Sigrid Viir

Sigrid Viir (b. 1979) is a photo and installation artist who lives and works in Tallinn. She has studied cultural theory in the Estonian Institute of Humanities and graduated the department of photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts. As an artist, Viir is interested in the daily aspects of human existence and the related tangle of social agreements, the borderline between the totality of work and personal time of rest as well as the themes of visual language. Sigrid is one of the three members of art collective Visible Solutions LLC. She has actively taken part in exhibitions both in Estonia and abroad. Sigrid Viir has received the Young Artist Award (2009), in 2011 she was nominated for the Köler Prize, she has participated in Manifesta 9-1 (2012) with Visible Solutions LLC and has received the Annual Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia twice (2013, 2019). Her recent exhibitions include “False Vacationer” held at the Contemporary Art Museum Estonia (2019), “Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds”, FotoFocus Biennale, Cincinnati (2018), “Awful Pretty Pipe Neck” in Hobusepea gallery (2016) and “Import Export” in Temnikova & Kasela Gallery (2016, with Jimmy Limit).