We are happy to announce the Winners of the 2023 Autum Call! The 46 projects submitted have revealed a wide variety of approaches to engaging communities in art-based placemaking processes. The quantity and quality of the proposals have led the jury to an exciting and complex deliberation process. We would like to thank everyone who submitted a proposal for their interest and efforts. And we are thrilled to welcome:
Dzelde Mierkalne, a multidisciplinary artist with a background in printmaking. With great reverence for technique and process, Dzelde aims to overthrow technique-related artistic standards to create something new and find its place in today’s context.
Katrīna Čemme makes prints and sculptural objects, using materials with unique characteristics. She began exhibiting work in 2012 with shows at Vilnius Graphic Art Centre, XCII, RIXC, Systems, the National Library of Latvia, Conditions of Contemplation, Riga Art Space, and kim?.
Lucineh Hovanissian from Armenia has received numerous awards in music including the Unesco-Aschberg award in 2003. Lucineh is also lecturer and researcher-publicist: her scientific interests area includes Emotions, Music & Mind; Neurophilosophy and Human Ecology.
Stefan Klampfer has studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, but he likes to see his practice independent of a specific media. He is interested in fundamental questions on the process of making art, investigating borders of art and non-art.
Amine Dhouibi is an independent artist, guitar player, and composer, is on an inspiring journey of self-discovery within the vast universe of music. Amine’s compositions transcend boundaries, blending modern jazz, diverse musical influences, and a profound vision to create a truly unique artistic expression.
Laimdota Malle is actively working across varied media, including drawing, printing, sculpture, and animated images in order to create installations with a specific interest in questioning meanings of collective and personal experiences. Using various techniques, she is recording impressions through copying on different surfaces and materialities and recreating images from photographs, in order to build a collection of pieces of everything around. Through her own experiences, combined with the need to research, understand, and collect, she creates metaphorical stories that reveal hitherto unknown landscapes and realities.
THE HEALING SESSIONS
There once lived a red-headed man who had no eyes or ears. He also had no hair, so he was only in a manner of speaking called red-haired. He couldn’t speak, since he had no mouth. He had no nose either. He didn’t even have arms or legs. And he had no stomach, and he […]
Survival Kit Educational Programme
This year’s contemporary art festival Survival Kit 14 will feature two exhibitions – the festival’s central exhibition Long-distance Friendships, curated by Inga Lāce and Alicia Knock, and the final exhibition of the inspiring project The Artist is Present. A parallel educational program will accompany the festival. 12 September: Seniors’ afternoon: “Memory Market” Seniors’ afternoon offers […]
Drag Yourself Here exhibition by Baltic Drag King Collective
On August 25, The Baltic Drag King Collective will take up Kogo Gallery in Tartu in order to celebrate the extended queer community, who have made the collective decision to work together for a more joyous and inclusive society, both on and off the stage. The exhibition, curated by Latvian artist Mētra Saberova, who is […]
Hanele Zane Putnina exhibition
“There is no name – it seems that there might be and there might not be. I wouldn’t mind if there was – as soon as it appears, I will tell you if you want to know. I will bring almost everything that could be useful: 1. A sea bag with everything you need. 2. […]
Sabine Vernere show “Blind Zone”
A new exhibition opened on August 10 at the Latvian Artists’ Union gallery in Rīga. Sabīne Vernere’s exhibition “Aklā zona” (Blind zone) reflects on her place in contemporary art in the landscape and its historical background. Vernere (born 1990) studies at the Latvian Academy of Arts (LMA) in its doctoral program, an graduated from LMA […]
Anna Dzērve’s exhibition “Unveiling”
From July 7 to August 12, 2023, the Pāvilosta Artist in Residency gallery (Latvia, E. Šneidera Square 11) will host Anna Dzērve’s exhibition “Unveiling”. From May 23, Anna Dzērve stayed at the PAiR Residency, where she worked on her new art project. On July 7 at 6:00 p.m, Anna Dzērve’s newest exhibition “Unveiling” will be […]
PAiR summer stage opening with Elizabete Balčus and Yelena Glazova
Just shortly after all the Midsummer festivities are over, PAiR Summer Stage will kick off the summer season with their opening night on Saturday, July 1 with the acclaimed artists Elizabete Balčus and Jeļena Glazova. Elizabete and Jelena are both multi-disciplinary artists whose practices span music, poetry, and performance. The free shows on the Summer Stage will […]
Residency open call for artists based in Latvia
This opportunity is for an emerging or an established artist, based in Latvia, and offers a fully funded 4-weeks residency at Ria Keburia Foundation (Georgia, Gurjaani region, Kachreti village, Sangali) from 15 September till 15 October 2023. Application Deadline: 1 August 2023 Residency time-slot: 15 September – 15 October 2023 Ria Keburia Foundation in […]
Riga Performance Festival Starptelpa
Latvian Performance Art Center and VV Foundation invite you to the international performance art festival “Starptelpa,” which this year will be held from June 13th to June 18th in various locations in Riga. With the support of the VV Foundation, the performances of the emerging artists will be evaluated by an international panel of art experts, […]
Exhibition of Sarmite Malina “Plastic Surgery”
From June 3 to July 8, PAiR Gallery will host the exhibition of Sarmite Malina “Plastic Surgery”. The PLASTIC SURGERY exhibition is opened by red, twisted mirrors placed in black polished frames. They are like confused and tired information carriers of Sarmīte’s laborious experience. Their shape and color unabashedly reveal the point where she is […]