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Mall Nukke

Sündinud / born 1964

Mall Nukke started as a “classical” graphic artist, but quickly moved on to collages in the wake of pop art, where she studied the phenomenon of pop culture that arrived in Estonia in the 1990s. Nukke's artistic touch is characterized by an ironic and playful approach to painting, collage and graphics. Her pallette is colorful, even flashy, bright and powerfully constructed.

 

To see more artworks from the author take a look at the selection at Online Arthaus.

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Born on December 6, 1964, Tallinn, Estonia

Education:
1977 – 1979 Children’s Art School, Tallinn
1981 – 1983 Kopli Kunstikool, Tallinn
1982 – 1983 Kivihall School of Calligraphic Art, Tallinn
1985 – 1992 Estonian Academy of Arts, graphic fine arts (MA)

Membership:
1992 Association of Estonian Printmakers
1992 Estonian Artists Association
2009 Estonian Painters’ Association

Awards:
2017 Design Competition of “Baltic 100”; 2-Euro’s Coin (2th place)
2016 Design Competition of Estonian Bank: Hanseatic Town of Tallinn, Golden Coin (3th place)
2016 Design Competition of Estonian Bank: Hanseatic Town of Tallinn, Silver Coin (2th place)
2015  Estonian Bank Competition „The Collector Coin Dedicated to Jaan Poska“, 1. and 4. place
2015 Lessedra’s 6th Painting and Mixed Media Competition, 3. place
2007 Tokyo International Screen Print Biennale, Japan, 8. place
1997 AS Sadolin’s Art Award

