Lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia

Magdalena Ataman, born in Poland, is a designer and painter living in Estonia. She completed her MA in Art at University of Arts in Poznań, Poland, in 2011. After a brief experience in architectural offices, she turned to visual and product design. Since then, she has been working in digital world for about 10 years. In 2022, she returned entirely to painting, her beloved field of art. During her studies, she attended the painting studios of Prof. Andrzej Klimczak-Dobrzaniecki and Prof. Norbert Skupniewicz. Inspired by life in Estonia, she draws from its nature, people, and emotions. Through her artwork, she explores the concept of nostalgia, the relationships between the seen and unseen, as well as purpose and chance.


2015-2018 Estonian Academy of Arts with Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia (Design & Tech Futures)
2016-2017 Scholarship in Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy (Product Design)
2005-2011 University of Arts Poznań, Poland (Master of Arts (MA) Interior Architecture and Furniture Design)
2008 Scholarship in Shanghai Normal University, China (Fine Arts)
2008-2010 Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland (Psychology)
2004-2005 University of Zielona Góra, Poland (Interior Architecture)


OSD 2024 Põhjala tehas Tallinn, Estonia · OSD 2023 Põhjala tehas Tallinn, Estonia · Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola (“Spinning a yarn?” European design exhibition 2012), Poland · Shanghai Normal University 2008, China · Łódź Design International Design Festival (Representation of University of Arts in Poznań, 2008 & 2009 & 2011), Poland · ARENA Design, Poznań International Fair (European Design for Business, collective exhibition of best projects 2007 & 2009 & 2011), Poland · KontenerART Poznań (Wola Innovation & Creation 2011), Poland · Design Exhibition Poznań (“Happy Birthday to You Mr Niemeyer” 2008), Poland

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