Riga Photography Biennal & ISSP Gallery prize winner announced

Annija Muižule. From the series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’, 2016-2018

Congratulations - the Riga Photography Biennial and ISSP Gallery Award ‘Seeking the Latest in Photography!’ has been presented to Annija Muižule (Latvia) for her series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’. We're excited to show Annija's exhibition at the ISSP Gallery next spring!

Congratulations also to Reinis Lismanis, who received the special prize - an opportunity to publish his "Trial and Error" series as a photography book with NoRoutine Books!

This is the third year the Riga Photography Biennial’s Award for young Baltic photographers has been presented. The RPB received 53 applications from photographers from the three Baltic States. 15 artists were selected during the first round. The jury nominated 10 finalists who will be invited to participate free of charge in the RPB’s Off-year Programme 2019 Portfolio Review: from Estonia – Aap Tepper, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Hedi Jaansoo; from Lithuania – Vytautas Kumza, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte; from Latvia – Reinis Lismanis, Annija Muižule, Georgs Avetisjans, Paula Jansone and Annemarija Gulbe. 

The award was presented by an internationally renowned jury - Michael Biedowicz (DE), photo editor and owner of Pavlov’s Dog Gallery; Iveta Gabaliņa (LV), programme director of the ISSP Gallery; Jonatan Habib Engqvist (SE), curator and writer; Sten Ojave (EE), curator at Center For Contemporary Arts, Estonia; Paul Paper (LT), artist and curator; Daiga Rudzāte (LV), editor-in-chief of ‘Arterritory’ culture portal and director of INDIE culture project agency; Amelie Schuele (DE), exhibition manager Unseen; Mitch Speed (CA/DE), artist and art critic; Diāna Tamane (LV), artist and RPB Award winner 2018.

The jury commented on the award-winning series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’: “Annija Muižule presents a humorous and critical analysis of contemporary photography, where the artist researches the commodification of images and interplays between images and words. This is done through a conceptually clear and remarkably simple gesture of looking at how emotions are expressed through stock images, as well as the indexical signs provided by jpg names. By focusing on the interaction between suppliers and our expectations, her work acts as an inquiry into the role of contemporary photography. It is a pertinent observation of how these images not only represent but also create the way we understand the world.”

ISSP 2019 - selected participants

We are delighted to announce the list of selected participants for the International Summer School of Photography 2019 - "Photography and the World" - an impressive group of 73 photographers, artists and visual activists from over 30 countries. The applications have been evaluated by our Expert Jury - Elena Vaninetti (YET Magazine), Krzysztof Candrowicz (Lodz Fotofestiwal), Agata Bar (Noor Images) and Erik Vroons (GUP Magazine). Can't wait to meet everyone in Latvia in July!

Photographers on the Art Market

Pirmdien, 29. aprīlī, plkst. 18.30 aicinām uz poļu kuratores, lektores un mākslas pasākumu organizētājas Kataržinas Sagatovskas lekciju "Fotogrāfi mākslas tirgū", kas ir Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles - NEXT 2019 notikums.

On Monday, 29th of April 6.30 PM, ISSP will host a lecture by Polish curator, lecturer and organiser of art events Katarzyna Sagatowska "Photographers on the Art Market", part of Riga Photography Biennial - NEXT 2019.

 

Artist talk :: Sara Palmieri, Anna Hornik

Ceturtdien, 11. aprīlī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieču Sāras Palmjēri (Itālija) un Annas Hornikas (Polija) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Thursday, 11th of April 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Sara Palmieri (IT) and Anna Hornik (PL) - welcome! 

Manifestations of (In)Activism in the Latest Baltic Art

Sestdien, 6. aprīlī, aicinām uz Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles - NEXT 2019 simpoziju "(Ne)Aktīvisma manifestācijas Baltijas jaunākajā mākslā", kas no plkst 11.20 līdz 17.00 notiks ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Saturday, 6th of April, from 11.20 AM to 5 PM ISSP will host the Riga Photography Biennial - NEXT 2019 symposium "Manifestations of (In)Activism in the Latest Baltic Art" - welcome! 

Applications open for ISSP 2019 - Photography & the World

Dear friends, applications for the first thematic edition of the International Summer School of Photography - "Photography and the World" are now open! ISSP 2019 will take place at Zaļenieki Manor, Latvia, from 12 - 20 July 2019. Through six workshops and interventions by invited experts, the summer school will explore various ways photography and art can contribute to the world today. Applications are open till 10 April! 

ISSP Evening Programme in Kuldīga

ISSP Starptautiskās meistarklases ietvaros aicinām apmeklēt atvērtās ekspertu vieslekcijas Kuldīgā no 12. līdz 14. martam! Sestdien, 16. martā, plkst. 18.00 priecāsimies visus redzēt meistarklases dalībnieku izstādes Kuldīgas Mākslas namā atklāšanā. Izstāde būs apskatāma līdz 7. aprīlim.

As part of the ISSP International Masterclass 2018/2019 final session in Kuldīga, evening lectures by our visiting experts are open to visitors! On Saturday 16 March at 18.00 everyone is invited to the opening of the final Exhibition of the works created by the Masterclass participants and the guided tour by the authors! The exhibition will be open in Kuldīga until 7 April.

 

Looking for a writer-editor to join ISSP 2019 team

International Summer School of Photography 2019 is looking for a writer-editor to join our editorial super-team responsible for producing a special publication within the ISSP 2019 edition "Photography and the World" in Zaļenieki Castle, 12-20 July 2019. 

Filippo Zambon :: Photo walk in Riga

Sestdien, 2.martā, plkst. 14.00, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieka Filipo Zambona (Itālija / Somija) rīkoto foto pastaigu, kura sāksies ISSP telpās Berga Bazārā.

On Saturday, 2nd of March 2:00 PM, we invite you to the Photo Walk organized by ISSP Riga Residency Artist Filippo Zambon (Italy / Finland), which will start from the ISSP premises in Berga Bazārs. All are welcome!

Artist talk :: Demelza Watts, Franek Ammer

Trešdien, 27. februārī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieku Demelzas Vatsas (Lielbritānija) un Franeka Ammera (Polija) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday, 27th of February 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Demelza Watts and Franek Ammer - welcome! 

Filippo Zambon :: Personal practice and social pornography

Trešdien, 20. februārī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieka Filipo Zambona (Itālija/Somija) autorvakaru un lekciju plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday, 20th of February 6:30PM, we will host an artist talk and lecture by ISSP Riga Residency artist Filippo Zambon (IT/FL) - welcome! 

Parallel Open Call 2019

PARALLEL call for new artists / new curators is now open! Apply now to be on PARALLEL's 3rd cycle and become part of a vast network of artists, curators and other art professionals that will help you through your creative process, from idea to exhibition. Application deadline - March 31st. 

Portfolio Review - Riga Photography Biennial NEXT 2019

Apply for the Riga Photography Biennial NEXT 2019 portfolio review on April 5 and get meaningful and inspiring recommendations from experienced art field professionals! Deadline March 20. Application form and more information can be found here.

Piesakies Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles NEXT 2019 portfolio skatei 5. aprīlī un iegūsti vērtīgus un iedvesmojošus ieteikumus no pieredzējušiem fotogrāfijas profesionāļiem! Pieteikties iespējams: šeit.