Aksel Haagensen is an Australian-Estonian artist who works with installation and video. He has studied installation and sculpture (BA) and contemporary art (MA) at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Triin Kerge works mainly with photography and video. She has studied documentary photography (BA) at Newport University and contemporary art (MA) at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In their artistic practice Haagensen and Kerge research how historical events shape and affect identity.
During the residency Kerge is working on a project that explores her family’s and her own memory landscapes. Haagensen’s next project is based on his refugee Estonian heritage, his mother’s childhood on the island of Fiji and textiles designed by his grandmother in the 1980s. Haagensen and Kerge have three exhibitions coming up in 2021 at Tartu Art House, EKA Gallery and Pärnu City Gallery.