Kris Lemsalu

 

 

biography

*1985 in Tallinn. Lives and works in Talinn and New York.

EDUCATION

2010 - 2014       Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Department of Sculpture, professor Monica Bonvicini
2008 - 2009       Danmarks Designskole, Copenhagen, Department of Design
2004 - 2008       Estonian Art Academy, Tallinn, Department of Ceramics

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selection)

2022
Love Stories, MEYER*KAINER, Vienna

2021
A Snail's Tale, with Kyp Malone, High Line Art, New York
Kris Lemsalu & Kyp Malone, Hunt Kastner, Prague

2020
Kris Lemsalu Malone & Kyp Malone Lemsalu: Going Going, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Oesterbro, Copenhagen
Kris Lemsalu Malone & Kyp Malone Lemsalu: Love Song Sing Along (Once Again With Feeling!), Kai Art Center, Tallinn
Kris Lemsalu Malone & Kyp Malone Lemsalu: Love Song Sing-Along, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin


2019
Kris Lemsalu represents Estonia at the 58th Venice Biennale, Venice
Kris Lemsalu, Tramway, Glasgow

2018
Kris Lemsalu: Keys Open Doors, Secession, Vienna
Kris Lemsalu: 4 Life, Goldsmiths CCA, St. James's, London

2017
Kris Lemsalu, Koppe Astner, Glasgow

2014
Kris Lemsalu: Lord Got To Keep On Groovin, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn

2012
Top Sinner, Pro Choice, Vienna
EVIAN DESERT, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin
Being together with Edith Karlson, Tenmikova & Kasela, Tallinn
Kris Lemsalu with Mads Westrup, Hinterhaus des Meeres, Vienna

2008
gallery Window 108, Copenhagen

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selection)

2022
We’ll Be Right Back, You Just Keep Playing, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
Group Exhibition, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
Wells Wells of Wisdom, Meet Factory, Prague

2021
Camouflage. Curated by Zdenek Felix, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Interior Infinite, The Polygon Gallery, Vancouver

2020
Private collection of contemporary art: Interior Installation designed by Klaus Haapaniemi & Co., Miettinen Collection, Charlottenburg, Berlin
Roots And Ruins, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, Estonia
SEÑORA!, Curated by Kris Lemsalu and Sarah Lucas, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
We Aim to Live: Contemporary Art from the Zuzans Collection, Zuzeum Art Centre Riga, Riga
100 Sculptures, NO Gallery, Los Angeles

2019
Touchstone, Koppe Astner, Glasgow
Body Splits, SALTS, Switzerland
Metamorphosis. Art in Europe Now, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
Dickon Drury, Tom Howse & Kris Lemsalu: Condo London, Koppe Astner, Glasgow

2018
Further Thoughts On Earthy Materials, GAK Bremen, Bremen
Tanya Leighton: 10 Year Anniversary, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
The Baltic Triennial 13: Give Up the Ghost, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn

2017
pər-ˈsō-nae, Klemm's, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Material Traces - Comfort Zone, Charim Galerie, Vienna
Homeward Bound, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles
Later is Now, Workplace Gallery, London, Mayfair, London
Worm Wood, Ellis King, Dublin
The Hierophant, Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest, Bucharest
Wouldst Thou Like To Live Deliciously?, Koppe Astner ,Glasgow
Metamorphosis, SVIT, Prague
Physical Mind Restless Hands, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin
Metamorphosis, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Full Moon in Leo, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Gent

2016
Winter Is Coming. Homage to the Future, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna
International Fun, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn

2015
The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow
Sequences VII: Plumbing, The Icelandic Art Center, Reykjavík

2013
Urschleim, Fauna, Copenhagen
Tartu Art Museum, Noorus Gallery and Y gallery, Tartuis
my territory curated by Monica Bonvicini, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
Jeden Tag Gelatin, 21er Haus, Vienna
The Mediterranean Dog, COLE Gallery, London
ephemeral self - finite projections, Galerie NTK, Prague
90 years of ceramic education in Estonia, Estonian Museum Of Applied Arts, Tallinn

2012
The Scientific People, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna
Discussing Metamodernism, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin
BLACK PAGES #31, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
In passing 14 with Lilo Nein, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
Performance with the artist group Gelitin, Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna
Elaine MGK, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel

2011
Artforum Helsinki, Helsinki
Schneiderei.home.studio.gallery, Vienna
There was a job to be done and everybody thought somebody would do it, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna

2010
Kunstperformancenacht IV, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin
Reality Check with the artist group Gelitin, Prague
Curated by Pawel Althamer: Filmiki, Dana Charkasi gallery, Vienna
STATUS QUO VADIS, performance, Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna

2008
Space of doubt, Undervand, Copenhagen
RIHO, Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn

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