Events

09.09.2023

Artist Talk and Workshop by Tanja Muravskaja in NART

On 9 September at 16.00 in Narva Art Residency (Joala 18)

Tanja Muravskaja’s exhibition “The Vernacular” at the Narva Art Residency displays an atlas of the words of Russian-speaking Estonian people. This collection of words reflects several processes that have taken place and are still taking place in the local society.

Muravskaja uses an analytical approach and psychological observation in her work – whether the object of her approach is the psychology of an individual, society or place. His works deal with identity and memory, as well as the relationship between society and its members.

In the special Station Narva artist talk Tanja will open up about the exhibition and the words collected for it. This is followed by a practical workshop “Word game”, in which Muravskaja invites the participants to play with language, concepts, words and translations – substances that everyone can employ in a unique and creative way.

Part of Station Narva program

Attending free of charge

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Artist Talk and Workshop by Tanja Muravskaja in NART

Saturday 09 September, 2023

On 9 September at 16.00 in Narva Art Residency (Joala 18)

Tanja Muravskaja’s exhibition “The Vernacular” at the Narva Art Residency displays an atlas of the words of Russian-speaking Estonian people. This collection of words reflects several processes that have taken place and are still taking place in the local society.

Muravskaja uses an analytical approach and psychological observation in her work – whether the object of her approach is the psychology of an individual, society or place. His works deal with identity and memory, as well as the relationship between society and its members.

In the special Station Narva artist talk Tanja will open up about the exhibition and the words collected for it. This is followed by a practical workshop “Word game”, in which Muravskaja invites the participants to play with language, concepts, words and translations – substances that everyone can employ in a unique and creative way.

Part of Station Narva program

Attending free of charge

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04.09.2023 — 08.09.2023

EKA Back-to-School Sale

We are happy to announce that the EKA Back-to-School Sale will take place from 4–8 September in the EKA foyer. You can find EKA merch, including sustainably produced sweatshirts, T-shirts, DiMa hats, woollen socks, caps, erasers, pens and pencils, but also professional art supplies, such as paints, pens, sketching paper etc. from G-Gallery and Skizze Vunder shops. Our good partner, Bradley Paper will provide notebooks, some of which were designed by our alumnus Mathias Väärsi during his graphic design studies in EKA.

The EKA Back-to-School Sale is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Payments by card or cash welcome!

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EKA Back-to-School Sale

Monday 04 September, 2023 — Friday 08 September, 2023

We are happy to announce that the EKA Back-to-School Sale will take place from 4–8 September in the EKA foyer. You can find EKA merch, including sustainably produced sweatshirts, T-shirts, DiMa hats, woollen socks, caps, erasers, pens and pencils, but also professional art supplies, such as paints, pens, sketching paper etc. from G-Gallery and Skizze Vunder shops. Our good partner, Bradley Paper will provide notebooks, some of which were designed by our alumnus Mathias Väärsi during his graphic design studies in EKA.

The EKA Back-to-School Sale is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Payments by card or cash welcome!

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14.09.2023 — 15.09.2023

Conference: Rethinking Cultures of Environmentalism in Eastern and Northern Europe

A new wave of scholarly writing on the histories of environmentalism has significantly broadened our understanding of the ways of being environmentally aware, demonstrating the wide dissemination of diverse environmental practices and ideas across different societies and regimes, ideologies and belief systems, practices, discourses and genres.
This conference asks how recent scholarly discussions and creative practices have changed the perspective on intersections of culture and environmentalism in Eastern and Northern Europe. What does the new research on these regions have to add to the broader discussions? We are aiming at creating occasions for transnational and transdisciplinary comparisons that will create connections between different cultures and genres (visual, literary etc.), and extend beyond methodological nationalism. How did knowledge and practices transfer between regions and across socio-political regimes? In the face of the current wave of decolonisation, how do we conceptualise the relationships between the East and the West, as well as Nordic and Eastern European relations to indigenous peoples?
The two-day conference is divided into eight panels in which scholars and art practitioners from different fields examine such topics as global histories, environmentalism and activism, indigeneity, slow technologies, gender, and the role of artistic, literary and cultural practices in these areas.
Organisers: Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn University (research project Estonian Environmentalism in the Long Twentieth Century) and Estonian Academy of Arts Institute of Art History and Visual Culture
Organising committee: Maria Arusoo, Linda Kaljundi, Ulrike Plath, Elle-Mari Talivee, Eda Tuulberg and Kadri Tüür
Coordinators: Magdaleena Maasik and Annika Toots
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The conference will take place in the Kumu Art Museum auditorium on 14 September and at Tallinn University on 15 September.
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Conference: Rethinking Cultures of Environmentalism in Eastern and Northern Europe

