KRIŠS SALMANIS grafomania moving objects shows
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Born 1977. Lives and works in Riga.

Education
2009 – 2010 Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, DE
1997 – 2003 Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, LV

Selected solo exhibitions
2015 – „Everything we seek is often close by. Could it be
            just the directions that are read incorrectly?”, Alma Gallery, Riga, LV
2014 – „100 books you need not read before you die”, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, LV
2014 – „North by Northeast. Deconstruction of the pavillion”
kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, LV
2013 – „Thought fills space”, JūrK, Jūrkalne, LV
2013 – „North by Northeast” , Art in General, New York, USA
2013 – „North by Northeast”, Latvian Pavilion
at the 55th Venice Biennale, IT
2012 – „Light”, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, LT
2012 – „The Fragility of Trust”, gallery Alma, Riga, LV
2011 – „Time Pit” with Daiga Krūze, RIXC, Riga, LV
2011 – „The Earth may be spinning around the Sun, but the world
            is turning around me”, Raum linksrechts, Hamburg, DE
2010 – „Insomnia”, kim? / VKN gallery, Riga, LV
2009 – „Lost”, Riga Art Space, Riga, LV
2009 – „Found”, gallery Noass, Riga, LV
2008 – „Exit” Atelier am Eck, Düsseldorf, DE
2006 – „Silver, Gold, Plasticine”with Daiga Krūze, Riga, LV
2004 – „100% disappointment” with Daiga Krūze, Riga, LV

Selected group exhibitions
2014 – „2.141 The picture is a fact”,
            Like a Little Disaster / Omphalos, Terlizzi, IT
2014 – „1914”, National Museum of Art, Riga, LV
2014 – „Porsche”, by the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, LT
2013 – „Latvian Latitude”, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, DE
2013 – „Nordic Art Station”, Eskilstuna Art museum, SE
2013 – „Survival kit 5”, Contemporary Art Festival, Riga, LV
2013 – „OOTC exhibition”, Kulturfabrik, LU
2013 – „Purvitis Award”, National Museum of Art, Riga, LV
2012 – „Exchange”, akku, Emmenbrücke, CH
2012 – „Experiment and excellence”, Cēsis Art Festival, LV
2012 – „Outro_”, Cable Gallery, HIAP, Helsinki, FI
2011 – „Purvitis Award”, National Museum of Art, Riga, LV
2011 – „ARTisARTisART”, MMOMA, Moscow, RU
2010 – „A Smiling Lady on a Tiger”, Städtische Galerie Bremen, DE
2010 – „Experimental Station Laimdota”, 40 Riga Street, Cēsis, LV
2010 – „Asphalt Concrete”, Yongkang Lu Art 83, Shanghai, CN
2010 – „Echoraum”, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der
            Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, DE
2010 – „Riga Rings Out”, Kunsthalle, Rostock, DE
2009 – „Small Box”, Pavillion 28, Lisbon, PT
2009 – „Space Oddity”, Maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille, FR
2008 – „From M to ZZZ”, Langhans Galerie Prague, CZ
2008 – „Der Blinde Fleck”, NGBK, Berlin, DE
2008 – „Time Will Show”, Museumsberg, Flensburg, DE
2008 – „Bouquet”, NCCA, Moscow, RU
2007 – „Still Here”, Artspace, Sydney, AU
2007 – „Mobile Museum”, LCCA , Riga, LV
2007 – „Prague Biennale 3”, Prague, CZ
2006 – „Mit Allem rechnen”, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, DE
2006 – „Lettra 2006”, Krakow Print Triennial, PL
2005 – „Jukas”, National Museum of Art, Riga, LV
2005 – „(Un)dressed”, Giedre Bartel Gallerie, Berlin, DE
2004 – „Rauma Biennale Balticum”, Rauma Art museum, FI
2004 – „13th Tallinn Print Triennial”, Tallinn, EE
2003 – „la riga”, gallery CARE OF, Milan, IT
2003 – „2Show”,  Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, LT
2002 – „Watersupply”, Pedvāle Open air museum, Sabile, LV
2002 – „The BigM”, ISIS Arts centre, Newcastle, UK
2001 – „Break 21”, Ljubljana, SI

Selected screenings
2012 – „Neue Klarheit”, V_kunst, Frankruft am Main, DE
2011 – „Animacall, Thessaloniki, GR
2010 – Berlinale, 60th Int'l Berlin Film Festival, Berlin, DE
2010 – Split Film Festival, Split, HR
2010 – 14th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, CZ
2010 – „Crossroads”, Cinematheque, San Francisco , US
2009 – „Cologne OFF”, Cologne, DE
2006 – „Amsterdam Film eXperience”, Amsterdam, NL
2004 – „Videoex Experimentalfilm&Video Festival”, Zurich, CH

Awards
2010 - 19. Videokunst Förderpreis, Bremen, DE
2008 - „Waterpieces 2008” Grand prix, LV
2007 - 2nd Int'l Competition of the External Gallery, Gdańsk, PL
2004 - Culture Capital Fdn and Artists Union Debut award, LV
2004 - 13th Tallinn Print Triennial, EE
2003 - Autumn 2003. Private Space, LV

Residencies
2012 – Wander/Naked, The Hague, NL
2012 – HIAP, Helsinki, FI
2011 – Nida Art Colony, Nordic AIR, Nida, LT
2009 – Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop, DE
2008 – Gastatelier des Landes NRW, Düsseldorf, DE
2007 – Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR
2007 – Bergen Center for Electronic Arts, Bergen, NO

Works in the collections of Art Museum of Estonia, Latvian National Museum of Art, Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art, Central and Eastern Europe video art archive 1989-2009