Ulla Juske // Tallinn // Dublin

Art making begins with drawing, making lists and taking notes.

Everyday observations, conversations, thoughts, day-dreams, memories, family archive and passed on stories.

Investigation of cultural identity, belonging, concept of home and displacement emerges.


Ulla Juske has a MA in ‘Art in the Digital World’ in National College of Art and Design (Ireland) and a BA in Fine Art Sculpture in Estonian Academy of Arts. Since then Juske has undertaken projects individually and collaboratively in Estonia, Finland, Ireland and UK. 2011 she received an Young Artist Award, 2013 Adamson Eric Award and in 2015 a 6-month Bursary Award from Estonian Cultural Endowment. In 2015 she became a member of Black Church Print Studio.

Ulla Juske is working in collaboration with Ella Bertilsson since 2015.


Curriculum Vitae




2012- 2014   National College for Art and Design, Art in the Digital World, MA

2008-2011   Estonian Academy of Arts, Sculpture, BA

2007-2008   Ballyfermot College for Future Education, Art, Design and Mixed Media


Solo Exhibitions


2018     11.9km Northwest of the City Centre, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, in collaboration with Ella                      Bertilsson

2017     The Museum of an Unknown Person, Dublin. Commission for the Treeline Project,

in collaboration with Ella Bertilsson

2017     The Waiting Room, ArtBox, Dublin, in collaboration with Ella Bertilsson

2016     You are Missing From Me, Haapsalu Linnagalerii, Haapsalu, in collaboration with

               Hanna Piksarv and Eva Järv

2016     Uncertain Matter, Nordic House, Reykjavik, in collaboration with Ella Bertilsson

2015     Time is What Happens When Nothing Else Does, The Hut Project, Commission

              for OPW and RHA, Dublin, in collaboration with Ella Bertilsson

2014     Inventory II: Grand Reading, Tartu Kunstimaja, Tartu

2013     How to spot a terrorist? Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn

2012     Gatecrasher, Mad Art Gallery, Dublin


Selected Group Exhibitions


2018      Metaphors for Home, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, in collaboration with Hanna Piksarv and Eva


2018      SheFest, 35 Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield, collaboration with Ella Bertilsson

2017      Attitude Precedes Form, The Library Project, Dublin, in collaboration with Ella                                             Bertilsson

2016      In the Making, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, in collaboration with Ella Bertilsson

2015      Nahaalused lood, Riigikogu galerii, Tallinn

2015      ERROR, Leyden Gallery, London

2014      See the Future, MFA Graduate Show, NCAD, Dublin

2014      Intermingle, Platform Arts, Belfast

2013      Excess Baggage, EKA G ja Disainigalerii kelder, Tallinn

2012      The One Minutes, The Slade School of Fine Art, London

2012      Mother and Daughter, Tartu Kunstimaja, Tartu


Grants, Awards, Residencies


2018     Culture Ireland Funding

2018     Residency, Nordic Artist’ Centre (NKD), Dale, Norway

2017      INCUBATE Residency, Draoícht, Dublin

2017      PROCESS Residency, ArtBox, Dublin

2017      Mobility Funding Award, Nordic Culture Point

2016      Residency in SIM (Association for Icelandic Artist) in Reykjavik, Iceland

2015      Bursary Award, Estonian Cultural Endowment

2014      Community Art Project in Saari Residency, Finland

2014      Residency in Amandus Adamson Studio Museum, Paldiski

2013      Adamson-Eric award for young artist

2013      Culture Ireland as part of EU Presidency

2011      Young Artist Grant

2011      Bursary award, project ’52 Ideas and Surprises’, Tallinn Cultural Capital

Reviews and Media


2016     RUV Radio Culture News, 22nd of September

2015     James Merrigan, online ‘BillionJournal’: Hut Life, 9th of December

2014     Indrek Gregor, Estonian Cultural Weekly ‘Sirp’: Installatsiooni iseloomustab endistelt                töö, 14th of November

2013     Kardi Karro, Eesti Ekspress: Toidublogi: Ulla Juske, 11th of September