Kris Lemsalu

Kris Lemsalu (1985) is a sculptor and installation artist who often experiments with ceramic art, combining porcelain with fur, wool, textile, silicone, found objects and other materials as well as sound. Lemsalu’s work is characterised by an attention to colour and surface effects, an interest in archetypal and symbolic motifs, an ironic and reflexive relationship to the media she uses, as well as staged scenes and surreal humour. Lemsalu studied ceramics at the Estonian Academy of Arts (BA, 2008) and at the Danish Design School (2009-2010) as well as sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She has participated in exhibitions since 2008 and represented Estonia at the 58th Venice Biennale with her project Birth V – Hi and Bye (2019). Lemsalu received the Young Artist Award (2018) and the Grand Prize of the Visual and Applied Arts Endowment of the Estonian Cultural Endowment (2020).