KIMMO KOSKELA

HOME Address:
Merimiehenkatu 17 A8
00150 Helsinki
Finland

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KOSKELA ART & MEDIA HOUSE
Merimiehenkatu 23
00150 Helsinki
Finland
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KIMMO KOSKELA


artist, director, photographer, cinematographer, producer



Kimmo Koskela. b. 1960, has operated in cinema, photography, video and media art since the early 1980s.
He has worked with many celebrated Finnish visual art pioneers, such as Eija-Liisa Ahtila and Arno Minkkinen. As one of the leading foundation builders of contemporary Finnish video and media art, Koskela has also been instrumental in advancing media technology applications to stage productions.


Koskela lives and works in Helsinki


Film and Video Projects

MONOLOGUES 1994-2008, 26 x 30min documentary series on Finnish individual intellectuals

-Cinematography, editing and producing. Directing (in collaboration with Kimmo Sarje)

-Work in progress

MINKKINEN PHOTOGRAPHY 2008, 9min galleryloop film

-Directing, cinematography and producing. Shown in Gallery Barry Friedman, New York

A SONG FOR THE LIGHT 2007, 45min music film with the vocal ensemble RAJATON

-Cinematography

-Broadcast in YLE TV1, Finland,

BLIND MOMENT 2005, 27min dance film

-Directing, cinematography and producing. Choreography Harri Kuorelahti

-Co-production with YLE, Finland, represented YLE at the Golden Praque 2005 competition.

KALIKI 2005, 15min dance film

-Cinematography and producing. Director Teemu Maki

SAHARA 2004, 28min dance film

-Directing, cinematography and producing. Choreography Alpo Aaltokoski

-Co-production with YLE, Finland

FAIRY 2004, 27min dance film

-Directing, cinematography and producing. Choreography Jyrki Karttunen

-Co-production with YLE, Finland

TRESHOLDERS 2004, 5 x 25min documentary series on Finnish new media culture

-Directing, cinematography. Producing in collaboration with Minna Tarkka

-Co-production with m-cult, centre for new media culture and YLE Teema, Finland

OPAL-D 2003, 30min dance film

-Directing, cinematography and producing. Choreography Arja Raatikainen

-Co-production with YLE, Finland

WATER STORIES 1999, 45min, creative documentary

-Producing, Editing (Director Harri Larjosto)

-Co-production with YLE, Finland

ASPIRATION FOR AVANT GARDE 1997, 8min,  video tape

-Cinematography, editing and producing. Directing (in collaboration with Kimmo Sarje)

RETRIBUTION TO EARTH 1997, 25min, short film commissioned by The Year of the Dance in Finland 1997

-Cinematography. Editing and directing (in collaboration with R.Pihlasviita)

-Broadcast in FST (Swedish television in Finland)

PEEKABOO I.C.U. 1996, 15min, fictive documentary

-Cinematography, editing and producing. Directing (in collaboration with Ronny Winter).

-Broadcast in YLE, FST

STILL NOT THERE 1996, 52min, creative documentary on the life and work of Arno Rafael Minkkinen

-Cinematography, scripting, directing and producing

-Co-production with YLE, Finland and Gernot Steinweg, Germany, Broadcast in YLE TV1, Finland

-Emmy Award nominee for Finland 1996

-Prize of Honour at the Art Film Triennal in Kalmar, Sweden 1997

-The Silver Key award at the sixth international Art Film Festival in Bratislava, Slovak Republic 1998

ORGASTIC ORANGE 1995, 25min,telecommunication short film

-Cinematography. Scripting, directing, editing and producing (in collaboration with R.Pihlasviita).

-Co-production Gernot Steinweg/KANAL 4 TV, Germany and YLE TV2 and

YLE International Co-Productions and  Kimmo Koskela Ky, Finland

-Broadcast in Germany, KANAL 4 and Finland YLE TV 2 , 1995

-Special prize by the organizers at the Oberhausen shortfilm festival, Germany 1995

-`Prix du cinema de demain at the 5th Mondial de la video in Brussels, Belgium 1995

- Nominee for the Best Performance Special Award at the Banff Television Festival, Canada, 1996

6 PERFORMANCE CLIPS 1994, 6 x3 min, videotapes for FST, Swedish Television in Finland.

-Cinematography. Scripting, directing, editing and producing (in collaboration with Rea Pihlasviita).

