Kristaps Epners

  1. Born 1976 in Riga, Latvia
    Lives and works in Riga, Latvia
    epners(at)gmail.com
     

    Education:

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

     

    Exhibitions:

    2019  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, PL
               Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA1) Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, Riga, 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 Ourselve
    s, 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:

    2018  The Contemporary Dance Performance Pit, Riga Art Space, LV (video)
    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 – a 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, Eindhoven, 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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