CV
A T K N P
 

CV

Born on February 6, 1978, Tallinn, Estonia

EDUCATION

1996 gratuated from Tallinn Secondary School No 21
1991 – 1996 studied at Tallinn Art School
1991 – 1996 published youth magazine "Suri Muri" with Tim Kolk
1996 – 1997 studied at the Estonian Institute of Humanities
1997 – 2000 studied architecture and painting at the Estonian Academy of Arts
2000 studied art at the Slade School of Fine Art – the Slade Summer School UCL, London
2000 – 2002 M.A.-studies at Estonian Academy of Arts
Since 2005 Editor of the timeless newspaper "Epifanio"

 

Photo: Aivo Kallas

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1996

installation "Admiral's Box" with Urmas Luure, Nordic-Baltic Architectural Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia

1997 "Kopli, Kalamaja ning veel" with Külli Mariste, Jan Kaus, Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn, Estonia
1999 Annual Painting Exhibition, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2000 "AIDS in Culture", Rotermann's Salt Storage, Tallinn, Estonia
2000 short film "Lasnamäe", Artgenda, Helsinki, Finland
2000 Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
2000 Slade Gallery, London, Great Britain
2000  Slade School of Fine Art, London, Great Britain
2001 "Young British Art", Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2001 "Kalamaja" with Karli Luik and Toomas Paaver, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
2001 Wallpaintings at oil shale factory at Kohtla, with Renee Puusepp
2001 Greetings From London (with Casagrande Laboratory), Selfridges, London, GB
2002 Annual Painting Exhibition, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2002 "Elav klassika" with Raoul Kurvitz, Urmas Muru, Peeter Pere, Lilian Mosolainen, Tiina Tammetalu, Vilen Künnapu, Mihkel Mutt and Ken Saan; Haapsalu City Gallery, Haapsalu, Estonia
2002 Two-dimensional Houses: Architectural Photo from 1860s until today, Rotermann's Salt Storage, Tallinn, Estonia
2002 Recovery, North-Estonia Regional Hospital, Mustamäe Buiding
2002 New Old School, IBID Projects, Vilnius, Lithuania
2002 Contemporary Baltic Art, Byggeriets Hus of Frederiksberg, Kopenhaagen, Denmark
2003 Meeting Place, travelling exhibition of young Baltic and Scandinavian artists, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Norway
2003 Modern Baltic Paintings, Filosofgangen, Odense, Denmark
2003 Technopolis, Athens, Greece
2003 Last Hero, Rotermann's Salt Storage, Tallinn, Estonia
2003 Someplace Unreachable, IBID Projects, London, GB
2004 Mothers, Oxford House, London, GB
2004 Mothers, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, GB
2005 Ajaleht eesti kunstis. Vaal Gallery, Tallinn; Pärnu City Gallery; Viljandi City Gallery; Tartu Art House; Rakvere Theatre; Adamson-Eric Museum, Tallinn; Art Gallery of Narva Museum
2005 Night on Earth, Oxford House, London, GB
2005 Future Pavilion, Taiwan Design Expo 2005, Kaoshioung, Taiwan
2006 The Library Project, Rael Artel Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
2007 Black and White. Ibid Projects, London, UK
2007 How Men Are. Sartorial Contemporary Art Gallery, London, UK
2008 I Minsk International Biennial of Contemporary Painting. Minsk National
Library, Minsk, Belorussia
2008 Flera Fedjukova August Künnapu Arne Maasik Andris Vitolinš
Konschthaus beim Engel, Luxembourg
2009 Salon CDH 2009. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
2009 Nord Art 2009. Büdeldsdorf and Rendsburg, Germany
2010 Lucky Strike. Pack of Fifteen. Marcus Cope's Studio-Gallery, London, UK
2010 Albu Manor (with Mare Vint and Andres Tolts), Estonia
2010 14. Vilnius Painting Triennial, Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

