Pirkko Siitari appointed Head of Exhibitions at HAM
Pirkko Siitari, MA, (b. 1958) has been appointed Head of Exhibitions of Helsinki Art Museum (HAM) as of 1 January 2017. Siitari will be in charge of the planning, coordination and development of exhibition programming at HAM, and she will also supervise exhibition functions in the museum.
Pirkko Siitari is a seasoned professional in contemporary art and art museum operations. Her previous positions include Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma 2010–2015 and Chief Curator 2008–2010, Director of the Kerava Art Museum 2004–2008 and Chief Curator at the Finnish Museum of Photography 1999–2004. Prior to the present appointment, Ms Siitari worked as Acting Head of Exhibitions at HAM.
Pirkko Siitari has curated several exhibitions of Finnish and international contemporary art, as well as exhibition programmes, including the ARS11 exhibition and Alfredo Jaar’s extensive retrospective at Kiasma, for both of which she served as Executive Curator. She has also worked extensively as a consultant in both Finland and abroad.