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I am a visual artist working with sculpture, site-specificity and site-curiosity. In my work, I often explore the in-between zones, for instance the divisions between public-private / home-work / everyday-fun. With also a touch of empathy and humour.


Upcoming: Kaupunkikellunta / City Drifting, Turku (september 2023)



Ville Ruuska (b. 1987)                    

ville1ruuska (at)

Instagram: @villeruuska



2019-     Turku University of applied sciences, Turku Arts Academy, Visual artist

2016-2018    Vocational degree in visual and media arts, Pekka Halonen’s Academy

2004-2007    Matriculation examination, Espoo co-ed high school, Espoo


Solo exhibitions

2023    Kaupunkikellunta / City Drifting, Turku

2021    Sivutuote (By-product) - B-gallery project space, Turku

2018    Lisätty kissa, sekä muuta (Augmented cat, and stuff) - Unckan art and print store, Helsinki

2017    What do you know about me -  Showroom 3022, Helsinki


Group and joint exhibitions

2024    Turku artist association 100 year exhibition, Turku Kunsthalle (January 2024)

2023    The Realm of fine arts, Drone - Mänttä. Curated by Ilari Laamanen

2023    Nytt-23 Turku arts academy graduation exhibition, Taiteentalo / Kunsthalle, Turku

2022    Sculpture as a carbon storage, Turku Kunsthalle, (coming in october 2022)

2022    Ikuisen kesän pop-up galleria, Heikintori/Tapiola, Espoo

2022    Mail-art exhibition - B-gallery project space, Turku

2022    Escaping spaces - Köysiratagalleria, Turku

2022    Hiostamo 3 - Köysiratagalleria, Turku

2021    The 97th Annual Exhibition of the Turku Artists’ Association - Turku Kunsthalle, Turku

2021    Daydreaming Pukkila - Pukkila industrial area, Turku

2021     Mehuhetki - Space 81 culture and event space, Turku

2021     Kosminen salonki 2021 - Kosminen kollektiivi, Helsinki

2021     Creosote orienteering - Undisclosed location, Turku

2020     Ollaanko jo perillä? (Are we there yet?) - Free City of Kalasatama Olohuone, Helsinki

2020     Everything went… - Köysiratagallery, Turku

2019     Funeral of Styles - Vacant business space, Helsinki

2018     Väre - Pekka Halonen’s academy graduation show, Helsinki

2015     Skateboard graphics show - Lamina skateshop Kamppi, Helsinki


Publications and other artistic projects

2021     Things between me and things -magazine, Utu.painaa publication 003

2020    Tranquility -mural, with Jussi Lipasti at Vino-gallery, Turku concert hall

2019    Suvilahti skatepark theme painting for Helsinki-day, as a part of a artist group

2018     Suvilahti skatepark theme painting for Helsinki-day, as a part of a artist group

2018     ATO Zine, collection of young contemporary artists

2017     Commision for an interactive, communal drawing for the Mall of Kamppi night of the arts, Helsinki

2017    Duudsonit Activity Park Espoo - Design and painting of the activity theme park

2016     Twist Café Kamppi - Commission painting

2016     Memphis restaurant Kamppi - Commission painting

2016     Duudsonit Activity Park Tornio - Design and painting of the activity theme park


Other related work experience

2022    Intern as gallery technician and assistant, Titanik gallery, Turku

2021    Technician, installer - Makasiini contemporary, Turku

2018    Technician - teamLab exhibition, Amos Rex, Helsinki

2017    Voluntary internship - Art fair Suomi ‘17, Helsinki


2023   Young artist grant, Finnish art society

2023   Working grant, The arts promotion centre Finland

2018    Grant for equipment, Tukilinja


Arte ry, The Association of Finnish Sculptors, Kuvasto ry




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