Ulvi Haagensen’s art practice and research is based on the everyday and the quotidian. With a background in drawing and sculpture her work now also includes video and performance as she investigates the lines and overlaps between art and everyday life. Through art-making and performances that centre around mundane domestic tasks she merges embodied practice with everyday aesthetics and the notion of the bricoleuse, an inventive maker who works with whatever is available.
Ulvi was born Sydney, Australia, studied at City Art Institute (BA); Randwick College of TAFE (Jewellery Design Certificate); College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales (MFA) and is currently a PhD candidate at Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2018 she was a Visiting Research Fellow at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.