the story of my destiny
When I was a child there was a seascape with gigantic wave, hanging on the wall by my bed. I remember how, at bed-time, instead of going to sleep, I roamed on crests of the waves and slid down to the trough. In that stormy sea I had my own place to crawl into when I felt sleepy, and so I often dozed off in the embrace of the silky wave.The picture by my bed was a copy of The Ninth Wave (1850), by Ivan Aivazovski. And today, three of my seascapes are hanging in one room side by side with Ivan Aivazovski’s works at the Marine Art Museum in Otchakow, Ukraine.
Can you imagine! Now sleep together our pictures!
So, when people ask me how long it took me to complete this or that painting, I am always tempted to answer: A long, long time – since childhood.
WORKS IN MUSEUMS
Marine Art Museum in Ochakov, Ukraine.
Tretyakov’s Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
Kumu Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
CV AILI VINT
Was born in 1941 in a tiny town of Rakvere, Estonia, Europe.
1962-1967 Studied at Institute of Art, Tallinn, Estonia
1964-1970 Member of ANK’ 64
1967-present is married to painter and writer Toomas Vint
1970-present Freelance artist, a member of Estonian Artists' Association
Aili Vint has participated in numerous personal and international exhibitions, the latest including:
SOME INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
Aili Vint REFLECTIONS, 1993 Exhibited in Osaka Painting Trienale 1993. Acrylic the Light, reflected on the color, is glowing from behind. The tilted board is pure white.
1995 Osaka Sculpture Triennale, Japan
1994 Osaka Graphic Triennale , Japan
1993 SUBSTANCE - UNSUBSTANCE The 1st annual exhibition of the Soros Foundation, Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia. Tallinn, Estonia
1988, 1991 Miniprint Triennale, Chamalières France
1987 Art of Soviet Estonia, Moscow
1987 Rostock Painting Triennale, Germany
1984 SPACE AND FORM, Art Hall, Tallinn
1983, 1986 Riga Miniprint Trienniale, Latvia
1981, 1987 Lodz Miniprint Triennial, Poland
1977 Szecin, Poznan, Warssavi (with Toomas Vint) Poland
1975, 1984 Baltic Painting Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania
1972, 1997 Cracow Graphic Art Biennial, Poland
1971, 1980, 1983, 1989, 1995 Tallinn Print Triennial, Estonia
2012 CHA Roads & Tracks Moscow International Art Salon
2013 The Desire for Freedom Art in Europe since 1945. Berlin, Milan, Tallinn
2013 ANK-64 juubelinäitua
2014 – 2015 Artist´s Footprint. Aili Vint and Toomas Vint. Tallinn Art Hall
2016 Caprises. Aili Vint's work in retrospect. Tartu Art House
2019 näitusel “Avatud kollektsioonid. Sõna saab kunstnik” osalema 25 eesti ja rahvusvahelist kunstnikku, kes aitavad tähistada Eesti Kunstimuuseumi 100. juubelit. Näitusel esitletavate teoste ajaliseks ulatuvuseks kujunes 17.–21. sajand.
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SOME SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 CAPRICES, in Tartu Art House
2001 Gallery of Rakvere Museum, Estonia
2001 Haus Gallery,Tallinn
2001 Olion gallery, Tallinn
1999 Gallery of Estonian House, New York, USA
1995 Kastellaani Maja Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1995 Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
1990 Järvenpää Cultural Centre, Järvenpää, Finland
1990 Oulu Cultural Centre, Oulu, Finland
1988 The Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
1977, 1996 Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
Rein Raamatu multifilmi “Lend” panoraamid 1977
„Pildi sisse minek“ Eesti Televisioon, 1985
Eesti telefilm “Eesti Kunst“: Aili Vint 1998
“Ja Jumal lõi naise” Portreesaade vananemisest Kanal 2, 2001
“Inimeselt inimesele” Intervjuu Linnu Maega. 2002, 08.
“Subboteja” saade A. Zukkermanniga Haiba lastekodu fuajee maalimisest lastekodu lastega. Kanal 2, 2004, 10.
