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Andres Tolts

1949 - 2014

Andres Tolts and the history of modern art in Estonia have been inseparable for decades. His meaning to the local art world is no longer simply a creation of one artist anymore, and the “Tolts-likeness” has for years stood for a certain skill related to how to process the legacy of modern art individually. Tolts listens to conversations between geometry and popular colours, which is very characteristic to him and which has openly been mixed with exquisite sense of beauty.

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EDUCATION


1968–1973 Estonian Academy of Arts, design

 

MEMBERSHIPS


1969 SOUP '69 artists' group
1975 Estonian Artists' Association (EAA)
1975–1991 Soviet Union Artists' Association
1992 Estonian Painters' Association (EPA)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011 Saint-Gobain Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2011 St. Jacob’s Church, Viimsi, Estonia
2009 Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 „Things“, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2009 Endla Theatre, Pärnu, Estonia
2008 Estonian Embassy, Paris, France (with Mare Vint)
2007 „Andres Tolts et Mare Vint“, Gallery Chapelle des Ursulines, Lannion, France
2007 Gallery of Tartu Childrens’ Art School, Estonia
2006 Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2006 Ugala Theatre Gallery, Viljandi, Estonia
2004 Grand Hotel Viljandi, Estonia
2004 „Formulars“, Ühispank Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2004 Estonian Embassy, Brussels, Belgium
2004 Estonian Drama Theatre, Tallinn, Estonia
2003 „Texture“, Gallery G, Tallinn, Estonia
2003 Viinistu Art Museum, Estonia
2002 „Balance and Landscapes“, Art Hall of Estonian Parliament, Tallinn
2001 „Postcards“, Gallery Deco, Tallinn, Estonia
2001 „Postcards and Landscapes“, Pärnu City Gallery, Estonia
1999 „Chronology. Works from 1967–1998“, Rotermann’s Salt Storage, Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
1999 „Frames and Canvases“, Gallery Vaal, Tallinn, Estonia
1999 Art agency Haus, Eesti Energia, Tallinn, Estonia
1998 „Color Catalogue“, Gallery Deco, Tallinn, Estonia
1998 „Co-ordinations“, Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1998 Haapsalu City Gallery, Estonia
1998 Paide Vallitorn, Estonia
1997 Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Tallinn, Estonia
1997 Hotel Olümpia, Tallinn, Estonia
1995 Embassy of Estonia, Stockholm, Sweden
1995 Embassy of Estonia, Washington DC, USA (with Mare Vint)
1994 Rüütli Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
1993 Gallery Luum, Tallinn, Estonia
1992 Gallery Vaal, Tallinn, Estonia
1991 Gallery G, Tallinn, Estonia
1989 Tartu College, Toronto, Canada (with Mare Vint)
1989 Institute of Cybernetics, Tallinn, Estonia
1988 Tartu College, Toronto, Canada
1987 Tartu Artists' House, Estonia (with Mare Vint)
1986 Kohtla-Järve Department of the Art Museum of Estonia, Jõhvi
1986 Pärnu Museum, Estonia
1983 Gallery Draakon, Tallinn, Estonia
1974,1979 Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1973 (with Ando Keskküla) Tartu University Café, Estonia

