EXHIBITION’S PARTICIPANTS

Irēna Andrejeva

Irēna Andrejeva

Irēna Andrejeva (1981) is a Riga-based artist whose research interests include online socialization issues: the intensity and alienation of communication, intimacy and superficiality. Her latest preoccupation is the documentation of online communication and internet connection disturbances, images distorted by screen resolution. Visual interpretation of the archived material is carried out through digital textile technologies. Since 2011, in parallel with her studies at the Textile Art Department of the Art Academy of Latvia, she has taught textile design and worked as a freelance textile designer. She has participated in group exhibitions in Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Belarus, has worked as part of the audiovisual artist collective Vairāk Kauna Nav (No More Shame), and is co-founder of the hybrid design association iidziiba.
Anja Carr

Anja Carr

Anja Carr (1985) transforms bodies, faces, toys and food into a theatrical, abject and colorful world of photography, sculpture, installation, performance, video and self-invented techniques. Her 30+ solo exhibitions include galleries in Los Angeles, London, Stockholm and Berlin and she has performed in Amsterdam, London, New York, Miami, Paris etc. 60+ group exhibitions include Triumph Gallery (Moscow, upcoming), the famous Cankarjev dom (Ljubljana), Somerset House (London), the National Museum / Mellomstasjonen (Oslo) and the Tadeusz Kantor Museum (Kraków). Carr is represented in seven public collections and has received 30+ awards and grants. Her most recent solo exhibition in Oslo was reviewed in three of the biggest national newspapers and the leading Nordic journal of contemporary art. Carr's work has been shown on several state-run TV programs in Slovenia and Norway and in a number of international magazines, based in New York, London, etc. She founded the pink gallery PINK CUBE in Oslo 2011.
Vika Eksta

Vika Eksta

Vika Eksta (1987) is an artist and educator who uses photography, moving image, performance and audiovisual archives in her work. In her long-term projects, Vika combines the documentary and fictional. She has studied photography at Andrejs Grants' studio and EFTI photography school in Madrid, and obtained a master's degree in visual communication at the Art Academy of Latvia. Vika is the winner of the ADC Young Guns, FK Portfolio and Riga Photography Biennial awards for young Baltic photographers, and has been nominated for the Purvītis Prize. Since 2014, she has participated in exhibitions in Latvia and abroad, including at the ISSP Gallery, Kaunas Photography Gallery, Gallery Alma, the Latvian National Museum of Art, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre.
Krišjānis Elviks

Krišjānis Elviks

Krišjānis Elviks (1992) is a set designer and interdisciplinary artist. He graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia in 2019 and is currently continuing his master's studies in the Painting department. Since 2015, he has created lighting and set design for theatre performances in Latvia and abroad. Since 2017, he has participated in group and solo exhibitions.

In his creative practice, Krišjānis Elviks combines interdisciplinary qualities, cultivating interaction between scenography, performance, installation and painting. Using accessible and simple materials, the artist creates paraphrases of society and constructs abstract, but thematically dense and multi-layered reminders of the close connection between art and everyday life. Krišjānis' work has received various awards and nominations—during his studies he received the Ināra Tetereva scholarship in art, later the SEB scholarship in painting, and in 2020 Elviks was nominated as scenographer of the year at the Players' Night Latvian annual theatre awards.
Elizabete Ezergaile

Elizabete Ezergaile

Elizabete Ezergaile (1994) is a Riga-based creative working in the photography and art directing fields. In 2016 she received a BSc in Communication Science from the University of Latvia and spent an exchange semester at Mannheim University School of Humanities. After finishing her studies, she started working as a fashion and event photographer, meanwhile working on her personal photography projects. In 2017 she was selected as a finalist for the FK Prize. In 2018 Ezergaile participated in the group exhibition Bodybuilding. Last year she art-directed the music video Moor by Zebra Katz that won the UKMVA Best Alternative Video Newcomer Award. Over the years she has formed a strong interest in exploring the concept of modern dating and the female millennial.
Kristine Krauze-Slucka

Kristine Krauze-Slucka

Kristine Krauze-Slucka (1979) is a visual artist based in Riga, Latvia. She observes and studies the topic of changes in the relationship between man and nature, employing a mixture of analog and digital media in her artistic practice, paying attention to the processes of adaptation and hybridization, often focusing on the material aspects of the chosen media. She has graduated from the ISSP School's two-year contemporary photography education programme and obtained a Master's degree from the Visual Communication Department of the Art Academy of Latvia (2020). She also received a scholarship from the Foundation of the painter Valdemars Tone (2020) and the Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award 2020. She has received the Riga Photography Biennale – NEXT 2021 award, earning an opportunity to publish a book in collaboration with NoRoutine Books. The artist has participated in exhibitions since 2017.
Visvaldas Morkevičius

Visvaldas Morkevičius

Visvaldas Morkevičius (1990) is a Lithuanian artist who uses the photographic medium to widely explore portraiture. He, in his own terms, “collects realities” by observing the daily surroundings of his subjects, and uses self-analysis in order to look into the possibilities of self-portraits. By using diverse lo-fi and hi-fi aesthetics and working with materials from classical analog photography to modern digital tools, Morkevičius manipulates the sense of time in his works and its perception.

Works by Morkevičius have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions around Europe, are held in museum and private art collections such as MO Museum, Lewben Art Foundation, SEB Bank Art Collection.
Photo: Ieva Lygnugaryte
Subspatial.xyz

Subspatial.xyz

Subspatial.xyz is an artist duo consisting of two friends and associates – Aleksandrs Breže (1994) and Armands Freibergs (1995). The project is an attempt to create their own web environment through Google Earth – playing with digital space, mystical and transcendental themes detached from reality. Subspatial.xyz often focus on the 90s generation's nostalgia for childhood signs of belonging. So far, the duo has participated in two group exhibitions – What Even in the Civita Nova art space in Liepaja (curator Tomass Pārups) and the MABOCA 2019 festival.
Aap Tepper

Aap Tepper

Aap Tepper (1991) is a visual artist based in Tallinn, Estonia. He is interested in subjectivity within visual culture and uses his own photography as well as images from social media as subject matter for his research. His works usually deal with memory and its relations to space and photographic representation in the age of digital culture. He mostly works with site-specific installations, often using photography as his favoured medium. Aap received a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the Estonian Academy of Arts (Fine Arts, Photography).
Konstantin Zhukov

Konstantin Zhukov

Konstantin Zhukov (1990) works and lives between Riga and London. Zhukov’s artistic practice takes inspiration from various texts and literary sources – from homoerotic poems of the Islamic Golden Age, to the love letters of Oscar Wilde, and Foucault’s work on sexuality. Using literary texts as a starting point to aid in the unveiling of personal stories that explore different forms of love, attachment and sexuality, Zhukov’s work doesn’t aim to produce a historical account, but rather to reinterpret queer histories through the lens of contemporary culture. After graduating from Riga Design and Art School, he moved to London to study graphic design at Central Saint Martins (Foundation) and London College of Communication (BA). Zhukov has exhibited at Flecha Art Fair (Madrid, Spain), Paris Ass Book Fair at Palais de Tokyo, Strange Perfume in South London Gallery, Queer Frontiers by ARTIQ and Pride in London. His photography and essays have been published in Latvia, UK and Russia.