Pille-Riin Jaik

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Curriculum vitae


Pille-Riin Jaik

Born 1991 in Tallinn, Estonia

Lives and works in Vienna, Austria




2015–... Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Art and Digital Media, prof. Constanze Ruhm

2010–2015 Estonian Academy of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts Photography BA

2013–2014 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Expanded Pictorial Space/Action/Sculpture/Installation,

Erasmus exchange studies, prof. Florian Reither


Solo exhibitions

2016 There‘s an other woman behind every woman, Haapsalu Linnagalerii, Haapsalu, Estonia

2015 Confession Pool, with Liisa Jugapuu and Helena Keskküla, EKA Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2015 Halfway, Draakon Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2013 Prooviruum, RUNDUM artist-run space, Tallinn, Estonia


Curatorial projects

2018 (Upcoming) Here we are! #fomo II, with Liina Pääsuke, Vienna, Austria

2016 Siin me oleme! #fomo, with Liina Pääsuke, EKA Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia



2019 (Upcoming), Jaanipäev, curated by Liina Pääsuke, Vienna, Austria

2017 Torpor / Tardumus, Re-perform (under different conditions), curated by Alexander Felch

and Sanja Lasić, part of exhibition DADADADA, Mo.ë, Vienna, Austria



2017 'Tangled', 21st Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Fascinations Competition Section, Jihlava, Czech Republic

2017 'Torpor / Tardumus', Red Love international video competition shortlist, Sofia Queer Forum 2017,

Creative Hall Studio, Sofia, Bulgaria

2017 'Tangled' and 'Torpor / Tardumus', Relationships/Love/Sexuality short film competition,

collaboration between FrauenFilmTage, proFRAU and Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Metro

Kinokulturhaus, Vienna, Austria


Group exhibitions

2018, (Upcoming) Academy season Finale: Rundgang, Choir, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

(Semper Depot), Vienna, Austria

2017 Red Love, Sofia Queer Forum 2017, curated by Boryana Rossa and Stanimir Panayotov,

art space Æther, Sofia, Bulgaria

2017 Nordic Feeling, Nordiale, Urania Kino, Vienna, Austria

2017 Rascal, Vantaa Art Museum Artsi, Vantaa, Finland

2017 Academy season Finale: Rundgang, Headache of Truth, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

(Semper Depot), Vienna, Austria

2016 Gegenwartsbewältigung - When Everything Happens Now, curated by Mona Hermann and

Elisa Schiller, Gallery HFBK, Hamburg, Germany

2016 Academy season Finale: Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Semper Depot),

Vienna,  Austria

2015 Empty Garden, Nakanojo biennale, curated by Thomas Wendland, Nakanojo, Japan

2015 TL;DR, curated by Stacey Koosel, Kunstihoone Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2015 Let me tell you about myself, curated by Siim Preiman, Gallery Noorus, Tartu, Estonia

2014 Ava(tud) piirid, curated by Merilin Talumaa, Eda Tuulberg and Tiiu Parbus, EKA Gallery,

Tallinn, Estonia

2014 Rundum Photo Fair, Näitamiseks/müümiseks, Sadamarket, Tallinn, Estonia

2014 Exhibiton for Kopli Girls/Where’s Smoke There’s Fire, curated by Liina Pääsuke,

Nancy Nakamura Shelf of Ideas, Tallinn, Estonia

2014 Solipsism – No More, ISFAG, Tallinn, Estonia

2014 Ladyland Biennale, Galerie Schloss Damtschach, Kärnten, Austria

2014 Strange Teaching: Monads with Windows, Kaufhaus HELD, Leipzig, Germany

2014 Side Effects II, with T.B.C, curated by Laura Kuusk and Pascale Riou, Ancien

Musée de Peinture, Grenoble, France

2014 Olohuonenäyttely Living Room Exhibition, with Liina Pääsuke, Helsinki, Finland

2014 Academy season Finale: Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Semper Depot),

Vienna, Austria

2013 Multicrash, Gallery Musterzimmer, Berlin, Germany

2013 BiteVilnius, Šv. Jono Street Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2013 .gif it space, site-specific exhibition in Rüütelkond, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

2012 Art as text, Text as Art, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden

2012 Whose Salong, curated by Laura Hatfield, Rotor Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden

2011 August, pin-hole experiments, Muhu, Estonia


Scholarships and awards

2017 Main award in shortfilm competition 'Relationships/Love/Sexuality', collaboration between

FrauenFilmTage, proFRAU and Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

2016 Culture Stipend, Estonian Ministry of Culture

2016 Aavo Reiman named scholarship, Estonian Students Fund in USA


Other Projects

2015 – …, Assistant to filmdirector Johann Lurf

2014 – …,  Contemporary.ee founder and active member

2013 ERASMUS internship in Gallery and Communication Space Školskà 28, Prague,

Czech Republic

2009–2013 MTÜ Kulduur. Culture education club, vice-chairman, Tartu, Estonia

2012 Jeremy Hutchison´s exhibition ERRATUM opening performer, Paradise Row, London, UK

2012 Rui Ferreira exhibition „The Tomb and the Fountain“ volunteer, Gallery Hotel Elephant,

London, UK



2016 Viewers, instructed by Jianan Qu, The Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

2015 WARP Artist Village, in context of Bruges Triennial for Contemporary Art and Architecture,

Brugge, Belgium

2013 Electric Protesters, instructed by Stefanie Wuschitz, Galerii Školská 28,  Prague,

Czech Republic

2013 Děkuju Man Records, instructed by Camille Laurelli, AVU Intermedia, Prague, Czech Republic

2013 Constructing Room with GIF-medium, instructed by Camille Laurelli, Estonian Art Academy,

Tallinn, Estonia

2012 KUNO course: „The Poetics of Open Work : Art as Text, Text as Art“, instructed by

Matthew Rana, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden

2012 Single Frame Filmmaking in the Avantgarde, instructed by Martin Arnold, Tallinn, Estonia

2010 Summer practice: Doings or Not, Sitespecific project, instructed by Laura Kuusk and

Laura Toots, Estonian Art Academy, Muhu, Estonia