Since 2011, Outi has led the service, strategic direction and organisational objectives of the New Asgate Gallery as the educational charity and has extensive experience in the sector. Before joining the team at the New Ashgate Gallery, she worked as the Head of Exhibitions at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berkshire.
Outi was awarded a PhD from the University of Reading and she has also lectured and worked for Richmond American International University in London, Birkbeck College, the University of London, the University of Reading and the Randolph Macon Woman's College, Reading. She is a steering committee member of the Museums and Exhibitions Group and the Association for Art History (AAH), that creates dialogue between academics and arts professionals.
Outi's professional specialisms also include gallery management and mentoring emerging talent. She also has academic expertise and a proven track record of curating and facilitating participation, for example in Rules and Regs live art residences and the ACE funded, touring At Play exhibition series (with Cally Trench), re-creating a sense of what it is like to be a child at play.
Outi is the editor of three art books: 'Conspiracy Dwellings: Surveillance in Contemporary Art' (with Pam Skelton), 'Performativity in the Gallery: Staging Interactive Encounters' (with Laura MacCulloch & Marika Leino) and 'Crossing Borders: Translation and Nostalgia in Contemporary Art' (with Ming Turner).