Jonna Kina (b. 1984, Finland) is a multidisciplinary artist who works with variety of media, including films, installations, photographs, sculptures, sounds, texts and publications. Her works are conceptual and structural in terms of method. Kina has developed an artistic practice that is focused on investigation. She exhibits her findings with a poetic yet objective and open visual language that activates the viewer, challenging them think critically about what they are being presented with. Her works holds further complexity in its use of artifice to search new perspectives and meanings. Kina reveals, manipulates, and disturbs systems that would otherwise be hidden by the finesse and craftsmanship inherent to the finished product, so that such products may be revaluated.
Kina graduated from the Finnish Academy of Arts and from Aalto University, School of Arts, department of photography. She has also studied in the School of Visual Arts, New York and in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. Kina’s works has been widely presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions, such as Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Beaconsfield Gallery, London; Galleria delle Carrozze di Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence; Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg; Kunsthalle, Helsinki; Museo Amparo, Puebla; Helsinki Art Museum; Sala Alcalá 31, Madrid; Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki.
Kina has recently being awarded Below Zero Finnish Art Prize and her film “Arr. for a Scene” was selected by Nordisk Panorama as the “Best Nordic Short Film”. Also she was nominated for the VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize. Kina’s works are represented in collections of such as Musée de l’Elysée, Fundación RAC – Foundation of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki City Art Museum, Saastamoinen Foundation, City of Levallois, France, Finnish Museum of Photography among others.