CV

 

1985 born in Pärnu, Estonia.
Lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia.

Since 2013 director of Flo Kasearu’s House Museum, Tallinn.

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.

Solo/Duo Projects

2016 Illustrating the Request for Privacy (with Pärnu women shelter). Artishok biennale, NO99, Tallinn, Estonia.
2015 Korean Gardeners. 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.
2011 21.05.09 / 14.06.09 (with Tõnis Saadoja). Artists House, Tartu, Estonia.
2010 21.05.09 / 14.06.09 (with Tõnis Saadoja). Arthall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
2009 Untitled painting project (with Tõnis Saadoja). Art Hall, Pärnu, Estonia.
2008 Untitled painting project (with Tõnis Saadoja). City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
2008 Frog in the Well. House of Arts, Pärnu.
2007 It‘s hard to talk with the frog in the well. Artdepoo gallery, Tallinn.
2006 Houses, show your inside! (with Alide Zvorovski). videoinstallation, Tallinn cityspace.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

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.
Where You End, I Begin. Tartu Art House, Estonia. Curator Anneli Porri.
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.
Handsome Hero and Plenty of Still lifes. KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn.

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.
Count-down. Teatri square, Tallinn.

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.
It is a piece of cake to assemble a queue. Freedom square, Tallinn, Estonia.
Free Fall. Apartment Project, Istanbul. Curator Selda Asal.

2009

Comechacha. Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn.
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.
Allveelaev/ a Submarine. Allveelaev.wordpress.com

2008

Bad beauty. Gallery of Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn. Curator Kirke Kangro.
Ost lockt/East Up. Römerapotheke Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland. Curator Olga Temnikova.
Serving the System. Museum of Contemporary Art, Szczecin, Poland. Curator Rael Artel.
Cinema Mai. Cinema Helios, Tallinn.
Lets do it. Tallinn cityspace.
Freedom poster. Tallinn cityspace.
Welcome to Estonia. Pozycja, Poland.
Kas me sellist Eestit tahtsime? Rael Artel Gallery: Non-Profit Project Space, Tartu, Estonia. Curator Rael Artel.

2007

Integration is not a sin. Gallery 008, Tallinn.
ArtDepoo highlights – estonian young painting vol.1. ArtDepoo Tallinn. Curator Olga Temnikova.
Right choice. Artists House Tartu, Estonia.
Rundgang. Universität der Künste Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Art Meeting. Univerität der Künste Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

2006

Naked. Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia.
Potatoe print. CNOPT gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
Culturefestival. Polümer factory, Tallinn, Estonia.
Improvisation. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia.
Bridge. Concert house, Jõhvi, Estonia.
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.
a Sign. Tartu Art Hall, Botanic garden, Tartu, Estonia.
Excursion. Tartu, Viljandi, Estonia.

 

Scholarships

 

2016 Estonian Independent Performing Arts Award.
2016 Estonian Cultural Endowment creativity grant for a year.
2015 Estonian Cultural Endowment creativity grant for a year.
2013 Teatri aastaauhindade muusika-, balleti- ja tantsulavastuste žürii eriauhinna nominent
2013 Estonian Cultural Endowment creativity grant for half a year.
2012 Köler Prize
2011 Annual grant from the Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2009/10 Erasmus Placement in Istanbul
2008 M. Kevend‘s sholarhip
2006 Eduard Viiralt’s fund
2006/07 Erasmus to Universität der Künste Berlin
2005 Helle Kiiss‘s Rotalia fund

 

Art Fairs represented by Temnikova&Kasela gallery

2016 Paris International
2016 Art Brussels.
2015 Viennacontemporary.
2013 Loop Barcelona.
2012 Moving Image Video Art Fair, London.

 

Works in collections

KUMU Art Museum, Estonia
Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
Flo Kasearu House Museum, Estonia
Private collections in Estonia, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, USA etc

 

Selected Publications, Catalogs

2016 The Eigth Climate: What Does Art Do? Editors Lind, M. Choi, B, Mahmoudian,A, Mendes, M, Wong, M. Publisher Hyunsil Book.

