Laura Kuusk


born in 1982 in Tartu

lives and works in Tallinn

Represented by Loop art center
Contact: laurakuusk@gmail.com

Formation

2014 DSRA (Diplôme Supérieur de Recherche en Art), Annecy Higher School of Art
2008  MA of photography, Estonian Academy of Arts
2003 Erasmus exchange studies, Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle
2005 BA of semiotics and culture theory, Tartu University


Solo exhibitions

2016 Flatland, Positiiv gallery, Tallinn
2013 Fields of Possibilities, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn
2012 Rear Window, Motel 763, Annecy
2011 Spéciale Dédicace, Annecy Higher Art School
2009 Common sense (with Wladislav Novak), Loop art space, Tartu, Tallinn, Grenoble
2009 Soon (with Anna-Stina Treumund), Tallinn City Gallery
2008 Objectifs, guest atelier of Montrouge


Group exhibitions/Residencies/Projects

2017
Rétrospective, Showcase gallery, Grenoble
Image Drain, curatoral exhibition of Tallinn Photomonth, Tallinn Art Hall, curator Anthea Buys
AFF 2017, ARS film festival, Tallinn

2016
ADIAF 2016, l'Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne


Laureats of the christmas exhibition 2013-2014, National contemporary art center Le Magasin, Grenoble

2015

From Explosion to Expanse. Estonian Contemporary Photography 1991—2015, Tartu Art Museum, curator Anneli Porri
Doings & Knots. Art and/or instruction, Tallinn Art Hall, Performance of LOOP with Eléonore Pano-Zavaroni on the 3.12.2015, curator Margit Säde
Consul'Art, Maison de l'Artisanat et des Metiers d'Art, Marseille
Imago Mundi, Luciano Benneton collection, travelling exhibition

2014
Exposition de Noël, Contemporary art center Le Magasin in Ancient Museum-Library of Grenoble,
Artishok Biennale. A+B=AB14, Mūkusala Art Salon, Riga, curators Šelda Puķīte and Indrek Grigor
Homunculus Collection, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn, curated by Stacey Koosel
pietmondriaan.com online residency with Camille Laurelli
Spontaneous Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, curators Ekaterina Shcherbakova and Azad Asifovich
White Maika, Tartu Art Museum, curated by Flo Kasearu
Side Effects II, Grenoble Ancient Museum and Library building, curated by Laura Kuusk and Pascale Riou

2013
Saison Vidéo (http://www.saisonvideo.com)
Book launch with Lugemik publishing house, Tallinn and Grenoble
Shadows of a Doubt, group show, curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkenkerk, Tallinn Art Hall
Where You End, I Begin, Tartu Art House, curated by Anneli Porri
Prada Pravda, Art Ist Kuku Nut 2013, Noorus gallery, Tartu, curated by Rael Artel, Kaisa Eiche, Marika Agu, Triin Tulgiste, Marie Vellevoog
Eastern Omen, d-52. space for contemporary art, Düsseldorf, curated by Stacey Koosel
Romeo and Julia, Y gallery, Tartu and 1st of May gallery, Tallinn, curated by Anneli Porri
Side Effects in Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, curated by Laura Kuusk and Pascale Riou
Letters by the useless spectator, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, curated by Mathijs van Geest and Laura Toots


2012
Supervues 2012, 3 days at hotel Burrhus, Vaison la Romaine 
L'Enclave, Marseille, curated by André Fortino
Autre, Musée Château d'Annecy, curated by Stéphane Sauzedde
Carousel Collection, Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki, curated by Triin Tamm
Angry Birds, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, curated by David Ter-Oganyan
A word never far removed, Suburban Video Lounge, Rottedam, curated by Kathrin Wolkowicz
Family, Vôru City Gallery, curated by Jaanus Samma and Anna-Stina Treumund

