Marten Esko

Marten Esko (1990) is a curator, art-worker, exhibition-maker, manager and writer based in Tallinn, Estonia. He is one of the board members of the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), which he ran between 2016 and 2020. Since 2015, he has also been one of the board members of the Tallinn Print Triennial Foundation. His practice to date has mainly focused on various ways of exhibiting and exhibition-making, taking pleasure in both material and spatial as well as conceptual and contextual approaches towards knowledge-, awareness-, meaning- and ignorance-making.

After having finished running an art institution for five years few weeks ago, this three-week residency is planned as a non-productive contemplation on what could or should not come after. I have no concrete plans or aims to publicly announce here, yet there are of course several possibilities to consider and ponder over; and for that purpose these three weeks have been reserved. That is, for the most part, for doing absolutely nothing in particular – an activity for which it is inescapably more difficult to find time for these days.