Solo show Filter Feeders, Double Binds & Other Silicones at Draakoni gallery


New installation Powered By (2020) at the exhibition Tiger in Space,

curated by Vanina Saracino, Lea Vene & Marten Esko at EKKM 11.09–01.11.2020.  

Together with works by Martta Tuomaala, Karl Sjölund, Jeremy Shaw, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Eduardo Navarro, Iggy Malmborg, Julian Charrière, Ana Vaz.

20.1018–06.01.19 Ascendingf from the Liquid Horizon at Le Lieu Unique, curated by Kati Ilves.

NAUTILUS NEW ERA (2018): Installation, diasec print 150 x 200 cm, gel pads, air compressor spiral hose, cobalt-pigmented sand, UV print, plexiglass 18 x 24 cm, tablet holder, UV print on acryl 37 x 47 cm, UV print on acryl 24 x 30 cm, video with sound 11' 38'', wondergel cushions, memory foam, fibo block.


The work is commissioned by Art Museum of Estonia Foundation and Le Lieu Unique.

The Real Thing (2017) is part of the [障子] SHŌJI Artists' Moving Image screening in Tokyo! Running all day on 27.10.18. VENTING, reception from 7pm.

Selection by Duncan Herd.

[障子] SHŌJI Artists' Moving Image screening is presenting a series of short works of that avail to the notion and objectivity of the shoji screen. Through enlarging and projecting the pixel, selected contextual media collages further project, divide and obscure perspectives of the exterior world; Framing Vague Futures.

Poster by Kert Viiart

May-June 2017 I was in a residency at Snehta Residency in Athens! New body of works "The Real Thing" was exhibited at a group show "For General Background See Section “What to See and Do”, p. 24" together with Daria Gusberti and Victoria Evans, curated by Danai Giannoglou.

Opening Monday 26th June 8-11pm
Open 27th-29th June 4-8pm

Snehta Residency, I.Drosopoulou 47, Kypseli, Athens

20.–23.04.2018 at POPPOSITIONS 2017, ING ART Center, Brussels:

WHEN YOU HAVE THE OBJECT ITSELF IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES / Poppositions represented by Rundum artist-run space

WHEN YOU HAVE THE OBJECT ITSELF IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES /Poppositions (2017) at 25 years! Shared Histories, Shared Stories (20.10.2018  10.02.2019), Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.

Artists: John Baldessari, Lewis Baltz, Becky Beasley, Besma Ben Said, Suky Best, Daniele Buetti, Hannah Collins, Antje Dorn, ETH Zurich Urban- Think Tank, Jan Paul Evers, Valie Export, Nicolas Faure, Hal Fischer, Seiichi Furuya, Thomas Galler, Luigi Ghirri, Nan Goldin, Paul Graham, Tina Hage, Roni Horn, David Horvitz, Peter Hujar, Graciela Iturbide, Paul Albert Leitner, Sherrie Levine, Gordon Matta-Clark, Boris Mikhailov, Mark Morrisroe, Kristina Õllek, Onorato & Krebs, Hirsch Perlman, Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Piller, Max Pinckers, Pipilotti Rist, Guadalupe Ruiz, Adrian Sauer, Bruno Serralongue, Fazal Sheikh, Dayanita Singh, Alec Soth, Joel Sternfeld, Christer Strömholm, Sturtevant, Diana Tamane, Shōmei Tōmatsu, Bertien van Manen, Hannah Villiger, Jeff Weber, Christopher Williams and Bruno Zhu

Displacers (2017, together with Kert Viiart) and Distroted Hands (2017) are part of the group show Contemporary Art from Estonia (27.06–26.10.2018), curated by Britta von Campenhausen at European Central Bank, Frankfurt.

Under Certain Circumstances (Static Synthetic 1.0) (2018) at a group show A Brief Introduction to Physiological Anthropology (31.05–30.06.2018), with Alexander Duke and Valerian Goalec, curated by Maxime Souvent at Coherent, 59 rue Keyenveld, Brussels.

The Real Thing (2017) & Displacers (together with Kert Viiart, 2017) are part of the Riga Photography Biennial exhibition Screen Age I : Self-Portrait (13.04–13.05.2018) at Riga Art Space, curated by Inga Brūvere in cooperation with Marie Sjøvold and Aiga Dzalbe.

