Parallel - European Photo Based Platform

We are very excited to be a part of new European platform - PARALLEL, that brings together 18 European arts organisations, emerging artists and curators to promote a new quality standard for contemporary photography – the first of its kind co-funded by the European Platforms of Creative Europe. PARALLEL brings together museums, galleries, festivals, schools and publishers from several European countries, aiming to promote exchanges and mentorships: on one hand, offering emerging artists and curators access to top agents; on other hand providing those agents with new, bold work produced by new artists and curators.

Led by the Portuguese cultural association Procurar.arte, PARALLEL involves members across Europe: Procur.arte (Lisboa, Portugal), CIAJG - Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães (Guimarães, Portugal), ISSP (Riga, Latvia), Le Château d'Eau (Toulouse, France), Triennial of Photography Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), FORMAT International Photography Festival - Derby QUAD (Derby, UK), Suomen valokuvataiteen museo (Helsinki, Finland), Fondazione Fotografia Modena (Modena, Italy), Fotofestiwal Lodz - Foundation of Visual Education (Lodz, Poland), Galleri Image (Aarhus, Denmark), KATALOG-Journal (Kerteminde, Denmark), Landskrona Fotofestival (Landskrona, Sweden), Kaunas Gallery (Kaunas, Lithuania), UGM l Umetnostna galerija Maribor (Maribor, Slovenia), Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi (Charleroi, Belgium), Organ Vida - International Photography Festival (Zagreb, Croatia), Capa Központ (Budapest, Hungary), PhotoIreland Festival (Dublin, Ireland)

For the first Parallel Intersection in Lisbon (November 2017), ISSP will present Latvian photographer Andrejs Strokins and emerging artist Toms Harjo. 

Dust and Gold

Happy to present the work created by artist Vika Eksta during her residency at Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, September - October 2016, as part of the project Alternative Storytelling.

Vika's video piece speaks about past and contemporary ways of archiving, also including conversations with people engaged in the practice. For the artist this was also her first personal encounter with Egypt – a country with a rich history and a complicated present. 

Putekļi un zelts

Aicinām uz pasākumu Putekļi un zelts - vakaru mūsdienu Ēģiptes atmosfērā, kas notiks 1. decembrī plkst. 19.30 Aleponijā. Septembra nogalē māksliniece Vika Eksta pavadīja trīs nedēļas mūsu organizētajā rezidencē Townhouse galerijā, Kairā, Ēģiptē, projekta Alternative Storytelling ietvaros. Šajā laikā tapa multimediāli darbi un vizuālas piezīmes par pavadīto laiku zemē ar bagātu pagātni, haotisku tagadni un neskaidru nākotni. 

Pelču leģendas - darbnīca Pelču iedzīvotājiem

Aicinām Pelču iedzīvotājus vecumā no 18 gadiem pieteikties radošai fotodarbnīcai "Pelču leģendas", kas notiks Starptautiskās fotogrāfijas vasaras skolas (ISSP) ietvaros no 2. - 3. jūlijam un no 6. - 14. augustam!

Flâneur rezidences prezentācija: Alekss F. Vebs, Jonass Feige + Orbīta

Ielūdzam uz Flâneur rezidences prezentāciju K.K.fon Stricka villā 25.maijā plkst 18:30 - savus Rīgā tapušos darbus vienreizējā instalācijā prezentēs mākslinieki Alekss F. Vebs un Jonass Feige. Notikums tapis sadarbībā ar radošo kolektīvu Orbīta.

We cordially invite you to the Flâneur residency presentation event featuring the works of Alex F. Webb and Jonas Feige created during their month long residency in Riga on 25 May at K.K.fon Stricka villa! The event is organised in collaboration with the Orbita collective.

Artist talks: Alex F. Webb, Jonas Feige

We cordially invite you to talks by the Flâneur project resident artists in Riga - Alex F. Webb and Jonas Feige on Wednesday 11 May 6.30 pm at the ISSP Studio! 

Aicinām uz Flâneur projekta rezidences mākslinieku Aleksa F. Veba un Jonasa Feiges autorvakaru trešdien, 11. maijā plkst. 18.30 ISSP Studijā! 

Fotogrāfijas rezidence Kairā

Priecājamies izziņot pieteikšanos rezidencei Kairā, Ēģiptē, starptautiskā projekta Alternative Storytelling ietvaros! Pieteikties aicināti Latvijas fotogrāfi un mākslinieki, kas izmanto fotogrāfiju. Pieteikšanas termiņš: 31. marts.

Flâneur Residency in Riga

We are pleased to announce the Flâneur Residency in Riga - two places for European photographers/ artists working with photography will be available in April - May 2016! Applications are open until 3 January!