TAVA2020 main organizer
Elo Liiv is a sculptor and a lecturer, who uses modern technology – video, mapping, light and kinetics for creating site-specific and experimental art. Elo is teaching light installation at Estonian Academy of Arts, is a lighting specialist for the city of Tallinn. She is one of the leaders of NGO Valgusklubi, who are the organizers of Tallinn Light Biennial, Tartu in Light and other light events.
TAVA2020 curator of the conference
Johan Moritz is a member of IALD and for the last 17 years he has designed prestigious works whilst being an exclusive lighting designer for Malmö, Sweden. In this role, he has had the responsibility of developing Malmö's architectural lighting design department. Johan founded the Lighting Metropolis project (2015-2018) that tried to find new ways of creating better light for people. As lighting designer he also understands the importance of sharing and is an eager speaker at conferences, work shop head, teacher all around the world.
TAVA2020 curator of the conference
Tina Wikström gained her Bachelor’s degree in Lighting design from the Jönköping University and her Master’s degree in Lighting design from Aalborg University in Copenhagen. She has been working as a junior lighting designer for the City of Malmö doing projects mostly in the urban space, both permanent and temporary. In 2017 she was selected as one of the young lighting designers of our new generation and ambassadors for the industry by 40under40. Tina is currently working as a lighting designer at Licht Kunst Licht in Bonn, Germany.
TAVA2020 curator of the open-air light installations
Andra Orn is the founder and leading curator of the Nordic and Baltic contemporary art platform NOAR.eu. She has led internationally significant art events such as Tallinn Art Week , Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award, Smarten City space project, and many others. Andra writes for a number of cultural journals and runs NOAR.eu art reviews section “Focus”. She is currently preparing a Master’s thesis in Cultural Theory and Philosophy at Tallinn University.
TAVA2020 curator of the indoor exhibitions
KIWA is a multichannel meta-artist, he explores and blends different media from conceptual objects to total audiovisual environments. He is also a curator and writer, interested in quote, pastiche, games of language, identity using (post)psychoanalysis and schizoanalysis as self-explanatory artistic methods. He has exhibited his works all over the world, including Moderna Museet, Henie Onstad, Tate Modern, Stedelijk and DeAppel.
www.kiwanoid.com / www.paranoia.ee
TAVA2020 curator of the workshops
Eva Tallo has worked with light in several manners for almost 20 years. She has established an architectural lighting company, made several architectural lighting projects and also different light installations for exhibitions. She is a co-founder of MTÜ Valgusklubi and coordinator of several lighting events included “Guerrilla Lighting”. Currently she is working in Tallinn City Government as a chief specialist of city lighting.
TAVA2020 technical team leader
Marko’s passion is lighting and his mission is to use lighting to improve our living environments. He has been working with electrical installations for over eight years and as an electrical and lighting engineer for over nine years. He is one of the founding members of EVDA. At the moment Marko is studying architectural lighting design at Hochschule Wismar.
TAVA2020 project Manager, Organization of the Light Fair
Olavi has been the CEO and a partner of event marketing company WOW Events OÜ, already for 18 years. During this time, he has managed projects commissioned by various business companies, the public sector, ministries and the European Commission Representation in Estonia. He has hosted major events with tens of thousands of attendees. Since 2011 he has been sharing his experiences as a visiting lecturer at Tallinn University. An MBA from the University of Tartu provided a good foundation for having all the skills needed for the project management.
TAVA2020 marketing manager
Mari-Liis is a marketing expert with experience ranging from strategic marketing management and branding to event marketing, advertising and social media marketing. She is the founder of a marketing consulting company in 2016 and advising companies in various fields, both with a local and international backgrounds. In addition, she is the main organizer of the Marketing Conference and the director of marketing and communications for the largest conference held in Estonian history, JCI World Congress 2019.
TAVA2020 ametlik fotograaf
Annika Haas is a photography artist and documentary photography lecturer who is convinced that without the light there would be no photography and the personal vision capacity of each person depends on lighting more generally. She has participated in hundreds of exhibitions around the world, as at the Photo Festival “Photoville” held in New York (2018). With the sculptors Elo Liiv and Ekaterina Kultajeva, she has created an installation multimedia exhibition “The Teaching of Vision”, focusing on topics of spiritual enlightenment and social darkness.
Tartu city goverment
Jaanus Tamm has been working as a project manager at Tartu City Government for more than nine years. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Tallinn University of Technology and worked for over 15 years in the private sector. Jaanus Tamm was involved in an international project “Light in the City” aimed at outdoor lighting (2013-2014).