Mart Vainre is an artist born in Tallinn at 1988. He graduated BA in painting (2008-2011) and new media MA (2011-2014) in the Estonian Academy of Arts. Vainre has been exhibiting his works since 2009. He has had six solo and several group exhibitions, including „Painting in Process“ at Kumu art museum and „Can’t Go On, Must Go On“ at Tallinna Kunstihoone.

He use various painting techniques, which are mostly mediated by a camera or various digital processing methods. Painting is a symbolic method for Vainre – it marks the presence of a human being in time. By interfering this with digitalism, he’s giving the image an impersonal look at the same time. The method of combining these opposites illustrates the intersections between the individual and the universal.


Mart Vainre
Born in 1988
Lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia


2011–2014 Estonian Academy of Arts, New Media MA
2008–2011 Estonian Academy of Arts, Painting BA


2018 “Self-Contained Pictures”, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn
2017 "Bubbles", Tallinn City Gallery
2013 ''Mirror mirror'', Draakon Gallery, Tallinn
2013 ''Meeting with the Trickster'', Haapsalu City Gallery, Haapsalu
2012 ''Constructor'' Kunstihoone, Gallery, Tallinn
2011 ''In the right place at the right time, always'', Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn


2018 "Juubelikevad 2018", Tallinna Kunstihoone
2016 "Suur Maalritöö", curator Liisa Kaljula, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu
2014 "Can't Go On, Must Go On' curators Mihkel Ilus and Elin Kard, Tallinna Kunstihoone
2014 ''TASE 2014'' curator Merilin Talumaa, Estonian Museum of Architecture
2012 ''Uutmoodi asjastamatus'', curator Raivo Kelomees, Tartu Kunstimaja
2012 ArtVilnius'12, Young Painter Prize section, Vilnius, Lithuania
2011 ''Young Painter Prize 2011'' Titanikas, Vilnius, Lithuania
2011 ''Zugzwang'' Artcontainer, Tallinn, Estonia
2010 ''Zugzwang'' Siauliai Art Gallery, Siauliai, Lithuania
2010 ''Zugzwang'' Commune Art, Vilniuses, Lithuania
2010 ''Painting In Process' KUMU Art Museum, curator Eha Komissarov, Tallinn, Estonia
2010 ''193 X 282'' Vaal Gallery, curators Kaido Ole ja Tõnis Saadoja, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 ''Pärnu 15th Video Festival'' Pärnu Port Artur 2 (with Ulla Juske ja Nora Särak), Pärnu, Estonia
2009 ''Eesti Kunstnike Maalide Aastaliidu Näitus'' Soosoo Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 ''Eesti nägu'' Kunstihoone Gallery, curator Eve Kask, Tallinn, Estonia


2015 "TASE 2015" Estonian Academy of Arts MA exhibition design, SUVA, curator Merilin Talumaa                                                                             2013 ''TASE 2013'' Eesti Kunstiakadeemia MA exhibition design, Estonian Museum of Architecture, curator Gregor Taul
2012 Tõnis Saadoja's assistant for the NO99 theatre ceiling painting
2012 ''EKA Met-fond: 1950s'' exhibition design, EKA G gallery, kuraator Gregor Taul
2012 VJ for the improvisational composition of Ekke Västriku and Liisa Hirch, Tallinn Music Week,  Mustpeade maja


2010 Margaret Kevend's scolarship


2013 Estonian Artists Association
2015 Estonian Painters Association (Board member until 2018)


2012 Three Very Important Stories''