Curriculum vitae

Merle Kannus…

was born in 1972 and studied glass art at the Estonian Academy of Art. She has worked, besides creating art, in various professions: animator, florist, decorator, translator, lecturer in color theory etc etc…


Solo exhibitions:

1997 MIRALDA’S HOUSE, Arttia gallery, Tallinn
2003 TOURIST IN AMERICA, St. Paul Art Crawl/ Kloostri Ait, Tallinn
2004 PURE CHANCE (with Erki Kannus) City Gallery, Tallinn
2004-2005 THE SECOND NORTH AMERICAN EXPEDITION: MINNESOTA 2004, Museum of Occupations, Tallinn; Ulemiste supermarket, Tallinn
2005 DO IT YOURSELF, Viinistu Museum of Art (with Erki Kannus)
2012 SERGEANT TIRR AND THE CASE OF THE FINGERPRINT, Rapla County Centre for Contemporary Art, Rapla
2013 SACRED SECRETION, Museum of New Art, Pärnu
2017 WEED, Cafe Fabrik, Tallinn
2018 WEED, Amandus Adamson Museum, Paldiski
2019 WEED, BDO offices, Tallinn


Selected group exhibitions and events:

1997 YOUNG GLASS 97, Ebeltoft,
Danish Glass Museum
1997 ESTONIAN GLASS 60, Tallinn Art Hall
1997 MOVEMUS, Rotermann’s Salt Storage, Tallinn
1998 SUPREALISM, Chaplin Arts Center, Parnu
1999 SPACE IN LIGHT, LIGHT IN SPACE, Tallinn Art Hall
2001 THE GROUNDING OF ART, Palamuse (curator)
2002 LAND IMPROVEMENT, Palamuse  (curator)
2002 KONSENSUS, National Library, Tallinn
2003 HEAVY ESTONIAN AIR, Glass Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2003 TIME/SPACE/MOVEMENT, Paide, performance with Sheer Joy group
2005 TEMPORARY GARDENS, Tartu, land art festival
2005 BORN FROM A TEST TUBE, Museum of Health, Tallinn
2006 BEAUTIFUL (annual exhibition of the Estonian Glass Artist’ Union, curator), Tallinn Art Hall gallery
2006 PLEKTRUM, Culture Factory, Tallinn
2006 TILINATORIUM, Albu Manor
2007 ESTONIAN GLASS 70, Museum of Applied Art, Tallinn
2007 PLEKTRUM, Von Krahl Theatre, Tallinn
2007 TRANSPARENT GENERATION, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn
2008 WORKING MEMORY, Võru city gallery, Pärnu city gallery
2009 MY DEAR PARANOIA, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn
2010 SAPIENT MACHINES, Design Gallery, Tallinn
2010 HAPPY NEW YEAR, videomapping at Vabaduse väljak, Tallinn
2011 WORLD OF GLASS,  video background for concert
2011 MAN, WOMAN, AND EELCTRICITY, Pärnu Museum of New Art
2015 MARKS LEFT, Haapsalu Art School Gallery
2016 CIVILIZATION 2: THE TROUSERS OF TIME, annual exhibition of the Estonian Glass Artist’ Union, curator, Seaplane Harbour’s aquarium, Tallinn
2016 2D, international glass art exhiibition, Vilnius and Pärnu
2016 Õ, Kuressaare Castle
2016 WHATIF, Jurbarkas, Lithuania
2017 GLASS ART IN CAFES, satellite of the Tallinn Applied Art Triennial
2017 BIOGLASS, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu
2018 A DIFFERENT ANGLE, international glass art exhiibition,  Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu
2018 ESTONIA: A MINDSCAPE, Rapla County Centre for Contemporary Art
2018 PIMENEMINE, Janina Monkute-Marks Museum, Kedainiai, Lithuania

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