Laura Lappi: Born 1979 in Lahti, Finland; lives and works in Queens, New York



2008 Teacher of Art, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, nl

2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, AKI, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Enschede, nl

2005 Exchange during bachelor studies, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, us


Solo Exhibitions                                  

2016 Window of Perception, Taidevintti; Vääksy, fin

2016 Window of Perception, Galleria Uusi Kipinä; Lahti, fin

2013 Heartbeat, Site-specific installation; Asikkala, fin

2011 Bon Voyage!, Gallery de Aanschouw; Rotterdam, nl

2008 Wolfart project space; Rotterdam, nl

2007 Planet art project space; Enschede, nl


Selected Group Exhibitions        

2017 Union of Finnish Art Associations Year Exhibition, curated by Eeva Holkeri, Mariliis Rebane, Aleksandra Kiskonen and Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Riihimäki Art Museum, Riihimäki, fin

2017 I Was Meant To Love You, SÍM Gallery, Reykjavik, is

2017 Small Works 2017, curated by Bill Carroll, Trestle Gallery, New York, us

2017 Rover 2017, Starr Space Gallery, New York, us

2017 Nasty Women, Knockdown Center, New York, us

2016 Supermarket Art Fair, Presented by Tupajumi Foundation, Stockholm, se

2016 Rover 2016, StarrSpace Gallery, New York, us

2016 Screen(ing), curated by Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi, AC Institute, New York, us

2015 Almost Home, curated by Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi, Valerie Amend, Vera Petukhova and Becky Nahom, Gramercy Gallery, New York, us

2015 Structure - An Array of Parts, curated by Habby Osk, Galleri Vest, Reykjavik, is

2015 Bushwick Open Studios, 1717 Troutman, New York, us

2015 We do not know what it is exactly that you are doing, but does this makes anysense, curated by Faivovich & Goldberg. Video screenings in Museum Hilversum, Bonnefantenmuseum, Drents Museum, Museum de Fundatie, Museum De Pont, SCHUNCK*, Sandberg Instituut, WOW (NL), deBuren, Brussels (BE), Dortmunder U (DE) and East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN)

2014 Open Studios Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, us

2014 Access Art, Brooklyn Arts Council, New York, us

2014 Car Art, curated by Rolina Nell, Delft, nl

2014 This could be Rotterdam or anywhere, Kunstweekend Charlois, Rotterdam, nl

2013 Good Morning, Good Morning, curated by Lydia Weijers and Silvia Bakker, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, nl

