Eva Mustonen (born in 1986) studied textile design and semiotics in Tartu and Gothenburg and sculpture in Tallinn. She is currently living and working in Tallinn.

Today, Mustonen works mainly as an installation artist. In her projects personal narratives dominate that speak of being different, living somewhere in the margins of society and becoming invisible in the public sphere. In her work, she combines both the techniques of the textile design and the products of everyday acts and doings. Mustonen’s works stand out because of her usage of tightly crafted and recognisable materials and unexpectedly beautiful mystical objects. The artist seems to be inspired by everyday simplicity, the marvellous abundance of second-hand shops and the history of woman artists. Mustonen could be seen and thought about as feminist, in which the private can often have a political dimension.

In 2014, Mustonen won the Young Textile Artist Award and, in 2017, the Eduard Wiiralt Scholarship.

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Eva Mustonen (1986) lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia.


2016-2018 Estonian Academy of Arts, Installation and Sculpture (MA)
2013-2016 Tartu University, Semiotics (BA, unfinished)
2010-2012 University of Gothenburg, School for Design and Crafts (HDK)
2006-2010 Tartu Art College, Textile Art (BA)

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Impostor Spring, Kraam artist-run space, Tallinn, Estonia
2018 Spider-woman, Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Eesti
2018 Artists in Collection 10×10: Eva Mustonen, curated by Maarin Ektermann and Mary Talvistu, Seto Farm Museum, Värska, Estonia
2018 Under The Popcorn Volcano, TASE´18 graduation show, Estonian Art Academy, Tallinn, Estonia
2017 Diamond House, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia
2016 Innocent Garden Party Vol. 1, Gjutars Artist House, Vantaa, Finland
2016 Murmurs In Strange Woods, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
2015 Looks Promising, HOP Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2015 STUCK, Noorus Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
2014 Everyday Poetry, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia

Group Exhibitions

2018 Objects of Attention, curated by Francisco Martínez, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia
2018 one-on-one. on skills, curated by Laura Põld and Kati Saarits, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
2018 Borderline, curated by Peeter Talvistu, Valga Museum, Valga, Estonia
2018 Viewing and Reading Room, Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
2017 Sewage observation tower in baroque purple, curated by Madli Ehasalu, part of the program of the Tallinn Photomonth, Mihhail Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2016 I just don’t know what to do with myself, curated by Rebeka Põldsam, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2015 Pussy envy, curated by Anna-Stina Treumund and Stacey Koosel, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2015 SADA. Estonian Textile Art 1915-2015, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
2014 Processing Luunja, curated by Eva Jakovits and Kristina Paju, Noorus Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
2013 Ambiguous bodies, curated by Kaisa Eiche, Y Gallery, Tartu, Estonia


2018 Eduard Wiiralt scholarship, Ministry of Culture, Estonia
2014 Young Textile Artist of the Year award, Estonian Textile Artists Association


2018 Rupert’s Residency Program, Vilnius, Lithuania
2018 Artists in collection 10×10: Seto Farm Museum, Värska, Estonia
2016 Gjutars Artist House (AIR), Vantaa Artists Association, Finland


2016 Summer School: ERROR!, Latvian Center of Contemporary Art, Rucka, Latvia
2012 Sissi Westerberg and Daniel Peltz: Infinite Gestures, Rejmyre Art LAB, Sweden
2011 Lia Cook, ETN (European Textile Network) conference workshop program, Kaunas, Lithuania


Peeter Talvistu (ed.), Murmurs In Strange Woods, Tartmus, 2016.

Works in Collections

Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia
Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia