Ingel Vaikla

Ingel Vaikla (b. 1992 in Tallinn, Estonia) is visual artist and filmmaker based between Tallinn and Brussels. In 2018–2019, Vaikla attended the postgraduate residency programme HISK in Ghent. Since 2019 she is engaged in practice-based PhD studies in Audiovisual and Visual Arts at PXL-MAD / UHasselt. Vaikla’s artistic research focuses on the relationship between architecture and its users, and the representation of architecture in photography, video and film. Her works have been screened internationally at film festivals and art institutions such as IDFA in Amsterdam, Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, Tramway in Glasgow, Beursschouwburg in Brussels, Manifesta 13 in Marseille etc. Ingel was part of the team representing Estonia at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Vaikla has also curated experimental film programmes for International Interior Architecture Symposium SISU, Tallinn Photomonth Contemporary Art Biennial and Narva Art Residency. She is currently artist in residence at Wiels Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels.