Marko Mäetamm (1965) is an artist whose work is based on personal stories, which are used to create existentially absurd and critical caricatures. His work is characterised by an interdisciplinary, serial and narrative approach, where figurative image and text carry an equal weight. Mäetamm’s work has been linked to the idea that “the personal is political”. Even though his works mostly speak about his own family, they are also a basis for generalisation.
Mäetamm studied printmaking (BA 1993) and fine arts (MA 1995) at the Estonian Academy of Art and printmaking techniques in the Swedish Royal Art High School. He has been awarded the Kristjan Raud Prize (2000), the Fifth Class Order of the White Star (2008), the Baltic Assembly Art Prize, the Estonian National Culture Award (2010 and 2019) and nominated for the Köler Prize (2012).