-Broadcast in YLE TV2, Finland 1994

PINK NOISE 1992, 29 min, videotape part of the European Video Dance Exhange Project

-Cinematography and producing. Scripting, editing and directing (in collaboration with R.Pihlasviita)

-Broadcast in Germany, Tshekoslovakia, Croatia 1993

-`Grand Prix at The 5th AV biennial in Lahti, Finland 1992

MEIN KAMPF IN MEDIA 1992, 19 min, videotape performance reconstruction utilizing video and TV-media,

-Director Rea Pihlasviita
-Cinematography, editing and producing

-Broadcast by KANAL 4, Germany, 1992 and YLE TV1 Finland 1993

-`Grand Prix at The 5th AV biennial in Lahti, Finland 1992

DINNER WITH ALEXANDRE 1991, 3 min, short film

-Cinematography. Editing and realisation (in collaboration with R.Pihlasviita)

- Broadcast in KANAL 4, Germany, 1992

PATHOLOGICAL INVENTIONS 1991, 10 min, videotape

-Cinematography and producing. Scripting, editing and directing (in collaboration with R.Pihlasviita)

-Broadcast in KANAL 4, Germany, 1991

UGHJAPAM 1990, 25min, videotape for  the National Museum Conference, Finland.

-Cinematography, scripting, directing and producing.

I´M A SPRING 1990, 15min, videotape, directing Pekka Kantonen.

-Cinematography, editing and producing. -Broadcast in YLE TV 1, Finland

VIDEO XII-I 1990, 5x20 min, dance videotape photographed in France.

-Cinematography and producing. Scripting, editing and directing (in collaboration with R.Pihlasviita)

THE SON OF PLATON 1989, 35min, short film

-Cinematography, editing and producing. (Director Eija-Liisa Ahtiala and Maria Ruotsala)


Media Art and Installations


SELFPORTRAIT 2008, dvd, 12 B&W monitors.

-Concept and realisation.

BULLFINCH 2008, videoinstallation, BlueRay disc, HDprojektor.

-Concept and realisation.

MONOLOGUES 1998-2003, ten monitors installation, interactive installation

-Cinematography, editing and producing. Directing (in collaboration with Kimmo Sarje)

-Opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma in Helsinki, Finland
-2003, six monitors installation, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland

ASPIRATION FOR AVANT GARDE 1999, dvd, 16 B&W monitors

-Cinematography, editing and producing. Directing (in collaboration with Kimmo Sarje)

TALKING PAINTING 1994, telematic interactive installation

-Concept. Realisation (in collaboration R.Pihlasviita)

-1st triennial of Finnish Contemporary Art, Arthall Helsinki, Finland 1994

-ISEA 94, International Symposium on Electronic Arts, 1994

INTERACTIVE SKI JUMP 1992, Finnish Pavillon, The world EXPO, Sevilla, Spain

-Concept, realisation and producing

STRATUM 1989, 15min, video / multivision

-Scripting and directing (in collaboration with Marikki Hakola)

-Opening of the Cultural Center in Espoo, Finland

SNAKE 1987, 6min, multivision, nine projectors / audiovisual performance.

-Concept and realisation. Directing (in collaboration with Marikki Hakola)

INSECT 1986, videotape installation, non stop

-Concept and realisation.

SILENCE 1985, 6min, multivision, four projectors

-Concept and realisation

CLEAN CANVAS 1984, 20min, multivision commissioned by The Helsinki Art Museum

-Scripting and directing (in collaboration with Saila Puranen)

ABSTRACTIONS 1983, multivision, eight projectors

-Concept and realisation


Live Performances


OPAL-D 2000, 50min, dance, media art performance

-Media art realisation, producing. (Choreography Arja Raatikainen)
-Co-production with Information centre for dance and Nomadi productions

            -Performances: Premier 18.2.2000: Bagnolet Festival, Stoa, Finland

-Posthof, Linz, Austria 2001

-Louhi Hall, Espoo, Finland 2002

-Victoria Theatre, Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore 2002

-Trafo House of the Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary 2002

-Nordic Scene, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bryssels, Belgium 2002

-Erholungshaus, Leverkusen, Germany 2003

-Full Moon festival, Pyhäjärvi, Finland 2003

CYBER CUBE 1996, 30 min, live media performance in a cube.

-Cinematography. Editing and realisation (in collaboration with R.Pihlasviita)

- Live interactive videophone connection to the Medienkunsttage in Mainz, Germany
-Premier at the Kuopio Art Museum

RED 3.0 1995, 50min, stage media performance

-Realisation (in collaboration with Rea Pihlasviita). -Premiere at the Helsinki Festival, Helsinki City Theatre 1995

RED 1993, 55min, dance-media performance

-Consept, realisation and directing (in collaboration with Rea Pihlasviita).

-Premier in February 1993 in Theatre des Amandiers,Paris

-Performances in: Kuopio Dance and Music Festival, Finland 1993 / The opening of the Theater Academy, light and sound department, Tampere Finland1993 / Euro Szene Leipzig Festival, Germany 1993

MEIN KAMPF 1991, 45 min, 12 projectors multivision, audiovisual dance performance, directing Rea Pihlasviita.

