Kaisu Koivisto

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Uutta / News 2019-2020
Afrikanda - havaintoja koneista ja laiteista / - On Machines and Devices. Turun taidehalli, Turku, Finland 2019
Location/Dislocation. Between remembering and forgetting. Art Station Dubulti, Jūrmala, Latvia 2019
Topophilia. Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery, Whitehorse, Canada 2019
Capriccio. Gallen-Kallela Museo, Espoo, Finland 2018
Nuuk, Greenland, 2018
Maisema riisinjyvässä / Landscape on a Rice Grain 2018
Der lieben Mutter [volkskunst] Axel Obiger, Berlin
Viterbo - Miltä keskiaika näyttää nyt?
Porvoo Triennial, Porvoo
A Clear Day. Nääs slott, Lerum, Sweden
Hiilisatu / Coal Fairy Tale. Galleria Orton, Helsinki 2017
Teoksia myytävänä / Works available
Ultramarin. Bortom Havet / Beyond the Sea. Gocart Gallery, Visby, Sweden.
Jossain muualla / Elsewhere. Kirja / book
Jossain muualla / Elsewhere. Galleria AMA, Helsinki 2015
Piirrän kartat uudelleen / Drawing Maps Anew. 2015
Think : North
The End of The End
Northern Soul: Landscapes of Longing
Liquid Spaces. Linnagalerii, Pärnu, Estonia 2015
Environmental Art in Fall, Söndre land, Norway, 2014
Kesä / Summer 2014
Maiseman kaipuu / Longing for a Landscape. Galleria Harmaja, Oulu; P-galleria, Pori
Techno Nature. Schuebbe Projects, Düsseldorf 2013
The Arctic Circle 2013
Intersezioni / Intersections. Claudia Peill and Kaisu Koivisto. Rome, 2013
Kesä / Summer 2013
Äänekäs hiljaisuus / Loud Silence. Vaasa 2013
Äänekäs hiljaisuus / Loud Silence. Turku, 2012
Perfect Circle. 2-channel video installation, 2011
Rakennettu, unohdettu / Built, abandoned
Urban and Forest 2011-12
Kesä / Summer 2011
Tasavallan presidentin kutsunäyttely Kultarannassa 14.6.–28.8.2011 / The President of Finland’s Invitational Exhibition at Kultaranta
Toisessa valossa / In a Different Light. Forum Box, Helsinki 2011
Hurmiollisessa tilassa, tanssiteos / In an Enchanted State
Bambiesque - Monsters and Cuties
Jalostettu laji / Cultivated Species. Tampere 2010
Index 2010
Mansikkapaikka / Strawberry Patch, Turku 2010
Richtung Norden. MAERZ, Linz
Changelings, 2009-2012
mURBAN. Artborg, Sipoo 2009
Turku Biennial 2009
Vaihdokkaita. Galleria Harmaja, Oulu 2009
Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki 2009
Työhuoneella / At the studio 2009
Observatorio / Observatory
Vaihdokkaat 2007 - 2009
Sisäkuvia / Interiors, 2007
Pintapyydyksiä / Surface Traps. Galleria Heino, Helsinki 2006
Mid-Career Retrospective, New York City, 2004
New Yorkin lehmät: lajin palauttaminen / Cows in NYC: Reintroducing the Species, 2000
Rakenteita / Structures
Tilateoksia / Installations
Piirtämisestä / On Drawings
Arkisto 1 / Archive 1 2006 - 2009
Arkisto 2 / Archive 2, 1993-99
Arkisto 3 / Archive 3, 2000-05

Techno Nature. Schuebbe Projects, Düsseldorf 2013

Kaisu Koivisto: Techno Nature. Schuebbe Projects, Düsseldorf, November 15 -December 31 2013 Neubrückstraße 6 40213 Düsseldorf Germany

Steel, leather, cloth, glass; 2012
57 x 41 x 22 cm

“In my work I investigate the intersections of nature and culture and the modes in which mankind harnesses and exploits - or attempts to control - natural phenomena. I build installations of animal-like creatures made of steel and salvaged leather and ask: how do we look at animals and nature? What is nature? How is the impact of human activity visible in the environment?

The combination of natural phenomena and technologies is an ongoing subject of exploration for me. I am inspired by the rough wilderness of the North as well as by the signs of human activity in the environment. The places in which I live and travel are the often the starting points for my works.

My work tell more about people than nature: about the commodification of nature, production of raw materials, imagery in advertising, the symbolical and allegorical aspects of natural phenomena, above all animals. The roots of my work are in the culture of zoos, science fiction and the idea of hybrid creatures, wunderkammers, fairy tales, and the realm of domesticated and pet animals.

My artistic practice traverses sculptural elements and objects as well as photography,drawing and video. I am interested in an ambivalent aesthetic, the simultaneity of

attractiveness and repulsiveness, the synthetic and the organic, stark geometry and the ornamental.” Kaisu Koivisto

The Wild North I (Svalbard), 2013
Lambda print/silisec
60 x 90 cm

The Wild North III (Svalbard), 2013
Lambda print/silisec
60 x 90 cm

The Wild North II (Svalbard), 2013
Lambda print/silisec
2 parts, each 60 x 90 cm

Target I
Electro-zinc plated steel, carbon fiber, plastic, glass; 2013
115 x 80 x 85cm

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