Tõnis Saadoja

Lives and works in Tallinn       

Education

1988–1999 Tallinn English College 
1999–2000 Tartu University, painting 
2000–2004 Estonian Academy of Arts, painting, BA 
2005–2006 University of East London, Fine Arts, MA

Solo exhibitions

2018    Studio, Tallinn Art Hall gallery, Tallinn
2016    Etudes for Piano and Canvas, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn
2015    Etudes for Piano and Canvas, Tartu Art Museum
2014    Architectural Photography with a Little Boy. Oil Paintings on Canvas, Villa Kreenholm, Narva
2011    21.05.09 / 14.06.09 (with Flo Kasearu), CAC, Vilnius
2010    21.05.09 / 14.06.09 (with Flo Kasearu), Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn
2009    Hometown Tallinn, Siili 6-39, Jõekaare, Tartu
2009    T (with Flo Kasearu), Pärnu Kunstihall, Pärnu
2008    Hometown Tallinn, Põhja pst, 21-45, Tallin
2008    OLE/SAADOJA (with Kaido Ole), Riga Art Space, Riga
2008    T (with Flo Kasearu), Tallinna Linnagalerii, Tallinn
2008    OLE/SAADOJA (with Kaido Ole), Riga Art Space, Riga
2005    New Realms Gallery, London; Mainstream, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn
2005    My Notebook, Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn
2004    Exercise, Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn
2003    Estonian Boy. Estonian Girl (with Maarit Murka), Vaal Gallery, Tallinn 

Selected group exhibitions 

2017    Intermedial. European Parlament, Brussels
2016    Cold Look. Variations of Hyperrealism in Estonian Art, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
2016    Kumu Hits. Contemporary Art from the Collection of the Art Museum of Estonia, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
2014–2016      Touring exhibition Kohatu (Kuressaare, Rapla, Valga, Kunda, Elva)
2012    Archaeology and the Future of Estonian Art Scenes, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
2012    Collection of Desires. Privatized Art. Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn
2012    Art Stays, Ptuj, Slovenia
2011    Tides of Change, Hangar-7, Salzburg, Austria
2011    Interstice, Cēsis Art Festival, Cēsis, Latvia
2011    Köler Prize 2011 exhibition of nominees, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn
2009 Gathering, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London
2008    Plaisirs de l´imagination, Chateau de Tours, Tours
2007    New Wave. Estonian Artists of the 21st Century, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn; Ich war hier. Künstlerinnen und Künstler aus Estland, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
2005    Identities, annual exhibition of the Estonian Artists’ Association, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn; No Painting, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
2004    Like Humans Do, Riihimäen Taidemuseo, Riihimäki; Notes on Painting, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn; Here, But Not Now, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas
2004    Excursion, travelling exhibition of Estonian Academy of Arts, Haapsalu City Gallery, Haapsalu (Rapla Culture Center, Rapla; Narva City Gallery, Narva; Kohtla-Järve City Gallery, Kohtla-Järve; Viljandi City Gallery, Viljandi)
2003    Living Room, Gallery 008, Tallinn; Inevitability to Live at the Same Time. Art in Estonia after World War II, Rüütelkonna building, Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn; Chart, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn; Mort, Theatre Vanemuine, Tartu
2002    Painting 2002, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
2001    Real – Realism, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn

Works in public space

2012    Ceiling painting in Theatre NO99

Works in collections

Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
Tartu Art Museum
Private collections

Awards

2015 Konrad Mägi’s award
2013 Kristjan Raud’s award
2012 Cultural Endowment of Estonia, annual prize
2011 Köler Prize 2011 People’s Choice Award
2008 Cultural Endowment of Estonia, annual prize
2006 Cultural Endowment of Estonia, annual prize
2004 Vaal Gallery, young artist’s award