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  • Laura Põld

    Biography

    Laura Põld (1984) is based in Tallinn and Vienna. 

    In her ouvre, Põld has been engaged in creating a sense of place, combining and juxtaposing materially sensitive objects, narrative elements and memorabilia to the qualities of a specific exhibition space. Her often large-scale constructions or installations either take over or intervene with the allocated exhibition venue and/or its context.

    In her work she continuously explores the fundamental human (and animal) needs such as community, safety and shelter. She started making paintings and installations referring to a sense of home and living abroad in the 2010s. In her latest work, she focuses on the choice of materials and their historical context, implementing traditional handiwork and building techniques like (primitive) ceramics and embroidery, which interest her as a preservation of memory and experience.

    Exhibitions
    Press/Publications

    Laura Põld’s solo exhibition “Hendreds of Illusions Charted as Land” at Tartu Art Museum
    Echo Gone Wrong. 9/01/2016

    Every Landscape is a Condition of the Spirit
    Piret Karro. Kunst.ee. Eesti kunsti- ja visuaalkultuuri ajakiri. 1/2016

    An Education – Laura Põld
    Laura Põld. Estonian Art. 2/2014

    Six Questions: Laura Põld
    Tique.

    CV

    Laura Põld (1984) is based in Tallinn and Vienna.

    Education

    2018-… The University of Art and Design Linz, Department of sculptural Conceptions / Ceramics (MA)
    2007-2010 Tartu University, Department of Painting (MA)
    2003-2007 Estonian Art Academy, Department of Ceramics (BA)

    Selected Solo- and Duo Exhibitions

    2018 Artists in Collection 10 x 10: Laura Põld, curated by Maarin Ektermann and Mary Talvistu, Kunda Cement Museum, Kunda, Estonia
    2017 So Small It Could Be Mine, Ateliers Höherweg e. V., Düsseldorf, Germany
    2016 Serving Makes Placewith Johna Hansen, Maebashi Works, Gunma, Japan;
    2016 Awilda On a Drift. Fireboat “Tripitaka”, with Johna Hansen, Christianshavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
    2016 Hundreds of Illusions Charted as Land, curated by Peeter Talvistu, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
    2015 Road To Silver MineGallery Chemin Du Bonheur, Hokuto-Shi, Japan
    2014 The Night Your Mate Danced Like a Tree, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
    2014 Ruins, Monumental Gallery, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia
    2014 A Walk, a Wall, Some Mountainswith Titania Seidl, Ulrike Hrobsky Showroom for Young Art, Vienna, Austria
    2014 To Go to Bed by Day, Kunstkabinett Kunstverein Bayreuth, Germany
    2014 Castle, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
    2013 Duo exhibition with Sigita Daugule, Galerie Hrobsky, Vienna, Austria
    2013 Attempts to Stage a Landscape, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
    2012 Carolina Cyclone, Showroom for Young Art, Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky, Vienna, Austria
    2012 Home Sweet Home, with Mari Prekup, Old Town Art Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
    2011 Lost & Found, Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
    2010 Hope You Dance, with Adrijana Gvoydenovic, bm:ukk exhibition space, Vienna, Austria
    2010 Conversations With the Curtain, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia
    2010 Fear, Veiko Klemmer / Laura Põld, Draakon Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2018 Ascending From the Liquid Horizon, curated by Kati Ilves, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
    2018 How to: Live. Virtual Biographies, curated by Marika Agu, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
    2018 Lola Liivat. Spiritual resistance, curated by Hanna-Liis Kont, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
    2018 Everyday Witchcraft, curated by Merilin Talumaa, Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
    2018 Contemporary Art from Estonia, curated by Britta von Campenhausen, ECB, Frankfurt, Germany
    2018 Boarderline, curated by Peeter Talvistu, Valga Museum, Valga, Estonia
    2018 Hole in the Grey Curtain, curated by Sam Basu, Treignac Projet, Treignac, France
    2018 No Reptiles, Justice, curated by Sebastian Mittl, Vienna, Austria
    2018 Elisabeth Altenburg / Nahid Behboodian / Laura Põld, Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz Gallery, Linz, Austria
    2017 Failure / Afterlife, Estonian Photographic Art Fair, Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn, Estonia
    2017 MUSAOMasc Foundation, Vienna, Austria
    2017 Intra-Structures – Monster of the Seven Lakes, curated by Jussi Koitela, Treignac Projet, Treignac, France
    2017 Structured Frustrations, curated by Samira Hashemi, CC. art space Isfahan, Esfahan, Iran
    2016 Shiro Oni Studio, group IV 2016, Onishi Brewery, Gunma, Japan
    2016 The Great Paintercurated by Liisa Kaljula, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia
    2016 Sense of Place, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
    2015 New Building, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
    2015 Art Market Budapest, represented by Vaal Gallery (EE), Budapest, Hungary
    2015 Tule lummuses, Kohila Sümpoosium 15, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
    2015 Fucking Andy, Eden, Techno, Disco. Mo. ë, Vienna, Austria
    2014 New Material, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
    2014 Väljasõit rohelisse. Tartu 1860-2014, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
    2014 Tallinn – Carcassonne, Jesuit College and Chapel, Carcassonne, France
    2013 Kunst in der Landschaft 9, Gut Gasteil, Prigglitz, Austria
    2013 7. ICA, Art Without Borders, Kulmbach, Germany
    2013 CHA-2013, The Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
    2012 Archeology and the Future of Estonian Art From Private Collections, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
    2012 Collection of Desires. Privatized Art, curated by Anders Härm, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
    2012 Reproduktionen, Künstraum Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria
    2012 Ateliers: exhibition and open studios, Showroom Ulrike Hrobsky, Vienna, Austria
    2012 NordArt 2012, Büdelsdorf, Germany
    2012 NOT ONLY, Factory-Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    2012 Collective Video Bohai, Luminale 2012, Frankfurt, Germany
    2012 TALLINZ, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Germany
    2011 Estonian Painting: Laura Põld, Maarit Murka, Sirja-Liisa Eelma, Old Town Art Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
    2011 Young Painter Prize 2011, Art Center Titanic, Vilnius, Lithuania
    2011 The Family, März Project Space, Tallinn, Estonia
    2011 Confrontations and Provocations. An Insight into Estonian Contemporary Art, curated by Eha Komissarov, National Museum of Warsaw, Poland & Contemporary Art Museum, Szczecin, Poland

