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Paul Kuimet (b. 1984) is an artist based in Tallinn, Estonia. He has studied in London, Helsinki and Tallinn and holds an MA degree from Estonian Academy of Arts. His work has recently been shown in exhibitions and screening programmes at Tramway, Glasgow; Narva Art Residency; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main; Process Film Festival, Riga; WNTRP, Berlin; BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels; TIFF programme Wavelengths, Toronto; Tallinn Art Hall; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn; Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn; The Baltic Pavilion. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale; Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels and Tallinn City Gallery. He has participated in residency programmes at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels and International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City.

Studio Paul Kuimet
Paavli 5/2, 10412, Tallinn, Estonia

info[at]paulkuimet.ee
+372 53 419 232
Curriculum Vitae
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Solo/Duo Exhibitions
2018
Five Volumes, Narva Art Residency, curated by Nico Anklam
Space Coordinates (with Nina Schuiki), WNTRP, Berlin, curated by Nico Anklam
2016
Perpendicular, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn
Late Afternoon, Tallinn City Gallery
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
Clouds and Waves (with Mikko Rikala), Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn
2011
Viewfinders, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn
2010
Not Necessarily So (with Laura Toots), Hofberg 10, Linz
In Vicinity, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn
Group Exhibitions
2019
Published by Lugemik. Printed matter from 2010–2019, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (ETDM), Tallinn
2018
Trial and Error, Tramway, Glasgow, curated by Kulla Laas & Kaisa Maasik
Archeology of the Screen, Kumu Art Museum, curated by Eha Komissarov & Triin Tulgiste
Contemporary Art from Estonia, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, curated by Britta von Campenhausen
2017
The Archeology of the Screen. The Estonian Example, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, curated by Eha Komissarov
Image Drain, Tallinn Photomonth 2017, Tallinn Art Hall, curated by Anthea Buys
Perpendicular, solo presentation by Foku at Poppositions Art Fair, Brussels
2016
Momentary Monumentality, Kilometre of Sculpture 2016, Rakvere, curated by Anna Virtanen
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
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
Black House. Notes on Architecture, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn, curated by Anders Härm
Archeological Festival - A 2nd hand history and improbable obsessions, Tartu Art Museum, curated by Maria Arusoo
Shifting Identities, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, curated by Ludovico Pratesi
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
Köler Prize 2013, exhibition of nominees, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), 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 (EKKM), Tallinn, curated by Marco Laimre
2009
NU PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL III: Recycle Pop, Kanuti Gildi saal, Tallinn, curated by Anders Härm
Esemed, ruum, seisundid, Y-galerii, Tartu, curated by Margot Kask & Krista Mölder
Alternative Nation: Young Art From Estonia, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne, curated by Maria Juur & Dr. Phil Edwards
INTER FENSTER TOP 5, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn, curated by Johnson and Johnson
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
Keppi ja keeksi, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, curated by Pille Jüriso
Public Space / Projects / Commissions / Screenings / Lectures
2018
Double Feature, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Process Film Festival, Riga. Baltic Experimental programme, curated by Ieva Balode
2017
Tell me about the ones who sleep through storms: Films and Videos from the Baltics, Toronto International Film Festival programme Wavelengths, curated by Erik Martinson (upcoming)
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
Michel Houellebecq, The Map and the Territory; artworks & videoprojection for the stage, director Juhan Ulfsak; The Estonian Drama Theater
Study for 'Modern present now past', Rundum Artist-Run Space, Lootsi 15, Tallinn
2014 – 16
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
Residencies
2018
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York City
WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium
2015
Väino Tanner Foundation, Mazzano Romano, Italy
2014
Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels, Belgium
2010
Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria
Scholarships & Awards
2016
The Annual Prize of the Cultural Endowment's Foundation for Fine and Applied Arts
Artist grant, Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2014
Artist grant, Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2013
Scholarship, Estonian Ministry of Culture
2012
Sadolin Art Award
2011
Wiiralt scholarship, Estonian Ministry of Culture
Publications
2018
Five Volumes, booklet accompanying the solo exhibition at Narva Art Residency, essay by Nico Anklam; Narva Art Residency
2017
Notes on Space. Monumental Painting in Estonia 1947–2012, compiled & edited by Gregor Taul; Lugemik
2016
Perpendicular, booklet accompanying the exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), essays by Chris Sharp, Jaak Tomberg; EKKM & Lugemik
2013
Underneath, booklet with essay by Daniel C Blight for the exhibition Notes on Space. Photos by Paul Kuimet at Kumu Art Museum; Lugemik
2012
Notes on Space. Tõnis Saadoja’s Ceiling Painting in Theatre NO99. Estonian Monumental Painting 1879–2012; Lugemik & NO99
2011
In Vicinity, artist book, essay by Mari Laanemets; Lugemik
Rearview, commission for MAJA Estonian Architectural Review 3-2011/Beyond building issue
Catalogues
2016
From Explosion to Expanse. Estonian Contemporary Photography 1991–2015, exh. catalogue, edited by Anneli Porri; Tartu Art Museum
2014
Shifting Identities, exh. catalogue, Silvina Editoriale
2015
Kus lõped sina, algan mina, exh. catalogue, edited by Anneli Porri; Foku – Estonian Union of Photography Artists
Köler Prize 2013, exh. catalogue, edited by Hanno Soans, EKKM & Lugemik
2012
And So On And So Forth, words and images accompanying the group show, edited by Margit Säde Lehni
Sisu ja Vorm II, exh. catalogue, edited by Indrek Sirkel & Anu Vahtra; Lugemik
2011
After Socialist Statues, publication accompanying the exhibition, edited by Rael Artel; KIM? Contemporary Art Center of Riga
Works in Collections
European Central Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt am Main
Art Museum of Estonia
Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels
The Carousel Collection
Private collections in Estonia
Memberships
Estonian Artists‘ Association, since 2012
Estonian Union of Photography Artists, since 2011