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

2003 Estonian Boy. Estonian Girl (with Maarit Murka), Vaal Gallery, Tallinn
2004 Exercise, Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn
2006 9th December 2005, New Realms Gallery, London; Mainstream, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn; 9th December 2005 / My Notebook, Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn
2008  OLE/SAADOJA (with Kaido Ole), Riga Art Space, Riga
2008  Howetown Tallinn, Põhja pst, 21-45, Tallinn
2009 Howetown Tallinn, Siili 6-39, Jõekaare, Tartu
2008  T (with Flo Kasearu), Tallinna Linnagalerii, Tallinn
2009  T (with Flo Kasearu), Pärnu Kunstihall, Pärnu
2010 21.05.09 / 14.06.09 (with Flo Kasearu), Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn

Selected group exhibitions

2001 Real – Realism, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
2002 Painting 2002, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
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
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)
2004 Like Humans Do, Riihimäen Taidemuseo, Riihimäki; Notes on Painting, Vaal Gallery, Tallinn; Here, But Not Now, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas
2005 Identities, annual exhibition of the Estonian Artists’ Association, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn; No Painting, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
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
2008 Plaisirs de l´imagination, Chateau de Tours, Tours
2009 Gathering, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London

Works in collections

Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn; private collections

Awards

2004 Vaal Gallery, young artist’s award
2006 Cultural Endowment of Estonia, annual prize
2008 Cultural Endowment of Estonia, annual prize