2011
Best & Practices, exhibitions in Sugar Cube gallery and Mejan gallery, Stockholm, project by Stéphane Sauzedde, Nicolas Thély and Amanda Newall
exhibition of artists in residency of Montrouge, JCE side-project, Médiathèque of Montrouge
Happiness, in 4+4 Days in Motion, 16th Performing Arts Festival, Prague, curated by Katerina Fojtikova
Carousel Collection, Corner College, Zurich, curated by Triin Tamm
Access & Paradox, Nofound/photofair, 66 rue de Turenne, Paris, curated by Yann Perol
Summer Lake artist in residency, Annecy
Ikusi Makusi #1, Kalostrape, Bayonne, curated by Benjamin Artola
Video Art Projection, G11 galerie, Berlin, curated by Margarita Lipskaya
Museum Files I: Collected Principles, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
Family, Märtz project space, Tallinn, curated by Anna-Stina Treumund and Jaanus Samma

2010
Des Montagnes, 10m2, Sarajevo, curated by Pascale Riou and Stéphane Déplan
Tout, OUI art center, Grenoble, curated by Stéphane Sauzedde
artist in residency with Camille Laurelli in Veranda, Grenoble
Photographic Art Fair, Zelluloos area, Tallinn, curated by Marge Monko

2009
Dimanche, online group exhibition of gifs, curated by C. Laurelli and S. Comte
Filling the Emptiness, video and photo for dance spectacle by Maria Goltsman, KUMU art museum, Tallinn
artist in residency in Marine de Manichino, Corsica, France
When Ätituuds Become Norms, Pärnu Art Hall, curated by M. Laimre and N. Külm
Leonardo da Vinci scolarship, resident in OUI art center, Grenoble, France

2008
artist in residency and exhibition Objectifs in Montrouge, France
Videokitchen in Zurich, Switzerland, curated by Riikka Tauriainen
video experiment Encountering Eden with Liina Siib, Su Grierson and Kyra Glegg
Hansa Harmonics, experimental video by Pavlov MediaLab, Netherlands
I See YouYou look at me, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia, curated by Marge Monko
Insanity, Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Tallinn, curated by Denes Farkas
Christmas Altar Competition, Tallinn, curated by Martin Rünk and Jaanus Samma
TASE08, graduate show of Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Musem of Art KUMU, Tallinn

2007
Jeune Création Européenne, group exhibition in Montrouge, France
Backwards Blues, Estonian contemporary art, Moscow Center of Contemporary Arts, Russia, curated by Johannes Saar
Club of Marinists, young artists at Tallinn Triennale of Graphic Arts, Tallinn Recycling Center, curated by M. Rünk and J. Samma
TASE07, Master show of Estonian Art Academy in Estonian Museum of Arts KUMU
New Wave, Estonian art on the 21st century Tallinn Art Hall, curated by H. Soans and A.Härm

Prizes

2014 laureate of Édouard Barbe prize (prize of private art collectioners of Rhône-Alpes region, France)
2014 laureate of the city of Grenoble artist prize


Other experiences

since 2015 assistant professor of photography department of Estonian Academy of Arts
2010-2012 tutor for the students of the 1st year in Annecy Higher Art School
2007-2012 occasionally holding workshops in Estonian Academy of Arts
2010-2013 video editor and camerawoman of documentary videos for association Paroles par l'Image
2009 founder and curator of art space Loop
2009 assistant for Triin Tamm's solo exhibition Retrospective in OUI art center, Grenoble
since 2009 member of FOKU- Union of Estonian Photographic Artists
2009 co-founder of artist residency Résidence du Coup (with Camille Laurelli)
2008 co-founder of artist network Doings or Not with Margit Säde and others
2008 MIR festival, photographer, Athens
2006 assistant of Dove Allouche for his photographic art project «Stalker», Tallinn
2006 assistant of Marco Laimre for his personal exhibition in Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn
2004 Cannes film festival, member of group of Young Europeans at the festival

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