated the website, sent invitations and press releases, and organised events.

From January 2013 until September 2015 I was the regional manager of Helsinki for the open studio event Konstrundan, where I was responsible for the artist collaboration, informing the artists about Konstrundan and making sure they get their marketing materials in time, as well as organising the Art Friday event.

In 2011 I coordinated the project The Art of Curating, during the Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture. I organised the studia generalia series, updated the website and managed the guards and guides for the exhibition Close Your Eyes and Tell Me What You See.

Before that I was an intern at the foundation's office in Tammisaari during the summer of 2010, and a guard and exhibition guide in the exhibition Synligt-Osynligt when it was on display in Turku.


Museum Assistant - Fiskars Museum, Raasepori

12.5 - 12.8.2011

My main task was to organise the collection, cataloging new objects and updating the information on old objects, as well as re-organising the collection storage. Occationally I took part in the public program, offering time travel events for children and guided tours in English, Finnish and Swedish.

Guide and Exhibition guard - Ekenäs Museum Centre, Raasepori

18.5 - 31.7.2009

There was a valuable exhibition with the works of Helene Schjerfbeck on display in the museum this summer. I was a guard and offered guided tours in English, Finnish and Swedish.


Guide - The Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku

12.2 - 24.5.2009

I was a guide during Eero Hiironen's jubilee exhibition, where I offered guided tours in Finnish and Swedish. I also participated in organising children's events.



Swedish - mother tongue

English - fluent

Finnish - very good

Norwegian - good

Danish - good

Italian - basics


Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

CorelDraw Suite

GIMP Image editor

Microsoft Office

Open Office

Wordpress, Wix, hotglue and similar webtools

Common internet browsers and e-mail programmes


SKY ry – Suomen Kuraattorien Yhdistys


Full CV as PDF (in Swedish).



CuMMA - Aalto University

2012 - 2014

Masters of Arts

My thesis is called What is This Nonsens? - on the political in visual art with basis in surrealism and pataphysics. You can find it here or in the texts section of this website. For more information on the CuMMA program klick here. Professor Nora Sternfeld, Austria.

Art History - Åbo Akademi University

2008 - 2012

Bachelor of Arts

I wrote my bachelor's on curating and mediating art. Professor Lars Berggren, Sweden.


Ekenäs Gymnasium and Yrkesinstitutet Sydväst


High school degree and Textile Artisan

The education was a combined programme of the gymnasium and a vocational school. I specialized in sewing.

2010 - present

2010 - present

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