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Eike Eplik

installation, sculpture

Eike Eplik (born in 1982) is a sculptor and installation artist. She uses nature motifs for constructing a narrative, utilises the gallery space from floor to ceiling, works with sculpting techniques from classic plaster casting to paper and wood assemblage and found objects. The processes in her art are partly subconscious and not always fully explainable. When preparing exhibitions Eplik relies on improvisation – to the extent material allows, of course.

Eike Eplik graduated from the Sculpture Department of Tartu Art College (BA, 2007). During her studies, she took on internships with artists in Germany and Finland. She continued her studies at the Sculpture department in the Estonian Academy of Arts (MA, 2010). Eplik works as a teacher in Tartu Children’s Art School and also Tartu Art College. In 2006 she was awarded the Eduard Wiiralt Stipend and in 2012 the young artist production stipend KUKU NUNNU of the contemporary art festival ART IST KUKU NU UT. In 2015 she was nominated for the Sadolin Art Prize and in 2018 Eplik was awarded the Addo Vabbe Stipend.

Look more on CCA artists database and Eike Eplik’s homepage.

Press and Publications

Publications

Eike Eplik. Biomass – Ghost in the Corner
Exhibition catalogue. Est, eng. Kogo Gallery 2020.

The Girl Who Loved Everything
Exhibition catalogue. Est, eng. Tartu: Contemporary art festival ART IST KUKU NU UT, 2012.

Bibliography

In English:

The Biomass Case
Hasso Krull. Estonian Art, The Anthropocene Issue, 2/2020.

The Opening Response: Eike Eplik
Josseline Black-Barnett. Umbigo, 12.06.2020.

Ghost in the Corner. Šelda Puķīte interviews Estonian artist Eike Eplik
Šelda Puķīte. Echo Gone Wrong, 20.04.2020.

Generation of young sculptors as a distinct phenomenon
Marie Vellevoog. Estonian Art 2/2013.

In Estonian:

Suur lugu. „Kui pole ruumi, pole ka teoseid“ ehk kus töötavad kunstnikud Tallinnas ja Tartus?
Kaarin Kivirähk, Marika Agu. Kaasaegse Kunsti Eesti Keskus (KKEK), 09.11.2020.

Eplik feat. Heinsaar
Janek Kraavi. Sirp, 22.05.2020.

Mõõn paljastab nii mõndagi
Kaisa Eiche, Müürileht, 25.05.2020.

Näitus, mis tekitab hajusaid ja ebamääraseid meeleolusid
Krista Piirimäe. Postimees, 26.05.2020.

Ede Raadik, biomass galeriis, nahkhiired ja taimetervis
Kaisa Ling. Klassikaraadio, ERR, 15.05.2020.

Uinuv mõistus sünnitab koletisi
Janar Ala. Postimees, 04.02.2019.

Eike Eplik: Võiksin jälle neid mügaraid teha
Postimees, 15.10.2018.

Miks just nüüd keraamika ja savi?
Heie Marie Treier. Sirp, 02.11.2018.

Kole on varjatud – nagu ikka
Kaire Nurk. Sirp, 13.10.2017.

Eike Eplik mängib kaduva iluga
Krista Piirimäe. Postimees, 10.10.2017.

Seest siiruviiruline, pealt kullakarvaline
Lilli-Krõõt Repnau. ERR, 10.10.2017.

Artishoki Biennaal. Kohtuvad Eplik ja Soans
Hanno Soans. Postimees, 14.10.2016.

Artishok Biennale texts about project „Staging”
Various authors, 2016.

Video: Tallinna Linnagaleriis avati Eike Epliku näitus
ERR news clip about exhibition Some of These Birds Flew on Their Backs. Gerli Nõmm. ERR, 23.09.2015.

Skulptorid, kes on ajast ja klišeedest üle
Mari Kartau. ERR, 07.10.2015.

Intervjuu Eike Eplikuga
Hanna-Liis Kont. Kunst ja avalik ruum, 20.11.2013.

Metsamuinasjutt puruvana ja hiirekesega. Vaim skulptuurides.
Ragne Nukk. Puhkepäev (Äripäev), 22-24.03.2013.

Eike Eplik sulatas (rämpsust ja loodusest) ökokatastroofi-kujulise vaagna
Mai Sööt. Postimees, 29.10.2012.

Eike Eplik — Tüdruk, kes kõike armastas
Kaisa Eiche. Müürileht nr 22, 2012.

 

CV

Eike Eplik, born 1982 in Rapla, Estonia, lives and works in Tartu, Estonia.

Education

2007-2010 Estonian Academy of Arts, Fine Arts department, sculpture, MA;
2002-2007 Tartu Art College, sculpture department.

