Teini Piibemaa (Estonia, 1997)
As an Estonian living in Finland, she finds inspiration in the huge cultural, societal, and economic differences that these two - seemingly very similar - countries hold. While struggling with mental health and the stigmas surrounding them, the artist finds escape in her digital and traditional art and a way to express her intrusive thoughts in a harmless manner.
With her work, Piibemaa focuses on the sore spots within our society and with dark humor, shines a light on the life of a modern, 21st-century woman. Piibemaa's creations are a way of dealing with an internalised misogyny that has been placed on her shoulders by generational curses and societal pressures and she intends to dissect how women are being portrayed by the outside world as well as her own inside world.