Thursday 14 September, 2023 — Friday 15 September, 2023

A new wave of scholarly writing on the histories of environmentalism has significantly broadened our understanding of the ways of being environmentally aware, demonstrating the wide dissemination of diverse environmental practices and ideas across different societies and regimes, ideologies and belief systems, practices, discourses and genres.
This conference asks how recent scholarly discussions and creative practices have changed the perspective on intersections of culture and environmentalism in Eastern and Northern Europe. What does the new research on these regions have to add to the broader discussions? We are aiming at creating occasions for transnational and transdisciplinary comparisons that will create connections between different cultures and genres (visual, literary etc.), and extend beyond methodological nationalism. How did knowledge and practices transfer between regions and across socio-political regimes? In the face of the current wave of decolonisation, how do we conceptualise the relationships between the East and the West, as well as Nordic and Eastern European relations to indigenous peoples?
The two-day conference is divided into eight panels in which scholars and art practitioners from different fields examine such topics as global histories, environmentalism and activism, indigeneity, slow technologies, gender, and the role of artistic, literary and cultural practices in these areas.
Organisers: Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn University (research project Estonian Environmentalism in the Long Twentieth Century) and Estonian Academy of Arts Institute of Art History and Visual Culture
Organising committee: Maria Arusoo, Linda Kaljundi, Ulrike Plath, Elle-Mari Talivee, Eda Tuulberg and Kadri Tüür
Coordinators: Magdaleena Maasik and Annika Toots
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The conference will take place in the Kumu Art Museum auditorium on 14 September and at Tallinn University on 15 September.
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29.08.2023

Opening of the floating smoke sauna “Püha Viha”

Dear cooperation partner, colleague, and community member!

We would like to invite you to the opening of the floating smoke sauna “Püha Viha” (Holy Anger/Holy Whisk) made by the students of Interior Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts, the Antsla municipality and the community on Tuesday, September 29 at 14:00 by the Tsooru lake in the Antsla municipality.

A bus leaves for the opening from Tallinn in front of the EKA building (Põhja pst 7) at 09:00 and returns to Tallinn at approximately 19:00.

Please let us know if you are coming or want to come to Antsla by bus ordered by EKA HERE. There are still some vacancies.

Department of Interior Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts

Antsla Municipal Government

*

Additional information:

Annamari Nael
Study assistant – project coordinator
annamari.nael@artun.ee
+372 53413970

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Opening of the floating smoke sauna “Püha Viha”

Tuesday 29 August, 2023

Dear cooperation partner, colleague, and community member!

We would like to invite you to the opening of the floating smoke sauna “Püha Viha” (Holy Anger/Holy Whisk) made by the students of Interior Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts, the Antsla municipality and the community on Tuesday, September 29 at 14:00 by the Tsooru lake in the Antsla municipality.

A bus leaves for the opening from Tallinn in front of the EKA building (Põhja pst 7) at 09:00 and returns to Tallinn at approximately 19:00.

Please let us know if you are coming or want to come to Antsla by bus ordered by EKA HERE. There are still some vacancies.

Department of Interior Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts

Antsla Municipal Government

*

Additional information:

Annamari Nael
Study assistant – project coordinator
annamari.nael@artun.ee
+372 53413970

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01.09.2023

Opening ceremony of the 2022/23 academic year

On Friday, September 1, starting at 12:00, the opening ceremony of the 2023/24 academic year will be held. The ceremony lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

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Opening ceremony of the 2022/23 academic year

Friday 01 September, 2023

On Friday, September 1, starting at 12:00, the opening ceremony of the 2023/24 academic year will be held. The ceremony lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

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21.06.2023 — 22.06.2023

EKA Graduation Party 2023

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

EKA Graduation Party 2023

Wednesday 21 June, 2023 — Thursday 22 June, 2023

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07.06.2023 — 10.06.2023

EKA Interaction Design 2023 Grad Show

Human-centred design alone is no longer enough. To deal with the wicked problems of the 21st century and beyond, we need to explore new ways of building empathy and igniting creativity. 