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS


2012 Annual exhibition of EAA „Spring Exhibition“, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2012  Annual exhibition of EPA, Pärnu New Art Museum, Estonia
2012 „Food“, Tam Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2011 „Food“, Võru City Gallery, Estonia
2011 „Mystics and Moderns: Painting in Estonia before Glasnost“, Zimmerly Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
2011 Annual exhibition of EAA „Abstract“, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2010 „Blue“, Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2010 Annual exhibition of EAA, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2010 Summer Exhibition, Albu Manor House, Estonia (with Mare Vint and August Künnapu)
2010 „Letter“, National Library Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 Gallery Melnikow, Heidelberg, Germany
2009 Annual exhibition of EPA „Word of Painting“, Tartu Artists’ House, Estonia
2009 Pop For Ever, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 Gallery Bengelsträter, Düsseldorf, Germany
2009 „Letter“, Võru City Gallery, Estonia
2008 Annual exhibition of EAA „Vabaduse Square“, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2008 Annual exhibition of EPA, Narva Art Gallery, Estonia
2008 Annual exhibition of EPA „Perfect Circle“, ArtDepoo Gallery, Tallinn
2008 Art Summer, Viinistu Art Museum, Estonia
2008 Ars Baltica, Gallery Berchtoldvilla, Salzburg, Austria
2007 Annual exhibition of EAA „Art of Living“, Tallinn, Estonia
2007 „Estonian Landscapes“, Tigutorn Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
2006 Annual exhibition of EPA „Pure Painting“, Gallery of Jõhvi  Concert Hall, Estonia
2006 Tartu Art Hall, Estonia
2006 „Technobia“, Tallinn, Art Hall, Estonia
2006 „Corpus“, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2006 Annual exhibition of EPA, Aaspere Gallery, Estonia
2006 „Structure & Nature“, Chateau de Bourglinster, Luxembourg
2006 Drawings, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2006 Annual exhibition of EPA „Free Willy“, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn
2006 „Ahead of Time“, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn
2005 Artium Gallery, Bad Birnbach, Germany
2005 Gallery 34, Brussels, Belgium
2005 „Identities“, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2005 Signe & Guido Sammelselg Collection, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn
2005 „Tallinn–München–Tallinn“, Aktionforum Praterinsel, Munich, Germany
2004 „Ich bin ein Maler“, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2004 „Europrojekt“, Galerie im Rosenkrug, Neustadt, Germany
2004 Gallery Diakonie-Zentrum, Salzburg, Austria
2004 Art Hall, Obernberg, Austria
2004 Estonian Prints, Retretti Art Centre, Finland
2003 „Nature Morte“, Kohtla-Järve Museum, Estonia
2003 „Chart“, Gallery Hobusepea, Tallinn, Estonia
2003 „South Estonian Landscapes“, Viljandi City Gallery, Estonia
2003 „Estonian Art after World War II“, Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
2003 „Raster“, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
2003 „Corpus“, Artline Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2003 Annual exhibition of EAA, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2003 „Paradise of Painting“, Gallery 008, Tallinn, Estonia
2002 „Rajangu and Tolts“, Gallery Deco, Tallinn, Estonia
2002 Annual painting exhibition, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2002 Art Summer 2002: „Minimal“, Estonian small painting, Pärnu Town Gallery, Estonia
2002 „Abstract–Realism“, Tartu Artists' House, Estonia
2002 Drawing 2002, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2002 „Independence of Dependence“, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2002 „Brave New Life“, Gallery Draakon, Tallinn, Estonia
2002 „Recovery“, Regional Hospital of North-Estonia , Tallinn, Estonia
2001 Biennial of Painting: Nordic Countries & Baltic States, Väsby Konsthall, Sweden
2001 Estonian Art, Gallery Tersaeus and Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
2001 „Real – Realism“, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2001 „Estonian Painting in the 20th Century“, Orangerie du Luxembourg, Paris
2001 Estonian Art, Faulconer Gallery Grinnell College, Iowa, USA
2001 „Corpus in Spe“, Gallery Deco, Tallinn, Estonia
2001 „Corpus“, Tallinn City Gallery, Estonia
2001 „The Baltics Nonconformist and Modernist Art During the Soviet Era“, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
2000 „Déjà vu. Estonian Art, Estonian Possibilities“, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2000 Art Summer 2000: „Everything is Painting“, Kuressaare Town Hall Gallery, Estonia
2000 „Visiting Card“, Art Gallery of the Narva Museum, Estonia
2000 „Estonian Art at the Turn of the Millenium“, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2000 „Estonian Art at the Turn of the Millenium“, Gallery of Foreign Ministry, Berlin, Germany
2000 Line-art, Gent, Belgium
1999 Art Summer 1999: „Miniature Painting“, Pärnu Town Gallery, Estonia
1999 „In Memory of the 20th Century Artist“, Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
1998 „Windows and Views“, Estonian art, The Borschette Center, Brussels, Belgium
1997 „Mitteleuropa – Osteuropa. Künstler stellen sich vor“, Haus der GTZ, Eschborn, Germany
1997 Estonian Art in 70ies, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
