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Anna Mari Liivrand

drawing, installation, readymades

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

In English:

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.

 

CV

Anna Mari Liivrand, born in 1993 in Keila, lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia.

Education

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);

Upcoming Exhibitions

2023 Atletika, Vilnius. Curator Kaisa Maasik
2023 Arka gallery, Vilnius. Curator Šelda Puķīte

Solo Exhibitions

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.

Prizes

2022 Estonian Cultural Endowment’s annual award
2021 Newcomer in Graphics
2020 Eduard Wiiralt Scolarship
2014 Young Sculptor Prize Grand Prix

 

Works
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Bronze, organic material, dimensions vary, 2020
3200 €
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Graphite and colored pencil on paper, plywood, black paint, glass, tin, 60 × 42 cm, 2021
1260 €
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Graphite and colored pencil on paper, plywood, black paint, glass, tin, 60 × 42 cm, 2021
1260 €

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