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Laura Pappa is a graphic designer based in Amsterdam active mainly in the cultural field. She received her education from the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem. Her clients include Kunstverein Toronto, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museum of Estonian Architectureproject space ROZENSTRAAT, Biennale Matter of Art, and publisher Valiz, among others. Together with Elisabeth Klement she runs Asterisk Summer School, an annual graphic design summer programme based in Tallinn; in 2017 the two curated the exhibition Signals from the Periphery at the Tallinn Art Hall. She is currently teaching graphic design at ArtEZ University of the Arts (BA) and the Estonian Academy of Arts (MA). For non-commissioned work, visit


Contact: info(at)laurapappa(dot)biz

Nieuwpoortkade 2a-117, 1055 RX Amsterdam

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Come Closer

Come Closer: The Biennale Reader edited by Vít Havránek and Tereza Stejskalová
Co-published by Sternberg Press (Berlin) and (Prague)
Printed by Tiskárny Havlíčkův Brod, a.s. (Czech Republic)
140 x 210 mm, softcover, 304 pp.; English and Czech editions


Come Closer: The Biennale Reader, published on the occasion of the first Biennale Matter of Art in Prague, presents various perspectives on class, race, and gender differences as they manifest themselves in the specific contexts of post-socialist states—in their histories as well as in the present day.


Photos by Tereza Havlínková, except last two @monsterkamer