„Tähelaev: Aili Vint” ETV 2007
„Prillitoosi“ saatejuhtide vahetus: Tiina Park 2015
1980 Vinni NS aastapreemia
1994 Konrad Mäe medal
1994 Pärnu linna preemia
2002 Eesti Valgetähe teenetemärk IV
2015 Kristjan Raua medal ja preemia
1991 - 1996 Estonian Academy of Arts lecturer, a creativity mentor
1996 - 2002 Estonian Business School, creative know-how training for top leaders and businessmen
1999 - 2006 Estonian Euro Management Institute, creativity mentor
Since 2012 TTÜ creative training for architects
CREATIVITY IS THE ONLY PERMANENTLY FAITHFUL CAPITAL
Creativity mentor Aili Vint: Whatever your profession, switch on your creative light and you will see a genius!
On more creative trainingś video is here: Eesti kunst, Aili Vint /ERR/ 1998 Eesti kunst: Aili Vint
ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE BOOKS
Aili Vint THE SEA BOOK , published by Tulikiri, Tallinn 2011
.From the Aili Vints book LIKE SUN IN THE SKY, published by Ilo, Tallinn 2000
SOME CATALOGS FROM EXHIBITIONS
2019 Catalog: “Border Poetics. Estonian Art 1918–2018” is an exhibition of the Art Museum of Estonia and the National Tretyakov Gallery,combining Estonian art of the last hundred years from the collections of the two museums.
2017 101 Eesti kunstiteost, raamat kirjastuselt Varrak
2014 AILI VINT. .TOOMAS VINT Artists footprint
2013 THE ARTISTS GROUP ANK' 64 Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2012 CHA ROADS & TRACKS, Moscow International Art Salon, Russia
2010 POPKUNST FOREVER Estonian Pop Art at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, Kumu ART Museum
2013 THE DESIRE FOR FREEDOM ART IN EUROPE SINCE 1945, 30th Council of Europe exhibition. Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin; Palazzo Reale, Milan; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
SOME LATEST INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2019 in Kumu Art Museum: Open Collections. The Artist Takes the Floor invites visitors to walk through a forest of art history and sees to it that the walk is a meandering journey, taking museum-goers from main paths to enjoyable side trails which have not yet been fully assessed and categorised in art history.In inviting the artists, the curator considered their creative profiles with the aim of involving different media. Several invited artists made the initial choice of pieces of interest based on the electronic museum database MuIS and the digital collection of the Art Museum of Estonia, which was followed by actual work with the collection. The works of art on exhibit cover the period from the 17th to the 21st centuries.
The project curated by Maria Arusoo is centred around the theme of the female body in Aili Vint’s prints and the Serbian artist Ivana Bašić’s sculptures. Under the keyword “afterlife of flowers”, the artists Foxy Haze and Jennifer Steinkamp (USA) explore the afterlife of now marginalised art genres in contemporary art projects.
2018 -2019 Estonian Art 1918 - 2019, Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow “Border Poetics. Estonian Art 1918–2018” is an exhibition of the
Art Museum of Estonia and the National Tretyakov Gallery, combining Estonian art of the last hundred years from the collections of the two museums.
The Atlantic Sea 1981 Oil on canvas 175 x 200 cm Tretjakov Gallery
On The Island of Tütarsaar 1985 Oil on canvas 115 x 145 cm Tretjakov Gallery,
XXX Baltic Regatta. Waiting for The Wind, Triptychon II, 1979 Oil on canvas 174 x 150 cm Tretjakov Gallery,
2018 Kris Lemsalu and Aili Vint at Bozar, Brussels @bozarbrussels until August 19, curated by Maria Arusoo, director of CCA, Estonia! ••• The exhibition is part of the project "Somewhere in Between. Contemporary Art Scenes in Europe" in Bozar. Brussels
2017 MONA The Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2016 CAPRICES, in Tartu Art House, Estonia
2016 Soviet Hippies are present at the exhibition: PEACE AND LOVE Soviet Hippies, a new exhibition at London's Red Gallery, takes visitors back to Soviet Estonia to step into a parallel universe — the hippie movement that existed within the Brezhnev regime.
Curated by KIWA and Terje Toomistu, the exhibition is based on an in-depth anthropological study, which saw the pair interview 15 people who were part of the hippie movement in the “Soviet West”, as Estonia was known owing to its bohemian feel and rock music scene. Visitors to Soviet Hippies will be able to get a privileged insight into the experience of this generation, with the interview films and a rich array of archive photography due to be shown at the exhibition.
2014-2015 Aili Vint's and Toomas Vint's exhibition: ARTIST'S FOOTPRINT, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia