Based in Tallinn, the capitol of Estonia, Jaan Toomik was born in 1961 in Tartu, Estonia. Since the early 1990s, when Estonia declared independence from the Soviet Union, Toomik has been exhibiting and performing throughout Europe. Toomik’s video installation marks his first one-person exhibition in the United States. His work is well known in Estonia, where he has exhibited at The Soros Center for Contemporary Arts; The Art Museum of Estonia; Gallery of Tallinn Art Hall; Vaal Gallery; and Tartu Artists’ House. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; The Contemporary Art Centre of Vilnius, Lithuania; UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; and the Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw. Toomik’s video installations have been included in SITE Santa Fe’s 1997 Bienial, the 1997 Venice Biennale, and the 1994 Biennial of Sao Paulo.