|Kristina Õllek (b.1989) is a visual artist based in Tallinn, Estonia. She is working in the field of photography, video and installation, with a focus on investigating contemporary visual culture and display, its materiality as well as the actual mode of mediation of the representation process. In her practice she’s frequently using situations when fact and fiction, synthetic and natural, copy and original intertwine with each other and become a hybrid object / matter to obtain new and reconsidered meaning.
She’s interested in stretching out the boundaries of what can we see and use as of an image and space, especially now in the age of rapidly developing and highly manipulative technology. Within her recent projects she’s been more interested in the notion of new technologies and geological matter, the spatial and ecological circumstances that are connected to, as well the components and resources that enable such technologies that create today's environment around us.
Her work is often site-sensitive and analyses the location and the format of exhibition-making, questioning the display and the politics of installation in a perspective of a historical museum to an online space and future