Join us for our graduation project showcase and witness the outcomes of twelve designers’ half-a-year journeys as they explored various challenges and addressed sustainable development goals by pushing the limits of what interaction design can be.

SHOWCASE

At Yanu Robot Bar, Rotermanni 14

Open daily 7–10 June

Opening party 7. June at 19:00

Join the talented students behind the work and their mentors, play around with the prototypes and enjoy drinks, music and a night full of inspiration!

PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

At EKA Main Auditorium, Põhja pst 7

Thursday, 8 June

Interactions within Ourselves

9:10 Alma Yareny Duriez Urías: Fiction of our dreams as a tool for collective imaginarium

10:00 Katrin Kirsikka Janelle Koskela: Wear my anger

10:50 Pietro Ercolino Vizzadelli Barcucci: A monkey in a spaceship

Interactions with People and Services

12:30 Natsumi Nonaka: Discursive Design for Critically Embodying Gendered Experiences in Japan’s New Graduate Recruitment Practices

13:20 Quinn Darby Feller: Mending Relationships: Repairing garments through playfulness and collaboration

14:10 Helen Staak: Supporting cardiology patients to be active participants in their communication and treatment process at the II Cardiology Department in North Estonia Medical Centre

Friday, 9 June

Interactions with Products

9:10 Görkem Bozkurt: Trinteract—an Open-source 3D Input Device for Navigating Digital Spaces

10:00 Thomas Hartnell: HempCentric—From Hemp Fields to Green Builds

10:50 Jakob Päll: Ordinary drives in extraordinary ways—How to enhance the experience of a daily commute drive with a smart scenario for a Volvo car?

Interactions with Systems

12:30 Külliki Kesa: Estonian Packaging Design Guide—Creating Meaningful Interventions with the Help of Systemic Design

13:20 Paulina Juárez Badillo Chávez: The paradox of online identity verification

14:10 Sigmund Abou Chrouch: Uncovering biases in design research through Experiential Narratives

Come, join us in Yanu Robot Bar for the showcase, and in EKA for two days of inspiring presentations and discussions and learn about the latest trends in interaction design. 

FB: 

https://fb.me/e/3HzHy6lcp

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EKA Interaction Design 2023 Grad Show

Wednesday 07 June, 2023 — Saturday 10 June, 2023

Human-centred design alone is no longer enough. To deal with the wicked problems of the 21st century and beyond, we need to explore new ways of building empathy and igniting creativity. 

Join us for our graduation project showcase and witness the outcomes of twelve designers’ half-a-year journeys as they explored various challenges and addressed sustainable development goals by pushing the limits of what interaction design can be.

SHOWCASE

At Yanu Robot Bar, Rotermanni 14

Open daily 7–10 June

Opening party 7. June at 19:00

Join the talented students behind the work and their mentors, play around with the prototypes and enjoy drinks, music and a night full of inspiration!

PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

At EKA Main Auditorium, Põhja pst 7

Thursday, 8 June

Interactions within Ourselves

9:10 Alma Yareny Duriez Urías: Fiction of our dreams as a tool for collective imaginarium

10:00 Katrin Kirsikka Janelle Koskela: Wear my anger

10:50 Pietro Ercolino Vizzadelli Barcucci: A monkey in a spaceship

Interactions with People and Services

12:30 Natsumi Nonaka: Discursive Design for Critically Embodying Gendered Experiences in Japan’s New Graduate Recruitment Practices

13:20 Quinn Darby Feller: Mending Relationships: Repairing garments through playfulness and collaboration

14:10 Helen Staak: Supporting cardiology patients to be active participants in their communication and treatment process at the II Cardiology Department in North Estonia Medical Centre

Friday, 9 June

Interactions with Products

9:10 Görkem Bozkurt: Trinteract—an Open-source 3D Input Device for Navigating Digital Spaces

10:00 Thomas Hartnell: HempCentric—From Hemp Fields to Green Builds

10:50 Jakob Päll: Ordinary drives in extraordinary ways—How to enhance the experience of a daily commute drive with a smart scenario for a Volvo car?

Interactions with Systems

12:30 Külliki Kesa: Estonian Packaging Design Guide—Creating Meaningful Interventions with the Help of Systemic Design

13:20 Paulina Juárez Badillo Chávez: The paradox of online identity verification

14:10 Sigmund Abou Chrouch: Uncovering biases in design research through Experiential Narratives

Come, join us in Yanu Robot Bar for the showcase, and in EKA for two days of inspiring presentations and discussions and learn about the latest trends in interaction design. 

FB: 

https://fb.me/e/3HzHy6lcp

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05.06.2023 — 06.06.2023

Defence presentations of Master’s theses in Contemporary Art and Animation curricula

Defence presentations of Master’s theses in Contemporary Art and Animation curricula
June 5–6, starting 10.00 at the TASE ‘23 exhibition at Tallinn Art Hall, Vabaduse väljak 8

 

5. juuni / June 5

10.00 – 10.45, VI floor
Heli Haav – master’s thesis: artistic component “Lilith” and written component ”Looking into the invisible: Attempts to find unspoken connections between the health of the Earth and the well-being of humankind”, supervisor Anu Vahtra (MA). Reviewer Elnara Taidre (PhD).

10.45 – 11.30, V floor
Jonathan Stavleu – master’s thesis entitled ”Museum of the 20th Century Archeology”, supervisor Anu Vahtra (MA). Reviewer Camille Laurelli (PhD).

11.30 – 12.15, IV floor
Samuel Lehikoinen – master’s thesis: artistic component “Unemployment Simulator 2018” and written component ”Everyday is Sunday”, supervisor John Grzinich (MA). Reviewer Taavi Varm (MA).

Lunch 12.15 – 13.15

13.15 – 14.00, III floor
M. Mojtaba H. Davijani – master’s thesis: artistic component “The Little Goldfish” and written component ”Shoot for Freedom”, supervisors John Grzinich (MA) and Kersti Uibo (MA). Reviewer David Ross (MA).

14.00 – 14.45, II floor, elevator
Stina Isabel Gavrilin – master’s thesis: artistic component “Break out. Give in.” and written component ”Seele Brennt”, supervisors John Grzinich (MA) and David Ross (MA). Reviewer Camille Laurelli (PhD).

15.45 – 16.30 ZOOM in EKA
Keawalee Warutkomain (Animation MA) – master’s thesis “Being-in-Between: A Journey to Contemplate the Notion of ‘Life/Death’ via an Improvisational Animation Approach”, supervisor Michael Croft (MA). Reviewer Mari-Liis Rebane (MA).

Assessment committee: Kristi Kongi, Sten Ojavee, Kristina Õllek, Agnė Jokšė, Rebecca Duclos.

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6. juuni / June 6

10.00 – 10.45, Kunstihoone
Triin Türnpuu – magistritöö koondpealkirjaga „Kunst on sinu ümber. Pea meeles – võid katsuda, mitte vaadata!”, juhendajad Ingrid Allik (MA) ja Else Lagerspetz (MA). Retsensent Tamara Luuk (MA).

10.45 – 11.30, Kunstihoone
Marleen Suvi – magistritöö koondpealkirjaga „18:25”, juhendajad Merike Estna (MA) ja Eik Hermann (MA). Retsensent Kaarin Kivirähk (MA).

11.30 – 12.15, Kunstihoone
Lisann Lillevere – magistritöö loominguline osa „Sulav tõde” ja kirjalik osa „Ma ei tea, mis on reaalsus, aga ma tean, mis mulle meeldib”, juhendajad Marge Monko (MA) ja Helen Sirp (MA). Retsensent Elnara Taidre (PhD).

