Photo by Liene Pavlovska

Līga Spunde (1990, Riga) makes multimedia installations where personal narratives are closely intertwined with carefully constructed fictions. The interpretation and use of recognizable characters serves as an extension of her personal experiences, while tapping into general truths and accepted tropes. Usually, the content of the work determines the physical form of the conception, so a variety of media, techniques and materials are used in her unique installations. Spunde’s work is present in public and private collections across Europe, and she was nominated for the national Latvian Purvītis Prize in both 2022 and 2020.

Spunde has participated in various solo and group exhibitions and art projects in Latvia and internationally, including A PANIC ATTACK ON A SUNNY DAY, (2023, Tuesday to Friday Gallery, Valencia); Decolonial Ecologies, (2022 curated by Ieva Astahovska, Riga Art Space, Riga); Being Safe Is Scary, Survival Kit 11 (2020, Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga), When Hell Is Full, the Dead Will Walk the Earth (2019, Kim? Contemporary art center, Riga), Melos (2019, Creative Art Space, Arsenāls, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga), Champs- Élysées (2019, Gallery 427, Riga), Interlude in cooperation with Alvis Misjuns (elephant stables of the Riga Circus, KVADRIFONS, Riga), NNN (2017, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga), Free French Fries (2017, Gallery Komplot, Belgium), Disappearance is a trick (2016, Fotopub Festival, Slovenia).