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  1. 1979. born in Kuldiga, Latvia
    Lives and works in Helsinki

    Education
    2013 - 2014   researcher at 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
    2019 Upcoming with Mikko Hintz, Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland
            Brownie from Bruninieku street curated by Kaspars Vanags  

            microRIBOCA, the inter-season programme of RIBOCA, Riga, Latvia
    2017 Twofold together with Atis Ieviņš, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

             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 (EC) Temnikova&Kasela, Tallinn, Estonia
    2011   Enough is Enough together with Mikko Hintz (FI) Temnikova&Kasela, Tallinn,EE

               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 former State Factory of Electronic, Unit 7, Riga, Latvia
    2007   Health resort Gallery „Leduspagrabs” Gymnasium of Valmiera, Latvia
     
    Selected group shows
    2019   Talk to Me! Exhibition of Latvian contemporary art from the collection of the LNMA              

               Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
               Contemporary Art Festival SURVIVAL KIT 10 to Exploring Outlands Riga, Latvia
               Games people play Careva Contemporary Riga, Latvia
               Post Winter Mixtape Gallery Temnikova& Kasela, Tallinn, Estonia
    2018   Kristāls sekunde mode Gallery 427,Riga, Latvia 

               The Provisional City  Spazio Murat, Bari, Italy

               The Malphigian Layer CAR DRDE gallery, Bologna, Italy
               Portable Landscapes Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
               Portable Landscapes Körsbärsgården, Gotland, Sweden
               There and Back Again - Contemporary Art from the Baltic Sea Region 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
    2012  Jaunums! Fresh Latvian Painting Tartu Art House, Monumentaalgaleri, Tartu, Estonia
              Kamolitis Art space Kalnciema kvartals, Riga, Latvia
              Traveling exibition Important Contemporary Latvian artists National Arts Club NY   

              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,LV      
    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 ART forum Offenburg,  Germany
              Wonderful trip group show, Former State Factory of Electronics, Riga, Latvia
              Solitude Neue Kunstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop,  Germany
    2008  Candy Bomber young artists in Latvian painting Latvian National Museum of Art,LV       

    2007    Münchner Künstlerhaus-Stiftung Golden  Kentaur Journey
                Münchner Lenbach Künstlerhaus am Latz, München, Germany                         

    2006    Galerijos centros Jonava Jonava, Lithuania
    2004    Florence Art Academy of  Latvia, Riga, Latvia
    2003    Hansa Zeit Wesel, Germany
     
     Residency
    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
    2019  Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa regional Fund grant
    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)
           
    Works in Collections
    KIASMA Finland; Latvian National Museum of Art; Finnish State Art Collection