CV

1985 born in Pärnu, Estonia.
Lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia.
2013 – director of Flo Kasearu’s House Museum, Tallinn.
Represented by Temnikova & Kasela gallery.

Studies

2008 – 2013 MA Photography. Estonian Academy of Arts.
2006 – 2007 Multimedia. Universtität der Künste Berlin (R.Horn studio).
2004 – 2008 BA Painting. Estonian Academy of Arts.

Scholarships & Awards
2018 Violence Prevention Award
2017-2019 Artists wage
2016 Estonian Independent Performing Arts Award
2012 Köler Prize
2006 Eduard Viiralt’s fund

Works in collections
Kiasma Art Museum, Finland
European Central Bank, Frankfurt
KUMU Art Museum, Estonia
Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
Flo Kasearu House Museum, Estonia
The Stockholm County Council’s Culture Administration
Private collections in Estonia, Belgium, Finland, Germany,
Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, USA etc

 

Solo/Duo Projects

 2020 Endangered Speciescurator Marika Vaarik. Tartmus, Estonia.

2019 Spaceless bodies, (with Renate Keerd), curator Evelyn Raudsepp. Arthall Tallinn, Estonia.
2019 Client’s Day (with students from TLU & BFM). Naked Island, Tallinn, Estonia.
2018 Great great great grandscribble-weasel. Koidula Memorial Museum, Pärnu, Estonia. (part of Artists in Collections).
2018 Holes, Temnikova & Kasela gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
2018 Festival of the Shelter, Pärnu women’s shelter, Pärnu, Estonia.
2017 Costume Drama (with Andra Aaloe). 16th Drugajanje festival. Maribor, Slovenia. Curator Alma Selimovic.
2017 Members Only. Performa 17, New York, USA. Curator RoseLee Goldberg.
2017 Contact. The Photography Museum, Tallinn, Estonia.
2016 Illustrating the Request for Privacy (with Pärnu women shelter). Artishok biennale, NO99, Tallinn, Estonia. Curator Evelyn Raudsepp.
2015 Korean Garden. Backyard of Flo Kasearu House Museum, Tallinn, Estonia.
2015 House Music (with Riina Maidre). In front of Flo Kasearu House Museum, Tallinn, Estonia.
2015 Uprising. Fuga, Budapest Center of Architecture, Budapest, Hungary.
2015 Uprising. Temnikova & Kasela gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
2014 We Are On the Way. Zacheta Project Room, Warsaw.
2013 –  Flo Kasearu’s House Museum. Flo Kasearu House Museum, Tallinn, Estonia.
2011/2012 21.05.09 / 14.06.09 (with Tõnis Saadoja). Contemporary Art Centre (CAC),
Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

A-tishoo, A-tishoo, We All Fall Down. EKKM, Tallinn. Curated by Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art.
A Gap. Raster Gallery, Warsaw.
A room of one’s own: Feminist questions about architecture. Architecture museum, Tallinn.
Curated by Ingrid Ruudi.

2018

Freiheit zur freiheit II. Albrechtsberg castle, Dresden, Germany. Curated by Kunsthaus Dresden.
Related by sister languages. Estonian-Hungarian Contemporary art exhibition, curated by Szipocs Krisztina, Ludwig museum, Budapest, Hungary.
The State is not a Work of Art. Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia. Curator Katerina Gregos.
There and Back Again, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland.
Soon Enough: Art in Action, curated by Maria Lind, Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, Sweden.

2017

Bridge, curated by Veikko Halmetoja, Virka Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.
The Travellers: Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe. KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn. Curator Magdalena Moskalewicz.
Back Home. Museum of the Nizhny Novgorod Intelligentsia, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Curator Artem Filatov.
Return Flight Ticket. Max Estrella gallery, Madrid. Curator Nerea Ubieto.
Videobox Festival “Of Sounds and Movements”, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris. Curator Odile Burluraux.
Dissolution – Raivo Puusemp in dialogue with. Tallinn Arthall gallery, Estonia.
Curator Krist Gruijthuijsen.

2016

The Eigth Climate (What does art do?), 11th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea. Curator Maria Lind.
Pseudo. EKKM, Tallinn, Estonia. Curator Marten Esko.
Identity. Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty. Namu (National Art Museum of Ukraine.)  Curator Solvita Krese.
Seeking Company for the Marshal. Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland. Final selection by the Finnish State Art Commission.
International Fun. Temnikova & Kasela gallery, Tallinn, Estonia. Curator Alina Astrova.

2015

DOings & kNOTs. Tallinna Art Hall, Tallinn. Curator Margit Säde-Lehni.
Smugglers. Narracje Festival, Gdansk, Poland. Curator Anna Smolak.
New Building. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Curators Rael Artel, Mare Joonsalu, Tiiu Talvistu.
Critical Mass. Gromov and Lopukhinsky Cottage Garden, St Peterburg. Curator Anna Bitkina
Survival K(n)it 7. the National Library of Latvia, Riga. Curator Solvita Krese and Inga Lace.
Holy Night. New Dance showcase in Drama Festival, Tartu, Estonia.
Metamorphoses of the Black Square. Interpretations of Malevich’s Work in Estonian Art. KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn. Curator Elnara Taidre.

