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  • Kati Saarits

    Biography

    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
    Press/Publications

    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

    Chatty Matter
    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

    CV

    Kati Saarits (1992) lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia.

    Education

    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

    Solo Exhibitions

    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

    Workshops

    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

    Artist assistant

    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.

    Selected Artworks
    Collection Water Lilly
    Collection “Water Lilly”, I
    2018
    Collection “Water Lilly”, II
    2018
    Collection “Water Lilly”, III

    Collection “Water Lilly”, IV
    2018
    Collection “Water Lilly”, V
    2018
    Collection “Water Lilly”, VI
    2018
    Collection “Water Lilly”, VII
    
2018
    Collection “Water Lilly”, VIII
    2018
    Collection “Water Lilly”, IX
    2018
    Chatty Matter
    Carpet
    2018/19
    Klumpen
    2016-19
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    Kati Saarits
    Collection “Water Lilly”, II
    Three-part object: porcelain, tinted plaster, burnt clay
    24.5 x 25.5 x 6 cm

    2018

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    Semi-functional tableware collection.

    Exhibition

    Chatty Matter

    Kati Saarits
    Collection “Water Lilly”, III

    Two-part object: stitched fabric, burnt clay

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    Semi-functional tableware collection.

    Exhibition

    Chatty Matter

    Kati Saarits
    Collection “Water Lilly”, V
    Porcelain
    30 x 33 x 8 cm
    2018

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    Semi-functional tableware collection.

    Exhibition

    Chatty Matter

    Nora Mertes, Kati Saarits
    Klumpen
    Ceramics plaster
    2016-19

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    Exhibition

    Chatty Matter