More info here:

New publication: WHAT TO DO TOGETHER?  visual essay Multipile Entryways

Publication compiled by Rundum (Mari-Leen Kiipli, Kulla Laas, Aap Tepper, Mari Volens, Kristina Õllek)

Authors: Alberto García del Castillo, Barnaby Drabble, Amaranta Heredia Jaén, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Kulla Laas, Aap Tepper, Kirill Tulin, Kert Viiart, Mari Volens, Kristina Õllek

Graphic design: Kert Viiart (Studio Le60) 

You Know You've Become Part of the View

Kristina Õllek & Kert Viiart

13–30.10.2017, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn



This autumn is loaded with good things and I'm really happy to announce that my new works will be part of: "Image Drain" curated by Anthea Buys, opening on 1st of September at Tallinna Kunstihoone! " Fold by Fold the Widowed Stone Unrobes Itself" curated by Stefanie Hessler, opening on 22nd of September at EKKM  Estonian Photographic Art Fair, opening on 28th of September "Too Good To Be Photographed" launch by Paul Paper and Lugemik on 30th of September joint exhibition "You Know You've Become Part of The View" together with Kert Viiart, opening on 12th of October at Hobusepea gallery! 

FOLLOW THE EXHIBITION @exhibit_onscroll


@exhibit_onscroll is an exhibition*grid by Kert Viiart and Kristina Õllek, launched on February 2nd 2017. This site-specific project, unfolding in four parts throughout the month, engages with Instagram as an exhibition format and addresses its influence on contemporary artistic practice and exhibition making. Once fully installed, the show will remain open as long as Instagram’s three-column grid-view exists. To fully experience @exhibit_onscroll view it through your Instagram app by rotating your phone 90° CCW.

Online opening on 30th of March, 20:00 at Konstanet:



/   (<<< to visit the show, please click on the title)


By clicking you’ve entered through the transparent green screen curtain

and the liquidized space welcomes you.


Render. Rendering.

The view, viewer, viewership.

Looking, verifying, comparing.


You are here,

this is the exhibition



It has been photographed, uploaded, edited, reformatted, uploaded, downloaded,

uploaded, shared.

By leaving you’ve clicked out from the transparent green screen curtain,

new circulation starts.


/FB event:


WHEN YOU HAVE THE OBJECT ITSLEF IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES/ on paper is now available in limited edition of 50! 

You can find it at Lugemik or ask directly from me!

The Real Thing (2017) at the main exhibition of Athens Photo Festival (06.06–29.07.2018) at Benaki Museum, Athens.




Ascending from the Liquid Horizon (21.10.2018–06.01.2019) at Le Lieu Unique (Nantes, FR) curated by Kati Ilves.

Artists: Sol Archer, Joey Holder, Katja Novitskova, Kristina Õllek, Norman Orro, Anni Puolakka and Jaakko Pallasvuo, Laura Põld, Nicholas Riis, Taavi Suisalu, Vello Vinn, Simon Wald-Lasowski, and Guan Xiao. 

Image: Detail of 'Rockets' (1971) by Vello Vinn. Graphic design: Ott Metusala

Nautilus New Era (2018) video is part of the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia screening The sky above the port was the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel, curated by Vanina Saracino. With works by Mark Leckey, Basim Magdy, Agnieszka Polska, Semiconductor, Andrew Norman Wilson and Kristina Õllek.

Contemporary art fair Foto Tallinn, 27.–29.2019 at Kai Art Center!

Presenting Displacers (2017, together with Kert Viiart) and my ongoing work Filter feederes, double binds and other silicones. More info here:

Displacers (2017, together with Kert Viiart) at Foto Tallinn!

First part of the Filter feeders, double binds and other silicones at the contemporary art fair Tallinn Foto. Very happy to receive the Artproof production grant with this project! Presented works are produced with the Artproof production grant, with the support of TruLife Acrylic by Tru Vue, Inc. 

 Nautilus New Era (2018) at the Screen City Biennial "Ecologies - Lost, found and continued", exhibited at Utenriksterminalen, Stavanger with a view to the North Sea. Curated by Vanina Saracino and Daniela Arriado. The presentation of Nautilus New Era in Stavanger has been made possible thanks to the support of the Estonian Ministry of Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Art Museum of Estonia!

Nautilus New Era at KUMU !

As part of the group show "Vello Vinn. Interreflections" (14.02.2020 – 09.08.2020). Together with Vello Vinn, Kiwa, Mihkel Kleis, Krista Mölder, Brit Pavelson, Lilli-Krõõt Repnau. Curated by Elnara Taidre. 

Our new video installation Exhibit_onscroll (on view) (together with Kert Viiart, 2017/2020) is part of the Riga Photography Biennial central exhibition "Screen Age II: Landscape" at Riga Art Space.

Together with: Richard Alexandersson (SE), Maren Dagny Juell (NO), Santa France (LV), Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson (NO), Kristina Õllek (EE) & Kert Viiart (EE), Tuomo Rainio (FI), Mārtiņš Ratniks (LV), Eva Stenram (SE), Emilija Škarnulytė (LT).

