Gallery TAIK’s curator, Timothy Persons, is the Director of Professional Studies Program at the Aalto University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland. Moreover Persons is the principle architect and leader of the Helsinki School.
Along with his position at the Aalto University of Art and Design Helsinki, he is also the artistic adviser of VIPS (Video Photography Stockholm), in Kulturhuset, Sweden, a senior adviser to the Borås Art Museum, Sweden. He is a member of the selection committee of Paris Photo, senior curatorial adviser of The Royal Library, The National Museum of Photography Copenhagen, Denmark, and has been the senior curatorial adviser of KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland (2008-2010).
In addition to his duties as curator, he has lectured at numerous universities in the United States and Europe. He was involved with the Beaux – arts de Paris and Freie Universität Berlin, summer school program and is currently lecturing worldwide. He has created a wide range of projects that have taken him around the world, including Central America, Africa and the Middle East.
Persons moved to Finland in 1982, and has lived and worked between Berlin and Helsinki since 2010.