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Temnikova & Kasela

Noblessner, Kai Art Center building – Peetri 12, 10415, Tallinn, Estonia, +372 6405770, Tue–Sun, 1–6 pm or by appointment.


Sigrid Viir at Survival Kit 11 in Riga

Sigrid Viir, "Office Sweet Home (Office is Not a Place It's a Feeling)", 2019

Sigrid Viir is taking part of the the annual Contemporary Art Festival Survival Kit, which is organised by Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, in Riga. The eleventh edition of the festival is titled "Being Safe is Scary" and is curated by Katia Krupennikova.

The exhibition is on view from 4 September to 4 October 2020.

Jaanus Samma at RIBOCA2

Jaanus Samma 'Riga postcards', installation photo from the opening. Photo: Kristine Madjare (

Jaanus Samma is participating in RIBOCA2, the 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art. The exhibition is curated by Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel and titled "and suddenly it all blossoms". On view until 13 September 2020.

Flo Kasearu's video work 'Client's Day' as part of "From Matter to Data: Ecology of Infrastructures"

Flo Kasearu 'Client's Day' (2020). Still from video.

Flo Kasearu's video work 'Client's Day' is part of an online film and video art screening series, at post platform of the Museum of Modern Art.

"From Matter to Data: Ecology of Infrastructures" presents a selection of 15 films and video works that will be made available in three parts. In this second selection, available to watch from 12-26 August, artists reflect on the intersections between historic Soviet architecture and newly built infrastructures.

Kris Lemsalu at Biennale Gherdeina

Kris Lemsalu, "Holy Hell O", 2018. Photo: Mark Blower

Kris Lemsalu is taking part in Biennale Gherdëina 7th edition, in Ortisei (Val Gardena, Dolomites). The Biennale runs from 8 August to 20 October 2020. 

Kris Lemsalu at Sõru saund (previously Kalana saund)

Kris Lemsalu & Kyp Malone will be performing at Sõru Saund this Saturday.

Fliis Lemsalu presents: Live karaoke, DJ set by Kyp Malone & more. Music festival takes place 23-26 July in Hiiumaa, Estonia.

Kris Lemsalu Malone & Kyp Malone Lemsalu "Love Song Sing Along (Once Again With Feeling!)" at Kai art centre

Photo: Stella Montoya. Design: Bigtime Bobby Bongo

Kris Lemsalu Malone & Kyp Malone Lemsalu "Love Song Sing Along (Once Again With Feeling!)" will open at Kai Art Center on 17 July.

Kai Art Center’s summer exhibition Love Song Sing Along (Once Again With Feeling!) has been created by the artist duo of Kris Lemsalu Malone & Kyp Malone Lemsalu. Both new and previously unexhibited works will be on view together with a large-scale installation that was exhibited earlier in the year at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.
The exhibition is on view until 23 August, 2020.

Kris Lemsalu at group exhibition "Sincere Intentions" at Robert Grunenberg gallery, Berlin

Kris Lemsalu, from the series "Immaterial Material Love", 2020. Photo: Nick Ash, courtesy of Robert Grunenberg gallery

Kris Lemsalu's new works from the series "Immaterial Material Love", 2020, are shown as part of the exhibition "Sincere Intentions" at Robert Grunenberg gallery in Berlin. The exhibition is on view from 13 June to 1 August 2020.

Olga Chernysheva at Fundacja Galerii Foksal

Olga Chernysheva, 'Briefly', series of 10 drawings, 84 x 60 cm, charcoal on paper, 2015

Olga Chernysheva's solo exhibition "GRIDS@RIPS" is currently on view at Fundacja Galerii Foksal in Warsaw.

The exhibition has been organized in association with Iragui Gallery and was originally meant as a joint presentation during the “Friend of a Friend 2020”.

The show is on view until 27 June.

Flo Kasearu presents new book in collaboration with Jan Kaus

Flo Kasearu

Flo Kasearu and Jan Kaus collaborated on the book "Vangerdused" ('Castlings') which drew inspiration from true stories of Pärnu women's shelter. The central theme of the book is domestic violence and the stories are nightmare-ish fairytales.

In contrast, the presentation of the book was held with a pancake party at Flo Kasearu House Museum. For more images of the event - click here.

Jaan Toomik at Tallinn Art Hall Gallery

Jaan Toomik 'Gender-neutral Selfie' (2020)

Jaan Toomik is participating in Estonian Artists Association yearly spring exhibition group show. This year the exhibition is divided into two sections, Toomik's work can be seen in Tallinn Art Hall Gallery as part of the exhibition "Artists Painting Artists".

The exhibition is on view until 5 July.

Temnikova & Kasela at FAIR presented by NADA

Edith Karlson 'Doomsday', 2019. Photo: Hedi Jaansoo

Temnikova & Kasela gallery is taking part of the FAIR. We are showing works by Edith Karlson, Inga Meldere and Jaanus Samma

Taking place 20 May–21 June, FAIR will directly support 119 NADA Gallery Members and 81 other galleries that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, totaling nearly 200 galleries around the world.

FAIR offers an alternative profit-sharing model, structured to facilitate mutual support within the art community and provide revenue to each of its participants during a time in which galleries have temporarily closed their physical locations. A percentage from each sale made from FAIR will directly benefit all participating galleries and artists. In addition, a percentage of each sale will go towards supporting NADA for their efforts in producing FAIR, their continued work as an organization for art galleries, through this time of crisis and beyond.

Sigrid Viir and Cloe Jancis Isolation dialogue

Sigrid Viir 13.05.2020

Sigrid Viir is participating in Isolation Dialogues, a project initiated by Tallinn Museum of Photography.

The aim of the project is to record the perception of the time of isolation through visual dialogues. The photographers participate in the project by invitation and when the emergency situation ends, the dialogues between the artists will become a book and an exhibition at the Museum of Photography.

For more images of Sigrid Viir + Cloe Jancis, click here.


Temnikova & Kasela in Frieze Viewing Room

Merike Estna solo exhibition "Dawn of the Swarm", Bosse & Baum gallery, London, 2018. Photo: Oskar Proctor

Temnikova & Kasela is participating in Frieze Viewing Room, an online edition of Frieze New York art fair, 6–15 May. 
The gallery is presenting works by artists Merike EstnaKris Lemsalu and Kaarel Kurismaa
Register here to explore the Viewing Room. 

Alongside artworks by the three artists, Temnikova & Kasela’s presentation will include two videos introducing Merike Estna’s and Kaarel Kurismaa’s practice. 
Also available online are a walk through of Kris Lemsalu’s recent exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art with curator Cathrin Mayer, and the artist’s Estonian Pavilion presentation at the last Venice Biennial. Click here to see 7-minute long interview with legendary kinetic and sound artist Kaarel Kurismaa (b. 1939) shot last week, and here for ‘Merike Estna, making of’ – interview dedicated to her Frieze NY presentation aligned with inspirational footage shot my the artist within last two years.

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