Helena Keskküla lives, works and studies in Tallinn and Amsterdam. So far her main focus has been on the impact of pop culture on gender roles. Keskküla works mainly with video, installation and performance embodying different characters who are haunted by anxieties or insecurities caused by our cultural space.
Helena Keskküla
helena.keskkyla@artun.ee

Curriculum Vitae

Education
2019 - ...
Sandberg Institute
(Fine Arts)
2017 - 2019
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
(VAV - moving image)
2011 - 2015
Estonian Academy of Arts
(installation and sculpture)
2013 - 2014
Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien
(Art in Public Space/prof. Mona Hahn; Contextual Painting/ prof.Hans Scheirl)
Solo Exhibitions
2019
(coming) Hobusepea Gallery. Tallinn, Estonia
2017
"Sandgrain’s Ballade”. Avangard Gallery. Pärnu, Estonia. Curator Rebeka Põldsam
2016
„Pärnu Is Drowning, So Am I“. Draakoni Cellar Gallery. Tallinn, Estonia
„Oh, Why Do We Play This Game?“ (with Art ja Helena). Hobusepea Gallery. Tallinn, Estonia
ESPACE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE CONTRETYPE, BRUSSELS
2015
„Confession Pool“ (with Pille-Riin Jaik, Liisa Jugapuu). EKA Gallery. Tallinn, Estonia
„A Logical Song“ (with Art ja Helena). EKA Gallery Tallinn, Estonia
2014
„DEBUT“ (curator Siim Preimann). Culture Club Kelm. Tallinn, Estonia
2012
„Human Patterns“ (with Anna-Kaisa Vita, Krista Zimm). Printmaking IN festival. Pärnu, Estonia
Group Exhibitions
2019
Post Winter Mixtape”. Temnikova & Kasela Gallery. Curator Lilian Hiiob. Tallinn, Estonia.
2018
“1 iJ”. Estonian Contemporary Art Museum. Tallinn, Estonia. Curator Ekaterina Shcherbakova
2016
„Coated“. Curator Agnese Lucija Pundina. Castellani House Gallery. Tallinn, Estonia
„I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself“. Curator Rebeka Põldsam. Vaal Gallery. Tallinn, Estonia
„Põhja pst 35“. Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia. Tallinn, Estonia
2015
Young Sculptor Prize. ISFAG Gallery. Tallinn, Estonia
„Let Me Tell You About Myself“. Curator Siim Preiman. Noorus Gallery. Tartu, Estonia
2014
„Damage Assessment“. Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia. Tallinn, Estonia
„Exhibition for Kopli Girls“. Curator Liina Pääsuke. Nancy Nakamura Ideederiiul. Tallinn, Estonia
Rundgang. Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
the 16th Tallinn Print Triennial Youth Exhibition. Curators Tanja Muravskaja, Marko Nautras. Rundum Artist-Run Space . Tallinn, Estonia
2013
„Veiled-Unveiled-Halfveiled“. Castle Okasroosike. Tallinn, Estonia
„DO IT“. EKA Pseudogallery. Tallinn, Estonia
2012
„Pattern 2“. Seaplane Harbour. Tallinn, Estonia
Nautras’ Curatorial: Estonian Young Printmakers. Curator Marko Nautras. Culture Factory Polymer Festival. Tallinn, Estonia
„Pattern“ .Von Krahl bar. Tallinn, Estonia
„First Cut“. Curator Mariliis Oksaar. Von Krahl bar. Tallinn, Estonia
Tartu International Printmaking Triennial Youth Exhibition. Curators Britta Benno, Mari Prekup.Tartu, Estonia
Performances / Collaborations / Commissions
2019
D for Kadri Sirel’s dance performance “How to Build A Garden Gnome”. Produced by Independent Dance Stage. Tallinn, Estonia
2018
concert-performance “Love Grows Inside Me”. Radio in the Bathtub. Gallery Moira. Utrecht, The Netherlands
concert-performance “Love Grows Inside Me”. Beam Me Up Gerrit! Club Paradiso. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alejandro González Iñárritu “CARNE y ARENA” host/operator. Eye Filmmuseum. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017
video design for Kadri Sirel’s dance performance „Ruumile alistumine“.
design and scenography for Kadri Sirel’s dance performance „The Queen Is Dead“. MIM projektiruum. Tallinn, Eesti
2016
solo performance „+1“ NU Performance festival (curator Maria Arusoo). Tallinn, Eesti (video design, sound design, concept, performer)
video design for Kadri Sireli dance perfomance. Independent Dance Stage. Tallinn, Eesti
solo performance „+1“. NU Performance festival. Curator Maria Arusoo. Tallinn, Estonia
videos for Kadri Sirel’s dance performance. Independent Dance Stage. Tallinn, Estonia
concert-performance under pseudonym +1. Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia Cafe’s birthday. Tallinn, Estonia
concert-performance under pseudonym +1. Ladyfest Afterparty. ARS Project Space. Tallinn, Estonia
2015
concert-performance of Britney Spears’ covers. Kopli Suburbia opening. Tallinn, Estonia
concert-performance of Britney Spears’ covers (with San Hani). Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia Cafe. Tallinn, Estonia
concert-performance of Britney Spears’ covers (with San Hani). TASE Graduation Show of Estonian Academy of Arts’ Afterparty. SUVA sock factory
music for dance performance „BREAKAWAY“ by Mathilde Roch-Penet, Fleurette Séguret. MIM Project Space. Tallinn, Estonia
2014
Wilhelm „Wilhelm“ CD design
Sadamasild „Siis tulen, siis jään...“ CD and tour graphic design
Angus „Angus“ CD design
2013
Midrid „Meeste kutse“ CD design
2012
„Pattern 2“. Seaplane Harbour. Tallinn, Estonia
Nautras’ Curatorial: Estonian Young Printmakers. Curator Marko Nautras. Culture Factory Polymer Festival. Tallinn, Estonia
„Pattern“ .Von Krahl bar. Tallinn, Estonia
„First Cut“. Curator Mariliis Oksaar. Von Krahl bar. Tallinn, Estonia
Tartu International Printmaking Triennial Youth Exhibition. Curators Britta Benno, Mari Prekup.Tartu, Estonia
Workshops and residencies
2017
MoKS. Mooste, Estonia
MIMstuudio. Tallinn, Estonia(with Kadri Sireliga)
2013
Dance Workshop. Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Vienna, Austria (Flora Wiegmann)
Nordic Baltic Art School in Venice. KUNO Summer School. Venice, Italy
Venice Biennale Estonian Pavilion - exhibition guard and guide. Venice, Italy
2012
Social Intervention - Estonian Academy of Arts. KUNO Express Course. Tallinn, Estonia (Ólafur Gíslason)
Bibliography
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