Kristiina Koskentola

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parracide (murder of a parent), 2001 Installation With Jumpsuits And Human Hair © Kristiina Koskentola
Substances, 2009 © Galerie Lumen Travo
Ludra , 2008 © Galerie Lumen Travo
risti (cross), 2006 © Kristiina Koskentola
Equilibrium , 2010 © Galerie Lumen Travo
Substances , 2009 © Galerie Lumen Travo
neogin, 2006 Canvas/ Pillow Like Objects, Covered With Human Hair © Kristiina Koskentola
resurrection, 2007 Installation Sand Rubbed Table Frame, Plastic And Horse Hair © Kristiina Koskentola
Olfactoric Memory , 2007 Public Intervention © Kristiina Koskentola
About Food / Loathing, 2008 Silver Gelatin Print © Kristiina Koskentola
About Food / Loathing, 2008 © Kristiina Koskentola
Rite , 2008 Gelatin Silver Prints 95 X 120 Cm © Kristiina Koskentola
Untitled: Juxtaposition , 2009 © Kristiina Koskentola
Urbanization Gargoyles , 2010 © Kristiina Koskentola
the shop , 2006 Public Intervention Midhat Basha Street, Damascus © Kristiina Koskentola
© Courtesy of the Artist and Lumen Travo
Blackballing, 2013 © Courtesy of the Artist and Lumen Travo
© Courtesy of the Artist and Lumen Travo
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Kristiina Koskentola

Born 1967 in Finland


2005 – 2007 Dutch Art Institute, M.F.A. In Practice and Research Enschede, The
1995 - 2000 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, B.F.A. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Solo exhibitions (selection):

2011- 2012

Zhujiajiao’ Zendai Moma, Zhujiajiao, China (Solo)


‘Dialogue with the Flows’ Three Shadows Photography Art Center,


“Body Language ’ Gallery Lumen Travo, Amsterdam
Meschac Gaba, Ni Haifeng, Monail Meher, inrahim Quraishi, Otobong
Nkangam Rini Hurkmans, Margret Wibmer


‘Tangible Spiritualities’ XAFA Art Museum, Digital Art Weeks, Xi An ,China Curated by Arthur Clay
‘Urbanization Gargoyles’ CCD 300 Beijing, China (Solo)
Art Beijing 2010’ Delegation of the European Union (EU) to China, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


4th Biennial of Conceptual Art ‘Aluminum’ Baku, Azerbaijan
July ‘Gobi’ Gallery Hippolyte Helsinki (Solo)


‘Traverse Condition’ co-project with Nan Hao Gallery Sign in
collaboration with, Groninger Museum ‘Go China’, Groningen, The Netherlands (Solo)
‘Suomi Art Fair’, MUU RY, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
‘Intrude:Art&Life’ Shanghai Zendai MoMa, Shanghai, China
With oa Wenda Gu, Wang Jianwei, Yang Fudong, Xu Zhen, Qui Zhijie
‘Critical Mass’ Huang Yan Contemporary Art Center (HYCAC), Beijing,
China Organized by The:Artist:Network New York
‘Search and Research’ (solo) Imagine Gallery Studio, Beijing China


‘Here as the Center of the World’, Villa de Bank, Enschede, The Netherlands Curator James Becket
‘Olfactoric Memory’ (Solo) Wg terrain, Gate building, Amsterdam


‘Brains Unlimited’ Museum De Lakenhal, Scheltema, Leiden, The Netherlands
‘KlankLangWelle’ Gasometer, D.A.I.R.O (Dutch Art Institute
RadioOrcherstra , Tonic Train and Xentos and John Buther, soundperformance, Oberhausen, Germany
‘Here as the Centre of the World’, public intervention at the Midhat
Bashat street and presentation at NIASD ( The Netherlands Institute
for academic studies ), Damascus, Syria
De Kunstvlaai 06, Inhalexhale, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Curators Irina Birger and Katja Sokolova
‘Some Body’ Gallery Link, Dusseldorf (Solo)
‘Hole in the brain’, presentation at the symposium of the Dr.G.J.Hoytema
Foundation, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands


‘Body Mapping and Big Mouth Radio Beam’ (Bimrab) Planet Art, Enschede, The Netherlands
‘Body Mapping and Big Mouth Radio Beaming (Bimrab), Gallery W 139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In collaboration with artists Felix Kubin and Sasker Scheerder, and a live broadcast at cultural broadcaster Resonance FM, London
‘Innerbeat’, De Veemvloer, Amsterdam
With Fanni Futterknecht Benoit Goupy, Alexandra Roozen en Krzysztof Wegiel.


