Tiia Johannson


Tiia Johannson was a media artist, educator and researcher based in Tallinn, Estonia. Her background was in fine arts and moving image, since1990 she has mostly been working on numerous media art projects on video, multimedia and Information Society technologies. In 1995 got addicted to Internet and since 1996 opened her self.curated "Self. Museum" http://artun.ee/~tiia/netproject/. She was PhD student in University of Lapland in the department of Audiovisual Media Culture majoring on Media Studies with theses "Marginal Status in Digital Culture", where the main purpose was to analyse deeper the new informatical society in the angle of its reflections to art world. Attention was focused in finding out and clarifying the connections and concepts between different relationships among art and technology, their values and meanings including gender, ethics and social aspects. She was also Winner and participant in many international media art festivals, such as ISEA , Art on the Net, "INFOS2000", "CYNet Art", "Viper" , "JAVA artist of 2001" etc. Her main interest as artist was to analyze Internet age and computerized communication, whether there is an everlasting dualism or complex interrelationship between nature/life and technology, literally she was trying to digitally draw out the blurred borderlines of our (virtual) presence and existence, how our identities are being mediated on the screen of the computer. (source: http://lizard.artun.ee/~tiia/)

2002 Tiia Johannson died in Tallinn
2001 Bronze prize - "Art on the Net 2001": "Post-Cagian Interactive Sounds", Tokyo
2001 Winner in online video category - VIPER- International Festival for Film, Video and New Media Basel
2001 Winner of JAVA Artist 2001 - "1st of Java - Perspectives on New Media"
2000 Honorable mention - "INFOS2000" Ljubljana
2000 Doctoral Studies in University of Lapland in the department of Audiovisual Media Culture majoring on Media Studies
1998 Awarded mention - "WHO & HOW " HYDE PARK (The Internet Gallery of Multimedia Miniatures) Warsaw
1998 Bronze price - Art on the Net 1998 "The Age of Streaming Media " Tokyo
1998 Top 20 websites - "ISEA 98", Liverpool and Manchester
1997 Grand prix - French-Baltic-Nordic video art festival, Vilnius
1997 MFA Degree
1990 Spring term in the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki majoring on Audiovisual Arts
1988 - 1994 Studies in Tallinn Art University majoring on Fine Arts
1984 - 1987 Studies in Tartu University majoring on Art History
1979 - 1983 Tallinn Art School
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