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      2016 Source Magazine (UK) / Autumn / Issue 87

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      2017 Photon Gallery (SLO) / Different World 2017 (Drugačni Svetovi 2017) / Autumn / Catalogue

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      2017 'Homeland' Book Presentation at the PhotoQ Bookshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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      2015 Riga International Airport (RIX), Riga, Latvia

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      2015 Materia Gallery, Riga, Latvia

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      2016 Talsi Folk House, Talsi, Latvia

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      2016 - 2017 Lato Gallery, Prato, Italy

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      2017 Roja Gallery, Roja, Latvia

    Bio.
    Born 1985. Latvian-Armenian. Lived in the USA and the UK. Currently based in Latvia.

    Education.
    2015 - 2016 University of Brighton, MA Photography, Brighton, UK
    2003 - 2008 International Institute of Practical Psychology (SPPA), BA Graphic Design, Riga, Latvia

    Prizes and Awards.
    2018 - 2019 State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia Creative Grant, Latvia
    2018 State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia Photobook Grant, Latvia
    2018 State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia "For Latvia - 100" Exhibition Grant, Latvia
    2017 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia Award at the Cultural Centre of Roja, Latvia
    2017 Different Worlds: 2nd Prize at Photon - Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    2017 Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award, Photo London, London, UK
    2016 Slideluck Prato: Exhibition of the feature at Lato Gallery, Prato, Italy
    2013 Advanced Wedding Photography: 1st Prize Coffee Story Table Book's cover in May, Miami, USA
    2013 Advanced Wedding Photography: 1st Prize Coffee Story Table Book's cover in April, Miami, USA
    2013 Advanced Wedding Photography: the best Coffee Story Table Book of the year, Miami, USA
    2012 Carnival Cruise Lines: 1st Prize - Studio Photography Contest, Miami, USA

    Nominations.
    2018 Riga Photography Biennial Award 2019 Seeking the Latest in Photography, Riga, Latvia
    2018 The 10th Book Award for the Best Photography Book in Central and Eastern Europe 2017-2018, 28th Festival Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia

    2017 Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award, Photo London, London, UK
    2017 First Book Award, London, UK

    Additional Education.
    2013 Advanced Wedding Photography (AWP), Cozumel, Mexico
    2010 Carnival Photo College, Miami, USA
    2008 - 2009 Centre of Creative Learning 'Annas 2' (TJN), Photography, Riga, Latvia
    2008 Art Academy of Latvia (LMA), Painting, Riga, Latvia

    Workshops.
    2018 Photobook as Object at the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP), Kuldiga, Latvia
    2015 The Narrative Portrait at the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP), Kuldiga, Latvia
    2009 Storytelling at the Centre of Creative Learning ‘Annas 2’ (TJN), Kolka, Latvia
    2008 Visual Story at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA), Riga, Latvia

    Residencies.
    2017 Moving Visual Stories Forward at the Docking Station, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Artist talks, events and seminars.
    2018 *Coming Soon* Brighton Photo Fringe and Brighton Photo Biennial Publishers' Market at the Phoenix Brighton, UK
    2018 Visiting Lecture at the ISSP School, Riga, Latvia
    2018 Unseen Book Market with Blow Up Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2018 Participation as an expert in portfolio reviews at Kaunas Photo festival, Kaunas, Lithuania
    2018 Artist Talk at the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP), Kuldiga, Latvia
    2018 Book launch and signing at the longest village in the country, Kaltene, Latvia
    2018 Book launch and signing at the Cosmos-Arles Books, Arles, France
    2018 Participation in expert committee at the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
    2018 Visiting Talk at the Talsu Fotoklubs, Talsi, Latvia
    2017 Visiting Talk at the TJN Annas 2, Riga, Latvia
    2017 Visiting Talk at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK), The Hague, Netherlands
    2017 'Homeland' Book Presentation at the PhotoQ Bookshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2016 Visiting Talk at the TJN Annas 2, Riga, Latvia
    2016 Brighton Photo Fringe and Photoworks / Brighton Photo Biennial Publishers' Market at the Phoenix Brighton, England
    2016 After School Club Visiting Talk at the University of Brighton, Brighton, England
    2013 Visiting Talk at the TJN Annas 2, Riga, Latvia
    2011 Visiting Talk at the TJN Annas 2, Riga, Latvia

