Introducing Ctrl+P Artist: Jonna Kina

CEG is thrilled to introduce our next Ctrl+P: Photography Taken Offline artist, Jonna Kina!

Snow, From the series Foley Objects, 2013

Snow, 2013 © Jonna Kina

Six images from Jonna Kina’s Foley Objects are on view through April 30, 2016. We are excited to feature Kina’s work, especially since this will be the largest U.S. exhibition of work from this series to date!


Leaves of grass, 2013  and Pigeons, 2013  © Jonna Kina

Jonna Kina lives and works in Helsinki. Her practice incorporates photography, video and text. In her photography series Foley Objects, she plays with viewer’s expectations and with the conceptual delimitation of the photographic medium. The words refer to the sound generated by the objects that are portrayed. Foley means, the reproduction of sound effects, which are added in post production to enhance the audio experience in films. The connection of the two, image and the text, is in a sense arbitrary and surreal but also strictly documentary in its approach. This collection of images could be seen as an archive of sounds, as well as a twist between documentation and absurd playfulness.


 Champagne, 2013 and Spaceship door, 2013 © Jonna Kina

Jonna has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Kina recently published the book Foley Objects by Kehrer Verlag. Foley Objects has been nominated for numerous awards such as the Source Cord Prize, UK (2014), Nordic Dummy Award, NO (2014), Photo Levallois Award, FR (2013), New York Photo Award, USA (2013) and Hasselblad Foundation – Victor Fellowship Award, SE (2013) among others. She is represented in the collections of Musée de l’Elysée, Switzerland, Finnish National Gallery, Fundación RAC, Foundation of Contemporary Art, Spain, Helsinki Art Museum, City of Levallois, France and in the Finnish Art Association.

Wind, From the series Foley Objects, 2013

Wind, 2013 © Jonna Kina

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Ctrl+P: Photography taken offline is an exciting venture at Catherine Edelman Gallery inspired by the hundreds of photographs we see on blogs and online galleries. Started in January 2011, CEG introduces Chicagoans to new artists we find while searching the web, exhibiting a small selection of one person’s work every two months, taking the pictures offline and putting them on the wall. It is our goal that Ctrl+P will provide further exposure for these photographers away from the glow of a computer monitor and without the temptation to click to the next link. We hope you will join us by unplugging from the internet and visiting CEG to see these photographs the way they were intended — in print.