|Kaisu Koski is a Finnish artist and researcher, based in the Netherlands. She graduated from the Faculty of Art and Design in the University of Lapland and the Amsterdam School of the Arts, studying media and performance art. In 2007 Kaisu earned her doctoral degree by defending her dissertation on interactive performances in the University of Lapland. Since 2010 Kaisu has been affiliated with the Research Centre Performative Processes in the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. Kaisu’s art practice is intertwined with academic research, focusing on the dialogue between art and medicine, and the methodology of arts-based research. Between 2011-2013 she conducted a postdoctoral research project, exploring the various representations of the body in medical education.
The Academy of Finland awarded Kaisu an Academy Research Fellow funding for 2015-2020 in the Centre
for Practice as Research in Theatre in the University of Tampere. This project develops arts-based trigger films for medical curricula in Finland, Netherlands, Denmark and US.