Noblessner, Kai Art Center building – Peetri 12, 10415, Tallinn, Estonia, +372 6405770, info@temnikova.ee. Wed–Fri 13–18 Sat 14–18.  

Sigrid Viir

Sigrid Viir (b. 1979) works and lives in Tallinn. Viir studied cultural theory at Estonian Humanitarian Institute, after which she acquired BA (2009) and an MA (2017) degrees in Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts. During her studies she also completed a Media Arts exchange program at Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (Prof. Elger Esser).

Viir's practice - both solo and as a member of Visible Solutions LCC with Karel Koplimets and Taaniel Raudsepp - is situated between photography, installation and performance practices. Through their mostly performative practice, Visible Solutions explore the relationship between art and economy questioning the methods on which the art world operates as well as their own roles within that. Viir’s solo practice evolves around a more private sphere: family and domestic objects. The artist describes her interest to be focused on “behavioural habits and functioning models”, which she documents, questions and rearranges in her work. Viir's photo series, depicting people and objects in unexpected arrangements, often deal with functionality and structure of social models. Sigrid Viir is interested in the daily aspects of human existence and the related tangle of social agreements, the borderline between the totality of work and personal time of rest as well as the themes of visual language.​

Viir’s recent exhibitions include "The Second Act. Found in Translation" with Cloe Jancis, Tartu Art House (2022); "False Vacationer" KOENIG2 by_robbygreif, Vienna (2021); "In the Now: Gender and Nation in Europe, Selections from the Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl Photography Collection", LACMA, Los Angeles (2021); "In front of the mirror, on a day full of enthusiasm, you put your mask on too heavily, it bites your skin", with Cloe Jancis, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn (2021); "False Vacationer", Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn (2019); "Waiting Room Improvisation", V Artishok Biennale, curated by Evelyn Raudsepp, Theatre N099, Tallinn (2016); "Awful Pretty Pipe Neck", Draakon Gallery, Tallinn (2016); "Import Export", with Jimmy Limit, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn (2016); “Kim Wilde, While Shivering at the Bus Station and Biting into a Jam Doughnut, Hums a Tune Inspired by Passing Remarks, Picks Dust Off Her Suspenders and Together with an Egg Cell Analyses a Previous Experience with the Spirit of Tartu”, with Kristiina Hansen and Johannes Säre, Tartu Art House; “Delta India Sierra Charlie”, with Kristiina Hansen, Draakon Gallery, Tallinn (2015); “Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky meets with Turritopsis Nutricula to admire the drif ting swans and discuss the possibility of neglecting the linearity of time in the near future”, with Kristiina Hansen and Johannes Säre, Haapsalu City Gallery; “Purpose of the Universe and Flickering Funnel”, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn (2014).

Selected works

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Vocation Peak

Pigment print on acrylic, collage, glass, MDF postament 81×60cm 2021

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Occupation Valley

Pigment print on acrylic, collage, glass, MDF postament, straps 79×60cm 2021

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'False Vacationers Workcation Travels' at Draakoni gallery

2021

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02_Sigrid_Viir_22.04.2020

photo installation, pigment print on aluminum, mirror-plinth, showcase frame, 60x90 cm, mirror, 45×80 cm, sugar 90×60cm 2021

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06_Sigrid_Viir_01.05.2020

pigment print on aluminum, showcase frame, fabric, object „Hand“ : rubber band, fabric, maize groats, nutshell with holes, silk strand 145×110cm 2021

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10_Sigrid_Viir_08.05.2020

photo installation, pigment print on aluminum, 41×60×50 cm, showcase frame with holes, 5 legs, 110 cm 60×50×41cm 2021

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12_Sigrid_Viir_13.05.2020

pigment print on aluminum, showcase frame, painted inner plinth 90×60cm 2021

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14_Sigrid_Viir_18.05.2020

photo installation, pigment print on aluminum, veneered showcase frame, 39×57 cm, veneered leg, 130 cm, a pea 57×39cm 2021

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Object no: 2

glass bowl, leg in author’s technique, 247 cm, copper, resin plaster, candy 2021

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Object no: 3

rubber boots, fringe, broom, wheels, plywood 2021

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Object no: 5

glass, silicone breast pad, satin ribbon, lipstick, nail 2021

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Office Sweet Home (Working Warrior Testing Invisibility)

framed pigment print, engraved text, painted metal legs 33×25cm 2019

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Office Sweet Home (Office Alone 2)

framed pigment print, embroidered text, painted metal legs 33×25cm 2019

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Office Sweet Home (Office is Not a Place It's a Feeling)

framed pigment print, embroidered text, painted metal legs 34×23cm 2019

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Office Sweet Home (Frolleagues 4 Ever)

