Leena Kangaskoski (b. 1982) is currently living and working in Helsinki, Finland. She makes kinetic installations and sculptures from a variety of media. Her work is an attempt to look closely at the points in which something becomes something else. She is interested in the mythical multi-species character Chimera becoming a reality through scientific research. She tries to find everyday understandings of quantum physics and she has long been looking for the border between the body and the mind.

Leena is a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art London, and a Bachelor from University of the Arts, London College of Communication and University of Art & Design Helsinki. Her work has been shown in galleries, theatres and festivals in Helsinki, London, Berlin, Stockholm and Vancouver BC. She is a member of Association of Finnish Sculptors and MUU Artists’ Association.

Contact for enquiries
+358 50 4025 264
IG: @leena_kangaskoski
Coming up: Solo show
Rajatila Gallery, Tampere

Animal ± human
Solo show 1.–30.6.2019
Poriginal Gallery, Pori

Art Fair Suomi 19
Cable Factory, Helsinki

Artist’s Book Exhibition II
Homage to Zatoichi 1–3, series of artist books
Group show at Galleria Katariina 2017, Helsinki

Tempo Documentary Festival
Group show, Sound sauna
Minä laulan sun loitolle maailmaan, sound piece together with Hanna Masih and Elvi Silvennoinen
Finlandsinstitutet Stockholm 2017, Stockholm

Helsinki Art Walk
Artist talk
Muu Gallery 23.10.2016 at 13.30pm, Helsinki

Noodle – Works of the Human Brain
Solo show Helsinki
Muu Gallery Studio 2016, Helsinki

Himera Festival
When you are not looking, ocean floor wanders
Kinetic installation festival stage
Kutomo May 2016, Turku

Working Title
When you are not looking, trees stretch their legs
Group show together with Charlotte Mumm & Katie Shlon
Titanik Galleria December 2015, Turku

Uusi MUU
Curated group show
MUU Kaapeli Galleria 2015, Helsinki

Presentation of work
Artist talk
Saaren Kartano 10.11.2015 at 10am, Turku

Group show
When I sit, You scream In collaboration with composer Antonia Barnett-McIntosh
Strahler Gallery January 2015, Berlin

Solo show
Galleria Katariina Studio 2014, Helsinki

Mind and Body dance
Solo show
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari Kulmio 2014, Helsinki

24th Materialised out of Finland
Curated group show with Antti Laitinen, Emma Lappalainen, Janne Nabb & Maria Teeri, Jukka Silokunnas, Maija Holma & Lasse Ursin by äkkigalleria.
Initial gallery July 2014, Canada

Group show
Strahler Gallery 2013, Berlin

The Wilding Festival
Arts festival in honour of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison
Museum of London and St George’s Bloomsbury 2013, London

Unseen  |ˌənˈsə ng|
Night No. 1
Propositions in language, sound and action
Flatout Collective Encounter series
Chisenhale Dance Space 2012, London

Taste Festival Berlin
Dinner performed together with Antonia Barnett-McIntosh
Directoren Haus 2012, Berlin

North Norway Arts Festival
Water Walk, underground waterworld, Harstad 2012, Norway

Sense and the city
Juryed group exhibition
London Transport Museum 2011, London

Unseen |ˌənˈsēn|
Night No. 2
Propositions in language, sound and action
Flatout Collective Encounter series
Chisenhale Dance Space 2011, London

Show 2011
Group show
Royal College of Art 2011, London

Man Group Drawing Prize
Lower Gulbenkian Galleries,
Royal Collage of Art Kensington 2010, London

National Magazine Company Awards
Socially aware practice
Shortlisted 2010, London

Again the Room was Plunged Into Silence

Dinner World premiere
Pit Theatre Barbican 2010, London

Oberon Prize Exhibition
Lower Gulbenkian Galleries,
Royal Collage of Art Kensington 2010, London