Laura Kuusk

Born in 1982 in Tartu
Lives and works in Grenoble and Tallinn

Education

Since 2010 Annecy Higher Art School, post-diploma studies
2008 Estonian Academy of Arts, MA in photography
2005 Tartu University, BA in semiotics and culture theory

Solo exhibitions

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 Objectives. Montrouge guest studio, France

Group exhibitions and residencies

2012
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, Rotterdam, curated by Kathrin Wolkowicz
Family. Võru City Gallery, Estonia, 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, Montrouge multimedia library
Happiness. 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/photo fair, 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. Duplex/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. Rotermann Centre, Tallinn, curated by Marge Monko

2009
Dimanche. Online group exhibition of gifs, curated by Camille. Laurelli and Serge 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 Marco Laimre and Neeme Külm
Leonardo da Vinci scolarship. Resident in OUI art center, Grenoble, France

2008
Artist in residency and exhibition Objectives, Montrouge, France
Videokitchen. Zurich, Switzerland, curated by Riikka Tauriainen
Encountering Eden. Video experiment with Liina Siib, Su Grierson and Kyra Glegg
Hansa Harmonics. Experimental film by Pavlov MediaLab, Netherlands
I See You Looking 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
JCE Biennial. Montrouge, France, organized by Jeune Création Européenne
Backwards Blues. Estonian contemporary art. Moscow Center of Contemporary Arts, Russia, curated by Johannes Saar
Seapainters' Club. Youth exhibition of the 14th Tallinn Print Triennial. Tallinn Recycling Center, curated by Martin Rünk and Jaanud Samma
TASE07. Master show of Estonian Academy of Arts. Kumu Art Museum
New Wave. Estonian Artists of the 21st Century. Tallinn Art Hall, curated by Hanno Soans and Anders Härm

Other experiences

Since 2012 member of the Union of Estonian Artists
Since 2009 member of FOKU – Union of Estonian Photographic Artists
2009 founder and curator of Loop art space – http://www.loooooooooop.blogspot.com
2009 assistant for Triin Tamm's solo exhibition Retrospective in OUI art center, Grenoble
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
Since 2007 workshops given in Estonian Academy of Arts and Annecy Higher Art School
Since 2005 publications in various Estonian cultural magazines