Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platfom 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 Ptarmigan during these years.

Some of the people who were involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary.

International artists in Tallinn roundtable
artist talks : seminar : Q&A
22 July, 2013 00:00 19:00
Featuring artist: Juan Carlos Duarte Regino
presented by Polymer & Ptarmigan

Join us for a series of presentations by international artists who are on residency this summer at Culture Factory Polymer and Ptarmigan. Each artist will give a brief presentation of their work, followed by an open discussion. We'll discuss the role of text and language in a mobillity-based practice, the future of media-defined art, and the impressions of Tallinn on the artists so far.


  • Amira Aranda (Cuernavaca, Mexico) : Artist books and text based art
  • Engin Arcan (Diyarbakir, Turkey) : Poetry rooted in codes, meaning and mathematics
  • Rose Staff (Australia) : VJ skills/mapping in a fine art context.
  • Juan Carlos Duarte Regino (Mexico City/Helsinki) : current Ptarmigan artist-in-residence, Pulsar Kite project.

This talk is free, but please wear clothing made from natural fabrics only.