Toomas Kuusing (born 1976 in Meremäe) began art studies in 2001 in Academia Non Grata in Pärnu. In 2005, he graduated from Estonian Academy of Art with a BA in liberal arts. From 2001, Kuusing belongs to the artist group Non Grata and has participated in Non Grata performancesand with exhibitions in Europe, Asia and North and South America. From 2002, he has participated in joint exhibitions (graphic art and oil painting) in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Armenia, France, Great Britain, China, USA; Chile, South-Korea and Cuba. From 2002, Kuusing has had solo exhibitions in Estonia, Latvia, Germany, France, Great Britain, USA, Chile, Australia and South-Korea.
Kuusing is a freelance artist from 2006.
Works in art collections: Tartu Art Museum, Mark Rothko Art Center Daugavpils, Contemporary Graphic Art Museum Yerevan, Museo Internacional de la Grafica Santiago de Chile, China Printmaking Museum Guanlan and others.
Pärnu graphic art festival IN Graafika grand prix 2006, 2010.
City of Pärnu annual art prize 2008.
Estonian graphic artist of the year 2013.
Estonian Artists Association Spring Exhibitions audience award 2018.
2018In 2018, the panels discussed the topic of small countries as equal partners, whether human rights have a future, how much algorithms affect human rights and whether Russia has a future.In 2018, the panels discussed the topic of small countries as equal partners, whether human rights have a future, how much algorithms affect human rights and whether Russia has a future.
2017Are Human Rights in Freefall?The conference will address a number of today’s most important topics – terrorism, technological development, security, small states in a globalising world, culture and international cooperation – through a human rights perspective.
2016Black and White Values in a Polarizing WorldThe topics under discussion this year include a survey of public opinion on human rights among the Estonian citizens and foreigners living in Estonia, questions related to collective human rights and propaganda that have changed people’s understanding of basic rights.
2015Human Rights in Changing TimesThe topics under discussion this year include case studies from the European Court of Human Rights, linguistic human rights, as well as the views of various generations of Russians today regarding their society.
2014Dignity in the context of human rightsThis year the conference agenda included three keynotes and a panel discussion following each one: 1) guarantees under international law; 2) rights of native peoples; guarantees under international law; 3) the situation and future in Russia and Ukraine and human rights.
2013Human Rights and the Freedom to AssociationThis year’s annual conference, titled “Human Rights and the Freedom of Association” will analyse the global developments in human rights that have taken place in 2013.
2012New Challenges of Human RightsOur conference examined human rights where the internet and the concept of security have altered dramatically our 20th century understanding of the core issues of human rights.
2011Dedicated to the 20th anniversary of restoration of independence of Estonia