Liina Siib

Born in Tallinn, Estonia

Education
2002  MA Photographic Studies, University of Westminster, London (in exchange)
2001–2003  MA Photographic Studies, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, MA
1998  ArtsLink Fellowship program, The Friends of Photography/Anselm Adams Center,
San Francisco, USA
1995  America-bound II Exchange artist, The Lower East Side Printshop, New York, USA
1983–1989  Estonian Academy of Arts, graphic art

 

Solo exhibitions
2016
Fokus Baltikum Estland: Liina Siib. Nordic House, Faroe Islands
Das Trugbild / The Chimera. Together with Kaire Rannik. Showraum Trofejas, Berlin, Germany
The Chimera. Together with Kaire Rannik. Draakoni Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2014
Saaremaa Waltz. Valjala Community Centre, Saaremaa, Estonia
Saaremaa Waltz. Saaremaa Kunstistuudio Gallery, Kuressaare, Estonia
Our Personal Archives. Together with Jaana Kokko. Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Lass springen und schwingen! Spin around and twirl. ifa-Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
Time Out. Haapsalu Town Gallery, Haapsalu, Estonia
Lass springen und schwingen! Spin around and twirl. ifa-Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2013
Mass Line, large-scale interactive performance. In collaboration with and produced by Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, Sweden

2012
A Woman Takes Little Space – vol 3. Pärnu Museum, Pärnu, Estonia

2011
Sylt Without Ulrike. Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
A Woman Takes Little Space. Palazzo Malipiero, Estonian pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, Italy

2010
Gimme Danger. Tallinn City Gallery, Estonia

2009
The Man In The Back Seat. Tallinn City Gallery, Estonia
A Woman Takes Little Space. Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2008
Happy Hunting Grounds. Hop Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Apartness. Giedre Bartelt Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2006
Lla Ri Lli Ra. Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Eye Strip. Giedre Bartelt Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2005
Marlowe. Tallinn City Gallery, Estonia
Dexiosis. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia

2004
Movie Posters. The Scotland House, Brussels, Belgium

2003
Stepdesires. Rotermann Salt Storage Arts Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

2002
Le Carceri. Les Boreales Festival. Centre d’Art Contemporain, Herouville St. Clair, France
Klips! Gallery of the Hansabank, Tallinn, Estonia

2001
Phantastische Bibliothek, Wetzlar, Germany

2000
Children’s Album Part 2. Tallinn City Gallery, Estonia
Children’s Album Part 1. Gallery of Tartu Childrens’ Art School, Tartu, Estonia

1999
Hypnosis. Gallery G, Helsinki, Finland

1998
Seance. Haapsalu Town Gallery, Haapsalu, Estonia
Pastoral. Rakvere Gallery, Rakvere, Estonia

1997
Hospitality. Kivisilla Gallery, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
Three Statements on Innocence. Estonian Embassy, Riga, Latvia
Presumed Innocence. Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Mr. Horton and His Cigar. Galerie am Brauhaus, Hettstedt, Germany

1996
Exit. Matinpalo Museum, Nastola, Finland

1995
Cage. Gallery Draakon, Tallinn, Estonia

1992
Talking. Being Silent. Gallery Draakon, Tallinn, Estonia

 

Group exhibitions
2017
Les Rencontres Internationales, New Cinema and Contemporary Art. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
30 Colourful Years. The Sadolin Art Collection. Mikkel Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
The Eloquent Body. Works from the Collections of Tartu Art Museum. Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
Les Rencontres Internationales, New Cinema and Contemporary Art, at Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
AFF 2017, ARS Filmfestival, ARS Project Space, Tallinn, Estonia

2016
Food We Cook. Estonian National Museum, Tartu, Estonia
2nd KuFF – Kumu Art Film Festival. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
The Age of Sex: Estonian photography from Dr. Margus Punab art collection. Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia
Shaken, Not Stirred. A Selection of Estonian Video Art from 1997–2015. Paide Opinion Festival, Estonia
Women Amongst Themselves. The 16th annual Estonian Artists’ Association spring exhibition. Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Estonia
Kumu Hits. Contemporary Art from the Collection of the Art Museum of Estonia. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
HIAP Open Studios, HIAP Project Room, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland

2015
From Explosion to Expanse. Estonian Contemporary Photography 1991–2015. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
Jubilee exhibition. Jakobi Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
Prosu(u)mer. Tallinn Photomonth ’15. Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
The Visitors. Kilometre of Sculpture 2015, Võru, Estonia
Body Material. Viljandi Town Gallery, Viljandi, Estonia

