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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.

Selected solo exhibitions
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 and 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, 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, 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
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
2017 – „Capri by night” Britney, Schauspiel Köln, Cologne, Germany
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
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
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 the collections of Latvian National Museum of Art, Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Museum of Estonia, Central and Eastern Europe video art archive Transitland 1989-2009 and private collections.
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