Artist, researcher and consultant (b. 3.aug.1973) working in areas of interactive multi-media installations and performances, Virtual Reality, Internet and cultural network projects, video, computer graphics, animation and painting

2000-2003: Academy of Media Arts (KHM), Cologne, Germany
1999-2000: Academy of Arts (HfbK), Hamburg, Germany
1995-1999: The Royal University of Fine Arts (KKH), Stockholm, Sweden
1992-1995: Latvian Academy of Art, Riga

2020 (upcoming / unless postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19 virus related restrictions):
• ISEA2020 “Why sentience?”- The 26th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Montreal, Canada
• EVA-LONDON 2020 – The 30th international Electronic Visualisation & the Arts conference, London, U.K.
2017
• Open Fields / RIXC art and science festival, Latvian Museum of Art and Latvian Art Academy, Riga
2016
• Open Fields / RIXC art and science festival, Latvian National Library, Riga
2012-2013:
• The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Riga
• Travelling exhibition “United States of Europe” / The Lab
(Lodz, Helsinki, Vilnius, Guimaraes, Nicosia, Dresden, Sofia, Paris, Cork, Brussels)
2011:
• “Staro Riga 2011” Light Festival, Riga
2010:
• Festival ‘New Media Meeting: 2010’, Visualisation Center, Norrkoping, Sweden
• Festival ‘CAMP Pixelache’, Kerava Art Museum, Finland
2009:
• Exhibition & seminar & ‘Interactive Futures’09: Stereo’, Vancouver, Canada
• International city arts festival, Cesis, Latvia
2008:
• ‘Spectropia’, Festival ‘Art+Communication ‘, ‘Riga Artspace’ gallery
2007:
• ‘Waves’, Festival ‘Art+Communication‘, RIXC, Riga
• ‘StereoVision’, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Florida, U.S.A.
2006:
• ‘Spectography‘- Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
• Festival ‘Bandits Mages’, Bourges, France
• Festival TECHNE’06, Istanbul, Turkey
2005:
• Festival “Étonnante Lettonie” – Point Ephémère/Paris, Labomedia/Orleans;
La Filature/Mulhouse; Contemporary Art Museum/Strasbourg
• ‘Break the ICE’ show – City Theatre, Reykjavik, Iceland
• Interactive Multimedia Culture Expo (IMCEXPO), Chelsea Art Museum, New York
• ‘Bodies in Play’ – Banff New Media Institute Summit, Banff, Canada
• Festival ‘Transmediale 05’, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2004:
• ISEA2004, International Symposium for Electronic Arts, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki (Finland)
• Pixxelpoint 2004, International digital Art Festival, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
2002:
• Vison – Image and Perception, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
• Ars Electronica Festival 2002: Unplugged / CAMPUS (KHM student selection), Linz, Austria
• 6th International Browserday, De Balie, Amsterdam
• Infotopia/The Infogolem, V2_Organisation, Rotterdam
2001:
• 5th International Browserday – competition finals – Volksbuehne, Berlin
• Interstanding 5, media art festival Tallinn, Estonia
2000:
• EXPO 2000 World Exhibition Hanover – Ars Baltica, German pavilion
• ArtGenda ‘2000, Helsinki
1999:
• Baltic Sea Media Space / TEMP, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki
1998:
• Ars Electronica Festival / Infowar (prize-winning project ‘Xchange’)
• ArtGenda’98, European young artists’ show, Stockholm
1997:
• Ars Electronica Festival, openX, Internet project ‘RemoteC’ (‘Ars Electronica Center’ commission)

 

Solo-shows:

“Parallel Landscapes” Daugavpils University art gallery (2012) Daugavpils, Latvia
“Studies of Spatial Subversions” Riga Art Space Gallery (2011) Riga, Latvia
“The Anisotropic View of Presence” RIXC Galerija (2009) Riga, Latvia
“Paysages Parallèles” Galerie Haïdouc (2006) Bourges, France
+≈x  SAT- Society for Art & Technology (2003) Montreal, Canada
E=+<X  Galerie KHM Projektraum (2002) Cologne, Germany
JG.KKH.SE:99  Galleri Mejan (1999) Stockholm, Sweden
J.G./S.E.  Slepenais Eksperiments (1995) Riga, Latvia

 

  • Prix Ars Electronica 1998: award of distinction .net category (project “Xchange” together with Rasa Šmite & Raitis Šmits)
  • Honorary Mention: 6th International Browserday Competition (2002) project “Cell[ular] Flux”
  • Nominations 2002 and 2003 ‘Digital Sparks’ (“Germany’s best student projects”)
  • “BIOS project “Future Cinema. The Cinematic Imaginary After Film” 2002/2003
    – ed. Jeffrey Shaw and Peter Weibel | ZKM, Karlsruhe & The MIT Press, Cambridge
  • „Stereovision” – exhibition catalogue, 2007 – Contemporary Art Museum, USF
    University of South Florida
  • “IMC EXPO 2005” exhibition catalogue, Studio IMC, New York
  • Project “Xchange Network”. CyberArts 98, Ars Electronica Center, Linz
  • Project “Remote C”. CyberArts 97, Ars Electronica Center, Linz
  • ISEA2004 exhibition catalogue

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE GRANTS

• City Theatre, Reykjavik, Iceland (2005)
NordScen artist-in-residence project grant
• V2_Lab, Rotterdam (2004)
ExStream / PlayList European Residencies – P.E.R. (grant, 2004)
• SAT – Society for Art & Technology, Montreal (2003)
NIFCA (Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art) artist-in-residence grant
• Spritzenhaus & LEM (Labor f. Elektronische Medien), Hamburg (1999)
Grant by Culture Ministry (Kulturbehörde) of Hamburg

OTHER GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS

• Latvian Cultural Capital Foundation
– scholarships & grants (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2020)
• Nordic Culture Point / KKnord (Mobility Programme) mobility project grants (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013)
• Sleipnir, Nordic Council of Ministers (travel grants 2004, 2005)
• Latvian Ministry of Culture, “New media artist scholarship” for 12 months 2004/2005
• APEXchanges – European Cultural Foundation (travel grant, 1999)
• C. Erik Levins Foundation (Stockholm) (grants in 1996, 1997, 1999)
• Jauna Akademija Foundation (Riga) (grant, 1998)
• Soros Contemporary Art Centre – Riga (travel grant, 1998)
• W. Smiths Foundation (Stockholm) (grant, 1997)
• The Soros Foundation – Latvia (travel-grant, 1997)
• The Rotary Club – Stockholm (scholarship, 1995)
• The Swedish Institute (grant, 1995)
• Valdmana Fonds (Stockholm) (grant, 1995)
• Latvian Academic Organization in Sweden (grant, 1995)