Līga Spunde
Based in Riga, Latvia

EDUCATION / INTERNSHIP

2016 - 2017 Komplot, Internship as a curatorial assistant, Brussels, BE
2014 - 2016 Art Academy of Latvia, Department of Visual Communication MFA, Riga, LV

2015 Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Department of InSitu3, MFA, Antwerp, BE

2010 - 2014 Art Academy of Latvia, Department of Visual Communication, BFA, LV

2007 - 2010 Janis Rozentals Riga Art School, Department of Multi-media and Photography design, Riga, LV


EXHIBITIONS / ACTIVITIES

2020
Group exhibition “Being Safe Is Scary”, SURVIVAL KIT 11, Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Zemlika festival, Durbe, LV

Group exhibition, “Are We There Yet?”, Experimental Art Space of Art Academy Of Latvia PILOT, ArtVilnius Curated by Sabīne Vernere, Vilnius, LT

Group exhibition, “Are We There Yet?”, Experimental Art Space of Art Academy Of Latvia PILOT, Curated by Sabīne Vernere, Riga, LV
Solo show, “Informalities” as part of the exhibition series “Weekly Discovery”, Tu Jau Zini Kur, Curated by Rūdolfs Štamers, Uldis Trapencieris and Auguste Petre, Riga, LV

Group exhibition “Being Safe Is Scary”, SURVIVAL KIT 11, Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Curated by Katia Krupennikova, Riga, LV

Group exhibition, “True Grid”, Unanimous Consent, Zurich, CH

Screening “Wandering through the enchanted forest”, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ESP


2019
Group exhibition, “Black market”, Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Curated by Kaspars Groševs, Riga, LV
Group exhibition, “ISSPPP X + X”, ISSP Gallery, Riga, LV

Group exhibition, “Kā skan, tā atskan”, No Moon, Curated by Marta Trektere, New York, USA

Group exhibition, “The Artist Crisis Center”, Low Gallery, Curated by Ieva Kraule-Kūna and Elīna Vītola, Riga, LV

Solo show, “When Hell Is Full, the Dead Will Walk the Earth”, Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, LV

Group exhibition, “Champs-Élysées”, 427 gallery, Curated by Marta Trektere and Kaspars Groševs, Riga, LV

Resident at Low Gallery, Riga, LV

Group exhibition, “ENTER”, Domu kulture Studentski grad, Belgrade Photo Month, curated by Evita Goze, Belgrade, RS

Group exhibition, “Melos”, Arsenals, Latvian National Museum of Art, Curated by Līna Birzaka-Priekule, Riga, LV


2018
Solo show in collaboration with Alvis Misjuns, “Interlude”, Riga Circus, Curated by KVADRIFRONS, Riga, LV

Group exhibition, “Screen Age I: Self-Portrait”, Riga Photography Biennal, Rigas Art Space, Curated by Inga Brūvere and Marie Sjovold, Riga, LV

Group exhibition, “Looking Outside, Looking Inside”, Mark Rothko Art Center, Curated by Alnis Stakle and Arnis Balčus, Daugavpils, LV


2017
Group exhibition, “NNN”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Curated by Līga Marcinkeviča, Ojārs Pētersons and Maija Kurševa, Riga, LV

Group exhibition, “Pit stop on the way to dancing with cosmic forces”, Kensington High St, W14 8NZ, Curated by Marta Barina, London, UK

Solo show, “What’s a Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This / PART I”, Fotopub, Novo Mesto, SL

Solo show, “Free French Fries”, Komplot, Curated by Komplot, Brussels, BE

Solo show in colloboration with Klāvs Mellis, “How a Well-known Local Art Historian Called Me Fat When I Was Nine Years Old”, Low Gallery, Curated by Maija Kurševa, Riga, LV

Group exhibition, “Blocker”, Alma Gallery, Curated by Popper magazine, Riga, LV

Group exhibition, Start Point prize, Arti et Amiciatae, Amsterdam, NL

Group exhibition, “Meet Me at The Metro Station”, Curated by Romuald Demidenko, Amsterdam, NL


2016
Group exhibition, “Piezīmes par pašsaprotamām lietām”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Curated by Helēna Demakova, Riga, LV
Group exhibition, Start Point prize, Prague National Gallery, Prague, CZ

Group exhibition, Estonian Photographic Art Fair, Curated by Rundum, Tallinn, EST

Group exhibition “Ancient relics”, in collobration with Jānis Klaučs, Curated by Popper magazine, Barcelona, ES

Group exhibition “Disappearance is a trick”, Fotopub festival, Curated by Elaine Tam, Novo Mesto, SL

Solo show “The Hike”, RIXC gallery, Riga, LV

Group exhibition “Paintings and Sculptures”, Riga Photomonth 2016, Curated by Arnis Balčus, Riga, LV

Group exhibition /06-16/, Riga, LV

Group exhibition “Apceres apstākļi”, Curated by Elīna Sproģe, Riga, LV


2015
Group exhibition “S”, Riga, LV

Group exhibition “5e editie van in situ3 op de universiteit campus Drie Eiken”, Antwerp, BE



AWARDS

2020  Nominated for the Purvītis Prize with the work “There’s No Harm In Ant Blessings”, LV

2020  “Jaunrades veicināšanas stipendija” - State Culture Capital Foundation grant for 2020, LV

2017  Portfolio Review Dusseldorf Visitors Award, DE


2016  Start Point Prize, The Honorary mentions of the jury, CZ

2016   Fotopub Portfolio Prize, SL

2014   Art grant of patroness Inara Tetereva, LV



PUBLICATIONS

2020   “De:Formal” online magazine, USA

2019   “Win-Win”, Kim? Docs II, LV

2019   “Paperweight vol.1”, “Paperweight editions”, LV

2018    “JEZGA magazine”, vol.1, LV/UK


2018   “Win-Win”, art book published by “Popper Magazine”, LV


2018   “Latvian photography 2018”, KultKom, LV

2018   “Temple magazine”/ “Winners”, nr3, BE

2017   “Much better”, art book published by Low Gallery, LV

2017   “Szum”, nr17, PL

2017   “Popper Magazine” / “Blocker”, LV

2016   "Popper Magazine" / "Ancient relics", LV

2016   "Cyber bum I", zine published by ”Popper Magazine”, LV

2015   "Popper Magazine" / "Interdimension", LV

2015   "Popper Magazine" / "Above the ground", LV

2013   “Ena Rola Filma”, "On images and Photographs", SL




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