Maria Arusoo

(b. 1983) is a curator and artist based in Tallinn. Arusoo is interested in new conceptual ideas produced by a different relationship between spectator and artwork. In particular, her works make references to the architectonic context and re-route spatial perceptions. As a curator Arusoo has made exhibitions and projects illuminating the relationship between art and power, concentrating on exploitation in art, through art, and around art. As an artist, Maria Arusoo works in the field of performance, film and installation where she explores the borders between physicality and perceptions. Since May 2012, she works as curator and executive manager at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Estonia.

www.arusoo.org

Marge Monko

(b. 1976) is an artist living and working in Tallinn, Estonia. She has studied in Estonian Academy of Arts (MA in Photography, 2008) and in University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Monko‘s main mediums are photography and video. She has examined psychoanalysis and it’s impact on gender representation in visual culture. Her recent subject is gendered work in the context of paradigmatic changes of labour policies. Monko has had solo exhibitions in Tallinn and Helsinki and participated in several group exhibitions, a.o. in Manifesta9, Genk, 2012, curated by Cuathemoc Medina and in Biennale of Young Artists in Tallinn autumn 2007 curated by Rael Artel and Anneli Porri. She is currently teaching in the Photography Department of Estonian Academy of Arts and is a member of feminist reading group The Elfriede Jelinek School of English Language.

www.margemonko.com