Born in 1975 in Tallinn (Estonia). Lives and works in Tallinn (Estonia).
Mark Raidpere 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. (text by Eugenio Viola)
He represented Estonia at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005).
His work has been exhibited in various museums and institutions in Europe and America, including: the Witte de With (Rotterdam), the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK (Vienna), the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (Santiago de Compostela), in 2009; the CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, (NYC) in 2008; the Kumu Art Museum (Tallinn) in 2007; the Michel Rein gallery (Paris) in 2006-08; the Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona) in 2008; the III Prague Biennale in 2007; the Russian Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow), the Platform Garanti (Istanbul) and the Kiasma (Helsinki) in 2006.
His work is part of prestigious collections as 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.
Mark Raidpere - I'll come back later
Raidpere au plus pres du corps
Mark Raidpere Unravelling Identities
Publisher: Anders Härm
Publisher: Espace Croisé
Publisher: Tallinn Center for Contemporary Arts