2011-2012 Residency Zendai Moma Zhujiajiao, China
2010-2011 ‘in Dialogue with the Flows’ publication with contributions by Mika Hannula , Ni Haifeng and the artist
2009 ‘Trans-Actions- On Kristiina Koskentola-‘ Publication: artists book/ theoretical publication on the works in China and Mongolia
With essays by Carol Yinghua Lu, Mika Hannula, Ruben de la Nuez,Marjolein Schaap
Published by the artist in collaboration with 1000&1 Publishers
2007-8 Artist in Residence, Imagine Gallery, Beijing
2007 ‘Cutting’ Performance video project in Gobi desert, Mongolia
2007 ‘Beautiful City’ Skulptur Project Munster. Participation (as an actor) to the project of Maria Pask
2007 ‘Essential Import Export Project’ research project on global cooking with Meiyu Tao
2007 “Things Happen in Liminal Zones”, project in co-operation with The Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Armenia and Azerbaijan
2006 ‘Here as the center of the world’, Trans-national artistic research project in Damascus.
2006 ‘Writing Space’ project by Ansuya Blom
2006 ‘Hole In The brain’ Joint project by Dutch Art Institute, Rebecca Sakoun and Florian and the Dr.G.J.Hoytema Foundation. Mouth Radio Beaming’
In collaboration with artists Felix Kubin and Sasker Scheerder, and a live radio broadcast at cultural broadcaster Resonance FM, London.
2004- 2005 Co-organiser exhibition ‘Innerbeat’
Artist Talks / Lectures/ Teaching
2011 ‘Dialogue with the Flows’ Three Shadows Photography Art Center Beijing
2010 ‘Reactions and Transformations’ Himalays Art Museum (Former Zendai MOMa) Shanghai


‘Crossover Interventions- Intervening Hutong’ Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing

Lecture and workshop

2009 ‘Substances’ 4th Baku Biennial of Contemporary Art,

Texts (selection):

2010 China Art Weekly 10th July 2010
World Art Magazine July 2010
News Reports 3rd July 2010 'Xi'an International Digital Art Weeks opens today'
Shanxi TV station, Xi'an TV station and Xinjiang TV station
‘Tangible Spiritualities’ Catalogue
‘Art Beijing Kick-Off 2010’ by Mo Leng, Global Times Beijing,
Shanghai Times, Peoples Daily 28/04/10
Art Beijing, 2010, Catalogue
4th Baku Biennial of Conceptual Art, Catalogue
2009 Publication Trans-Actions – On Kristiina Koskentola
With contributions by Carol Yinghua Lu, Mika Hannula, Ruben de la Nuez and Marjolein
Published by the artist in collaboration with 1000&1 Publishers in Amsterdam
2008 “Isänmaastamuuttajat’ Taidelehti 4/2008 ,Interview by Riiko Sakkinen,
2008 ‘Intrude Art&Life’, Catalogue
2008 ‘Critical Mass’ Catalogue
2007 ‘Lo abyecto; Enunciation y renunciation’ Art Notes 17/07 Ruben de la Nuez
2007 ‘On-Site Networking’ Metropolis M No 3 2007, Ilse van de Rijn
2007 ‘Meeting with Kristiina Koskentola’ Otobong Nkanga
2007 ‘Leftovers- Or Kristeva in Koskentola’ Ruben de la Nuez
2006 ‘Brains Unlimeted’ Museum De Lakenhal Catalogue
2005 Mark Kremer, article about ‘Innerbeat

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