Alberonero

Alberonero [black tree] is a designer, painter, sculptor, and sometimes a farmer. Born in Lodi (1991), he soon started experimenting with painting in relationship to the physical space through graffiti techniques. While studying Interior Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan, he had the chance to merge experience with theory and embrace a cross-disciplinary practice.  

His last project Campo [field] stems from his need to reset his being in Nature. From 2020 to 2021 he lived in symbiosis with a field of 290 poplar trees destined to be cut down, in the countryside of Campogalliano, Italy. Immersed amongst this ensemble of trees every day, he performed, created temporary installations, filmed, photographed, and interacted with the life of this environment: synthesis and symbol of nature as a whole. Artist states: “Trees are my companions and I wish to be a tree.” 

At Copper Leg residency Alberonero built a chair made of metal and grass. Equipped with wheels, it can accompany our movement in the landscape and suggest new experiences. It was used daily throughout his residency and symbolizes for the artist the desire to touch the landscape and take it with him. 

Open doors day / Laura De Jaeger / Vita Jončić / Mariam Saknelashvili

Sunday, May 1, 2022 

13:30 – 16:30 Open doors day at Copper Leg Art Residency / Art presentations by Laura De Jaeger, Vita Jončić, Mariam Saknelashvili. 

Laura De Jaeger (1995) is a Belgian artist based in Tallinn, Estonia. Her art practice revolves around the notion of in-between, by gathering, molding, playing with measurements, and rephrasing local histories and quotidian practices. She describes it as a form of experimental, autobiographical, and material writing. She obtained her BA and MA in Fine Arts at LUCA School of Arts in Belgium (with an exchange at the Estonian Academy of Arts) and her MA in Cultural Studies at the Catholic research university in the city of Leuven, Belgium. During her stay at Copper Leg Art Residency, she aims to work with the outdoor space and experiment with photography and fiction. 

Artist website: https://lauradejaeger.com 

Vita Jončić was born in 1995 in Zagreb. She graduated with a BA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb (2017), and she holds an MA in Film from the University of the Arts London, London College of Communication (2018). She creates in the medium of film, photography, painting, video, and spatial installations. In her recent work, her main subjects are the occurrences created by the human presence in nature as well as the roles and impacts of an individual on building the structure of society. On Copper Leg residency in April, she created an installation “We’ll Always Have Fire” (soil, water, plastic, video installation) which deals with the ecological condition of the four elements that support life. 

Mariam Saknelashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2002. She studies at Tbilisi State University in the faculty of French philology. Mariam has been interested in the arts since preschool age, and since then she has been experimenting with different mediums, such as painting with different techniques, shooting analog film, making animations, also making sounds for her animations.  

Her first participation in a group exhibition was in 2020. In her art, she tries to capture the magic of everyday life and is inspired by magical realism. In her works often something small but unusual happens but it is always part of the whole environment. She is fascinated by places, animals, characters, and human faces. She also says that she is fascinated by the idea of storytelling through just a face of character and storytelling, in general, is her main tool in art.  

At Copper Leg Art Residency Mariam experimented with animation making using linocut prints and she plans to make memorials for the mouse and the bird which died at Copper Leg during her residency and are buried in the yard. 

 

See you on Sunday! 

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery 

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/BNzrtKpxCjNP63Wm9 

Public transit: https://goo.gl/maps/2neNuVAZib7BWDmD6 

Open Doors Day / Philippine Vidart / Katrin Enni

 

Sunday, December 19, 2021
14:00 – 16:45 Open doors day at Copper Leg Art Residency / Art presentations by Philippine Vidart & Katrin Enni.

Philippine Vidart aka ‘finu’ is a French illustrator whose universe is defined by its contradicting nature as it is both tragic and comic, wonderful and dark, childish and serious. It is populated by strange beings and hybrid structures inspired by popular traditions and folkloric tales. Through the staging of situations and environments, she encourages her audience to make their own interpretations and see relatable subjects within these elements. During her time at the Copper Leg Art Residency, she explores the subject of burnout as a conundrum of our modern work system through installation works and drawings inspired by Estonian folklore.

