Kristina Õllek

EDUCATION:

2013 – 2016  Estonian Academy of Arts / Fine Arts, Photography MA

2016              Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam / Fine Arts MA /exchange studies

2009 – 2013  Estonian Academy of Arts / Photography BA

2012              Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee / Visual communication BA/ exchange studies

2008 – 2009  Estonian Academy of Arts/ foundation course in Photography

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RESIDENCY:

2018 – 2019  Het Wilde Weten (December–February), Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2017              Snehta Residency (May–June), Athens, Greece 

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017 You Know You've Become Part of the View, together with Kert Viiart, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn

2017 EXHIBIT_ONSCROLL with Kert Viiart, @exhibit_onscroll

2016 WHEN YOU HAVE THE OBJECT ITSELF IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES /konstanet.com. Konstanet, www.konstanet.com

2016 WHEN YOU HAVE THE OBJECT ITSELF IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES / Piet Zwart Institute, One-night show at Piet Zwart Institute project space, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

2014 Rundum showcase: Manifesta, Kristina Õllek, part of parallel programme of Manifesta 10, Rundum artist-run space at Taiga, Moshkov pereulok 2, St.Petersburg

2014 Micro, co-exhibited with Mari-Leen Kiipli, Kulla Laas, Aap Tepper, Mari Volens, Draakoni gallery, Tallinn      

2013 I have put the picture on the wall so as to forget there was a wall, but forgetting the wall I forget the picture, too. EKA G, Tallinn

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

CURRENT:

20.10.18–06.01.19: Beyond the Liquid Horizon, curated by Kati Ilves, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes,France

20.10.18–10.02.19: 25 YEARS! SHARED HISTORIES, SHARED STORIES, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland

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2018  [障子] SHŌJI Artists' Moving Image screening, selected by Duncan Herd, ArtnShelter, Tokyo

2018 Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens

2018 Contemporary Art from Estonia, curated by Britta von Campenhausen, European Central Bank, Frankfurt 

2018 A Brief Introduction to Physiological Anthropology, curated by Maxime Souvent, Coherent, Brussels

2018 Screen Age I : Self-Portrait, curated by Inga Brūvere in cooperation with Marie Sjøvold and Aiga Dzalbe, Riga Photography Biennial, Riga

2017 Fold by Fold the Widowed Stone Unrobes Itself, curated by Stefanie Hessler, EKKM, Tallinn

2017 IMAGE DRAIN, curated by Anthea Buys, Tallinna Art Hall

2017 For General Background See Section “What to See and Do”, p. 24, curated by Danai Giannoglou, Snehta residency, Athens

2017 POPPOSITIONS, When you have the object itself in front of your eyes /Poppositions, represented by Rundum, curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, ING ART Center, Brussels

2016 TASE'16, Estonian Academy of Arts MA Grad Show, SUVA Sukavabrik, Tallinn

2016 Place Oddity, curated by Francisco Martínez and Lilli-Krõõt Repnau, EKA gallery, Tallinn

2015 Prosu(u)mer, (with Rundum) curated by David Raymond Conroy, EKKM, Tallinn      

2015 Youth as Lifestyle, curated by Marika Agu, Nele Ambos, Hanna-Liis Kont, Julia Polujanenkova. Tartu Art Museum            

2015 Las ma räägin sulle iseendast, curated by Siim Preiman, Nooruse galerii, Tartu     

2015 Rundum Tartus, Loading..100%, curated by Andres Tali, Tartu Monumentaalgalerii, Tartu    

2014 ava(tud) piirid, curated by Tiiu Parbus, Merilin Talumaa & Eda Tuulberg, (new) EKA G, Tallinn                    

2014 Näitus Kopli tüdrukutele, curated by Liina Pääsuke, Nancy Nakamura Ideaself, Tallinn

2014 Books!,  curated by Marko Mäetamm, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn

2014 Side-effects II, curated by Laura Kuusk and Pascale Riou, Grenoble old museum-library, Grenoble, France

2014 Man can turn in a circle and in doing so turn towards any point at will, Raja gallery, Tallinn

2013 Lost in space, curated by Gregor Taul, Konstfack, Stockholm

2013 Rundum starting, Rundum Artist-Run Space, Tallinn

2013 Approaches, curated Anu Vahtra and Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn

2013 .GIF IT SPACE, supervised by Camille Laurelli, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn

2013 From the window all that could be seen was a receding gray, curated by Laura Toots, Katarsis project space, Tallinn

2012 Image and sound, space and sound /Tage der offenen Tür at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, Berlin

2012 Ladyfest: Tartu eri, curated by Kaisa Eiche, Y-gallery, Tartu, Estonia

2012 Kopp on ees. Tampere Maja, Tartu

2011 Tallinn-Turku. Turku Arts Academy gallery, Finland

2011 Tase2011. Estonian Academy of Arts

2011 Hybridis. Gallery Metropol, Tallinn

2010 Vabandused/Excuses.  Kultuuritolm Festival in abandoned prison "Patarei", Tallinn

2010 16-18, 18.05.2010, supervised by Laura Kuusk. Moving exhibition in Tallinn

2010 YOUTH. Cafe  Noorus, Tallinn

2010 WHAT A FOTO?! Estonian Academy of Arts

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AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS:

2018 Artist grant, Cultural Endowment of Estonia

2017 WHEN YOU HAVE THE OBJECT ITSELF IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES/ Poppositions was selected at Estonian Photographic Art Fair by the international jury in collaboration with Outset Estonia for acquisition to public collection.

2016 Young Artist's Prize of Faculty of Fine Arts of Estonian Academy of Arts (MA)

2015 Adamson-Eric Young Artist Prize, with Rundum collective

2015 Culture Scholarship, Estonian Ministry of Culture

2013 Young Artist's Prize of Faculty of Fine Arts of Estonian Academy of Arts (BA)

2013 DAAD Scholarship for Summer School

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WORKS IN COLLECTION:

Winterthur Fotomuseum, Switzerland

European Central Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany

Private collection

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MEMBERSHIPS:

Estonian Union of Photography Artists, since 2017

Estonian Artists' Association, since 2014

Co-founder and member of artist-run space RUNDUM, since 2013

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TALKS:

2018 Tri(dia)logue, artist talk at Estonian Academy of Arts Fine Arts Department open lecture series

2017 @exhibit_onscroll artist talk and instalment finissage with Kert Viiart, moderated by Aap Tepper, Rundum artist-run space

2016 Contemporary photography – the limits and materiality of the medium, moderated by Paul Kuimet. Estonian Photographic Art Fair

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ADDITIONAL  / CURATORIAL :

2016–2018 Visiting lecturer and tutor at Estonian Academy of Arts

2017 Assistant for Katja Novitskova, Estonian Pavillion at 57th Venice Biennale

2013 – ... RUNDUM artist-run space

2016 Curatorial selection for the Estonian Photograpic Art Fair, co-curated with Kulla Laas.

2015 Artist Jaanus Samma photographer assistant for the Estonian Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale 

2014 Make your own press workshop with Anu Vahtra, Laura Toots, Indrek Sirkel, Brett Bloom, Brandon LaBell. Bergen Academy of Art and Design/Estonian Academy of Arts/Jutland Art Academy

2013 Lost in space workshop with Gregor Taul, Konstfack, Stockholm

2013 Artist Camille Laurelli assistant for Side Effects exhibition at EKKM

2013 Artist Paul Kuimet assistant for Köler Prize nominees exhibition at EKKM

2011 Doings or not circumstance-specific workshop, supervised by Laura Kuusk & Laura Toots, Muhu island, Estonia. 

2010 Artist Marge Monko assistant in Shaken Not Stirred

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BOOKS/BOOKLET:

2017 WHAT TO DO TOGETHER? Rundum artist-run space

2017 WHEN YOU HAVE THE OBJECT ITSELF IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES / Poppositions

2016 WHEN YOU HAVE THE OBJECT ITSELF IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES / on paper

2014 Almost a Centimeter

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CATALOGUE:
2014 Side effects, Le Syndrome Stenhal

2013 Lost in space, edited by Gregor Taul

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PUBLISHED WORKS:

2017 Visual essay @exhibit_onscroll. Estonian Art, 1/2017

2017 Artists' Spaces, edited by Merilin Talumaa & Annika Toots


2014 Uus Materjal, art project/magazine

2014 ARTGUIDE, Manifesta 10.Special Issue

2013 Kaamos. Eesti mood täna, edited by Tanel Veenre

2012 MAJA, Estonian architectural magazine, 1/2012

2012 16, magazine

2011 MOOD, Fashion Design department magazine, Estonian Academy of Arts     /pages 60-65 : http://issuu.com/artun/docs/mood

2011 WORK IN PROCESS, Photography department of the Estonian Academy of Arts

2011 ABC of making an exhibition, Photography department of the Estonian Aademy of Arts

2011 ERKI FASHIONSHOW 2011 catalogue

2011 DESIGN EXCELLENCE ESTONIA

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Articles:

2017 Kivirähk, Kaarin. Jalutuskäik galeriides –Pimedusaja kunst. Sirp, 27.10.2017

2017 Kuusk, Laura. Moonutatult ja vahendatult nüüdiskunstist. Positiiv, 27/2016 Talv

2016 Varblane, Reet. Talendikas, atraktiivne, suhestuv essents ehk Kuidas eksponeerida noort kunsti vanas majas? Sirp, 10.06.2016

2016 Aqnb. Kristina Õllek @ konstanet.com, 29.03.2016

2015 Karro, Piret. Tühjus ja tarbimine. Sirp, 02.10.2015;

2015 Karro, Piret. Nooruse joovastusest kainenemine. Müürileht, 02.04.2015;

2015 Vangonen, Joonas. Noorusest, emotsioonideta. Sirp, 17.04.2015

2014 Kaljo, Hanna Laura. The Elusive Form of Rundum Artist-Run Space, Estonian Art Magazine nr 2/2014

2014 Taul, Gregor. EKA galerii metamorfoos. Sirp, 12.12.2014

2014 Karro, Piret. Tööstusestakaadi tõlgendamine. Sirp, 31.10.2014

2014 Karro, Piret. Ma olen tüdruk, ma olen olemas, Sirp, 10.09.2014

2014 Toots, Annika. Kohalolek Raja galeriis, Sirp 24.01.2014

2014 Varblane, Reet. Taas üks uus toimekas kunstipaik, Sirp, 07.11.2013

2014 Luiga, Martin. Pisteline kontroll pealinna galeriides, ZA/UM’i blogi, 08.05.2014,

http://www.zaum.ee/2014/05/pisteline-kontroll-pealinna-galeriides.html ;

2014 Adermann, Tõnn. Näitus “Mikro” ning ettearvamatust ja petlikust fotorepresentatsioonist, Delta, Klassikaraadio, 08.05.2014;

2013 Laul, Mario. Enesepeegeldused ja tulevik , Sirp, 25.04.2013

2013 Hobusepea galeriis saab näha EKA fotograafiatudengite töid, ERR uudised,

http://uudised.err.ee/v/vr/kultuur/6f83b602-1a48-4358-9a56-93951420fd3b,18.04.2013;

2013 Mürk, Maarin. Aknast ei näinud muud kui taanduvat halli. Artishok,

http://www.artishok.blogspot.com/ 2013/04/aknast-ei-nainud-muud-kui-taanduvat.html, 16.04.2013

2012 Nukk, Ragne. Noored, ent mitte eriti vihased naised kunstisaalis, Äripäev 16.03.2012

Interviews:

2017 Rünk, Martin. EXHIBIT_ONSCROLL, Interview with Kristina Õllek & Kert Viiart,  Estonian Art Magazine 1/2017

2014 Kaljo, Hanna Laura. The Elusive Form of Rundum Artist-Run Space, Estonian Art Magazine nr 2/2014

2014 Mürk, Maarin. Kunstiministeerium, Klassikaraadio, 13.10.2014

2014 Preiman, Siim. Ainulaadne ja asendamatu Rundum, Sirp, 26.09.2014

2014 Põldsam, Rebeka. EKKM Teooriaklubi, Klassikaraadio, 26.09.2014

2013 Taul, Gregor. Lost in Space kataloog.

2014 Kiis, Kristiina. Näitus "Aknast ei näinud muud kui taanduvad halli" , Delta. Klassikaraadio,

07.01.2013 .

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