Jonna Kina’s (b.1984) works often lies at the junction of sound, language and image. Working with various mediums including film, video, sculpture, installation, text and sound, Kina holds further complexity in her use of artifice to search for new perspectives and meaning. She exhibits her findings with the value of the fictional viewpoints in non-fictional investigations and the knowledge that these may help us to develop a better understanding of the world around us.
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 recently shown at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum; Galleria delle Carrozze di Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence; Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg; Espoo Modern Art Museum EMMA and most recently at the Kumu Art Museum in Talinn and Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere. Kina has recently being awarded Finnish Art Prize “Below Zero” (2018) and her film “Arr. for a Scene” was selected as the “Best Nordic Short Film” by Nordisk Panorama Film Festival (2017). Also she was shortlisted for the VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize in Italy (2017). Next her works will be featured in her solo exhibition “Objects and Sounds” at the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome curated by Manuela Pacella.
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.