Liina Siib is a visual artist, filmmaker, educator, curator and editor who lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia. She has studied printmaking and photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts and in exchange at the University of Westminster in London.
In her artistic practice, Liina Siib uses the means of film, video, photography, installation and performance. She is intrigued by various manifestations of people’s everyday practices and social space. Her works deal with characters, spaces and situations that tend to go unnoticed due to their ordinariness or are silenced or ignored. Siib combines her field observations with archival sources, historical accounts and various narratives circulating in the society as well as with psychoanalytic approaches and contemporary art and film theories.
Recently, she has been artist at residence at the Vasulka Chamber, Reykjavik (2018); HIAP, Finland (2016, 2017) and at Civitella Ranieri, Italy (2016).
In 2011 Liina Siib represented Estonia with her project A Woman Takes Little Space at the 54th Venice Art Biennale.
She has held personal exhibitions in Estonia, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland and Latvia. Her recent exhibition and film projects include Linda Vilde Museum, E. Vilde Museum/Tallinn Literary Centre (2021), Huldufólk / Hidden People, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn (2020), Politics of Paradise, Tallinn Art Hall (2019), RIBOCA1 Riga Biennial (2018), Urban Symphony in E-minor, Sinne Gallery, Helsinki (2018). In 2020 she co-curated the international group show Resemblance Through Contact: Grammar of Imprint.
2002–2013 she was editor of the magazine Estonian Art published by the Estonian Institute.
Since 2015, Liina Siib works as Professor of Graphic Art at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
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