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Collection highlights

Jaan Elken

Birthday: 27.06.1954
Birthplace: Krasnojarskii krai, Russia (family was deported in1949 from Estonia)
Education: 1979–1981 Estonian State Art Institute, painting
1977 Estonian Academy of Arts, architecture
Solo Exhibitions: 2006 Entr’acte Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Jaan Elken. Painting 19782005. 24h GALERII virtual-exhibition
2005 October Demonstration. Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
Paintings. Galerie Sous-Terre, Lithoijen, Netherlands
14 Paitings. Art Gallery of Würth. Assaku Tallinn, Estonia
Herbarium, Gallery Viviann Napp, Tallinn, Estonia
Jaan Elken. Paitings 1978–2005, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2004 Sagrada Familia. Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Paintings. Pärnu Town Gallery, Pärnu, Estonia, Estonia
2003 Estonian Embassy. Berlin, Germany
Autumn exhibition. Ühispank Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Pain. Pärnu Concert Hall, Estonia
2001 The Quiz. Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2000 Painting. SEE ON Studio Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Back to Hyper-reality. Adamson-Eric museum, Art Museum of Estonia
Chemistry of the Body. Tallinn Art Hall Gallery
1999 Messages from the Reality II (together with sculptor Aili Vahtrapuu), Uusikuva Gallery, Kotka, Finland
1998 Wallpaintings. Sebra Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
Ametroopia. Vaal Gallery, Tallinn
1997 Hotel Strand, Pärnu, Estonia
Messages from the Reality. Deco Gallery, Tallinn
Another Reality II. Haapsalu Town Gallery, Haapsalu, Estonia
Another Reality I. Raatus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1996 Art Halinga Gallery, Halinga, Estonia
Deco Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1995 Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1994 Turku Art Centre, Gallery of the Old Town Hall, Turku, Finland
1993 Gallery G, Tallinn, Estonia
1992 Tokko & Arrak Gallery, Tallinn
1991 Estonian House, Toronto, Canada
Atelje Kransen, Uppsala, Sweden
1990 Draakoni Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1980, 1985, 1994 Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Estonia
Selected group exhibitions: 2006 Pintar um futuro. Museo de Arte de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brasiilia
2005 München-Tallinn, Tallinn-München. Aktionsforum Praterinsel, München
Message. Jaan Elken, Marko Mäetamm and Antonio Claudio Carvalho (Brazil). Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2001 Biennal in Painting. The Nordic countries and the Baltic States,Väsby Konsthall and Galleri Vilunda,Väsby, Sweden
2000 Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW. Düsseldorf, Germany
1998 Freedom of Choice. Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1993 Traditions and Postmodernism. Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1985 11th Biennale der Ostseelander. Rostock, Germany
1984, 1990, 1996 Vilnius Painting Triennial. Vilnius, Lithuania
1983 Ung Sovjetisk Kunst. Sonderjyllands Art Museum, Denmark
1979,1982, 1985, 1988 Baltic Triennial of Young Artists. Vilnius, Lithuania
Awards: 2006 Kristjan Raud Award, Estonia
2002 AS Sadolin Prize, Estonia
2000 Konrad Mägi Prize, Estonia
1998 Prize of Deco Gallery, Estonia
1997 Annual exhibition of Estonian painting Confrotations / Agreements, prize of Estonian Artists’ Association
1994, 1996 cultural stipendium of Estonian Republic
1984 6th Vilnius Painting Triennial, prize of the Vilnius Town Council, Lithuania
1983 Exhibition of Young Artists. Prize, Tallinn
1982 2nd Triennal of Baltic Young Artists, diploma, Vilnius, Lithuania
1980 Young Artist of the Year, Estonia
1979 Triennial of Baltic Young Artists, Grand Prix, Vilnius, Lithuania
Works in collections: Art Museum of Estonia, Tartu Art Museum, Tallinn Art Hall Collection, Tartu University Museum, Vilnius Town Council Art Collection (Lithuania), Viinistu Art Museum, Museum of New Art of Pärnu, Academy Nord, Sampo Bank, ES Sadolin collection, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Konstfrämjandet Gallery (Stockholm, Sweden), Tretjakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Güstrow Town Council Art Collection (Germany), Artists’ Union Exhibition Centre (Moscow, Russia), Russian Art Foundation, International Images (Sewickley, USA), Norton Dodge Collection, Zimmerli Art Museum (New Jersey, USA), In several private collections in Estonia, Russia, USA, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Canada, Brazil, etc.
Web pages: http://www.kunstihoone.ee/sisu.php?mode=pl_kunstihoone_yritused&yid=145&yritus=n2itus&asukoht=Kunstihoone&aeg=arhiiv&lang=est&club=1&page=4
http://www.fl.ut.ee/88677
http://www.haus.ee/?s=kunst&z=kaasa&kid=59
http://www.kunstikeskus.ee/galerii/galerii_set_elken.htm¸
http://www.vnapp.com/gvn_144.htm

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