Kris Lemsalu

Kris Lemsalu (b.1985 in Tallinn, Estonia) lives and works in Tallinn and New York. She studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, EE; Danmarks Designskole, Copenhagen, DK; and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, AT. Lemsalu represented Estonia in the 58th Venice Biennial (2019). In 2020 she was awarded the Grand Prize from the Cultural Endowment of Estonia. Her recent exhibitions and performances include: A Snail's Tale with Kyp Malone, High Line Art, New York, US (2021); It's a Family Affair with Kyp Malone, Hunt Kastner, Prague, CZ (2021); Going Going with Kyp Malone, Den Frie, Copenhagen, DK (2020); Love Song Sing-Along with Kyp Malone, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE (2020); Love Song Sing Along (Once Again With Feeling!), with Kyp Malone, Kai Art Center, Tallinn, EE (2020), Keys Open Doors, Secession, Vienna, AT (2018); 4LIFE, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London, UK (2018); Mysteriously Conceived and Deeply Felt, Mavra, Berlin, DE (2018); The Wild Ones, Kendall Koppe, Glasgow, UK (2017-2018). Selected group exhibitions include: The Well of Wisdom, Meetfactory, Prague, CZ (2022); Airing Dirty Laundry with Kyp Malone, 7th Athens Biennale: Eclipse, Athens, GR (2021); Diversity United. Contemporary European Art, Moscow - Berlin - Paris, Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Bonn, DE (2021); Roots and Ruins, curated by Rael Artel, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, EE (2020); Human After All, Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, NL (2020); Up to and Including Limits, Muzeum Susch, Zürich, CH (2019); Metamorphosis. Art in Europe Now, Fondation Cartier, Paris, FR (2019); There and Back Again, curated by Kati Kivinen and Saara Hacklin, Kiasma, Helsinki, FI (2018); Steps to Aeration, curated by Sarah McCrory, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, DE (2018); and The Hierophant, curated by Aaron Moulton; Metamorphosis, curated by Zdenek Felix and presented at KAI 10 / Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf, DE.