Henna Paunu is a chief curator of the Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA), Finland. Apart from her work at the museum, Paunu curates public art, works as a critic, writer and part-time teacher of art history at the Aalto University in Helsinki. She is also a board member at Frame Contemporary Art Finland. In her curatorial work, Paunu explores the relation of contemporary art to environmental and social phenomena.
While in St. Petersburg, Paunu planed to build new relationships with the local art community that could potentially result in future collaborations with art professionals. During her stay, Paunu gave a talk about public art projects and commission works in Espoo, Finland.