2013 Supermarket Art Fair, Presented by HeavyMerryFinland; Stockholm, SE

2013 Re:Rotterdam International Art Fair, curated by Jaap Sleper, Rotterdam, nl

2013 De Nacht van Cinerama, curated by Remty Elenga, Rotterdam, nl

2013 Open Studios SVA, New York, us

2013 Twente Biennale 2013, curated by Kees de Groot, Enschede, nl

2013 HeavyMerryFinland, Titanik Galleria, Turku, fin

2012 Grensloos Kunst Verkennen, De Wijk-Ijhorst, nl

2012 Car Art, curated by Rolina Nell, Delft, nl

2012 Supermarket Art Fair, Presented by Tupajumi Foundation, Stockholm, se

2012 Re:Rotterdam International Art Fair, curated by Jaap Sleper, Rotterdam, nl

2012 HeavyMerryFinland, Recyclart, Brussels, be

2011 HeavyMerryFinland, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, nl

2011 Killing Darkness-Reflection, Foto Gallery, Rotterdam, nl

2011 Rotterdam Museum night 10x010, Foto Academy, Rotterdam, nl

2010 F.A.R.T. 2010, Boutique Hotel Quartier du Port, Rotterdam, nl

2010 Shaved or Natural, curated by Abner Preis, Gallery 182a, Rotterdam, nl

2009 Beeldfabriek, Rotterdam, nl

2009 Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila, phi

2008 Mogwai, Quezon city, phi

2008 Wolfart Project Space, Rotterdam, nl

2007 Planet Art, Enschede, nl

2006 One Minute Film Festival, Amsterdam, nl



2014 Argot - with Sigrun Gudmundsdottir, Winterwolven, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, nl

2013 A Banquet for Wandering Ghosts, with Dagmar Atladottir, TENT, Rotterdam, nl

2012 Nunatak, Re:Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam, nl

2012 Nunatak, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Worm, Rotterdam, nl

2011 Nunatak, B.A.D.,Rotterdam, nl

2011 Nunatak, Variety Show, Tent/Worm, Rotterdam, nl

2011 Nunatak, Wereld van Witte de With festival, Tent, Rotterdam, nl

2009 Erotic Horrors - with Rick Eikmans, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, nl



2017 Arts Promotion Center Finland, travel grant for residency

2016 Kauno ry, project grant

2015 Frame Contemporary Art Finland, travel grant for exhibition

2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Päijät-Häme Regional Fund, 6 month working grant

2014 Vermont Studio Center, residency grant, US

2013 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Päijät-Häme Regional Fund, project grant

2013 Mondriaan Fonds, travel grant for exhibition; Amsterdam, NL

2011 Frame Contemporary Art Finland, travel grant for exhibition

2011 Arts Council of Finland, travel grant for exhibition



2018 Coming: Yaddo, February 2018, Saratoga Springs, New York, us

2017 SIM Residency, July 2017, Reykjavik, is

2014 Vermont Studio Center, December 2014, Vermont, us

2013 SVA, Sculpture, Installation and New Media Art, June-July 2017, New York, us



Lahti Photographic Association

Lahti Arts Association

HeavyMerryFinland, Artist collective


Press Selection                                   

2017 Black Cat Journal “Success” edition zine, June 2017

2017 Don’t Miss The “Nasty Women” Exhibit, A Visual Protest,, January 12 2017

2017 See Inside the Nasty Women Art Exhibition, Metro US, January 11 2017

2016 Black Cat Journal, summer edition, August 2016

2016 Kipinässä haaveillaan ja muistellaan, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, January 2016

2016 Tyhjiksi jääneet valaistuvat, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, January 2016

2016 New York kutsuu Kopsuon autiotaloja, Uusi Lahti, Päijät-Häme, January 2016

2016 Live Stream video documenting, AC Institute, NY, January 2016

2015 Structure, An Array of Parts, Morgunbladid, IS, August 2015

2014 Trendbeheer, Kunstweekend Charlois, May 2014

2013 Titanik full of ideas, color and videos, Turun Sanomat, Sinikka Eskola, 2013

2013 Frame the Artist, video and photo documentation, Tent Rotterdam

2013 Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2013

2012 Beelden Magazine, issue 3/2012

2012 Design Art News, February 2012

2012 Nonsordino Magazine, issue 1/2012

2012 Recycl’Art, Sebastian Boulter, Parloori Magazine, Oktober 2012

2012 Interview: De Onwerkelijke realiteit van Laura Lappi,, Riikka Thitz, 2012

2012 Smelsslems. Blogspot, September 2012 

2011 The Shiny Planet Project, HeavyMerryFinland, December 2011

2011 NL10, HeavyMerryFinland, Oktober 2011

2011 We Own Rotterdam, HeavyMerryFinland, Oktober 2011

2011 VNF, FinMail, HeavyMerryFinland, Oktober 2011                                                     

2011 Trendbeheer, December 2011

2011 Artists in the World, website

2011 Stalk Talk video documentation, Duende Studios Rotterdam

2007 Illustration work, Pause Magazine


Projects, Curating                             

2016 Filming and editing production for artist Lorraine O’Grady, New York, us

2012 Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, filming and editing production, Rotterdam, nl

2012 Tent, filming and editing production, Rotterdam, nl

2011 HeavyMerryFinland- artist collective founder and curator (Rotterdam 2011, Brussels 2012, Stockholm 2013, Turku 2013, The TFHMF- award 2014, The TFHMF - award 2015)

2011 Nunatak-The Lonely Peak, sound performance collaboration with Rick Eikmans and Dagmar Atladottir

2011 Black Proof, experimental art and design collaboration with Sanna Järvelä

2009 SKVR, workshop teacher fine art, Rotterdam, nl

2008 Volya Films, Production assistant for the documentary film Prisoners of the Ground, director Stella van Voorst van Beest; nl/fin