MATTHIAS SILDNIK (1987) will open his personal exhibition Midplane in Hobusepea gallery at 6.30pm on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018.

Matthias Sildnik has obtained BA degree (2010) and MA degree (2014) in the department of sculpture and installation at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Currently he is continuing his studies in the Doctoral School at the Estonian Academy of Arts. He has also studied in the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics in the faculty of philosophy in 2011-2012 and in the Institute of Cultural Research and Arts at the University of Tartu. Matthias Sildnik has participated in exhibitions since 2008.

At the current exhibition the artist continues working on the concept of Robert Oppenheimer Non-Profit Idea Bank that was also the basis for his personal exhibition Happy Space held in Draakon gallery in 2016.

Matthias Sildnik: „In 2015-2016, Robert Oppenheimer Non-Profit Idea Bank held a collective spatial design project with the aim of describing people's idea of an ideal working environment in conditions of neoliberal economical system. Present exhibition Midplane is based on the results of the idea bank and studies the unforeseeable movement occuring in people's choices.
Communities change during time and are always accompanied by their history. Past choices demand requirements for the situations to come. Decision-making takes place in a midplane where all experiences make a whole. In the collection of important and unimportant choices future is gradually developing. Is this the control society based on private equity of cryptoanarchism founded on human rights? In the near future our subjectivity may acquire the form of a discursive drone consciousness that adjusts itself to the citizen index; however, it may also be an unforeseeable consciousness that cannot be controlled by any discursive formation. Society is a product of collective creation and Robert Oppenheimer Non-Profit Idea Bank keeps finding new opportunities in order to enrich the process with new influences.“

Exhibition will be open until June 11, 2018.

Supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Exhibitions in Hobusepea gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Estonian Ministry of Culture.




2007-2010     Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Skulptuur BA
2011-2012     Tartu Ülikooli Filosoofiateaduskond
                    filosoofia ja semiootika instituut, Kultuuriteaduste ja kunstide instituut
2010-2014     Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Skulptuur ja installatsioon MA
alates 2016   Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Kunst ja disain PhD

2016  „Õnnelik ruum“, Draakoni galerii, Tallinn
2015   „Õnnelik ruum“ (koos Edgar Tedresaarega), Y galerii, Tartu
2014   „Tiiu Lind 2“ (koos Edgar Tedresaare ja Tanel Toltsinguga), Vaal galerii, Tallinn
2013   „Tiiu Lind“ (koos Edgar Tedresaare ja Tanel Toltsinguga), Y Galerii, Tartu

2016   „Pärnu kunstisuvi - Labürint“, Pärnu Linnagalerii, Pärnu
2016   „Mees ja naine - Tulnukad“, Pärnu uue kunsti muuseum, Pärnu
2015   „Tartu kunsti aastanäitus“, Tartu Kunstimaja, Tartu
2014   „Art on Top“, Haus Waissbach, Plauen, Saksamaa
2014   „TASE 14“, Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseum, Tallinn
2012   „Kreen tolm“, Krenholmi Manufaktuur, Narva
2011   ”Paranormal”, Raja galerii, Tallinn
2011   ”My Mind Is My Monument”, Draakoni galerii keldrisaal, Tallinn
2010   ”The Gift”, Raja galerii, Tallinn
2009   ”Scary Challange”, Tallinna Postimaja
2009   “Gravity Bong”, EKKM, Tallinn
2008   ”Stone. Time“, Pedvale skulptuuripark, Pedvale, Läti
2008   ”Taavi Piibemann”, Tallinna Linnagalerii
2008   ”Vabaduse Monumendid”, Eesti Ajaloomuuseum, Tallinn