Flo Kasearu – International Fun

<p>Flo Kasearu's floor piece suggests that a certain fragility lurks beneath desires for global community. Her "International Fun" (2016) recreates the European Union's flag with blue paint and banana peels, a single misstep would seemingly wreak havoc on the entire organization.<br></p><p></p><p>–&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Flo Kasearu (b.1985) is an artist based in Tallinn. She studied Painting and Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and Multimedia at Universtität der Künste Berlin under Rebecca Horn studio.<br><br>Kasearu’s earliest performances conceived during her studies addressed tradition, national identity, and the academic environment of art schools. Her subsequent projects dealt with local political and ideological contexts, the artist often working and exhibiting outside of the white cube gallery set up. Kasearu has shown works in various public spaces, in her Tallinn home which she transformed into an eponymous house museum (Flo Kasearu House Museum, 2013-ongoing), a women's shelter (“Festival of the Shelter”, Pärnu women’s shelter, 2018). An intervention titled "Great great great grandscribble-weasel" at the Koidula Museum (dedicated to Estonian poet Lydia Koidula) took place in Pärnu in 2018.<br><br>Flo Kasearu’s recent exhibitions and performances include "Endangered Species", solo exhibition at Tartu Art Museum (2020); "Performing the Fringe" at Konsthall C, Stockholm, curated by Jussi Koitela and Inga Lāce (2020); “There and Back Again”, group show curated by Kati Kivinen and Saara Hacklin, Kiasma, Helsinki (2018); “Soon enough”, group show curated by Maria Lind, Tensta Konsthall (2018); “State is Not a Work of Art”, group show curated by Katerina Gregos, Tallinn Art Hall (2018); “Members Only”, Performa 17 Biennial, curated by Esa Nickle and Maaike Gouwenberg, New York (2017).</p>