2014

Kohatu. Valga Culture Center gallery; Rapla Center of Contemporary Art; Saaremaa Art Studio gallery. Curators Marten Esko & Anders Härm.
Kilometre of Sculpture. Rakvere cityspace. Curator Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk.
Shifting Identities. MACRO Testaccio, Rome. Curator Ludovico Pratesi.
Present Tense. Kalmar Art Museum, Sweden. Curators Marianna Garin and Andres Kurg.
Side Effects. Museum-Library of Grenoble, Grenoble, France. Curator Laura Kuusk and Pascale Riou.
White Tank Top. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Curator Flo Kasearu.
Literacy/Illiteracy. KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn. Curator Maria Kjær Themsen.

2013

Kas me sellist muuseumi tahtsimegi?. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Curator Rael Artel.
Estonian Dream. Festival of Contemporary Art. Rogaland Kunstsenter, Norway. Curator Anders Härm.
Shadows of a Doubt. Tallinna Art Hall, Tallinn. Curator Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk.
Holy Night. Kanuti Gildi saal, Tallinn.
Merry Melancholy. Nordic Art Station – Word, Art, Sound. Eskilstuna Museum of Art, Sweden. Curator Lars-Erik Wahlberg.
Uni/ja–Uni/on. Lublin, Poland. Curator Anda Rottenberg.

2012

Inside and Out. KIM? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia. Curator Maija Rudovska.
Cosmic Underground. In trainstations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal. Curator Mário Caeiro.
Archaeology and the Future of Estonian Art Scenes. KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn. Curators Hilkka Hiiop, Kati Ilves, Eha Komissarov, Rael Artel.
HUH! PFUI! YUCK! AHA! WOW! Estonian contemporary art classics. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Curator Rael Artel.
Sense of Place. European Landscape Photography. Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium. Curator Liz Wells.
Köler Prize 2012. Exhibition of Nominees. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn.
Beaufort triennal 04. Bredene, Belgian coastline. Curator Phillip Van den Bossche.

2011
LIBERTÉ. Le château d’Asnières, Paris. Curator Kaia Kiik.
After Socialist Statues. KIM? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia. Curator Rael Artel.
Acts of Refusal. Fleeing, Dreaming, Repeating, Watching (among others). Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia. Curators Ellen Blumenstein and Kathrin Meyer.
Interstice. Cesis Art Festival, Latvia. Curator Inese Baranovska.
Lost in Transition. Contemporary Museum of Art (EKKM), Estonia. Curator Rael Artel.
O. city-installation festival „Lift 11“, Tallinn. Curators Margit Aule, Margit Argus.
Between ideology and identity. Labor gallery, Budapest. Curator Rael Artel.
“If it’s Part Broke, Half Fix it”. Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania. Curator Margit Säde-Lehni.

2010

Confrontations and provocations; An Insight into Contemporary Estonian Art. National Museum in Szczecin, Poland. Curator Eha Komissarov.
The Politics of the Invisible Hand. Contemporary art festival ART IST KUKU NU UT. Tartu, Estonia. Curator Rael Artel.
Contemporary Art Festival Survival Kit 2. Riga, Latvia.
I don’t want Obamat. Transportmuseum, Chišinau, Moldova.
a Pool. Tallinn cityspace, Estonia.
Two Shadows of the public: Display and Space. Videoist, Tutun Deposu, Istanbul, Turkey; München, Germany.
Delicious Polish Sausage. Sõprus Cinema, Tallinn, Estonia.
Painting in progress. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia. Curator Eha Komissarov.
Illusion of Inclusion. Vartai gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania. Curator Olga Temnikova.
Artificial Queue. Freedom square, Tallinn, Estonia.
Free Fall. Apartment Project, Istanbul. Curator Selda Asal.

2009

State of affairs. Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn. Curator Maria-Kristiina Soomre.
Border. Espace Croisé. Centre d’art contemporain. La Condition Publique, Roubaix, France.
„Kaunas In Art: Contexts“ Kaunas Art festival. Gallery Meno Parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2008

Ost lockt/East Up. Römerapotheke Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland. Curator Olga Temnikova.
Serving the System. Museum of Contemporary Art, Szczecin, Poland. Curator Rael Artel.
Freedom poster. Tallinn cityspace.
Kas me sellist Eestit tahtsime? Rael Artel Gallery: Non-Profit Project Space, Tartu, Estonia. Curator Rael Artel.

2007

ArtDepoo highlights – estonian young painting vol.1. ArtDepoo Tallinn. Curator Olga Temnikova.
Art Meeting. Univerität der Künste Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

2006

Estonian video art. The blood project. Warszawski Aktyw Artystów. Warsaw, Poland. Curator Rael Artel.
Open your eyes. Antonio Carvalho masterclass, Academy of Arts Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
Living sculptures. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia. Curator Anders Härm.

