Tiina Sarapu Glass in my works signifies the world between opaque and translucent, visible and invisible, material and immaterial, real and unreal. It is a world of shady shapes, exciting and elusive.
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Tiina Sarapu

 

 

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Born:

16.11.1971 in the Pärnu County, Estonia

 

Education:

1995–1996 Estonian Academy of Arts, post-graduate (MA) studies
1990–1994 Tallinn Art University (now: Estonian Academy of Arts), speciality of glass

 

Employment:

2003–... Estonian Academy of Arts, associate professor of the deparetment of glass
1998–2003 Glass studio “Ideeklaas”, foundation member, artist
1996–2003 Estonian Academy of Arts, teacher of the department of glass

 

Solo (duo, trio) exhibitions:


2012 “Improvisation”, House of Blackheads, St. Olaf’s Guild Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
2012 “Heaven on the Earth”, Studio Museum of A. Adamson, Paldiski, Estonia
2011 “Meetings in the Garden” (with M. Sarapu, K. Sein and R. Paju), Instituto Camoes, Lisboa, Portugal
2010 “Tallinn: Cores, Imagens, Sentimentos” (with M. Sarapu and K. Sein),
Casa d'Achada, Lisboa, Portugal
2010 “A Moment of Balance” (with M. Saare, E. Käsper), Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
2009 “Flexible Layers”, Tam Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2007 “The Light and Silence in Sound”, Hop Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2007 Series of exhibitions “Berlin Glass Night”, Glasbrücke Berlin, Germany
2007 “Heaven on the Earth”, The Island of Manilaid, Estonia
2006“Silent Voices” (with M. Saare), Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Estonia
2005 “Magical Areas” (with M. Saare, A. Riemer, L. Boudens), ArtoNivo Gallery, Brygge, Belgium
2005 “Fragile Moment” (with E. Käsper), Tallinn, Estonia
2004 “Clockwise” (with M. Sarapu, E. Piir), Slagelse, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 “Jää, jää!” (with F. Jüssi, K. Sein, M. Sarapu), City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1999 “Fall-Fly” (with M. Sarapu), Slagelse, Denmark
1998 “The Bridge” (with I. Luisk), Sammas Gallery, Tallinn
1997 “Field of Memory” (with E. Käsper, V. Kiil), Arttia Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1996 “3 times 3 times”, Aatrium Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1995 “Unspeakable” (with K. Kullamaa, I. Luisk), Kastellaanimaja Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

Cooperation:

2011 work dedicated to Fanny de Sivers for the permanent show “The Face of History” of the Estonian History Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2010–2011 Estonian–Norwegian collaboration project “World of Glass” (making glass instruments for musicians)
2010–2011 creating art project for schoolbook “Ready! Steady! ART!” (“Loovalt tulevikku”, “Kaasav ja kaasaegna kunstiõpe”)
2008–2009 light installations in performance “Phases”. Fine 5 Dance Theatre.
KUMU Art Muesum, Tallinn; Traditional Music Center, Viljandi; The Harbour Theatre, Tartu; Endla Theatre Küün, Pärnu; Rakvere Theatre; Estonia

 

Group exhibitions:

