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Karel Koplimets
b. 1986
lives and works in Ghent, Belgium

Education

2020– Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), Ghent, Belgium, Postgraduate
2009-2013 Estonian Academy Of Arts, Photography, MA
2007-2008 FAMU, Photography, BA, tutor: Viktor Kolaŕ
2005-2009 Estonian Academy Of Arts, Photography, BA

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Case No. 16. Elements of Fear (5 Ways to End the World). Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia, curator Kaisa Maasik
Case No. 14. The Storm on the Baltic Sea, Kordon Art Residency Gallery, Kärdla, Estonia
Case No. 11. TALSINKI, Kuressaare Raegalerii, Kuressaare, Estonia
2019 Flat Circle, Draakon Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia (together with Maido Juss)
Case No 14. The Storm on the Baltic Sea, Kordon Art Residency Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2017 Case No. 11. TALSINKI, Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2016 Case No. 12. Kalamaja, Hobusepea and Draakon Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2013 Visible Solutions LLC, 1st May Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
2012 Visible Solutions LLC, B-Gallery, Turku, Finland (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
2011 Personal Record, Y-Gallery, Tartu, Estonia (together with Ivar Veermäe)
Visible Solutions LLC, Monumental Gallery in Tartu Art House, Estonia (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
2010 Don't be evil, City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia (together with Ivar Veermäe)
Vilde Road Case, Draakon Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Visible Solutions LLC, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)

Group Exhibitions

2020 Resolutive Images, International Festival of Photography of Belo Horizonte (FIF-BH), Online exhibition
A New Reality, Galerie De Meerse, Online exhibition
The Luxembourg Story – More than 1000 Years of Urban History, Lëtzebuerg City Museum, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Zomersalon. Kunsthal Gent, Gent, Belgium
2019 Exhibition of Works by ADP 2019 Artists in Residence, European Investment Banck, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2018 Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia, curator Katerina Gregos
There and Back Again, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland, curators Saara Hacklin, Kati T. Kivinen
2017 Bridge — Greetings from Two Republics, Virka Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, curator Veikko Halmetoja
Travellers: Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe, Art Museum of Estonia KUMU, Tallinn, Estonia, curator Magdalena Moskalewicz
Work it, feel it!, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria, curator Anne Faucheret
Global Control and Censorship, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia, curator Bernhard Serexhe
reGeneration3, Centro Nacional de las Artesa, Mexico City, Mexico, curator Anne Lacoste
2016 Songlines for a New Atlas, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden, curator Torun Ekstrand
Bucharest Biennale 7, Bucharest, Romania, curator Niels Van Tomme (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
reGeneration3, QUAD Gallery, Derby, United Kingdom, curator Anne Lacoste
Adrift, OCAT Shenzhen, China, curators Leo Li Chen, Qu Chang and Wenqi Zeng
2015 reGeneration3, Museo Amparo, Puebla, México, curator Anne Lacoste
reGeneration3, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, curator Anne Lacoste
Zonen des Übergangs, Fluc, Vienna, Austria, curator Ursula Maria Probst
2014 Society Acts - The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden, curator Andreas Nilsson (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
Survival Kit 6. Contemporary Art Festival, Riga, Latvia, curator Solvita Krese (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
Crime Scene. Rauma Biennale Balticum, Rauma Art Museum, Finland, curators Laura Kokkonen and Henna Paunu
Köler Prize 2014. Exhibition of Nominees, Contemporary art museum of Estonia, Tallinn (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
Frightful Stories, Haapsalu City Gallery, Estonia, curator Anneli Porri
Exodic. metamatic:taf, Athens, Greece, curators Tatiana May Kallergi and Angeliki Roussou (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
2013 Liquid Assets. steirischer herbst, Graz, Austria, curators Katerina Gregos and Luigi Fassi (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
Where You End, I Begin. Tartu Art House, Estonia, curator Anneli Porri (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
Köler Prize 2013. Exhibition of Nominees, Contemporary art museum of Estonia, Tallinn
2012 Archaeology and the Future of Estonian Art Scenes, Art Museum of Estonia KUMU, Tallinn, curators Eha Komissarov, Rael Artel, Kati Ilves, Hiilkka Hiiop (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
Speed of Darkness and Other Stories, Art Museum of Estonia KUMU, Tallinn, curator Jaakko Niemelä
Manifesta 9, Genk, Belgium, curator Cuauhtémoc Medina (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
Speed of Darkness. Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Turku, Finland, curator Jaakko Niemelä
2011 gateways. Art and Networked Culture, Art Museum of Estonia KUMU, Tallinn, curator Sabine Himmelsbach (together with Ivar Veermäe)
Museum Files I: Collected Principles, Contemporary art museum of Estonia, Tallinn, curator Anders Härm (together with Sigrid Viir and Taanie Raudsepp)
2010 Annex 6. The Politics of the Invisible Hand, ART ISTKUKU NU UT. Y-Gallery, Tartu, Estonia, curator Rael Artel (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
Visible Solutions LLC, Cēsis Art Festival “Take Care”, Latvia, curators Margit Säde Lehni, Daiga Rudzate, Virginija Januškevišiuté (together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp)
2009 MY DEAR PARANOIA, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, curators: Piibe Piirma, Jane Suviste and Piret Räni
Doings or Not Estonian Edition, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia, curators Laura Kuusk and Margit Säde
(f)AKT, Estonian Academy Of Arts Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2008 Exhibition of Photography and Graphic Design Students of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, curators Anu Vahtra and Pauline Barbasi
The Shining Stars, EU Information Centre, Tallinn, Estonia, curator Marco Laimre
Doings or Not, Galerija Vzigalica, Ljubljana, Slovenia, curators Laura Kuusk and Margit Säde
2007 Something Is Wrong, Tartu Artists House, Estonia, curator Marco Laimre
Something Is Wrong, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, curator Marco Laimre

