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Born 02.02.77, Rīga, Latvia

Education
2009 – 2010 Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany
1997 – 2003 Art Academy of Latvia, Visual Communications Dept., MA

Selected solo exhibitions
2020 – „Marginalia”, cinema Auseklis, Talsi, Latvia
2020 – „tutto splenderà! Ah!”, Alma Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2019 – „Construction”, A4•Luxelakes, Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China
2019 – „Ideally distant” the Smallest gallery, Riga, Latvia
2018 – „Polisounder”(with Anna Salmane and Kristaps Pētersons), National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2016 – „Poems and things”, Vartai gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2016 – „Study” (with Anna Salmane and Kristaps Pētersons), Cēsis Art Festival, Latvia
2016 – „Skilando”, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2015 – „Skilando I”, KAIR, Kamiyama, Japan
2015 – „Song” (with Anna Salmane in collaboration with Kristaps Pētersons), National Museum of Art exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2015 – „Everything we seek is often close by. Could it be just the directions that are read incorrectly?” Alma Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2014 – „100 books you need not read before you die”, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2014 – „North by Northeast” (with Kaspars Podnieks), Cēsis Art Festival, Latvia
2014 – „North by Northeast. Deconstruction of the Pavilion” (with Kaspars Podnieks), kim? Contemporary Art Centre / VKN gallery, Riga, Latvia
2013 – „Thought fills space”, JūrK, Jūrkalne, Latvia
2013 – „North by Northeast” (with Kaspars Podnieks) Art in General, New York, USA
2013 – „North by Northeast” (with Kaspars Podnieks) Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
2012 – „Light”, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012 – „The Fragility of Trust”, Alma Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2011 – „Time Pit”, RIXC Media space, Riga, Latvia (with Daiga Krūze)
2011 – „The Earth may be spinning around the Sun, but the world is turning around me”, Raum linksrechts, Hamburg, Germany
2011 – „Moving Landscape”, Galerie fűr Gegenwartskunst, Bremen, Germany
2010 – „Insomnia”, kim? Contemporary Art Centre / VKN gallery, Riga, Latvia
2009 – „Lost”, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia
2009 – „Found”, gallery Noass, Riga, Latvia
2008 – „Exit” Atelier am Eck, Düsseldorf, Germany
2006 – „Silver, Gold, Plasticine”, special venue in Riga, Latvia (with Daiga Krūze)
2004 – „100% disappointment”, special venue in Riga, Latvia (with Daiga Krūze)

Selected group exhibitions
2019 – „1234”, A4•Luxelakes, Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China
2019 – „Talk to me”, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
2018 – „Future state”, National Museum of Art exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2017 – „NNN”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2017 – „Survival kit 9”, Contemporary Art Festival, Riga, Latvia
2017 – „Where everything is better” Valga Museum, Estonia
2017 – „Capri by night” Britney, Schauspiel Köln, Cologne, Germany
2017 – „Purvitis award”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2016 – „Invasion manual”, London, England
2016 – „Promised light”, Tartu Art house, Estonia
2016 – „Contemporary landscape”, Cēsis Art Festival, Latvia
2015 – „Greater Peace, Smaller Peace”, Railway museum, Riga, Latvia
2015 – „Le fragole del Baltico”, Careof, Milan, Italy
2015 – „Self. History of Latvian contemporary art”, Latvian National Library, Riga, Latvia
2015 – „Love is Never-Ending”, Belarussian Centre for Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
2015 – „30 from 30”, Kuldīga artist residency gallery, Latvia
2014 – „2.141 The Picture is a fact”, Omphalos, Terlizzi, Italy
2014 – „Waiting for the gray ship”, Y-galerii, Tartu, Estonia
2014 – „Prežitky”, Galerie Tic, Brno, Czech republic
2014 – IV Artishok Biennale, Mūkusalas Art Salon, Riga, Latvia
2014 – „Frame by frame 3”, Plusminusnula gallery, Žilina, Slovakia
2014 – „1914”, National Museum of Art exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2013 – „Latvian Latitude”, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, Germany
2013 – „Nordic Art Station”, Eskilstuna Art museum, Sweden
2013 – „Survival kit 5”, Contemporary Art Festival, Riga, Latvia
2013 – „OOTC exhibition”, Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg
2013 – „Purvitis Award”, National Museum of Art exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2012 – „Exchange”, akku, Emmenbrücke, Switzerland
2012 – „Outro”, Cable Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2012 – „Experiment and excellence”, Cēsis Art Festival, Latvia
2011 – „Purvitis Award”, National Museum of Art exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2011 – „ART isARTisART”, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
2011 – „outsidein - altpostneu”, Kulturforum Alte Post / Städtische Galerie, Neuss, Germany
2010 – „A Smiling Lady on a Tiger”, Städtische Galerie Bremen, Germany
2010 – „Experimental Station Laimdota”, 40 Riga Street, Cēsis, Latvia
2010 – „Asphalt Concrete”, Yongkang Lu Art 83, Shanghai, China
2010 – „Echoraum”, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
2010 – „Riga Rings Out”, Kunsthalle, Rostock, Germany
2009 – „Small Box”, Pavillion 28, Lisbon, Portugal
2009 – „Museum in Motion”, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
2009 – „Space Oddity”, Maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille, France
2009 – „Solitude”, Neue Kunsthaus, Ahrenshoop, Germany
2008 – „From M to ZZZ. Contemporary art from Latvia”, Galerie Prague, Czech Republic
2008 – „Der Blinde Fleck”, NGBK, Berlin, Germany
2008 – „Time Will Show - Junge Kunst aus Lettland”, Museumsberg, Flensburg, Germany
2008 – „Bouquet”, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
2007 – „Still Here”, Artspace, Sydney, Australia
2007 – „Mobile Museum”, Latvian Centre of Contemporary Art exhibition space in Riga, Latvia
2007 – „Samtids Video Mønstringen 2007”, KunstiBadet, Bergen, Norway
2007 – „Contemporary Art from Latvia ”, ECB, Frankfurt, Germany
2007 – „Prague Biennale 3”, Prague, Czech Republic
2006 – „Mit Allem rechnen”, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
2006 – „Lettra 2006”, Krakow Print Triennial, Poland
2005 – „Intimacy: Digital Skin”, Bangkok, Thailand
2005 – „Jukas”, State Museum of Art exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2005 – „Museum Time”, National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2005 – „(Un)dressed”, Giedre Bartel Gallerie, Berlin, Germany
2004 – „Rauma Biennale Balticum 2004 Talking to me?”, Rauma Art museum, Finland
2004 – „13th Tallinn Print Triennial”, Tallinn, Estonia
2004 – „Screen Spirit”, Staedtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany
2003 – „la riga”, gallery CARE OF, Milan, Italy
2003 – „2Show”,  Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2002 – „Watersupply”, Pedvāle Open air museum, Sabile, Latvia
2002 – „The BigM”, ISIS Arts centre, Newcastle, England
2001 – „Fireland”, Pedvāle Open air museum, Sabile, Latvia
2001 – „Break 21”, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2001 – „Observing Past, Presenting Future”, State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

