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Ilmars Blumbergs (1943-2016)

Born in 1943, Riga


Fields of activity:
printmaking, painting, stage design, installation, graphic design, book illustration, film production, photography, sculpture.
Dailes Theatre set designer (1969 – 1984; art director 1976 – 1978)

Education
1963 – 1972    Art Academy of Latvia, Department of Painting, Riga, Latvia
1958 – 1963    Riga Seconadry School of Applied Arts, Department of Stage Design, Riga, Latvia


Exhibitions dedicated to Ilmars Blumbergs

2019    “Ilmars Blumbergs. The End.”, Rainis and Aspazija Cottage Historic House, Jurmala, Latvia*
2019    “Continuation”, Cesis Concetrt Hall, Cesis, Latvia
2019    “Venetian Motifs”, Jeglava Holy Trinity Church Tower, Jelgava, Latvia
2018    “Servant. Blumbergs. Kamer...”, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia
2017    “Only the Notion of Flight Remains”, Ventspils Museum, Ventspils, Latvia
2017    “Only the Notion of Flight Remains”, C. Stritzky House, Riga, Latvia
2017    “Same”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2016    “Snowing All the Time”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia


Participing in exhibitions since 1962

Solo Exhibitions

2013    “I won't die”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*
2013    “I won't die at Ilze's”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2012    “Fear”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2011    “OMNIS”, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga, Latvia
2011    “”It’s Raining, It;s Raining! Buy Pictures. Buy Pictures!” The Life, Works and Death of Voldemars Irbe”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*
2010    “Myself against Myself”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2010    “The Glass Bead Games”, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2009    “”It’s Raining, It;s Raining! Buy Pictures. Buy Pictures!” The Life, Works and Death of Voldemars Irbe”, exhibition at the 1st Tallinn Drawing Triennal, The Kunstihoone Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2007    “A Prayer for Seeing 2”, Cesis Exhibition Hall, Cesis, Latvia* (booklet)
2007    “Bensons. Blumbergs. Legend”, the Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga, Latvia*
2007    “A Prayer for Seeing 2”, Niguliste Church, Tallinn, Estonia
2005    “The Seven Spouts Fountain”, a sculpture-fountain in Berga Bazars, Riga, Latvia
2005    “A Prayer for Seeing”, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2004    “A Prayer for Seeing (The Drawings are in the Box)”, Oratorio di San Ludovico, Venice, Italy*
2003    “The Drawings are in the Box”, Riga Gallery, Riga; State Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia*
2002    “Ilmars Blumbergs: Aida, Magic Flute”, Orangerie at the Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France*
2002    “House-keeping”, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia*
2001    “Magic Flute”, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2001    „Prints from Matti Milius’ collection”, Johvi kunstikool, Johvi, Estonia
2000    “Terskel. Threshold” together with Gļebs Panteļejevs, Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norway*; Regional Museum of Talsi, Talsi, Latvia
2000    “Windows”, the State Art Museum, Riga, Latvia*
2000    “Infinity”, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2000    “Drawings”, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia          
2000    “Costumes”, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1999    “Comet Hale-Bopp at My Window on 27th March 1997”, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1998    “Gray Works”, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1998    “Love Mystery “Aida””, the Eduards Smilgis’ Theatre Museum, Riga, Latvia
1997    “Signs”, Cesis Exhibition Hall, Cesis, Latvia
1997    “All from Hesiod”, Gallery of the International Institute of Practical Psychology, Riga, Latvia*
1996    “Atlantis”, Kolonna Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1995    “All from Hesiod”, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia*
1995    “A Little Solo Exhibition”, Cafe Andaluzijas suns, Riga, Latvia
1994    „Ilmars Blumbergs”, the Provincial Hall of Overijssel, Zwolle, Netherlands
1993    „Ilmars Blumbergs’ painting”, the UN Staff Recreation Council, New York, USA
1993    „Ilmars Blumbergs’ painting”, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1993    „Ilmars Blumbergs’ painting”, State Art Museum, Riga, Latvia*
1991    „Prints”, together with Juris Petraskevics, Musee Provincial Felicien Rops, Namur, Belgium
1991    „Prints”, together with Juris Petraskevics, L'Arbitraire Gallery, Goux, France
1990    „Ilmars Blumbergs’ sprints”, Architects’ House, Riga, Latvia
1990    „Ilmars Blumbergs’ painting”,  Jana Seta Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1990    “All is One”, Andrejs Upits Museum, Riga, Latvia
1989    „Ilmars Blumbergs’prints”, together with Peteris Martinsons, Lakeside Gallery, Michigan, USA
1984    „Ilmars Blumbergs’ posters and sprints”, Twin Cities joint Project, Poriginal Galleria, Pori, Finland
1981    „Ilmars Blumbergs’ scenography and drawings”, Mikolajus Konstantinas Ciurlionis Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
1980    “Joseph and His Brothers” - scenography exhibition, Eduards Smilgis’ Theatre Museum, Riga, Latvia
1974    „Ilmars Blumbergs’ scenography”, the foyer of the Daile Theatre, 25 Lacplesa Street, Riga, Latvia


