2007-2011 Visiting Professor at the Royal University College of Fine Art (Kungliga Konsthögskolan) Stockholm, 1994 -2006 Junior Lecturer at the Institution of Fine Arts at Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and Design Stockholm, 2002-2003 Artistic Leader at the Institution of Arts at Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and Design Stockholm, 1998-2000 Consultant at Statens Konstråd.
Kristina Abelli Elander uses different practices like painting, drawing, textile and ceramics often in spatial installations. She uses what method and material she finds best for the work. The way she works as an artist has changed during the years. In her younger days she wanted to deconstruct the painting because she found it too excluding and male oriented. She wanted to bring in the girlish, the dirty, the aggressive, the monstrous, humor in a feministic perspective into art and especially painting