2014
Telling Tales – Artists from the Baltic States and Switzerland. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
The Girls Next Door. Gislaveds konsthall, Gislaved, Sweden
Telling Tales – Artists from the Baltic States and Switzerland. National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
Les Rencontres Internationales, New Cinema and Contemporary Art, at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Shifting Identities. Identity in contemporary art between Finland and Estonia. MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy
Sweaters and Kostabis. Exhibition Spaces in Tartu 1990–2014. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
Carnations and Tulips. Fuga gallery, Centre of Architecture, Budapest, Hungary
Les Rencontres Internationales, New Cinema and Contemporary Art, at Gaîté Lyrique and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Literacy / Illiteracy. The 16th Tallinn Print Triennial. Kumu Art Museum, Estonia
Telling Tales – Artists from the Baltic States and Switzerland. Kunsthaus Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

2013
Capa Project – Contemporary Projected Images. Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, Hungary
I Don’t Eat Flowers. Hå gamle prestegård, Nærbø, Norway
Where You End, I Begin. Tallinn Photomonth 2013, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia
From Artists to the Library. National Library of Estonia, Tallinn
Portas Abertas. Palácio da Inquisição, Évora, Portugal
Good Girls: Memory, Desire, Power. The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
Glocal Women. 1st edition of Icastica art events. Palazzo Chianini-Vincenzi, Arezzo, Italy
Afterlives of Gardens. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Ladyfest. Y-Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
Ladyfest. Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2012
The Girls Next Door. Gotland Museum of Art, Visby, Sweden
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Speed of Darkness and Other Stories. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. Cineteca – Matadero Madrid, Spain
Mazzano! 20 Years of Time for Art. Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn
Videomusic. Estonian Music Days, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
Nuit de la Photo. Musée des beaux-arts etc, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

2011
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Another Story. Photography from the Moderna Museet Collection. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Art As Drug. Drug Art Museum, 7th Songzhuang Cultural Arts Festival, Beijing, China
Mazzano! Tampere Art Museum, Finland
Mazzano! Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Videomusic. Estonian Music Days, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

2010
Kunst macht frei. Contemporary Estonian art. Modern Hungarian Gallery, Pécs, Hungary
Revenge. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
FWD: Drawing On Paper. Galleri SE Konst, Falun, Sweden
Take Care. Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2009
Sounding Door. Culture Capital Vilnius 2009 project. Vilnius Music Academy, Lithuania
Videomusic. Estonian Music Days, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
Film in Dalarna. Filmstation project. Dalarna, Sweden
Video art programme for public locations. Kultur i länet, Uppsala, Sweden
Untitled #4. A Look At New Art in Estonia and Lithuania. www.saisonvideo.com. École Régionale Supérieure D’Expression Plastique, Tourcoing, France
Life 69. Rakvere Exhibition House, Rakvere, Estonia

2008
Restaging the Past / Dialogue Baltic-Balkans. Szczecin Museum of Contemporary art, Poland
I See You Looking At Me. Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia
Obscurum per obscurius. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Plaisirs de L’Imagination. Estonian contemporary art. Chateau de Tours, Tours, France
Home Bound. kunst:raum sylt quelle, Sylt, Germany
The Border State. Estonian art. Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China
Baltic Pop. Giedre Bartelt Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2007
Continuous Past. Signs of Soviet era in recent Estonian art. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Transparent Generation. Vaal-Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Les Instants Vidéo. Galerie SoiXante AdaDa, St Denis; Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
Rencontres Paris-Berlin-Madrid. Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Rencontres Paris-Berlin-Madrid. Cinema Babylon, Berlin, Germany
2 Moscow Biennale. Monuments of Our Discontent: Expiration of Place. Special project, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
Sex Market. Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia

2006
Rencontres Paris-Berlin-Madrid. Cinema D’Enterpot, Paris, France
Between ECO & EGO. Kawaguchi Art Factory, Kawaguchi City, Japan
Flowers of Evil. Gallery Draakon, Tallinn, Estonia
Collected Crises. Estonian Art in the 1990s. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
ART’FAB. Women of Europe Summer 2006, Salle Jean Despas, St Tropez, France
Wake Up! Rauma Biennial, Rauma Art Museum, Finland
Time in Mazzano 3. Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
Off to Nida! Meno parkas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
Off to Nida! Meno nisha Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2005
Tallinn-Munich. Aktionsforum, Praterinsel, Munich, Germany
XIII Cerveira Biennial. Portugal, outdoor project
Das Land und das Ich. Baltic photoart. Ausstellungshalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
100 and Mushrooms. Art Salon. Central House of Art, Moscow, Russia

