Jaanika Arum graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2014 as an actress. She has varied experience acting in both film and theatre. For a wider audience she is mostly known for her work in the following films: Free Range by Veiko Õunpuu, The Days That Confused by Triin Ruumet, The Polar boy by Anu Aun, and Purge by Antti J.Jokinen.
Jaanika Arum has created two solo performances: Falling.together.moment (Tartu New Theatre, 2015) and Betweenspace (Von Krahl Theatre, 2017). She has collaborated with different international and local artists for video and room installations. In 2017 her video installation “Petrification/Depetrification” in collaboration with photographer Herkki-Erich Merila was shown in Vaal gallery, in Tallinn. In 2020 she created performative installation Central frequencywith together with multimedia artist Sten Saarits in ARS gallery. Her room-installation “In the silence of the Echo” was presented at the festival Tartu Interdiscipline in 2020.
2020 she graduated with a master’s degree in Contemporary Art from the Estonian Academy of Arts.