Mari-Leen Kiipli is an estonian artist whos’ practise is based on ecosocial thinking and environmental issues. She has studied photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts and Pallas University of Applied Sciences and attended exchange studies in Vienna. She currently lives and works in Tallinn. At the Foto Tallinn art fair in 2019, the private funding platform Outset Estonia awarded her with the purchase of the video work “Fish That Swallows the Earth. Particles That Dance in the Sunrays”.
Recently Mari-Leen has been working with industrial landscapes and changes in the environment. In her latest project she concentrated on the industrial town Kehra in Estonia and the river Jägala that flows through it. She is interested in how the factories build communities and wealth but at the same time destroy and transform the environment.
In Ii Mari-Leen will continue her research on the paraller existence of nature and human construtions. She will study the power plants in river Ii and also the industrial institutions in the wider area. She is working within the KulttuuriKauppila artist-in-environment program.
Mari-Leen Kiiplis work can be seen in a showroom in KulttuuriKauppila from 27th June to 1st July, tue-fri 12am-5pm, sat 11am-4pm.