About / CV

I am an Estonian artist living in Tallinn; currently working on my PhD theses, on the topic of nationalism, national celebrations, and the potential of building common ground for different ethnic communities in Estonia.
My main medium is video, and my work is largely based on fieldwork in Estonia and Estonian-related areas in Russia, like former Estonian villages in Leningrad oblast and current Estonian communities in Siberia.

Besides artwork, I am also doing illustrations, animations, video recording and editing.
Feel free to contact me, regarding any of my activities.

eva_sepping_by_epp_kubu_vPhoto by Epp Kubu

STUDIES

2010 – PhD-studies in Estonian Academy of Arts in Art and Design department
2005 – 2009  MA-studies in new media in Estonian Academy of Arts
2007 – Filmstudies in Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU)
2007, june-september – Animation studies in University of West of England, Bristol School of Animation
1997–2003 BA (4+2) in contemporary history in Tartu University

MEMBERSHIP
Since 2013 member of Estonian Artists Union (Eesti Kunstnike Liit)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014, 8.01–20.01.  “15 Minutes of Shame” in Hobusepea Gallery in Tallinn.
2012, 09.08.–02.09.  “I am here” in Tallinn City Gallery.
2011, 14.05–26.05.  “US” in Draakon Gallery in Tallinn.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015. 9.11 – 31.12. “Peegeldusi Peterburi eestlastest” / “Отражения петербургских эстонцев”. Peterburi Jaani kirik.
2015.14.08-1.01.2017 “Peipsi paralleelmaailmad”/ “Parallel Worlds of the Lake Peipus” koos Annika Haasiga. AmbulARTooriumi kunstimaja, Vana-Kasepää.
2015. 31.07-23.08 “TL;DR”. Tallinna Kunstihoone galerii / Tallinn Art Hall Gallery. Curator: Stacey Koosel.
2015. 15.01-15.02 “Reflektsioonid: sissevaade/väljavaade”. Tallinna Vene Muuseum (The Russian Museum in Tallinn). Curator: Evi Pärn.
2015.15.12-30.01. “Of Borders and Spirit” The Museum of Occupations, Tallinn. Curator: Marika Alver.
2015, 3.11–3.02. “EKA 100 juubelinäitus” in KUMU. Curator Mart Kalm.
2014, 15.10–9.11. “Waiting for the Gray Ship” in Y-Galerii, Tartu. Curator Tanel Rander.
2014, 20.05–14.09. “Shifting Identities” in MACRO Testaccio, Rome. Curator Ludovico Pratesi.
2014, 30.05–28.06. “The Hypnotist Collector” in NauART Gallery in Barcelona. Curator Stacey Koosel.
2014, 7.05–23.05. “Street-market-art: Balti Jaama Turg goes gallery” in EKA G Gallery, Tallinn. Curator Francisco Martinez.
2014, 25.04–1.09. “Piirist ja Piiritusest” (About borders and non-borders/ethanol) in Narva College. Curator Marika Alver.
2013, 8.09–19.09. “Российская Север” in Sõktõvkar, Russia. I won the first prize for my photoseries of Russia.
2013, 13.08–9.09 “Klyukva” in Art Centre “Югор” in Sõktõvkar, Russia.
2012, 07. “Maa ja päivyt” in Vistino Culture Hall (Leningrad oblast, Russia).

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
2014, 29.10. Presentation about national celebrations as spectacles in National Theatre in Riga, Latvia in the performance of Kviss Bumm Bang (Iceland), “Republica”.
2014, 28.03. Presentation in the conference “Re-Inventing Eastern Europe” (The 3rd Euroacademia Conference) in the panel Art as Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin.
2013, 28.11. Presentation in the annual conference of Estonian Academic Folklore Society about the borders between art and anthropology in Estonian Literature Museum, Tartu.
2010, 14-16.05. Presentation about social and political condition of Finno-Ugric people in Russia in the conference of Finno-Ugric students (IFUSCO) in Perm, Russia. I got the first prize for my presentation.

AWARDS
2013. First prize for my photo series of Russia in the art exhibition “Российская Север” in Sõktõvkar, Russia.
2010. First prize for my presentation about the social and political condition of Finno-Ugric people in Russia in the conference of Finno-Ugric students (IFUSCO) in Perm, Russia.
2007. First prize for my design “Draw the Line” in the University of West of England, Bristol.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Elo Hanna Seljamaa. Participating in public displays of nationalism, shamelessly: Eva Sepping and her trilogy on nationalism. Estonian Art 2014, 1.
Ludovico Pratesi. Una Scoperta di nome Tallinn. EXIBART 80.
Hanno Soans. Meie mitmuse teine. Sirp, 2011, 25.03.
Helen Rohtmets. Kass Vasja päästmine. Loodusesõber, 2012, 5.
Мария Сакаева. На «Туйвеже» увидели ассимиляцию финно-угров и поспорили о финно-угорском кинематографе (фото, видео). 2013, 14.09. http://finugor.ru/node/42323
2013, 17.09.
Gazeta Respublika, 2013, 14.09. http://www.gazeta-respublika.ru/article.php/62879
Ярослав Пархачёв. Художники представили плоды творчества с экспериментального пленэра «Клюква» 7×7 2013, 14.08. http://7×7-journal.ru/item/31128?r=komi
BNKOMI, 2013, 14.08.
Михаил Казанцев. Развесистая «Клюква» (ФОТО). Красное Знамя. 2013, 16.08.

CATALOGUES
Reflektsioonid: sissevaade/väljavaade. Festival VDRUG: Eesti kaasaegne vene kultuur. Tallinn 2015.
Shifting Identities. Identity in contemporary art between Finland and Estonia, 2014.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
September 2014 –
Lecturer on video art and editing
Tallinn University

September 2013 –
Lectures on art and anthropology
Guest speaker in various lectures in the Estonian Academy of Arts and Tallinn University

2005-2011
Lecturer on Adobe Flash
Tartu Art College
Estonian Academy of Arts
Estonian Information Technology College
In 2010 I created an online course for the IT College and got a recognition of a Quality Mark.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Final Cut Pro 7 and X
Video editing

Adobe Photoshop
Advanced photo editing

Adobe Illustrator
Creative design, print materials (flyers, posters, etc.)

Adobe Flash
2D animation

After Effects and Apple Motion
Video effects

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