Laura Põld

born October 25, 1984 in Tallinn, Estonia, currently living and working in Vienna and Tallinn.


2018 – … The University of Art and Design Linz, Department of Sculptural Conceptions / Ceramics

2007 – 2010 University of Tartu, Department of Painting, MA

2003 – 2007 Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Ceramics, BA

Selected Solo and Duo-Exhibitions

2019 Burrows. An Elegy, Gallery Hobusepea, Tallinn, Estonia (upcoming)

2018 Artists in Collections: Laura Põld x Kunda Cement Museum, Kunda, Estonia, curated by Maarin Ektermann and Mary Talvistu

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

2016 Laura Põld / Johna Hansen. Serving Makes Place. Gallery Maebashi Works, Japan; Laura Põld / Johna Hansen. Awilda on a drift. Fireboat Tripitaka, Christianshavn, Copenhagen, Denmark;
Hundreds of Illusions Charted as Land, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia, curated by Peeter Talvistu

2015 Road To Silver Mine, Gallery Chemin du Bonheur, Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi, Japan

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

2013 Sigita Daugule / Laura Põld, Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky, Vienna, Austria;
Attempts to stage a landscape, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery

2012 Carolina Cyclone, Showroom for Young Art, Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky, Vienna, Austria

2011 Lost & Found, Tallinn City Gallery, Estonia

2010 Conversations with the Curtain, Tartu Art House, Estonia;
Adrijana Gvozdenovič / Laura Põld, Hope You Dance, bm:ukk exhibition space, Vienna, Austria

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Beings with, Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale, curated by Jenni Nurmenniemi, Fiskars, Finland;
What keeps me, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design Staircase gallery, Tallinn, curator Pille Kaleviste

2018 Ascending from the Liquid Horizon, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France, curator Kati Ilves;
How to: Live. Virtual Biographies, EKKM, Tallinn, Estonia, curator Marika Agu;
Lola Liivat. Spiritual resistance, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia, curator Hanna-Liis Kont;
Everyday Witchcraft, Kogo gallery, Tartu, Estonia, curator Merilin Talumaa;
Contemporary Art from Estonia, ECB, Frankfurt, Germany, curator Britta von Campenhausen;
Borderline, Valga Museum, Estonia, curator Peeter Talvistu;
A Hole in the Grey Curtain, Treignac Projet, Treignac, France, curator Sam Basu;
No Reptiles, Justice, Vienna, Austria, curator Sebastian Mittl;
Elisabeth Altenburg / Nahid Behboodian / Laura Põld, Gallery Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz, Austria;

2017 MUSAO, Masc Foundation, Vienna, Austria;
Estonian Photographic Art Fair, Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn, Estonia;
Instra-Structures – Monster of the Seven Lakes, Treignac Projet, France, curator Jussi Koitela;
Structured Frustrations, CC. art space Isfahan, Esfahan, Iran, curated by Samira Hashemi

2016 Shiro Oni Studio, group IV 2016, Onishi Brewery, Gunma, Japan;
The Great Painter, curated by Liisa Kaljula. Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia;
Köler Prize 2016. Exhibition of Nominees, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia;
Sense of Place, Tallinn Art Hall gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2015 Art Market Budapest, represented by Gallery Vaal, Budapest, Hungary;
New building, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia;
Fucking Andy, Eden, Techno, Disco. Mo.ë space, Vienna, Austria

2014 New Material, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Estonia;
Exodus to verdure. Tartu 1860–2014, Tallinn Art Hall, curator Peeter Talvistu;
Tallinn – Carcassonne, Jesuit College and Chapel, Carcassonne, France

2013 Kunst in der Landschaft 9, Gut Gasteil, Prigglitz, Austria;
7. ICA, Art Without Borders, Kulmbach, Germany;
CHA-2013. The Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