1996 Estonian Figurative Art '96, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1996 „Abstraction and Abstraction“, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1996 „Romantik des Nordens“, Greiffenhorst Castle, Krefeld, Germany
1996 Ostsee-biennale Bekannt(-)Machung, Rostock Art Hall, Germany
1996 International Triennial of Painting Sofia '96, Bulgaria
1996 Exhibition of still-life „Talking Things“, Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
1996 Joint exhibition of Estonian and Russian unofficial art „Tallinn–Moscow 1956–1985“: Tallinn Art Hall, Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall, City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1995, 1996 Pärnu Art Summer, Estonia
1995 „Europa heute – Estland“, Gallery Margarethenhof, Bonn; Gallery Sperl, Potsdam, Germany
1994 „Collage in Estonian Art“, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
1994 „Art and Olympic Ideal“, Gallery Sammas, Tallinn, Estonia
1994 „Limits of Art“, Gallery of the Institute of History, Tallinn, Estonia
1994 Group exhibition of Estonian artists „Korrespondenz“, Schwerin, Germany
1993 International Art Fair ARCO, Madrid, Spain
1993 Sollentuna Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
1993 International Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1993 I annual exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts „Substance – Unsubstance“, Tallinn, Estonia
1993 „Collage in Estonian Art“, Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
1992 „Myth and Abstraction“, Estonian contemporary art, Karlsruhe, Germany
1992 „Baltic Art during the Brezhnev Era“ (selected works from the collection of  Norton
and Nancy Dodge), John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1992 „Masters of Estonian Avant-Gard“, Gallery Luum, Tallinn, Estonia
1991, 1996 International Miniprint Exhibition „Miniature“, Gallery Gamlebyen, Fredrikstad, Norway
1991 L. Goreman's Institute, Brussels, Belgium (with Jüri Kask, Rein Kelpman, Leonhard Lapin and Peeter Mudist)
1991 Summer Exhibition, Gallery GKM, Malmö, Sweden
1990 Exhibition of 15 Estonian artists, Gallery GKM, Malmö, Sweden
1990 „Idea, Space, Material“, Tallinn, Estonia
1990 SOUP '69–90, Tallinn Art Hall; Narva Museum, Estonia (with Ülevi Eljand, Ando Keskküla and Leonhard Lapin)
1989–1991 Group exhibition of Estonian artists „Structure/Methaphysics“: Pori Art Museum, Helsinki Art Hall, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland; Kiel City Gallery, Germany; Stockholm Kulturhuset, Lilievalch's Art Hall, Linköping Museum, Sweden
1989 „6 Painters from Tallinn“, Trento, Italy
1988/89 „Following the Idea of the Avant-Gard“, Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
1988 Armenian Art Museum, Yerevan (with Jüri Kask and Tiit Pääsuke)
1988 10 Painters from Tallinn, Emil Cederkreuz Museum, Harjavata, Finland
1988 Ars Estonica '88, Tampere Art Museum, Finland
1988 International Biennial „Art in Defense of the Natural Environment“, Warsaw, Poland
1987 Estonian Art, Tsentralnyi Dom Hudozhnika, Moscow, Russia
1987 Rauma Biennale Balticum, Rauma Art Museum, Finland
1987 Estonian Art, Warsaw, Krakow, Poland
1987 ACTA '87, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1987 „Object in Art“, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1986 Contemporary Art from Tallinn, Kiel City Museum, Germany
1986 Interart '86, Poznan, Poland
1985 Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia (with Ando Keskküla, Tiit Pääsuke and Olev Subbi)
1985 Soviet Art, Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic
1984 Estonian Painting, Georgian Art Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
1983 Estonian Painting, Latvian Art Museum, Riga, Latvia
1982 Exhibition of Soviet young artists, Helsinki, Finland
1982 Estonian Painting, Bishkek Art Museum, Kyrgyzstan
1982 Estonian Art, Almaty Art Museum, Kazakhstan
1982 Estonian Painting, Venice, Italy
1981, 1984 Baltic Painting Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania
1981 Tartu Art Museum, Estonia (with Jüri Kask, Ando Keskküla and Rein Tammik)
1981 Exhibition of Soviet young artists, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1980, 1981, 1984, 1987 Soviet annual art exhibition, Moscow, Russia
1980ies International Images Ltd exhibitions, Pittsburgh, USA
1979 Estonian Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
1979 Triennial of Young Baltic Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
1978 Exhibition of Estonian young artists, Moscow, Russia
1978 Estonian Painting, Brussels, Belgium
1978 Estonian Painting, Luxembourg
1978 Works by Soviet young artists, Berlin, Germany
1977 Exhibition of Soviet young artists, Sofia, Bulgaria
1976, 1982 Exhibition of Soviet young artists, Moscow, Russia
1976 Estonian Art 1971–1975, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1975 Estonian Painting, Moscow, Russia
1975 Estonian Art, Kiev, Ukraine
1974 Exhibition of young artists „Man and Field“, Tartu, Saku, Estonia; Pskov, Russia
1974 International workshop, Schwerin, Germany
1974 Drawings, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1973 Estonian Painting, Schwerin Museum, Schwerin, Germany
1971 Happening „Playground“, Tallinn, Estonia
1969, 1970, 1971 Tartu University Café, Estonia
1969 SOUP '69, Pegasus Café, Tallinn, Estonia
1969 Happening, Pirita, Tallinn, Estonia
1969 Happening and exhibition, Kabli, Estonia

