Aili Vahtrapuu PhD, is a sculptor and scientist living in Tallinn, Estonia, and Paris, France. She is currently Professor of Visual Art at Tallinn University. She studied art in Estonia and France, and was awarded her PhD by the Sorbonne1 University in 2007. Her thesis was on: New ways of utilising sound forms to revive the relationship between monumental art and architecture in urban spaces. She focused on subconscious, audio-visual perceptions and the customary preference of these in the urban environment.
Aili is an accomplished artist with a strong background in contemporary sculpture and graphic arts. In recent years, as demonstrated by the title of her thesis, she has concentrated on art in urban spaces, with particular emphasis on aural sculpture, as well as the relationship between sound and three-dimensional forms.