(b.1972) is a visual artist from Tallinn, Estonia whose interest is in the relationship between a person and a space / place. Her work shows us the possibilities of photography as visual language and is full of allusions and allegories.
(b.1968) is an artist, curator and professor of contemporary art in very broad sense, from performance to relational aesthetic, from installations to painting.
(b.1980) is a painter whose main interest lies in merging photographic realities with various painting techniques and concepts. His works are frequently based on architectural space, still life and the meditative nature of time.
(b.1978) is a Tallinn based photographer. In her many powerful
portrait series, Muravskaja deals with the themes of (new) nationalism and identity.
(b.1977) is a jewellery artist and designer of TVJ / Tanel Veenre Jewellery. He has exhibited his works in more than 200 solo and group exhibitions around the world.
(b.1979) is an installation artist living and working in Tallinn, who was a member of Non Grata for 10 years (1998-2008).
(b.1973) is a conceptual painter and drawing artist, her work includes several site specific and social art projects. Her artwork is based on image study, conceptual thought and technical perfection in painting and focused on the expectations and possibilities associated with hidden or even non-existent objects.
(b.1976) is an installation and performance artist, writer and documentary filmmaker living and working in Tallinn.
(b.1973) is a sound, video, performance and installation artist.
(b.1961) is an interdisciplinary artist who works with painting, performances, installations, video, text and sound, often merging them together into “total installations”.
(b.1991) is an interdisciplinary video artist, who lives and works in Vienna.
(b.1962) is an Estonian photographer and Tartu university Visiting Professor of Liberal Arts. His work has been exhibited internationally since 1990, and is held in various public and private collections. He has had work commissioned for public space, such as his installation of President Lennart Meri in Tallinn Airport.
(b.1965) is an Estonian multimedia artist, working within the mediums of video, drawing and the internet.
(b.1975) is an award winning photographer and video artist who lives
and works in Tallinn.
(b.1964) is an Estonian artist primarily known for her paintings, collages and installations in uenced by pop art.
(b.1965) is a graphic artist, photographer and filmmaker.
(b.1963) is a visual artist working with video, photography, installation and performance. In 2011 she represented Estonia with her project A Woman Takes Little Space at the 54th Venice Art Biennale. Since 2015 she is the Professor of Graphic Art at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Liina Siib was the Editor of the Estonian Art magazine from 2002 to 2015 (2002–2012 in tandem with Eero Epner).
(b.1982) is a photographer with a background in semiotics who works as an Assistant Professor of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Her work studies the narrative situation in art, focusing on the gaze, the (power) relationships between viewer and image, and various means of producing narratives.
(b.1975) is a multichannel meta-artist. He actively explores and blends di erent media, from conceptual objects to total audio-visual environments: all together functioning as a hypertextual research of meaning-making and cultural codes, collective and personal myths.
(b.1963) is a Tallinn based conceptual painter who combines techniques from
different painting styles, from geometric abstractionism to pop art and nouveau réalisme.
(b.1959) is a multi-talented artist. She is best known for her video work which has been widely exhibited internationally since 1997.
(b.1958) is an internationally renowned Estonian jewelry artist by profession; metaphysicist by metier. As the Head of the Jewelry Department at the Estonian Academy of Arts, she has shaped a generation of Estonian jewelry artists. Mälk’s signature aesthetic is dark, esoteric, poetic and other worldly.
(b.1955) entered the art scene in the 1980s, he received several grand prizes from the Soros Contemporary Art Center in the 1990s. He participated in the Gwangju Biennial in South-Korea in 1995, represented Estonia at the Venice Biennial in 1999, is an active member of the art-organization Estonian Energies.
(b.1981) is a sculpture, sound and installations artist.
(b.1982) is a visual artist whose work includes photos, installations and videos that explore urban space, gender studies and male sexuality.
(b.1961) is a video artist, painter and Professor at the Painting Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. He is often acknowledged as one of the first internationally recognized Estonian contemporary artists.
(b.1985) works and lives in Tallinn at Flo Kasearu House Museum.
She has played with themes of the private and public space, freedom, economic depression, patriotism and nationalism and domestic violence with more value placed on irony than aesthetics.
(b.1969) is an artist whose bricolage-like works emphasizes aspects of the personal as well as using trash as material.
(b.1969) is a founder of the internationally acclaimed Theatre NO99, director and artist. In addition to theatre she has excelled in video and performance art.
(b.1978) is an interdisciplinary artist and composer.
Estonian Art 20
Estonian Art is a magazine dedicated to promoting art, design and architecture that has been published by the Estonian Institute since 1997. Estonian Art celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special publication that looks back on the last 20 years of Estonian contemporary art, as told from the perspective of the artists. Fifteen Estonian artists were invited to interview the artist who had influenced their work. The conversations between thirty artists are accompanied with portraits by Mark Raidpere.
Editor: Stacey Koosel
Designer: Jaanus Samma
Photographer: Mark Raidpere
Format: 240 x 185 x 18 mm
Publisher: Estonian Institute, 2018
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