12.15 – 13.00, I korrus
Anselm Oja – magistritöö koondpealkirjaga „Tuunitud eneseotsingud pimedatel sisetänavatel”, juhendajad Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo (MA) ja Anu Vahtra (MA). Retsensent Elo Liiv (MA).

Paus 13.00 – 14.00

14.00 – 14.45, III korrus
Kristiina Aarna – magistritöö loominguline osa „518 päeva” ja kirjalik osa „Nähtamatu hääl ja hool naiskunstnike loomingus”, juhendaja Marge Monko (MA). Retsensent Brit Pavelson (MA).

14.45 – 15.30, III korrus
Heleliis Hõim – magistritöö koondpealkirjaga „Täitumatus (Unfulfilled)”, juhendaja Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo (MA). Retsensent Holger Loodus (MA).

15.30 – 16.15, VI korrus
Annika Hint – magistritöö loominguline osa “Recreate.betterlife.jpg” ja kirjalik osa “Trying to grasp a rainbow is the surest way to make it vanish”, juhendaja Taavi Talve (MA). Retsensent Hanno Soans (MA).

16.15 – 17.00, VI korrus
Liis-Marleen Verilaskja – magistritöö loominguline osa „Jumaliku surm: Apokalüptiline unenägu” ja kirjalik osa „Jõudmine unenäost usuni ja kunsti”, juhendajad Eve Kask (MA) ja Andrus Laansalu (MA). Retsensent Lilli-Krõõt Repnau (MA).

Hindamiskomisjon: Kristi Kongi, Sten Ojavee, Kristina Õllek, Sandra Kosorotova, Tõnis Saadoja. 

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Defence presentations of Master’s theses in Contemporary Art and Animation curricula

Monday 05 June, 2023 — Tuesday 06 June, 2023

Defence presentations of Master’s theses in Contemporary Art and Animation curricula
June 5–6, starting 10.00 at the TASE ‘23 exhibition at Tallinn Art Hall, Vabaduse väljak 8

 

5. juuni / June 5

10.00 – 10.45, VI floor
Heli Haav – master’s thesis: artistic component “Lilith” and written component ”Looking into the invisible: Attempts to find unspoken connections between the health of the Earth and the well-being of humankind”, supervisor Anu Vahtra (MA). Reviewer Elnara Taidre (PhD).

10.45 – 11.30, V floor
Jonathan Stavleu – master’s thesis entitled ”Museum of the 20th Century Archeology”, supervisor Anu Vahtra (MA). Reviewer Camille Laurelli (PhD).

11.30 – 12.15, IV floor
Samuel Lehikoinen – master’s thesis: artistic component “Unemployment Simulator 2018” and written component ”Everyday is Sunday”, supervisor John Grzinich (MA). Reviewer Taavi Varm (MA).

Lunch 12.15 – 13.15

13.15 – 14.00, III floor
M. Mojtaba H. Davijani – master’s thesis: artistic component “The Little Goldfish” and written component ”Shoot for Freedom”, supervisors John Grzinich (MA) and Kersti Uibo (MA). Reviewer David Ross (MA).

14.00 – 14.45, II floor, elevator
Stina Isabel Gavrilin – master’s thesis: artistic component “Break out. Give in.” and written component ”Seele Brennt”, supervisors John Grzinich (MA) and David Ross (MA). Reviewer Camille Laurelli (PhD).

15.45 – 16.30 ZOOM in EKA
Keawalee Warutkomain (Animation MA) – master’s thesis “Being-in-Between: A Journey to Contemplate the Notion of ‘Life/Death’ via an Improvisational Animation Approach”, supervisor Michael Croft (MA). Reviewer Mari-Liis Rebane (MA).

Assessment committee: Kristi Kongi, Sten Ojavee, Kristina Õllek, Agnė Jokšė, Rebecca Duclos.

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6. juuni / June 6

10.00 – 10.45, Kunstihoone
Triin Türnpuu – magistritöö koondpealkirjaga „Kunst on sinu ümber. Pea meeles – võid katsuda, mitte vaadata!”, juhendajad Ingrid Allik (MA) ja Else Lagerspetz (MA). Retsensent Tamara Luuk (MA).