Solo Exhibitions (selection):
2018 „Rock & Water, Mall Nukke’s Paintings“  Ruhnu Culture, Eesti
2017 „ThreeColourGames“ Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2015 „Elasticum“ Mall Nukke’s Drawing in Vabaduse Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2014 „Wo-Matter“ Mall Nukke Drawing in Haapsalu’s City Gallery, Estonia
2013 „Manias“ in Tallinn’s Art Hall Gallery, Estonia
2013 „Manias II“ in Museum/Art Gallery in Pärnu, Estonia
2012 „Art of Mall Nukke“ Cruselli Cultural Center, Uusikaupunki, Finland
2011 „Urban Mystic 2“ Tartu‘s Art Hall Little Gallery, Estonia
2011 „Urban Mystic“ Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2010 „Money Faces 2” Gallery of Parliament of Estonia, Tallinn
2010 „Money Faces” Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 „Collages 1993– 2009” Artdepoo Gallery, Estonia
2008 „Rotation“ Gallery 008, Tallinn, Estonia
2007 „Possibilities II” Artdepoo Gallery, Estonia
2006 „Possibilities” Pärnu‘s City Gallery, Estonia
2005 „Urban III” Pärnu`s Theatre Gallery, Pärnu, Estonia
2004 „Icons” Chapelle Saint-Anne, Saint-Pair-sur-Mer, France
2004 „Icon” Estonian Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania
2004 „Icon 2004” Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2004 „Urbans II” Estonian Art Academy gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2003 „Urbans” Pärnu`s Theatre Gallery, Pärnu, Estonia
2003 „Estonian Gold“ SEB Bank Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2003 „Modern Icon” Baroti Gallery, Klaipeda, Lithuania
2003 „Map Tricks” Estonian Embassy gallery in Helsinki Galerii, Finland
2002 „Modern Icon” Lawra Gallery, Kiev, Ukraina
2002 „Human & Relicts” Turtle Gallery, Viljandi, Estonia
2002 „Return to Parnassos” Haapsalu Town Gallery, Haapsalu, Estonia
2002 „20 IKOONI 02” Gallery of Parliament of Estonia, Tallinn
2002 „24 Iconical Moments”, Estonian Art Academy Gallery, Tallinn
2001 „Modern Icons” ZDH, Moscow, Russia
2001 „Icons 2001“ Estonian Embassy in Riga, Latvia
2000 „Estonian Egos“ City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2000 „Icons 2000“ Sammas Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1998 „Playtime“ Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1995 „Idols III“ Gallery of Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
1994 „Idols II“ Sammas Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1994 „Drawings“ Hannelose Greve Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
1993 „Idols I“ Vaal Gallery, Tallinn,Estonia
1992 „Abstract Landscapes“ Suomi Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Group Exhibitions (selection):
2018 „Living Space“ (curated by Katrin Repnau, Bernadette Pilli) Red Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2018 „Jubilee Spring 2018“ Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2018 „Pärnu Kunstisuvi Alice In Wonderland“ (curator Eveli Varik) Pärnu City Gallery, Estonia
2018 „ESTONIA 100 in Latvia“ (curator Inga Heamägi) Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia
2018 „EST, Estonian Painter’s Association Annual Exhibition“ (curator Mall Nukke) Haus Gallery Tallinn
2017 „3 TO ONE“(curated by Eveli Varik) Pärnu’s City Galleryi, Estonia
2017 „30 Colourful Years. The Sadolin Art Collection“ Mikkel Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2017 „Just nüüd/ Right Now“ Estonian Painters Assotiation Annual exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Pärnu, Estonia
2016 „Might and Pain. Works from Margus Punab’s Collection“ Mikkel Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2016 „Masculine Existentialism. Margus Punab Art Collection“ Nooruse Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
2016 „White Water“ (curated by Saskia Kase) Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2016 “1091” ( curated by Mauri Gross) Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2016 „Respectacel“ (curated by Rait Prääts, Sirje Eeslma) Pärnu’s Art House, Estonia
2016 „Labyrinth“ (curated by Eveli Varik) Pärnu’s City Galleryi, Estonia
2016 „Sea“ (curated by Andres Raag) Art Museum of Viinistu, Estonia
2016 International Art Exhibition „NordArt 2016“ Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2016 “Changing and Unchangeable”, Estonian Modern Painting, Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2016 The EAA 16. Annual Exhibition „Spring Exhibition“ Tallinn’s Art Hall, Estonia
2016 „Baltic Drawing Exhibition“ Kultuuritalo Virta, Imatra, Finland
2016 “Tallinn makes Tartu” Jakob’s Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
2016 “Tallinn’s Days In St. Petersburg” St. Petersburg State Academic Capella, Russia
2015 Estonian Painter’s Assotiation’s exhibition „Painting as Whale“ Vaal Gallery, Estonia
2015 Summer Exhibition „Master & Margarita“ Museum/Art Gallery in Pärnu, Estonia
2015 The EAA 15. Annual Exhibition „Spring Exhibition“ Tallinn’s Art Hall, Estonia