 

Selected Publications, Catalogs

2019 Mari Lind. Seven Years. The Rematerialisation of Art from 2011 to 2017. By Maria Lind. Published by Sternberg Press.
2019 Artists in Collections. By Maarin Ektermann, Mary-Ann Talvistu. Published by proloogkool.eu
2019 Salt in the Wound. Encountering Contemporary Artists across Europe. By Jurriaan Benschop. Garret Publications, Helsinki.
2017 Flo’s Book. Edited and compiled by R.Artel, F.Kasearu, I.Sirkel, A.Vahtra. Publisher Lugemik.
2017 The Travellers: Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe. Edited by Magdalena Moskalewicz. Publisher Lugemik.
2016 The Eigth Climate: What Does Art Do? Editors M.Lind, B.Choi, A.Mahmoudian, M.Mendes, M.Wong. Publisher Hyunsil Book.
2016 Zout in de Wond. Benschop, Writer Jurriaan Benschop. Publisher Uitgeverij VanOorschot.
2016 Kumu Hits. Edited by K. Ilves, E. Komissarov, A.Räim. Published by the Art Museum of Estonia.
2016 Identity. Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty. Edited and published by LCCA.
2015 Uni-ja / Uni-on. Edited by Anda Rottenberg.
2015 DOings & kNOTs. Exhibition catalogue. Editor Margit Säde-Lehni.
2014 Side Effects. Museum-Library of Grenoble, Grenoble, France. Compiled by Laura Kuusk & Pascale Riou.
2014 Playgrounds and Battlefields, Critical Perspectives of Social Engagements. Edited by Fransisco Martinez and Klemen Slabina. Published by Tallinn University.
2014 Fears of the House Owner. Published by Lugemik, design by Indrek Sirkel.
2013 Flo Kasearu House Museum Guide. Texts by Anneli Porri, designed and published by Flo Kasearu and Lugemik.
2012 Ko?ler Prize 2012. Edited by Anders Ha?rm, published by EKKM, design by Indrek Sirkel.
2012 Uneployment Will Tear Us Apart. Published by Lugemik, design by Indrek Sirkel.
2012 21.05.09/14.06.09. (in collaboration with To?nis Saadoja) Design by Indrek Sirkel, published by Lugemik.
2010 Public Preparation – Contemporary Nationalism and Critical Art Practices. Editor Rael Artel. Design by Jaan Evart, published by Public Preparation.
2009 Hotel Pa?rnu. Rael Artel Gallery: Non-Profit Project Space 2004-2008. Edited by Rael Artel, design by Jaan Evart, published by Public Preparation.

 

Selected articles, texts

2019

Hyperallergic. Forbes, M. An Artist Transforms Her House into a Living Museum.

https://hyperallergic.com/478715/flo-kasearu-house-museum-tallinn-estonia/

2018

Artforum. Jeppesen, T. Javis Treppesen on Flo Kasearu.

https://www.artforum.com/print/reviews/201807/flo-kasearu-76393/

Goldstein, A. 5 Standout Young Artists to Discover at Liste 2018, news.artnet.com, 14.06.18.

https://news.artnet.com/market/5-standout-young-artists-to-discover-at-liste-2018-1303025/

Throne, H. There and Back Again, frieze.com, 01.03.18.
https://frieze.com/article/there-and-back-again/

2017

Flo Kasearu in conversation with Camila Nichols, performa-arts.org, 15.12.2017.
http://performa-arts.org/magazine/entry/flo-kasearu-in-conversation/

2016

Wagner, A. Estonian Artist Flo Kasearu Mixes Humor and Politics at Temnikova & Kasela, artsy.net, 03.06.2016.
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-estonian-artist-flo-kasearu-mixes-humor-and-politics-at-temnikova-kasela

Thorne, H. 11th Gwangju Biennale. Frieze.com, 02.09.2016.
https://frieze.com/article/11th-gwangju-biennale

Reinert, B. Two grams of irony, three grams of topicality and five grams of criticism.Interview with Flo Kasearu. Echogonewrong.com, 28.10.2106.
http://echogonewrong.com/two-grams-of-irony-three-grams-of-topicality-and-five- grams-of-criticism-interview-with-flo-kasearu/

2015

Rudovska, M. The (N)ever Simple Things. Kunst.ee 2015/4.
Martinez, F interview with Flo Kasearu. Kunst.ee 2015/4.

Veijs, V. Survival K(n)it 7. Studija nr 104, 2015.

Bryzgel, A. Performance Art on the Border between East and West, 2015

2014

Bryzgel, A. Continuity And Change: Performance Art In Eastern Europe Since The 1960s. Idea. Arts+Society #45, 2014.

Artforum. Noemi Smolik on Flo Kassearu. January 2015.
https://www.artforum.com/print/reviews/201501/flo-kasearu-49541/

Arterritory, Jurriaan Benschop, Flo Kasearu House Museum, 26/01/2015
http://www.arterritory.com/en/texts/articles/4378-flo_kasearu_house_museum
Idea, Amy Bryzgel. Continuity And Change: Performance Art In Eastern Europe Since The 1960s, Nr 45, 2014.
Performing the east, Amy Bryzgel. http://performingtheeast.com/flo-kasearu/