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 applications closed

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Submit your dummy

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