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


    2016 - 2021   MFA Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki, Finland
    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 of Art and Art history; University of Latvia
    Solo/duo shows

    2022  Bluetooth (Sister N), Temnikova&Kasela, Tallin, Helsinki
    2021  Ashes of a Seedlings, LOW Gallery, Riga, Latvia
    2019  Hidden Matter, Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland
              Brownie from Bruninieku street, microRIBOCA, the interseason 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, Temnikova&Kasela, Tallinn, Estonia
    2011   Enough is Enough together with Mikko Hintz, 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 former State Factory of Electronic, Unit 7, Riga, Latvia
    2007   Health resort Gallery „Leduspagrabs” Gymnasium of Valmiera, Latvia

    Selected group shows

    2023  Don’t Cry! Feminist Perspectives in Latvian Art: 1965–2023, Latvian National Museum of Art,  Riga, Latvia
             SAVVAĻA SKETE, together with Mikko Hintz, Savvaļa, Drusti, Latvia
             Their Room Washed With Hot Light, Turku, Finland
             The Nest For Us To Rest, Helsinki, Finland
             Decentrality dispersed in one place, Padure, Kuldīga, Latvia       
    2022  Archaeologists of Memory: Vitols Contemporary Art Collection, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
               Ruins/Rovine Trapani, Sicily, Italy
    2021   The Same Sea Inaugural Helsinki Biennial, Vallisaari, Helsinki, Finland

    2020   Black Market, KIM?, Riga, Latvia
               Kuvan Kevàt 2020, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland

    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 CARDE 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

    2022 Cité des arts, Paris, France
    2021 Temple Bar +Studios, Dublin, Ireland
    2017  BAC (Baltic Art Center), Gotland, Sweden
    2011  Cité 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

    2022 Finnish Cultural Foundation two year working grant
    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 and private collections