10.45 – 11.30, Kunstihoone
Marleen Suvi – magistritöö koondpealkirjaga „18:25”, juhendajad Merike Estna (MA) ja Eik Hermann (MA). Retsensent Kaarin Kivirähk (MA).

11.30 – 12.15, Kunstihoone
Lisann Lillevere – magistritöö loominguline osa „Sulav tõde” ja kirjalik osa „Ma ei tea, mis on reaalsus, aga ma tean, mis mulle meeldib”, juhendajad Marge Monko (MA) ja Helen Sirp (MA). Retsensent Elnara Taidre (PhD).

12.15 – 13.00, I korrus
Anselm Oja – magistritöö koondpealkirjaga „Tuunitud eneseotsingud pimedatel sisetänavatel”, juhendajad Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo (MA) ja Anu Vahtra (MA). Retsensent Elo Liiv (MA).

Paus 13.00 – 14.00

14.00 – 14.45, III korrus
Kristiina Aarna – magistritöö loominguline osa „518 päeva” ja kirjalik osa „Nähtamatu hääl ja hool naiskunstnike loomingus”, juhendaja Marge Monko (MA). Retsensent Brit Pavelson (MA).

14.45 – 15.30, III korrus
Heleliis Hõim – magistritöö koondpealkirjaga „Täitumatus (Unfulfilled)”, juhendaja Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo (MA). Retsensent Holger Loodus (MA).

15.30 – 16.15, VI korrus
Annika Hint – magistritöö loominguline osa “Recreate.betterlife.jpg” ja kirjalik osa “Trying to grasp a rainbow is the surest way to make it vanish”, juhendaja Taavi Talve (MA). Retsensent Hanno Soans (MA).

16.15 – 17.00, VI korrus
Liis-Marleen Verilaskja – magistritöö loominguline osa „Jumaliku surm: Apokalüptiline unenägu” ja kirjalik osa „Jõudmine unenäost usuni ja kunsti”, juhendajad Eve Kask (MA) ja Andrus Laansalu (MA). Retsensent Lilli-Krõõt Repnau (MA).

Hindamiskomisjon: Kristi Kongi, Sten Ojavee, Kristina Õllek, Sandra Kosorotova, Tõnis Saadoja. 

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21.06.2023

EKA Graduation Ceremonies 2023

This year’s Graduation Ceremonies will be held on June 21th in the EKA gallery and main hall (room A101, Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn).

11am – graduates of Faculties of Design

3pm – graduates of Faculties of Architecture, Art Culture, Fine Arts and Doctoral School

NB! Dear graduate, please come to the EKA gallery 15 minutes earlier, so we can lead you to your place. Guests can sit in the hall or watch the ceremonies in the lobby on the screens or online on EKA TV.

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EKA Graduation Ceremonies 2023

Wednesday 21 June, 2023

This year’s Graduation Ceremonies will be held on June 21th in the EKA gallery and main hall (room A101, Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn).

11am – graduates of Faculties of Design

3pm – graduates of Faculties of Architecture, Art Culture, Fine Arts and Doctoral School

NB! Dear graduate, please come to the EKA gallery 15 minutes earlier, so we can lead you to your place. Guests can sit in the hall or watch the ceremonies in the lobby on the screens or online on EKA TV.

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08.06.2023

Portfolio Café 2023

June 8 at EKA Library

Portfolio Café is an event that takes place each spring semester as a satellite event to EKA graduation show TASE. It is structured around one-on-one meetings between invited fine arts field professionals and EKA BA and MA level students. Each meeting takes place about 30 minutes. During Portfolio Café sessions students introduce themselves and their work and experts share their observations, provide recommendations, ask questions etc.

All Portfolio Café meetings are in English.

Registration: Portfolio Café invites all fine art students from the BA and MA level to participate. The spots are limited and participants will be chosen according to the provided portfolios.

 

To apply, please fill out this registration form lates on June 5.

