Alternative Storytelling in Marseille

Last week we had the chance to be present the results of Alternative Storytelling - our collaboration project with Townhouse Gallery (Cairo) - in Villa Méditeranée, Marseille. The artist-in-residence exchange programme that was developed in the framework of the Tandem Shaml programme, gave the opportunity for two artists - Vika Eksta (Latvia) and Eslam Abd El Salam (Egypt) to collaborate and create new work in their partners' country. In Marseille, visitors had the chance to see Vika’s project on contemporary Egypt “Dust and Gold”, and Eslam’s series inspired by his time in Latvia - “River of Grass”. 

Find more information on the project here

Call for applications - ISSP Riga Residency 2019

We are very pleased to announce an open call for the ISSP Riga Residency 2019 – an opportunity for photographers and artists using the medium of photography to develop work in Riga. Application deadline: November 23.

More about the residency and application HERE.

Theo Elias / Hiro Tanaka artist talk

Trešdien, 6. jūnijā, plkst. 18:00 ISSP Galerijas telpās notiks ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieku Teo Eliasa (Theo Elias, Zviedrija) un Hiro Tanakas (Hiro Tanaka, Japāna) autorvakars.

 ISSP is happy to host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Theo Elias (Sweden) and Hiro Tanaka (Japan) on Wednesday 6th of June 6PM at the ISSP Gallery.

ISSP Riga Residency 2018 - selected artists

We received nearly 80 applications for the ISSP Riga Residency 2018 and are happy to announce that the artists selected for the programme are Kenneth Bamberg (Åland Islands/Finland), Theo Elias (Sweden), Josefina Malmegård (Sweden), Bjargey Ólafsdóttir (Iceland), Maija Annikki Savolainen (Finland), Tekla Inari (Finland) and Hiro Tanaka (Japan). Five artists from the Nordic region will receive financial support from Nordic Culture Point. We are excited to welcome them to Riga this year!

Call for applications - ISSP Riga Residency

We are very pleased to announce the ISSP Riga Residency 2018 – an opportunity for photographers and artists using the medium of photography to develop work in Riga. Application deadline - 1st of March.

More about the residency and applications HERE.

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.

The Cool Couple: atvērtā lekcija Rīgā

Šo trešdien, 11.oktobrī, plkst. 18.30 notiks Kuldīgas Fotogrāfijas rezidences mākslinieku The Cool Couple autorvakars Rīgā, ISSP Skolas telpās, Raiņa bulvārī 31-11. 

The Cool Couple ir mākslinieku duets no Itālijas – Nikolo Benetons (Niccolò Benetton, 1986) un Simone Santilli (1987) – kas savos darbos pievērš uzmanību spriedzes punktiem cilvēku ikdienas mijiedarbībā ar attēliem. Mākslinieki izmanto dažādus, brīžiem pārsteidzošus izteiksmes veidus – no laikmetīgās fotogrāfijas līdz meditācijas tehnikām, no elektrostatiskajām salvetēm līdz ķīniešu kavergrupas mūzikas ierakstiem.

Kuldīga Photography Residency 2017

We are happy to announce the Kuldīga Photography Residency 2017 - an opportunity for 3 photographers to develop work in Kuldīga, to our mind, the most wonderful of Latvian small towns and a UNESCO National Cultural Heritage site, already this fall! Application deadline: 2 June.

Priecājamies izsludināt Kuldīgas fotogrāfijas rezidenci 2017 - pieteikties iespējams līdz 2. jūnijam. Vairāk informācijas šeit

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.