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019    “Humans”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2018    “Man in Art”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia*
2016    “Milius the Explorer” („Maadeavastaja Milius”) – Matti Milius’ collection exhibition, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
2014    “Perspective of the Solar System”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*
2011    “Is It That He Does Not Seek the Truth, But Does want To Influence?”, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia
2011    “Dense Space. Works from the Collection of Guntis Belevics”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*
2011    “Art on Paper”, Library of Foreign Literature, Moscow, Russia
2011    „Exhibition of Nominees for the Art Academy of Latvia Award”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
2011    “Spare Time. Utopias on the Verge of Commonness”, Prague National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic*
2011    “Latvians in Venice Again”, Riga Bourse Art Museum, Riga, Latvia
2011    “Spiritual Practices”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*
2011    “By the Amber Sea. 1990-2010”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*
2011    “Nonconformism in Prints. 1944-1989”, Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, Riga, Latvia*
2011    “Purvitis Award 2011” - Nominees Exhibition, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*
2011    “Colour. Red”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia*
2010    “Golden Works”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*
2010    “Latvian Contemporary Paintings”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2009    “The Autumn Exhibition” – animated film “Once God”, Happy Art Museum, Riga, Latvia
2009    “Display of Acquisitions 2008”, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
2009    “Exhibition of Latvian Poster Art in the Digital Print Technique”, Euro Textil Group, Riga, Latvia
2009    “Peckshot Riga-Moscow”, Spikeri, Dirty Deal cafe, Riga, Latvia
2009    “Drawing V”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2009    “Provinzlarm (The Noise of the Province)”, Eckernforde, Germany*
2008    3rd Exhibition of Contemporary Art of the Baltic States, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France*
2008    “Public Mirrors. Latvian Posters”, Vinzavod, Moscow, Russia*
2008    “27 Graphistes pour l’Europe” European Design Exhibition – European poster exhibition, Charles De Gaulle airport, Paris, France
2007    “Contemporary Art from Latvia. Spotlight. The Collection of the Latvian Contemporary Art Museum”, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany*
2007    “Baltic Prints and Posters from the Last Soviet Decade”, curator Anders Kreuger, Kumu Kunsti Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2007    “Latvian Book Art”, National and University Library, Zagreb, Croatia
2006    “Now Art, Now Future”, Meno Parkas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
2006    “Power and Man” - exhibition of printmaking from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Novas Gallery, London, UK
2006    “Public Mirrors. Latvian Posters”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*
2006    “Poster Art in Latvia 1920-1990”, Macedonian Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
2006    ART MOSCOW, 10th International Art Exhibition, Moscow, Russia*
2006    “Art on Paper” Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2006    “Body Power”, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2005    „Latvian Poster exhibition, 80ties of the 20th century”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2005    “Latvian Art of the Latter Half of the 20th Century”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2005    „Latvian poster” - part of the ‘Surprising Latvia’ (‘Etonnante Lettonie’) project, Strasbourg, France
2005    ART MOSCOW, 9th International Art Exhibition, Moscow, Russia*
2004    “The Rape of Europe. Latvian Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Eskilstuna, Sweden
2004    ART MOSCOW, 8th International Art Exhibition, Moscow, Russia*