Katrin Enni is an installation and sound artist based in Tallinn. She studied installation and sculpture at the Estonian Academy of Arts and obtained a master’s degree in contemporary art.
In her artistic practice, she mainly creates kinetic and interactive sound installations. She has also been fascinated by drawing and illustration in the past. During her stay at Copper Leg Art Residency, she wants to bring these practices together and experiment with ways to develop ideas for creating sound objects through drawing and working with visual images.

See you on Sunday!

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/BNzrtKpxCjNP63Wm9
Public transit: https://goo.gl/maps/AvXsxURAXL992cnY7
Website: https://copperleg.rae.ee

Open Doors Day / Natalia Kondratenko / Eneli Valge

Saturday 13.11.2021 / 14:00 – 16:30

You are welcome to the Copper Leg Art Residency Open Doors Day at Rae Schoolhouse, an event where artists Natalia Kondratenko and Eneli Valge will present their artworks.

Natalia Kondratenko was born in 1989 in Domodedovo (Russia), studied video art at the Rodchenko art school and photography at Moscow polytechnical college of Mossovet. Now she is currently based in Tallinn, Estonia.
Most often Natalia uses mockumentary self-portraits with personal things and objects created by using various techniques and materials. The most frequent topic is duality (for example, the duality of man as a being created by nature and formed by society and technology), the formation of a new mythology, the relationship of modern with ancient, technologies with magics.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, she works with black and white photography and experimentalizes with engraving on stones found near the site. Created objects refer to the idea of the relationship between the digital and physical worlds, the consumption of virtual services, and their impact on the real environment.

Eneli Valge, a freelance artist and designer from Tartu. Lived and worked in Tallinn from 1991 to 2018. She received her art education at the Tartu Art School, defended both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and improved her professional skills at the Department of Visual Arts and Design at the Utrecht University of the Arts in the Netherlands.
Eneli has been working as an artist since 2003. She has made installations and conceptual objects, curated exhibitions and organized art projects, created illustrations, book designs, and murals, participated in exhibitions both in Estonia and elsewhere. Worked as an art teacher and lecturer. Long-time copying of historical portraits in a Finnish private manor. Dedicated to digital processing and oil painting in recent years.
To the Copper Leg Residency, she came to look for isolation in order to focus and start painting the works of the next solo exhibition. The exhibition project deals with light in space – an interior or a city space that is designed by a human. Space is also the inner state of man. The artist’s desire is to create inner peace, a state of silence, a halt in time in the viewer. Four paintings are completed at Copper Leg, where a large empty studio with large windows brought the creator to the right wave. In addition to trying to capture light and shadow in her work, she is inspired by a quote from Goethe – where there is a lot of light, there are also strong shadows. There will be a sad emptiness in the paintings of the exhibition at first glance, the viewer will be in the room as if alone. Light comes from somewhere and a shadow falls. But something creates emotion in this fluid and makes you wonder – what’s going on here!? However, the artist leaves it to the viewer to meditate.

See you on Saturday!

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery
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Tarnsport Vaskjala-Tallinn: https://goo.gl/maps/3Fhz2rEdVg585PwE6

Open Doors Day / Sarah Nõmm / Aureelia Mitt / Sandrine Deumier

Saturday 09.10.2021 / 13:30 – 16:30
You are welcome to the open day of the Vaskjala Creative Residency at Rae schoolhouse. From 13:30, guests can get acquainted with the activities of the creative residency. After that, from 14:00 to 16:30, artists Sarah Nõmm, Aureelia Mitt, and Sandrine Deumier will present their artworks.

Sarah Nõmm was born in 1998 in Tallinn, studied installation and sculpture at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and is the winner of this year’s Young Sculptor Award.

