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  1. 1979. born in Kuldiga, Latvia

    Lives and works in Helsinki

    Education

    2016 till now MA at University of Arts in Helsinki, Finland

    2013 – 2014   researcher in Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands

    2005 – 2007   MA in Visual Art; Art Academy of Latvia

    2001 - 2005   BD in Visual Art; Art Academy of Latvia

    1997 – 2001   BD in Pedagogy, University of Latvia

     

    Solo/duo shows

    2017 "Twofold" together with Atis Ieviņš, Latvian National Museum of Art; curator Inga Lāce

             "Vertex" SIC space, Helsinki, Finland
    2016 "Coloring Books" Kim?, Riga, Latvia

             "House by the waterfall or Coloring Books for Adults" Gallery Temnikova&Kasela, Tallinn, Estonia

    2015  "Writers room" museum of Janis Rozentals and Rudolfs Blaumanis, Riga, Latvia

              "Berzkalni" gallery G12, Helsinki, Finland

    2014   „Magic Mountain” gallery XO, Riga, Latvia

    2013   „Untitled” together with Oscar Santillan (Ecuador) Temnikova&Kasela, Tallinn; Estonia

    2011   „Enough is Enought” together with Mikko Hitz (Finland) Temnikova&Kasela, Tallinn, Estonia

               „Offset” Gallery XO, Riga, Latvia

    2010   „Unwritten” kim? space, FK gallery, Riga, Latvia

               „Museum” experimental project, SURVIVALKIT 2, Berga Bazars, Riga; Latvia

               „Polite diplomacy”  Ventspils; Latvia

    2009   „Housewives” Gallery „pārDaugava”, Riga, Latvia

    2008   „Breathing – Space” State Factory of Electronic, Corpus 7, Riga, Latvia

    2007   „Health resort” Gallery „Leduspagrabs” Gymnasium of Valmiera, Latvia

     

    Selected group shows

    2018  ”The Provisional City”  Spazio Murat, Bari, Italy

               “The Malphigian Layer”  CAR DRDE gallery  Bologna, Italy

              "Portable Landscapes" Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

              upcoming "Portable Landscapes" Körsbärsgården, Gotland, Sweden

             "There and Back Again - Contemporary Art from the Baltic Sea Region" Museum of Contemporary art        

              KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland

             "Substitutes" Ateliersi, Bologna, Italy

    2017  '' Deus Macxina'' Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia

              '' I was told there would be cake'' Project room, Helsinki, Finland

              "Young Popes" Latvian Institute Rome, Tower of Villa Maraini, Instituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome, Italy

              "I Touch Myself" Latvian National Museum of Art; Riga; Latvia

    2016 "You Talkin' to Me?" Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland         

              "Contemporary Landscape" Art Festival Cesis, Cesis, Latvia

    2015   Survival K(n)it 7, LCCA, Riga, Latvia

              ''Le Fragole Del Baltico'', CareOf, Milan, Italy

    2014  ''Magical Riso'', Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands

              ''Skip Landscape'',Kuldiga Artist's Residency, Kuldiga, Latvia

               JVE Open studios,  Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands

               Dispalay of works in The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sience, Hague, Netherlands

    2012  „Jaunums! Fresh Latvian Painting" Tartu Art House, Monumentaalgaleri, Tartu, Estonia;

              „Kamolitis”  art space Kalnciemakvartals, Riga, Latvia;

              Traveling exibition „Important contemporary Latvian artists”  National Arts Club NY; Driehaus    

               Museum Chicago; Washington;USA, Latvia, Latvian National museum of Art;    

              “Is it that he does not seek the truth, but does want to influence?” Riga Art Space, Latvia;        

    2011  „Tides of Change. Balticum” HangART-7, Salzburg; Austria;

              „FAX” South London Gallery, London, England;

              „Résidences Croisées" CEEAC gallery, Strasbourg, France;

              „Point Zero” Totaldobže Art centre, Riga, Latvia;

    2010  „Mother of Wind” HFBK gallery, Hamburg, Germany;

              „False Recognition” 14th Vilnius Painting Triennial, CAC, Vilnius; Lithuania;

               "We Are Fine" ArtDepoo gallery, Tallinn; Estonia;     

    2009  „Moving lines” international group show, gallery „ARTforum”; Offenburg;  Germany;

              „Wonderful trip” group show, State Factory of Electronics, Corpus 7, Riga,  Latvia

              „Solitude” International show Neue Kunstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop,  Germany;

    2008  „Candy Bomber” young artists in Latvian painting, Latvian National Museum of Art, Latvia;          

    2007    Münchner Künstlerhaus-Stiftung „Golden  Kentaur Journey” 

                Münchner Lenbach Künstlerhaus am latz, München, Germany;                          

    2006    „Galerijos centros Jonava” Jonava, Lithuania;

    2004    „Florence” impresion of creative artistic trip to Italy, Art Academy of  Latvia, Riga, Latvia;

    2003    „Hansa Zeit” Wesel, Germany

     

     Residency

    2018 (upcoming) Cite des Arts, Paris, France

    2017  BAC (Baltic Art Center), Gotland, Sweden

    2011  Cite des Arts, Paris, France

    2010  Centre Europeen d`Actions Artistiques Conteporaines; Strasbourg, France

    2009  Mecklenburg/Western Pomerania scholarship in Künstlerhaus Ahrenshoop; Germany

     

     Awards/grants and nomination

    2016 kim? Residency Award 2016 in partnership with International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York

    2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa regional Fund grant

    2015  Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa regional Fund grant

    2014  Mondriaan Fund grant;

    2014  Nominated for the anual prise of Art  Academy of Latvia;

    2011  Nominated for the anual prise in Culture from daily newspaper Diena; Latvia;

    2007   Brederlo Family award (Germany)

     

    Catalogs, Books

    2014 The Great Great Disappointement; Jan Van Eyck Academie

    2012 Important Contemporary Artists of Latvia

    2011 HangART-7 Edition 19. Tides of Change. Hangar-7 basis wien - Kunst, Information und Archiv.Wien / 

             Österreich

    2007 Candy Bomber,Editors:Diāna Barčevska, Maija Rudovska; RIA  „Veritas”.

     

    Work experience

    2008 – 2012 lecturer of Contemporary Art conservation in Art Academy of Latvia, 

           

    Works in Collections

    KIASMA Finland; Latvian National Museum of Art; Finnish State Art Collection