Portfolio of Margus Tamm
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Margus Tamm
b 1977
Tallinn, Estonia
phone: 551 84 86
e-mail: margusugram@gmail.com

 

 

Education

2009 - Chelsea College of Art and Design, research department
2007- Doctoral School of EAA, researching in theory and practice interventionist strategies
2002 Department of Interdisciplinary Arts at Estonian Academy of Arts, MA
2000 Department of Printmaking at Estonian Academy of Arts, BA

Researchers profile at Estonian Researchers Portal



Groups

Performance group Avangard (2001 - )
Performance group Pink Punk (2003 - 2006)
Art and criticism movement Artishok (2006 - )
Estonian Artist Union (2005 - )


Work

Working in advertising agencies (1998 - 2009)
Lecturing in Estonian Academy of Arts (since 2007)
Contributing with reviews and articles to various magazines and newspapers


Solo exhibitions

2014 “Raymond the Diamond”, Tartu Art House (with Marta Stratskas)

2014 “First Three Minutes”, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery

2013 “Novella”, Haapsalu City Gallery (with Marta Stratskas)
2013 „Are We Not Drawn Onward To New Era“, Tartu Art House (with Marta Stratskas and Kristi Kongi)
2013 „Never Odd Or Ewen“, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn (with Marta Stratskas)
2011 "Let`s Face It" Hop Gallery, Tallinn
2008 "Horror Mirror", Y Gallery, Tartu (in cooperation with Mihkel Kleis)
2008 "Blood and Honor", Tartu Art Hall (in cooperation with Liisi Eelmaa)
2008 "That Was The Best Party. And I Wasn`t There." Town Gallery, Tallinn
2006 "Black Ceiling", Culture Factory, Tallinn (Avangard)
2005 “Bomb”, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (Avangard)
2005 “Avant-Garde or Death, The Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (Avangard/Pinkpunk)
2004 “Bomb”, Town Gallery, Tallinn (Avangard)
2002 "Smells like Teen Spirit", Rakvere Museum, Rakvere (Avangard)
2002 „Avangard Presents-The Classics“, Town Gallery, Tallinn (Avangard)


Curatorial Projects

2008 Artishok First Annual Exhibition, Tallinn City Gallery
2008 "Blood and Honour", Tartu Art Hall


Literary writings

2011 short stories in magazine "Vikerkaar"
2011 book "Unesnõiduja"


Exhibitions / Events 

2015 From Explosion to Expanse. Estonian Contemporary Photography 1991—2015, Tartu Art Museum

2015 Distant Moods On a Blue Evening, Cesis, Latvia

2014 Size Doesn't Matter: Design from Estonia, Design Flanders Gallery, Brussels

2014 Lahti Poster Triennial, Finland

2014 Best Designed Estonian Books of 2013, National Library, Tallinn
2013 Best Designed Estonian Books of 2012, National Library, Tallinn
2013 Contemporary Estonian Poster, Museum of Architecture, Tallinn
2013 HGDF design festival,Haapsalu
2013 Contemporary Estonian Poster, Central House of Artists, Moscow
2012 Golden Bee design biennale, Moscow
2012 Contemporary Estonian Poster, Estonian embassy, Berlin
2012 Köler Prize, EKKM, Tallinn
2012 Contemporary Estonian Poster, Central House of Artists, Moscow
2011 Contemporary Estonian Poster, Museum of Architecture, Tallinn
2011 LIFT11 City Installation Festival, Tallinn
2011 HGDF graphic design festiva, Haapsalu
2010 Brno Biennale of Graphic Design
2010 2nd Artishok Biennale, Tartu
2010 HGDF, Haapsalu
2009 Fair Enough, Vilnius Art Fair
2009 HGDF, Pärnu Concert Hall
2009 Contemporary Estonian Poster, Pärnu Concert Hall
2009 Go F Yourself, Peerr Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2009 Go F Yourself!, Dont Come Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2009 Narration in Pictures, Artdepoo, Tallinn / book presentation
2008 Syntheastwood 06, Dublin
2008 Black and White, Kultuurikatel, Tallinn
2008 Narration in pictures, Kultuurikatel, Tallinn
2008 Identity / Energy, SooSoo Gallery, Tallinn
2008 Contemporary Estonian Video Art, Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg
2008 White Nights / Estonian Video-Art, NOASS, Riga
2008 Contemporary Estonian Poster, Haapsalu Town Gallery
2008 Diverse Universe, Tallinn Art Hall
2008 Individuality / Energy, Haapsalu Town Gallery
2008 Freedom Square, Tallinn Art Hall
2008 Soul Spectrum, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn
2007 Propaganda, SooSoo Gallery, Tallinn
2007 New Wave, NG Art Container, Tallinn
2007 Diverse Universe, Tartu Artists House (Avangard)
2007 Diverse Universe, Polymer, Tallinn (Avangard)
2007 "Actual Design from Estonia", Stuttgart Design Centrum, Germany
2007 Art of Living, Tallinn Art Hall
2007 90s Culture Club, KUMU
2007 Printmaking IN, Eestonian Contemporary Poster, Pärnu Concert Hall
2006 Empty Spaces and their Occupants, Maneezh, St Peterburg, Venemaa (Avangard, PinkPunk)
2006 Isikupära, Tallinn Architecture and Design Gallery
2006 Isikupära, Estonia, Haapsalu City Gallery
2006 Tehnobia / Diverse Universe, Tallinn Art Hall (PinkPunk)
2005 Estonian Contemporary Culture Nights In the Culturefactory Tüzraktár, Budapest, Hungary (Avangard)
2005 26th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Lyubljana, Slovenia (Avangard)
2005 “Version 05”, Chicago (Avangard)
2005 “Identity”, Tallin; Estonia (Avangard)
2004 “InPort”, Tallinn, Estonia (Pink Punk)
2004 “Images of Violence”, Bucharest, Romania (Avangard)
2004 “Version 04”, Chicago (Avangard, Pink Punk)
2004 "Alle gegen Alles", Gallery of Berlin Art Institute, Berlin (Avangard, Pink Punk)
2004 ”Sweetest Taboo”, Leuven, Belgium
2004 “Historiaa nopeammin” Kiasma, Helsinki (Pink Punk)
2003 “Performance Art Festival+Archives” Cleveland, Ohio (Pink Punk)
2003 „Me and Another”, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn (Avangard)
2003 „inport”, Tallinn Kanuti Gild, Estonia (Avangard)
2003 "Fair Deal", Cleveland Performance Art Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (Pink Punk)
2002 "Smells like Teen Spirit", Rakvere Museum, Rakvere (Avangard)
2002 „Nagu aamen kirikus“, St Nicholas Church, Tallinn (Avangard)
2001 „Estonian Art Since 1990“, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Iowa, USA
2001 International art festival "GooseFlesh", Rakvere, Estonia (Avangard)
2001 "Young British Art", Tallinn Art Hall (Avangard)
2000 “Diploma 2000”, Rotermanni Salt Storage, Tallinn
1997 "Together Forever", Tammsaare Museum, Tallinn


