Profiles

 

Jüri Ojaver (1955) entered the art scene in the beginning of the 1980’s, received several grand prizes from the Soros Contemporary Art Center in the 1990’s, participated in the Kwangju Biennial in South-Korea in 1995, represented Estonia at the Venice Biennial in 1999, is an active member of the art-organization Estonian Energies and has taught young sculptors, metal-artists and many others in the Estonian Academy of Arts. Jüri Ojaver is interested in memory and information storage – his relationship with the present and past in a general and personal context. Jüri Ojaver can be referred to, and rightly so, as an existentialist, although many of his art projects, mainly performances, can be described more as a peculiar gallows humor. Jüri Ojaver is a vivacious and growing artist, therefore his art is also a living and growing organism.Jüri Ojaver (1955) entered the art scene in the beginning of the 1980’s, received several grand prizes from the Soros Contemporary Art Center in the 1990’s, participated in the Kwangju Biennial in South-Korea in 1995, represented Estonia at the Venice Biennial in 1999, is an active member of the art-organization Estonian Energies and has taught young sculptors, metal-artists and many others in the Estonian Academy of Arts. Jüri Ojaver is interested in memory and information storage – his relationship with the present and past in a general and personal context. Jüri Ojaver can be referred to, and rightly so, as an existentialist, although many of his art projects, mainly performances, can be described more as a peculiar gallows humor. Jüri Ojaver is a vivacious and growing artist, therefore his art is also a living and growing organism.

 

Here you can express yourself. (*required)