2004
Home, Sweet Home. Rotermann Salt Storage Arts Centre, Tallinn, Estonia
Instant Europe. Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Codroipo, Italy
As White as Snow, as Red as Blood. Giedre Bartelt Gallery, Berlin
Country Market, Global Market. Kaunas Photo Festival. Kaunas, Lithuania
Similar Spaces. European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Similar Spaces. Recent Estonian Photography. Upper Waiting Hall, Houses of Parliament,
London, UK
[3D] Discourse, Diversity, Dimension. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

2003
(un)dressed Körper in Baltic photoart. Vol 2, Estonia. Giedre Bartelt Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Open 2003 Arte & Cinema. International exhibition of sculptures and installation. Blue Moon, Lido, Venice, Italy
Estonia. Cinema: This Is a Lie. Technopolis, Athens, Greece
MA-MA, MA-MA. MA Photographic Studies Estonian Academy of Arts. Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
Estonian Art after WW II. The Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
Childhood. Child in Estonian art. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
Kapital! The Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn

2002
Drive: MA Photographic Studies University of Westminster. Loading Bay and Shop 7, London, UK
Collected Contemporaries. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Closing the Distance: Images of the Body in Contemporary Art from Estonia. ‘Laznia’ Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland

2001
Ljubljana 24th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Slovenia
Living on the Future. Braga Photofestival. Antigo Tribunal, Braga, Portugal

2000
Artists from Estonia. Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW Düsseldorf, Messe Dusseldorf, Germany
Parallel: Baltic, Nordic and Russian Contemporary Photography. Finnish Photography Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Estonian Photography from the 1960s to the present. House of Hungarian Photographers (Mai Manó Gallery), Budapest, Hungary
The Spirit of Image. Jiangsu Provincial Art Gallery, Nanjing, China
AIDS in Culture. Loss of Immunity in Art. Rotermann Salt Storage Arts Centre, Tallinn, Estonia
After the Wall. Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
After the Wall. Ludwig Museum Budapest, Hungary

1999
After the Wall. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
In the Memory of 20th Century Artist. The Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
Without the Wall. Eastern Europe after the Berlin Wall. Photography and video art. Marble Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
Passagen. Art from Estonia. ifa-Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Private Views. Space re/cognised in contemporary art from Estonia and Britain. Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaujvaros, Hungary

1998
Private Views. Space re/cognised in contemporary art from Estonia and Britain. Rotermann Salt Storage, Tallinn, Estonia
Album. West Chelsea Art Building, New York, USA
Divided Territories. Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania
Freedom of Choice. Estonian Art in 90ies. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

1997
Crossing Over/Changing Places. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA
Interstanding 2. The 5th annual exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts. Gallery Draakon, Tallinn, Estonia
Biennale of Young Artists. Rijeka, Croatia
Eesti-Itsee. 5 Estonian photo-based artists. Centre of Photography Peri, Turku, Finland
Persona. People of 90ies. Rotermann Salt Storage, Tallinn, Estonia

1996
Estonia as a Sign. The 4th annual exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts. Tallinn, Estonia
Talking Things. Exhibition of still-lifes. The Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn

1995
Biotopia. The 3th annual exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts; Tallinn, Estonia

 

Prizes
2006  Annual award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment
2003  Kristjan Raud annual art award, Estonia
1998  UNDP Art Award, Estonia
1997  Annual award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment’s Visual Art Foundation
1996  Estonia as a Sign, the 4th annual exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia – honorary mention

 

Grants and residencies
2017  HIAP residency, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
2016  Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Italy
2016  HIAP residency, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
2013  Iaspis studio grant. Malmö, Sweden
2013  Annual stipend of the Estonian Cultural Endowment
2008  Art residency at kunst:raum sylt quelle. Sylt, Germany
2005  Väinö Tanner Foundation grant for Mazzano Romano artist’s guest studio, Italy
2005  Annual stipend of the Estonian Cultural Endowment
2004  Off to Nida! International photographic art workshop, Thomas Mann House, Nida, Lithuania
1998  ArtsLink Fellowship, The Friends of Photography/Anselm Adams Center,
San Francisco, USA
1997  Annual stipend of the Estonian Cultural Endowment
1995  The Crossing Over Consortium, USA, grant for the America Bound II – Exchange artist

 

Works in collections
The Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
Neues Museum für Kunst und Design, Nürnberg, Germany
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
Sadolin Art Collection, Tallinn, Estonia
Hansabank, Tallinn, Estonia
Kaleva OY Art Collection, Oulu, Finland
Rauma City, Finland
Dr Margus Punab Art Collection

 

Catalogues
Solo für Liina Siib. Lass springen und schwingen! Spin around and twirl. Berlin: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, 2014.
Liina Siib. A Woman Takes Little Space. Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia 2011.
eye strip Liina Siib. Liina Siib 2006.