In her art practice, she mainly deals with the (woman’s) body and the social / mental / physical space in which it is positioned. The range of topics concerns the myths, taboos, and everyday rituals that accompany the body.
For her, residency is a place of shelter – afar from everyday chaos, where she can work, being away from institutional professionalism. In the creative process, she tries to discover, experiment, and let herself be inspired by her surroundings.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, she uses different techniques as well as materials. Engaging in traditional artisan practices – collecting consumables from nature, dyeing textiles, and weaving on looms. In all of this, she is interested in the ritual and performative aspect that accompanies the work process. Through these ancient practices, the artist tries to make sense of what it means to exist as a human being and to have a body. The body, which is our only point of contact and at the same time our separation from the rest of the world.

Artist’s website: https://sarahnomm.wixsite.com/sarahnomm

 

Aureelia Mitt is an Estonian artist based in Tallinn. She has a BA Art Practice degree from the University of South Wales and an MA Sustainable Design degree from Kingston School of Art. Her landscape paintings are a composition of memories, mixed with photographic references and the artist’s own dreams and imagination. At Copper Leg Residency she creates paintings on old, discarded doors and found objects.

The series of paintings created at the residency is called ‘Wormholes have not been spotted yet’.

Artist’s website: https://www.aureelia.art/

 

Sandrine Deumier (FRA) is a pluridisciplinary artist working in the field of performance, poetry and video art whose work investigates post-futurist themes through the development of aesthetic forms related to digital imaginaries. She explores the intersection between digital art and sound poetry, focusing on the issues related to technological change and the performative place of poetry, conceived through new technologies.

Her work has been exhibited in contexts such as Japan Media Art Festival (JP) 2021, NRW Forum (DE) 2021, Akousma Festival, MTL-Connecte, SAT (CA) 2021, Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre (NOR) 2020, Cube Fest Cyclorama – Moss Arts Center and The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (USA) 2019.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, she will work on an immersive virtual environment focused on emotional and visual experimentation with other modes of relationship between humans and non-humans.

Artist’s website: http://sandrinedeumier.com

 

See you on Saturday!

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/wNGTJkXWr5HEdKeJ7
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Marcella Giannini

Marcella Giannini is an Italo-Colombian artist and illustrator based in Rome. She has a BA in printmaking from the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, a MA in printmaking from the CIEC Foundation in Spain and is currently finishing her MA studies in Papermaking at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome.

Her work mainly combines papermaking techniques, textile art and natural dyes experiments. In her latest works, she uses her own-made paper thread to create tapestries with geometric patterns.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, she will combine textile techniques with natural dyes to create a functional sculpture that addresses the theme of inhabiting and community. The art object will be presented this Saturday at Rae Schoolhouse during the event “Sirakas”.

 

 

Copper Leg Art Residency Winter/Spring Residency Artists Joint Exhibition

Saturday 05.06.2021 – 15:00

You are welcome to the opening of a joint exhibition of Copper Leg Art Residency artists at Rae Cultural Center. The exhibition provides an overview of the works performed by guest artists during their residency in the period January – May 2021.

Artists participating in the exhibition:

Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo (FIN / EST)
Mari Prekup (EST)
Ulvi Haagensen (AUS / EST)
Sven-Erik Stamberg (EST)
Meelis Salujärv (EST)
Maarja Mäemets (EST)
Ingrid Helena Pajo (EST)
Eugenio Marini (ITA)

See you on Saturday!

The event is supported by Tanker Brewery
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/WnMUuDN76ZztNHVDA
Public transit from Tallinn: https://goo.gl/maps/BjWZo3zVh6aS8Ae3A

Mari Prekup

Mari Prekup (b. 1984) paints-prints-draws and curates usually around Haapsalu and Tallinn. She graduated from the Estonian Art Academy in painting (BA 2007) and printmaking (MA 2015), studied additionally at the fine art academies in Latvia, Riga, and Poland, Krakow. Member of printmaking studio Grafodroom since 2009.

Her exhibitions are usually triggered by various nonsense: random beauty, the absurd, injustice, and melodrama, dissonance, and interesting little tidbits of info.

Lately, she has been taking turns researching Estonian- and Fennougric natural holy places folklore and fun biases in pseudosciences like phrenology and eugenics – together with such national sports like rewriting/re-interpreting historical events.

Open Doors Day / Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo art presentation

On Sunday, February 21, 2021
17:30 – 21:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency
Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo art presentation, vinyl records played by Misha Panfilov, surprise performers, the celebration of the jubilee of Rae Cultural Center.

Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo (born. 1978) is a Finnish artist and producer, currently working in the fields of culture, art, and entertainment in Tallinn.
She has a BA in culture and art producing, has studied sculpture in Slovakia, and finished her MA in Estonian Academy of Arts.

At Copper Leg Art Residency Kaarnamo has done snow research, worked with basic forms, memories, and landscape. Her approach and tools are playfulness and observation, to look – to see. By reorganizing the familiar, we allow ourselves to see the new.

Artist’s website: niina-annelikaarnamo.blogspot.com

We invite all of you who are interested in art and culture to enjoy Sunday evening at Rae schoolhouse in Vaskjala, accompanied by art, music, and craft beer, and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rae Culture Center.

See you on Sunday!
The event is supported by Tanker Brewery
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/BNzrtKpxCjNP63Wm9
Public transit from Tallinn: https://goo.gl/maps/6BDa81xvajaxbEeP8

Open Doors Day / Katrin Essenson / Anne-Mai Heimola / Danel Rinaldo

Saturday, December 19, 2020
14:00 – 17:00 Open doors day at Copper Leg Art Residency /
Art presentations by Anne-Mai Heimola, Katrin Essenson, and Danel Rinaldo.

Anne-Mai Heimola lives and works in Tallinn. After graduating from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a degree in scenography, she has been working as a decorator, prop maker, costume designer, and artist at the Estonian National Opera, the Drama Theater, the Von Krahl Theater, the Russian Theater.
She heard about Copper Leg Art Residency from friends, it being a very inspiring place to face and align one’s inner sounds of the soul. The works of former residents, which sound gently in the surrounding fields, are colorful proof of a suitable environment.
The artist’s inner drive is to paint and Copper Leg fuels her creativity by 150%.

Katrin Essenson is a performing artist, director, and dancer. She has graduated from the Choreography Department of Tallinn University. In addition, she studied interdisciplinary arts at Estonian Academy of Arts and is currently obtaining a master’s degree in cultural theory and philosophy.

In the performing arts, she has been interested in questioning the self-evident situations in socio-cultural understandings. Throughout different topics she has dealt with portraying the subjective experience of being human in solo and group performances; has created soundscape works, belongs to the group “As if the woman is at home” and has been a co-author to documentaries “Control!!!” and “As if the woman is in a documentary”. In the art field, she is fascinated to in exploring the conflating processes of fictional and documentary realities.

In Copper Leg residency she dealt with the development of “dreamworker” concept in an installative setting and systematized the scenaristic notes to documentary film and sound materials collected a few years ago in a road-trip to Russia.

Danel Rinaldo (b. 1984) is a photographer whose roots lie in Pärnu, but nowadays is residing between Southern Estonian forests and fields. He received his bachelor’s degree in Photography at the University of Falmouth in Great Britain. He enthusiastically practices analog photography, but the digital camera is his main tool. He has passed on his experience in the field and knowledge to photography enthusiasts in schools and youth centers, ran a print lab and photo store, and has worked in a photo studio. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in Estonia, Finland, England, and Scotland.

As a photographer, he is most fascinated by the person, under whose skin, with the help of the camera’s eye, he attempts to crawl. Through visual aesthetics he often challenges the observer by raising questions about social issues, assuming the observer relates and asks questions about personal, religious, political, environmental, and ethical matters. BEAUTY/ ILU. does not go unnoticed.

At Copper Leg Art Residency he mainly focuses on “Neeme” – a portrait story, that emerges from underneath the red safelight of the darkroom. Juxtaposing analog processes with digital video.

See you on Saturday!

The event is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia & Tanker Brewery
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/BNzrtKpxCjNP63Wm9
Public transit: https://goo.gl/maps/AvXsxURAXL992cnY7