framed pigment print, engraved text, painted metal legs 41×31cm 2019

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Awful Pretty Pipe Neck

pigment print on aluminium, glazed tile stand 45×30cm 2016

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Awful Pretty Pipe Neck

pigment print on aluminium, glazed tile stand 45×30cm 2016

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Awful Pretty Pipe Neck

pigment print on aluminium, glazed tile stand 45×30cm 2016

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Awful Pretty Pipe Neck

pigment print on aluminium, glazed tile stand 45×30cm 2016

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Awful Pretty Pipe Neck

pigment print on aluminium, glazed tile stand 45×30cm 2016

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ABC

photo cabinet, 17 photos 135×90cm 2016

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Gift

pigment print on aluminium, coloured maple frame, concrete, sponge 71×47cm 2016

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Polish

pigment print, aluminium, maple frame 114×78cm 2016

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Hans_55 (CMYK)

pigment print on aluminium, maple frame, sugar, concrete and metal construction (174 cm) 33×26cm 2016

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Hans_55 (Marquee)

pigment print on aluminium, maple frame, sugar, concrete and metal construction (154 cm) 26×21cm 2016

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Hans_55 (Erase)

pigment print on aluminium, maple frame, sugar, concrete and metal construction (146 cm) 21×17cm 2016

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Hans_55 (Clonestamp)

pigment print on aluminium, maple frame, sugar, concrete and metal construction (150 cm) 26×21cm 2016

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Hans_55

series of 12 photos, pigment print on aluminium, maple frame, concrete and metal construction, sugar. dimensions variable 2016

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Sweet Smiles and Golf Clubs (Fly)

pigment print 40×55cm 2016

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Sweet Smiles and Golf Clubs (Glass)

pigment print 40×55cm 2016

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Sweet Smiles and Golf Clubs (Cactus)

pigment print 40×55cm 2016

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Sweet Smiles and Golf Clubs (Hands up)

pigment print, aluminum, wooden frame, museum glass 40×55cm 2016

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Sweet Smiles and Golf Clubs (Leg)

pigment print, aluminum, wooden frame, museum glass 40×55cm 2016

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Sweet Smiles and Golf Clubs (Wrapped up)

pigment print 40×55cm 2016

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Sweet Smiles and Golf Clubs (Nose)

pigment print 55×40cm 2016

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Day 1, Wednesday

inkjet print, aluminium, wooden frame 30×21cm 2014

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Day 2, Friday

inkjet print, aluminium, wooden frame 30×21cm 2014

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Day 3, Saturday

inkjet print, aluminium, wooden frame 30×21cm 2014

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Day 4, Sunday

inkjet print, aluminium, wooden frame 30×21cm 2014

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Day 5, Monday

inkjet print, aluminium, wooden frame 30×21cm 2014

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Day 6, Wednesday

inkjet print, aluminium, wooden frame 30×21cm 2014

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Day 7, Thursday

inkjet print, aluminium, wooden frame 30×21cm 2014

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Day 8, Friday

inkjet print, aluminium, wooden frame 30×21cm 2014

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inkjet print, aluminium, wooden frame 30×21cm 2014

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Day 10, Sunday

inkjet print, aluminium, wooden frame 30×21cm 2014

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Day 11, Monday

inkjet print, aluminium, wooden frame 30×21cm 2014

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Untitled

inkjet print, aluminium, wooden frame 30×21cm 2014

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"Purpose of the Universe and the Flickering Funnel"

installation view, mixed media 2014

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Why

framed pigment photo on aluminium, chair leg 78×90cm 2013

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The enigma of R.B

diasee 22×15cm 2013

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This has Been, the Day After Tomorrow

photo installation, 4 photographic objects: "Why", "If", "The Enigma of R.B", "How" 2013

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Compromise no: RXP-1209-18 from series "Routinecrusher"

pigment print 21×26cm 2011

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Wanderlust no: REALA-J64-4051-B15 from series "Routinecrusher"

pigment print 2009 - 2011

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Egg cooker-Time spender no: PRO-160S-B18 from series "Routinecrusher"

pigment print, framed, edition of 3 70×60cm 2009 - 2011

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Stress grounder no: PRO-1182-B17 from series "Routinecrusher"

pigment print 50×50cm 2009 - 2011

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Tablebear no: RVP-100F-0031-7 from series "Routinecrusher"

pigment print 25×38cm 2009 - 2011

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Hocus and Pocus no: PRO-160s-1207-B17 from series "Routinecrusher"

pigment print 60×72cm 2011

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Routinecrusher no: PRO-160S-1597-B10 from series "Routinecrusher"

pigment print, wood construction 60×72cm 2009 - 2011

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Archievement counter no: RXP-1186-C8 from series "Routinecrusher"

pigment print 2009 - 2011

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