Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture has given the AVEK award to
artist-curator Juha Huuskonen. The award for media art and currently worth EUR
15,000, was given at the season opening of AVEK in Media Centre Lume.
The AVEK award was presented for the sixth time. Helsinki-based Juha Huuskonen
(1974) is not only a media artist, but also a producer and curator of media art
events. He is a founding member and the first chair of the katastro.fi
organization founded in 1998. In 2000, Huuskonen was one of the founders
of Avanto, a festival for experimental music and film, and between 2002 and 2003
he developed Nordic media art residence opportunities together with NIFCA.