Kai Kaljo

Kai Kaljo
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BABYKLAPPE - Author (2006)
LANGUAGES - Author (1999)

A leading Estonian artist who has worked primarily in video since 1997. She studied classical music at a specialist secondary school and worked as a stage designer in youth theatre before going to Tallinn Art University to study painting. After graduating in 1990, she attended the Swedish Royal Academy of Arts for postgraduate studies in 1992. Her work has been exhibited widely, particularly in Europe at many video festivals. She has been awarded an ArtsLink Fellowship Grant and an Independent Projects Grant for residencies in the USA and several other international prizes and residencies.

2009 "Waterpieces ‘09", NOASS, Riga (LV);
2008 "World One Minutes", Today Art Museum, Beijing, China Border State Art Museum of the Art Academy Guangzhou, China Freedom Square. Art Hall, Tallinn (EST);
2007 "Nightcomers", 10th Istanbul Biennial (TUR);
2007 "Waterpieces ‘07", NOASS, Riga (LV);
2007 "Environment Archaelogy", Retretti art center, (FIN);
2007 "In the Presence of the Body", Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (USA);
2007 "WRO-07", Media Biennale, Wroclaw (PL);
2007 "Reel to Real - Sexual Semiotics", Künstlerhaus Mousonturn, Frankfurt (DE);
2007 "Rencontres Internationales", Circulo des Bellas Artes, Madrid (ESP), Babylon-Mitte, Berlin (DE)
2007 "Digital Space", Showroom Cinema, Scheffield (UK);
2007 "Depiction, Perversion, Repulsion, Obsession, Subversion" program by Witte de With at the ROtterdam International Film Festival (NL);
2007 "Normal Love", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DE);
2007 "Overbeck Gesellschaft", solo exhibition, Lübeck (DE);
2007 Dubrovnik, solo exhibition (Yugoslavia);
2007 OTOK Gallery, solo exhibition, Dubrovnik, (HRV);
2006 - 2007 "Collected Crises, Estonian Art in the 1990’s", KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn (EST);
2006 "Kai Kaljo", solo exhibition, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (UK);
2006 "Improvistation", Tallinn Art Hall (EST);
2006 "Body and Soul", FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille (FR);
2006 "Sexy Mythos", NGBK Berlin (DE);
2005 "Kai Kaljo", solo exhibition, Kunstihoone, Tallinn (EST);
2005 "Double Act (with Jan Svenungsson)", solo exhitbition, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn (EST);
2005 "Nightcomers", 10th Istanbul Biennial (TUR);
2005 "Waterpieces ‘05", NOASS, Riga (LV);
2005 "Environment Archaelogy", Retretti art center (FR);
2005 "In the Presence of the Body", Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (USA);
2005 "Reel to Real - Sexual Semiotics", Künstlerhaus Mousonturn, Frankfurt (DE);
2005 Rencontres Internationales, Circulo des Bellas Artes, Madrid (SP); Babylon-Mitte, Berlin (DE);
2005 Digital Space, Showroom Cinema, Scheffield (UK);
2005 "Depiction, Perversion, Repulsion, Obsession, Subversion" program by Witte de With at the Rotterdam International Film Festival (NL);
2005 "Normal Love", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DE);
2005 "Video Lounge", Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida (US);
2005 Model “Missed Opportunities”, Brandenburgischer Kunsverein, Potsdam (DE);
2005 Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, Paris (FR), Berlin (DE);
2005 "Brief Encounters", International Short Film Festival, Bristol (UK);
2005 "The New (In-)Security", Badisher Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (DE);
2005 "prog:ME", Festival of Electronic Media, Rio de Janeiro (BRA);
2005 Art Basel (CH);
2005 26th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (SI);
2005 "Women’s Dialogue", Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan (ARM);
2004 "Instant Europe", Villa Manin – Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Udine (IT);
2004 "BLICK 2004", Moderna Museet, Stockholm (SE);
2004 Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin (FR), (DE);
2004 "La mossa delle idee", Alfieri Atelier, Firenze (IT);
2004 "Sometime", Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (UK);
2004 "Flipside Artists" Space, New York (US);
2004 "EU Positive", Academy of Arts, Berlin (DE);
2004 "Viinistu 2004 International Live Arts project";
2004 "Welcome", Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (UK);
2004 Viinistu (EST);
2004 "Do the Wrong Thing", The Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax (CA);
2004 "Breakthrough", Grote Kerk den Haag, The Hague (NL);
2004 "New Video, New Europe", ( Jan.2004) Chicago (US). Travels to: The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (US); TATE Modern (screenings 9.-10 and 16.-17.10) (UK);
2003 "World Wide Video Festival", Amsterdam (special programme of Kai Kaljo's works). Salzburger Kunstverein, (AT);
2003 "21 Minutes.Art", Moscow 7th International Art Fair (RUS);
2003 "Greetings From La Jolla", Knollgalerie, Vienna (AT);
2003 "A Loser", Sprengel Museum, Hanover (DE);
2003 "Halfway to Venice", HDLU Gallery, Zagreb (HR);
2002 "Breath", Ludwigsmuseum, Budapest (HU);
2002 "Transvisit", Masnedo Fort (DK);
2002 "Oh, it's a Curator!", Rotor Association for Contemporary Art, Graz (AT);
2002 "Different/Diverse", Teatro della Fondamente Nuovi, Venice (IT); Grunt, Vestern Front Galeries, Vancouver (CA);
2001 "Instant Video", Manosque (FR);
2001 "World Wide Video Festival", Amsterdam (NL);
2001 "Black Cube", Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam (NL);
2001 "Heavenly", Tallinn Art Hall Gallery (EST);
2001 "Videos by Kai Kaljo", SCCA Gallery, Bratislava (SK);
2001 "What do You Read, my Lord?" (with Ly Lestberg), Nuova Icona Gallery, Venice (IT);
2000 "Central Station", Milch, London (UK);
2000 "World Wide Video Festival", Amsterdam (NL);
2000 "Video N.E.WS", Gotland (SE);
1999 "World Wide Video Festival", Amsterdam (NL);
1999 "Kai Kaljo", Likovni Salon, Celje, (SI);
1998 "World Wide Video Festival", Amsterdam (NL);