Tallinn Photomonth aims to introduce and develop contemporary art and visual culture as well as to engage different audiences in the discussion about art. The mission of the founding structure – Estonian Union of Photography Artists – is to broaden society’s interest towards contemporary visual culture and to increase the knowledge of Estonian art scene internationally.
Although started in 2011 by a group of artists working primarily with photography and video, the Tallinn Photomonth has never been a narrowly media-based event, rather it looks more broadly at developments in art and society in a world mediated by cameras, screens and images. Every other autumn the biennial, situated in between the Baltic and Scandinavian countries, is an international meeting point for professionals from all over the world.
The main international group exhibitions have so far been curated by Adam Budak (2011, at Kumu Art Museum), Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk (2013, at Tallinn Art Hall), David Raymond Conroy (2015, at Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia) and Anthea Buys (2017, at Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia), and Heidi Ballet, Post Brothers and Hanna Laura Kaljo (2019, at Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn Art Hall and Kai Art Center).Source: