Kaisu Koivisto is a visual artist, MFA, based in Helsinki. Her interests are deeply rooted in the North, its landscapes and political dimensions.
Kaisu Koivisto has begun a new multidisciplinary project New Nuuk in April 2018, focusing on the urbanization of Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. The city is changing rapidly, with new suburbs being built amid the barren and majestic landscape. Why is Nuuk experiencing such a change? Many remote, small villages do not offer a means of living any more. New investments regarding the use of natural resources attract people. It is estimated that also tourism will increase.
In her works Kaisu Koivisto incorporates installations, photography, sculptures and video. The thematic focus of her artistic practice is rooted in the notions of place, history and landscape, and in the different ways in which environments are represented, commodified, and stereotyped
Kaisu Koivisto´s work have been shown for instance in the following institutions: Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen, Rome; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; PS 1, New York; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki; Pori Art Museum, Pori.