Catalogues & Books

The 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA1) Handbook, Riga Biennial Foundation, 2018
There and Back Again – Contemporary Art from the Baltic Sea Region, A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication, 2018
The Travellers. Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe, Lugemik, 2017
Artists´ Spaces, Estonian Academy of Arts Press, 2017
The second annual publication of HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, HIAP, 2016
KUMU HITS. Contemporary Art from the Collection of the Art Museum of Estonia, Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum, 2016
Songlines for a New Atlas, Kalmar konstmuseum, 2016
reGeneration3, Muśee de l'Elyśee & Skira editore, 2015
Survival Kit 6. Utopian City, Laikmetígás Mákslas centras, 2014
Society Acts: The Moderna Exhibition 2014, Moderna Museet, 2014
Köler Prize 2014, Lugemik, Museum of Contemporary Art of Estonia, 2014
Frightful Stories, Frightful Stories, 2014
Liquid Assets, In the Aftermath of the Transformation of Capital, Mousse publishing, 2013
Köler Prize 2013, Lugemik, Museum of Contemporary Art of Estonia, 2014
Where You End, I Begin, Estonian Union of Photography Artists, 2013
Manifesta 9, The Deep of the Modern, A Subcyclopedia, Silvan Editors, 2012
Concise Visible Solutions, Visible Solutions LLC, 2012
gateways. Art and Networked Culture, Erschienen im Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011
ART IST KUKU NU UT, Art ist kuku nu ut, 2010

