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  1. 1979. born in Kuldiga, Latvia

    Lives and works in Helsinki

    iEducation

    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 organized by LCCA,

    2017 "Vertex" SIC space, Helsinki, Finland;
    2016 "Coloring Books" Kim?, Riga, Latvia;

    2016 "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;

    2015   "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; 

     

    Group shows

    2017 "Young Popes" Latvian Institute Rome, Tower of Villa Maraini, Instituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome, Italy;

    2017 "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;

    2015  Le Fragole Del Baltico, CareOf, Milan, Italy;

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

    2014  Skip Landscape; Kuldiga Artist's Residency, Kuldiga, Latvia

    2014  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, Swede;

    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