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Sirje Runge Biographical Data:
Born: August 19, 1950 in Tallinn, Estonia
Education: 1970 – 1975 Estonian State Art Institute, industrial design

Pedagogical activity:
Since 1995 Estonian Academy of Arts, assistant professor in the faculty of composition.
Since 2008. professor of fine arts in Tallinn University.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
1973 – Tartu State University, Estonia
1976 – Artists’ Association, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery (Salong), Estonia
1980 – Estonian Academy of Science, Tallinn, Estonia
1981 – Artists’ Association, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery (Salong), Estonia
1984 – Dragon Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1986 – The State Art Museum of Estonia
1990 – Hannah Feldman Galerie, Bern, Switzerland
1990 – Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1991 – The Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1992 – Luum Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1993 – Catherine Négre Gallery, Paris, France
1994 – G Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1995 – Hanna Gallery, Stockbridge, USA
1996 – Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1997 – Sammas Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1997 – Chaplin Centre, Pärnu, Estonia
1998 – Tallinn Art Hall, exhibition Silence, Estonia,
2000 – Estonian Art Museum, exhibition Pure Choices, Estonia,
2001 –. Estonian Art Museum, Church Niguliste, exhibition Dance Macabre, Tallinn,
2003 – Tartu Art Museum, exhibition Sir, Estonia
– Museum of Estonian Architecture, exhibition Great Love
2004 – Raegalerii, exhibition Sir – 10 paintings, Estonia, Kuressaare
2005 – Creating, no exhibitions
2006 – Creating, no exhibitions
2008 – Estonian Bank Gallery , exhibition Pieces
2010 – US Gallery, Tallinn
2011 – Great Love, Kumu Art Museum,Tallinn,Estonia

Selected Group Exhibitions:
1971 – I Exhibition of Vanguard Art of Estonia, Tallinn
1972 – III International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Rijeka, former Republic of Yugoslavia
1973 – International Exhibition of Prize Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
1974 – IV International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Rijeka, former Republic of Yugoslavia
1975 – II International Graphic Biennale in Vienna, Austria
– International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Graz
1975 – II Exhibition of Vanguard Art of Estonia, Harku
1976 – V International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Rijeka, former Republic of Yugoslavia
1977 – I Exhibition of Geometrical Art of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
1979 – Exhibition of Young Artists of Balticum, Vilnius, Lithuania
– Last 10 Years in Estonian Painting, Tallinn, Estonia
1982 – Exhibition of Young Artists of Balticum. Vilnius, Lithuania
1984 – Exhibition of Balticum Paintings (III Triennale), Vilnius, Lithuania
1986 – Estonian Contemporary Painting. Kiel, Germany
– Estonian Contemporary Art, Minsk, Byelorussia
1986 – Estonian Contemporary Painting, Venice, Italy
1987 – Estonian Contemporary Art, Moscow, former URRS
1987 – Estonian Painting, Warsaw, Krakow, Poland
1988 – Ars Estonica 88, Helsinki, Tampere, Finland
– 10 Estonian Painters, Helsinki, Finland
1989 – The New Soviet Avant-Garde, New York, International House Gallery, USA
– Dialogue – Art Contemporain Soviétique, Paris, Centre Boris Vian, France
– Konstnärer fran Estland, Stockholm, Konstfrämjandet, Sweden
1995 – Harku 1975–1995. The Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
1996 – Art of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 1945 – 1996, Personal Time, The Zaheta Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warcaw, Poland
– Tallinn-Moscow / Moscow-Tallinn 1956–1986, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
1998 – An Exhibition of Estonian Art, Windows and Wiews, The Borschette Centre, Brussels
1999 – L’Esprit nordique, Paris, France
2000 – Hyvinkää and Oulu Art Museums, exhibition Room 312A ,Finland
2001 – Deco Gallery, exhibition Corpus in Spe, Tallinn, Estonia
– City Gallery, exhibition Corpus, Tallinn, Estonia
– Art Hall of Toompea Castle, Tallinn, Estonia
– Abstract Painting in the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, Zimmerli Art Museum, exhibition Realities and Utopias, USA
2002 – Viru Centre, Gallery 008, exhibition “Ruum 312a on an alien territory”, Tallinn
– Rakvere Regional Museum and Tallinn City Gallery, exhibition Ruum 312a, Estonia
2003 – Academics in Vilnius, Galerija Vilnius, Lithuania
– Pommerhus Kunsthalle, exhibition Room 312A,Greifswald, Germany
– Art Line Gallery, exhibition Corpus, Tallinn, Estoia
– Gallery of Estonian Art Academy, exhibition 312A at Home, Estonia
2006 – Tallinn – Russian Gallery, The State Tretyakov Gallery – 150, Estonia
– Hobusepea Gallery, exhibition Corpus III, Tallinn, Estonia
2008 – Museum of Estonian Architecture, Environment, projects, concepts. Architects of the Tallinn School 1972-1985 catalogue -Hier Wäre das Leben Leicht.Art Laboratory Berlin.
2009 – Gender Check,Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe Museum Moderne Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
2009 – Popkunst Forever. KUMU Art Museum
2010 – Gender Check, Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe Zacheta NationalGallery of Art, Poland
2011 – Mystics and Moderns,Zimmerli Art Museum, USA
– Abstract,Tallinn Art Hall
2011-2012 Lithuanian National Gallery, Vilnius. Our Metamorphic Futures. Design, Technical. Aesthetics and Experimental Architecture in the Soviet Union, 1960–1980

