photo by jgrzinich

I am visual artist and cultural coordinator, based in Southeast Estonia.
Studied fine Art at Tartu University. After working at artist-in- residencies in Iceland and Finland, i co-initiated in 2001 artist-in residence program in Southeast Estonia (now known as MoKS- Center for Arts and Social practice). While coordinating activities and finding financial and mental means for running artist-in-residence center, I have also struggled for maintaining my practice as intermedia artist. Living and working at MoKS 24/7 is ongoing life-university, what has offered me opportunity to learn from artists from all over the world.

For a while my main interest has been in drawing. Drawing as a process to explore how the movement of a tool (pen/pencil other direct mark maker) and trace it leaves affects the body and its motion. This surface-body-surface feedback is a generative method to shift from abstraction to figural, method to reveal the way I think and construct the present.

short factual bio

1994-1998 B.A in Fine Arts, University of Tartu, Estonia


2011 Estonian Cultural Endowment, Kultuuripärl, annual prize for the Põlva county

2004 Estonian Cultural Endowment, annual price of Visual and Applied Arts Endowment;

2004 CEC Arts Link residencies scholarship;

2004 Estonian Center for Contemporary Arts, grant for curating MoKS exhibition in Kunsthaus

Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany.


2015 Permeate. Hirvitalo (Pispala Nykytaiden Keskus), Tamperes, Finland (drawing


2011 Retrospective, MARZ project space, Tallinn, Estonia (drawings and sound installation)

2008 KUDUM, Tartu Artists house, Estonia, videoinstallation in 2 screens)

2017 About life in countryside, Annual exhibition of Estonian Artists Union, Tallinn Art Hall

2015 Tallinn V Drawing Triennial, Tallinn Arthouse, Estonia

2012 Tallinn drawing triennial (drawings), Viinistu Art Museum, Viinistu, Estonia

2011 Shadows of men (drawings) at the group show jgrzinich and Mari Jõgiste, Kibla, Maribor,


Coding society (performance) with jgrzinich, Kapelica, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010 -OR- premene umetnosti / changes of art (drawings) Likovni Salon, Celje, Slovenia

2006 Clinamen Tides, soundperformancein collabotation with Hitoshi Kojo and John

Grzinich, Gallery Saoh & Tamos (Nihombashi, Tokyo, Japan); Bridge (Osaka, Japan),

Shin-bi, Kyoto Seika University (Kyoto, Japan); Pispalan Nykytaide keskus (Tampere,

Finland) PostsovkhoZ6 (Mooste, Estonia)

Mute Speakers, site-specific installation(Abiko Open Air Exhibition, Abiko, Chiba,Japan)

2004 Local Image I, Galerie Raskolnikof, group show together with MoKS artists (video and

social research)


2016 October, Artist in residence, Künstlerhaus Lukas, Germany

2010 April Artist in residence Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, USA

2009 January Artist in residence 7Stock, Dresden, Germany

2008 April Binauralmedia, center for media and performance art, Nodar, Portugal

2006 October- November Ajima Art Center, Abiko,Chiba, Japan

2004 October- November Artist in residence, Headlands Centre for the Arts, Sausalito, USA

2004 August RAM6, Reapproaching New Media workshop, Vilnius, Lithuania

2001 April Artist in residence, Akureyri, Iceland

2000 April-May Artist in residence, Loviisa, Finland

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