Laura Põld

Born in 1984 in Tallinn, Estonia, currently living and working in Tallinn and Vienna.
Contact: pold.laura@gmail.com

Education

2007 - 2010 MFA, University of Tartu, Department of Painting
2003 - 2007 BA, Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Ceramics
2000-2003 Collegium Educationis Revaliae, Department of Fine Arts

Selected Solo/Duo Exhibitions

2017
So small it could be mine, Ateliers Höherweg e. V. Düsseldorf, Germany

2016
Laura Põld / Johna Hansen. Serving Makes Place, gallery Maebashi Works, Gunma, Japan
Hundreds of Illusions Charted as Land, curated by Peeter Talvistu. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia

2015
Road To Silver Mine, Gallery Chemin Du Bonheur, Hokuto, Japan

2014    
The Night Your Mate Danced Like A Tree, Gallery Hobusepea, Tallinn
Ruins, Tartu Art House, Monumental Gallery, Tartu
Laura Põld / Titania Seidl. a walk, a wall, some mountains, Galerie Hrobsky Showroom for Young Art, Vienna
To go to bed by day, Kunstverein Bayreuth e.V., Kunstkabinett Altes Rathaus, Bayreuth, Germany
Castle, Gallery Vaal, Tallinn, Estonia

2013    
Sigita Daugule / Laura Põld, Gallery Ulrike hrobsky, Vienna, Austria
Attempts to stage a landscape, Art Hall gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2012    
Caroline Cyclone, Ulrike Hrobsky Showroom for Young Art, Vienna, Austria
Laura Põld / Mari Prekup. Home Sweet Home, Old Town Artist Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2011    
Lost & Found, Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia 

2010  
Hope You Dance (with Adrijana Gvozdenović), bm:ukk, Vienna, Austria
Veiko Klemmer / Laura Põld. Fear, Gallery Draakon, Tallinn, Estonia
Conversations With The Curtain, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia

2009    
Catch!, Tartu Children’s Art School, Tartu, Estonia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Shiro Oni Studio group 4 final show, Old Brewery, Onishi, Gunma, Japan
The great painter, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia. Curated by Liisa Kaljula
Köler Prize 2016. Exhibition of Nominees, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM)
Sense of Place. Johna Hansen (SE/DK), Katrine Gram Sloth (DK), Laura Põld (EE), Tallinn Art Hall gallery

2015  
Uus Maja, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
ART MARKET BUDAPEST, represented by Gallery Vaal (EE), Hungary  
Tule lummuses, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
Genki Festival, Fujiyoshida, Japan
Fucking Andy, Eden, Techno, Disco. Mo.ë Vienna, Austria

2014  
New Material, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Estonia
Väljasõit rohelisse: Tartu 1860-2014. Tallinn Art Hall
International Ceramics Symposion, Kohila, Estonia
Tallinn-Carcassonne, Jesuit College and Chapel, Carcassonne, France

2013    
Reproduktionen, Showroom Roter Teppich für junge Kunst am Karlspatz, Vienna, Austria
Kunst in der Landschaft 9, Gut Gasteil, Prigglitz, Austria
CHA-2013. Process, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia 
7.ICA via Focus Europa, Schloss Plassenburg, Kulmbach, Germany 

2012    
Archaeology and the Future of Estonian Art Scenes, KUMU Art Museum, Estonia
IV Tallinn Drawing Triennial: Boundary, Threshold and Trace, Viinistu Art Museum, Estonia
Collection of Desires. Privatised Art. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Estonia
Reproduktionen, Kunstraum Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria
7-Ateliers, Showroom Gallery Hrobsky, Vienna, Austria
NordArt, Büdelsdorf, Germany
NOT ONLY, Factory-Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Collective Videobohai @ LUMINALE Frankfurt, Germany
TALLINZ, Linz Kultur / Atelierhaus Salzamt, Austria
NAPP, curator Margot Kask, Pärnu Linnagalerii Raekojas, Pärnu, Estonia

2011  
Young Painter Prize 2011 finalists show, VDA Titanicas, Vilnius, Lithuania 
Estonian artists. Laura Põld, Maarit Murka, Sirja-Liisa Eelma, Old Town Art Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Simple Stories, Rakvere Exhibition House, Estonia
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts final exhibition, Austria
Puhas, März project space, Tallinn, Estonia
Family, März project space, Tallinn, Estonia / painting
White, Gallery Vaal, Tallinn, Estonia
Confrontations and Provocations, National Museum of Warsaw, Poland Confrontations and Provocations, Contemporary Art Museum of Szczecin, Poland
For Love Not Money. For Beginners via Tallinn XV Print Triennial, East  Creative Space
2011! Convert. Estonian Painting, The Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn

2010    
ESTONIA in Berlin Brandenburg, Märkischer Künstlerhof, Berlin Brandenburg, Germany
TSiOON/iOON, Tartu Art House, Estonia
iOON/TSiOON, Tartu Children’s Art School, Estonia
Design Festival Design Night, Tallinn, Estonia
The Last Painting, Tartu Art Hall, Estonia
The Estonian Artists' Association’s Yearly Show: Confrontations, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
Competition Exhibition of Young Artists from the Baltic States, GlobalArtRoom Gallery, Riga, Lithuania
Blue, The Museum of New Art in Pärnu, Estonia
Estonian Ceramists Association’s yearly exhibition: ÄRA, gallery Draakon, Tallinn, Estonia

2009    
Self-Exposure, Gallery ArtDepoo, Tallinn, Estonia
Wir sind aus Estland, Düsseldorf, Germany
Wir sind aus Estland, Gallery Melnikow, Heidelberg, Germany
Painting/Deconstruction – The Little People, Gallery Draakon, Tallinn, Estonia

Grants and Awards

2016 Köler Prize 2016 grand prix
2014 Annual Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Foundations for the Fine and Applied Arts
2013 Ado Vabbe stipend (Tartu Culture Foundation and Tartu city)
2011 Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz stipend for a 3 months residency in Linz;
Young Painter Prize (of the Baltic states), 3rd Prize;
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts grant
2010 Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (bm:ukk) and KulturKontakt stipend for Artist in Residence at Schloss Laudon, Vienna, Austria
2009 The DoRa Scholarship (for improving mobility) for visiting CAA 97th Conference in LA
2008 Kalmus‘ Scholarship for a young artist
2008 Eduard Wiiralt’s Stipend (Estonian Ministry of Culture)

Residencies

2017
CC. art space Isfahan, Iran (April)
Ateliers Höherweg e. V. Düsseldorf, Germany (January - March)

2016
Maebashi Works, Gunma, Japan (November - December)
Shiro Oni Studio, Gumma, Japan (October - November)

2015    
Chemin Du Bonheur, Hokuto, Japan (May)
Artist-in-Residence Yamanashi, Kofu, Japan (March - April)

2014    
International Ceramics Symposion, Kohila, Estonia (July)

2013    
“Kunst in der Landschaft” project, Gut Gasteil, Prigglitz, Austria (March)

2011    
Artist in Residence Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria  (November 2011 - January 2012)
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Austria
Katrina Daschner’s class “Performance and the Performative” (August)

2010    
Artist in Residence Schloss Laudon, Vienna, Austria (October - December)  

Professional Membership

Membership of Tartu Artists Union
Membership of Estonian Artists Association

Works in Collections

Kunstmuseum bayreuth, Germany
Tartu Art Museum, Estonia