2004    “The Dream Island”, international Contemporary Art Exhibition, Noass Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2004    13th Tallinn Print Triennal, Tallinn, Estonia*
2003    “Wild Photographers”, Dream Factory, Riga, Latvia
2003    “Scenography Outside the Theatre”, Ciris Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2003    9th Prague Scenography and Theatre Architecture Quadrennial, Prague, Czech Republic*
2003    “Sound Systems”, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria*
2002    “Nothing Personal”, The City Gallery of Bremen, Germany
2002    “Testament of Faith”, Museo de la Cuidad, Madrid, Spain
2001    “The Mask”, Bastejs Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2001    “The Face of Printmaking”, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2001    “Riga 800. The Magic Flute” - film " The Magic Flute" (together with Viesturs Kairiss), the Latvian exposition at the 49th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Bienniale, Chiesa San Lio, Venice, Italy*
2001    “Drawings”, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2001    “Time Between”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2000    “Baltic Art. Contemporary Paintings and Sculptures”, National Arts Club, New York; Gallery of the International Monetary Fund, Washington*
2000    “Kaliningrad - Kënigsberg 2000”, Printmaking Biennial of the Baltic Sea Countries, Kaliningrad, Russia*
1998    “Columbarium”, Melnais Balodis Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1998    “Painted Wooden Horses”, Rainis Museum of Literature and Art History, Riga, Latvia
1998    “The Miniature”, Gallery Riga, Riga, Latvia
1998    “CDH '98”, Central Artists' House, Moscow, Russia*
1998    The 2nd All-Latvian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Latvija Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia*
1998    “Latvian Art Exhibition”, Prague Old Town Hall, Hall of the Architects, Rathaus, Prague, Czech Republic
1998    “Bathhouse”, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1998    11th Tallinn Printmaking Triennial, Rotermann Salt Store Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia*
1998    “Life. Game. Freedom”, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1997    “Self-Portraits”, Melnais Balodis Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1997    “Summer Reminiscences”, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1997    “Latvian Contemporary Art”, Grande Salle de l'Aubette, Strasbourg; Maison du Danemark, Paris, France*
1996    “23 Artists from Latvia”, Sala Millares, Madrid, Spain*
1996    “Les Journees Baltes”- Baltic States Art Exhibition, UNESCO Exhibition Hall, Paris, France*
1996    “Geo – Ģeo” - the 4th annual Exhibition of the Soros Centre for the Contemporary Arts-Riga, Pedvāle Open-Air Art Museum, Sabile, Latvia*
1996    “Personal Time. Art of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 1945 – 1996”, Zacheta Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland*; Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St.Petersburg, Russia*
1996    „The Autumn Exhibition”, Gallery Daugava, Riga
1996    „Latvian Contemporary Art”, Exhibition Hall of National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
1996    “Art After a Century” - within the international conference “Art Nouveau in the Baltics”, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1996    “Another Picture”, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1996    “Art. Music. Furniture”, Gallery of the Latvian Artists' Union, Riga, Latvia
1995    “Urn I” - poster Exhibition, National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
1995    “Artists from All Over the World”, exhibition of the 14th General Assembly and Congress of the IAA/AIAP (UNESCO), Tlaxcala Cultural Palace, Mexico
1994    “Lettische Künstler stellen sich vor” (“Contemporary Art from Latvia”), Deutsche Aerospace, AG, Munich, Germany*
1994    The 15th International Chicago Art Exhibition, Chicago, USA
1994    “Pro Natura Baltica” - travelling exhibition of the Baltic Sea countries, Helsinki, Tallinn, St.Petersburg, Gdansk, Lübeck, Rostock, Copenhagen, Stockholm*
1994    “14 Latvian Artists from Riga”, Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Chamalieres, France*
