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LIINA LEO
liinaleo@gmail.com
+44 07308148698, +372 53095363




In her practice Liina Leo (*1993, Estonia; lives and works currently in London) explores the tension between the materiality of objects and the political concepts they provoke. Her work often reflects the affects and effects of alienation in contemporary urban environments. Questioning the meaning of safety and control in public spaces, Leo’s work draws attention to the physical estrangement and role of the imaginative. Leo received a bachelor’s degree in Textile Design from the Estonian Academy of Arts and in 2021 is graduating from MA Contemporary Photography studies in Central Saint Martins.






Education:

2019(current) Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies

2014 - 2018 Estonian Academy of Arts, BA Textile Design

2016 - 2017 Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin, BA Textile and Surface Design, Erasmus exchange studies


Selected exhibitions:

2021 Final, not Over, Unit 1 Gallery, London, UK
2021 DIISLIKESKUS: Dislike-Fuel, Suuresadama, EST
2021 DOKK, Suuresadama, EST
2020 Ghost in Walls, Italic, Berlin, DE
2020 Mind the Mind Caps, 202 gallery, London, UK
2020 I promise you.., Apiary Studio, London, UK
2019 YTAT - Young Textile Art Triennial , Lodz, PL
2019 Binding Matter, Infinite life gallery, Tallinn, EST
2019 Seen as Unseen, duo exhibition with Misa Asanuma, EKA gallery, Tallinn, EST
2018 Repetitive Reality, ARS Project Space, Tallinn, EST
2017 As a Matter of Fact - Bauhausfest, Bauhaus Museum, Dessau, DE
2017 Schnittstelle, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, DE