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.

George Georgiou on ISSP

George Georgiou on ISSP (29 August 2010):

The organization, energy and enthusiasm of ISSP founders is contagious and sets the scene for the whole event. The remoteness of the location brings an intensity that is bonding for all who take part. The inspiration, friendships and energy will live with many for a long time. A week of great creativity and soul searching for all involved.

Andrei Polikanov on ISSP

Andrei Polikanov on ISSP (26 August 2010):

The terrific and dangerously fruitful mixture of talent and youth, creativity and professionalism,responsibility and integrity, curiosity and persistence, joy and freedom- makes the ISSP summer school truly unforgettable. I miss it a lot!

Ville Lenkkeri on ISSP

Ville Lenkkeri on ISSP (24 August 2010):

Enthusiasm, energy and creative craziness seldom materialize in such progressive and altruistic form as in case of ISSP. It is the way of working of the organizers as well as the surroundings that they have chosen that set the atmosphere of the summer school. And the atmosphere is one of joyful creation; brotherhood of attempt, sisterhood of success.

Greetings from Ludza - ISSP 2010 Exhibition

The ISSP 2010 Exhibition was festively opened on 7 August 2010. Visitors are welcome to view the entire collection of artistic projects of 65 participants in Ludza till 2 October 2010.

ISSP evening programme open to visitors

The ISSP Evening Programme at Ezersala boarding school (Ludza district) from 1st till 7th August will be traditionally open for interested visitors and guests! Detailed programme in English here.

Update - ISSP 2010 and Arles

Mesdames et Messieurs! Here you will find the latest ISSP 2010 programmelist of participants (confirmed), and information for participants.

From 5th till ~11 July a considerable part of ISSP team will be in sunny Arles in France, for the Rencontres d’Arles festival! Any photography education establishments who wish to think about joint cooperation projects, or simply to get to know ISSP and enjoy our company and a glass of french vine together are welcome to contact us. You can write to À très bientôt! :)

Nordic-Baltic photography education exchange project

Already a bit old news, but great nevertheless - the Nordic-Baltic Culture Mobility Programme has supported our project application and we are starting to implement a short-term networking project called Nordic-Baltic Photography Education Exchange. From now on, closer links with the Union of Photography Artists in EstoniaFine Arts department (Photography) of Estonian Arts Academy in Tallinn, and Fine Arts Department (Photography) of Turku Arts Academy in Finland will be build. The aim of the project is to increase the quality of photography education through synergies and information exchange among the partner institutions. You will also have a chance to meet our project partners’ representatives at ISSP in August!

Selected ISSP participants 2010

Here is the list of selected ISSP participants by workshop - an amazing group from 24 countries! covering 4 continents! :)
Special thanks to our evaluation committee - Arnis Balčus and Iveta Vaivode - for the difficult job of evaluating applications, since there were so many excellent ones…
A notification of the selection results has been sent to every applicant by email.

We are looking forward for participants’ confirmations and to seeing this colorful company come to Ludza!

ISSP 2010 application results coming soon

Dear all, we have completed the selection process and are getting ready to announce the results. The list of ISSP selected participants will be announced to applicants by email and on this site today - tomorrow.

ISSP 2010 applications completed

Dear all, the ISSP Application period is now closed. We have received 182 applications from a total of 41 countries. The runners-up after Latvia (54) are Germany (15), Italy/Russia (11), UK (10), and Finland/Turkey (7). The furthest ones are Canada/US, South Africa, and Hong Kong. We seem to have gone global this year. This is truly exciting, thank you all!

We are looking forward for evaluating the applications! The results of participants’ selection will be known by the end of the month - everyone who applied will hear from us. Have a great month of May! :)

ISSP 2010 Applications - 5 days to go

Just a reminder: the deadline for the ISSP 2010 Applications is 10 May 2010 as announced and will not be prolonged. We will be accepting applications till 24:00 Monday, 10th of May. Any applications arriving later will only be considered for the Waiting list, if at all.

Ps. We are already very excited about the amazing collection of applications that have already arrived (by now from 28 countries, 4 continents)! We wish you all good luck and are looking forward for the selection process!

Aaron Shuman in Riga (second try)

We all try again and are looking forward to host Aaron Shuman in Riga this weekend, provided no more volcano surprises coming up. The lecture “Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs” will take place at kim? at 19:00 on Saturday 1 May 2010.

The workshop Aesthetics of nostalgia will run this weekend, 1-2 May. You are welcome to apply for several vacant places till this Friday, 30 April!