Pille-Riin Jaik (born 1991 in Tallinn, Estonia) is a Vienna based interdisciplinary artist working with video/performance as well as with photography and installation. She has a Bachelor of Photography from the Estonian Academy of Fine Arts (2015) and Masters from Art and Digital Media at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2020). Her work is focused on text, plants, textile, surplus and waste materials/thoughts in feminist and class aware discourse.
Her videoworks have been screened in several film festivals around Europe (21st Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Diagonale 2018, FrauenFilmTage 2018, VI Kinodot Experimental Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Red Love international video competition in Sofia, Terrarista.tv, FIDCampus Marseille 2021, EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL - EMAF etc). She has had a solo exhibition I'm a good girl, I am at LOW offspace in Vienna (2018) and has been part of several group exhibitions at Hobusepea Gallery in Tallinn, LLLLLL, PFERD, Fluc, xE, Exhibit and Kunstbogen (XX Flânerie Festival) in Vienna.
Her recent projects include a spoken word music performance ‘another puma has capitalized the darkness’ (featuring Klaus Rabeder) for STATION project on Schwarzenbergplatz and sculpture installation ‘a trap and thousand tongues’ for AG18 Gallery in Vienna. Last year she received the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Mentorship scholarship and is working on an experimental multi-narrated film with Janina Weißengruber, Klaus Rabeder and Daniel Hüttler titled ‘freedom in the present past’.