2014 The EAA 14. Annual Exhibition „Spring Exhibition“ in Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2014 „Plein Air“ Art Camp in Saaremaa, Estonia
2014 The Exhibition of Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian Artist’s Associations „Kelias/ Celš/ Kett“ in Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian Galleries
2014 Estonian Photographic Art Fair in Telliskivi Loomelinnak, Tallinn, Estonia
2014 9. International Biennal of Drawing Pilsen 2014, Pilsen, Czech Republic
2014 Estonian Painter’s Association Exhibition „30 x 40“ in Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2014 „Living Classic“ in Museum/Art Gallery in Pärnu, Estonia
2013 „NordArt 2013“ Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2013 „Drawing – Freedom“ in Tartu’s Art House Monumental Gallery, Estonia
2013 „Geld Macht Gier“ Kunstifestival „Re-Culture 2“ Patras, Greece
2013 Estonian Painter’s Association Exhibition „M“ in Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2013 The EAA 13. Annual Exhibition „Spring Exhibition“ in Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2012 The 3th of International Minsk’s Biennale „Colorfest“, Belarus
2012 „Collection of Desires. Privatized Art“ in Contemporary Art Museum Estonia
2012 „Exhibition of the Estonian Painter’s New Creation “ Museum of Contemporary Art, Pärnu, Eesti
2012 The EAA 12. Annual Exhibition „Spring Exhibition“ in Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2011 „Artist and City“ ZDH, Moskow, Russia
2011 „Abstract“ EAA 11. Annual Exhibition, Tallinn’s Art Hall, Estonia
2011 „What You can do with white color?“ Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2011 „Golden City“ Pärnu’s Contemporary Art Museum, Estonia
2010 „Convert!” Rotermann‘s Salt Storage,Tallinn, Estonia
2010 „Estonia in Berlin/Brandenburg” Kunstverein Brieselang Gallery, Germany
2010 „Printed Matter from Estonia“ Expo 2010, Shangai, China
2010 „Confrontations“ EAA 10. Annual Exhibition, Tallinn’s Art Hall, Estonia
2010 „The Last Painting“ Tartu Art Hall, Estonia
2010 „Blue“ Pärnu’s Contemporary Art Museum, Estonia
2009 „Wir aus Estland“ Gallery Melnikov, Heidelgerg, Germany
2009 „Self-exposure“ EAA Annual Exhibition, Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 „Manu Propia“ International Drawing Biennale, Gallery Arium, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 „Haus-party“ Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2008 „Estonian Printmaking” Riga Museum of Foreign Art, Latvia
2008 „Art Summer” Viinistu Art Museum, Estonia
2008 „Vabaduse Square“ Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
2007 Tokyo International Screen Print Biennale, Jaapan
2007 „Impact V“ International Graphic Exhibition, Rotermann Salt Storage, Estonia
2007 „The Best Selection“ Tartu Art Hall, Estonia
2007 „Estonian Landscape“ Tartu Snail Tower, Estonia
2007 „The Art of Living“ Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
2006 „Collected Crises“ KUMU, Estonia
2006 „Tehnobia“ Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
2005 „Now Art Now Future“ Klaipeda, Lithuania
2005 „VII Biennale of graphics of the Baltic Countries”Kaliningrad, Russia
2005 „Identidiies “ Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
2004 „I & Other “Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2003 „Depending/Dependness” Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2002 „Artsummer Festival in Gotland” Roma Art Gallery, Sweden
2002 „ZDH Gallery Fair” Dom Hudozhnikov, Moskow, Russia
2002 „100 Portraits” Heidelberg‘s Castle, Germany
2002 „Gotland Art Summer” Roma Gallery, Gotland, Sweden
2002 “Four Artists/ Drawings” Estonian Art Academy Gallery, Tallinn
2001 „Sidestep“ Pärnu City Gallery, Estonia
2001 „The Manning” Rotermann‘s Salt Storage,Tallinn, Estonia
2000 „Artist and God” Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2000 „The naturalism” Gallery of Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1999 „M.O.O.D.” Rotermann‘s Salt Storage,Tallinn, Estonia
1998 Tallinn‘s XI Graphic Triennale , Rotermann‘s Salt Storage,Tallinn, Estonia
1998 “Electrokardiogramm” Rotermann‘s Salt Storage,Tallinn, Estonia
1997 “Water. Color” Rotermann‘s Salt Storage,Tallinn, Estonia
1996 “Estonia as Sign” 4. Sorose KKK Annual Exhibition, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1996 „Sweet Home” ArtGenda. Øksnehallen, Kopenhagen, Denmark
1995 „Estonian Printmaking” Stadsgalerie. Gouda, Netherlands
1994 „14th International Triennial of Small Prints” Taller Galereia Fort. Cadaque, Spain
1994 „3rd International Triennial of Small Prints” Chamaliere, France
1993 „3rd Triennial of Small Prints” Riga, Latvia
1993 „7th International Varna Printmaking Biennial“ Bulgaria
1993 „Estonian Art” Länsi-Keskus, Helsinki, Finland
1991 „Printmaking Gallery Studio” Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
1990 „Printmaking Gallery Studio” Estonian House, New York, USA

