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Laura Ukkonen

Contact: ukkonen.laura(at)


2014– MA programme in Art Education. Aalto University, School of Art and Design. Helsinki
2012 Master of Arts (Fine Arts), Aalto University, School of Art and Design. Helsinki
10/2010–1/11 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France (Erasmus-Scholarship)
2009 Bachelor of Arts. University of Turku: Art History, Women Studies, Art Studies 1998, 2007–09
2005 Bachelor of Fashion and Textiles. Stadia, Helsinki Polytechnic 2000–2005
1999–2000 Vihti Institute of crafts and design, studies in clothing
1996 Matriculation examination, Käpylän iltaoppikoulu, Helsinki

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Shipwreck. VS Gallery, Fiskars, Finland 
2015 Shipwreck. Galleria Å, Turku, Finland
2015 Letters. Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Pistokkaita. Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Pistokkaita. Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere, Finland
2011 Birthday cake and a tablecloth, Galleria Augusta, Helsinki, Finland
2011Daughters and Granddaughters, Galleria Kajava, Helsinki, Finland
2011Safe Life, Galleria Alkovi, Helsinki, Finland
2008 About studying art history and about other things. Hyllygalleria, Library in Rikhardinkatu,      
         Helsinki, Finland

Group Exhibitions

2016 Taidekehä (work with Elina Rantasuo and Pauliina Jokela), Kanneltalo Galleria, Helsinki
2013 Portrait, Lahti Art Museum, Finland
2013 Art Fair Suomi 13. Cablefactory, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Drawing in the Flesh. Curated by Mika Karhu. Vantaa Art Museum, Finland
2012 Next Design, Aalto University graduates. Tongji University, China 
2012 Summer exhibition at Är-galleria. Helsinki, Finland
2012- Art on the Union Line. Organised by Magdalena Åberg, Helsinki Artists' association and Helsingin Energia. Finnish contemporary art showcased on transformer boxes along the Union line from Unioninkatu to Siltasaarenkatu, Helsinki
2012 MoA'12, Masters of Aalto. Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, Finland
2012 Antidote 3. Curated by Teemu Mäki &Anastasia PatseyArt centre "Pushkinskaya-10",  St.Petersburg, Russia
2010 Antidote 1, Political Art from Aalto University. Curators Teemu Mäki/Maud Piquion. RsProjects Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2010 AHNE'10, Students of Aalto University. Suvilahti, Kattilahalli, Helsinki, Finland
2010 FID 2010, Foire Internationale du Dessin. Loft Marquardt, Paris, France
2009 The rejected. Aralis-galleria, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Take another look. Helsinki City Museum. Finland
2008 Introducing Artlab-gallery. Artlab-gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2006 I conserve, I dance, I paint. With Saara Törmä and Riikka Jokelainen. Galleria Majakka, Helsinki, Finland

Other work

2017 Cine Uni - short film / installation workshop for teenagers. Organised as a work group: Aalto University art education students / Amos Anderson Art Museum
2017 Substitute Art teacher at a high school, Helsinki
2015 Get to know by drawing - workshops and collective art work with Elina Rantasuo and Pauliina Jokela. A part of Helsinki Artists' association's Taidekehä (Art Circle) project.  Kannelmäki, Helsinki
2013– Illustrating Private Matter story, published in Voima Magazine 2013–2014
2013 Self portrait in the surrounding environment - workshops for school groups in Drawing in the Flesh exhibition, Vantaa Art Museum
2010–2014 Freelance museum guide at Amos Anderson art Museum, Helsinki
2010 Freelance museum guide at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Grants and Residencies

2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation/ Uusimaa Regional Fund (working grant 2 months)
2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Project Grant (Working Group)
2014 Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region. Project Grant (Working Group)
2014 Artist-in-residence: Kone Foundation, Working Grant for 2 months in Saari Residence, Mynämäki, Finland
2013 Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Travel Grant
2013 Arts Promotion Centre Finland. Project Grant
2013 Artist-in-residence: Florence, Italy. Finnish Artists´ Studio Foundation
2011 Artist-in-residence: Prague, Czech Republic. Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region

Memberships in Artists' Associations

MUU Artists' Association, Helsinki Artists' Association, Huuto