Estonia

This writer is currently reporting on the pavilion of Estonia.

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Pavilion

Organizer/Commissioner:
The Center for Contemporary Arts (private state-funded institute)
Artist:
Dénes Farkas
Curator:
Adam Budak
Budget provided by the state:
Undisclosed
Open Call?
Yes
Selection procedure:
The artist was selected by a nine-member jury of artists and representatives from various art institutions appointed by the Center for Contemporary Arts.

Curator

Name:
Adam Budak
Gender:
Male
Born:
Poland, 1966
Lives and works in:
The United States of America
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
2

Artist

Name:
Dénes Farkas
Gender:
Male
Born:
Hungary, 1974
Lives and works in:
Estonia
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1
Represented by galleries in:
Not represented by a gallery

Politics & Economics

State System:
Unitary parliamentary republic
Ruling Political Party:
Coalition of the centre-right Reform Party, the conservative Pro Patria-Res Publica and the Social Democrats.
Population (World Bank, 2011):
1,339,928
GDP per capita (World Bank, 2011):
$16,534
Unemployment (World Bank, 2011):
12.5% of the labor force
Net OECD ODA Aid Donated (2011):
$22,580,000
Military Expenditure (SIPRI, 2011):
$420,000,000

Alliances


Coalition of the Willing
International Criminal Court recognized
NATO
OECD
Former Warsaw Pact
WTO

Conflicts

Country independent since:
1991 (from the USSR)
Last Major Border Revision:
2005 (border treaty with Russia)
Global Militarization Index (BICC, 2011):
35
Nuclear Force?
No
Ongoing Conflicts and Disputes:
Human rights concerns over the large population of resident non-citizens of Russian ethnicity. Sporadic diplomatic conflicts with Russia: Russia withdrew its signature from the 2005 border treaty after the Estonian parliament added a ratification referencing Soviet occupation. Controversy over the relocation of the WWII Red Army memorial in Tallinn.
Participation in Multinational Missons:
NATO missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo. UN peacekeeping mission in Israel & the Middle East. EU anti-piracy mission and EU mission in Mali.