1994    “Künstler aus Riga” (“Artists from Riga”), NDR Studio, Hamburg, Germany*
1994    Exhibition at the Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1994    “Lettland ist Europa – Latvia in Europe - Five Artists from Riga”, Galerie im Margarethenhof, Bonn, Germany*
1994    “State” - the 2nd annual exhibition of Soros Center for Contemporary Arts-Riga, the Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*
1993    “ep!” – All-Latvian Art Initiative print exhibition in 33 towns of Latvia*
1993    “Peintures Lettonnes du XXeme Siecle” (“Latvian 20th Century Paintings”), Paris, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, France*
1992    10th Print Triennial of the Baltic States, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden*
1992    9th Baltic Print Triennial, Artists Centre, Tallinn, Estonia*
1992    “Art as Activist - Revolutionary Posters from Central and Eastern Europe”, New York, Puerto Rico, Washington, USA; Holland*
1992    “Zeitzeichen” (“Exact Time Signal”) - Latvian and Georgian Art, Gallery im Margarethenhof, Bonn, Germany*
1992    “Octogones 1992”- Book Art Exhibition, Ardennes, France*
1992    „Latvian Art”, Bradford University, UK
1991    “Der Kampf um die Unabhängigkeit” (“The Struggle for Independence”) - Baltic art exhibition, Osteuropaisches Kulturzentrum, Cologne, Germany*
1991    Group Exhibition at the Sahut Museum, Volvic, France*
1991    „Baltic Poster”, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finland*
1991    2nd World Minigraphics Triennial, Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Chamalieres, France*
1991    “Side by Side” - exhibition of Latvian artists, National Gallery, Canberra, Australia*
1991    “Kunst Europa” (“European Art”), BBK-Galerie, Galerie Artothek, Oldenburg, Germany*
1990    Exhibition of Baltic Artists, Bielefeld, Germany
1990    Book Art Triennial of the Baltic Republics, Vilnius, Lithuania*
1990    “Latvian artists - Side by Side” - as part of the Australian Latvian 40th Cultural Festival, High Court of Australia, The National Gallery, Canbera, Australia*
1990    1st All-Latvian Art Exhibition, State Art Museum, Museum of Foreign Art, Museum of Arsenāls Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia*
1989    “Riga - Latvian Avantgarde”, City Art Gallery im Sophienhof, Kiel; Weserburg Exhibition Hall, Bremen, Germany*
1989    “New Art Forms” - international Exhibition, Chicago, USA*
1989    “Artist and Religion”, House of Science (now Riga Nativity of Christ Cathedral), Riga, Latvia*
1989    13th Republic-Wide Print Exhibition, Latvija Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia
1989    8th Tallinn Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia*
1989    “Autumn 89” - fine art exhibition, Latvija Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia
1988    Chamalieres Minigraphics Triennial, Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Chamaliere, France*
1988    “Riga - Latvian Avant-Garde”, State Art Hall, West Berlin, Germany*
1988    “Contemporary Latvian Sculpture and Prints”, State Museum of Art, Tbilisi, Georgian SSR*
1988    “A Place that Is Not. Occasion 4”, Jana Seta Gallery, Riga, Latvia*
1988    “The Contemporary Soviet Poster”, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, USA*
1988    “Lettische Kunst heute” (“Latvian Art Today”), Spandauer Citadel, West Berlin, Germany*
1988    “Litography in Latvia”, State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia*
1988    2nd International Poster Triennial, Museum of Modern Art, Toijama, Japan*
1988    „Exhibition-Auction of Art Contributions for Memorial of the Cult Victims”, State Academy of Art of the Latvian SSR, Riga, Latvia*
1987    “Latvian Printmakers”, Cardiff, UK*
1987    „Latvian Print and Water Colour”, Ferens Art Gallery, Welsh Arts Council, UK
1987    “Baltic Poster '87” – 7th Poster Triennial of the Baltic Republics, Latvija Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia*
1987    9th Republican Poster Exhibition, State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia*
1987    2nd Riga Minigraphics Triennial of the Baltic Republics, Latvija Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia*
1986    “Theatre Posters”, Osnabrück, FRG*
