Artist talks & book presentation :: Bernotaitė, Odnoviun, Raggio

Surveillance, Valentyn Odnoviun

Ceturtdien, 13. augustā, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekiem — Viktoriju Bernotaiti (Lietuva/Lielbritānija), Valentīnu Odnovjunu (Ukraina/Lietuva) un Martinu T. Radžio (ASV/Vācija). Tikšanās ir iespēja uzzināt par viņu līdzšinējo darbību, kā arī par projektiem Rīgā. Pasākuma laikā notiks arī grāmatu prezentācijas.

Viktorija Bernotaite

Viktorija Bernotaite ir lietuviešu māksliniece, kas šobrīd dzīvo Lielbritānijā, un savās fotogrāfijās visbiežāk pievēršas cilvēka un dabas attiecību izzināšanai. Interese par dabu, īpaši kokiem, viņai radusies jau bērnībā un šis motīvs viņas darbos atkārtojas nepārtraukti. Viktorija šogad absolvējusi fotogrāfijas nodaļu Falmutas Universitāti un piedalījusies vairākās grupas izstādēs Lielbritānijā.

Valentīns Odnovjuns

Valentīns Odnovjuns ir Lietuvā dzīvojošs ukraiņu mākslinieks un mākslas vēsturnieks, kurš ieguvis maģistra grādus Viļņas Mākslas akadēmijas fotogrāfijas un mākslas vēstures un teorijas nodaļās, kā arī studējis apmaiņas programmās Lodzā un Minhenē. Šobrīd raksta savu doktordarbu Lietuvas Kultūras pētniecības institūtā. Saņēmis vairākus starptautiskus apbalvojumus Lietuvā, Polijā un Serbijā, bet nesenākā ir “Photolux Award” balva Itālijā 2019. gadā. Kopš 2016. gada piedalījies grupas un personālizstādēs Eiropā, Jaunzēlandē, ASV. Radot teju abstraktus attēlus, Valentīns pievēršas uztveres paradoksu pētīšanai.

Martins T. Radžio

Martins T. Radžio ir ASV dzimis argentīnietis, kurš dzīvo Berlīnē un strādā, miksējot visas šīs ietekmes un darbos atklājot savas dzīves mirkļus un emocijas. Viņš rotaļājas ar fotogrāfiju, pārvēršot “īsto pasauli” pats savā realitātē un pēdējā laikā ir īpaši pievērsies analogajai lielformāta fotogrāfijai. Studējis mediju mākslu Buenosairesas Universitātē, ieguvis maģistra grādu laikmetīgajā fotogrāfijā EFTI fotogrāfijas centrā Madridē, piedalījies izstādēs Argentīnā, Spānijā un Portugālē.

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On Thursday, August 13, at 18.30 a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Viktorija Bernotaitė (Lithuania/UK), Valentyn Odnoviun (Ukraine/Lithuania) and Martin T Raggio (USA/Germany) will take place at the ISSP Gallery, Riga. The attendees will have a chance to hear about their previous work, as well as projects they are developing in Riga. Two books – “Surveillance. A Typology of Oppression” by Odnoviun and “Riverville” by Raggio – will be presented during the event.

Viktorija Bernotaitė

Viktorija Bernotaitė is a Lithuanian artist currently based in the UK, who explores the human-nature relationship through the photographic medium. The interest in nature, especially trees, emerges from her childhood and is an ever-appearing motif in her practice. This year Viktorija graduated from the Falmouth University (BA (Hons) Photography) and since 2017 has participated in group exhibitions in the UK.

Valentyn Odnoviun

Valentyn Odnoviun, Ukrainian living and working in Lithuania, has studied at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Photography Department (MA) and Art History and Theory Department (MA). Currently writing a PhD dissertation at the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute. He has won several awards, one of the latest being Photolux Award in Italy in 2019. Between 2016-2019 nominated for photography awards, held personal and participated in collective exhibitions around Europe, in New Zealand, USA and Switzerland. Working with the “abstract-like” image author researches paradox of the perception of what we see and what we perceive in the act of recognition.

Martin T Raggio

Argentinian artist Martin T Raggio, born as a first-generation American, Martin splits his life between the United States and Argentina but is currently living in Berlin. The artist plays with photography using the “real world” to make his own conceptual reality. Recently, he has released a photobook “Riverville” and now is dedicated to working with analogue large format. Studied Media Arts at the University of Buenos Aires, graduated from EFTI with an MA in Contemporary Photography. Has participated in exhibitions in Argentina, Spain and Portugal.

