Kaire Rannik


1971 Tallinn, Estonia


  • 1989-1993 Estonian Academy of Arts, metal art department,
  • 1993-1995 Fachhochschule für Gestaltung Pforzheim, Schmuck und Gerät
  • 1995-1999 Estonian Academy of Arts, metal art department,
  • 1999 Master of Arts (MA)

Work experiences:

  • 1995-1998 Teaching assignment at Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) metal art department
  • 1995-1998 Gallery manager at EAA
  • 1999-2000 Teaching assignment at EAA metal art department
  • 2001 Teaching assignment at Porvoo Art and Craft School metal art department, Porvoo, Finland
  • 2001-2003 Head of the Department of Academic Affairs in EAA

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):

  • 1994
  • "Millenium", AI Gallery, Tallinn
  • 4eme Biennale des Jeunes Talents, Charleroi Belgium
  • 1995
  • "ESTFem", Vaal Gallery, Tallinn
  • Since a member of artists group F.F.F.F.
  • 1996
  • ArtGENDA, Young Artists Biennale, Oksnehallen, Copenhagen
  • "Subjects", Retretti Finland
  • Enamel International III, Coburg Germany
  • "Personal Time", (F.F.F.F.) Art of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania 1945-96,Warsaw; St.Petersburg
  • EAA students exhibition, Musée de l'horlogerie, Genève Switzerland
  • Space for Jewellery II, Prague Czech Republic
  • 1997
  • Talente 97, Munich Germany
  • E-Meedium, (F.F.F.F.), Linnagalerii Tallinn; ERM Näitustemaja Tartu Estonia
  • "Useless Things", Applied Art Museum, Tallinn
  • Millenium II, Rotermanns Salt Storage Tallinn
  • "Interstanding", (F.F.F.F.), EAA Gallery Tallinn
  • "Videomedeia", Belgrade Yugoslavia
  • 1998
  • "Private Views" (F.F.F.F.), Rotermann's Salt Storage, Tallinn
  • "Maailma nägu", Sammas Gallery, Tallinn
  • 1999
  • "Ferromenaalne", Art Hall Gallery Tallinn
  • M.O.O.D., (F.F.F.F) Rotermann's Salt Storage, Tallinn
  • "Mind Seduction / Meele Avaldus", Applied Art Museum Tallinn
  • "Private Views II", (F.F.F.F.) Hungary
  • 2000
  • Grassimesse 2000, Leipzig Germany
  • Baltic Design, Copenhagen Denmark
  • Jewellery, (F.F.F.F.) Nida Lithuania
  • "Chain Reaction", Aarau Switzerland
  • 2001
  • Jewellery, (F.F.F.F.) Szentendre Hungary
  • "Daily Bread", (F.F.F.F.) Porvoo Gallery Johan S, Turku Gallery Vanha Raatihuone Finland
  • 2002
  • "Daily Bread", (F.F.F.F.) Gdansk, Poland
  • "Daily Bread", (F.F.F.F.) Hansapanga galerii, Tallinn
  • "Pentagram", (F.F.F.F.) Applied Art Museum, Tallinn
  • "Kapital", (F.F.F.F.) Art Museum, Tallinn
  • 2003
  • "Daily Bread", (F.F.F.F) Gallery Hnoss Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Notes, (F.F.F.F) Szentendre, Hungary
  • "Austria and Beyond", OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore, USA
  • 2004
  • Estonian Jewellery, Peking, China
  • "ContacT", Mobilia Gallery Cambridge, USA
  • "ContacT", Bacalar Gallery Boston, USA
  • SOFA Chicago, repr. by Charon Kransen Arts USA

Awards / Grants:

  • Applied Art Triennial "Useless Things" Applied Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
  • The Annual Prize of Estonian Cultural Endowment 2002

Collections (Private & Museum):

  • 1998 Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn Estonia
  • 1996 Estonian Applied Art Museum, Tallinn Estonia
  • 2001 Swiss Country Museum, Zürich Switzerland
  • 2001 Lars Pahlman Private collection, Finland

Artist Statement:

For me creating jewellery is an experiment to feel the need to adorn and a possibility to bring new objects into our world. A jewellery piece is also a mean of communication. It describes me and also my relation to the surrounding world.

I try to concentrate the feelings and emotions that I have experienced, into my works. The meanings of my jewellery are mostly readable on the emotional level; they are personal and often controversial.

I like to combine extremes, organic forms, dim materials and ambivalent things. I reflect different shapes and make their nature more contrast. I let the light flow into these forms and make them communicate with the other ones.

I create things that lie in the power of my game.