Aura Seikkula (1977) is an independent curator and researcher based in Stockholm. She is a Doctoral candidate in cultural policy at the University of Jyväskylä. Current and recent projects include KOPIOITU a residency and exhibition program with Komplot Brussels and SIC Helsinki (2013); Show Your Sisu TV parody and performance event at the Baltic Circle Theater Festival (2012); the 6th Momentum Biennial Imagine Being Here Now, Moss Norway (2011); J.D. Okhai Ojeikere: Moments of Beauty survey exhibition for the Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos and ARS 11 Kiasma Helsinki (2011); Nordic Art Today, Loft Project Etagi, St Petersburg Russia (2011); Urban Studies event series and residency program in Shanghai (2010-2011); On Independence and the Ambivalence of Promise residency and exhibition program, Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos (2010).
Seikkula has worked in curatorial positions at the Künstlerhaus Bethaninen, Berlin; NIFCA Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art and the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. Additionally, she has acted as guest curator and curatorial advisor in various organizations including CCA,Lagos, santralistanbul, the European Economic and Social Committee and European Peace Museum. She is the co-founder of SKY Finnish Society for Curators, member of the board of the National Council of Media Art and the Society for Cultural Policy Research.