    Selections.
    2018 Night of Photo Projections, The Contemporary Art Gallery TSEKH, Vilnius, Lithuania
    2017 Source Magazine: A decade of Graduate Photography 2007 - 2017: The Long List
    2017 Photon Gallery (Centre for Contemporary Photography) - Different Worlds, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    2017 Riga Photomonth - Projection Facts and Clarifications, Riga, Latvia
    2016 Slideluck Prato - Mapping: Identity, Social, Territory, Prato, Italy
    2016 LensCulture Editors' Picks feature & showcase in the Emerging Talent Awards 2016
    2016 Source Photographic Review: Special Guest Selection by Cliff Lauson (Curator, Hayward Gallery London)
    2012 Carnival Breeze: CCL brand new photography department, Monfalcone, Italy
    2011 Carnival Magic: CCL brand new photography department, Monfalcone, Italy

    Solo exhibitions.
    2019 *Coming Soon* "Krunk. The crane that flew over the fatherland" Archdiocesan Museum, International Photography Festival Bialystok INTERPHOTO 2019, Bialystok, Poland
    2018 - 2019 *Coming Soon* "Homeland. The Longest Village in the Country" Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
    2017 "Homeland" Volkshotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2017 "Homeland" Roja Gallery, Roja, Latvia
    2016 "In The Airport" Museum of Dobele, Dobele, Latvia
    2016 "In The Airport" Pastende Culture House, Pastende, Latvia
    2016 "In The Airport" Talsi Folk House, Talsi, Latvia
    2015 "In The Airport" Materia Gallery, Riga, Latvia
    2015 "In The Airport" Cultural Centre of Roja, Roja, Latvia
    2015 "In The Airport" RIX - Riga International Airport, Riga, Latvia
    2009 Photography, painting and graphic design exhibition at the Cultural Centre of Roja, Latvia
    2004 "Listen into the Painting" Valters and Rapa, Riga, Latvia
    2002 "Art exhibition" The Cultural Centre of Roja, Roja, Latvia
    2002 "Art exhibition" The Centre of Talsi, Talsi, Latvia

    Group exhibitions, screenings and projections.
    2018 *Coming Soon* "Different Worlds" Slovenian Embassy, European Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia

    2018 *Coming Soon* The 10th Book Award 2017-2018 (CEE), House of Arts (Dom Umenia), Festival Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2018 *Coming Soon* Night of Photo Projections, The Contemporary Art Gallery TSEKH, Vilnius, Lithuania

    2018 5th edition of Photobook Week Aarhus, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark
    2018 "Photobook as Object" ISSP Gallery, Riga, Latvia

    2018 ISSP "Infinite Sauvage" Art House, Kuldiga, Latvia
    2018 Photoworks "Collaborate" Free Range, Truman Brewery, London, UK
    2018 "Different Worlds" Photon Gallery Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    2017 "Different Worlds" Photon - Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    2017 "Sharing Stories" Unseen / Docking Station, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2017 "Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award" Photo London, Somerset House, London, UK
    2017 "Exhibition and showcase" Self Publish Riga, Riga, Latvia
    2017 Projection "Facts and Clarifications" Riga Photomonth, Riga, Latvia
    2017 Screening "2016 Days of Awesome Photo Books" LhGWR Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands
    2017 "Mapping - a Collective View on Identity / Society / Territory" Lato Gallery, Prato, Italy
    2016 Screening / exhibition "Mapping: Identity, Social, Territory" Slideluck Prato, Italy
    2016 "Beyond the Camera" Pingyao International Photography Festival, Shanxi province, China
    2016 "Counter-Memory" Grand Parade Gallery, Brighton, England
    2016 "Time" University of Brighton, Brighton, England
    2015 "ISSP exhibition" Art House, Kuldiga, Latvia
    2015 Art exhibition at the Library of Kaltene, Latvia

    Publications.
    2018 The Cultural Magazine (ESP) / Winter / Issue 31
    2017 Photon Gallery (SLO) / Different World 2017 (Drugačni Svetovi 2017) / Autumn / Catalogue
    2016 Talsu Vēstis Newspaper (LV) / Winter Issue
    2016 Source Magazine (UK) / Autumn / Issue 87

    Online
    2018 FK Magazine
    2018 Photograd
    2018 The Cultural Magazine
    2018 The Lovepost
    2017 Photoworks
    2017 Photograd
    2017 Thisispaper Magazine
    2017 FotoRoom
    2017 Photographic Museum of Humanity
    2017 Huck Magazine
    2017 British Journal of Photography
    2017 I-D Vice
    2017 Magnum Photos
    2017 Volkshotel
    2017 Docking Station
    2017 The Pupil Sphere
    2016 FK Magazine: The Best East European Photobook in 2016
    2016 FK Magazine
    2016 Source: Special Guest Selection
    2016 MA Photography catalogue
    2016 The Miniclick Photo Talks
    2016 Source Photographic Review
    2016 ISSP catalogue
    2015 YET magazine
    2015 LensCulture