Tanja Muravskaja

Tanja Muravskaja is a photographic artist with Ukrainian roots who resides and works in Tallinn. Her works are mainly in the conceptual portrait series format. Muravskaja studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts and University of Westminster. Before getting into photography, she studied journalism at Tallinn University. She rose to prominence on the Estonian art scene in the late 2000s with solo exhibitions primarily dealing with (neo)nationalism in the genre of photo portraiture. The most significant of the works are “Positsioonid” (“Positions”, 2007) at Tallinn Art Gallery, “Nemad, kes laulsid koos” (The Ones Who Sang Together) in 2008 at Vaal Gallery and “Lucky Losers” in 2009 at Tallinn City Gallery. Muravskaja’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Kumu Art Museum and Tartu Art Museum. Recently, the artist focused on her Ukrainian roots, for instance at the solo exhibition “Three Sisters” in the Hobusepea Gallery in 2015. In 2015, Muravskaja dedicated a self-portrait for the 100th anniversary of Kazimir Malevich’s art history icon Black Square. The self-portrait can also be seen in biographical terms in some sense, as Malevich was born in Kyiv.


Tanja Muravskaja. Untitled/Self-Portrait. Photographic diptych. 2015. Pigment ink print. 70 x 90 cm. Edition: 5 + 2 AP