Kristaps Epners

  1. Born 1976 in Riga, Latvia
    Lives and works in Riga, Latvia
    epners(at)gmail.com
    +371 2 940 73 22 / LV

     

    Education:

    1995-2003 MA Visual Communication, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

     

    Exhibitions:

    2017 EXTENSION.LV: Meeting with OurselvesVictoria GallerySamara, RU
              EXTENSION.LV: Meeting with Ourselves, Triumph GalleryMoscow, RU (exh. cat.)
              Purvītis Prize 2017 exhibition, Latvian National Museum of ArtRiga, LV (exh. cat.)
    2016 Notes on Self-Evident Things. Model exhibition – competition, Latvian National Museum of ArtRiga, LV
              Light At The End Of The Cable – Latvian Art in the Digital Era, Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)
              Windows, Kokmuiza manor, Koceni, LV
              Contemporary LandscapeArt Festival Cesis 2016, Cesis, LV
              Solo Show Exercises, Culture and Arts Project NOASS, Riga, LV
              Lost in the Archive, Kuldiga Artists' Residence and Museum of Madona, Kuldiga and Madona, LV
              Lost in the Archive, Riga Art Space, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)
    2015 Lost in the Archive, Mark Rothko Art Centre and Museum of Aluksne, Daugavpils and Aluksne, LV
              Data Drift, RIXC New Art and Science Festival, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)
              Contemporary Art Festival Survival K(n)it 7, former building of The National Library of Latvia, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)
    2014 Five Versions. Notes About an Era, Museum of Regional Studies and Art of Bauska, Kandava Art Gallery, Eastern Latvia Creative Services Centre Zeimuls, Bauska, Kandava and Rezekne, LV
              (Re)construction of Friendship, former building of KGB, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)
    2013 Solo Show, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, LV
    2012 Confining Spaces, KASK, Gent, BE
              Canvascollectie, Bozar Centre for fine Arts, Brussels, BE (exh. cat.)
    2011 Invite Someone, gallery Kunst-Zicht, Gent, BE
    2010 Urban Poetry 1, Art Center in VEF, Riga, LV
              Sounds Like Art, Cesis, LV
    2009 Contemporary Art Festival Survival Kit 1, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)
              Binocular Dance Course or Role of Spectator in Healing of Artists Soul, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, LV
    2006 Human in the Neighbourhood, Sunsstudio, Riga, LV
              Fotoesordio 05, National Modern Art Gallery, Rome, IT
    2005 Jukas, Latvian National Museum of Art Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)
    2004 Living Spirit, Riga Gallery, Riga, LV
              Topography, Contemporary Art Museum Mimars, Zagreb, HR
              Dream Island, Culture and Arts Project NOASS, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)
              What Is Important?, 3rd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)
              Nature. Environment. Human., Latvian National Museum of Art Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)
    2003 Annual Exhibition Rudens, Latvian National Museum of Art Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, LV
              Flat Number 13, Zirgu Pasts, Riga, LV
              Illumination, Culture and Arts Project NOASS, Riga, LV
              Adaptation, Roterman Exhibition Hall of Estonian State Museum, Tallinn, EE
              Solarium, O.Vācietis Museum, Riga, LV
              Tension, Latvian Artist Union Gallery, Riga, LV
    2002 The Green Week, Gallery Ciris, Riga, LV
    2001 Illumination, Gallery G.U.N., Oslo, NO
              Observing Past Connecting Future, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)
              Sugar Cotton Wool, Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)
    1999 Hi dizain Oskars, Gallery M6, Riga, LV
    1996 Subart, Warehouse, Liepaja, LV
              Annual Exhibition Rudens, Latvian National Museum of Art Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, LV

     

    Other:

    2017 Who Is In Charge music video for Linda Leen, LV – art director
    2016 Crow, Ballet and Musical Performance, Latvian National Opera House, Riga, LV – scenographer, performer
             Tall Man music video for Arabot, SE – art director
    2014 Lēna Uguns music video for Instrumenti, LV – director
              Whistleblowers music video for Laibach, SI – art director
    2013 Procrastination concert by Instrumenti, LV – scenographer
              Don’t Hold Onto Me music video for Instrumenti, LV – stage designer 

     

    Residencies & Workshops:

    2007 Artist in Residence at Kakslauttanen Arctic Arts Week, Kakslauttanen, FI
    2006 Artist in Residence at Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris, FR
    2005 Workshop Poles in Pictures, Katowice and Zakopanje, PL
    2005 Workshop Illop (Klaus Filip and Noid), Latvian Academy of Art, Riga, LV
    2004 Workshop Thinking Forward, Endhoven, NL
    2002 Workshop Paganini of Typography David Carson, Maribor, SI

     

    Awards and Grants:

    2002-2016 Scholarships for creative work of the State Culture Capital Foundation, LV
    2011 PrintArt Award, Riga, LV – graphic design
    2011 Iggesund Award, Riga, LV – graphic design
    2011 Latvian Art Directors Club award ADwards, Riga, LV – graphic design
    2006 Latvian Art Directors Club award ADwards, Riga, LV – graphic design
    1999 Advertising Festival Golden Hammer, Riga, LV – graphic design
    1993 France-Baltic Video Art Festival, Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, LV – video


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