Laura Puska

b. 1986

Joensuu, Finland





2020             ViCCA, exchange, MA visual arts and curating, Aalto university, Helsinki, Finland

2019-2022    LUCA School of Arts, MA Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium  

2013-2016   Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

2015             Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China      

2012-2013   ABKM - Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Maastricht, the Netherlands

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

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



solo exhibitions

2019            ToGetHer, curated by WE Art Project, Making Space, Kanton, China

2018            I might be closer to you than you think, curated by WE Art project, gallery Five, Quanzhou, China

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

2015            Not Now, Nothing Gallery, Xiamen, China

2015            Fine Gestures, Nothing Gallery, Xiamen, China

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

selected exhibitions

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

2021            Zomersalon 2021, Kunsthal Gent, Ghent, Belgium  

2021            Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Tokamachi, Japan

2020            Dis-Dancing, with The NordiK Government, Vermeulen, Brussels, Belgium

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

2019            New Encounters, artspace Edition Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan

2019            50 years glass, Museum Jan van Togt, Amstelveen, the Netherlands

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

2019            State of Transparency, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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

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

2017            Kunniavieras, Rauman Järjestötalo, Rauma, Finland

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

2016-17       Living Room Project, a series of site-specific installations taking place in Finland, Iran and France

2016            Graduation show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2016            Unannealed, The Large Glass Department, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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

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

2014            UnCut, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2013            SAM-decorfabriek, Maastricht, the Netherlands

2013            Paraphrasing babel, Maastricht, the Netherlands

2011            Para aqui o para llevar? Metafora, Barcelona, Spain

2011            Projecte Alella, Can Manye, Alella, Spain

2011            Stairways... Untitled BCN, Barcelona, Spain

2011            Bootyfarra, Punt Multimedia, Barcelona, Spain

2010            23WTRTW, Metafora, Barcelona, Spain

2007-11       several student exhibitions, Nuutajärvi/Tampere, Finland



selected performances / events

2019            Other bakers, LRDC, Lucitopia, Jiangxi, China

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

2017            I You It, Porin Juhlaviikot, Pori, Finland

2017            Living (Room) Event, Paris, France

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

2015            Defining encounters, Shapowei, Xiamen, China

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

2015            Invitation, Nothing Gallery, Xiamen, China

2015            Invitation, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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

2013            Building office, collaborative process, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2013            Holder, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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

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

2013            Invitation, Intro inSitu, Maastricht, the Netherlands

2011            Story project, Barcelona/Madrid, Spain



residencies /talks / workshops / teaching

2019            residency, WE Art Project, Making Space, Guangzhou, China

2019            residency, Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France

2018-           teacher, Western Art Program, Julong High School of Arts, Quanzhou, Fujian, China

2017            Hautumo, 10 months long incubator program consisting of several residencies in various locations in Finland and England

2017            residency Paaygaah, Tehran/Keresht, Iran

2015            artist talk & workshop, C-Platform, Xiamen, China

2015            guest lecturer, Huaer De Mimi Huayuan Art School, Xiamen, China

2013            guest instructor, NGO Mundesia, Mitrovica, Kosovo

2010            residency, Nanopod Hybrid Studio, Toronto, Canada


2020-           URGENT - a residency for art works, Ghent, Belgium

Launched in September 2020 with the first resident The Blob by Dutch artist Eva Spierenburg.

Curatorial collaboration with Sanaz Raffii and Gaah Art Production Studio since 2017-

2020            Interstice - Without Words, Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2018            Without Words, Gaah Space, Keresht, Iran

Exchange projects

Spring 2020-     body as a landscape with Paul Nieboer

March 2020-     exchange of daily notes with Katharina Kapsamer

July 2018-         daily food exchange with Deming Chen


2020-           The NordiK Government, artist collective, Brussels, Belgium

2017            HIAA Helsinki International Artists' Association

2016-           MUU Artists' Association