 

EXPERTS

photo: Henri Salonen

Paola Jalili (she / her) is an artist-publisher and cultural worker currently based in Helsinki. In 2021, she started Ei Mainoksia, Kiitos!, an independent art publishing initiative that aims to prioritize care and highlight the time and labor behind the act of publishing. She is part of Feminist Culture House, a curatorial and editorial platform that works with and for underrepresented artists, and produces tools for more equitable collaborations within the arts. In her visual arts practice, Paola reflects on the intersections between labor, gender, and the contemporary workplace. You can read more about her work at paolajalili.xyz

Kurt Vanbelleghem (Belgium, 1968) is a curator, critic and publisher specialized in the field of contemporary art and design. He received a MA in Psychological Sciences and an MA in Art History at the University of Ghent (B) and a Master in Visual Arts Administration at the Royal College of Art, London (UK).

Through his organization PresentFuture, he focuses on the artistic & professional development of contemporary artistic practices. He is specialized in the development of new curatorial, strategic and digital trajectories. In doing, he provides perspectives to navigate the opportunities and challenges ahead. An ongoing goal is to create synergies between different artistic disciplines as well as between artistic and technological & scientific innovations. He is alumni coach at St Lucas Antwerp and artistic advisor at several art organizations and higher art education institutions. He has been a contributing editor to a number of art & design magazines and has published several monographs and artist’s books.

Agnė Jokšė (b. 1993, Vilnius) is an artist and writer working between Vilnius and Copenhagen. In films, written pieces and performances Jokšė investigates questions concerning queerness, non-normative language, parallel histories and entangled relations.
Recently, Jokšė’s works has been shown at E-flux Screening Room (New York), Kogo Gallery (Tartu), Cell Project Space (London), Editorial (Vilnius), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2022), Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2021); Baltic Triennial 14 (2021). The artist’s work Dear Friend was granted the JCDecaux Award in 2019.

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Portfolio Café 2023

Thursday 08 June, 2023

June 8 at EKA Library

Portfolio Café is an event that takes place each spring semester as a satellite event to EKA graduation show TASE. It is structured around one-on-one meetings between invited fine arts field professionals and EKA BA and MA level students. Each meeting takes place about 30 minutes. During Portfolio Café sessions students introduce themselves and their work and experts share their observations, provide recommendations, ask questions etc.

All Portfolio Café meetings are in English.

Registration: Portfolio Café invites all fine art students from the BA and MA level to participate. The spots are limited and participants will be chosen according to the provided portfolios.

 

To apply, please fill out this registration form lates on June 5.

 

EXPERTS

photo: Henri Salonen

Paola Jalili (she / her) is an artist-publisher and cultural worker currently based in Helsinki. In 2021, she started Ei Mainoksia, Kiitos!, an independent art publishing initiative that aims to prioritize care and highlight the time and labor behind the act of publishing. She is part of Feminist Culture House, a curatorial and editorial platform that works with and for underrepresented artists, and produces tools for more equitable collaborations within the arts. In her visual arts practice, Paola reflects on the intersections between labor, gender, and the contemporary workplace. You can read more about her work at paolajalili.xyz

Kurt Vanbelleghem (Belgium, 1968) is a curator, critic and publisher specialized in the field of contemporary art and design. He received a MA in Psychological Sciences and an MA in Art History at the University of Ghent (B) and a Master in Visual Arts Administration at the Royal College of Art, London (UK).

Through his organization PresentFuture, he focuses on the artistic & professional development of contemporary artistic practices. He is specialized in the development of new curatorial, strategic and digital trajectories. In doing, he provides perspectives to navigate the opportunities and challenges ahead. An ongoing goal is to create synergies between different artistic disciplines as well as between artistic and technological & scientific innovations. He is alumni coach at St Lucas Antwerp and artistic advisor at several art organizations and higher art education institutions. He has been a contributing editor to a number of art & design magazines and has published several monographs and artist’s books.

Agnė Jokšė (b. 1993, Vilnius) is an artist and writer working between Vilnius and Copenhagen. In films, written pieces and performances Jokšė investigates questions concerning queerness, non-normative language, parallel histories and entangled relations.
Recently, Jokšė’s works has been shown at E-flux Screening Room (New York), Kogo Gallery (Tartu), Cell Project Space (London), Editorial (Vilnius), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2022), Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2021); Baltic Triennial 14 (2021). The artist’s work Dear Friend was granted the JCDecaux Award in 2019.

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