Taavi Suisalu (EE), born in 1982 in Tallinn, is working in the contexts of technology, sound and performance, mixing traditional and contemporary sensibilities and activating peripheral spaces for imaginative encounters. His practice is informed by phenomena of contemporary society and its relations to and use of technologies. He applies subjective research methods to study socio-cultural phenomena, being interested in the behaviour, perception and thinking of social beings.
Taavi Suisalu has been exhibiting and performing since 2005, predominantly in Estonia, but also in the UK, Germany, Finland, Iceland, Switzerland, Russia, Belgium and the Baltic States. In 2014, he received the Young Estonian Artist Prize for curating a distributed exhibition throughout non-existent villages of Southern Estonia. In 2017, his work “Distant Self-Portrait” was awarded 2nd prize at the Riga Photography Biennial Awards.
He currently lives and workes in Tallinn.