Raul Meel / Exhibitions

2014, Raul Meel, Dialogues with Infinity, Art Museum of Estonia

2018, Raul Meel, Grand Concert, Pärnu Museum


1972, Venice Art Biennale, curator’s exhibition, Italy;

1979, Worl Art Competition: New Talents and Ideas,  Boston, Massachusetts, USA (37 artists, art critics’ award);

1981, 1983, solo exhibitions in the Center for Contemporary Russian Art, New York, USA

1989, solo exhibition in GKM gallery, Malmö, Sweden;

1992, solo exhibition in Kuopio Art Museum, Finland;

1992, solo exhibition in Gallery International Images Ltd., Sewickley, USA

1993, Modern Masters of World Art, Seoul, South-Korea,

1994, Raul Meel and Leonhard Lapin, Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France (paintings and sculpture);

1997, solo exhibition Vita aboriginum, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia;

1997–1999, Cartographers, Zagreb (Croatia), Warsaw (Poland), Budapest (Hungary), Maribor (Slovenia), Middelburg (Holland), 52 artists (drawings and print art);

1999, solo exhibition in Latvian Foreign Art Museum;

2000, Realities and Utopias, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA (paintings, 8 artists);

2000, solo exhibition in Oulu Art Museum, Finland;

2001, Fire in Modern Art, Pedvale Open Air Art Museum, Talsi, Latvia (fire-installation & -performance, 11 artists, 1st prize);

2004-2005, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov and Raul Meel, Tallinn Art Hall and Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Estonia (installations);

2010, solo exhibition Estonian Dialogue, Henry van de Velde’s Art Library, Gent, Belgium (visual & sound poetry);

2011, Books of Great Beauty, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen-Zulte, Belgium;

2012–2013, XXX Council of Europe Exhibition The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945, The German Historical Museum, Berlin, Germany; Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy; Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia; the Art Museum MOCAK in Cracow, Poland;

2014, 16th Tallinn Print Triennial, Art Museum of Estonia (Kumu), Tallinn, Estonia;

2014, retrospective solo exhibition Dialogues with Infinity, Art Museum of Estonia (Kumu), Tallinn, Estonia;

2015, Biennale Internationale Di Carta / Papermade, Schio, Vicenza, Italy, as a guest of honor and, so to speak, as the „godfather“ of the 2015-2016´s exhibition;

2016-2017, Faces of Europe: Towards abstraction, Europeana 280 digital-virtual museum; See here

2017-2018, TECHNE, Государственный центр современного искусства / National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

2017, Symmetrical worlds – mirrored symmetries, Ylo Sooster, Juri Sobolev,
Tõnis Vint and Raul Meel, Art Museum of Estonia (Kumu), Tallinn, Estonia;

2018, solo exhibition Grand Concert, Pärnu Art Museum, Estonia;

2018, Baltic Book Art Biennale, Sankt Peterburg, Russia.

2022, Thinking Pictures, Art Museum of Estonia (Kumu), Tallinn, Estonia, in cooperation with Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA);

2022, “We’ll Be Right Back, You Just Keep Playing!”, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia. Interview with the curator Tamara Luuk.


Altogether more than 600 general and group-exhibitions, and more than 100 solo exhibitions and 26 fire-performances.


9.12.2017 the 3rd Biennale Internationale Di Carta / Papermade  also opened the Raul Meel Hall with a selection of Meel’s artist books and print graphics. This permanent exhibition  presents artist books in 53 languages.


5.10.2019 the 4th Biennale Internationale Di Carta / Papermade followed the themes and philosophical ideas of Raul Meel’s art.


Sao Pãulo Biennial (Brazil) invited Raul Meel to participate in the years 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984 and 1986. The Soviet Union didn’t give the permission for  Raul Meel’s participation in São Paulo Biennial.



Art Museum of Estonia, Tartu Art Museum, Helsinki City Art Museum (Finland), MoMA  New York, USA), Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA),  Zimmerli Art Museum (Rutgers’ University, Washington D.C., USA), Louisiana Museum (Denmark), Charles Pompidou Center (Paris, France), Senat of United States of America (Washington), Columbia University (New York, USA), Gallery GKM (Malmö, Sweden), Art Collection of Elcoteq Network (Finland and Estonia), Kuopio Museum of Art (Kuopio, Finland), „Imatran Voima” art collection (Helsinki, Finland), „Kaleva” art museum (Oulu, Finland), Museum of  Contemporary Art of Armenia (Yerevan, Armenia), Art collection of Verannemann’s foundation (Belgium), Vilnius Picture Gallery (Lithuania), Ludwig’s Museum (Köln, Germany), National Museum of Poland(Krakow, Poola), Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art (Finland), Pori Art Museum (Finland), Lahti Art Museum (Finland), New Orleans’ Art Museum (USA), Baltic Institute’s Art Collection (Stockholm, Sweden), Art collection of Uus-Valamo monastery (Finland), Rotary International Art Collection (Chicago, USA) and Estonian Embassy in Finland (Helsinki, Finland); PoCo, Tallinn, Estonia.