-Photography, programming.

-Performances in Porvoo and Helsinki in Finland and Paris, Institute Finlandais, France 1993

4 bis PATHOLOGICAL INVENTIONS 1991, 55 min, dance and media performance

-Consept, realisation and directing (in collaboration R.Pihlasviita)

-Performanced in: Premier in Helsinki / Dancin´ Visuals Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1991 / `Finnice`, mois de la photographie, Nice, France, 1991 / International Video Festival, Aarhus, Denmark, 1991 / Porvoo, Finland, 1991 / Theatre des Amandiers, Place a la dance contemporaine a Paris festival, France,1992 /
`150 years of Photography, Finland 1992

4 bis 1990, 40 min, audiovisual dance performance, performed in AV- biennial, Lahti, Finland 1990.

-Consept and realisation and directing (in collaboration R.Pihlasviita)

UNA PALLA DI FERRO 1990, 20 min, media and dance performance ordered by the

National Art Museum conference

-Consept and realisation and directing (in collaboration P.Pihlasviita)

-Performed in Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finland 1990

CIRCU 1990, 50 min, multimedia dance performance.

-Consept and realisation and directing (in collaboration R.Pihlasviita).

-Performed in Lahti, Kuopio and Helsinki, Finland 1990

ROPE 1989, 9 min, videotape / performance.

-Consept and realisation. -Billnäs art exhibition, Finland 1989

MOTHER MURDERER 1988, 50min, video for a theatre performance by Outi Nyytaja directed by Seppo Wahlgren.

-Cinematography, editing and producing.

-Performances in The Little Theater, Lahti, Finland


Solo photography exhibitions


Gallery Jankowsky, Kajaani, Finland            1994

Lola Gassin Gallery, Nice,  France            1991

Staffas Art Gallery, Porvoo, Finland            1990

Nykyaika Photo Gallery, Tampere, Helsinki, Finland            1990

Pecsi Art Gallery, Pécs, Hungary            1987

Fotogram Photo Gallery, Jyväskylä, Finland            1986

Bronda Art Gallery, Helsinki, Finland            1986

Harjukatu 40 Art Gallery, Lahti, Finland            1985, -88

WB Photo Gallery, Kuopio, Finland            1985


Main Group Shows


MINKKINEN PHOTOGRAPHY, Gallery Barry Friedman, New York            2008

Aspiration for Avant Garde, with Kimmo Sarje, Pori Art Museum            2003

Aspiration for Avant Garde, with Kimmo Sarje, Gallery Kennetti            1999

This side of the ocean, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art            1998

ISEA, International Symposium of Electronic Arts, Helsinki, Finland            1994

First triennial of Finnish Art, Arthall, Helsinki, Finland                    1994

Nordic Light, photography exhibition touring world wide            1993 - 95

Finnice, mois de la photographie, Nice, France            1991

Titanic, Art Gallery, Turku, Helsinki            1991

16 Photographers, Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland            1990

Billnäs Art Exhibition by Muu ry, Billnäs, Finland            1989

Kodak European Award, Arles, France            1988

International Poster Biennal, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finland                    1987

Finnish photographers, Düsseldorf, Germany            1986

Where, Finnish Photography 1942-86, Arthall, Helsinki, Finland            1986

Young Photography, Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland            1985

7 Young Artists, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finland            1985

By The River, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland            1984

Young Finnish Photography, Iisalmi, Finland            1983


Works in Museums and Collections


Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland

Aine Art Museum, Kemi, Finland
Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

The Finnish Museum for Photography, Helsinki, Finland


Awards


“Best multimedia in Finland” competition, 1st price
for CD-rom “Blob Job”.
Cinematographer1998

The Silver Key award at the 6th international Art Film Festival
in Bratislava, Slovak Republic for “Still Not There”. Director1998

Prize of Honour at the Art Film Triennal in Kalmar, Sweden
for
“Still Not There”. Director1997

Don Huonot, “Rock video of the year”. Cinematographer           1997

Apocalyptica, “The unforgiven”, “Music video of the year”. Cinematographer1996
Annual Prize for Personal Achievement in the Arts,

Regional Council of the Helsinki Area, Finland1995

Prix du cinema de demain at the 5th  Mondial de la video in Brussels,
Belgium  for
“Orgastic Orange”. Director1995

Special prize by the organizers at the Oberhausen
shortfilm festival

for
“Orgastic Orange”, Germany. Director1995

Grand Prix at The 5th AV biennial in Lahti, Finland
for
”Pink Noise” and Mein Kampf in Media. Director1992

Lion d'or prize for Arno Minkkinen exhibition Pori/Paris
poster at the Rencontres d'Arles. Designer1986

State Award of Finland for Photography1983


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