photo by Taavi Henttonen

 photo by Taavi Henttonen

Markus Lähteenmäki is an art historian and a curator. He is a fellow of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at ETH Zurich, where he pursues a PhD related to Russian avant-garde poetry and architecture. He received an MA from London’s Courtauld Institute in 2013 after first studying at the universities of Helsinki and Moscow. He worked as a curator for Drawing Mat­ter Trust in the UK for two years in which role he co-curated critically acclaimed exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel. He has taught histo theory studio at the Cass, London Metropolitan University and lead seminar series at the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins in London. He continues to work as a teacher and co-organiser of public and educational programmes at the New Academy in Hel­sinki, an editor-at-large for the Helsinki based publisher Garret Books and as an independent curator. His writing has been published in several newspapers and magazines and he is a regular contributor for the Burlington Magazine.