Kristen Rästas is an Estonian artist born in 1992. He has taken part in art exhibitions since 2012 and has had solo exhibitions in Estonia, Iceland and Belgium. He works as an interdisciplinary artist, whose creations include paintings, conceptualism and various media projects. His recent works deal with topics such as virtual landscapes, digital malfunctions and obscurities of being an artist. Rästas is a co-founder and curator of the web gallery post-gallery.online and one of the artists working under the fictional artist grouping Robin Ellis Meta.  

Tallinn/Berlin.

kristen.rastas@gmail.com

current post-gallery.online project.

Education

 

2016–2019 Estonian Academy of Arts, fine arts, MA

2018 KASK the School of Arts Gent, fine arts, MA, exchange program

2014 Hungarian University of Fine Arts, fine arts, BA, exchange program

2011–2015 Estonian Academy of Arts, fine arts, BA

 

Solo exhibitions

 

2021 *coming soon* Tartu Art House small gallery, Tartu, EE

2021 *coming soon* Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn, EE

2020 Somewhere over the rainbow. Vent Space, Tallinn, EE

2019 Robin Ellis Meta: New Year, New Me. with Kelli Gedvil and Anu Lehis, Post-Gallery, Antwerpen, BE

2018 Stop! Breaking the fourth wall is a bad idea! with Victoria Holdt, KASK the School of Arts Gent glass corridor, Gent, BE

2018 Robin Ellis Meta: U+1F6AE. with Kelli Gedvil and Anu Lehis, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn, EE

2018 Borders Within². Pärnu Artists’ House gallery, Pärnu, EE

2017 Purgatory. RÝMD video space, Reykjavík, IS

2016–2017 untitled. Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn, EE

2016 As in Flesh, So in Spirit. Musta Jala gallery, Saaremaa, EE

2016 untitled. The Living Room Cafe, Tallinn, EE

2015 Werewolf. Laagna library, Tallinn, EE

 

 

post-gallery.online exhibitions

 

2020 No One's Land. FREMEN

2020 Stranger to the Trees. Kat Austen

2020 The Lingering Unknown. Hanna-Liisa Lavonen

2020 Demiurgic meltdown. Egle Ehtjen

2020 pHoNe bAd, bOOk gOOd. Kristen Rästas, Kelli Gedvil

 

Group exhibitions

 

2021 *coming soon* ARS house project room, Tallinn, EE

2020 Opening show of Rebel Art Management: Lekko, Djourina, post-gallery.online, Berlin, DE

2020 Arcadia. Infinite life gallery, Tallinn, EE

2019 Young Painters Prize'19 finalist show. Titanikas gallery, Vilnius, LT

2019 TASE'19 graduation show. Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, EE

2019 ARS film festival AFF 2019: Robin Ellis Meta. ARS house project room, Tallinn, EE

2018 Mind Mapping. Vaal gallery, Tallinn, EE

2018 Home and Away. Viljandi City gallery, Viljandi, EE

2017 Swipe to Engage. ARS house project room, Tallinn, EE

2017 EAA: Painting party video installation: Self-made. EKKM, Tallinn, EE

2017 RIGHT NOW! MONA The Museum of New Art, Pärnu, EE

2017 TMW: Young Art Talent competition. Wabadus cafe, Tallinn, EE

2017 TMW: Easy Access. Reisijate street, Tallinn, EE

2016 Viva Arte Viva. ARS house project room, Tallinn, EE

2016 Mimicry. Balti Jaam train station, Tallinn, EE

2016 untitled. RASK Attorneys-at-Law, Tallinn, EE

2015 TASE FILM. Sõprus cinema, Tallinn, EE

2013 Tuttuus. ARS house, Tallinn, EE

2013 Muuttuum. Draakon gallery, Tallinn, EE

2013 Muuttuum. Pärnu Artists’ House gallery, Pärnu, EE

2013 Do it. EKA Pseudo gallery, Tallinn, EE

2012 Pattern. Von Krahl, Tallinn, EE

2012 First Cut. Von Krahl, Tallinn, EE

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