Performances

2008 State Decorations, Diverse Universe, Tallinn Art Hall
2007 SKY IS THE LIMIT AND WE ARE ON THE HALFWAY,Diverse Universe, Tartu Artists House (Avangard)
2007 YOU ARE THE ONE I HAVE WAITED FOR,Diverse Universe, NG artcontainer (Avangard)
2006 MUST LAGI, Tallinna Kultuuritehas (Avangard)
2006 WOOLIGANS, Tehnobia / Diverse Universe, Tallinna Kunstihoone (PinkPunk)
2005 “Live Fast Die Old”, Printmaking IN, Pärnu (PinkPunk)
2005 “Live Fast Die Old”, NO theatre, Tallinn (PinkPunk)
2005 “Give Hate a Chance”, Estonian Contemporary Culture Nights In the Culturefactory Tüzraktár, Budapest, Hungary (Avangard)
2005 “Fashion”, Polymer, Tallinn (PinkPunk)
2005 “Love Lounge” PostsovkhoZ 5, Mooste (Avangard)
2005 I COULD BE YOUR MOTHER! (Pink Punk), Auckland, New Zealand
2005 Fair Deal (Pink Punk), Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand
2004 “Chicks on Speed” (Avangard), Eclectica, Tartu
2004 “City lights” PostsovkhoZ 4, Mooste (PinkPunk)
2004 “Art is Great!” (PinkPunk), Paide, Estonia
2004 I COULD BE YOUR MOTHER! (Pink Punk), Version04, Chicago
2004 Fair Deal (Pink Punk), Version04, Chicago
2004 I COULD BE YOUR MOTHER! (Pink Punk), "Alle gegen Alles", Gallery of Berlin Art ?Institute, Berlin
2004 “Fair Deal”, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland (Pink Punk)
2003 „Black Sabbath”, Tallinn Kanuti Gild, Estonia (Pink Punk)
2004 “Leave Home” PostsovkhoZ 3, Mooste (PinkPunk)
2003 "This Is Hardcore", Tallinn, Estonia (Pink Punk)
2003 "Fair Deal", Cleveland Performance Art Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (Pink Punk)
2003 “Hot Art Chat Line”, Tallinn, Estonia (Pink Punk))
2003 "Clash of the Civilizations", Pärnu, Estonia (Avangard)
2002 "Smells like Teen Spirit", Rakvere Museum, Rakvere, Estonia (Avangard)
2002 "Visitors from Future", art festival "GooseFlesh", Haapsalu, Estonia (Avangard)
2002 “Happy Holocaust”, art festival "GooseFlesh", Haapsalu, Estonia (Avangard)
2002 „War and Money“, St Nicholas Church, Tallinn (Avangard)
2002 „Stravinsky`s Angels: Back With Vengeance“, DMX Krew concert, Tallinn (Avangard)


Videos

2008 "Blood and Honor I" (in cooperation with Liisi Eelmaa)
2008 "Blood and Honor II" (in cooperation with Liisi Eelmaa)
2007 “Black Ceiling” (Avangard)
2007 “Untitled”
2005 “Live Fast Die Old” (PinkPunk)
2005 "Hot Art Chat Line", New Zealand version (Pink Punk)
2004 “Art is Great” (PinkPunk)
2003 “Up and Down” (Avangard)
2003 "Hot Art Chat Line", (Pink Punk)
2002 "Satanic Dancer", (Avangard)
2002 "Smells like Teen Spirit", (Avangard)
2002 "Visitors from Future", (Avangard)
2002 "I am the Resurrection and the Life" (Avangard)


Awards

Köler Contemporary Art Prize nominee, 2012

Betty Alver literary award for best debut, novel "Unesnõiduja”, 2011

Eduard Wiiralt fine art grant, 2008
Contemporary Estonian Poster prize, 2008, 2011, 2013
Best Designed Estonian Books, 2012, 2013
Cultural Endowment of Estonia fine arts annual prize, 2004
Advertising and commercial design prizes “Golden Egg”, 2002-2008