The installation and sculpture department is a challenge for young artists who wish to participate in contemporary art practices to the fullest extent – the command of spaces and objects is the an extremely important tool in the art field.
 contemporary art, sculpture is a good provocation already as a concept – this is a category that has radically expanded during the last few decades and which comprises so many contemporary art practices that the concept seems to be unloosing everything that holds it together.
Ideally, the students that apply to study in the department realise that they have their own debate to conduct with this concept. The installation and sculpture department is welcomes experimenting and daring art students who think on a broad scale. Prior experience related to sculpture is not required or necessary.

  • The installation and sculpture department provides future artists with a strong platform in three-dimensional space practices. Conceptual space- and site-specific objects are dealt with, and importance is placed on material as a message carrier. The courses focus on contemporary art, with the following keywords: conceptualism, material practices, video installation, sound installation, light installation, land art, minimalism, post-production, art and monuments in the public space, social art practices, exploratory art discourse, the relationship between space-object-material in photography and painting, as well as the fundamental skills in modelling and the command of various techniques. 
  • The department supports its students and expects the young artists to be dedicated and collaborative. Great attention to paid to the development of an individual artist’s style and perception of one’s author’s position, as well as on a receptive approach with the uninhibited treatment of ideas and clear interpretation of concepts. It is important to be familiar with contemporary art theory, aware of the technical possibilities and to exercise a strong individual single-mindedness in the practice of one’s creativity.   
  • Installation and sculpture are the mediums that command the greatest field of influence in contemporary art, and which create a path of young artists leading them to galleries, museums, but also urban spaces, monument competitions, and social interiors.

News and events


Melina Unterhauser at Keskpuur

Performance "What if there is no place called home" by Melina Unterhauser in Keskpuur on 20th of April from 12.00 to 15.30. "This I will only tell myself in confidence because it comes from a little part where I don't go often and there is still a place for you. Come and sit next to my kitchen to hear a story of our past. Follow the unheard story of my grandfather." The performance takes ...

Young Sculptor Award Exhibition 2024

On February 29 at 4:00 pm, the Young Sculptor Award Exhibition 2024 of the Department of Installation and Sculpture of the Estonian Academy of Arts will open at EKKM. The winner of the Young Sculptor Award 2024 will be announced at the exhibition opening. The award winner will be selected by a 5-member jury independent of the organisers. The competition is open to individual authors ...
NSPN I koht 2023 Mara Kirchberg - Milking almost a gallon_Foto Mara Kirchberg

The Nominees for the Young Sculptor Award 2024 Revealed

The jury of the exhibition selected 15 works from among the 39 authors' works received for the competition of the Young Sculptor Prize Exhibition 2024, summoned by the EKA Installation and Sculpture Department. The nominees are Sandra Ernits, Iohan Figueroa, Chloé Geinoz, Aurelia Grace Talmon, Erik Hõim, Loora Kaubi, Ellen Emilie Laaksonen, Noah Emanuel Morrison, Sarah Noonan, Elise Marie ...
Tim Daniel Suvi Anu Antsi

Tim Daniel Suvi & Anu Antsi at Galerii Metropol

Tim Daniel Suvi & Anu Antsi “Still Alive”* at Galerii Metropol. For the first exhibition of the year, Metropol gallery has invited two very different artists at the beginning of their creative careers, who did not know each other before, to collaborate on joint exhibition.. Both deal with complex situations in the human mind – concerns with mental health, how it effects ...
Foto: Mia Tohver

Assessment Marathon at EKA Gallery 01.–20.12.2023

Open Mon-Sat at 15.00-18.00 December brings an opportunity to experience, in an exhibition format, works produced by students in the Faculty of Fine Arts as their term projects: every day there will be a fresh crop of university students’ works on display in the gallery. Works in contemporary art, prints, installation, sculpture and painting curricula will be on display. On each morning of ...
Loora Kaubi (1)

Young Sculptor’s Award 2024 OPEN CALL deadline on January 14th

Installation and Sculpture Department of EKA announces Young Sculptor’s Award competition for 2024.  The deadline for submitting the works for Award Exhibition is January 14, 2024 The competition will be held in two stages – consultation and final round. We welcome participants from all fine arts students of EKA. The deadline for submitting the works for Award Exhibition is January 14, 2024 ...

Alice Kask and Neeme Külm at the Tartu Art House

On Friday, 17 November at 5:00 p.m. Alice Kask and Neeme Külm will open their joint exhibition “Something Righter in This” in the large gallery of the Tartu Art House.  The exhibition is seemingly a continuation of the show “In Vanity Alone”, which Alice and Neeme organised in the Tallinn City Gallery a year ago. At the same time, it is also not. While the selection at that time was firmly ...
total jellification

Inessa Saarits’ “Total Jellification” at Vent Space

All the artworks in the exhibition “Total Jellification” are made of the same material – agar, a type of jelly that is made from seaweed. It is a natural material used for making desserts, puddings and custards, it is also used in microbiology for cultivating bacteria. The exhibition “Total Jellification” is inspired by a phenomenon of jellification of the seas. A paper called “Jellification ...