SOLO EXHIBITION "SOMNUM EXTERRERI" @ ARS ARTFACTORY PROJECT SPACE, TALLINN, ESTONIA (ARSi Maja, Pärnu mnt 154).
Merle Luhaäär-Avril's solo exhibition “Somnum Exterreri” will take place in ARS Artfactory Project Space 18.06.-03.07.2021 and is open every day 12.00-20.00.
“Somnum Exterreri” or “Nightmare” is the first major solo exhibition of Merle Luhaäär-Avril's work in recent years, focusing on the transformation of a dream into a nightmare. Works created in different techniques (sculpture, screen printing, photography, digital art, painting, neon light, etc.) are set up as a psychedelic collage that forms a dreamlike installation as it touches the relativity of (sur)reality and tries to grasp the delicate border between the two worlds. A dream can go unnoticed into a nightmare and a nightmare into a dream. Where does the dream end and the production of reality begin? Is there a border between them at all, or is reality and dream completely fused in the middle of contemporary tailor-made (virtual) reality?
2020-21 Artbox. Project Barcelona 1.0.
September 2020 Authentic Marks - 3rd Annual International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition, Dubai Art Season 2020.
August 2019 Art Box Projects Zürich, Swiss Art Expo 2019.
June - July 2019 Royal College of Art (London) I WILL AlWAY$ £OV€ ¥OU in Final Degree Show, Battersea Dyson building (Hester Rd), 1st floor Print studios.
February 2019 a pop up show EYES OF MANY KINDS (RCA MA Print Show) @ CGP London.
January 2018 WIP Show @ Royal College of Art London (Battersea).
December 2017 the total installation THE NUMBER YOU HAVE DIALED HAS BEEN CHANGED in the Finnish - Estonian group show NUNTIUS - SUPERSONIC @ ARSi Maja, Tallinn, Estonia.
July 2017 the video installation CONFESSION @ Video and Performance Art Festival FUTU MUHU @ EAA Muhu A.I. Residency,
February 2017 till January 2018 solo art print exhibition COME DOWN DARLING DUSK IS FALLING @ Ōlleteek, crn of Pikk str and Vaimu str, Tallinn, Estonia.