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Tiiu Vijar

Born 1942


1967–1972 Estonian State Art Institute, Department of Leather Art
1972–1981 artist at Vihur manufacture
Since 1982 technician at the Department of Leather Art at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA)
1979 member of the Estonian Artists’ Association
1996 founding member of the Estonian Association of Designer Bookbinders
Since 1972 has participated at exhibitions

Solo exhibition:
1976 – Tallinn Art Hall Gallery

Selected exhibitions:
1973–1994 – exhibitions of applied art, Tallinn
1978, 1983, 1987, 1990 – exhibitions of bookbindings, Tallinn
1987, 1992, 1993, 1994 – group exhibitions, Estonia
1995, 1997, 2004 – “1+21. Silvi Kalda and Her Students”, Tallinn, Keila
1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 – International Exhibition of Artistic Bookbinding “Scripta manent”, Tallinn
1997, 1998 – exhibitions of artist’s books, Tallinn
1999 – exhibition of artist’s books “Useful Book”, National Library of Estonia
2002 – 2nd International Exhibition of Bookbinding as Art, Macerata, Italy
2003, 2007, 2009, 2011 – 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th World Biennial of Art Bookbinding, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, St Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, France
2003, 2004 – exhibition of bookbindings “Fr. R. Kreutzwald 200”, Tallinn, Võru
2003–2006 – exhibitions of the Department of Leather Art of EAA, Tallinn, Viljandi
2004–2006 – exhibition of leather art “Minnekästchen”, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Narva, Keila, Elva
2006 – annual exhibition of the Estonian Leatherwork Artists' Union “Review”, Hobusepea Gallery
2006, 2007 – exhibition of bookbinding art, National Library of Estonia
2008–2010 – exhibition of leather art “Paikkond”, Tallinn, Kohila, Viljandi, Rakvere, Võru
2008 – exhibition-competition ”Poetic Bookbindings”, Academic Library of TLU
2009 – international exhibition "Reliquary", Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2009 – international bookbinding exhibition "Bound for Success", Oxford, United Kingdom
2009 – bookbinding exhibition "Estonian Traditional Culture", National Library of Estonia
2009 – bookbinding exhibition "9 sections", Tallinn Central Library
2010 – "Estonian Bookbinding", Tallinn Central Library
2011 – bookbinding exhibition "Kalevipoeg", Tallinn, Kohila, Pärnu
2011 – X FIRA International Exhibition of Contemporary Bookbinding, Bruges, Belgium
2011 – bookbinding exhibition "The Great Guild of Tallinn and the Guild Hall", Estonian History Museum
2012 – “Konrad Mägi. Bound”, Pärnu, Kohila, Tartu

Awards:
1987 – prize at the exhibition of bookbindings of the Baltic Republics, Tallinn
2002 – prize for the best technical execution at the competition and exhibition of bookbindings “The Very Best of Estonian Poetry”, Estonian Academic Library
2000, 2005 – honourable mention at the International Exhibition of Bookbindings “Scripta manent”, Tallinn
2007 – prize of the town of Châteaufort at the 9th World Biennial of Art Bookbinding, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
2009 – award at the international exhibition "Reliquary", Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2009 - award at the bookbinding exhibition "9 sectiona", Tallinn Central Library
2010 – honourable mention at the International Exhibition of Artistic Bookbinding “Scripta manent IV”, Tallinn