Camilla Vuorenmaa preparing for her solo exhibition at EMMA

Invited as the first resident of the Young Skills Residency, hosted by YOSK, Young Skills Osuuskunta/ Cooperative, Camilla Vuorenmaa is working with new woodcuts in a new residency program at Jurva, located in the province of Western Finland/Southern Ostrobothnia region. At the residency Vuorenmaa can experiment with different wood materials and research techniques with woodcraft expert Kaj Lindgård. The residency offers a studio, accommodation and assistance with materials and production. Hosted guests are encouraged to experiment and assistants can produce prototypes for the visiting artists/designers. The surrounding nature and calmness of the environment are ideal for short-term intensive working periods. The duration of the residencies can be from one week to several months.

The YOSK Cooperative wants to treasure and develop the long tradition of woodcraft in the region and will continue the residency program with international designers in Autumn 2015.

Recently Vuorenmaa was awarded with the Fine Arts Academy of Finland’s award. Her award solo exhibition will open early next year 2016 in EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art. Vuorenmaa has graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, and lives and works in Helsinki.

Camilla Vuorenmaa and Kaj Lindgård.