Sandra Nuut
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Sandra Nuut’s work includes lecturing, writing, and curatorial projects in the design field. She is based in Tallinn and works as a curator at the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design. Nuut has previously worked at the Estonian Academy of Arts and the New York-based gallery Chamber.


MFA Design Criticism, School of Visual Arts, New York, U.S.A., 2014

BA Art History, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 2012

proloogkool (Prologue School), non-formal educational programme, 2021–2022


2022– Curator, Tallinn, Estonia, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

2017–2022, Project Manager and Lecturer, Tallinn, Estonia Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Graphic Design

2014–2017, Gallery Associate & Project Manager, New York, USA Chamber


2024, Exhibition Estonian Design Awards 2012–2022: A Retrospective, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

2023, Exhibition Uneversum: Rhythms and Spaces, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

2022–, Lecture series Millal on disain? (in Estonian), co-curated together with Kai Lobjakas, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

2022, Dear Friend Exhibition and Symposium, EKA Gallery

2021, Exhibition Acting Things VIII – Silent Negotiations by Judith Seng, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery

2019, Making Public and Publics: Art Publishing in Context, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

2018, SUVA Type Foundry exhibition

2018, Window displays for Tallinna Kaubamaja

2013, Museum as Plinth: Take One/Leave One, Museum of Arts and Design, New York


2024, Exhibition catalogue Uneversum: Rhythms and Spaces, published by the Museum of Applied Art and Design. It includes contributions by Tõnis Jürgens, Kai Lobjakas, David Reinfurt, Helga Schmid, and my article “The Bed as an Idea” next to installation images by Anu Vahtra.

2023, Afterword to the Estonian edition of Victor Papanek’s Design for the Real World (in Estonian). Published by EKA Publishing

2022, Dear Friend Catalogue. The publication was published on the occasion of the Dear Friend exhibition at EKA Gallery. It includes contributions by Justin Zhuang, Else Lagerspetz, and Lieven Lahaye, all published letters, and photos of the activities. 

2019, One Playground. Article in an exhibition catalogue Come Out and Play. Modern Kindergartens (ed. Sandra Mälk), published by the Museum of Estonian Architecture

2019–2022, Dear Friend, writing and editing a monthly letter-format publication


2024, Estonian Annual Conference of Humanities, Tallinn University. Presentation entitled “The Bed as an Idea”

2023, PechaKucha Night at Disainiöö XVIII Tallinn Design Festival, Tallinn, Estonia

2014, Lingua Franca: The 2014 D-Crit Conference, New York, USA


2022–, Member of the editorial board of Leida, an online journal initiated by the Faculty of Design, Estonian Academy of Arts.

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