Ilari Laamanen is a New York-based curator focusing on contemporary art and interdisciplinary projects. In his work he often contemplates on communication in hyperconnected culture. He is interested in experimental and overlooked modes of artistic expression.
Drone is the third Realm of Fine Arts exhibition in Mänttä-Vilppula, Finland. It brings together the works of fourteen (14) recently graduated artists from all six Finnish universities of applied sciences teaching fine arts.
Laamanen is also the curator of the main exhibition of the seventh Tallin Photomonth contemporary art biennial (Oct–Nov 2023). His earlier projects include: curating Niskanen & Salo’s sound installation Murmurations to Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York (2020); curating the ninth edition of Momentum Biennial in Moss, Norway (2017); and editing publications Crossroads – New Views on Art and Environment (2019), MOBIUS Manual (2017), and Beyond the Pleasure Principle (2017).
Laamanen received his MA in Curating, Managing and Mediating Art at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture and his BA in Media studies at the University of Turku.
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