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Signe Taremaa

Born 1955


1974–1979 Estonian State Art Institute, Department of Leather Art
Artist in Viru-Nigula Culture Centre, teacher of arts and crafts
2006 member of the Estonian Leatherwork Artists' Union

Solo exhibitions:
2003 – Viru-Nigula Culture Centre
2004 – Karvia, Finland
2005 – “Suurpuu ja juurpuu”, Rakvere City Gallery
2006 – “Bushels and Carpets”, Folk Art Gallery of Estonian Handicraft House
2007 – “Leather and Linen”, Pärnu Red Tower

Selected exhibitions:
1980 – national exhibition of applied art, Tallinn
1986 – joint exhibition (with Riina Kermik and Pille Kivihall), Rakvere
1995, 1997, 2004 – “1+21. Silvi Kalda and Her Students”, Tallinn, Keila
2006 – annual exhibition of the Estonian Leatherwork Artists' Union “Review”, Hobusepea Gallery
2006, 2007 – exhibitions of bookbinding art, National Library of Estonia
2007 – exhibition of leather art “Seat”, Tartu Art House Gallery
2008 – exhibition of leather art “Paikkond”, Tallinn, Kohila
2009 – international exhibition "Reliquary", Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2009 – bookbinding exhibition "9 sections", Tallinn Central Library
2010 – International Exhibition of Artistic Bookbinding “Scripta manent”, Tallinn
2010 – international exhibition of bookbindings “Knyga/Book”, Vilnius, Lithuania
2011 – bookbinding exhibition "Kalevipoeg", Tallinn, Kohila, Pärnu
2011 – bookbinding exhibition "The Great Guild of Tallinn and the Guild Hall", Estonian History Museum
2012 – „Konrad Mägi. Bound”, Pärnu, Kohila, Tartu, Estonia
2012 – Exhibition of Mini-books „Notes on Margins”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2013 – International Exhibition „Köidetud sõna”, The Pushkin House, Institute of Russian Literature, St Peterburg, Russia
2013 – Australian Bookbinders Exhibition in Art Gallery of NSW Research Library, Sidney, Australia
2013 – Selected exhibition of „Scripta manent IV” in Budapest, Hungary
2013 – Second International Designer Bookbinding Competition in Oxford, UK
2013 – 12th World Biennial of Art Book¬binding, St Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, France
2014 – Bookbinding Exhibition „Kaitstud avatus”, Tallinn University of Technology Library, Estonia

Signe Taremaa´s leather works have been purchased by the Estonian Ministry of Culture (1981), the Museum of Applied Art (1986 and 2010) and the Lahemaa National Park. In 2002-2004 she organized 3 permanent expositions and 2 thematic exposition at the Viru-Nigula Museum.