Paul Kuimet (b. 1984) works with photographic installations and 16mm films, the subject matter of which ranges from landscapes and architecture to objects and works of art. His works often look at Modernist objects by way of highlighting their aesthetic, political and historical connotations that were perhaps hidden from the naked eye. Kuimet’s photographic works are often displayed as lightboxes in darkened spaces, which heightens the viewers’ relationships to both the physical and the pictorial space. His 16mm films that are constructed as continuous loops are displayed in relation to the existing exhibition space further emphasising their sculptural qualities instead of a narrative drive.
Kuimet’s recent solo/duo exhibitions include “Space Coordinates”, WNTRP, Berlin (with Nina Schuiki, 2018); “Perpendicular”, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn (2016); “Late Afternoon”, Tallinn City Gallery (2016); Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels (2016); and group exhibitions “Image Drain”, Tallinn Art Hall (2017); “The Archeology of the Screen”, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (2017); “The Baltic Pavilion”. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2016); “Kilometre of Sculpture”, Rakvere (2016); From Explosion to Expanse. Estonian Contemporary Photography 1991–2015, Tartu Art Museum (2015).
Paul Kuimet's residency is supported by Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia