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Kristina Junttila

Kristina Junttila (b. 1977) is a Norwegian/Finnish artist working in the field of Live Art. She constructs events and performances where modes of participation might occur in sites such as a hairdressers, old folks home, lecture roos or in the more traditional black boxes and gallery spaces. She acts as a performer, collaborator, director, writer and teacher.

Her works can take form as an exercise, conceptual art piece, full length performance, intimate meeting or as a relational event. She plays with established conventions, often being naive and minimalistic, using documentary, but also evoking imagination.

Kristina has been involved in the artistic leadership of Ferske Scener since 2012. In Ferske Scener she has made and contributed to Who is Finnish?, The Northeast passion and the documentary in Requiem for a pig.

Junttila has studied theatre, visual arts, critical theory and pedagogy in Copenhagen, Tromsø, Darlington, Turku and Helsinki. She holds a BA degree in Applied Theatre from Turku Arts Academy and a MA degree in Performance Art and Theory from the Theatre Academy in Helsinki, the highest education for theatre in Finland. Kristina is now an affiliate PhD student at the Art Academy in Tromsø.