NOBA is a regional platform for contemporary art where you will find everything you need to know about Nordic and Baltic art scene. NOBA showcases more than 6000 curated examples of regional composition, available for purchase for both living or office spaces. NOBA also delivers updated information about the best exhibitions in the area and updated articles about contemporary art scene.
NOBA.ac provides a curated selection of contemporary professional artists from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland. We are constantly updating our collection of more than 6000 pieces by 500 artists including already well known artists but also new recognized talent. You are welcome to browse the artworks by category or tag, view it on virtual wall and save favourites into your personal gallery.
In 2018. we lead a unique and innovative art project as part of Estonian 100th anniversary program intended to introduce Estonian culture internationally. The renowed mysterious street artist Edward von Lõngus whose identity is secret to this day, also known as Estonian Banksy, initiated a number of street art projects in the streets of 13 European capitals in the darkness of the night. The works were supported by a digital solution that enabled the characters to come alive with the help of a smartphone. The project was noted by Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a cultural prize.
We are grateful to all our partners in Estonia and abroad who have contributed to establish and maintain NOBA as the main platform for contemporary art in Baltic and Nordic region. To implement our initiatives, we work closely with many partners such as Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (EKKAK), Estonian Artists’ Association, Estonian Painters’ Union, Tartu Art House, KUMU, Tallinn Art Hall, FOKU, Vaba Lava and several art institutions and galleries all over Baltic and Nordic countries.
Enterprise Estonia supports the development of NOBA.ac contemporary art platform with 67 620, 36 euros from the infrastructure development and technological capability development measure.
TEAM OF NOBA
Andra Orn, founder
Andra, the founder and leading curator of NOAR/NOBA, has been active in the local and international art world for over ten years, resulting in a wide network of artists and relevant partners – institutions, associations, universities – in the Baltic and the Nordic countries. Andra has led internationally significant art events such as Tallinn Art Week and Edward von Lõngus’s Restart Reality digital street art project in 11 European cities, Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award, Smarten City space project and mural projects in Ülemiste district. Among other things, Andra has written articles for culture magazine Sirp and Focus section at NOBA.ac, compiled art books (in Pärnu Estonian Art) and curated several exhibitions.
Andra has studied Journalism and Communication at the University of Tartu and is currently writing a Master’s thesis in Cultural Theory and Philosophy at Tallinn University.
Egle Loor, Communication Coordinator
Egle is responsible of NOBA`s communication activities by organising events, coordinating content creation and media relations, writing articles, compiling newsletters and managing social media. She has a Master’s degree in Marketing and Management from TalTech. Egle has been active in the field of communication for more than 15 years, focusing on cultural projects such as Tallinn Fashion Week, World Cleanup Day, Spring Exhibition 2019 in the last years.
Triinu Soikmets, Co-Author
Triinu is a freelance curator and writer focusing on visual culture and its socio-psychological context. These topics are also her focus in creating articles for NOBA. She has worked as a developer, marketer, assistant at psychiatric clinic and a gallerist, volunteering in both cultural and social fields, and currently acts as a board member of NGO Dragon and Dolphin. Triinu has studied philosophy and marketing communication at the University of Tartu, art at the Estonian Academy of Arts and literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, visual arts therapies at Tallinn University. In addition, she has taken courses in painting, drawing and ceramics.
Hakima-Meriem Kimmer, Exhibition Map Administrator