ABOUT CAROLIN KOSS
Carolin Koss is a German artist, filmmaker and musician based in Helsinki. Her audio-visual works have been awarded several prizes and have been shown at several international exhibitions and film festivals, e.g. in Helsinki, Berlin, Milano, London, Shanghai and NYC. Koss works with various media to create contemplative and aesthetic works. Embodying internal landscapes and tackling the subconscious sphere, stylized imagery or surreal set-ups, the artist invents dream realities that are often linked to environmental issues and dystopian future scenarios. She sings in different bands which reach from electro-techno to indie alternative and doom metal. Her own solo project, she started in 2021, commutes in-between the realms of dark folk, melancholia and dream pop. She completed her MFA degree in Time & Space at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2014.
Koss was recently granted as the “Best Female Director“ at Edera Film Festival in Treviso for her documentary “Copper Mountains“, which is about one of the most polluted places in the world. She was also longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in York, won the 1st price at the Screen & Sound Fest in Kraków and was granted with the “Hope Award for arising new talents” at the Unprecedented Filmfestival in Tallin.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2020 - Best Ecology & Human Rights - XIV International Festival; Bir Duino (KGZ)
2019 - Best Music Award - CSIFF International Film Festival - Maharashtra (IND)
2019 - Best Female Director - DSFS Special Award - Edera Film Festival; Treviso (IT)
2018 - Longlisted - AESTHETICA Art Prize - York (GB)
2016 - Shortlisted - Video Art competition - by band Radiohead (GB)
2016 - Nominated - Young Achiever’s Award - Golden Women Award - Helsinki (FI)
2014 - Best short film - Screen & Sound Fest - Kraków (PL)
2011 - Hope Award for arising new talents - The Unprecedented Cinema - Tallin (EE)
2011 - Avid Technical Award - Vårrullen Filmfestival - Stockholm (SE)
2009 - Best music video - Nevidannoje kino - Tallin (EE)