Kati Saarits (born in 1992) is an Estonian artist who has acquired a bachelor’s degree in the Department of Installation and Sculpture at the Estonian Academy of Arts and done exchange studies at the Art and Design Department of the University of Ljubljana. Her work is characterized by sensitive material handling and an intuitive approach to sculptural forms. She is fascinated by the disciplinary boundary between the practices of sculpture and installation, and by the idea of the self-sufficiency of the three-dimensional object. In her recent art practices, Saarits is largely engaged in the fields of applied arts and crafts, intertwining the technical and material focus of applied art and traditional working methods in her own artistic creations.
Exhibitions at Kogo
Conversations and monologues with matter
Eva-Erle Lilleaed. Magazine of Art and Visual Culture KUNST.EE. 1/2019
‘Chatty Matter’ by Kati Saarits and Nora Mertes at Kogo Gallery
Blok Magazine. 18/03/2019
Footnotes on art
Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Chatty Matter’ by Kati Saarits and Nora Mertes at the Kogo Gallery
Echo Gone Wrong. 20/02/2019
Kati Saarits (1992) lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia.
|2011-2015||Estonian Academy of Arts, Installation and Sculpture (BA)|
|2013-2014||University of Ljubljana, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Slovenia, sculpture, exchange studies|
|2019||Chatty Matter, Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Estonia|
|2017||Amber, with Anna Mari Liivrand, Haapsalu City Gallery, Haapsalu, Estonia|
|2016||Fools Gold, with Anna Mari Liivrand, Draakon Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2015||Still Life, Raja Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia|
Selected Group Exhibitions
|2016||COATING, Katellaanimaja Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2016||Terra Incognita: Familiar Infinity, curated by Kirke Kangro, KUMU Art Museum, Courtyard, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2014||Ava(tud) piirid, curated by Merilin Talumaa, Tiiu Parbus and Eda Tuulber, Estonian Academy of Arts Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2014||Ruumi lahusus, curated by Marten Esko and Sten Ojavee, ISFAG, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2013||Rethink Park, with Taavi Rei and Sten Saarits, curated by Kirke Kangro, Mustamäe park, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2013||Dimensions Variable, Yound Sculptor Prize exhibition, curated by Kirke Kangro, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2013||LOORITATUD-LOORITAMATA-POOLLOORITATUD, Okasroosikese loss, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2013||Do It, curated by Margit Säde-Lehni, Estonian Academy of Arts pseudo-gallery, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2013||NOONE KNOWS WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, curated by Taavi Talve, Raja Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2012||Just Kids vol 2, curated by Marko Nautras, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Eesti|
|2012||Polymer Festival, Culture Factory Polymer, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2012||Uutmoodi Asjastamatus, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia|
|2012||Sculptones, curated by Kirke Kangro and Chris Hales, G. Ots Tallinn Music School, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2012||Perfect Forest, curated by Kirke Kangro, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2011||Experimenta!, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2018||Workshop at RakuPaku V exhibition Sõelutud Maa, Evald Okas House Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia|
Lightning and Stage Design
|2016||Stage design for Helena Keskküla’s +1, NU Performance 2016, Tallinn, Estonia|
|2014||Lightning design for Ewert and the Two Dragons music video Pictures|
|2012||Assistant for Jacob Jessen, at the exhibition SPATIUM. Danish Contemporary Art, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia|
Pubications in Estonian
Kaire Reiljan, Merevaigu muundumismängud Haapsalu linnagaleriis, Lääne Elu, 9/2017.
Kaire Nurk, Universumist siseõueni, Eesti visuaalkultuuri- ja kunsti ajakiri KUNST.EE, 3/2016.
Juta Kivimäe, Tundmatu maa, Sirp, 22.07.2016.