Ieva Epnere (1977) is a practising artist and lecturer in photography. In 2003, she graduated with a master’s degree from the Faculty of Visual Communication, Art Academy of Latvia; from 2011-12 she studied at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. She has been participating in exhibitions since 1996 and her work has shown in many countries such as Belgium, Germany, Austria, France, Russia, Iceland, South Africa and Canada. She has been nominated in several contemporary art competitions: finalist of Henkel Art Award 2013; winner of Meesterproef Vlaamse Bouwmeester 2011 (Genk, Belgium); winner of Kim? Residency Award 2016. Her most significant exhibitions up to date include: How to Live Together, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria (2017); Sea of Living Memories, Art in General, New York (2016); Identity. Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty, The National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev; Pyramiden and other stories (2015), Zacheta Project Room, Warsaw (solo exhibition); from 2014-2016 she participated in The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen; 6th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art (2015); Ornamentalism. The Purvītis Prize (2015), Venice.