Participant Category: Artist

Peeter Laurits (Vaal Gallery)

Peeter Laurits (EE, b. 1962) studied at Tartu and Leningrad State Universities, the Estonian Humanitarian Institute and New York’s International Centre of Photography. His main means of expression are photography and digital manipulations. Later in his career, Laurits became interested in deep ecology – moving into the woods and combining neolithic methods with post-industrial ones … Continued

Vytautas Kumža (The Rooster Gallery)

Vytautas Kumža (LT/NL, b. 1992) is a Lithuanian-born, Amsterdam-based photographer. In 2017 he graduated in Fine-art photography from Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academy. He has since participated in numerous international art fairs and festivals, held several solo shows in Lithuania and the Netherlands, and featured in group shows in Lithuania, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Greece … Continued

Krista Mölder (Temnikova & Kasela Gallery)

Krista Mölder (EE, b. 1972) is an Estonian photo artist based in Tallinn. Her works often attempt to depict ‘potential’, using various approaches to avoid showing clearly-defined objects with prescribed meanings. In this way, things in the foreground – the things that the photographs depict – take a backseat. Instead, the backgrounds of Mölder’s photos … Continued

Sigrid Viir (Temnikova & Kasela Gallery)

Sigrid Viir (EE, b. 1979) lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia. The works exhibited at Foto Tallinn form part of a series created in dialogue with fellow artist, Cloe Jancis. With an aim to document the perception of the era of isolation brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Isolation Dialogues project was initiated by … Continued

Dénes Farkas (Temnikova & Kasela Gallery)

Dénes Farkas (HU/EE, b. 1974) is an Estonian-Hungarian post-conceptual photography and installation artist, who lives and works in Tallinn. Since the second half of the 2000s, Farkas’ work has focused on reducing a given social structure into the shape of a representative model, uniting a photograph that is as laconic as possible with its title. … Continued

Sofia Okkonen (SOFT images)

Sofia Okkonen (FI, b. 1987) is a Helsinki-based visual artist, working with staged photography, fashion photography and other creative practices and commissions. At the core of her work is the depiction of simultaneous but oppositional or contradicting emotions and moods. Okonnen studies how ideas about our ideal selves, beauty, trauma, the erotic, and fantasies present … Continued

Sheung Yiu (SOFT images)

Sheung Yiu (HK/FI, b. 1991) is a Hong-Kong-born artist and researcher, based in Helsinki. His work explores the act of seeing through algorithmic models, as well as seeing through networks of images. His research interests concern the increasing complexity and agency of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in contemporary digital culture. Investigating cultural ideas and technical apparatuses … Continued

Maija Annikki Savolainen (SOFT images)

Maija Annikki Savolainen  (FI, b. 1980) is a visual artist working with photography, text, stones, and green plants. She received her Master of Arts in Photography from Aalto University in 2014. With a background in biology, her work tends to combine natural sciences and art in a distinctive way. Photographic gestures and light-induced communication technologies are … Continued

Olga de la Iglesia (Galerie Number 8)

Olga de la Iglesia (ES, b. 1987) is an artist and photographer from Barcelona, Spain, whose work sits at the boundaries of fashion and documentary photography. Referencing principles of painting, she explores the narrative possibilities and visual analogies between colours, shapes and textures. In her practice, fashion photography is a language with which to create … Continued

Kader Diaby (Galerie Number 8)

Kader Diaby (CI, b. 1991) is a photographer, art director and fashion designer based in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire. With a background and broad interest in different art and design practices, photography became Diaby’s primary tool of expression when he began creating Instagram stories. He soon ventured into exploring content-based narratives with a 35mm film camera. … Continued

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