CV

Jaanus Samma
1982
http://www.jaanussamma.eu/
jsamma@gmail.com

Represented by Temnikova & Kasela Gallery (Peetri 12, Tallinn)

  • Education
    • 2005–2009 Estonian Academy of Arts, MA  in fine arts
    • 2007 Université Paris 8 Saint-Denis – Vincennes
    • 2006 École superieure Estienne des arts et industries graphiques, France
    • 2001–2005 Estonian Academy of Arts, BA in graphic arts
  • Solo exhibitions
    • 2021
      • Folklore, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin
      • Pattern, Monumental Gallery, Tartu Art House
    •  2018
      • Outhouse by the Church, Nomas Foundation, Rome
      • Writings on the Wall. Kodavere Outhouse, Juhan Liiv Museum, Peipsiääre Parish
      • Viestejä/Messages, Aine Art Museum, Tornio
    • 2017
      • Divider, Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn
    •  2016
      • NSFW. A Chairman’s Tale, Museum of Occupations, Tallinn
      • Three Works in a Canteen, former canteen of Kalibr factory, Minsk, Belarus
    •  2015
      • NSFW. A Chairman’s Tale, Estonian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale
      • Unrest, Gotland Art Museum, Visby, Sweden
    • 2014
      • The Hair Sucks Sweater Shop, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery
    • 2011
      • AAFAGC (with Alo Paistik), März Project Space, Tallinn
    • 2010
      • Mare Vint. PARK. Jaanus Samma, TAM Gallery, Tallinn
    • 2009
      • In the Park, Draakon Gallery, Tallinn
    • 2008
      • Filter, Tallinn City Gallery (Artishok Annual Exhibition)
      • War, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn
    • 2006
      • Fountain & Balcony (with Pille Jüriso), Rael Artel Gallery, Viljandi Young Town Gallery, Hobusepea Gallery
    • 2005
      • Swimming-Pool, EKA Gallery, Tallinn
  • Group exhibitions
    • 2020
      • The 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art
        and suddenly it all blossoms, Andrejsala, Riga
      • Wunderkammer, Riga Photography Biennial, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga
      • Roots and Ruins, Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn
      • On Adornments, Spike Berlin
    •  2019
      • Cruising Pavilion. Architecture, Gay Sex and Cruising Culture, ArkDes, Stockholm
      • Spot On. Toilet Stories, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil
      • Body Works, State Art Gallery, Sopot
      • De stad, de stad, Garage Rotterdam
      • Post Winter Mixtape, Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn
      • Based on a True Story, Meet Factory, Prague
    •  2018
      • VI Artishok Biennale, Balti Jaam Passenger Terminal, Tallinn
      • The State is not a Work of Art, Tallinn Art Hall
      • There and Back Again. Contemporary art from the Baltic Sea region, Kiasma, Helsinki
    •  2017
      • Dialogue. Mare Vint and Jaanus Samma, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
      • Dedication, Exploitation & Haute Collaboration, Silberkuppe Gallery, Berlin
      • You Talkin’ to Me?, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zürich
    • 2016
      • Kunstnerbøger – Vildt Voksende, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
      • Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2016 Conservatism and Liberalism, Riga, Latvia
      • Masters Peasants Peasants Masters, BWA Sokół, Nowy Sącz, Poland
      • Kilometre of Sculpture 2016, Rakvere
    • 2015
      • They Will Remember Us in the Future, Academy Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
      • From Explosion to Expanse. Estonian Contemporary Photography 1991–2015, Tartu Art Museum
        XX Mäntta Art Festival, Finland
    • 2014
      • Feeling Queezy?!, EKKM, Tallinn
      • The Hypnotist Collector, NAuArt Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
      • Dans le même temps, Un:Spaced Gallery, Bordeaux, France
      • Side Effects II, Ancien Musée de Peinture de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
      • Is This The Museum We Wanted?, Tartu Art Museum
    • 2013
      • Pebbles in the Mouth, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki, Finland
      • Köler Prize 2013. Exhibition of Nominees, EKKM, Tallinn
      • Afterlives of Gardens, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
    • 2012
      • 6th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial The Art of Collecting, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
      • SVEART, St Vincent, Valley d’Aosta, Italy
      • Corporal Punishment, EKKM, Tallinn
      • The Exotic, Tallinn Art Hall
    • 2011
      • Border City: Tallinn–Lisbon, Tallinn City Gallery, Art Hall Gallery
      • Untold Stories, Tallinn Art Hall
    • 2010
      • Revenge, Tallinn Art Hall
      • Rauma Biennale Balticum 2010 Mitämeri? – What’s up Sea? Rauma, Finland
    • 2009
      • Tsinghua Art Museum, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
      • Luleå Art Biennial 2009, Sweden
    • 2008
      • Baltic Art Exhibition De trop de réalité, Paris, France
      • Plaisirs de l’imagination, Tours, France
      • Doings or Not, City Museum of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  •  Residences
    • 2020
      • Tartu Art House
    •  2017
      • Tromsø Kunstforening
    •  2016
      • Nomas Foundation, Rome
    •  2013
      • HIAP (Helsinki International Artist Programme)
    • 2012
      • FABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen
    • 2009
      • EU-China collaboration project “Creating Spaces”, Beijing
  • Awards and mentions
    • 2016
      • Kristjan Raud Art Prize
    •  2013
      • Köler Prize 2013: Grand Prix
        Köler Prize 2013: Public’s Choice Award
    • 2012
      • Tallinn 6th Applied Art Triennial: Prize of the Estonian Artists’ Association

Works in collections: Art Museum of Estonia, Tartu Art Museum, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Kiasma, Aine Art Museum