2013 “17 views to Estonian Contemporary Applied Art”, Cheongju, Korea
2013 “Mare Balticum”, Gallery Ritterswürden, Zwiesel, Germany
2013 “From Sand…”, Reigi parsonage, Hiiumaa Island, Estonia
2013 “Milky Way”, Rakvere gallery, Rakvere, Estonia
2013 “Vase”, GaleriiPINK, Tallinn, Estonia
2013 “Concord”, Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2012 “Estonian Platter”, GaleriiPINK, Tallinn, Estonia
2012 "Contemporary Estonian Glass Art", Jelagin Island's Glass Museum, St.
Petersburg, Russia
2012 “European Glass Art”, Bornholm Art Museum, Denmark
2012 “Grand Fragility”, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2012 “Sincerely, Yours ... “ The Museum of New Art in Pärnu, Estonia
2012 “Is plokstumos” (“2D →” ), Arka Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012 “Contemporary Estonian Glass Art”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia
2011–2012 “New Acquisitions 2011”, Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Germany
2011 “Multisensory” L'Arredamento Gallery, Prato di Pordenone, Italy
2011 “Inside/Outside” Frauenau Glass Museum, Frauenau, Germany
2011 “Paar” Kullo Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2011 “Estonian Glass”, Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland
2011 “Voice of Glass”, Art Academy of latvia, Riga, Latvia
2010–2011 “Estonian Glass”, Glashütte Gernheim, Petershagen, Germany
2010 “Night Light”, Kalamaja Park, Kadrioru Park, Tallinn, Estonia
2010 “Jukebox”, Nuutajarvi, Finland
2009 “National Heritage”, Rakvere Gallery, Rakvere, Estonia
2009 “National Heritage”, Pärnu Town Gallery, Estonia
2009 “Gläserne Zeichen in der Landschaft”, Frauenau Glass Museum, Germany
2009 “Glasstouch”, Palazzo Agostinelli, Vicenza, Itaalia
2008–2009 “Vitrum Balticum IV. New and Young”, Kaunas, Lithuania
2008 “European Glass Context 2008. Industrial Design”, Groenebechs Gord, Bornholm, Denmark
2008 “Open”, Paide Town Hall, Paide, Estonia
2008 “3+3”, Gallery Im Heppächer, Esslingen, Germany
2008 “Vabaduse Square”, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2007 “Glass Garden III”, Gallery XX, Panevezys, Lithuania
2007 “Round”, Albu Manor House, Järva County, Estonia
2007 “State of Affairs”, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2007 “Born from Sand ”, Rakvere Gallery, Rakvere, Estonia
2007 “Estonian Glass 70: the best of 10 years”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia
2006 Series of exhibitions of Baltic contemporary glass, Gallery Academija, Vilnius; Gallery of Textile Workers‘ and Painters‘ Guild and Graphic Gallery, Kaunas; Gallery XX and Panevezys Civic Art Gallery, Panevezys, Lithuania
2006 “Glass Voice” Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia
2006 “Glass Garden II”, Panevezys, Lithuania
2006 “Beautiful”, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Estonia
2006 White Glass Days’ exhibition, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia
2006 “Experimental Spirit in Glass Sculpture“, Menczendorff`s House, Riga, Latvia
2006 “Vitrum Balticum III”, International Glass Art Exhibition, M. K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Ceramics Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
2005 “Broken Things”, Towngallery, Viljandi, Estonia
2005 “Broken Things”, Jaani Seek, Tallinn, Estonia
2004 “EaTable Glass”, Museo Revoltella, Trieste, Italy
2004 “EaTable Glass”, Ca Rezzonico, Venice, Italy
2004 “Focus”, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2003 “Notes. 3 Dimensional Estonian Art”, MüveszetMalom, Szentendre, Hungary
2003 “Vaagen”, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2003 “Vastu merd”, Meremuuseum, Tallinn, Estonia
2002 “Estonian Product Design 2002”, Design Forum Finland, Helsinki, Finland
2002 “Design. Glass. EKA. Lorup”, Design Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2002 “Enampakkumine”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia
2002 “Ilma vaated”, Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2002 “Emerging Artist from Europe, Young and Hot”, Society Baby, Amsterdam, Netherland
2001 “From Lorup to Lorup”, Town Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2001 “Estonian Engraveing”, National Library, Tallinn, Estonia
2001 “Glass with Care”, EAA Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2001 International glass art exhibitions of Academy’s of Arts of Baltic States, Academy of Arts in Riga, Latvia
2001 Estonian Art, Gallery Tersaeus and Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
2001 “Sleipnir”, Town Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2001 “Harmonies”, Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2001 “Through the Glass”, Town Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2001 “Nordic Glass 2000”, Riihimäki, Finland
2000 “Nordic Glass 2000”, Copenhagen, Denmark
1999, 1998 “Belong together”, Interior salon Imagia, Tallinn, Estonia
1999 “Engraved glass. XX/XXI”, Adamson-Eric Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
1998 “New Life in Glass”, Rakvere Gallery, Rakvere, Estonia
1998 “The Landmarks”, Haapsalu City Gallery, Haapsalu, Estonia
1997 “The Young Applied Art Tips”, Estonian National Museum, Tartu, Estonia
1997 “Estonian Glass 60”, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1994 “The Answer”, National Library, Tallinn, Estonia

