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