Laura Beloff

Born 1964 in Finland, lives in Finland. With acclaimed international reputation as an artist, Laura Beloff’s works can be described as
peculiar wearable objects, programmed structures and participatory, networked installations.
In her pieces she combines technology fluently with various mediums ranging from video to textile,
from sound to sculptural and organic materials. Many of her works deal with individuals in the global
society trying to adapt to highly complex technologically enhanced world, which is becoming
increasingly mobile. Collaboration with other artists, musicians and computer scientists has been
one of the features typical for her working methods.

Beloff has exhibited widely in various museums, galleries and major media-art events in Europe
and worldwide, recently f.e. in Vienna (2011), in Russia and Brazil (2008) and in the Venice
Biennale (2007). She has received various grants, residencies and awards; 2009 Prix Ars
Electronica Honorary mention in Next Idea-category, 2002 Vida5.0 honorary mention/Spain,
2000 File-festival the 3rd prize/Brazil, etc.

2002-06 she was Professor for media arts at the Art Academy in Oslo, Norway.
2007-11 she was awarded a five-year grant by the Finnish state.
2009-2010, 2011 she has been a visiting Professor at The University of Applied Arts in Vienna (AT).
Currently (2011) she is on the edge of finishing a PhD within Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth.
Member of "Artists’ Association of Finland, m-cult Media Culture Association".


Related Lab(s): Prototypisieren. Eine Messe für Theorie und Kunst (2008)

Related Publication(s): Prototypisieren. Eine Messe für Theorie und Kunst