Curated by Inga Brūvere (LV), Marie Sjovold (NO).

our visual essay FILTER FEEDERS AND ILL-MANNERED BODIES is now online at GUEST ROOMS: !
FILTER FEEDERS AND ILL-MANNERED BODIES visual essay is an outcome of 2 year-long dialogue and collaboration between Kristina Õllek and Angeliki Tzortzakaki. The visual essay includes a text by Tzortzakaki, photography by Õllek as extended part of her work series "Filter Feeders, Double Binds and Other Silicones", along with the graphic design by Kert Viiart. Copyediting by Hesham ElShafei. The present work will be also exhibited in the group show Our Seas Are What We Make of Them at Laurel Project Space in Amsterdam, 02.–11.04.2021.
Filter Feeders, Double Binds and Othe Silicones is part of the exhibition Our Seas Are What We Make of Them, curated by Angeliki Tzortzakaki at Laurel Project Space, Amsterdam. 02.–11.04.2021

Alonside with works by Sophie Utikal , Anto López Espinosa, Sara Milio, Enar de Dios Rodriguez, Baratto & Mouravas + with our visual essay in collabortion with Kert Viiart and Angeliki Tzortzakaki.

Solo show at A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam. 29.05-08.08.2021.

Part of three-fold solo shows titled together as "Trade Winds in the Age of Underwater Currents" by Sami Hammana, Kristina Õllek, Elisa Strinna. 

Powered By (2020/2021) work at Biotoopia symposium, Viinistu Art Museum. 26.–28.08.2021

"Distorted Hands" (2017) at a group show "My Bitter Sweet Frankenstein Body" curated by Šelda Puķīte at Titanik gallery (in collaboration with Kogo gallery).

03.6.2022 — 26.6.2022

Artists: Eike EplikEdith KarlsonKristina ÕllekLaura PõldKristel SaanKrišs SalmanisJaanus SammaLīga SpundeRūta SpelskytėSabīne Vernere

Venue: Titanik Gallery, Itäinen Rantakatu 8, Turku, Finland

A selection of "Filter Feeders, Double Binds & Other Silicones" works presented at "Visage(s) Europe" exhibition, curated by Collectif Fetart, 03.–29.05.2022. 

CURRENT: Solo show Filtering With Cyanobacteria, Double Binds & Other Blooms" at ISSP gallery, Riga, Latvia. 14.07.–09.09.2022

More info here:

Displacer 2.1 (2017, together with Kert Viiart) is exhibited at Growing Out? Growing Up? Contemporary Art Collecting in the Baltics, as part of Kruus collection at Zuzeum Art Centre, curated by Olga Temnikova. (Photo: Ansis Starks.)

graphic design: Kert Viiart

Filter Feeders, Double Binds & Other Silicones at Art-o-rama, Marseille. 25.–28.08.2022.

Solo booth presented by Foku.

Solo show Waters of Hypoxic Slime and Tropic Lime at Kogo gallery (31.03–20.05.2023)

Filter Feeders, Double Binds and Other Blooms is launched and now available at Lugemik!

The publication includes a letter correspondence between Kristina Õllek and curator Angeliki Tzortzakaki, as well a collaborative visual essay by Kristina ÕllekAngeliki Tzortzakaki and Kert Viiart, and an essay by theorist Jeff Diamanti. The publication includes a wide range of exhibition views from her three recent solo exhibitions at Draakon Gallery (Tallinn), A Tale of A Tub (Rotterdam) and ISSP gallery (Riga).

210  × 280 mm, 104 pp, Offset printing; Sewn binding, In English

Graphic design: Kert Viiart
Colour correction: Agnes Ratas (Stuudio Stuudio)
Typefaces: Version G (Céline Hurka), 
New Edge 6666 Rounded (Charlotte Rohde), Bougie (Andree Paat / Tüpokompanii)
Paper: MultiArt Silk 130g, Scandia 2000 White 270g
Printed by Tallinn Book Printers, Edition of 400
Supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia, FOKU—Estonian Union of Photography Artists

Published by Lugemik, 2022

BOOK LAUNCHES: 02.12.2022 – at A Page Not Found, The Hague, NL / 09.03.2023 – at Kai Art Center, Tallinn, EST / 28.04.2023 – at Kogo gallery, Tartu, EST









cyanoceans / Duo show with Tuomas A. Laitinen at Kai Art Center. More info here.

Poster graphic design by Kert Viiart.

Solo show Waters of Hypoxic & Once Tropic at  Tütar gallery, 05.10.–19.11.2023

Solo show Waters of Hypoxic & Once Tropic at  Tütar gallery, 05.10.–19.11.2023

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