Ieva Epnere

  1. EDUCATION

    2011 – 2012 HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts), Gent, Belgium

    2001 – 2003 Latvian Academy of Art (LAA), Department of Visual Communications (MA)

    1997 – 2001 LAA, Department of Textile Arts (BA)

    1996 – 1998 LAA, Department of Art Education

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2016 

    SEA OF LIVING MEMORIES, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia

    SEA OF LIVING MEMORIES, Art in General, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

    ESPARROU, French Institute in Latvia, Riga

    ESPARROU, The Madona Museum of Local History and Art, Latvia

    2015

    PYRAMIDEN AND OTHER STORIES, Zacheta Project Room, Warsaw, Poland

    A NO-MAN'S LAND, AN EVERYMAN'S LAND, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia

    A NO-MAN'S LAND, AN EVERYMAN'S LAND, Liepaja Museum, Liepaja, Latvia

    WAITING ROOM, Contretype, Brussels 

    2014

    ESPARROU, Galerie des Hospices, Canet-en-Roussillon, France

    2013

    MINDSCAPES, Kim?, Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia

    2010

    THE GREEN LAND, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia

    2009

    DARBI, Kulturforum Alte Post, Neuss, Germany

    2007

    MIKRORAJONS, The Exhibition hall Arsenals of the LNMA (Latvian national Museum of Art) Latvia

    2006

    ENCOUNTERS, At the project space “Ednica”, Andrejsala, Riga, Latvia

    I WOULD LIKE TO BE..., Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia

    ENCOUNTERS, Atelier Hoeherweg, Düsseldorf, Germany

    2004

    NOTES OF A TRAVELLING CIRCUS, Goethe-Institut Riga, Latvia

    2003

    Rita, Cinema Riga, Latvia

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS

    2018

    (upcoming) AKADÉMIA: PERFORMING LIFE. Villa Vassilieff, Paris. Curators: Solvita Krese & Inga Lāce (Latvian Center for Contemporary Art)

    Associate pro­gram­ming curator: Camille Chenais

    2017

    (upcoming) TELL ME ABOUT THE ONES WHO SLEEP THROUGH STORMS: films and videos from the Baltics, TIFF, WAWELENGHTS, Toronto, Canada

    duo show. Ieva Epnere/Kristaps Epners. SEA OF LIVING MEMORIES/EXERCISES, Concert Hall Great Amber Liepāja

    THE MANY HEADED HYDRA #02: WHEN THE SEA LOOKS BACK (A Serpent’s Tale), DISTRICT Berlin, Germany

    RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SHORT RIGA: Strange Strangeness

    CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL SURVIVAL KIT 9, organised by Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, (curators: Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Solvita Krese and Inga Lāce), former building of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Latvia, Riga

    THE MANY HEADED HYDRA #02: WHEN THE SEA LOOKS BACK (A Serpent’s Tale)VAA Nida Art Colony

    MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (MIEFF), Moscow

    HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (curator: Nicolaus Schafhausen)

    Nordic-Baltic Contemporary Art Exhibition ‘(In)visible dreams and streams’Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna B28, Helsinki

    Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, BOUNDARIES - A One Day Video Art Exhibition,  Maryland, US (Curated by Erin Devine and Phil Davis)

    Nordic-Baltic Contemporary Art Exhibition ‘(IN)VISIBLE DREAMS AND STREAMS’, ARS Project room, Tallinn

    2016

    Nordic-Baltic Contemporary Art Exhibition ‘(IN)VISIBLE DREAMS AND STREAMS’, Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania

    European Film Forum SCANORAMA, Vilnius, Lithuania

    Nordic-Baltic Contemporary Art Exhibition ‘(IN)VISIBLE DREAMS AND STREAMS’, Bergs Bazaar in Riga

    CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE. Art Festival Cēsis 2016, Cēsis

    62. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, international competition, Germany

    IDENTITY. BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF UNCERTAINTY, National Art Museum of Ukraine 

    SOMETHING EERIE, Signal – Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö

    BRUXELLES à l'infini, Photographies de la Collection Contretype, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris

    2015

    GHOST OF THE BOTTLE, bkkc, Tilburg, Netherlands

    6TH MOSCOW BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2015, Moscow, Russia

    15th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, China

    "CONTEMPORARY BALTIC PHOTOGRAPHY" IN the framework of Bratislava photo
    month, 2015

    FNB JoburgArtFairSandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

    Ename Actueel 2015. RITUALIAOudenaarde-Ename, Belgium (curator: Oscar van den Boogaard) 

    DokuFest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo

    LE FRAGOLE DEL BALTICO, Careof, Fabbrica del Vapore, via Procaccini 4, Milan (Curated by Simone Menegoi and Zane Onckule)

    Connected in Art. 25 Jahre Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow, Germany

    ORNAMENTALISM. The Purvītis Prize. Latvian Contemporary Art,
    Arsenale, Tesa 99, Venice (curated by Viktor Misiano)

    61. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, international competition, Germany

    Bad FeminismRPL FILM THEATRE, Regina, Canada

    2014

    IMPRESSIONS ET PARALLÉLES / LA LOUEVIÈRE - RIGA, Musee Ianchelevici, Belgium

    Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS 2014, Baltic Short Competition

    The 14 th China Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP), China

    The Norwegian Short Film Festival, international competition, Grimstad, Norway

    60. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, international competition, Germany

    ABROAD, CASE 2 (curator: Linda Lindenbauma), Mūkusalas mākslas salons, Rīga

    VIEWFINDERS, Baltic and Nordic contemporary photography (curator: Inga Brūvere), Riga Photomonth, 

    Riga Art Space

    Exposition CIRCULATION(S), ESPACE ANDRÉ MALRAUX, Herblay, France

    2013

    Open Studios, Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow, Germany

    SALON DER ANGST, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (curators: Nicolaus Schafhausen, Cathérine Hug)

    40 OEUVRES POUR LE TEMPS FUTUR, Centre culturel Jacques Franck, Brussels, Belgium

    CIRCULATION(S) Photofestival, Paris, France

    2012

    ABOUT WAVES AND STRUCTURE. BEHAVIOUR, DISAGREEMENT, CONFIDENCE AND PLEASURE (curator: Nicolaus Schafhausen), Gent, Belgium

    SECRET POSTCARDS, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands

    WATOU ART FESTIVAL, Watou, Belgium

    CONFINING SPACES, KASK, Gent, Belgium

    HISK OPEN STUDIOS, HISK, Gent, Belgium

    FAT BIRDS DON’T FLY (curator: Saskia Ooms), Netwerk, Center for contemporary Art, Aalst, Belgium

    MIDDLE TOWN, Art House, Trabzon, Turkey

    CANVASCOLECCTION, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

    2011

    THICKSPACE,  Arsenals exhibition hall, Riga, Latvia

    11., Lange Violettestraat 92, Gent, Belgium

    TENDER BUTTONS/INVITE SOMEONE, Galerie Kunst-Zicht, Gent, Belgium

    PUR4IK 4EVER, URBAN POETRY, Riga, Latvia

    HISK OPEN STUDIOS, HISK, Gent, Belgium

    2010

    URBAN POETRY1, Art Center in VEF, Riga, Latvia

    REALITY CHECK, REYKJAVIK ARTS FESTIVAL (curator: Aesa Sigurjonsdottir) 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland

    2009

    SURVIVAL KIT (curator: Solvita Krese), Latvian Contemporary Art centre, Latvia

    ZEITGEIST AND THE ATMOSPHERE OF A PLACE, Riga Art Space, Latvia

    LIFE IN THE GARDEN, Giedre Bartelt gallery, Berlin

    2008

    MR MOMENT (Fashion, Art, Music), Riga Art Space, Latvia

    EUROPEAN NIGHT, LES RECONTRES D’ARLES, Arles, France

    EUROPEAN NIGHT, NUIT BLANCHE’, Paris, France

    MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE (curator: Linda Lindenbauma), Latvian contemporary photography,

