Video artist

Jaan Toomik

Born in 1961, in Estonia

Video artist

Jaan Toomik

Born in 1961, in Estonia

Jaan Toomik is a celebrated video artist, a painter and an award-winning film-maker, often described as the most widely acknowledged Estonian contemporary artist on the international scene.

In the Estonian art world Toomik received recognition as a painter from the late 1980s and from the early 1990s as an installation and video artist. The critics often refer to him as internationally the most well-known Estonian contemporary artist mainly due to his short video works that have received wide acclaim (e.g. Father and Son, 1998). He has participated at the São Paulo Art Biennial (1994), ARS 95 (1995), Manifesta 1 (1996), Venice Biennale (1997; 2003), 4th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2006), etc.

Upcoming exhibitions

Past exhibitions

2018

“A Theatre of Gestures”

The Mukusala Art Salon, Riia, Läti

2018

“There and Back Again”

Kiasma Kunstimuuseum, Helsingi, Soome

2017

“How the West Was Left”

Keskturg, Tallinn, Eesti

2017

“63rd International Short Film Festival”

Oberhausen, Saksamaa

2017

“Floating World”

Art Bahrain Across Borders, Manama, Bahrain

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