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 five solo and several group exhibitions, including „Painting in Process“ at KUMU art museum and „Can’t Go On, Must Go On“ at Kunstihoone.

He executes his work in the medium of painting, but the result is often mediated by a photo or video camera. Vainre uses painting as conceptual method instead of an end in itself. Involving a camera to the process of painting generates a contradiction where the picture is personified and impersonal at the same time. Using this method he can point out the how an individual functions during the era of society as a spectacle. Vainre’s works can be viewed as personal rituals that re-enacts the crossing points of the personal 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


2017 "Bubbles" Tallinna Linnagalerii
2013 ''Mirror mirror'' Draakoni galerii
2013 ''Meeting with the Trickster'' Haapsalu linnagalerii
2012 ''Constructor'' Kunstihoone galerii
2011 ''In the right place at the right time, always'' Hobusepea galerii, Tallinn, Estonia


2018 "Juubelikevad 2018", Tallinna Kunstihoone
2016 "Suur Maalritöö", curator Liisa Kaljula, Evald Okas Museum
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 15. videofestival'' 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)


2012 ''Three very important stories''