Awards:
1983 – Best Painting of the Year, Estonia
1996 – Konrad Mägi Annual Award, Estonia
2001 – Kristjan Raud Prize for Painting, Estonia
2002 – Grant of the Ministry of Culture, Estonia
2005 – Annual Grant of Cultural Endowment of Estonia

Selected Museum Collections:
– Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
– The Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn
– The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
– Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, Switzerland
– Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USASelected Private Collections:
– Royal Family of Sweden, Stockholm
– Dr. Herbert Schnapka, Bochum, Germany
– Angela Kreis-Muzzulini, Bern, Switzerland
– Naoko Kohno, Tokyo, Japan
– Edita Giedrimene, Marburg, Germany
– Dr. Kari T. Eloranta, Tampere, Finland
– Vladimir Tarasov, Vilnius, Lithuania
– Jacov Rutgaizer, New York, USA
– Boris Bernstein, CA, USA
– Matti Milius, Tartu, Estonia
– Erkki-Sven Tüür, Tallinn, Estonia
– Tiit Telmet, Toronto, Canada
– Hélčn Berdoy-Mayer, Toulouse, France
– Leena Majander, Helsinki, Finland Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection, USA

Selected Bibliography:
1984 – Yevgeny Klimov, From “Geometry” to Landscape, Tallinn, Kunst 64/2
1986 – Evi Pihlak, Luminous Space, Sirp ja Vasar no 19
– Eha Komissarov, Sirje Runge (catalogue)
– Tallinner Malerei der Gegenwart, Kieler Stadtmuseum, Warlebeger Hof (catalogue)
1987 – Rauma ’87, Biennale Balticum, Rauma, Finland (catalogue)
1988 – Tamperen Nykytaiteen Museo , Ars Estonica ’88, Franckellin Kirjapaino Oy (catalogue)
1990 – Zarte Kraft und Starke. Der Bund, Bern, 29.03.1990
1992 – Boriss Bernstein, First There Was Light, Sirp, 03.01.1992
1994 – Boriss Bernstein, article Sirje Runge – post festum, Sirp, 16.12.1994
1995 – ENE VIII ,(Estonian Encyclopedia,vol.VIII), pages 244-245
– From Gulag to Glasnost, Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers. Thames and Hudson, New York, 1995
– Harku 1975–1995. The Tallinn Art Hall (catalogue)
1996 – Leonhard Lapin, The Mystery of Light, Kultuurileht, 19.01.1996
– Personal Time. Art of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 1945–1996. The Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, (catalogue)
1996 – Tallinn-Moscow / Moscow-Tallinn 1956–1985. The Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn (catalogue)
1997 – In the name of life, with love... , Sirje Runge’s Paintings(catalogue)
1998 – Windows and Wiews. An Exhibition of Estonian Art, The Borschette Centre, Brussels (catalogue)
1998 – Sir. Silence. Tallinn. (Catalogue)
1998 – Ebe Nõmberg, Glass Pearl Game in the Moon River (catalogue)
1999 – Sirje Helme, Jaak Kangilaski, “Short History of Estonian Art”, Kunst.
2000 – Room 312A (catalogue)
2011 – Zwischen westlicher Moderne ubd Sowjetiscer Avantgarde: Inoffizielle Kunst in Estland, 1969-1978. Gebr. Mann Velag, Berlin