Solvita Krese

November 24th, 2010 § Comments Off § permalink

OPEN TALK, Verkligheten 24 november 19.00
by curator Solvita Krese about challenges and oportunities of Riga 2014 programme and Riga’s art scene.

Solvita Krese is an art critic and art curator based in Riga. From 2000 she is director of Latvian Center for contemporary arts (LCCA). She is one of curators of …RIGA21014 – European Culture capital program. She has curated a number of exhibitions, recent of them “Survival kit” (2009, 2010), “Mobile museum”(2007) about the changing role of museum and art institutions, “Urbanologic”(2007) , “Archaeology of reality” about women artists strategies, “Trassepassers. Contemporary art from 80ties” at National Art museum in Riga, “ The body in Baltic photography”, Berlin (2005), co-curator of exhibition “Faster than history”, Kiasma, Helsinki(2004), international art exhibition “re:public”, Riga(2003), one of initiators and co- organizers of two large scale international projects: “republicart”( 2003 -2005) transnational research project which explore and promote interventionist and activist practices of public art; “transform” research on political and artistic practices of institutional critique during the years 2005-2008. Her field of research and interest is exploration of transformation of public space and contemporary city, institutional critique and feminism strategies. She is author of many publications in local and international art press, as well as catalogues of exhibitions and anthology of essays about art in public space.

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