Flo Kasearu studied painting (2004-2008) and photography (2008-2013) at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2006-2007 she was an exchange student at the Rebecca Horn studio at Berlin University of the Arts (UDK), where she started doing performance and video art. The nature of her works is explorative, in that each project begins as an open-ended experiment and analysis of situations and subjects she is interested in. Using video, public actions, installation, photo, drawing, performance, she has examined subjects such as private and public space, question of freedom and economic depression, social responsibility, patriotism and nationalism. She uses her research to edit together, perform or stage slightly awkward and surreal situations in light of which real life issues shift into focus responding to Flo’s attempt to challenge the very way in which they are commonly addressed.
Her works have been exhibited widely inside and outside of Estonia. She won Köler Prize in 2012 and established Flo Kasaru’s House Museum 2013.

Flo Kasearu
Flo Kasearu
Pärnu, 1985
Estonia

Solo Shows

2015
Flo Kasearu, Uprising, Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn

2014
Flo Kasearu, We Are On The Way, Zacheta, National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

2013
Flo Kasearu, Espace Croisé, Roubaix

Group Shows

2016
Identity. Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty. Namu (National Art Museum of Ukraine.)  Curator Solvita Krese.
Seeking Company for the Marshal. Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland. Final selection by the Finnish State Art Commission
International Fun. Temnikova & Kasela gallery, Tallinn, Estonia. Curator Alina Astrova

2015
DOings & kNOTs. Tallinna Art Hall, Tallinn. Curator Margit Säde-Lehni
Smugglers. Narracje Festival, Gdansk, Poland. Curator Anna Smolak
New Building. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Curators Rael Artel, Mare Joonsalu, Tiiu Talvistu
Critical Mass. Gromov and Lopukhinsky Cottage Garden, St Peterburg. Curator Anna Bitkina
Survival K(n)it 7. the National Library of Latvia, Riga. Curator Solvita Krese and Inga Lace
Holy Night. New Dance showcase in Drama Festival, Tartu, Estonia
Metamorphoses of the Black Square. Interpretations of Malevich’s Work in Estonian Art. KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn. Curator Elnara Taidre

2014
Kohatu. Valga Culture Center gallery; Rapla Center of Contemporary Art; Saaremaa Art Studio gallery. Curators Marten Esko & Anders Härm
Kilometre of Sculpture. Rakvere cityspace. Curator Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Shifting Identities. MACRO Testaccio, Rome. Curator Ludovico Pratesi
Side Effects. Museum-Library of Grenoble, Grenoble, France. Curator Laura Kuusk and Pascale Riou
White Tank Top. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Curator Flo Kasearu
Literacy/Illiteracy. KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn. Curator Maria Kjær Themsen

2013
Kas me sellist muuseumi tahtsimegi?. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Curator Rael Artel
Estonian Dream. Festival of Contemporary Art. Rogaland Kunstsenter, Norway. Curator Anders Härm
Shadows of a Doubt. Tallinna Art Hall, Tallinn. Curator Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Where You End, I Begin. Tartu Art House, Estonia. Curator Anneli Porri
Holy Night. Kanuti Gildi saal, Tallinn
Merry Melancholy. Nordic Art Station – Word, Art, Sound. Eskilstuna Museum of Art, Sweden. Curator Lars-Erik Wahlberg
Uni/ja–Uni/on. Lublin, Poland. Curator Anda Rottenberg

2012
Inside and Out. KIM? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia. Curator Maija Rudovska
Cosmic Underground. In trainstations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal. Curator Mário Caeiro
Archaeology and the Future of Estonian Art Scenes. KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn. Curators Hilkka Hiiop, Kati Ilves, Eha Komissarov, Rael Artel
HUH! PFUI! YUCK! AHA! WOW! Estonian contemporary art classics. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Curator Rael Artel
Sense of Place. European Landscape Photography. Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium. Curator Liz Wells
Köler Prize 2012. Exhibition of Nominees. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn
Beaufort triennal 04. Bredene, Belgian coastline. Curator Phillip Van den Bossche
Handsome Hero and Plenty of Still lifes. KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Pärnu Country of birth: Estonia Date of birth: 1985 Lives in: Tallinn, Estonia