Ulvi Haagensen is an artist and PhD candidate in artistic research at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
She was born in Sydney, Australia, but has been living, working and teaching in Tallinn for many years. She studied in Sydney at City Art Institute (BA), Randwick College of Technical and Further Education (Jewellery Design Certificate), and College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales (MFA). Her art practice is multi-disciplinary and combines installation, sculpture, drawing, writing, performance and video with everyday practices to explore what happens when the edges between art and everyday life are blurred. She has had solo exhibitions in Estonia, Australia, Sweden and Lithuania, and her work is held in public collections in Australia and Estonia.
Ulvi is particularly interested in things that sit on boundaries, and things that are hard to categorise. In her work she explores that ambiguous and sometimes ambivalent area between art and everyday life and enjoys moments when non-art meets art-art, especially when it involves everyday domestic objects like tablecloths, lamps and the things in between. Ulvi Haagensen residency at SODAS 2123 is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
SODAS 2123 residency program supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius city municipality.