Maria Kapajeva is an artist from Estonia who works and lives in London. Her work has been shown internationally including the shows at One Fest Goa (India/2016), Brighton Photo Fringe (UK/2016), Tartu Art Museum (Estonia/2015), Auckland Photography Festival (New Zealand/2014) and Harn Art Museum (USA/2014). Maria’s dummy book ‘Reading Apocrypha’ was shortlisted for UNSEEN Dummy Award (Netherlands/2016) and selected for TOP 10 for Dummy Award at Riga Self-Publish (Latvia/2016). Often Maria develops her work at various residencies. She was selected for Bridge Guard residency in Slovakia (2014), for FATHOM residency by Four Corners Film in London (2015) and for Narva Art Residency in Estonia (2016). Currently Maria work on her first publication, also on her solo exhibition, which will take place in September 2017 in Estonia.
As part of her fellowship, Maria Kapajeva will be attending the ‘Roots and Routes: Challenges and Opportunities of Connectivity’ a five day meeting of artist residency representatives, artists, funding bodies and cultural workers held between 20 – 25 November 2016 in Tehran, Iran. The meeting has been organised by Res Artis and facilitated by Kooshk Residency in cooperation with Mohsen Gallery.
Kooshk residency, established in mid 2014, is a cultural and artistic space in Tehran. Kooshk provides a convenient space for artists, curators, researchers, writers and filmmakers to encourage inter-cultural dialogue and art creation. Kooshk strives to contribute to development of Iranian art and culture through participation in international exchange programs with cultural institutes worldwide.
To read more about Maria Kapajeva's fellowship at Kooshk Residency, please visit our Triangle Network blog