Ulvi Haagensen’s art practice is based on the everyday and the quotidian. With a background in drawing and sculpture, her work investigates the lines and overlaps between art and everyday life. Through art-making and performances that centre around mundane domestic tasks she merges embodied practice with everyday aesthetics and the notion of the bricoleur, an inventive maker who works with whatever is available.
Ulvi was born Sydney, Australia, studied at City Art Institute (BA), Randwick TAFE (Jewellery Design Certificate), COFA–UNSW (MFA) and is currently a PhD candidate at Estonian Academy of Arts. Since 1999 she has been based in Estonia but is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sydney.
Ulvi Haagensen has shown work in Australia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, South Korea and Sweden, and her work is held in public collections in Australia and Estonia.