Bio

I am visual artist and educator based in Latvia. I work with portraiture, self portrait, performance, video and archival research. I really enjoy teaching workshops and travelling.                                                    

Solo shows 

"Moving photography" - intervention in the historical collection of Latvian Museum of Photography, 2017 

“Snakes and Ladders” - online exhibition of animated photographs on www.anmgallery.com, 2017

“Dust and gold” - work made in the residency in Townhouse gallery, Cairo; exhibited in Riga (Aleponija) and Marseille (Tandem for culture meeting), 2016

Solo show in Kaunas photography gallery, Lithuania, 2016

“Dievs Daba Darbs” - solo show in Ziemelblazma Art Space, Riga, 2015

"Dimensions of a portrait" - exhibition in collaboration with the sound artist Ami Kohara in "Cigarrwagen 13" gallery in Stockholm, Sweden, 2014

"Divine Duality" - collaboration with a painter Raimonds Līcītis at the LCCA Office Gallery, Riga, 2014

Archival cinema program “Time machine” in Latvian centre of contemporary art, Riga Film museum, Cesis Art festival and other venues, 2011 - 2015

Selected groups shows 

Einäugiger Zuschauer - Performance für die Kamera, Galerie GEDOK, Munich, Germany, 2017

Trauma and Revival Open Lab - Cittadelarte Fondazzione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy, 2017

Photobook “Dievs Daba Darbs” selected for the Kassels Photobook festival dummy award, 2017 

Place where everything is better, Valga museum, Estonia, 2017

NEU NOW interdisciplinary art festival, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, 2016 

Riga Photography Biennial, “Seeking latest in photography”, 2016

CIRCULATIONS Photography Festival, Paris, 2016

“Lost in the Archive” in Riga Art Space, 2016

Contemporary Baltic Photography, Bratislava Photomonth, 2015

"Private and Public", gallery "Mitte", Bremen, 2015

Pingyao photo festival, China, 2015

Awards  

ADC Young Guns Award, 2016

Winner of the Riga Photography Biennial award - Seeking the latest in Photography, 2015

Winner of FKmagazine portfolio prize for Latvian young photographers, 2015 

Roberto Villagraz scholarship for photography studies in EFTI, Madrid, 2014

Publications

The Eyes magazine

FK Yearbook of Latvian Photography  

Interview in Ostseemag 

Interview in Fotografia magazine 

Featured in The Guardian 

Featured in the Calvert Journal 

Research texts 

Tukums in the newsreels, Apparatus – Film, Media and Digital Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe, 2016 

Butoh and the art of cinema - research collection "Butoh", Mansards, 2015

Short dictionary of Soviet Cinematic terms” - written in collaboration with Ieva Viese, published in "Revisiting footnotes: Footprints of the Recent past in the Post-Socialism Region", Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2015 

 „235 000 000” by Uldis Brauns”, KinoKultura on Latvian cinema, 2013 

Education   

2015 Master of Contemporary photography and personal projects, EFTI, Madrid, awarded by Roberto Villagraz scholarship  

2013 – 2015 MA with distinction from Latvian Art Academy, department of Visual Communication  

2009 - 2010 Photography studies in Andrejs Grants studio  

2006 - 2010 BA of audiovisual arts and film theory from Latvian Academy of Culture