Monumental works:
2010 Patricu pub (Vana-Posti Str. In Tallinn, Estonia) panels
2006 St. Patricu pub (“Foorum“, Narva mnt. 7 in Tallinn, Estonia) panneau “Ingel I-III“
2005 St. Patricu pub (Karja tn. In Tallinn, Estonia) panneau
1997 “Hollywood II” mural painting in Club Hollywood, Tallinn, Estonia
1996 “Hollywood I” mural painting in Club Hollywood, Tallinn, Estonia

Works in collections:
KUMU, Tartu‘s Art Museum, OÜ Sadolin‘s art collection (Estonia),
Rauma City Museum (Finland), Viinistu Art Museum (Estonia), Vexi Salmi art collection (Finland), Nef Gallery (Kiev, Ukraina)

Films:
“Mall Nukke”, Estonian Television, 1998,

Inclusion in catalogues:
Foyer-Galerie des Opemhauses Halle 1993
„Estnische Graphik“ Hallescher Kunstverein E.V. 1993
International Print Biennale Varna 1993
Troisieme Triennale Mondiale D’Estampes Petit Format Chamalieres Auvergne France 1994
15e Mini Print International De Cadaques 1995
Estfem. Eesti feministiiku kunsti näitus, Vaal Galerii, Linnagalerii, Mustpeade Galerii. Tallinn, 1995
Xth Vilnius Painting Triennial 1996. The Contemporary Art Center of Vilnius
Artgenda 96. Copenhagen 96, cultural capital of Europe.
“IIllustratiors Handwrites ‘96”, Valik Eesti disainerite, graafikute ja illustraatorite käekirju. Muldia, 1996
“Estonia as Sign” The Contemporary Art Center of Soros’ 4. Annual Exhibition 1996
„Color of Art“ ES Sadolin AS 2002
Tallinn XI Print Triennal, 1998
“Shape and Form” Tallinn, 2000
“The Arrogant Nineteens” S. Helme, J. Saar 2001
“Sotheby’s International Young Art” Tel Aviv 2001
“ZDH 2002” Moscow 2002
“Quard l’Art’ Change la Baie” Normandie 2004
“VII Baltic Graphic Triennale” Kaliningrad 2005
“Now Art Now Future ” Kaunas 2005
6th Annual Exhibition of Estonian Artist Association. Tehnobia. 2006
“Art Annual Book“ Pärnu 2006
“The Meanful City“ Tartu 2006
“Estonian Landscape“ Tartu 2007
“Tokyo Screen Print Biennale“ Tokyo 2007
Estonian Artists Association Annual Exhibition “Vabaduse Square“ Tallinn 2008
“The cataloque of Estonian Lithographic Portfolio II” Tallinn 2008
“Mall Nukke. Collages” Tallinn 2009
“Confrontations. EAA 10. Annual Exhibition” Tallinn 2010
“Abstract. EAA 11. Annual Exhibition” Tallinn 2011
„NordArt 2013“ Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf 2013
„Kelias/ Celš/ Kett“ Vilnius 2014
“9. International Biennal of Drawing Pilsen 2014” Pilsen 2014
„Estonian Photographic Art Fair” Tallinn 2014
„Nord Art 2016“ Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf 2016
„Contemporary art from Estonia. Living Space“ Melbourne, Australia 2018
„Juubelikevad. Jubilee Spring 2018“ Tallinn 2018
„ESTONIA 100 in Latvia“   Rothkocenter 2018
Magazine„Calliope“ N˚2, pages 31-33; 36, 42, 74; Port Townsend, Washington, USA

Inclusion in books:
“Short Estonian Art History” S.Helme, J.Kangilaski 1999
“Estonian Artists II” J.Saar , 2000
“The Arrogant Nineteens” S. Helme, J. Saar 2001
“60 Artists in Riigikogu Exhibition Hall” Tallinn 2012
„Maskuliinne eksistentsialism. Kunst Margus Punabi kogust / Masculine Existentialism. Margus Punab Art Collection“ 2016

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