Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platform until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as/at Ptarmigan during these years.
A 2 day workshop for approximately 10 participants looking at culture as a form of resistance in society and our daily lives. Faciltated by Amal Laala as part of the Space is the Place exhibition workshops at Kuvataideakademia (co-organised by Kuvataideakademia, Ptarmigan & XL Art Space).
Amal Laala is a socially engaged artist who's work is often temporary and fleeting, interacting with public space and communities to creatively activate discussion, experimentation and play. Strongly concept based she uses a range of mediums, from performance to projection, public installation and interventions to street art. Laala has had work as part of The XIV Biennale of young artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Macedonia (2009) and of various residency programs, including Platform, Vaasa (2010) and Art Omi International Artist Residency, NY (2009). Working as an artist educator in Museums such as; Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Britain and South London Gallery, she is currently Youth Programme Coordinator at the Helsinki Art Museum. Presently Laala is managing a satellite project, involving a six-month series of workshops with final outcomes shown at an off-site premises in conjunction with the museum and World Design Capital Helsinki. With a BA in Photography and a diploma in International Public Art, Laala is currently completing her MA in Environmental Art at Aalto school of Art and Design.