​Elo Liiv

S C U L P T O R

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Member of Estonian Artists Association and Sculptors Association since 1995

born 26.12.1971, Tallinn
+372 56984477


 

Education:

2009 - ...      Master studies of anthropology, Tallinn University
1996 - 2003 MFA at Estonian Academy of Arts
1990 - 1995 BA in sculpture at Estonian Academy of Arts
1994 - 1995 Konstfack, University College of Art Craft and Design, Stockholm/ Sweden
1993            Escola Massana i La Llotja, Barcelona/ Spain
1993            Art College, Kankanpää/ Finland
1983 - 1991 Kalju Reitel Sculpture Studio

manageral and pedagocial experience:

2015 - ...       Main organizer of Tartu Light festival TAVA 2016
2016             Main organizer of Tallinn Winter Festival
2014             Craft skills of the national curriculum (wood craft specialty) substantive expert
2013             Wood craftman levels 3 and 4 of the professional standards development
2012 - 2015  Managing Director at Estonian Animation School for Children
2012 - 2014  Co-organizer of Tallinn Light Biennale 2013
2011 - ....      Sculpture and light art lecturer, Estonian Academy of Arts
2011 - ....      Art teacher, Kuressaare Regional Training Center
2005 - 2010  Assistant professor, department of sculpture at Estonian Academy of Arts
1994 - 2003  Art teacher at secondary schools​

Prizes, awards:

2016 III prize National Archives of Estonia soundart contest
2016 selected sculptor - "Muhu remembers" memorial // Liiva, Muhu
2016 II prize – monument to filiaes who were forcibly taken to Siberia by Soviet authorities // Tartu
2015 selected sculptor - Jaan Poska monument // Tallinn
2010 Joint first prize - Tartu Ski Marathon monument contest // Tartu, Estonia
2007 First prize - World War II Memorial contest // Kärdla, Estonia
2007 First prize - Sangaste Rye monument contest // Sangaste, Estonia
1996 Special prize - International Sculpture Quadrennial 'Crossroads' // Arsenal, Riga
1992 First prize - Estonian Children Literature annual sculpture contest // Estonia

Monumental works:

2016 Site-specific monumental installation "Gateway" // Tallinn's Old Town
2016 Monument of Jaan Poska at park of Kadriorg // Tallinn
2012 Memorial place to the fallen Hiiumaa's soldiers of World War II // Kärdla
2006 Kalev, monument, 7m high // Tallinn, Estonia

Solo exhibitions:

2012 "Relationship" // Kuressaare Castle, Saaremaa
2007 "Searching for the System" // The Ambassy of Estonia, Helisnki, Finland
2004 "The home of Universe" // Kohtla-Järve City Gallery, Estonia
2003 "The Home of Universe" // Pärnu Contemporary Art Museum, Estonia
2001 "We are Them" // Kuressaare, Estonia
1996 "20% of Seconds 80% of Centuries" // CityGallery, Estonia
1996 "The Big Centrum & Nothing" // Stockholm, Sweden
1994 "Zero in Black" // Gallery Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
1994 "Zero" // Gallery Vaal, Tallinn, Estonia

Selected group exhibitions:

2016 "Back to Chaos" // Pärnu, Estonia
2016 "Pond Vita" // Kadriorg Park
2016 Site-specific videomapping and audio solution "Interference" Patkuli stairs
2015 "Figurative and abstract", annual exhibition of Estonian Sculptors Association // Uue Kunsti Muuseum, Pärnu
2015 "The Sky is Falling" // Katlamaja, Pärnu
2015 "Paper suffers all", annual exhibition of Estonian Sculptors Association// Pärnu Uue Kunsti Muuseum
2014 "Paper suffers all", annual exhibition of Estonian Sculptors Association // Disaini ja Arhitektuurigalerii, Tallinn
2014 "Diverse Universe" // Pärnu Linnagalerii
2014 "Ornamental" // Tallinn Art Hall
2013 Tallinn Lightbiennale 2013 // Helios, Tallinn
2013 "Machinery" // Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn
2013 Spring exhibition of Estonian Artists Association //Tallinn Art Hall
2013 VII Small forms exhibition "My mytology" // Gallery Noorus, Tartu
2013 Site-specific light installation "Black Hole" // Tallinn
2012 Spring exhibition of Estonian Artists Association //Tallinn Art Hall
2011 "Liberte" // Paris, France
2011 "Two is Better Than One", annual exhibition of Estonian Sculptors Association // Turku, Finland
2011 "Arteground", international art festival // Viljandi, Estonia
2010 "The Time of Procent", annual exhibition of Estonian Sculptors Association // Rotermanni Soolaladu, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 "Lumbago" // ArtDepoo gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2007 "The Air, Light and Flying", site-specific light installation // Tallinn Lightfestival, Estonia
2007 "Transit – South Pole", international exhibition // Bishkek, Kyrgystan
2006 "Interspace", site-specific light installation // Hirvepark, Tallinn Lightfestival, Estonia
2008 Small forms exhibition, //Tartu, Estonia
2008 "Unintentionally", annual exhibition of Estonian Sculptors Association // Pärnu, Estonia
2008 "Inner and Outer Light", site-specific light installation // Tallinn Lightfestival, Estonia
2003 Pain, international exhibition // Pärnu City Gallery, Estonia
2003 "Aluminum, Art +New Technologies," international festival // Baku, Azerbaijan
2002 Art Summer // Roma Art Gallery, Gotland, Sweden
2001 Art Summer // Kuressaare, Estonia
1999 "Aquarium", International exhibition // Rotermanni soolaladu, Estonia
1997 "Estonian Sculpture" // Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1997 Estonian sculpture Throw the Ages // Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1996 Crossroads, International Sculpture Quadrennial // Arsenal, Riga, Latvia
1995 Salad, group exhibition // Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
1995 Man and Woman, International exhibition // Pärnu, Estonia
1995 Biotopos, SKKEK third annual exhibition // Tallinn, Estonia
1993 6+1, group exhibition // Gallery Art Leonardo, Tampere, Finland
1989 Estonian Young Artist, annual exhibition of Artists Association // Tartu, Estonia
1988 Estonian Young Artist, annual exhibition of Artists Association // Tallinn, Estonia

