Kaisla Laranta 

I am an Barcelona based artist, writer and activist, from Helsinki, Finland.

 I grew up on an island so the sea and nature have always been present and important aspect of my life. I feel like my northern roots and mediterranean home give me a view to see things from two perspectives. I get inspiration from the things around that  bring up an emotion. I capture  my surroundings, and channel them into art.  

 

 

Art media: 

Mostly I work with resin and acrylic paints but also create installations and videos, and  work with clay and lights. 

 

Poet project:

I founded Sanataide lava - collective with Elena Sulin, after I graduated from Laajasalon opisto. The collective is made of  group of poets who perform their self written pieces on stage. The collective has performed in many bars and festivals including: Suvilahti Planeetta festival, Solstice festival, and Visio festival.

 

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Exhibitions and work

Education 

Upcoming

Lunar society, Helsinki 2021 

2020-2021>

Postgraduate In art therapy

FAEP group, Can Serrat artist residency 2021, sept. 

Past

2020

Siesta is a privilege, Galleria Kalleria , Helsinki 

Foundation in art therapy , Metafora 

2021

2018-2020

Metafora, Barcelona , visual arts  advanced dibloma

Trash & Crystals, Mutuo Galeria, Barcelona

2021

2020

Wet ocean, Open studios, Metafora, Barcelona 

2019

Little things,  Galleria ellen van sofa, Helsinki 

2017-2018

Laajasalo-Academy, Helsinki, creative writing  graduate

2018-2019

2018

Head of decoration and artistic design, Visio Festival

 Industrial imagination, Visio Festival installations, Helsinki 

2014-2015

Merenkävijät ry, Sailing teacher training, Helsinki

Residencies 

2021

Konvent international artist residency, Berga Catalunya

FAEP group (feminist artist group, Hangar Residency 

Elias-koulu Steiner school, Helsinki, High school graduate

2003-2016 

Contact Me

+358405349064

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