Tatjana Este is a multi-disciplinary artist working predominantly in installation, drawing and performance. Informed by her personal history as well as her cultural heritage and engagement with contemporary politics, Este’s work explores various dichotomies with a particular interest in the relationship between appearances and the concealed. Symbolic objects, time, line, body and the human psychology are recurring subjects of Este’s conceptually based and aesthetically driven work.
Currently based in Melbourne, Tatjana Este was born in Uzice, former Yugoslavia and completed her Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts with Honours at Elam School Of Fine Arts, Auckland University, New Zealand.
Este has exhibited in Australia and internationally and her works are held in collections across Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, Switzerland and Italy. Este’s latest international solo exhibition was presented in 2017 at The Center for Visual arts, Gallery Reflektor in Uzice, Serbia. She has also been involved in a number of theatre productions, design projects, public and private art commissions. Este has created works for institutions such as Capital E, Victoria University, Massey University and Silo Theatre In New Zealand.
Tatjana Este is a premium member of NAVA – The National Association for the Visual Arts in Australia and a honorary member of UVUU – Visual Artist Association at the Centre for Visual Arts in Uzice, Serbia.
She is a long-term artist in residence at the award winning River Studios, a space managed by Melbourne City’s Creative Spaces. In addition to her studio practice, Este teaches art at various schools and venues throughout Melbourne.