Kristen Rästas is an Estonian artist who lives and works in Tallinn. He is a multidisciplinary artist and a co-founder of an artist grouping called Robin Ellis Meta. He has actively taken part in exhibitions since 2012 and has had solo exhibitions in Estonia, Iceland and Belgium. Rästas’s recent work deals with topics such as the virtual world, definition of landscape, digital malfunctions and being an artist. 

Born in 1992.

Works in Tallinn.



2016–2019 Estonian Academy of Arts, fine arts, MA

2018 KASK the School of Arts Gent, fine arts, MA, exchange program

2014 Hungarian University of Fine Arts, fine arts, BA, exchange program

2011–2015 Estonian Academy of Arts, fine arts, BA


Solo exhibitions


2019 Robin Ellis Meta: New Year, New Me. with Kelli Gedvil and Anu Lehis, Post-Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium

2018 Stop! Breaking the fourth wall is a bad idea! with Victoria Holdt, KASK the School of Arts Gent glass corridor, Gent, Belgium

2018 Robin Ellis Meta: U+1F6AE. with Kelli Gedvil and Anu Lehis, Hobusepea gallery, Tallinn

2018 Borders Within². Pärnu Artists’ House gallery, Pärnu

2017 Purgatory. RÝMD video space, Reykjavík, Iceland

2016–2017 untitled. Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn

2016 As in Flesh, So in Spirit. Musta Jala gallery, Mustjala village, Saaremaa

2016 untitled. The Living Room Cafe, Tallinn

2015 Werewolf. Laagna library, Tallinn


Group exhibitions


2020 Arcadia. Infinite life gallery, Tallinn

2019 Young Painters Prize'19 finalist show. Titanikas gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2019 TASE'19 graduation show. Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn

2019 ARS film festival AFF 2019: Robin Ellis Meta. ARS house project room, Tallinn

2018 Mind Mapping. Vaal gallery, Tallinn

2018 Home and Away. Viljandi City gallery, Viljandi

2017 Swipe to Engage. ARS house project room, Tallinn

2017 EAA: Painting party video installation: Self-made. EKKM, Tallinn

2017 RIGHT NOW! MONA The Museum of New Art, Pärnu

2017 TMW: Young Art Talent competition. Wabadus cafe, Tallinn

2017 TMW: Easy Access. Reisijate street, Tallinn

2016 Viva Arte Viva. ARS house project room, Tallinn

2016 Mimicry. Balti Jaam train station, Tallinn

2016 untitled. RASK Attorneys-at-Law, Tallinn

2015 TASE FILM. Sõprus cinema, Tallinn

2013 Tuttuus. ARS house, Tallinn

2013 Muuttuum. Draakon gallery, Tallinn

2013 Muuttuum. Pärnu Artists’ House gallery, Pärnu

2013 Do it. EKA Pseudo gallery, Tallinn

2012 Pattern. Von Krahl, Tallinn

2012 First Cut. Von Krahl, Tallinn