2016 Zout in de Wond. Benchop, Writer Jurriaan Benschop. Publisher Uitgeverij VanOorschot.
2016 Kumu Hits. Edited by K. Ilves, E. Komissarov, A.Räim. Published by the Art Museum of Estonia.
Identity. Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty. Edited and published by LCCA.

2015 Uni-ja / Uni-on. Edited by Anda Rottenberg.

2015 DOings & kNOTs. Näitusekataloog. Toimetaja Margit Säde-Lehni.

2014 Kas me sellist muuseumi tahtsimegi? Näitusekataloog. Toimetaja Rael Artel.

2014 Side Effects. Museum-Library of Grenoble, Grenoble, France. Koostajad Laura Kuusk ja 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.
2006 Estonian video art. The blood project. E-transit. Warszawski Aktyw Artystów. Warsaw.

 

Selected articles, texts

2016

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/

Päärmann, S. Diivan nr 9 2016.

Treier, H. Kunstnikukeskne näitus. Sirp 21.10.2016.

Uhke ja hubane Artishok. Sirp 14.11.2016.

Nurk, K. Art-is-ho(c)k. Sirp 04.11.2016.

Isiklikud lood on olulised. Intervjuu Maria Arusooga. Müürileht 26.10.2016.

Kaasaegse kunsti uudiskiri. 17.10.2016. http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=0f3d5495f501af0c94ef278f1&id=9640aa3e5c&e=7716697cd9

Varblane, R. Mis kunstist saab? Sirp 16.09.2016.

Kunstnik, aktivist ja arvamusfestival. Kati Ilves, Maarin Ektermann, Marge Monko,Siim Tuisk, Flo Kasearu ja Triin Toomesaare vestluring. Sirp, 09.09.2016

 

Lind, M. Home Works. ArtReview vol 68 no 2.

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.

Borgs, J. Mirklis “Survival K(n)it 7” festiv?la labirintos. Satori, 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 Kasearu, January 2015,
https://artforum.com/inprint/issue=201501&id=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/
Mürk, M. Freelance Artist Blues. Kunst.ee 2013/03.
Artel, R. Interview with Flo Kasearu. “Creative Estonia. Six questions to Flo Kasearu” – MÖH? FUI! ÖÄK! OSSA! VAU!: The Classics of Estonian Contemporary Art. 2012.
Rudowska, M. “The Runaway object of desire”- After Socialist Statues, 2011.
Saar, J. “Flo Kasearu”- www.cca.ee (webarchive of CCA, Estonia), 2011.
http://www.cca.ee/en/artists/flo-kasearu
?Cerniauskaite, N. http://echogonewrong.com/component/k2/item/138-estonian-month-art-ist-kuku-nu-ut-a-festival-of-contemporary-art-in-tartu.html 23.11.2011.
Kastemaa, H. Riga Runaway ja sankaripatsaita Latvian malliin. 8.10.2011.
Artel, R. “Estonian Dream”- Acts of Refusal. Fleeing, Dreaming, Repeating, Watching (among others), 2011.
?Zajanckauska, Z. After Socialist Statues. Urbanist’s Newsletter (U7) 11/2011; 13.
Košara, A. Project nr 5. Object “O”. Projector 3/2011; 64-67.
Frolov, V. “O”. Projekt Baltia 2/2011.
Ole, K. Five pictures of Flo Kasearu. Estonian art 1/2010.
Soomre, M-K. The queue as a social statement. Estonian art 1/2010.
Trossek, A. Andreas Trossek views Flo Kasearu’s and To?nis Saadoja’s joint exhibition 21.05.09 and 14.06.09. KUNST.EE (1-2/2010).
?Kuusk, L. „People, art and the human environment“, Estonian Art 1/2009.
2006 Estonian video art. The blood project. E-transit. Warszawski Aktyw Artystów. Warsaw.

