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PAUL KUIMET
b. 1984
lives and works in Tallinn
info@paulkuimet.ee

EDUCATION
2014 Estonian Academy of Arts, Fine Arts MA
2011 Estonian Academy of Arts, Photography BA

2009 – 2010 University of Art and Design Helsinki, Photography
2006 – 2007 Baltic Film and Media School, Film and Video
2005 – 2006 University of East London, Film and Video

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Perpendicular, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn
2016 Late Afternoon, Tallinn City Gallery
2016 Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels
2013 Notes on Space. Photos by Paul Kuimet, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
2012 Not necessarily so. (with Laura Toots), Temnikova & Kasela gallery, Tallinn
2012 Clouds and Waves (with Mikko Rikala), Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn
2011 Viewfinders, Tallinn Art Hall gallery
2010 Not Necessarily So (with Laura Toots), Hofberg 10, Linz
2010 In Vicinity, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 The Archeology of the Screen. The Estonian Example, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, curated by Eha Komissarov
2017 Image Drain, Tallinn Photomonth 2017, Tallinn Art Hall, curated by Anthea Buys
2017 Don't Agonize, Organize!, Foku presentation at Poppositions Art Fair, ING Art Centre, Brussels
2016 Momentary Monumentality, main exhibition of Kilometer of Sculpture, Rakvere, curated by Anna Virtanen
2016 The Baltic Pavilion. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2016
2015 From Explosion to Expanse. Estonian Contemporary Photography 1991–2015, Tartu Art Museum, curated by Anneli Porri
2015 KOHATU, Kunda Tsemendimuuseum / Valga Kultuurikeskuse Galerii / Raplamaa Kaasaegse Kunsti Keskus, curated by Marten Esko & Anders Härm
2014 KOHATU, Saaremaa Kunstistuudio galerii, Kuressaare, curated by Marten Esko & Anders Härm
2014 Black House. Notes on Architecture, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, curated by Anders Härm

2014 Archeological Festival - A 2nd hand history and improbable obsessions, Tartu Art Museum, curated by Maria Arusoo

2014 Shifting Identities, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, curated by Ludovico Pratesi 

2014 Viewfinders. Contemporary Baltic and Nordic Photography, Riga Art Space, curated by Inga Brūvere
2013 Where You End, I Begin, Tartu Art House, curated by Anneli Porri
2013 Köler Prize 2013, exhibition of nominees, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
2012 And So On And So Forth, KIM? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, curated by Margit Säde Lehni
2011 After Socialist Statues, KIM? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, curated by Rael Artel
2010 Welcome to the Machine!, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn,
curated by Marco Laimre
2009 NU PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL III: Recycle Pop, Kanuti Gildi saal, Tallinn, curated by Anders Härm
2009 Esemed, ruum, seisundid, Y-galerii, Tartu, curated by Margot Kask & Krista Mölder
2009 Alternative Nation: Young Art From Estonia, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne, curated by Maria Juur & Dr. Phil Edwards
2009 INTER FENSTER TOP 5, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, curated by Johnson and Johnson
2009 INTER FENSTER, Gallery of Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, curated by Marco Laimre
2008 I See You Looking At Me, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, curated by Marge Monko
2008 Keppi ja keeksi, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia, curated by Pille Jüriso

PUBLIC SPACE/PROJECTS/COMMISSIONS/SCREENINGS/LECTURES
2017 Notes on Space in Kassel, billboard project in public space, Kassel
2016 Kumu Art Film Festival (KuFF)
2015 Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida; series of cover photography for the Estonian edition; Estonian Academy of Arts
2015 Michel Houellebecq, The Map and the Territory; artworks & videoprojection for the stage, director Juhan Ulfsak; The Estonian Drama Theater
2015 Study for 'Modern present now past', Rundum Artist-Run Space, Lootsi 15, Tallinn
2014–2016 Selected photographs from the series Notes on Space, Office of the President of Estonia, Tallinn
2014 Arhitektuur ja mitte päris, lecture for Estonian Centre of Architecture, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn
2010 Untitled, installation in public space next to Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria

RESIDENCIES
2016 Väino Tanner Foundation, Mazzano Romano, Italy
2014 Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels
2010 Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz, Austria

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
2016 The Annual Prize of the Cultural Endowment's
Foundation for Fine and Applied Arts
2016 Artist grant, Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2014 Artist grant, Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2014 Kristjan Raud Award, nomination
2013 Scholarship, Estonian Ministry of Culture
2013 Köler Prize, nomination
2012 Sadolin Art Award
2011 Wiiralt scholarship, Estonian Ministry of Culture

PUBLICATIONS
Perpendicular, booklet accompanying the exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, essays by Chris Sharp, Jaak Tomberg, EKKM & Lugemik, 2016
Underneath, Booklet with essay by Daniel C Blight for the exhibition Notes on Space. Photos by Paul Kuimet at Kumu Art Museum, Lugemik, 2013
Notes on Space. Tõnis Saadoja’s Ceiling Painting in Theatre NO99. Estonian Monumental Painting 1879–2012, Lugemik & NO99, 2012
In Vicinity, artists book, Lugemik, 2011
Rearview, commission for MAJA Estonian Architectural Review 3-2011 /
Beyond building issue

