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Education . . .

2008-2011 Estonian Academy of Arts, Fine Arts department – painting, MA
2004-2008 Tartu Art College, painting department
2007 Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Istitute of Fine Arts, Lahti, Finland.

Prizes and Scholarships . . .

2017 Konrad Mägi Prize
2016 Köler prize nominee
2013 Sadolin Art Prize
2011 Young Artist Prize

Selected solo exhibitions . . .

2018 “Secret Whistle in the Forest” together with Mari-Leen Kiipli, Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
2018 “Mapping the jungle” with curator Leslie-Moody Castro, Karen Huber Gallery, Mexico-City, Mexico
2018 “Kristi Kongi in Dialogue with Kasper Bosmans. Alchemists, Artists, Cleaners and Others”, with curator Kati Ilves. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2018 “Houses with soul” Dedazo residency, Carrillo Puerto, Mexico
2017 “Aberration. Exercises with light and shadow” in Vaal gallery. Tallinn
2016 “Have you seen yourself” in Hobusepea gallery. Tallinn
2014 “Then. Now. Between All Those Times” in Tallinn City Gallery. Tallinn
2013 “Androgynic Mind Machines” (with Raoul Kurvitz ), in Tallinn Art Hall gallery, Tallinn
2012 “Wish I were a bird”, in Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn
2012 “HEAVEN” ( with Marta Stratskas), in Vaal gallery, Tallinn
2010 “Transformer”, in Draakon gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

Selected group exhibitions . . .

2019 “Art Museum of Estonia 100. Open Collections_ The Artist Takes the Floor”, curator Eha Komissarov, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia.

2019 “Lines Composed During A Tour” curator Sean Gaulager. Featuring Sara Vanderbeek, Andy Coolquitt, Kristi Kongi, and Erin Curtis
Co-Lab Projects @ Springdale General, Austin, TX.

2018 GroupShow at Kogo Gallery, curator Liina Raus, Tartu, Estonia.

2016“Nomadic Images”,  16. International Painting triennal, curator Linas Liandzbergis, Museum of Applied Art, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2016 “Performance Currency” curator Gabriel Mestre, Tripitaka Water Bank, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2016 “Suur maalritöö”, curator Liisa Kaljula, in Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia.

2016 Kilometre of Sculpture, curator Anna Virtanen, Rakvere, Estonia.

2016 Köler prize nominees exhibition, in Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn.
2014/15 White sheet – Three Versions. dFab, Riga and Arka Gallery, Vilnius
2014 “Can’t go on. Must go on” curators Elin Kard and Mihkel Ilus. in Tallinn Art Hall. Tallinn, Estonia.
2014 “Merike Estna & I’m a painting” curators Kati Ilves & Merike Estna, in Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia.
2014 Artishok Biennale. A+B=AB14. Mūkusalas Mākslas Salons, Riga
2014 “Kas me sellist muuseumi tahtsimegi?” in Tartu Art Museum, curator Rael Artel. Tartu, Estonia.
2013-14 “Young painter prize”, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2013″Are we not drawn to new era”, in Tartu Art House, in Tartu
2012 Speed of darkness and other stories, Kumu Art museum of Estonia, Tallinn
2011 Young painter prize finalists exhibition, in Titanikas exposition hall, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2010-11 “Girl power”, Artdepoo, Tallinn, Estonia.
2010 “Zugzwang”, Baltic young art, Commune Art, vilnius, Lithuania.
2010 Painting in Process, Kumu Art museum of Estonia, Tallinn.
2010 193 x 292“, in Vaal gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.

Residencies . . .

2018 Dedazo artist residency, in Tapachula, Mexico
2017 research residency, Mexico City, Mexico.
2016 De Liceiras, Porto, Portugal
2014 SIM residency, in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Books . . .

Kristi Kongi
Aberration. Exercises with light and shadow
At the Vaal gallery
Editing: Kristi Kongi
2017

 

Kristi Kongi
I haven’t moved my head from the pillow
Monograph
Editing: Kristi Kongi, Indrek Sirkel & Anu Vahtra
Publisher: Lugemik
2015

 

Can’t go on, must go on
At the Tallinn Art Hall 25.10-30.11.2014
Artists: Mihkel Ilus, Kristi Kongi, Katrin Koskaru, Mihkel Maripuu, Anna Škodenko, Mart Vainre.
Curators: Mihkel Ilus, Elin Kard.
Compiled by: artists
2014

 

Kati Ilves & Merike Estna (Eds.)
Dear I’m A Painting / Always Yours Blue Lagoon
The publication „Dear I’m A Painting / Always Yours Blue Lagoonˮ is published on the occasion of the exhibition project „Merike Estna and I’m A Paintingˮ at Kumu Art Museum (27.06.–02.11.2014).
Texts: Gavin Wade, Merike Estna and Kati Ilves, participating artists: Ei Arakawa, Kristi Kongi, Taavi Tulev, Nicolas Party, James Ferris, Samara Scott, Frank Ammerlaan, Kris Lemsalu, Katinka Pilscheur, Simon Daniel Tegnander, Dan Rees, Kerstin Brätsch, Annie Hémond Hotte, Jon Rafman, Juste Kostikovaite
Exhibition catalogue
2014

Bibliography . . .

Kati Ilves. Kristi Kongi nostalgiaruumid. Kunst.ee 2/2015
Andreas Trossek. Kunstilugu. Vikerkaar. 3/2015Andreas Trossek. Kristi Kongi:
“Ma väga naudin pikalt mõtlemist ja asjade üle kaalumist” Kunst.ee 1/2014.
Hanna-Liis Kont. Aus maalikunstnik Kristi Kongi. Müürileht. Märts, 2014
Eha Komissarov. Kristi Kongi ja Marta Stratskas maalivad paradiisi. Eesti Ekspress. 19.04.2012
http://epifanio.eu/nr15/est/varvimaja.html
http://www.arterritory.com/en/texts/interviews/203-kristi_kongi_playing_in_the_house_of_color_/
http://www.arterritory.com/en/blogs_video/sneak_peek/223-kristi_kongi/
Kadri Karro. Kristi Kongi värvimuusika. Eesti Ekspress, 11.01.2011
Ragne Nukk. Kristi Kongi tõlkeprobleemid. Äripäev, 19.11.2010