 

Selected estonian articles, texts

Rudovska, M. Igavesti (mitte)lihtsad asjad. Kunst.ee 2015/4.
Martinez, F intervjuu Flo Kasearuga. Kunst.ee 2015/4.
Porri, A. Teretulemast Flo Kasearu Majamuuseumi. Positiiv 2013/14.
Laks, T. Viis naiskunstnikku autos, lastest rääkimata. Eesti Päevaleht, 25.09.2013.
Mürk, M. Vabakutselise kunstniku bluus. Kunst.ee 2013/03.
Soans, H. Vakatus ja vaba tahe. Vikerkaar nr 10-11/2012, lk 0; 162-166.
Kaus, J. Vaikiv kangelane ja kunsti paradoks. Sirp 02.03.2012.
Tulgiste, T. Lahkumised ja keeldumised. Sirp 30.09.2011.
Grigor, I ART IST KUKU NU UT Lisa 6. Sirp 08.10.2010.
Soans, H. Muutuv maalikunst on valinud protsessuaalsuse. Sirp 28.05.2010.
Juske, A. Elav skulptuur: järjekord kunsti ja raha juurde. Eesti Päevaleht 06.04.2010.
Sulbi, R. Tudengid organiseerisid galerii ukse taha järjekorra. Postimees 04.04.2010.
Trossek, A. Flo Kasearu ja Tõnis Saadoja ühisnäitus “21.05.09 ja 14.06.09”. KUNST.EE (1-2/2010).
Veispak, T. Kasearu ja Saadoja öises Tallinnas. Postimees 19.03.2010.
Säde, M. Ristmikud, staarid, šedöövrid. Sirp 12.03.2010.
Kivimaa, K. Vabaduse plakat ja gaasitore. Kunst.ee 2008/04, lk 58-59, 96.
Juske, A. Kriitikud jäetakse meelega hätta. Eesti Päevaleht 23.12.2008.
Ehituskunst, 49/50 2008, lk 0; 123-129.
Rand, E. Clear Channel otsib reklaamirikkujate tabamiseks politseist abi. Päevaleht
06. mai 2008.
Vasli, K. Reklaamipöörajad tegid plakatitega puhta töö. SLÕhtuleht 06.05.2008.
Siram. Identiteet hularõngas. Postimees 14.04.2008.
Shein, L. Vabadus kadus ühe päevaga. Päevaleht 17.03.2008.
Viivik, A. Vabadust kuulutavate plakatite autorid on siiani tabamata. SLÕhtuleht 15.03.2008.
Viivik, A. Tallinna ilmus kummaline vabadust kuulutav reklaam. SLÕhtuleht 14.03.2008.
Grigor, I. Monoliitne või amorfne Eesti? Sirp 29.02.2008.
Verrev, T. Glamuurne seltskonnakunst galeriis 008. Just, dets., 2007, nr 148, lk 32-33.
Kübarsepp, R. Mis määrab Eestis noore kunstniku staatuse? Sirp 02.11.2007.
Artel, R. Flo Kasearu kunstil tasub silma peal hoida. Sirp 12.10.2007.
Ksenofontov, A. Eesti kunsti superego, ego ja id. Sirp 05.10.2007.
Takk, M. Sõnatu dialoog kahel lõuendil. Ruum 09.09.2007.
Kasearu, F. Flo Flost. Epifano 6/2007.
Varblane, R. Kunst, pangad, raha! Intervjuu Janno Tootsiga (Eesti Panga avalike suhete büroo juhataja) ning Tiiu Tälliga (Hansapanga turundusdirektor). Sirp 08.09.2006.
Kübarsepp, R. Kunstitudengid tahavad tähtsate majade sisu päevavalgele tirida. Päevaleht 06.09.2006.
Kask, M. Panga fassaadile ilmuvad näod. Postimees 06.09.2006.
Nurk, K. Elaval skulptuuril ei ole valuvormi? Sirp 02.12.2005.
Porri, A. Skulptuur ja tema teisik: [Elavate skulptuuride näitusest]. Vikerkaar nr 12/2005, lk 0; 53-60.