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Heie Treier, Korrastussoov, Sirp 25.11.2016
Indrek Grigor, Kunstiministeerium. Kriitikute produktiivsest frustratsioonist Paul Kuimetist kirjutamisel. ERR Kultuur, 21.11.2016
Reet Varblane, Autori diktaat ja selle lõpp, Sirp 22.07.2016
Paul Kuimet: vaatlen Brüsselist kui anonüümset mittekohta, Aktuaalne Kaamera/ERR Kultuur (web) 17.06.2016
Merle Luhaäär, It’s Late Afternoon, Echo Gone Wrong, 18.06.2016 (web)
Paul Kuimet: kunstiteosed on tarbeesemed, Postimees, 11.11.2015 (web)
Mirja Majevski, A Studio Conversation With Paul Kuimet, Monday Art 25.8.2014 (web)
Interview / Paul Kuimet and Pia Sirén, Wheresart.net, 8.2014 (web)
Meie Aja Kunst: Paul Kuimet, ETV2, directed by Maria Arusoo & Erle Veber, 2013
Mike Amundsen, Review: Paul Kuimet’s Notes on Space, ERR News 5.11.2013 (web)
Mike Amundsen, The Conversation with Paul Kuimet, Tallinn Arts 18.11.2013 (web)
Meelis Oidsalu, Olukorrast kaasaegses kunstis, Sirp 24.5.2013
Hanno Soans, Empaatia kaudu võõrastesse lugudesse, Eesti Ekspress 16.5.2013
Kadri Veermäe, Köler Prize naelutab vaatama, Postimees 16.5.2013
Indrek Grigor, Pilk Eesti monumentaalmaali lugemikku, Sirp 8.2.2013
Hanno Soans, Mitte just tingimata niimoodi, kui paistab, Sirp 18.1.2013
Riin Kübarspp, Mina ise ja suur maailm, Postimees 10.1.2013
Kadri Karro, Areeni tulevikutäht 2013: Kriitilise pilguga fotograaf, Eesti Ekspress 3.1.2013
Jan Kaila & Japo Knuutila; Aliina Astrova, Proposal for a Rethinking of the Roles, Kunst.ee 1/2013
Ats Parve, Lähenemine silmapiirile, uuesti, Müürileht 22.12.12 (web)
Gregor Taul, Monumental painting as public space, Estonian Art 1-2/2012
Reet Varblane, Konspekteeritud ruum, Sirp 13.12.2012
Ragne Nukk, Paul Kuimeti anonüümsed kodud, Äripäev 6.1.2012
Kadri Veermäe, Standardiseeritud lünklik elu, Sirp 6.1.2012
Mike Amundsen, The Sense of There, ERR News 3.1.2012
Janar Ala, Paul Kuimeti nurkade poeetika ja kummituslikkus, Postimees 3.1.2012
Maarin Mürk, Paul Kuimeti kohatud kohad, Eesti Päevaleht 3.1.2012
Anneli Porri, Foto ja vaataja kohalolek, Sirp 23.12.2011
Pille Epner, Notes on Paul Kuimet, Estonian Art 1/2011
Liina Siib, „In Vicinity” ehk mida me ostsimegi, Kunst.ee 2010/1-2
Andri Ksenofontov, Linnakunst, Sirp 26.03.2010
Elena Šmakova, sirpsuvelpuhkab.blogspot.com, Sirp 24.07.2010 (weekly)
Tõnis Saadoja, Urmas Ploomipuu's White House, exhibition catalogue,
Kumu Art Museum 2011
Zane Zajanckauska, After Socialist Statues, Urbanists‘ Newsletter No.7
November 2011

CATALOGUES
From Explosion to Expanse. Estonian Contemporary Photography 1991–2015, exhibition catalogue, ed. Anneli Porri, Tartu Art Museum, 2015/2016
Shifting Identities, Silvina Editoriale, 2014
Where You End, I Begin, exhibition catalogue, ed. Anneli Porri, Estonian Union of Photography Artists, 2013
Köler Prize 2013, catalogue accompanying the exhibition of nominees, ed. Hanno Soans, EKKM & Lugemik, 2013
And So On And So Forth, words and images accompanying the group show, ed. Margit Säde Lehni
Sisu ja Vorm II, exhibition catalogue, ed. Indrek Sirkel and Anu Vahtra,
Lugemik, 2012
After Socialist Statues, accompanying publication for the exhibition at KIM? Contemporary Art Center of Riga, 2011
Goldener Kentaur 2011, Münchner Künstlerhaus, Munich, 2011

MEMBERSHIPS
Estonian Artists‘ Association, since 2012
Estonian Union of Photography Artists, since 2011

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels
The Carousel Collection
Private collections in Estonia