Institut finlandais (Paris) & Kunsthalle (Helsinki)
b. 1974 in Finland,
based in Salo and Helsinki, Finland
Långström is a media artist and filmmaker. Her artistic work consists of films – short fiction and documentary – as well as cinematic installations, combining moving images with spatial elements. Her work processes tend to be extensive, well researched and interdisciplinary. Her work focuses on social perspectives on technologically mediated narratives and visual technologies, as well as certain political histories and their cinematic influences on the present. The intuitive experience and role of the viewer is a central aspect of her installations.
Långström’s work has been exhibited at museums such as Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Nassauisher Kunstverein, and in galleries such as Interaccess Gallery in Toronto, Kunsthalle Lophem in Belgium, and Kunstfort Vijhusen in The Netherlands. She holds an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (MFA), 2003, including exchange studies and practical training at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. She has been artist-in-residence at London Space Studios, IASPIS (Nifca), Stockholm and FACT, Liverpool. She was granted the William Thuring award by the Finnish Art Society in 2017. The film The Other Side of Mars which she directed won the Testimony on Knowledge – award at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in October 2019.