1986    7th Tallinn Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia*
1985    4th Scenography Triennial of the Baltic Republics, Latvija Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia*
1985    6th International Poster Biennial, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finland*
1985    “5”- Latvian Poster Exhibition, Riga, Latvia*
1985    9th Republic-Wide Poster Exhibition, State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia*
1985    “5 Latvian Poster Artists”, Tallinn, Estonia*
1985    „Latvian Set Design”, Budapest, Hungary*
1984    “Nature. Environment. Man”, St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia
1984    “Soviet Latvian Art”, Central Artists’ Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia*
1984    6th Poster Triennial of the Baltic Republics, Tallinn, Estonia*
1983    „Latvian Poster”, New York Institute of Technology, New York, USA*
1983    „Latvian Set Design”, Helsinki, Finland*
1983    “Stage Costume”, Eduards Smilgis’ Theatre Museum, Riga, Latvia
1983    6th Tallinn Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia*
1982    „Poster”, Cultural Centre of Balvi, Latvia
1982    „Poster” - exhibition dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the USSR, State Art Museum, Riga, Latvia*
1982    “Artists for People” - All-Union Exhibition, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the USSR, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia*
1981    Poster Triennial of the Baltic Republics, The Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania*
1981    „Stage Design”, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia*
1981    “Theatre Poster Art” - from Riga by 7 Latvian artists, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia*
1981    4th International Poster Biennial, Lahti, Finland*
1981    3rd Scenography Triennial of the Baltic Republics, Tallinn, Estonia*
1980    „Exhibition dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the State Art Museum”, State Art Museum, Riga, Latvia
1980    5th Tallinn Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia*
1980    Stage Design Triennial of the Baltic Republics, Tallinn, Estonia*
1980    “Polish and Soviet Theatre Posters”, University of New York, New York*
1980    6th Republic-Wide Poster Exhibition, Latvija Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia*
1980    „Soviet Latvian Print and Poster”, The Netherlands
1979    “Our Theatre Artists”, museums in Kuldiga, Aluksne, Saldus, Stucka museum, Stucka (now Aizkraukle), the Dobele Culture Centre, State Farm “Zemgale”, Latvia
1979    “Invitation to a Performance”, State Farm “Zemgale”, Stucka Museum, Stucka (now Aizkraukle), Latvia
1979    International Print Biennial, Bradford, UK
1978    12th Republic-Wide Exhibition of Young Artists, Foreign Art Museum, Riga, Latvia*
1978    Exhibition of Latvian Set Designers, Rostock Volkstheater, Rostock, Berlin, Germany*
1978    „Poster”, Museum of Regional Studies and Art, Valmiera, Latvia
1978    “Baltic Poster '78”, St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia*
1978    3rd Print Exhibition ‘Science and Science Fiction’, House of Science (now Riga Nativity of Christ Cathedral), Riga, Latvia*
1978    “Invitation to a Performance”, State Farm “Zemgale”, Stucka Museum, Stucka (now Aizkraukle) Latvia
1977    4th Tallinn Print Triennial, Artists' Center, Tallinn, Estonia*
1977    Stage Design Triennial of the Baltic Republics, Moscow and Leningrad Triennal; Tallinn, Estonia*
1976    3rd International Scenography Quadrennial, Prague, Czechoslavakia*
1976    5th Republic-Wide Poster Exhibition, dedicated to the 25th Congress of the CPSU and the 22nd Congress of the CP of Latvia, Riga, Latvia*
1976    6th International Poster Biennial, Warsaw, Poland*
1975    Poster Triennial of the Baltic Republics, Tallinn, Estonia*
1974    „Interrepublican Stage Design”, Riga, Latvia*
1974    „Works of I. Blumbergs, A. Freibergs, M. Kitaev, G. Zemgals”, All-Union Theatre Union, Moscow, Russia*
1973    „4th All-Union Poster Exhibition” - dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the USSR, Moscow, Russia*
1962    5th Young Artists' Exhibition of the LSSR, State Latvian and Russian Art Museum, Riga, Latvia*

