Jaana Kokko


s. 1972, Joensuu
Kuva- ja Mediataiteilija
Asuinpaikka: Helsinki


Oma esittely

Jaana Kokko is a Helsinki based visual artist with a background in arts and economics. She works primarily with video, but also in the fields of photography, text and drawing. Her works revolve around the subjects of language, representation and alienation. In her practice Kokko is often interested in polylog; how our world consists of different individuals and their interpretations of reality in a historical context.

Since 2012 Kokko is working on her practice-based dissertation in political and social arts ”Contemporary Art as a Form of Worldalization – understaning political and social dynamics” and has been inspired by Hannah Arendt.

She has had solo exhibitions f.ex. at the Joensuu Art Museum (2017), Center for Contemporary Art 'Optica', Montréal (2016,2010), University galleries in Rovaniemi, Finland and Tartu, Estonia (2015), Aboa Vetus Ars Nova in Turku (2014), Organ Kritische Kunst in Berlin (2014), Finnish Institute, Stockholm (2015), Pori Art Museum (2013), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2012).

She has participated to curated group exhibitions f.ex. at the CCA Derry-Londonderry in North-Ireland (2018), Valga Museum (2018) and Tallinn Art Hall (2016), Estonia and Helsinki Art Hall (2015, 2012)