Screenings
2018 – Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) Tallinn, Estonia
2018 – Fantoche, Baden, Switzerland
2017 – Festival international Signes de Nuit, Paris, France
2015 – FIVA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2015 – „Langer Donnerstag”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2012 – „Neue Klarheit”, V_kunst, Frankruft am Main, Germany
2012 – 8th Budapest Short Film Festival, Hungary
2011 – „Animacall, Thessaloniki, Greece
2011 – „Cologne OFF”, Waterpieces, Riga, Latvia
2010 – Berlinale, 60th Int'l Berlin Film Festival, Forum Expanded, Berlin, Germany
2010 – Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia
2010 – „Videospritz", Studio Tommaseo, Trieste, Italy
2010 – 14th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
2010 – „Crossroads”, Cinematheque, San Francisco, USA
2009 – „Cologne OFF”, one minute film collection, Cologne, Germany
2006 – „Amsterdam Film eXperience”, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2004 – „Videoex Experimentalfilm&Video Festival”, Zurich, Switzerland
2004 – „trampoline”, videofestival, Berlin, Germany
2001 – „Parnu Vilm&Fideo Festival”, Parnu, Estonia

Awards
2019 – Latvian theatre awards: Video artist of the year
2017 – Purvītis award
2010 – 19. Videokunst Förderpreis, Bremen, Germany
2008 – „Waterpieces 2008” Grand prix, Latvia
2007 – 2nd International Competition of the External Gallery of the City of Gdańsk, Poland, honorary title
2004 – Culture Capital Foundation and Latvian Artists Union award Debut of the Year
2004 – „13th Tallinn Print Triennial” prizewinner

Residencies
2019 – A4•Luxelakes, Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China
2018 – Bemis, Omaha, USA
2015 – KAIR, Kamiyama, Japan
2012 – Naked/ Wander, The Hague, Netherlands
2012 – HIAP, Helsinki, Finland
2011 – Nida Art Colony, Nordic AIR, Nida, Lithuania
2009 – Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, Germany
2008 – Gastatelier des Landes NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany
2007 – Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2007 – Bergen Center for Electronic Arts, Bergen, Norway

Works in collections
“Swelter” – BTA ART
„Skilando” – Mūkusala Art Salon
„The Moment Will Come” – Art Museum of Estonia
„Degustation”, „104 Symphonies” – Latvian National Museum of Art
„The Shower”, „Why I am not a Vegetarian”, „The Border” – Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art
„Historia” – Transitland, Central and Eastern Europe video art archive 1989-2009
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