2001 Gallery "Vaal", Tallinn, Estonia
2002 Jazz Café, Pärnu, Estonia
2003 Estonian Bank, Tallinn, Estonia
2003 Endla Theatre (with Tarvo Hanno Varres), Pärnu, Estonia
2003 Hobusepea Gallery (with Arne Maasik), Tallinn, Estonia
2004 Viinistu Art Museum, Estonia
2004 Ugala theatre gallery, Viljandi, Estonia
2004 24 H Gallery
2005 Tallinn City Gallery
2006 Artdepoo Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2006 Architecture and Design Gallery (with Vilen Künnapu), Tallinn, Estonia
2006 Artdepoo, Tallinn, Estonia
2007 Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2007 Pärnu City Gallery, Estonia
2007 Paide Vallitorn, Estonia
2007 Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2008 24 Hour Gallery
2008 Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament), Tallinn, Estonia
2008 National Commission for Culture and the Arts Gallery, Manila, Philippines
2008 St Donats Arts Centre (with Vilen Künnapu), Wales, U.K.
2008 ArtDepoo Gallery (with Andris Vitolinš), Tallinn, Estonia
2009 Giedre Bartelt Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009 Gallery 21, Riga, Latvia
2010 Artdepoo Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2010 Hop Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2010 Parikaste maja, Tallinn, Estonia
2011 Gallery 21, Riga, Latvia
2012 Draakon Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2013–2014 Tartu Art Museum, Estonia

PRIZES

2007 The Konrad Mägi painting prize

CURATOR PROJECTS

2002 Recovery, North-Estonia Regional Hospital, Mustamäe Buiding

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

  Art Museum of Estonia
Tartu Art Museum
Viinistu Art Museum
Hotel-sanatory Rüütli, Kuressaare
Starman, Tallinn
Radisson SAS, Tallinn
private collections in Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, Germany and USA

EXHIBITION DESIGN

2002 Two-dimensional Houses: Architectural Photo from 1860s until today,
(with Kristjan Holm ), Rotermann's Salt Storage, Tallinn, Estonia

BOOK DESIGN

1998 Elo Viiding "V" (central word with Elo Viiding) Tuum 1998
2002 Karl – Martin Sinijärv "Artutart & 30" Tuum 2002

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

1996 Villu Tamme "Admiral's Box" Eesti Ekspress, September
2000 Johannes Saar "Aidsi apoloogia" Arter, 29.04
2001 Jaan Elken "Young Estonian Art" kunst.ee 2/2001
2001 Jana Maevskaja "Zatshem rõbe domik?" Molodjozh Estonij, 04.06.
2001 Eha Komissarov "Noorem Künnapu maalidega Vaalas" Sirp, 31.08
2001 Johannes Saar "August Künnapu – kultuurikosmeetik", Eesti Päevaleht, 03.09
2001 Hanno Soans "Autoportree haiglana" Eesti Päevaleht, 07.09
2001 Ilja Sundelevitsh "Teperj o võstavkah" Molodjozh Estonij, 08.09
2001 Heie Treier "Helge tunne meediast" Eesti Ekspress, 13.09
2002 Kerttu Soans "Meistri hüpe Haapsalu galeriis" Postimees, 1. juuli
2002 Maria Ulfsak "Mustamäe haigla keldrikoridoris avati tervendav kunstinäitus" Päevaleht, 23.09
2002 Johannes Saar "Tervenemine kunsti abil" Päevaleht, 24.09
2002 Riin Kübarsepp "Tervenemine kirgastumise kaudu" Sirp, 4.10
2003 Hanno Soans "Võluri tagasitulek" Vikerkaar 3 / 2003
2003 Elin Kard "Künnapu ja Maasik - just married" Eesti Päevaleht, 11.10
2003 Margaret Tali "Märke majadest, elitaarsusest ja struktuurist" Eesti Ekspress, Areen, 23.10
2003 Edgar Schmitz "Someplace Unreachable" Kunstforum Bd. 167, Nov-Dez 2003, p. 345-346
2005 Johannes Saar "Linnagaleriis näeb 18. sajandi prantsuse utoopilist modernismi" Eesti Päevaleht, 1.03
2005 Anu Allas "Galeriid – mälestusi tegelikkusest" Sirp, 4.03
2006 Heie Treier "Kaks Künnaput ja elu põhiväärtused" Sirp, 24. nov
2006 Karen Jagodin, Aleksander Tsapov "Künnapute ühisväli"
(Interview with A. & V. Künnapu)  kunst.ee 4 / 2006
2009 Harry Pye "15 Future Art Stars" Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art & Music Winter 2009, p. 10-15
2010 Indrek Schwede "August Künnapu maalib jalgpalli"  Jalka,
jaanuar 2010, lk 30-31
2010 Tanel Veenre "August Künnapu oskab maalida kasse tiigriteks"  Eesti Päevaleht, 22.05
2010 Pille Epner "Arhitektid ja pärismaalased" Sirp, 19.11
2011  Maris Sander, Kadri Karro "Kaks Buratinot" Eesti Ekspress, Käbid ja kännud, 24.03
2012 Andri Ksenofontov "Subjektiivsed perspektiivid" Sirp. 07.06
2013 Andres Eilart "Kunstigurmaanidele: imelaps August Künnapu kolm maali" Eesti Päevaleht, 17.09
2013 Reet Varblane "August Künnapu hea uus ilm" Sirp, 01.11
2013 Raimu Hanson "Maalidele jäid elu värvilised hetked" Tartu Postimees, 05.11
2013 Krista Piirimäe "Prints Augusti õnn" Postimees, 12.11

