Laura Kärki

Basic information

b. 1978, Lahti
Visual Artist, Sculptor, Conceptual Artist, Installation Artist, Sound Artist, Installation Artist
Residence: Berlin

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Artist’s Statement

In my artistic work, I combine poems, sculptures and a variety of soundscapes. In recent years, I have made a series of sound installations, to which I have attached sound and other material related to home. For several years now, my works have been dealing with the effect of being in a constant hurry to people’s living environment. My working processes are long, so a work’s arc from idea to a finished piece of work or installation may take several years. I like the slow maturation of the works, it is interesting but also a challenge, as the life surrounding us is very fragmented.

At the moment I am working in Berlin, Lahti and Helsinki.
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Current information

A Measured Presentation Solo exhitibion, 4.-27.1.2019, ARTag Gallery, Helsinki, Finland. Opening 3.1.2019 17-19. Download the exhibition catalog

Veikko Halmetoja curator of “The Picture Book” Nastola 2019, (FI)


Laura Kärki (b.1978) is a Finnish visual artist living and working in Germany, Finland and and artist residencies abroad. Laura Kärki is M.A. Master of Arts graduate 2006 of the the Aalto University School of Art and Design Helsinki, she has Bachelor's degree in textile design from Metropolia Vantaa and she has ceramics artisan from Tammela Art and Crafts school.
Kärki working with poems, installation, sculpture and sound. Her artworks deal with themes of alienation and being an outsider. Loneliness, relatives and friends forgotten in a hurry, and incapability for empathy are all connected to the social problems of the contemporary society. Her work has been exhibited in Finland and abroad such as Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Mänttä Art Festival, Museum of Wäinö Aaltonen, Museum of Vantaa. Her works are in the such as Finnish State Art Collections and Borenius & Kemppinen Art Collections.