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L. Puska

b. 1986

Joensuu, Finland

Puska currently lives and works between Helsinki (Fi) and Ghent (BE).





2019-2022   MFA, LUCA School of Arts, MA Fine Arts, Ghent, BE 

2020             MA exchange, ViCCA (Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art), Aalto university, Helsinki, Fi

2013-2016   BFA, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

2015             Multimedia Department, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, CN    

2012-2013   BFA, ABKM - Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Maastricht, NL

2010-2011   International Workshop, Metafora, Tallers d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, ES

2006-2010   Nuutajärvi's School of Glass, KK Tavastia, Nuutajärvi, Fi


Solo and Duo Exhibitions

2024            2x 365, with Roos Nieboer, Raam103, Ghent, BE

2023            Two Do Too, K41 / Photo Brussels Festival, Brussels, BE

2019            River, collaboration with Yang Zhiqian, CEAC - Chinese European Art Centre, Xiamen, CN

2019            ToGetHer, Making Space, Guangdong, CN

2018            I might be closer to you than you think, curated by Deming Chen, gallery Five, Quanzhou, CN

2017            Lähellä, Hirvitalo - Center of Contemporary Art Pispala, Tampere, Fi

2015            Not Now, Nothing Gallery, Xiamen, CN

2015            Fine Gestures, Nothing Gallery, Xiamen, CN

2012            How do you roll your news? Hunoghun, Reykjavik, IS

Selected Exhibitions

2023-24       Everything that came in got an answer, the VEC archive of Rod Summers, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL

2022            D-RAW-ING, with The Nordik Government, Brussels Drawing Week, BE

2022            Experimental Growth, GalleryGallery, Antwerp, BE

2021-22       AF-TER-ING, with The NordiK Government, Studio68, Antwerp, BE

2021            Grandly Ghostly, gallery Fred&Ferry, Antwerp, BE

2021            Gates (might) open soon, Kanal-Centre Pompidou, Brussels, BE

2021            Zomersalon, Kunsthal Gent, Ghent, BE

2021            New Encounter, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Tokamachi, JP

2020            DIS-DANCING, with The NordiK Government, Vermeulen, Brussels, BE

2019-20       New Glass Now, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, USA

2019            New Encounters, artspace Edition Shimizu, Shizuoka, JP

2019            50 years glass, Museum Jan van Togt, Amstelveen, NL

2019            State of Transparency, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, NL

2019            Nordic Salon II, Café des Arts, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

2018            Rolling Snowball, Amnua Art Museum of Nanjing University, Nanjing, CN 

2017            Kunniavieras, Rauman Järjestötalo, Rauma, Fi

2017            Live from Finland,  The Finnish Institute in London, London, UK

2016            Graduation show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

2016            Unannealed, The Large Glass Department, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL

2016            Looking down and backwards... together with Immigrants and animals, Kutomo, Turku, Fi

2015            The Possibility of An Island, Shapowei, Xiamen, CN

2014            UnCut, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL

2013            SAM-decorfabriek, Maastricht, NL

2013            Paraphrasing babel, Maastricht, NL

2011            Projecte Alella, Can Manye, Alella, ES

2011            Stairways... Untitled BCN, Barcelona, ES


Selected Performances / Participatory Events / Site-specific works


2023.              Living With, artist talk, Friday evening program Kunsthal Gent, Ghent, BE

2023            URGENT I, MHKA, Antwerp, BE

2021, 2022  Booked - Artists' Book Fair, MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Fi

2019            Self-bakers - Bake with me, Luca School of Arts, Ghent, BE

2019            Self-bakers - between an experience and dough, LRDC, Lucitopia, Jiangxi, CN

2019            See again, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

2016-2018   Living Room Project, a series of site-specific installations and performances, Fi, IR, FR

2017            I You It, Porin Juhlaviikot, Pori, Fi

2017            I You It, We You They, Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Fi

2015            Defining encounters, Shapowei, Xiamen, CN

2015            Self-bakers, between a mirror and a dough, C-Platform, Xiamen, CN

2015            Invitation, Nothing Gallery, Xiamen, CN

2013            Conversations I&II, collaboration with artist Crystal Gregory (USA), Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

2013            Holder, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

2013            Enter/Exit, A Miscellany of Broken Silence, audio publication by VEC Audio, Rod Summers, NL

2013            Valdis/Beast, film by Tosca Teran, Toronto, CA

2013            Invitation, Intro inSitu, Maastricht, NL

2011            Story project, Barcelona/Madrid, ES

Durational Performance Pieces


2021 -         Performing Administration, performance based data collection project, durational (until the end of the career)

2020, 2023 URGENT - Residency for Artworks, performance based research project about material agency and object relation

                                  - invited artworks: blob by Eva Spierenburg (spring residency)

                                                                untitled by Niina Tervo (summer residency)

                                                                Place by Sijben Rosa (winter residency)

2019 -         DD - Daily Drawings, a joined routine with another artist in one year cycles

                                  - artists invited to participate: Isis Maakestad (2024), Roos Nieboer (2023), Pieter Bullen (2022)




2024          Finnish Athens Institute, Athens, GR

2024.         Raaam103, Ghent, BE

2023          Kunsthal Gent, Ghent, BE

2019        Making Space, Guangzhou, CN

2019        Cité Internationales des Arts, Paris, FR

2018        Wild Effort Art Project, Quanzhou, CN

2017        Hautumo, 12 months peer-curating pilot program for professionals of performance art, Fi/UK

2017       Paay Gah, Keresht, Iran

2012       working period in glass studio, Gler í Bergvik, Kjalarnes, IS

2010       workshop residency, Nanopod Hybrid Studio, Toronto, CA

Curatorial Projects

2022-          Running Exhibitions, pop-up exhibition initiative, Ghent, BE
2021-          Mail Art on Fridge, running exhibition of mail art by British artist Rod Summers (NL)

2017-20      artist-curator, international exhibitions and cultural exchanges,

                   in collaboration with Sanaz Raffii and Art Studio Gaah, IR

                        - Interstice - Without Words, with 6 Iranian and 6 European artists, Etemad Gallery, 2020, Tehran

                        - Without words, with 10 artists, Paay Gaah, 2018, Keresht


2020-           The NordiK Government, Finnish female artist collective exploring shared practices, Brussels, BE

2017            HIAA Helsinki International Artists' Association

2016-           MUU Artists' Association

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