Free entrance, the event will take place in English.

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!

ISSP 2018 applications closed - applications to curators' workshop accepted till 15 April

Dear all, the applications to ISSP 2018 are now officially closed, the only exception being a special workshop for curators "Curating Photography: A Laboratory of Ideas, Projects and Practices" by Natasha Christia - applications for this workshop are still accepted until 15 April 2018! We received over 190 applications for the ISSP 2018, to be evaluated by our dear partners from Calvert Magazine, YET and GUP Magazines and Format photography festival - very excited!

SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2018 - submit your photobook dummy!

We are happy to announce the third edition of the SELF PUBLISH RIGA photobook dummy contest! Exciting news – this year we have teamed up with Kaunas Photography Gallery, printing house KOPA and Antalis LT &Antalis LV to publish the winning dummy! Additionally, the author of the best dummy from the Baltic states will be awarded a free place at the International Summer School of Photography 2018 at workshop of their choice. Send us your dummy by 30 April, and take part in one of the central events of the Riga Photomonth 2018!

Alexander Gronsky & Ksenia Babushkina - Schema

No 28. marta līdz 5. maijam jaunatvērtajā ISSP Galerijā būs aplūkojama Aleksandra Gronska un Ksenijas Babuškinas izstāde "Shēma".

From March 28 till May 5 the exhibition by Alexander Gronsky & Ksenia Babushkina "Schema" will be on display at the new ISSP Gallery.

Call for applications: Stairway to the Photobook - workshop with AKINA books

We are happy to announce an opportunity for photographers and image-makers who are close to completing a project and want to start working towards a publication! A crash course in the complete process of making a photobook: from building up a visual narrative through theoretical tools to practical skills in binding and laying down a production. During 6 days, participants will create their own book dummy under the guidance of inspiring tutors Valentina Abenavoli and Alex Bocchetto, founders of the independent AKINA books publishing house.

The workshop is happening in Riga 28.04 - 03.05.2018. Apply by April 6!

 

Artist talks in Kuldīga - March 2018

Nākošnedēļ Kuldīgā norisināsies ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases sessija - aicinām uz lielisko programmas pasniedzēju un dalībnieku atvērtām lekcijām un darbu pezentācijām Kuldīgā no 12. - 15. martam!  

As part of the ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019 first session in Kuldīga, talks and presentations by programme tutors and participants are open to all lovers of photography and image-based art from 12 to 15 March! 

Innocent Gestures. Artist talk by Rafal Milach

Sestdien, 17. februārī, plkst 15.00 ISSP Galerija aicina uz tikšanos ar izstādes “Džentelmeņu pirmais maršs” autoru Rafalu Milahu.

An artist talk by Rafal Milach on Saturday 17 February 3pm at the ISSP Gallery in connection with his exhibition “The First March of Gentlemen”.

Call for Applications - International Summer School of Photography 2018

After a year-long creative break, we are happy to announce the call for applications for the International Summer School of Photography 2018! Coming back with fresh shifts in the programme, ISSP 2018 will feature cutting edge workshops with Jason Fulford, Lisa Barnard, Salvatore Vitale & Sarker Protick, Yumi Goto & Jan Rosseel, a special laboratory for photography curators with Natasha Christia, and a brand new on-campus ISSP Residency! ISSP will take place 28 July – 5 August 2018 in Kuldīga. Applications open till 30 March! 

ISSP atklāj jaunu telpu fotogrāfijai Rīgā / ISSP to open a new photography space in Riga

16. februārī ar Rafala Milaha izstādi durvis vērs jauna, biedrības ISSP veidota fotogrāfijas medijam veltīta telpa Berga Bazarā - mājvieta Latvijā vienīgajai laikmetīgās fotogrāfijas izstāžu zālei. 

On February 16, ISSP is opening a new space dedicated to contemporary photography in the Bergs Bazaar, Riga, launching with Rafal Milach's exhibition "The First March of Gentlemen".

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.

Call for Applications - ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019

The applications for the next round of the ISSP International Masterclass are now open! The programme offers a year-long mentorship for 24 emerging photographers, with three intense workshop sessions between Kuldīga and Sicily and online feedback in between. The mentors for 2018/2019 are Peter Bialobrzeski ("A Sense of Change") and Clare Strand and Gordon MacDonald ("Answering Questions & Questioning Answers"). The programme will start in March 2018, applications accepted by 10 January 2018!
Information and applications: www.isspmasterclass.com