Laura Horelli
1976 née à Helsinki, Finlande
vit et travaille à Berlin, Allemagne


1997-2002 Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste - Städelschule, Klasse Bayrle, Frankfurt
1995-2001 Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, Department of Time and Space, MFA

Expositions Personnelles

Laura Horelli.Hannah-Höch-Förderpreis 2011, n.b.k, Berlin
The Terrace, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Translating Experiences, Goethe Institut, Nairobi
I have been considering making a vidéo about a ski ressort in Northern Finland and showing it in a gallery in Berlin, Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finlande
I have been considering making a vidéo about a ski ressort in Northern Finland and showing it in a gallery in Berlin, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Allemagne
Reports and Diaries, Galerie Ilka Bree, Bordeaux
Laura Horelli, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
You go Where You're Sent, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Kluuvin Galleria, Helsinki
Artists-in-Residence, AIAV-Gallery, Yamaguchi
Installaatio, Kuvataideakatemian Galleria, Helsinki

Expositions Collectives
Ars 11, Kiasma, Helsinki
SENT BY MAIL, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Kritische Komplizenschaft / Critical Complicity, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
Transatlantische Impulse - 15 Jahre Villa Aurora,Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Splace/ 12 Episoden im Fehrnsehturm, Fernsehturm, Berlin
Hydrarchy: Power and Resistance, Gasworks, London
Survival Kit 2, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga
Welt in der Hand / The World in your hand, Kunsthaus Dresden, Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Dresden
Who are you close to, Thrust Projects, New York
Event Site, Picture This Atelier, Bristol
Scorpio’s Garden, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Allemagne
The Collectors, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset, Danish & Nordic Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italie
Out of Contect, General Public, Berlin, Allemagne
CPH:DOX, The Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Shedding Details, Diagonale, with Ferhard Friedl, Festival des österreichischen Films, Graz, Autriche
History Acts, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Suede
Home is the Place You Left, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Norway
The Time of Distance, Field Project Space, Berlin, Germany; Helsinki, Finlande
Shrinking Cities, Pro Art Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Allemagne
Vertrautes Terrain, Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Allemagne
Virtuosic Siblings: Berlin/LA, Festival of Film/Art, Goethe Institute, Villa Aurora, LA, USA
L’Europe en devenir, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
Spectacle and Situation, Summer academy, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
Auszeit – Kunst und Nachhaltigkeit, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Social Design, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Fever, Variations, The 6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
Social Process/Procesul social, Periferic Biennale 7, Iasi, Romania
Street : Behind the Cliché, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
On the move, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
Circa Berlin, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Whatever happened to Social Democracy? / In 2052 …, Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden
50. Kunstpreis der Bötcherstraße in Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
Need to Document, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany
In This Colony, Kunstfort Bij Vijfhuizen, Haarlem, Netherlands
Water, Water everywhere, SmoCA, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Personal Spaces, Pavelhaus, Laffeld, Sweden
Ortsbegehung 11: Handlungsformate, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein et Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany
Screen fields, Session House, Tokyo, Japan
Transformer, AIAV, Yamaguchi, Japan
Berlin North, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Manifesta 5, San Sebastian
Emotion eins, Frankfurter Kunstverein und Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal
Laura Horelli / Deborah Ligorio, Kunstbank, Berlin
Schrumpfende Städte, Kunstwerke, Berlin (in collaboration with Kathrin Wildner)
Channel 0, AIAV and CATV network, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Ill Communication, Dundee Contemporary Arts
Fallen Angels, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
GNS, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Puerto Rico 02 [En Ruta], M&M proyectos, San Juan
Rent-a-Bench, a project in public space organised by Jacob Fabricius, Los Angeles
Germinations 13, Galeria Arsenal, Bilaystok
Plateau of Humankind, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italie
Ars01, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finlande
Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Francfort, Allemagne
Frankfurter Positionen 2001- Aktuelle Positionen im öffentlichen Raum, Frankfurt a.M.
Arbeit Essen Angst, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen
Max-Pechstein-Preis, Städtische Museum Zwickau
ALKU, Graduation Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki
Stuttgart 17.7.1956 - Salem (Wis)/USA 3.3.1977, Portikus, Fran

Laura Horelli is a conceptual artist, who deals with socio-cultural issues, such as globalisation, urbanism, gender and the media. She is interested in the exploration of different methods and tools of documentation.

The exhibition opens with an installation entitled "Karl-Marx-Allee and Kreshchatik", which is composed of photographs printed on panels, accompanied by a text. In this installation, Horelli displays her observations of these two boulevards of stalinist architecture; the Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin, where the artist lives and works, and Kreshchatik in Kiev. The comparison reveals certain differences, but also some similarities in relation to their use and status within the two capitals.
She uses these boulevards in order to reflect upon the historical, political and sociological situation in the places concerned. Through the text, offered to the public on a pedestal, it appears that Laura Horelli is not concerned with delivering an exhaustive study, but rather personal notes, comments and her own observations.

This subjective way of filtering information, is all the more visible in the other installation presented at the gallery. For the work "Reconfiguration du Monde", she takes the editions of the newspaper from the three days leading up to the opening of the exhibition, and offers a personal re-composition. These reconstructed editions are thus presented in the exhibition with the originals at the spectators’ disposition.

For the video "04.11.05" Laura Horelli records the evening news of France 2. She then replaces the soundtrack with the voiceovers of three women, living in Bordeaux, who talk about their daily activities on this specific day. It is left to the women, of three different age groups, to decide what is relevant to share with us. This concept was first elaborated in 2000, since which time it has been executed in several different places.