Symposiums:

2011 "The Voices of Land and Sea", international sculpture symposium // A.Adamson museum, Paldiski, Estonia
2010 International workshop on traditional wood sculptures // Kuressaare
2008 International symposium on stone sculpture // Kato Polemidia, Cypros
2005 Symposium on stone sculpture // Paide, Estonia
2005 Symposium on sculpture // Salacgriva, Latvia
2004 World Tree, Symposium on wood sculpture // Fenno-Ugric World Congress, Sagadi, Estonia
2001 Open Circle, international Land Art symposium// Kuressaare, Estonia
1997 Land Art symposium // Haapsalu airfield, Estonia
1995 Land Art symposium // Nordingrå, Höga Kusten, Sweden

Curated exhibitions:

2015 „Stears of Patkuli" site-specific light art project // Patkuli trepp, Tallinn
2013 Tallinn Lightbiennale indoor exhibitions „299,792,548 m/s" and "Luminous utopies" // Tallinn
2013 Black Hole, site-specific light art project //Tallinn, Estonia
2012 Pilgrimage, site-specific light art project // Tallinn Lightfestival, Estonia
2011 Black Light, site-specific light art project // Tallinn Lightfestival, Estonia
2010 Light Installation, site-specific art project // Tallinn Lightfestival, Estonia
2008 Inner and Outer Light, site-specific light art project // Tallinn Lightfestival, Estonia
2007 The Air, Light and Flying, site-specific light art project // Tallinn Lightfestival, Estonia
2006 Interspace, site-specific light art // Hirvepark, Tallinn Lightfestival, Estonia
2005 Seto Pattern // Estonian National Museum, Tartu

Other artistic activities:

2016 Fire sculpture "Falling Sun / Kaali meteorite" // Kuressaare Maritime Days
2015 Monumental snowstage "Drummer´s Dream" (co. M.Hiiemäe, M.Mee, T.Jaanimäe) // Geilo Ice Music Festival, Norway
2015 Icesculpture "Ancient drive" // Tallinn winterfestival
2014 Lightpainting // Vabaduse väljak, Tallinn
2014 Icesculpture "Shaman" // Pärnu Icefestival
2014 Monumental snowstage"Alley of sounds" (co. L.Kuutma, M.Hiiemäe) //Geilo Ice Music Festival, Norway
2013 Monumental sandsculpture "Kultuuri jonnipunn" // Võru
2013 Icesculpture // Kadrioru park, Tallinn
2013 Firesculpture „Inner flight“ (co. K.Saks) // Tuleskulptuuride festival, Tallinn
2012 Firesculpture „Inner fire“ (co. K.Saks) // Tuleskuptuuride festival, Tallinn
2012 Icesculpture "eagle" // exhibition of icesculptures Tammsaare park, Tallinn
2012 Gerilja Light, Lightfestival, Tallinn
2012 Lightpainting, Lightfestival, Tallinn
2011 Firesculpture „DNA-koda“ (co. E.Maripuu, K.Saks) // Firesculpture Festival Tallinn
2011 Icesculpture "Pig" // Jääskulptuuride näitus, Vabaduse Plats, Tallinn
2011 Icesculpture „Euro-rabbit“ // Tartu Raekoja Plats
2011 Lightinstallation (co. P.Tiimus ja E.Tallo) // Pop-Up disainigalerii “ÖÖ: Was it a dream”, Helios, Tallinn
2011 Light-perfomance "Lumen Interius" (co. K. Saks)// Eesti Kunsti näitus ”Liberte/Vabadus”,  Pariis
2011 Light-perfomance „Vabaduse võimalikkusest süsteemis“ (co K.Saks) // Disain House, Tallinn
2010 Icesculpture "Memm" // exhibition of icesculptures, Kadrioru park
2010 Snow happening (co. K. Saks) // Kultuurikilomeeter, Tallinn
1998 Icesculpture festival // Jelgava, Läti

Conferences, festivals:

2011 Home of an Item, poster presentation, IV Autumn Conference of the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory
         “Things in culture, culture in things” // Tartu, Estonia
2007 "Natural sacred places researcher vs user", poster presentation at conference 'Holy Groves Around
          the Baltic Sea' // The Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu, Estonia
2006 Thing's (a) home as our home, speech, conference of the Võro Institute „ Fenno-Baltic home“ // Võru, Estonia
2004 Seto Patterns, poster presentation,  Võro Institute conference " Border Cultures and
         Languages” // Võru, Estonia
2003 X Fenno-Ugric folklore festival, Tver, Karelia
2003 XI All-Russian folklore festival Tšeboksarõ, Chuvashia
2002 Etno-futu conference, Iževsk, Udmurtia

Articles:

Elo Liiv 2008: Ese-me kodu, Acta Semiotica Estica V. Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus: lk. 253-270
Elo Liiv 2007: Ese-me kodu. Asja kodu (Home of a thing). Õdagumeresoomõ kodo. Läänemeresoome kodu. Publications of Võro Institute 20: lk 133-145