Bibilography

Yasmin Van ´tveld, Karel Koplimets, Kluger Hans, Nr: 39, 2020
Karel Koplimets, HISK artists: Karel Koplimets, Kunstmagazine, Nr: 7, 2020
Maarja Merivoo-Parro, Mehhanismide lahtimuukija, Sirp, 9.08.2019
Šelda Puķīte, Indrek Grigor, Conversations with Smaug. An interview with the curators Saara Hacklin and Kati Kivinen, Echo Gone Wrong, 5.06.18
Šelda Puķīte, Indrek Grigor, Merevaigukebab, Sirp, 13.04.18
Otso Kantokorpi, Rasked ja kerged reisikohvrid, Sirp, 13.04.18
Heli Sibrits, Eestlaste kunst pääseb Kiasmas mõjule, Postimees, 12.03.18
Indrek Grigor, Inside Smaug´s Treasury, Arterritory.com, 6.03.2018
Raili Roth, Erikoinen kaljatölkkiteos esillä Kiasmassa – taiteilija matkasi 5 000 tyhjällä tölkillä lahden yli, Aamulehti, 8.02.18
Agnese Pundina, Art Sightseeing, Arterritory.com, 21.10.2017
Andreas Trossek, Andreas Trossek ei käinud veel rühmanäitusel "Rändurid. Reisimine ja migratsioon Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopa uues kunstis", KUNST.EE, no: 3, 2017
Maily Mau, Täiesti pöörane! Eesti noormees reisis purkidest parvlaeval Soomest Eesti, Õhtuleht, 18.08.2017
Piret Kooli, Juhtum nr 13 randus Rohuneeme sadamas, Postimees, 14.08.2017
Piret Kooli, Viis küsimust taarast, laevast ja ehitajast, Postimees, 4.08.2017
Arttu Seppänen, Virolaistaiteilija aikoo seilata Helsingistä Tallinnaan veneellä, joka on tehty suomalaisten Virosta rahtaamista kaljatölkeistä – ”Ihmiset juovat ihan liikaa”, Helsingin Sanomat, 21.07.2017
Rain Kooli, Loomevabadus, eraelu puutumatus ja inimväärikus, ERR.ee, 05.06.2017
Rain Kooli, Housut kintuissa koko kansan nähtäväksi, Turun Sanomat, 30.5.2017
Katrin Virunurm, Jalutuskäik galeriides – Purunenud illusioon, Sirp, 02.06.2017
Tuuli Jõesaar, Eesti kunstnik kogub Soomes taarat, et sellest laev teha ja Eestisse sõita, Eesti Päevaleht, 25.05.2017
Kadri Veermäe, Paranoia on uus must, KUNST.EE, no: 1, 2017
Laura Kuusk, Karel Blomkvist tegutseb jälle, Positiiv, no: 28, 2017
Reet Varblane, Koplimets kuulub suurde pilti, Sirp, 06.01.2017
Gu Ling, Adrift: He/She Comes From Shanghai, Ran Dian, 06.05.2016
Kadri Karro, Art Brussels ehk Eesti kunsti teekond välismaale, Eesti Ekspress, 04.05.2016, 14.05.2014
Hanno Soans, Köler Prize´i neljas raund - nomindentidest, Eesti Ekspress, 14.05.2014
Ragne Nukk, Puhkepäev. Köler Prize põrutab taas orbiidile, Äripäev, 09.05.2014
Janar Ala, Köler Prize - üks viis populariseerida kaasaegset kunsti, Postimees, 4.05.2014
Marten Esko, Kunstõuduste toimimine, Sirp, nr: 16, 25.04.2014
Anneli Porri, Mitu ligudikku on väärt teie töö?, kultuur.err.ee, 24.11.2013
Meelis Oidsalu, Olukorrast kaasaegses kunstis, Sirp, 24.5.2013
Kadri Veermäe, Köler Prize naelutab vaatama, Postimees, 16.5.2013
Beth Rose Caird, The Artist Doesn’t Get His Hands Dirty: Visible Solutions and other impossible histories, un Magazine 6.2, 2012
Anneli Porri, Kas on olemas nähtavaid lahendusi?, Vikerkaar, nr: 7-8, 2012
Riin Kõiv, Isiklik ja avalik virtuaalses ja reaalses ruumis, Sirp, nr 1, 06.01.2012
Indrek Grigor, Mis asi on OÜ Visible Solutions? Sirp, nr: 47, 16.12.2011
Liina Siib, Man Killed in Vilde Road, KUNST.EE, no: 3-4, 2010
Anneli Porri, Follow the Invisible Hand, Studija no: 74, 2010
Karel Koplimets, Johannes Säre, Sigrid Viir, Taaniel Raudsepp, (F)Akt, Cheese nr 34, 2009
Taaniel Raudsepp,Sigrid Viir, Iti Kasser,Karel Koplimets, Indrek Grigor, Johannes Säre, Analysis of Cultural Policies in Estonia, Artishok (artishok.blogspot.com), 13.04.2009
Karel Koplimets, Suspects, Cheese nr 23, 2007

Awards

2020 — Artist laureate salary, Estonian Artists Association and Republic of Estonia Ministry of Culture
2018 Eerik Haamer Art Prize
2014 Nominee of Köler Prize (Visible Solutions LLC)
2013 Nominee of Köler Prize
2012 Annual award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Foundation for Fine and Applied Arts
Baltic Asssembly Art Prize

Other

2019 Residency in Artists Development Programme, European Investment Bank Institute, Luxembourg
2015 Residency in Helsinki International Artist Programm (HIAP), Helsinki, Finland
Member of Estonian Artists' Association
Residency in Artists in Residence Program of the Austrian Chancellery and KulturKontakt
2011 Residency in Art Museum of Estonia KUMU, Visible Solutions LLC
Member of Photography artist union FOKU

Works in Collections

Collection Les 2 Musées de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
EIB Art Collection, Luxembourg
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma / The Finnish National Gallery, Finland
Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Kumu Art Museum, Estonia
Estonian Contemporary Art Museum, Estonia
Tartu Art Museum, Estonia