Mark Raidpere


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Mark Raidpere was born in Tallin in 1975 where he lives and works.
He is one of the most representative Estonian artists of his generation, and the most well known internationally. Raidpere's photographic and video work explores with a great sensitivity and efficacy the dilemmas and anxieties of the human soul, its incoercible loneliness, its tragic fate. His research often takes its cue from his own family's universe but sometimes it takes on social connotations, focusing on marginalized people, urban violence and street life.

He has exhibited in various museums and institutions in Europe and America, including: the Witte de with in Rotterdam, the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig -MUMOK, in Vienna, the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, 2009; the CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2008; the Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia 2007; the Michel Rein gallery, Paris, 2006-08; the Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona, 2008; the III Prague Biennale, 2007; the Russian Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, the Platform Garanti, Istanbul and the Kiasma in Helsinki, 2006. He represented Estonia at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005).

His works belong to the collections of Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Muenchen, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and Estonian Art Museum, among several others.

text by Eugenio Viola

Selected press



Damage account

July 2013


Mark Raidpere à l'Espace Croisé

June 2009


Raidpere au plus près du corps

May 2009

Le monde

Les vidéos familiales et politiques de Raidpere

September 2008


Up Close and Personal

May 2007

Flash Art International

Mark Raidpere - Platform Garanti

January 2007

Camera Austria

Nearness and Distance

January 2007




December 2013
Publisher: Anders Härm
ISBN 978-9949-9391-8-3

Mark Raidpere

November 2010