MARKO MÄETAMM

Born in 1965 in Viljandi (Estonia). Lives and works in Tallinn (Estonia)

 

Education

1993 - 1995 M.A. studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts

1988 - 1993 studies in the graphic departement at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

 

 

Selected solo exhibitions

2005  Big Project (together with Kaido Ole), Rotermann Salt Storage Arts Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

2004/05  Memorial Show, Tallinna Linnagalerii, Tallinn, Estonia

2004  Speaking Houses, kArton Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2004  Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain

2004  Blood Olympic, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2004  Over the Mercury River, Pärnu City Gallery, Pärnu, Estonia

2003  Design Jet 5000  (together with Kaido Ole), Gallery Viviann Napp, Tallinn, Estonia

2003  Marko und Kaido by John Smith. Estonian participation at the International Exhibition of Visual Arts of the Biennale di Venezia, Italy

2003  Feelings, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2003  John Smith. Marko und Kaido (together with Kaido Ole). Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

2002/2003  John Smith in Rapla (together with Kaido Ole). The City Library of Rapla, Estonia

2002   XmistakesYforZ (together with Lucy Harrison and Pete Nevin). Rotermann Salt Storage Arts Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

2002   John Smith. The world of Gods (together with Kaido Ole). The Gallery of Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

2001  Amentia. Gallery Platan, Budapest, Hungary

2000  Me Supernatural. Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

1999  The Chemistry of Being. Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia; Estonian Embassy, Riga, Latvia

 

Selected group exhibitions and projects

2005  Pyyteetön Rakkaus/ Undemanding Love, Rauma Art Museum, Finland

2005  No Painting, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

2005  Island Art Film & Video Festival ´05, Prenelle Gallery, London, UK

2005  ON25 Artstar Project. Luxemburg

2005  Hääled/ Voices. Rotermann Salt Storage, Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

2004/05  Home Sweet Home. Rotermann Salt Storage, Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

2004  EU-Positive. Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany

2004  13-th Tallinn Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia

2004  MAK NITE special EUROPA JETZT, MAK, Vienna, Austria

2004  Salt of Life. Contemporary art from The Baltic States, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania 

2003  2nd Biennial in Painting. Väsby Konsthall, Sweden

2002  Printmaking in Europe: Trends and Perspectives. Art Gallery of the Municipality of Neapoli, Greece

2002  Cinematheque Vivante. The City Gallery of Pärnu, Estonia

2002  About Belief. South London Gallery, London. UK

2002  Closing the Distance. Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland

2001  ARS01. Kiasma, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

2000  Grosse Kunst Ausstellung Düsseldorf NRW, Germany

2000  10 PAAR. The Castle of Kuressaare, Estonia; Kuurne, Belgium

2000  Painterly Issues. Vilnius Painting Triennial. Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

1999  23. International Biennial of Graphic Art. Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Selected video works:

2004  A Dream

2004  Casket

2004  Spooky Wood

2004  Blood Olympics

2002  Dancing Head

2001  I skip and vibrate

2001  Blackboard Fight

1994  Mäetamm Top-100

 

Awards

2004  City Prize of  13-th Tallinn Print Triennial

2003  Sadolin annual art award of Estonia

2003  Hansapank annual art award for 2002, Tallinn, Estonia

2002  Annual award 2002 of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

2002  Painting Prize of the Estonian Painters’ Association.

2000  Kristjan Raud annual art award of Estonia

2000  Harpoon. Annual art award of Vaal Gallery, Estonia

1997  UNDP annual prize