Love and Life Interested Me So / 2016

Solo exhibition Love And Life Interested Me So/Vaal Gallery 2016

In her artworks destruction becomes an act of creation where the potential of a new reality is released in an explosion. The exhibition creates an environment that is bordering physical reality and imagination, and is making the fourth spatial dimension – time – perceivable. The lighting installation provides audience with an opportunity to step into an eternal sunrise, into stillframe where a happy ending is a mere step away. Whereas her previous solo exhibitions Château One’s Heart (2013) and In The Echo Zone (2015) have been certain journeying and a presence in tandem, this Love And Life Interested Me So is an end of search, breaking free and becoming oneself.

At this exhibition, familiar elements interweave in new contexts. Chaos meets order and artificial meets natural in their encompassing unlikelihood. All this creates a sense of an apocalyptical world, which has been deconstructed to its basic elements by an unknown force. Yet in this disorder, elements of new unknown structures make an appearance. End-of-the-world-aesthetics of the artist is optimistic: entities may be ephemeral, but their surrounding environment is constantly reorganising and renewing itself.












In the Echo Zone / 2015

Solo exhibition In the Echo Zone/Draakon Gallery, Tallinn 2015/ Sur la Montagne, Berlin 2016

In her previous exhibition „Château One’s Heart” (2013 / Tallinn, London) Maria Ader tossed around with sentiments about hurting and the inevitability of suffering of the human soul, staging an epicenter of an emotional meltdown. “In The Echo Zone” reflects those feelings out of that room, to let them escape into the wilderness, where space disappears and all that is left, is the infinite echo of what has ever been. This tropical noise of the echoes envelopes dangers, unease and paranoia, but its perpetual rhythm creates a state of jazzy trance instead: the screams become wild trumpet solos and the pain of silence turns into a magic play of sound and colours.
Both the quiet spell and the deafening discords disappear in this bittersweet swirl, to reveal that everything is mortal

Château One’s Heart, City Gallery, Tallinn / 2013

Solo exhibition Château One’s Heart /City Gallery, Tallinn 2013/ Vyner Street Gallery, London 2014

“Château One’s Heart” takes a melancholic flashback trip on a vacation obscured with a bitter layer of failed romance, reflecting a hidden disappointment on the surface of an array of seemingly blissful and shimmering snapshots. The liquefying souvenir moments create a dimension of an emotional meltdown, giving way to surrender, a pending crisis and a tide of neurosis. The exhibition set-up sends the viewer into the narrative epicenter of the imaginative character – the memory of a hotel room, the broken heart.

Wall 0 / 2012

KARMA FRIENDS – Maria Ader – Edith Karlson – Kris Lemsalu / 2012


I thought everyone looked at me. I only look at myself / 2011

Une Femme est une femme / 2010

Seven Deadly Sins / 2008