• Residency period: Spring 2023
  • Bodies as Lands – Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Spatial Arrangements in Eastern Europe


Ann Mirjam Vaikla, based in Tallinn, works in Estonia and internationally. In her artistic practice as an independent curator, artist and scenographer, she is engaged with the intertwinement of ecological distress, non-human species /bodies and decolonisation. She is studying at the Decolonizing Architecture Advanced Studies (DAAS) postmaster course at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, she has studied Scenography (BA) at the Norwegian Theatre Academy, Culture and Arts (MA) at the Novia University in Finland. She is the co-curator of the residency cycle KORDON LAB on Food and Energy (2023-24). Previous projects include curating the 8th Artishok Biennial Botanical Witnesses (2022) at Tallinn Botanic Garden, Point of No Return. Attunement of Attention (2021) at Narva Art Residency (NART).


Hedi Jaansoo, “birth of a grenade” by Shubhangi Singh, 2022. The 8th Artishok Biennial “Botanical Witnesses”, Tallinn Botanic Garden; Curator: Ann Mirjam Vaikla.


Hedi Jaansoo, “Point of No Return. Attunement of Attention”, 2021. Exhibition view at Narva Art Residency (NART); Curators: Ann Mirjam Vaikla & Saskia Lillepuu.


Johan Huimerind, “Monument of (R)evolution” by Ann Mirjam Vaikla & Szymon Kula, 2020. Installation view at the 7th Artishok Biennial “Copy”; Curators: Laura Linsi & Roland Reemaa.


Courtesy of Ann Mirjam Vaikla, “What can you build of 1000 bricks?”, 2019. Installation view at Prague Quadrennial “Formations”; Curators: D. Chase Angier & Serge von Arx.