Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

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.


During May and June 2012 Ptarmigan orchestrated a two week programme at the art container in the middle of Helsinki in collaboration with the Arts Council of Uusimaa. We have recently compiled a pdf document and a video detailing the events that took place. The Ptarmigan team developing Kontaining was: Amal Laala, James Andean, Marek Pluciennik and Sari tm Kivinen. The artists who participated in Kontaining were: Creative Sustainability students of Aalto University, Karri Kokko, Joséphine A. Garibaldi, Paul Zmolek, Baaba Jakeh, James Andean, Marek Pluciennik, Sari tm Kivinen, Johnny Amore, Hermanni Saarinen, Carlos Llavata, Helsinki Hack- lab, Laura Uusitalo, Christine Langinauer, Otzir Godot, Beniamino Borghi, Marianne Decoster-Taivalkoski, Gaile Griciute, Kirstine Lindemann, Libero Mureddu, Carmelo Nesci, Alejandro Olarte, Linda Priha, Leyla Nasibova, Verónica Bluguermann, Reha Discioglu, Hannah Harkes, Anna Rouhu & Guadalupe López-Íñiguez, P o P _ X & the Nasty Power Bitch, Arlene Tucker, Sari Toivola, Nate Williams, Marko Juhani Roininen, Eero Savela, Il- mari Heikinheimo, Julius Heikkilä, Nicolas Rehn, Madis Katz, Giorgio Convertito, Antonio Alemanno Konkra, Jari Heinonen, FILMVERKSTADEN, and Liina Kuittinen.

click HERE to see the pdf document of kontaining

click HERE to watch the video