Triin Metsla

Triin Metsla is a junior researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Art History and Visual culture at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Her main research topics are the ways of writing art history and historiography – how art history is sociologically and politically constructed and what kind of inequalities it creates. In her PhD she is exploring the need for canonisation, the power of categorisation in the creation of hierarchies and problematics of archiving.

At the Estonian Arts Academy Triin Metsla is giving a course in galleristics which looks at the relations between global contemporary art and art market. She also teaches some classes about the theory of art.

In addition to research Triin curates exhibitions of contemporary art. Her last project was “the art of adaptation” at the Kadriorg Art Museum (2023-2024).


Junior researcher