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Aap Tepper (b. 1991) is a visual artist based in Tallinn, Estonia. He is interested in subjectivity within visual culture and uses his own photography as well as images from social media as subject matter for his research. His works usually deal with memory and its relations to space and photographic representation in the age of digital culture. He mostly works with site-specific installations, often using photography as his favored medium. Aap received a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the Estonian Academy of Arts (Fine Arts, Photography). Since 2013 he’s the co-founder and member of the artist-run space Rundum.

 

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CONTACT

 

aap.tepper@gmail.com

+37253451945

 

EDUCATION

 

2013 - 2016   Estonian Academy of Arts / Fine Arts, Photography MA

2010 - 2013   Estonian Academy of Arts / Photography BA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018 Displaced Time: 10 Photos from the Restricted Collections”, Film Archives, Tallinn

2015 “Artefacts from Photographic Heterotopia”, Toila alevik

2014 Rundum showcase: Manifesta, Aap Tepper, part of parallel programme of Manifesta 10, Rundum artist-run space at Taiga, Moshkov pereulok 2, St.Petersburg

2014 Micro, co-exhibited with Mari-Leen Kiipli, Kulla Laas, Aap Tepper, Mari Volens, Draakoni gallery, Tallinn

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 Defitsiidist Taaskasutuseni, curated by Maarja Hindoalla, National Archives of Estonia gallery, Tartu

2016 Defitsiidist Taaskasutuseni, curated by Maarja Hindoalla, National Archives of Estonia gallery, Tallinn

2016 TASE'16, Estonian Academy of Arts MA Grad Show, SUVA Sukavabrik, Tallinn

2015 Prosu(u)mer, (with Rundum) curated by David Raymond Conroy, EKKM, Tallinn

2015 Youth as Lifestyle, curated by Marika Agu, Nele Ambos, Hanna-Liis Kont, Julia Polujanenkova. Tartu Art Museum

2015 Rundum Tartus, Loading..100%, curated by Andres Tali, Tartu Monumentaalgalerii, Tartu

2014 Books!,  curated by Marko Mäetamm, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn

2014 Side-effects II, curated by Laura Kuusk and Pascale Riou, Grenoble old museum-library, Grenoble, France

2014 Man can turn in a circle and in doing so turn towards any point at will, Raja gallery, Tallinn

2013 Rundum Starting, Rundum Artist-Run Space, Tallinn

2013 Approaches, curated Anu Vahtra and Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn

2013 .GIF IT SPACE, supervised by Camille Laurelli, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn

2013 From the window all that could be seen was a receding gray, curated by Laura Toots, Katarsis project space, Tallinn

 

 

PERFORMANCES

 

2017 Symphony of Streams, sound performance,Oru Park, Toila parish

2016 Phonographic Composition of Toila parish's Seashore, site-specific sound performance, Oru park Toila parish

2015 Application Generator, with Rundum artist-run space, Monumentaalgalerii, Tartu

 

 

ADDITIONAL / CURATORIAL

 

2017 – Poppositions 2017, Kristina Õllek, WHEN YOU HAVE THE OBJECT ITSELF IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES / Poppositions

2015 Where the Place Begins, curated by Valerie Senden and Manuel Wischnewski, Kunsthaus Dahlem, april – june

2015 Internship at Neue Berliner Räume, Berlin, curatorial assistance, february - june

2013 – ... RUNDUM artist-run space

2013 Artist Camille Laurelli assistant for Side Effects exhibition at EKKM

2013 Artist Karel Koplimets assistant for Köler Prize nominees exhibition at EKKM

 

 

AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS

 

2015 Adamson-Eric Young Artist Prize, with Rundum collective

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

2014 Hidden Echoes, workshop supervised by Lucy Harrison (GB), Estonian Academy of Arts

2013 Gif medium workshop, supervised by Camille Laurelli (FRA/EST), Estonian Academy of Arts

2012 London Frieze Art Fair and local art scene, supervised by Maria Arusoo

2011 Graphic design workshop, supervised by Mikk Heinsoo, Estonian Academy of Arts

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2017 What To Do Together, Rundum artist-run space

2017 WHEN YOU HAVE THE OBJECT ITSELF IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES / Poppositions

2014 ARTGUIDE, Manifesta 10 Special Issue

2014 Side effects, Le Syndrome Stenhal

2011 ERKI FASHIONSHOW 2011 catalogue

 

 

ARTICLES

 

Kuusk, Laura. Fotofiltri nostalgia/Photo Filter Nostalgia, Positiiv 28/2017 Kevad/Spring

Upan, Siret. Nostalgia lõhn, Kolm kõige enam meelde jäänud tööd, Sirp 17.06.2016

Varblane, Reet. Talendikas, atraktiivne, suhestuv essents ehk Kuidas eksponeerida noort kunsti vanas majas?, 10.06.2016

Toots, Annika. Mäletamise ja unustamise vahel: foto kui mälu meedium Eesti kunstis alates 1990. aastatest, näituse „Plahvatusest tasandikule. Eesti kaasaegne foto 1991-2015“ kataloog

Karro, Piret. Tühjus ja tarbimine. Sirp, 02.10.2015

Karro, Piret. Nooruse joovastusest kainenemine. Müürileht, 02.04.2015

Talvistu, Peeter, Niiske püssirohi, Sirp, 23.01.2015

Vangonen, Joonas. Noorusest, emotsioonideta. Sirp, 17.04.2015

2014 Kaljo, Hanna Laura. The Elusive Form of Rundum Artist-Run Space, Estonian Art Magazine nr 2/2014

Kübar, Eva. Kust saab kunstnik inspiratsiooni?, 30.04.2014

Toots, Annika. „Kohalolek Raja galeriis“, Sirp 24.01.2014

Luiga, Martin. Pisteline kontroll pealinna galeriides, ZA/UM’i blogi, 08.05.2014

Varblane, Reet. „Taas üks toimekas kunstipaik“, Sirp 08.11.2013

Müürileht 29. „Rundum alustab!,“, sügis 2013

Laul, Mario. “Enesepeegeldused ja tulevik”, Sirp, 25.04.2013

2013 Mürk, Maarin. Aknast ei näinud muud kui taanduvat halli. Artishok, 16.04.2013

 

 

INTERVIEWS

 

Kuusk, Laura. Fotofiltri nostalgia/Photo Filter Nostalgia, Positiiv 28/2017 Kevad/Spring

Kaljo, Hanna Laura. The Elusive Form of Rundum Artist-Run Space, Estonian Art Magazine nr 2/2014

Mürk, Maarin. Kunstiministeerium, Klassikaraadio, 13.10.2014

Adermann, Tõnn. Näitus “Mikro” ning ettearvamatust ja petlikust fotorepresentatsioonist, Delta, Klassikaraadio, 08.05.2014

Preiman, Siim. “Ainulaadne ja asendamatu Rundum”, Sirp 26.09.2014

 

 

OTHER

 

Hobusepea galeriis saab näha EKA fotograafiatudengite töid, ERR uudised, 18.04.2013

 

 

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