Flo Kasearu (b.1985) is an artist based in Tallinn. She studied Painting and Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and Multimedia at Universtität der Künste Berlin under Rebecca Horn studio. Her works address contemporary sociological and ideological narratives and are often conceived and presented outside of the white cube gallery set up.
Kasearu has exhibited in various public spaces, in her Tallinn home which she transformed into an eponymous house museum (Flo Kasearu House Museum, 2013-ongoing), and a women’s shelter (“Festival of the Shelter”, Pärnu women’s shelter, 2018). An exhibition at the museum of Estonian poet Lydia Koidula, Tallinn, is upcoming in 2018. Her recent exhibitions and performances also include “There and Back Again”, group show curated by Kati Kivinen and Saara Hackli, Kiasma, Helsinki (2018); “Soon enough”, group show curated by Maria Lind, Tensta Konsthall (2018); “Members Only”, Performa 17 Biennial, curated by Esa Nickle and Maaike Gouwenberg, New York (2017).
Kris Lemsalu (b. 1985) is an artist based in Berlin and Tallinn. She studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Danmarks Designskole in Copenhagen, and Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Lemsalu often experiments with ceramics and traditional techniques to create multilayered works. These can act as selfsufficient installations, or alternatively as a stage for Lemsalu’s performances, the sculptures sometimes becoming a part of her costumes and props.
Lemsalu’s recent and upcoming exhibitions include solo shows at Secession, Vienna and Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London (both November 2018); “There and Back Again”, group show curated by Kati Kivinen and Saara Hackli, Kiasma, Helsinki (2018); “The Wild Ones”, Koppe Astner, Glasgow (2017–2018); “Going, going” with Kyp Malone, curated by Esa Nickle and Maaike Gouwenberg, Performa 17 Biennial, New York (2017); and a performance with Glasser at DRAF performance night, KOKO, London (2017).