Jaana-Kristiina Alakoski


Jaana-Kristiina Alakoski is an artist born in Malmö,

Sweden. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine

Art from Central Saint Martins in London, currently

based between Sweden and the UK. Alakoski’s practice

revolves around performance, and how performance

as a medium intersects with lived experience.

Her research is concerned with everyday practices

that are aristic and expressed outside of an insitutionalised

or commercial framing of art.



Art as a vehicle for subversive imagination is the idea at

the centre of my work. Being moved by a polemic relationship

to the audience, I have always worked with performance

and performance in image. The communication

that arises in the performer/audience meeting fascinates

me, and I use its affinity to everyday interaction to create

intimacy and exchange. Methodologically, a sway towards

play, participation, popular culture, and the imaginary

worlds of fantasy underbuild my processes and inform

my imagery. Throughout my process I am walking a

thin line; ricocheting between an excessive need of control

– expressing itself in exploration of rules for play and

interaction – and a longing for explosion, collision and