KRISTAPS EPNERS

  1. Born 1976 in Riga, Latvia. Lives and works in Riga.
    epners@gmail.com
     

    Education:

    1995-2003 Art Academy of Latvia, MA

     

    Exhibitions:

    2020

    Unexpected Encounters, Concert Hall Great Amber Liepāja, LV

    Solo show Forget Me Not, Monumental Gallery at Tartu Art House, EE


    2019

    Unexpected Encounters, Latvian National Museum of Art Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)

    Unexpected Encounters – Possible Futures: Cosmic Existence, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, DK  (exh. cat.)

    Talk to Me!, Akureyri Art Museum, IS (exh. cat.)

    Purvītis prize 2019, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)


    2018

    Festival Narracje #10, Gdansk-Oliwa, PL

    Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA1), LV (exh. cat.)

    3FREE, KCCC, Klaipeda, LT


    2017

    EXTENSION.LV: Meeting with Ourselves, National Center for Contemporary Art, Nizhniy Novgorod, RU

    Duo Show Sea of Living Memories/Exercises, Concert Hall Great Amber Liepāja, LV

    EXTENSION.LV: Meeting with Ourselves, Victoria Gallery, Samara, RU

    EXTENSION.LV: Meeting with Ourselves, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, RU (exh. cat.)

    Purvītis Prize 2017, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)


    2016

    Notes on Self-Evident Things. Model exhibition – competition, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, 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 Landscape, Art Festival Cesis 2016, LV

    Solo Show Exercises, NOASS Floating Arts Centre, Riga, LV

    Lost in the Archive, Kuldiga Art House and Museum of Madona, LV

    Lost in the Archive, Riga Art Space, LV (exh. cat.)


    2015

    Lost in the Archive, Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils and Aluksne Museum, 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, the former building of The National Library of Latvia, Riga, LV (exh. cat.)


    2014

    Five Versions. Notes About an Era, Bauska, Rezekne and Kandava, LV

    (Re)construction of Friendship, the 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, NOASS Floating Arts Centre, 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, NOASS Floating Arts Centre, 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:

    2020 Rock Bottom – video for the contemporary dance performance, Tallinn Street Quarter, Riga, LV

    2019 Rock Bottom – video for the contemporary dance performance, New Baltic Dance, Vilnius, LT

    2018 Rock Bottom – video for the contemporary dance performance, Riga Art Space, LV

    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)

    2016 Tall Man – music video for Arabot, SE (art director)

    2014 Lēna Uguns – music video for Instrumenti, LV

    2014 Whistleblowers – music video for Laibach, SI (art director)

    2013 Procrastination – a concert by Instrumenti, LV (scenographer)

    2013 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, Eindhoven, NL

    2002 Workshop Paganini of Typography David Carson, Maribor, SI 



    Awards and Grants:

    2002—2019 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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