 

Symposia:

2013 “Eedi & Eabha in conversation...”, seminar of applied art, GaleriiPINK and EAA
2012 „European Glass Context 2012”, Bornholm, Denmark
2011 “The Next 100 Years. Future of Glass Art and Design”, Aalto University, finland
2009 International glass conference “Scratching the Surface – Matters of Perception”, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2008 International conference “European Glass Context 2008”, Bornholm, Denmark
2007 International conference on glass education “Meeting Point II. VITRA”, Nancy and Vannes-le-Chatel, France
2007 International symposium and workshop of glass blowing “Glass Garden III”, Panevezys, Lithuania
2006 International symposium and workshop of glass blowing “Glass Garden II”, Panevezys, Lithuania
2006 White Glass Days’ workshop, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia
2006 Days of Beads, Kunilepa, Rapla County, Estonia
2006 International conference on glass education “Meeting Point I – Tallinn”, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2006 International workshop “Experimental Spirit in Glass Sculpture”, Grizinkalns Glass Factory, Riga, Latvia
2002 Glass Art Society Annual Conference: 32, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000 “Nordic Glass 2000”, Holmegaard glass factory, Denmark
1998 1st International Womens’ Glass Workshop, Nuutajärvi, Finland

 

Awards:

2009, 2010 International glass contest “Glass Gardens in Frauenau” (with E. Käsper), Germany – selected work “Imaginary Space”, realized 2010
2009 New Glass Review 30, the annual competition of Corning Museum of Glass – selected work
2007 Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award – selected work
2007 The Kristjan Raud Prize
2006 Appreciated Glass Artist 2004-2005, prize of EGAU
2004 6th International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea, Italy, Grand Prix
2000 Design prize of glass factory Scancrystal
1997 Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award, Düsseldorf, Germany, Honourable Diploma
1997 International fair competition “Woman ‘97”, III prize

 

Curator of the exhibitions:

2012 “Art of Collecting. Art of Sharing”, Museum of Occupations, Tallinn
2012 6th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial, exhibition “Art of Collecting”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia (member of working group)
2012 “... in the Eye of the Beholder”, GaleriiPINK, Tallinn, Estonia
2011 “Mostly Practice” Olustvere Manor House, Olustvere, Estonia
2009 “EKA Know How. Isn't it So Simple?” (with E. Käsper), EAA gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 5th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial, exhibition “Know How”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia (member of working group)
2006 4th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial, exhibition „Two Close Ones“, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia (member of working group)
2006 „Discovery“, Kullo gallery, Tallinn, Estonia (together with M. Saare)
2001 “Glass with Care” (together with E. Käsper), EAA gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1998 “New Life in Glass”, Rakvere Gallery, Rakvere, Estonia
1994 “The Answer”, National Library, Tallinn, Estonia

 

Research:

2004 Beveridge Ph, Domenech I, Pascual E, „Glass. Fusing Techniques“ Parramon Ediciones 2003, Tormikiri 2004, consultant of the estonian edition
2001 „Art Lexicon” (+CD ROM), (one of the authors), Eesti Klassikakirjastus, Ühinenud Kirjastused AS, Tallinn
1996 „Glass Sculpture. Dictionary of Words and Frases Related to the Glass-making of the Pre-blowing Era“, EKA, Tallinn, (MA thesis)

Unions:

2011–2012 The Council of the Estonian Academy of Arts
Since 2007 Estonian Artists' Association
Since 2003 Tallinn Applied Art Triennial Society
Since 2002 Estonian Glass Artists’ Union

 
Works in collections:

Ernsting Stiftung Glassmuseum, Alter Hof Herding, Germany
Glasmuseum Frauenau, Germany
Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn City Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Estonian History Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Trieste Contemporanea, Trieste, Italy
Mentzendorffs House. City-dwellers’ House Museum, Riga, Latvia
Rakvere Gallery, Rakvere, Estonia
Private collections in Austria, Japan, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Italy, Estonia etc.

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