Hanna Johansson has academic management experience through her position as the vice dean in charge of teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts. She is widely familiar with the field of contemporary art, and she has studied the relationship between the Finnish contemporary art and ecology as well as the role of non-human agencies in contemporary art. Johansson is interested in the possibilities that art has in introducing a new kind of thinking and in contributing to the creation of the reality.
Johansson is the vice chair of the board of the Pro Arte Foundation, which oversees IHME Helsinki’s operations, and a member of the Administrative Council of the Uusimaa Regional Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Johansson has a Doctor of Philosophy degree, and she is also a docent in art history at the University of Helsinki.
Hanna Johansson is the dean of the Academy of Fine Arts from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2025.