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Franceska Kirke

Born in 1953 in Riga, Latvia

 
Education:
1985-1987 Master Studio of Professor Eduards Kalnins
1972-1978 Latvian Academy of Art, Riga, Latvia
1965-1972 Janis Rozentals Riga Secondary School of Art, Latvia

 
Participates in exhibitions since 1974
Solo exhibitions:

2019      Trauslums / Fragile - Art Museum Riga Bourse, Riga, Latvia

2018      Francisks & Franceska - Latgale Embassy GORS Art Gallery, Rezekne, Latvia 

2017      Somebody - Gallery Maksla XO, Riga, Latvia

2017      Revise - Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2015      Modern Fairytales - Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2014      La Fiesta - Gallery Maksla XO, Riga, Latvia

2012      Face Control - Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2007      Dedication to Hermitage - Gallery NOMS, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2006      Private Mythology - Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2004      One - Gallery TT, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003      Vanishing - Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2003      Applied Art - Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia

2003      New and Old Works - Gallery Sachetti, Askona, Switzerland

2002      Museum - Mimi Ferzt gallery, New York, USA

2001      Museum - National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

2000      Appropriated images - Mimi Ferzt gallery, New York, USA

1998      Impossible meeting - Mimi Ferzt gallery, New York, USA

1997      Restoration - Bastejs Gallery, Riga, Latvia

1997      Restoration - Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania

1995      In Search of Lost Time - Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia

1993      Trajectory of Angels - Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia

1988      Dieter Hildebrandt Gallery -  Hamburg, Germany


Selected group exhibitions:

2019      Human Chain – art of the national awakening. Exhibition of Zuzāns collection - Mūkusala Art Salon, Rīga / Latvia

2019      Without Fetish - Rumene Manor, Rumene / Latvia

2018      PORTRAIT IN LATVIA. 20th CENTURY. Facial Expressions - Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*

2018      Art Doesn't Separate, Art Unites! - Global Center for Latvian Art (PLMS), Cesis / Latvia

2017      TOP in formation. Exhibition of Zuzāns Collection - Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga / Latvia*

2017      Experimental Sidestep - Gallery Putti, Riga / Latvia

2017      Hyperrealism. Movement Manifestations in Latvia - Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga / Latvia

2016      Coordinayes of Myths - Mūkusala Art Salon, Riga / Latvia

2016      Inconvenient Gender - Art Academy of Latvia, Riga / Latvia

2015      SCOPE NEW YORK Art Fair - Gallery Bastejs, New York / USA

2015      SCOPE BASEL Art Fair - Gallery Bastejs, Basel /  Switzerland

2015      ART MARKET BUDAPEST 2015 - Gallery Bastejs, Budapest / Hungary*

2015      PARAPHRASES. Latvia culture projects - Gallery Vartai, Vilnius / Lithuania

2015      Self-Portrait - Maksla XO Gallery, Riga / Latvia

2015      Captive Beauty in Miniature - Maksla XO Gellery, Riga / Latvia

2013      Pink - Maksla XO Gallery, Riga / Latvia

2011      Dr. Guntis Belevic Art Collection - Arsenals Exhibition Hall of Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga/ Latvia*

2010      Painting in Latvia 1950 – 1990 from Latvian Art Union Collection - Riga Art Space, Riga / Latvia

2010      Golden Works - Exhibition Hall Arsenals of Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga / Latvia

2009      Red Dot Art fair New York, New York, USA

2009      SCOPE MIAMI Art show, Miami, USA

2009      BERLINER LISTE Art fair Berlin, Germany

2009      Tuareg Blue - Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2008      Contemporary Painting of Latvia - MOYA, Vienna, Austria

2008      Beauty - Contemporary arts exhibition, Cesis, Latvia

2008      ART MOSCOW, the 12th International contemporary art exhibition - Central Artists' House, Moscow, Russia

2007      Aftermath of Fauvism - exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2007      ART MOSCOW, the 11th International contemporary art exhibition - Central Artists' House, Moscow, Russia

2006      Painting in Hague - gallery Pulhri, Holland
2006      ART MOSCOW, the 10th International contemporary art exhibition - Central Artists' House, Moscow, Russia

2006      Tome of Museum - Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

2006      Force of Body - Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2006      Mexico annotations - Gallery Maksla XO, Riga, Latvia

2005      ART MOSCOW, the 9th International contemporary art exhibition - Central Artists' House, Moscow, Russia

2004      ART MOSCOW, the 8th International contemporary art exhibition - Central Artists' House, Moscow, Russia

2004      Still Life - the  Latvian National Museum of Art - exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia

2004      Dispute, Gallery Maksla XO, Riga, Latvia

2003      Abstractionism in Latvian painting, the Latvian National Museum of Art - exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia

2002      Latvian Art of the 20th Century - Museum of city Zvolle, Zvolle, Netherlands

2002      Witnesses of the time - the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

2002      Biennale Rauma Balticum - Rauma, Finland

2001      Interval, the Latvian National Museum of Art -  exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia

2001      A Drawing - Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2001      Latvian Contemporary Art Exhibition - Gunter Verheugen office in European expansion Commission, Brussels, Belgium

2001      Metropolis - Riga, Riga Stock Exchange, Riga, Latvia

2000      World Premiere, Baltic Art exhibition, Contemporary painting and sculpture, New York - Washington DC - Los Angeles - Chicago, USA

1999      Joy of Being - the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

1999      Baltic Art. Contemporary Paintings and Sculptures - The National Arts Club, New York; IMF Gallery, Washington

1999      Past-Present-Future: Three Painters from Riga - Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998      Exhibition of Latvian Contemporary Art - Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia; Newcastle – Edinburgh – London, UK

1998      Nude - Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, USA

1998      2nd All-Latvian Art Exhibition - Latvija Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia

1997      Latvian Contemporary Art - Grande Salle de L’Aubette, Strasbourg; Maison du Danemark, Paris, France

1997      Celebrating Still Life - Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, USA

1997      Ballet - Riga Stock Exchange, Riga, Latvia

1997      John, Julio Juris and Willie - The Slepenais Eksperiments Club, Riga, Latvia

1997      Opera - 5th Annual Exhibition of the Soros Centre for Contemporary Art, theatre Daile, Riga, Latvia

1997      Melancholy - Contemporary Painting from the Baltic States, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Galerie, Bonn, Germany

1996      Baltic Days - UNESCO Exhibition Hall, Paris

1996      Women Painting Women - Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, USA

1996      23 Latvian Artists - Daugava Gallery, Sala Millares, Madrid

1996      Art after a Century. Art Nouveau in the Baltics Conference, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia

 

Works in Public Collections:

Luciano Benetton Art Collection, Treviso / Italy
The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Latvia Artists' Union Museum, Riga, Latvia
Swedbank contemporary art collection, Riga, Latvia
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Awards:

2002      Annual Latvian Artists’ Union Award for outstanding curator’s work on the ‘Metropolis. Riga’ exhibition.

2001      Gold Medal of the Latvian Artists’ Union for ‘Museum’ solo exhibition at the Latvian National Museum of Art