Anna Mari Liivrand
Anna Mari Liivrand (born in 1993) is an installation artist who also works with drawing. She is a sensitive creator interested in the conventional use of everyday materials and related unconscious judgements. Using poetic language, Liivrand explores evanescence and melancholy in today’s society. In recent years, Liivrand has focused on everyday rituals, ornaments and decoration. She often examines them from the point of self-creation and how they act as anchor points in an ever-changing world filled with uncertainties and anxieties. Her works are combinations of unusual materials (i.e. pieces of her skin, vitamins etc.) and traditional craft practices, which come together in elegant spatial installations.
Anna Mari Liivrand graduated from the sculpture and installation department (BA, 2016) and contemporary art (MA, 2022) at the Estonian Academy of Arts and has also studied fine arts at the Iceland University of Arts. In 2014, Liivrand received the Young Sculptor Prize. In addition to solo exhibitions, she has participated in numerous group shows, including the 7th Artishok Biennale. She was the recipient of the Eduard Wiiralt prize in 2020. She was awarded with Estonian Cultural Endowment’s annual award (2021).
Press and Publications
Anna Mari Liivrand and the alternative patterns of rituality. Elnara Taidre examines the work of Anna Mari Liivrand. Magazine of Art and Visual Culture KUNST.EE, 2/2022.
Prick of a Daisy. Anna Mari Liivrand. Ofluxo, 18.10.2021
Anna Mari Liivrand. PRICK OF A DAISY. Kuba Paris, 14.10.2021
Photo reportage from the exhibition Prick of a Daisy by Anna Mari Liivrand at ARS Factory, Tallinn EchoGoneWrong. 13.10.2021
Beige Magic. Stacey Koosel.Arterritory, 27.08.2018.
Anna Mari Liivrand, born in 1993 in Keila, lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia.
|2020-2022||Estonian Academy of the Arts, Contemporary Art (MA);|
|2015||Iceland Academy of the Arts, Visual arts (exchange studies);|
|2012-2016||Estonian Academy of the Arts, Installation and sculpture (BA);|
|2023||Atletika, Vilnius. Curator Kaisa Maasik|
|2023||Arka gallery, Vilnius. Curator Šelda Puķīte|
|2021||Prick of a Daisy. ARS Project Space, Tallinn|
|2019||Beds and Ripples. Draakon gallery, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2018||Monument valley (may contain artifacts). Showcase gallery, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2017||Amber. Haapsalu city gallery, Haapsalu, Estonia, with Kati Saarits|
|2017||Unshatterable. Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2016||Fool’s gold. Draakoni gallery’s basement gallery, Tallinn, Estonia with Kati Saarits|
Selected Group Exhibitions
|2022||Still Lifes on National Motifs.Curator Jaanus Samma. Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia.|
|2021||Wet Hearts of Everyday Thoughts. Curator Brigit Arop. Gallery Mihhail, Tallinn, Estonia.|
|2020||Home of Good Thoughts. Curator Rael Artel. Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Estonia.|
|2020||Artishok Biennale Copy. Curators Laura Llinsi and Roland Reemaa.
Kai Art Center and public space, Tallinn, Estonia.
|2019||Post Winter Mixtape. Curators Alina Astrova and Lilian Hiob. Temnikova and Kasela gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.|
|2018||One-on-one. On skills. Curators Laura Põld and Kati Saarits. EKKM, Tallinn, Estonia.|
|2018||Everyday Witchcraft, Curator Merilin Talumaa. Kogo gallery, Tartu, Estonia.|
|2018||The State is not a Work of Art. Curator Katerina Gregos. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia.|
|2017||Failure / Afterlife. Tallinn Photomonth. Curators Annika Toots and Merilin Talumaa. Tallinn, Estonia.|
|2017||Sewage system observatory in baroque purple. Curator Madli Ehasalu. Mihhail gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.|
|2016||Kate / Coating. Curator Agnese Lūcija Pundiņa. Kastellaanimaja gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.|
|2014||Damage Assesement. Contemporary Art Museum Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia.|
|2014||Young Sculptor Prize Show Portrait of Unseen. Curator Kirke Kangro.
ISFAG gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
|2022||Estonian Cultural Endowment’s annual award|
|2021||Newcomer in Graphics|
|2020||Eduard Wiiralt Scolarship|
|2014||Young Sculptor Prize Grand Prix|