Merike Estna (b. 1980) lives and works in Tallinn. She was an active member of informal Academia Non Grata performance scene in Estonia. Later she acquired a BA in painting and attended Interdisciplinary Arts MA classes at the Estonian Academy of Art. Following her studies at home, Estna relocated to London in 2007, where she studied at Goldsmiths College and finished an MFA Art Practice degree in 2009.
Oleg Frolov (b. 1983) lives and works in Moscow. Frolov is a graduate of the Faculty of Translation of the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute in Moscow. Later he continued to study in the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow between 2012–2013. He is a co-organiser of Elektrozavod gallery in Moscow since 2013.
Temnikova & Kasela gallery was established in 2010 by Olga Temnikova and Indrek Kasela. The Gallery emerged out of necessity to provide professional representation for established and emerging artists from the region and to intensify their international visibility. Temnikova & Kasela gallery's program is international and based on a dialogue between local and global. The gallery is systematically working on fostering that dialogue. The program is driven by the attempt to reflect on the current post capitalist condition, putting it in perspective with Estonia’s political past and present, as well is to reactualise the role of gallery's so called “peripheral” location against the accepted art centres. At the same time the gallery is trying to critically analyse existing institutional patterns of production of local artistic discourse and discuss new options for career development.