Katrina Neiburga

Ars Fennica candidate 2008

Katrina Neiburga is one of the most popular Latvian artists of this decade. Combining documental materials with fiction, she creates stories based on personal experience, in which, alongside such unique categories as solitude or love, it is possible to find indications both to the woman’s social role structures and cultural historical references or critical commentaries on modern society. The artist wonderfully expresses herself through video which, supplemented by specifically elaborated sound material, results in an amazing and sensitive intonation of narration.

Solvita Krese

Born 1978 in Riga
Lives and works in Riga


Latvian Academy of Art, Visual Communication, MA

Latvian Academy of Art, Visual Communication, BA

Royal Art Academy, Guest student, Stockholm

Latvian Academy of Art, Art Education

Awards and Scolarships

resident in Cité des Arts, Paris

Artists’ Union of Latvia: Award of the Year for the best multimedial project – The 6th Element, with Monika Pormale

Artists’ Union of Latvia: Award of the Year for creative novelty in visual arts – for the project T-shroom

Exhibitions, Festivals, Projects

Set designer for Puppet opera, Latvian National Opera, Riga
Illustrations for children’s book Mazgalviši spele majas, by Pauls Bankovskis
Word in motion, Video Poetry Festival, video for Hanin poem Diagnostic of poetry
IDA Projects – presents The Vernacular Terrain, The Block, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Baltic Contemporary Art, Trilogy of Exhibition, Kalmar konstmuseum, Sweden
Contemporary Art from Latvia, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
French spring 2007, exhibition Urbanologic, video installation Topography Nr.29, Latvia
Pre-selection for the 11th International Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture in Prague, Latvia
Just what is it that makes today? Gallery Antjewachs, Berlin
Katoptron (Direction of the mirror glance), special Project of 2 Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Videos from the Zones of Contact 2006, Biennial of Sydney, Cairns Regional Gallery, Australia
Electrofringe 06 – Festival of Digital, Electronic, New Media And Experimental Culture, Newcastle New
South Wales, Australia
White Nights, Contemporary art project in five European cities, Madrid
Eskilstuna konstmuseum, Sweden
Femmes a l’Europe, l’Ete Culturel 2006, Saint-Tropez, France
Biennial of Sydney, International Festival of Contemporary Art, curator Charles Merewether, Australia
Artistic event series Trajectories, project Alvoda, curator Stella Rolling, Riga
Set design and costume design for play Night Tariff, New Riga Theater
Face the Unexpected, Dortmund, Germany
Video art from the Baltic States, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Germany
Suspense, Macedonian Modern Art Museum, Thessalonica, Greece
Suspense, Hellenic-American Union, Athens
EUROPART – Contemporary Art from Europe, curator Walter Seidl, Vienna

Illustrations for children’s book Pasakas par bernu dzivi, Latvia
Solitude, Gallery Le Plateau, Curator Caroline Bourgeois, Paris
Stage design, video concept, costumes for opera Living Water, Latvian National Opera, Riga
Suspense, Gallery Apollonia, Strasbourg, France
(un)dressed – Body in the Baltic Photo Art, Gallery Giedre Bartel, Berlin
Jukas, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, State Museum of Art, Riga
Instant Europe, Villa Manin, curators Francesco Bonami and Sarah Cosulich,Canarutto, Ital

Video stage design for the opera Tosca, Latvian National Opera, Riga
No signal, Video/Audio performance together with Gonzo un Macrame, Festival Sound Forest, Riga
Literature karaoke, video performance together with Gonzo un Macrame, launching of Andra Neiburga’s book Stum Stum, Noass Gallery, Riga
Selecta, Macrame, Gonzo, video performance during the Open Doors Day of the Artists House, Riga
Pornography, video work CHIV2004, A. Caka iela, Riga
Welcome!, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

2 Show, video film Magic Things, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
re:public, International Art and Culture Project in the suburbs of Riga, video performance Traffic Adaptation, Rotermann Salt Storage, Tallinn
Wild Photographers, Sapnu Fabrika Communications Centre, Riga
la riga, Fabbrica del Vapore, C/O Careof & Viafarini, Milano, Italy
Video stage design for the opera Flying Dutchman, Latvian National Opera, Riga

Nothing Personal, Bremen City Gallery, Germany
The 6th Element, International Womens’ Art Exhibition, documentary video film What is in Girls’ Handbags, Hotel Nams 99, Riga,
Festival East Impact, vj, St Petersburg, Russia
Video stage design for the opera Flying Dutchman, Dalhall, Sweden
T-Shroom Exhibition, Malmö, Sweden
T-Shroom Exhibition, Gallery IBID, London
Video artist of the gala show of the Ballet Festival, Latvian National Opera, Riga

Metropolis. Riga, Riga Stock Exchange Building
Poetic Video Festival, Riga, video film All Night
The 12th Tallinn Print Triennial, Rotermann Salt Storage
Down the tunnelzz, video performance (vj), Liepaja, Latvia
Party Animals – Animal Farm, videoinstallation dj duck presents, Riga
Social art project Teashroom popularization campaign of the Latvian Teashroom Growers’ Association – author of the idea and video
Activities within the creative association SOYA, vj
Curriculum Vitae, video film Diary, The Artists’ House, Klaipeda, Lithuania

net.congestion, International Transmitting Media Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Letters to Riga, series of photographs “Riga’s Cover, Gallery of the Blackheads’ House, Riga
-things, Noass Gallery, Riga, graphic sheet “Hammer”
Art + Communication 4, International New Media Festival, Riga, transmission of the Festival conference from the Noass Gallery, with Peteris Kimelis, and videoperformance on the AB Dam at the Festival conclusion
IOB – Images of Borders, Swedish Pavilion at the EXPO 2000, Hannover, Germany, chairperson, together
with Peteris Kimelis, of the seminar Web-TV – direct communication and interaction, Video-ART – video performance in the Swedish Pavilion at the opening of IOB
Real Time Data Jokeing workshop, with Peteris Kimelis, at the International Media Workshop Polar Circuit. Rovaniemi, Finland
ArtGenda 2000, Young Artists Biennial, Helsinki, Finland, video performance and Real Time Data Jokeing, with Peteris Kimelis
Ljudgarden, Graphic art exhibition, Gallery Mejan, Stockholm
Real Time Data Jokeing sessions on the internet TV BEOFF, Stockholm
Solo Exhibition Real Face, computer graphics, silkscreens and author’s technique, videoworks, Noass Gallery, Riga
Come by Immortal, with Peteris Kimelis, Gallery Konstakuten, Stockholm