    Curated Exhibitions

    2018 one-on-one. on skills, curated with Kati Saarits, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia

    Exhibition Design

    2018 Lola Liivat. Spiritual resistance, curated by Hanna-Liis Kont, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia

    Residencies

    2018 Kunda Cement Museum
    2018 Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz, Austria
    2017 Treignac Projet, France
    2017 Va space for contemporary art, Isfahan, Iran;
    2017 Ateliers Höherweg e.V. Düsseldorf, Germany
    2016 Maebashi Works, Gunma, Japan
    2016 Shiro Oni Studio, Gunma, Japan
    2015 AIRY, Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan
    2014 XIV International Kohila Ceramic Symposium, Kohila, Estonia
    2011 Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria
    2010 Artist in Residence, Schloss Laudon, Vienna, Austria

    Prizes and Scholarships

    2018 Annual Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia
    2016 Köler Prize grand prix
    2014 Annual award of Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Foundation of Fine and Applied Arts
    2013 Ado Vabbe prize
    2009 DoRa scholarship, CAA conference, Los Angeles, USA
    2008 Eduard Wiiralt prize
    2008 Kalmus scholarship for a young artist

    Professional Membership

    2018 Estonian Ceramists’ Association
    2011 Tartu Artists’ Union
    2010 Estonian Artists’ Association

    Works in Collections

    European Central Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
    Bayreuthi Art Museum, Germany
    Tartu Art Museum, Estonia

    Monograph

    Peeter Talvistu (ed.), Laura Põld and Hundreds of Illusions Charted as Land, Tartu Art Museum, 2016

    Selected Publications in English

    Stacey Koosel, Beige Magic, Arterritory 27.08.2018.
    Artmirror, “Everyday Witchcraft” at Kogo Gallery, 23.08.2018.
    Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Everyday Witchcraft’ at Kogo gallery, Echo Gone Wrong, 20.08.2018.
    Six Questions: Laura Põld, Tique | art paper, 2017.
    Merilin Talumaa, Annika Toots (eds.), Artists’ Spaces. 16 studio visits, Estonian Academy of Arts Press, 2017.
    Maris Karjatse, Means of Reaching a Destination, Magazine of Art and Visual Culture in Estonia KUNST.EE, 2/2016.
    Köler Prize 2016, Tique | art paper.
    Photo reportage from Johna Hansen, Katrine Gram Sloth and Laura Põld’s joint exhibition at the Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Echo Gone Wrong, 20.04.2016.
    Agnese Čivle, Odrija Fišere, Baltic Art Superstar, Where Are You?, Arterritory, 06.04.2016.
    Jessie Churchill, Looking at Painting. Volume 2, Leeds, 2016.
    Emma Duester, Artist Mobility and the Baltic Cities: Revealing a Transnational Art World, Echo Gone Wrong, 18.02.2014.
    Laura Põld, An Education – Laura Põld, Estonian Art 2/14.

    Selected Artworks
    Shadow
    2018
    Sheer
    2018
    In the Shadow
    2018
    Timeless Form I
    2018
    Black Vase
    2018
    Red Vase
    2018
    Vase “Japanese Spring”
    2018
    Soft Kettle
    2016
    Black Mountain
    2016
    Yurt I
    2018
    Pyramid
    2018
    Mask II
    2018
    Mask I
    2018
    Little Varicolored Wing
    2018
    Pink Ceramic Object (a Wing)
    2018
    Gray Ceramic Object “Scarf No. 2”
    2018
    Gray Ceramic Object “Scarf No. 1”
    2018
    Firebone
    2018
    Bone Vase for Amateure Witchcraft
    2018
    Pearl necklace made of lava stone and a black shelf
    2018
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    Shadow
    Low fire ceramics
    2018

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    Sheer
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    In the Shadow
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    2018

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    Mask II
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    2018

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    Mask I
    Low fire ceramics
    2018

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    Gray Ceramic Object “Scarf No. 2”
    Low fire ceramics
    2018

    In private collection

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    Gray Ceramic Object “Scarf No. 1”
    Low fire ceramics
    2018

    In private collection