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Biomass — Ghost in the Corner. Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Estonia.
2018 In the Shadow of the Twilight. Duo-exhibition with Imat Suumann, curated by Peeter Talvistu. Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
2018 Natural. Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
2017 Beauty Salon. Tartu Art House Monumental Gallery, Tartu, Estonia.
2016 Artishok Biennale 2016: Installation „Staging”. Art and criticism event. Theatre No99, Tallinn, Estonia.
2016 Eike Eplik / Berit Talpsepp-Jaanisoo. Duo-exhibition with Berit Talpsepp-Jaanisoo. Gallery Noorus, Tartu, Estonia.
2015 Some of These Birds Flew on Their Backs. Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
2014 Kujukuju. Draakoni Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
2013 The Heap. Together with Eleriin Ello and Krista Sokolova. Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia.
2012 The Girl Who Loved Everything — personal exhibition of KUKU NUNNU young artist prize winner. Y-Gallery, Tartu, Estonia.
2011 The Tiny Twig. Y-Gallery, Tartu, Estonia.
2010 House and Me — MA thesis at Estonian Academy of Arts. Raja Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020/21 Home of Good Thoughts. Curated by Rael Artel. Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Estonia.
2020 Arbitrary Art. Gallery No 1, Äksi, Estonia.
2020 Time to Dream or Fear? Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Estonia.
2019 The Garden of Forking Paths — annual exhibition of Estonian Sculptors’ Union. Tallinn Botanic Garden, Tallinn, Estonia.
2015 Perceptionsphere — joint project at music festival Üle Heli with Tencu (Andres Tenusaar) and ensemble Eeter. Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Tallinn, Estonia.
2015 Body Language. Curated by Tiiu Kirsipuu. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia.
2015 Youth Mode — installation „Lick It Up. Be Your Own Pet” in collaboration with Helmi Arrak. Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia.
2014 Paper Stands for Everything — annual exhibition of Estonian Sculptors’ Union. Design and Architecture Gallery, Tallinn; The Museum of New Art, Pärnu; Saaremaa Art Studio, Kuressaare, Estonia.
2014 Roadside Picnic. Tartu 1860-2014. Curated by Peeter Talvistu; Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia.
2014 Cardigans and Kostabis. Tartu Exhibition Spaces 1990-2014. Curated by Triin Tulgiste. Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia.
2013 Sculpture Is Space — Estonian Sculptors Union Annual Exhibition. Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
2013 Chinatown-installation. Urban Festival Uit, Tartu, Estonia.
2013 My Mythology — small-scale sculpture exhibition. Gallery Noorus, Tartu, Estonia.
2011 Five Moments of Spring. Merikarvia, Finland.
2010 Sculpture Palimpsest. Nabaklab, Riga, Latvia.
2009 Ecstasy is the New Frequency!!!! Mask is the Latest Hype!!! Sadamateater, Tartu, Estonia.
2009 Scary Challenge/Raske samm. Tallinn Post Office, Tallinn. Estonia.
2008 Monuments of Freedom. Maarjamäe castle park, Estonian History Museum, Tallinn, Estoinia.
2007 Apartment for Rent. Gallery Raja, Tallinn, Estonia.
2007 Gull. Lindakivi Culture Center Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
2007 Crocodile Ate Bears Honey. Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia.
2007 2 Beginnings. Athena Center, Tartu, Estonia.

Prizes

2021-2023 Artists’ and writers’ wage grant, Republic of Estonia Ministry of Culture;
2018 Ado Vabbe Art Prize;
2015 Sadolin Art Prize nominee;
2012 ART IST KUKU NU UT contemporary art festival, young artist prize KUKU NUNNU;
2006 Eduard Wiiralt’s fund.

Works in Collections

Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
Private collections in Estonia

Works
Porcelain, brass base frames, 105 × 125 cm, 2019-2020
6000 €
Porcelain, brass base frames, 90 × 80 cm, 2019-2020
6000 €
Exhibition view: Eike Eplik "Biomass – Ghost In the Corner"
Ceramics, black clay, 85 × 42 × 37 cm, 2019-2020
5000 €
Exhibition view: Eike Eplik "Biomass – Ghost In the Corner"
Ceramics, black clay, cotton yarn, 16 × 20 × 6 cm, 2019-2020
850 €
Exhibition view: Eike Eplik "Biomass – Ghost In the Corner"
Porcelain, stainless steel fasteners, ~ 70 × 50 × 50 cm, 2019-2020
4400 €
Exhibition view: Eike Eplik "Biomass – Ghost In the Corner"
Ceramics, black clay, 50 × 42 × 27 cm, 2019-2020
4500 €
Porcelain, 7.5 × 12 × 12 cm, 2020
450 €
Bronze, porcelain, silicone, 7.5 × 50 × 26 cm, 2020
1300 €
Glazed ceramics, 43 x 30 x 12 cm, 2020