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Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platfom until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as Ptarmigan during these years.

Some of the people who were involved with Ptarmigan are now operating Temporary.

Ptarmigan is a non-profit initiative to house projects that exist outside of the realm of the traditional. We seek to provide space for adventurous and challenging scenarios, whether it be performance, visual art, sound, interactive work, or other ideas.

Ptarmigan existed as a physical space in the Vallila area of Helsinki from July 2009 through January 2011. At the moment, Ptarmigan is not connected to a physical space but is functioning as a mobile curatorial project.  We are excited to be partnering with Oksasenkatu 11 in Töölö and XL Art Space in Kaisaniemi, two places which will serve as a home for many of our events and projects.   In 2011 we will continue to operate our Nordic/Baltic artist-in-residency programme, schedule public events and develop our creative community. Also, please check out our new satellite location in Tallinn.

Current co-directors of Ptarmigan are: James Andean, Marek Pluciennik, Amal Laala, Christine Langinauer, Sari Kivinen. 



Contact us via email: helsinki (at)