Staff of the University of Tartu Centre for Arts
kaire.maimets [ät] ut.ee
+372 737 6187, +372 52 27 128
Uppsala St 10-204, Tartu
Kaire is responsible for running the centre daily, coordinating and developing the studies, taking care of the personnel and managing development tasks.
Academic Affairs Specialist and Assistant in Visual Arts
maarja.nommik [ät] ut.ee
+372 737 6187, Room 204 at Uppsala St 10, Tartu
Please turn to Maarja with questions concerning study organisation, the courses offered at the Centre for Arts, continuing education and recognition of prior learning.
She is a freelance painter and a member of the Estonian Painters' Association and Tartu Artists' Union, holding the bachelor and master's degree in Painting from the University of Tartu. She also teaches courses on sketching, drawing and (experimental) painting at the Centre for Arts.
Tarmo prepares the classrooms and takes care of the equipment.
Rauno Thomas Moss is the Assistant in Drawing, Plastic Anatomy and General Composition, and painter. He teaches sculpture, drawing, illustration, comics, calligraphy, plastic anatomy and general composition. Moss holds a BA in Painting from the University of Tartu as well as MA in Semiotics and Culture Studies. Currently he is doing his PhD provisionally entitled "Dialogue and Discourse: Visual Semiotic Analysis of Orthodox Icon". In addition to painting, he has been engaged in computer graphics and curatorial work, and has published many writings on cultural analysis. He has had a large number of individual and joint exhibitions in Estonia and abroad. Moss belongs to the Estonian Artists' Association, Estonian Painters' Association, Tartu Artists' Union and Estonian Semiotics Association.
Professional awards: Ado Vabbe Prize in 2010, Gallery Vaal Art Award in 2009, 25 + 5 most beautiful books nominee in 2007, "Hypercube" III prize at Juri Lotman's memorial contest in 2006 and Tartu Young Artist Scholarship (by Ltd. Merko Tartu) in 2005.
Veiko Klemmer is the Assistant in Visual Arts who teaches digital and photo courses and painting. He is also active as an artist. In addition to painting, he is engaged in digital painting, computer graphics and 3D graphics. He holds a BA (2007) and a master's degree (2009) in Painting from the University of Tartu.
Professional awards: Loviisa artists' residencies in 2014, DoRa Scholarship in 2009, Wiiralt Scholarship in 2008 and Kalmus Scholarship in 2007.
veiko.klemmer [ät] ut.ee
Lauri Kärk is the Assistant (0.4 p) who teaches the courses of film art history. He is also a film historian and critic. In addition to the long tradition of film courses at the University of Tartu, he has also taught at the Tallinn University (BFM), the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and at the Tartu Art College.
Kärk graduated in 1979 with a cum laude in the field of film science at the Institute of Russian Cinematography in Moscow. He has published over 500 film articles and in 2000 book entitled "Pildi sisse minek: …" / "Entering the Frame: Film Writings from Chekhov to Virtual Reality 1977-1999".
He has received the Film Criticism Award in 1995 and the Film Book Reward in 2000 from the Cultural Endowment of Estonia. He has been repeatedly recognised by the magazine Theatre. Music. Cinema, lastly in 2015, and received several other honours.
lauri.kark [ät] ut.ee
ADDITIONAL LECTURERS in AUTUMN & SPRING SEMESTER 2020/2021
Triin Amur is a fashion designer and a lecturer. She values high quality craftsmanship, and although her creations are not seasonal or follow any current trends, they affect and touch the consumer. Triin Amur graduated from University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy in 2012. She specialized in Estonian Native Textile. In 2015, Triin earned her Master’s degree from the Estonian Academy of Arts, specializing in fashion design. Triin has lived in and worked for various fashion labels in Iceland and London.
Sveta Bogomolova in an artist currently residing in Tartu. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia where she graduated St. Petersburg State University with MA in General Linguistics. Then she moved to Tartu and graduated from the Department of Media and Advertising of Tartu Art College (now: Pallas University of Applied Sciences). For the past 15 years she has been working as a graphic and multimedia designer and animator. As an artist she is active in creating conceptual installations and video projections. Sveta's greatest interests lie in the visualisation of music (creating live visuals) and in analogue video effects. For more than 10 years she has been teaching animation and special effects at the Pallas UAS. At the Centre for Arts she teaches classical animation.Portfolio and CV
sveta.bogomolova [ät] gmail.com
Carlos H. Guzmán is an M.A. student of semiotics at Tartu University, and he has a previous M.A. in semiotics from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogotá, Colombia, where he also taught visual and user experience design courses. He was in charge of the Space intervention course at the Unipanamericana University in Bogotá.His research interests include visual and cognitive semiotics, and board games design.
Lilian Langsepp has been a lecturer at the university since 1995, and she also works as a teacher at the Heino Eller Music School (harp, counterpoint). She is a member of the Estonian Music Society, the Association of Estonian Professional Musicians, the Estonian Harpsichord Fellowship and the Pallas Art Society. Since the foundation of the Tartu Early Music Festival "Orient et Occident" in 1996 to the present, she is the consultant, co-author of many materials and editor of the publications. Lilian Langsepp is also a doctoral student in philosophy, focusing on the philosophical analysis of perception of music. She teaches several courses in the field of music at the Centre for Arts.
lilian.langsepp [ät] gmail.com
Kadri Lepasson is a zither artist and she has extensive experience as a teacher of traditional songs, dances and instruments. Kadri is a graduate from the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy with a specialization in traditional music/folklore teacher. Currently Kadri works as a teacher and instructor at the Folk Culture Centre. She teaches Traditional Dance together with Eeva Talsi at the Centre for Arts.
kadri.lepasson [ät] gmail.com
Verner Sääsk has background in science. In addition to studying chemistry he has long been interested in the history and cultures of different East Asian countries. This interest has led him to learn more about those subjects at the University of Tartu and Hokkaidō University. Verner's current topic of interest is the East Asian cinema. To introduce East Asian countries and their cultures through cinematography is the main aim of the course he teaches at the Centre for Arts.
Matti Vainio is a Finnish artist who teaches the course Looking at Art, that observes and analyses art with the students from the artist's point of view. In 2013, he acquired a master's degree at the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. He has participated in numerous individual and joint exhibitions in Finland, Estonia and elsewhere. He belongs to the Finnish Painters’ Union and the Helsinki Union of Artists.
matti.vainio10 [ät] gmail.com