Artist talk: Liina Siib at Venice Biennale
(Palazzo Malipiero, S. Marco 3079, Venezia)
Friday, June 3, 2011, 1:00 pm
Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia is pleased to present an artist talk with LIINA SIIB, whose work represents Estonia at the 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. On Friday, June 3, at 1. p.m. the artist will give insight into her project A Woman Takes Little Space at the Estonian pavilion. In her photo, video and site-specific room installations, the artist explores various topics, ranging from femininity and social space to different representations of women in contemporary society, as well as ‘feminine’ jobs and prostitution.
Liina Siib was born in 1963 in Tallinn, Estonia, where she currently lives and works. She studied graphic art and photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts, where she also earned an MA in photography. Her recent works examine different aspects of femininity, dealing with social space and subjectivity. She has had thirty solo exhibitions in Estonia, Germany, Belgium, France, Finland and Latvia. Her works have been presented at a number of exhibitions in Estonia, Europe, Asia and the USA. Her works are in the collections of the Art Museum of Estonia, the Tartu Art Museum, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Neues Museum für Kunst und Design in Nuernberg etc.
The Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia is the official representative of the Estonian exposition at the Venice Biennale. The venue for the Estonian exhibit in Venice in 2011 is the Palazzo Malipiero (1st floor), San Marco 3079, which is the same venue the Estonian exposition was shown at in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.
Estonia’s participation at the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice is commissioned by the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and organized by the Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia and the Estonian Embassy in Rome.