By unveiling and deconstructing forms and methods, Jonna Kina’s works suggest complex questions dealing with a diverse range of topics: the trans-sensory power of sound; the relations and exchanges between artifice and reality; the mechanisms of translation; the relationship between the viewer and the artwork.
Jonna Kina (b. 1984) 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 international exhibitions and festivals, such as Berlinale Forum Expanded; Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia; Tokyo Photographic Art Museum; Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Moscow Biennale for Young Art. Her film Arr. for a Scene was awarded Best Nordic Short Film (2017) by Nordisk Panorama. She was shortlisted for the VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize in Florence (2017) and was the winner of the VIDS Media Art Prize by Lappeenranta Art Museum (2021).