Mika Elo is professor in artistic research at the University of the Arts Helsinki. His research interests include theory of photographic media, philosophical media theory, and artistic research. He is participating in discussions in these areas in the capacity of curator, visual artist and researcher. In 2009-2011 he worked in the research project (figuresoftouch.com). In 2012-2013 he co-curated the Finnish exhibition Falling Trees at the Biennale Arte 2013 in Venice.