Denise Ziegler

Tutkijatohtori, K/Taiteellinen tutkimus


Denise Ziegler is a Helsinki based visual artist and researcher of public space.  Doctorate at Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki (DFA 2010). Theses title: Features of the Poetic – The Mimetic Practice of the Visual Artist. 

I question the concepts of urban space and public art.Instead of interrogating people and involving them in the process, the interventions put questions directly to public infrastructure, to walls, fences, buildings and pedestrian ways. In a post-Beuysian vein, an artist workshop is extended to public space in order to work with its mechanisms and possibilities. D.Z.

Tutkimus ja julkaisut

Interventio kaupunkitilaan /Intervention to Urban Space – ExperimentalIntervention as a Tool For Artistic Research and Education, Anna Jensen, Taina Rajanti, Denise              Ziegler, suom aj engl. (Aalto ARTS Books, Finland, 2018) ISBN 978-952-60-7792-5


Artistic Research – Continuous PrototypeArticle in finnish in the journal Tiede & Edistys 4/2017, Tero Heikkinen, Petri Kaverma, Denise Ziegler. 2018


A Cinematographic Fence and Ornamental Oars – Experiencing the Sublime in Structures of Urban Public Space,article in the electronical journalApproaching Religion Volume 6/ 2 (December 2016) article: (12.2.2019)



A City Never Lies – Situational irony and the political impact of public urban space

Ruukku – published in artistic research -journal


A City Never Lies – Situational irony as a key to address public urban space,Denise Ziegler, published in: Research in Arts – Irony, Critique and Assimilation of the Methods (edited. José Quaresma, Alys Longley, Fernando Rosa Dias, Auckland, New Zealand, 2015)


Poeettisen piirteistä – kuvataiteilijan mimeettinen työskentelytapa, D.Ziegler, Kuvataideakatemia, 2010


Features of the Poetic  – The Mimetic Method of the Visual Artist, D. Ziegler, Kuvataideakatemia, 2010


Nyren & Pyramiden, D.Ziegler / Mikko Maasalo / Peter Holmgård, omakustanne, Helsinki, 2007

Runokartta, saatteeksi julkiseen teokseen Epigrammeja Helsingin kaupungin Jalankulkijoille(1999) Opaskartta tulkitsee suomen kieleen pohjautuvat teokset viidellä eri kielellä, omakustanne, Helsinki 1999 

MUISTAMISEN ARVOISTA, D. Ziegler / S. Sprenger, omakustanne, Helsinki, 1999

public art
public space
conceptual art
image and text
artistic research
experimental intervention