Laura Kuusk lives and works in Tallinn. Her works (in video, photography and installation) are connected to recycling anthropological visual (found) materials. Her latest works address the identity construction and its’ links to visual intertextual materials. Her latest solo show “Dear algorithm, ” at Tallinn Art Hall gallery was dealing with the identity creation at the age of copy-paste culture, technology and climate change.
She has studied at Annecy Higher Art School (DSRA, 2014), Estonian Academy of Arts (MA in photography, 2008) and Tartu University (BA in semiotics and cultural theory, 2005). She has done exchange studies at Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III University (2003). Kuusk works as an assistant professor in Estonian Academy of Arts since 2015. During the last two years she has been studying environmental technology at Tallinn University of Applied Sciences. In 2020-2021 she was a researcher at MOBERC30 “EUROREPAIR: Europeanisation through repair” research project at Ida-Virumaa by Francisco Martínez at Tallinn University.
At NART program and Reconfiguring Territories program I hope to be an agent of activation for the issue of natural and cultural territory changing through the consequences of war and climate change. The connecting element in my project will be water.