Art fair Foto Tallinn introduces its 10th edition

Art fair Foto Tallinn 2021 takes place from September 2nd to 5th at Kai Art Center. The fair is  dedicated to introducing a wide range of contemporary photography, and its 10th edition will feature the latest works by 37 Estonian and international participants. The fair welcomes artists and galleries from 12 different countries across the world.


As the opening event of the 6th Tallinn Photomonth Biennial, Foto Tallinn offers exhibiting artists, galleries and project spaces an opportunity to introduce their works to a diverse audience and grow their network of professional contacts.


Foto Tallinn 2021 curator Isabella van Marle: “At Foto Tallinn 2021 we will present work by galleries and many emerging artists with different backgrounds, and practices. Participating artists are adopting multidisciplinary approaches, experimenting with the materiality of the medium and work amongst others with computer vision photogrammetry, installation and sound. Furthermore, I wanted to showcase work by artists who reflect upon global social issues such as the pandemic and climate change. The works on show bridge many different themes and perspectives, such as the vulnerable relationship between humans and nature, art as a form of remedy, post colonialism, family, belonging and identity. I look forward to showcasing an impression of the dynamic landscape of contemporary photography and welcome local and international participants from amongst others Hongkong, Finland and Cote d’Ivoire.”


Visiting Foto Tallinn is a great way to discover contemporary photography and meet artists and gallerists who will be present during the fair days. The fair also offers an opportunity to learn more about collecting (photographic) art. The Foto Tallinn team will be available to advise visitors in their selection.


Foto Tallinn’s diverse programme includes book launches, artist talks, panel discussions, webinars, and curated tours of the fair. The program can be found here. The list of artists, gallerists and project spaces taking part in the fair can be found here.


Foto Tallinn is open Thursday to Saturday from 11am to 8pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. The fair tickets are available on-site or can be bought in advance here.


Between September 2nd and 5th, 2021 you can visit Fotografiska Tallinn at a discounted price with the Foto Tallinn wristband. A Fotografiska Tallinn ticket bought during the same period will grant you discounted access to art fair Foto Tallinn.


Foto Tallinn 2021 is organized by the Estonian Union of Photography Artists and the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center.


Partners of Foto Tallinn 2021 are Sunly, Artproof and Luminor. The fair is kindly supported by the European Regional Development Fund, Estonian Centre of Folk Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, DSV, Tallinn Education Department and Tallinn Culture & Sport Department.


Special thanks to AkzoNobel, Kaif bar, restaurant Kampai, Kingivabrik, Lore bistro, Põhjala brewery and Reklaamistuudio.


A selection of press images can be found here.


We kindly ask all visitors of Foto Tallinn 2021 over the age of 18 to present a COVID-19 certificate (proof of vaccination, proof of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 180 days, or proof of a recent negative test) and your ID to participate in the event. There is no rapid testing on-site. Please note that if you do not present a COVID-19 certificate, you will not be allowed to participate in the event and your ticket will not be reimbursed.


From left: Jenni Toivonen Are We There #7 (2021), Liv Liberg britt (mime face) #1 (2021), Cloe Jancis Mutant (2021)