SELECTED TV PROGRAMS

2013 Aktuaalne Kaamera, kultuuriuudised (cultural news), 01.11
2013 OP! (cultural program), 10.12

PUBLICATIONS

2001 Vilen Künnapu "Across the Red River. Selected Texts 1972–2001", Tallinn
2002 Meeting Place. North European Contemporary Art
2003 Vikerkaar/Raduga 3/2003 (Estonian literary magazine)
2003 Riigikogu Toimetised 7/2003
2003 Reeli Kõiv, Mare Joonsalu "Lapsepõlv. Laps Eesti kunstis"
("Childhood. Child in Estonian Art") Lastekaitse Liit
2004 Mothers (Harry Pye & His Friends)
2004 Ruth Huimerind "Koka kunst" (MAP Eesti AS)
2005 Night on Earth (Harry Pye & His Friends)
2005 22 Young Estonian Artists (Estonian Academy of Arts)
2006 August Künnapu & Vilen Künnapu "Common Field" (Epifanio)
2006 Andrus Elbing "Ciao, it's Babyface! Trouble from the Streets of a Blind City" (Epifanio) 2006
2006 "Image" (Radisson SAS)
2007 August Künnapu (painting catalogue) (Epifanio)
2013 Ruth Huimerind, Rein Pakk "Puhkepäevaraamat. Kalender 2014" (Rannarahva Muuseum)
2013 August Künnapu "Elujõgi / The River of Life" (Menu Kirjastus)
2013 August Künnapu "Kau küla mehed" Go Reisiajakiri, 6/2013

ARTICLES

2001 August Künnapu "Young British Art" kunst.ee 2/2001
2001 August Künnapu "Dennis Hopper" kunst.ee 3/2001
2002 August Künnapu "Golden Fields at Kohtla" kunst.ee 4/2001
2003 "August Künnapu"s Interview With Himself" Estonian Art 2/2003
2003 "511 Best Photographs of Mars" Estonian Art 2/2003
2004 "Outhouse" Estonian Art 2/2004
2004 "The New Face of Rakvere" Estonian Art 2/2004

FILMS

2003 Architectural Space in the Basque Country
2002 Gordon Matta-Clark Donald Judd Rachel Whiteread (M.A.- work)

HOBBIES

Badminton
Squash
Walking