    LCCA, Andrejsala, Project space Ēdnīca, Latvia

    ENDLICH SCHNEE IN DEN ALPEN (curator: Alfred Grubbauer), Maerz, Linz, Austria

    FEMININE VISION OF THE REALITY, Minsk, Belarussia

    2007

    BALTIKUM PART 1 – contemporary art from Latvia, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden

    2006

    VIDEOKUNST AUS DEM BALTIKUM (curator: Gunnar Friel), Kunstraum, Düsseldorf, Germany

    ART MOSCOW, Moscow, Russia

    POWER OF THE BODY, Riga Gallery, Latvia

    2005 BLINKS, ETONNANTE LETTONIE FESTIVAL, Apollonia Gallery, Strasbourg, France

    DISORDER, Arsenals exhibition hall, Riga, Latvia

    2004

    LIVING SPIRIT, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia

    NATURE. ENVIRONMENT. MAN (curator: Inese Baranovska), Arsenals exhibition hall, Riga, Latvia

    TOPOGRAPHY, Mimara Museum, Zagreb, Croatia

    A MODERN VIEW, International Photography Festival, Odessa, Ukraine

    WHAT IS IMPORTANT? (curator: Solvita Krese), former Riga City Council building, Latvia

    2003

    FLAT NO.13, Horse Mail, Riga, Latvia

    SOLARIUM, Ojars Vacietis’ Museum, Riga, Latvia

    2002

    MIFAV INTERNATIONAL YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS’ Exhibition FOTOESORDIO, Rome, Italy

    WORKSHOPS

    2012 Middle town: Picturing Unspectacular, Trabzon, Turkey (Bas Vroege and Hans van der Meer)

    2011 Sound Art and Design - with Christoph De Boeck, Gent, Belgium

    2011 Electronic creatures - experiments in minimal robotics - with Ralf Schreiber, Gent, Belgium

    2007 Arctic Arts week, Lapland, Finland

    2005 lloopp workshop at the Latvian Academy of Arts (by authors of the software Klaus Filip and Noid)

    2005 Photo workshop Poles in Pictures, Katowice, Poland

    2004 Thinking Forward, creative workshop for graphic design, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

    2002 David Carson’s creative workshop Paganini of Typography, Maribor, Slovenia

    AWARDS, NOMINATIONS, GRANTS

    2016

    Winner of kim? Residency Award 2016 (International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, September-October)

    2014

    Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS prize for Best Baltic Experimental Short 

    Kulturkontakt Nord Mobility Grant

    Le Château l’Esparrou (artist in residence), Canet-en-Roussillon, France

    Contretype, (artist in residence) Brussels, Belgium

    Grant for creative work, by Latvian State Culture Foundation of Latvia

    2013

    Henkel Art Award 2013 (Vienna) nomination, finalist

    Schloss Plueschow, (artist in residence) Germany

    Contretype, (artist in residence) Brussels, Belgium

    Grant for creative work, by Latvian State Culture Foundation of Latvia

    2012

    KBC / CBC Awards for Young Visual Artist, nomination (Belgium)

    BNP Paribas Fortis Belgium Young Talents Awards, Brussels: selection

    Grant for creative work, by Latvian State Culture Foundation of Latvia

    2011

    Meesterproef Vlaamse Bouwmeester (Genk, Belgium), project realised in September 2013

    Daily Life. 24 Hours, photography competition, Vilnius, Lithuania

    Grant for creative work, by Latvian State Culture Foundation of Latvia

    2008

    Grant for creative work, by Latvian State Culture Foundation of Latvia

    2006

    2 st place Latio Photography Award 2006, Latvia

    Artist - in - residence, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung, Cologne, Germany

    Artist - in - residence, NRW City of Duesseldorf, Ateliers Hoeherweg e.V., Duesseldorf, Germany

    NIFCA Nordic Air 2006 - Artist - in - residence in Hafnarborg, Iceland

    Grant for creative work, by Latvian State Culture Foundation of Latvia

    2005

    Grant for creative work, by Latvian State Culture Foundation of Latvia

    2004

    1 st place, Sony Talent Trophy photo competition, Latvia

    3 rd place, International Photography Festival A Modern View, Odessa, Ukraine

     


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