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City of Tartu Electoral District

24 February 1957 Tallinn
Married, one daughter, two sons, two stepsons, six grandchildren

Education: Tallinn Pelgulinn Gymnasium (former Secondary School No. 46) 1975; Estonian Academy of Arts, Textile Design (equivalent to Master’s degree) 1980.

Career: interior design company Kodu, artist 1980–1985; Estonian SSR Arts Foundation, art factory Ars, artist 1985–1991; Estonian Academy of Arts: lecturer 1988–, Professor 1997, Head of Textile Design Department 1999, Non-Tenured Professor 2002; Estonian Artists’ Association, Vice-President 1995–1998, President 1998–1999; Minister of Culture 1999–2002; Estonian Academy of Arts, Rector 2005–2015; Tartu Art Museum, Director 2017–2019.

Party affiliation: Estonian Reform Party 1998–2006, 2014–;

Membership in representative bodies: Congress of Estonia; 9th Riigikogu 2003, 10th Riigikogu 2003–2005 (Deputy Chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee), 14th Riigikogu; Tallinn City Council 1996–1999, 2002, also elected in 1999.

Awards: Order of the White Star, 4th class 2004; Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland 2002; Order of Merit of Portugal, Cross of Commander 2006; Order of the Crown of the Kingdom of Belgium, Commander 2008.

Other activities: Estonian National Library, Member of the Supervisory Board;
Estonian Artists’ Association 1987–. European Year of Creativity & Innovation, Estonian Ambassador 2009.
Participation in art exhibitions in Estonia and abroad, articles in the Estonian press.



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04.04.2019 / 11:25
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09.04.2019 / 10:03
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10.04.2019 / 14:02
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15.04.2019 / 15:34
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