2012 Archaeology and the Future of Estonian Art Scenes, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia;
Collection of Desires. Contemporary Estonian Art From Private Collections. Museum of Contemporary Art of Estonia;
Reproduktionen, Künstraum Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria;
7-Ateliers: exhibition and open studios, Showroom Ulrike Hrobsky, Vienna, Austria;
NordArt2012, Büdelsdorf, Germany;
NOT ONLY, Factory-Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany;
Collective Video Bohai @ Luminale Frankfurt 2012, Frankfurt, Germany;
TALLINZ, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria;

2011 Young Painter Prize nalists 2011, Titanikas, Vilnius, Lithuania;
Estonian painting. Laura Põld, Maarit Murka, Sirja-Liisa Eelma. Old Town Art Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania;
The Family, März Project Space, Tallinn, Estonia;
Confrontations and Provocations. An Insight into Estonian Contemporary Art, National Museum of Warsaw, Poland and Contemporary Art Museum, Szczecin, Poland, curator Eha Komissarov.

Grants and Awards

2019 ISCP-EKKAK residency at ISCP, New York

2018 The Grand Prize in Visual and applied arts, Cultural Endowment of Estonia

2016 Köler Prize grand prix

2014 Annual award in Visual and applied arts, Cultural Endowment of Estonia

2013 Ado Vabbe prize

2011 Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria

2009 DoRa Scholarship

2008 Eduard Wiiralt’ Stipend

Residencies / Symposiums

2019 International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP-EKKAK residency, New York, USA (Oct.-Nov.)

2018 Kunda Cement Museum, Estonia (March)
Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz, Austria (Jan. – Feb.)

2017 eu-art-network Symposium 2017, Cselley Mühle, Oslip, Austria (August);
Treignac Project, Limousin region, France (July);
Va Space, Isfahan, Iran (April);
Ateliers Höherweg e. V., Düsseldorf, Germany (Jan. – March)

2016 Maebashi Works, Gunma, Japan (Nov. – Dec.);
Shiro Oni Studio, Gunma, Japan (Oct. – Nov.)

2015 AIR Chemin du Bonheur, Hokuto-shi, Japan (May);
Artist-in-Residence Yamanashi, Japan (March – April)

2014 International Ceramics Symposion, Kohila, Estonia (July)

2013 Kunst in der Landschaft 9, Gut Gasteil, Austria (March)

2011 Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria (Nov. – Dec.)

2010 Artist-in-Residence Schloss Laudon, Vienna, Austria (Oct. – Dec.)

Professional Memberships

2018 Estonian Ceramists’ Association

2011 Tartu Artists’ Union

2010 Estonian Artists’ Association

Works in collections

2019 Art Museum of Estonia

2018 European Central Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany

2014 Art Museum Bayreuth, Germany

2011 Tartu Art Museum, Estonia


2016 Laura Põld and Hundreds of Illusions Charted as Land, edited by Peeter Talvistu. Tartu Art Museum, 2016, 264 p., EST/ENG

Selected media publications in English

2018 Ascending from the Liquid Horizon at Le Lieu Unique, Art Viewer, 23.12.2018.
Stacey Koosel. Beige Magic. Arterritory, 27.08.2018.
Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Everyday Witchcraft’ at Kogo gallery. Echo Gone Wrong, 20.08.2018.
‘Everyday Witchcraft’ at Kogo Gallery. Blok magazine, 27.08.2018.
“Everyday Witchcraft” at Kogo Gallery. Artmirror, 23.08.2018

2017 Six Questions: Laura Põld, Tique art paper.
Artists’ Spaces. 16 studio visits. Interviewed and edited by Annika Toots and Merilin Talumaa. Published by the Estonian Academy of Arts. 328 pages.

2016 Means of Reaching a Destination, Maris Karjatse. Magazine.;
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.
Baltic Art Superstar, Where Are You?, Agnese Čivle, Odrija Fišere, Art Territory.
Looking at Painting Volume 2. Created and Published by Jessie Churchill. Published in Leeds. 208 pages.

2014 Artist Mobility and the Baltic Cities: Revealing a Transnational Art World, Emma Duester. Echo Gone Wrong magazine.

An Education – Laura Põld. Estonian Art magazine.