Kogo (EE) is a contemporary art gallery that opened at The Widget Factory in Tartu, Estonia, in the spring of 2018. It aims to improve the international visibility of artists and to introduce their art practices more broadly.
At the centre of Kogo’s diverse exhibition programme are both artists’ solo projects and exhibitions created in collaboration with artists and curators. Kogo is committed to supporting free creative expression, interdisciplinarity, imagination and innovative ideas in art, as well as initiating and maintaining creative relationships and uniting the community of artists and art enthusiasts.
Encouraging dialogue through contemporary art in order to promote discussion on issues that are relevant in society is another key concern. We have organised various events to accompany the exhibitions held at Kogo gallery, including artist talks, lectures, guided tours, screenings, concerts, book presentations and art performances, involving physicists, philosophers, environmental activists, legal experts, ethnologists, writers, musicians and performers.
The name of Kogo Gallery comes from the Võru language and means ‘all of’, ‘together’ or ‘collection’. For us, Kogo means collecting, experiencing and coming together as a community.