Maria-Kristiina Soomre

Maria-Kristiina Soomre is currently an adviser on visual arts at the Estonian Ministry of Culture and a PhD candidate in Art History writing her dissertation on the exhibitionary practices of the Soviet era. Since 2000, Soomre has been writing art criticism for the Estonian press and served as an art editor for a local, cultural, weekly publication. In 2003, she was the administrator for the Estonian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. From 2004-11, she initiated an electronic music festival, Kumu ÖÖ; produced the TV art program AKU; and organized seminars, conferences, and performances at the Kumu Art Museum. As a curator, her exhibitions explored archival studies, pan-historical blockbusters, format-based artistic presentations, and organized solo exhibitions. Soomre studied Art History at the Estonian Academy of Arts and Arts Management in Turku Art Academy in Finland.

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Summer 2013

Focusing on new models for curating and exhibition development, ICI’s annual summer Curatorial Intensive offers curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice.

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2013 Summer Curatorial Intensive Symposium

Join ICI and the new Curatorial Intensive class on Tuesday, July 30 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present new exhibition proposals.

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