In her recent work Kristiina Koskentola explores modes of knowledge production, polyvocal subjectivity, and agency of multiple co-actors (human and nonhuman), often through “peripheral”, spiritual, or forgotten ecologies, different temporalities and geographies. Her research-based, multi-disciplinary practice spans across various media including video, installation, interactive performative (cooking) projects, publications, and lectures. Her work is in close connection to posthuman/post anthropocentric discourse. Transcultural and monistic perspectives, coexistence, and human relationships with our co-beings and surroundings are at the core of her practice. Often engaged in collaborations she asks how an artist can mediate and propose more inclusive relations, inclusivity and alternative perspectives among the complexities of entanglements, fragilities, and human failure unfolding between immediate, global, and cosmic processes.
Finnish born Kristiina Koskentola earned her PhD in 2017 from the University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Arts. Currently, she divides her time between Amsterdam, Helsinki, and Beijing, where she has overwintered for over a decade.
Koskentola has exhibited, conducted talks, screenings, lectures, and workshops in diverse venues and contexts including Three Shadows Photography Art Center in Beijing, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, Zendai MoMA Shanghai, Skaftfel Centre for Visual Arts, Iceland, MACBA Barcelona, Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Bio Art Society Helsinki, Sonic Acts Academy, University of Amsterdam, Goethe-Institut Beijing, Museum De Lakenhal/Scheltema, Leiden, Charlois Speciaal, Rotterdam, Huangbian Station, Times Museum Guangzhou, University of Amsterdam, 4th Baku Biennial of Conceptual Art in Azerbaijan, Central Academy Beijing, Finnish Academy of Art Helsinki, University of the Arts London, University of New Hampshire, Dutch Art Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Himalaya’ s Art Museum Shanghai, General Public Berlin, and Dushanbe Art Ground,Tajikistan.
In 2019 and 2020, she contributed to Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s Rehearsing Hospitalities program.
In 2021, she participated in Macao Biennial, curated by Qiu Zhijie.
Her works can be found in important collections at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, and Kone Foundation, among others. Her work is presented by Lumen Travo Gallery and Lima Media Art, Amsterdam.