Roman-Sten Tõnissoo & Ellen Vene

We are thrilled to announce our new residency artists Roman-Sten Tõnissoo and Ellen Vene at roam project space!

Roman-Sten Tõnissoo (1989) has graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in Contemporary Art (MA) and Photography (BA), and has also studied at FAMU, Film and TV School in Prague. His recent area of interest is the fragile connecting lines between aggression and the sense of security and the possibility for dialogue, as well as the quest for spirituality and a higher purpose and the potential these hold in contemporary society.

Ellen Vene (b. 1990) is an artist and cultural organizer based in Tallinn, Estonia. She has studied sculpture and installation art in the Estonian Academy of Arts and Die Angewandte in Vienna and holds an MA degree in art practice. Her various practices combine image, sound and storytelling, often reflecting on her immediate surroundings, everyday life and the social structures within. Lived experiences are translated into poetical narratives in the form of installations that generally involve the whole space.

The residency programme at roam has a focus on East European artists and is taking place during the highlights of Berlin’s art year.