Kristiina Lahde
UNTITLED, Miami Beach: 2016A Sequence of Lines and LinksA Sequence of Lines and LinksA Sequence of Lines and LinksA Sequence of Lines and LinksTen-FoldA Sequence of Lines and LinksFrom a Straight Line to a Curve
Installation view
MKG127 Sept - Oct 2015From a Straight Line to a Curve
Installation view
MKG127 Sept - Oct 2015From a Straight Line to a CurveLines and CurvesSix Times SixOne Thousand InfinitiesSnap and TiltSnap and TiltA Series of Straight EdgesA Series of Straight EdgesA Series of Straight EdgesTen-page spreadTen-page spread 03-04

Ten-page spread 05-06Ten-page spread 07-08Ten-page spread 09-10ULTRA-PARALLEL
Koffler Gallery, Toronto. 
Curated by Mona Filip
Jan-Mar 2015ULTRA-PARALLEL
Koffler Gallery, Toronto. 
Curated by Mona Filip
Jan-Mar 2015From a Straight Line to a CurveFrom a Straight Line to a Curve
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detailParallel Lines
detailGreater than, Less thanGreater than, Less than
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detailString and a BoxString and a Box
detailString And A Box
detailOne forty millionth of the circumference of the EarthOne forty millionth of the circumference of the EarthSlide RuleSlide RuleTool for MakingTool for Making
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detailCorridorCorridor
detailTriangle, Square, RhombusTriangleSquare Metre (blue and white)Metric System 
(black and white pyramid)Metric System 
(blue and double  white)Metric System
(white)Metric System
(blue and white triangle)Golden RuleBent Rule90 45 45 30 x 390 90 45 x 30 ShatteredCriss-Cross 1Untitled
(triangles)EchoChanceDice
20-9Everything and NothingNewControlMaking HistoryAn Uncertain FutureeyeBurning CityRise and FallHiveHiveCompilationPaper CutEnvelope piece #15Envelope piece #13Envelope piece #2Envelope piece #14Envelope piece #5Re-TreadRe-TreadLoopRotatePassageRevolveRevolveRevolveDelete
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Again and Again 10th Anniversary Show at MKG127, Toronto. Opening July 1, 2017.

Kristiina Lahde is represented by MKG127, Toronto.

Kristiina Lahde gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Kristiina Lahde is an artist from Toronto, Canada. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in 1999.
Kristiina Lahde was nominated for the Sobey Art Award Longlist 2013. Lahde's work is on the cover if the Spring 2013 issue of C Magazine. Lahde’s work is in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank.

I alter and re-format ordinary objects and materials through a process of geometric re-organization in which measurement and pattern play a significant role. I find the overlooked potential of envelopes, newspapers, telephone books and measuring tapes, I manipulate and de-familiarize them in ways that shift, expand, invert, or otherwise transform their internal logic. I’ve been systematically re-formatting measuring tools, cutting and reconfiguring them into geometric shapes and patterns.
My recent work engages with architecture and site to investigate tension and gravity. Using geometric forms such as the square, circle, triangle, cube, sphere, pyramid I re-imagine elementary shapes and objects that mediate our relationship with and understanding of the physical world. However, by highlighting the process of their making and subjecting them to unusual situations, I reveal both the structure and collapse of their functionality.

Kristiina Lahde gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.