 

PRIZES


2010 The Order of the White Star, IV class
2009 The Konrad Mägi art prize
2008 Special grant of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia
2003 Cultural Endowment of Estonia – annual prize
2000 The Kristjan Raud art prize
1996 UNO Development Program art prize
1994 Exhibition „Art and Olympic Ideal“, Gallery Sammas, Tallinn, Estonia – grand prix
1994 Saku Brewery painting prize, Estonia
1991 Cultural weekly "Sirp" annual art prize, Tallinn, Estonia
1984 Baltic Painting Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania – grand prix
1980, 1984 Estonian Artists’ Association – annual painting prize
1979 Triennial of Young Baltic Art, Vilnius, Lithuania – prize
1976 Exhibition of Soviet young artists, Moscow, Russia – prize
1974 Exhibition of young artists „Man and Field“, Tartu, Estonia – prize

 

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS


Art Museum of Estonia; Tallinn Art Hall; Tartu Art Museum, Estonia; Estonian Ministry of Culture; Bank of Estonia; Tartu University, Estonia; EKE-Sadolin, Tallinn, Estonia; Board of Exhibitions, Artists' Union, Moscow, Russia; Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Moscow, Russia; Ludwig-Forum für internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany; Schwerin Art Museum, Germany; Sammlung Villany, Brandenburg, Germany; Warsaw Central Bureau for Art Exhibitions, Poland; Gallery GKM, Malmö, Sweden; Gallery Oveno, Soppramonte, Italy; City of Rauma, Finland; South Karelian Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland; Emil Cederkreutz Museum, Harjavalta, Finland; Helsinki University, Finland; Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Yersey, USA; New York Public Library, New York, USA; New Orleans Art Museum, USA; Viinistu Art Museum, Estonia; Hansapank, Tallinn, Estonia; Contemporary Art Museum Riga, Latvia

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