CV

Jouni Samuel Laiti

Born in Ohcejohka (Utsjoki) in 1965, lives and works in Anár (Inari), Finland

Education

2016-2019

Master´s degree programme in duodji, Sámi Allaskuvla (Sámi University of Applied
Science). Guovdageaidnu, Norway.

2012-2013

Teacher's pedagogical studies. Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Rovaniemi.

2008-2011

Bachelor´s degree programme in duodji. Sámi Allaskuvla (Sámi University of Applied Science).

Guovdageaidnu, Norway.

1982-1985

Vocational degree in subsistence livelihoods (Luontaistalouden harjoittajan tutkinto). Sámi
Education Institute. Anár (Inari), Finland.

Career

2011-

Lecturer in Sámi handicrafts and culture. Sámi Education Institute. Anár (Inari), Finland.

1994-

Duojár (Sámi craftsman). Ohcejohka (Utsjoki) / Anár (Inari), Finland.

1981-2010

Badjeolmmoš (reindeer herder). Gálddoaivve bálggus (Gálddoaivi reindeer cooperative).
Ohcejohka (Utsjoki), Finland.

Upcoming Exhibitions

A private exhibition will be open at the Korundi Museum In Rovaniemi in 2023.

Selected group exhibition will be open at the Mudac Museum in Lausanne In 2023. Switzerland.

Previous Exhibitions

10/2019

Selected group exhibition. Pop-up Exhibition with the 2019 class of Master students in Duodji
from Sami University College. Sámi Center for Contemporary Art. Kárášjohka (Karasjok), Norway.

9/2019

Selected group exhibition. The Duddjot (Craft) Exhibition. Institut finlandais. Paris, France.

6/2019

Selected group exhibition. Ihmisen aika. Mäntän kuvataideviikot. Mänttä, Finland.

5/2019

Selected group exhibition. Transactions & Impulsions. Lapin yliopisto. Rovaniemi, Finland.

1/2019

Selected solo exhibition. The Powerful Voices of the Earth. Sámi Museum Siida. Anár (Inari), Finland.

Publications

Jouni S. Laiti (ed.) 2018. Garraduodji (Sámi Handicrafts). Sámi Education Institute. Anár (Inari), Finland.

Procurement for Public Spaces, Other Exhibition Activities, and Prizes

2019

The pain of the Earth – contains three works of art. Kiasma. Finnish National Gallery. Helsinki, Finland.

2019

Giellalávgguheaddji (North Sámi language immersion advocate). Sámi Education Institute. Anár
(Inari), Finland.

2014

A candlestick made of birch burl and reindeer antler. Diocese of Oulu. Oulu, Finland.

2010

A traditional sámi cradle for a baby. Diocese of Oulu. Oulu, Finland.

2009

Exhibition of photography. Pedar Jalvi -library. Ohcejohka (Utsjoki), Finland.

2005

A knife made of reindeer antler. Sámi Duodji ry (Sámi Handicraft Association). Anár (Inari), Finland.

2000

A knife made of birch burl and reindeer antler. Sámi Museum Siida. Anár (Inari), Finland.

1997

A traditional wooden coffin. The Várjjat Sámi Musea/Varanger Sámi Museum (VSM). Várjjat (Varanger), Norway.

1996

Lapland sheaf knife (Lapinpuukko) – victory of the class. Fiskars Knife Days. Fiskars, Finland.

1996

Decorative sheaf knife (Korupuukko) – honorable mention of the class. Fiskars Knife Days. Fiskars,
Finland.