*Catalogue

 
Selected Stage Designs

2007    Richard Wagner, “The Valkyrie”, Latvian National Opera, director Viesturs Kairiss, conductor Andris Nelsons. Riga, Latvia
2001    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Magic Flute”, Latvian National Opera, director V. Kairiss, conductor Gintaras Rinkevicius. Riga, Latvia
1998    Giuseppe Verdi, “Aida”, Latvian National Opera, Director Mara Kimele, conductor Gintaras Rinkevicius. Riga, Latvia
1981    Rainis, “Joseph and His Brothers”, Dailes Theatre, director Arnolds Linins. Riga, Latvia
1981    Hermann Hesse, “Steppenwolf”, Dailes Theatre, director Karlis Auskaps. Riga, Latvia
1979    Henrik Ibsen, “Peer Gynt”, Youth Theatre, director Adolph Shapiro. Riga, Latvia
1978    Arijs Geikins, “In the Blizzard”, Dailes Theatre, director Juris Strenga. Riga, Latvia
1978    Peteris Petersons, “The Bastard”, Youth Theatre, director Peteris Petersons. Riga, Latvia
1976    Anton Chekhov, “The Seagull”, Dailes Theatre, director Arnolds Liniņš, Karlis Auskaps. Riga, Latvia
1975    Henrik Ibsen, “Brand”, Andrejs Upīts Academic Drama Theatre, director Arnolds Linins, Karlis Auskaps. Riga, Latvia
1975    Jean Racine, “Phedre”, Drama Theatre, director Tina Hercberga. Riga, Latvia
1973    Tennessee Williams, “The Night of the Iguana”, Dailes Theatre, director Arnolds Linins. Riga, Latvia
1972    Aleksandrs Caks, “Play, Player!”, The Youth Theatre, director Peteris Petersons. Riga, Latvia
1972    Andrejs Upīts, “Joan of Arc”, Riga Russian Drama Theatre, director Arkadijs Katz. Riga, Latvia


Illustrated Books

2008    Descartes, “Meditations on First Philosophy” (“Meditācijas par pirmo filozofiju”), Riga: Liepnieks & Rītups
2008    St. Augustine, “Confessions” (“Atzīšanās”), Riag: Liepnieks & Rītups
2007    I. Zole, “Conversations With Mara Kimele” (“Sarunas ar Māru Ķimeli”), Riga: Jumava
2007    Venedikt Yerofeyev, “Moskva – Petuhi” (“Maskava – Gailīši”), Riag: Liepnieks & Rītups
2007    Plato, “Theaetetus” (“Teaitēts”), Riag: Liepnieks & Rītups
2007    Epicurus, “Letters, Conclusions, Fragments” (“Vēstules, atziņas, fragmenti”), Riga:  Liepnieks & Rītups
2007    “The Deported. March 25 1949” (“Aizvestie 1949.g.25.marts”), Riga: The National Archives of Latvia and Nordik (2 books)
2007    M.Burima, “Ibsen in Latvia” (“Ibsens Latvijā”), Riga: Norden AB
2006    Ilmars Blumbergs, “Books of Venice” (“Venēcijas grāmatas”), Riga: Izdevniecība 371
2006    Ludwig Wittgenstein, “Tractatus Logico-Philisophicus” (“Loģiski filosofisks traktāts”), Riga:  Liepnieks & Rītups
2006    Henrik Ibsen, “Selected works”, Riga: Norden AB (4 books)
2005    Mara Zalite “Sun stroke in the dark”, Riga: Atēna
2005    Friedrich Nietzsche, “The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of music, Greeks and the Pessimism” (“Traģēdijas dzimšana no mūzikas gara jeb: grieķi un pessimisms”), Riga: Tapals
2004    Book series “Individual and the Society” (“Cilvēks un Sabiedrība”), with the support of Soros’ Foundation in Latvia
2004    Imt “Nāka”, Riga: Nāka
2003    Hippocratus, “Hippocritical Writings” (“Hipokrātiskie raksti”), Riga: Liepnieks & Rītups
2002    Alexander Piatigorsky, “Thinking and Observation” (“Мышление и наблюдение”), Riga: Liepnieks & Rītups
2002    Vaira Vike-Freiberga “Three Kinds of Sun – Meteorological Sun” (“Trejādas saules - Meteoroloģiskā Saule”), Riga: Karogs
2001    “The Deported. June 14 1941” (“Aizvestie. 1941. gada 14. jūnijs”), Riga: The National Archives of Latvia and Nordik
2000    Helena Demakova, Ilmars Blumbergs, “LOGI/WINDOWS”, Riga: Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
2000    Mara Zalite, “Call It a Theatre” (“Sauciet to par teātri”), Riga: Jumava,
1999    Vaira Vike-Freiberga, “Three Kinds of Sun – Chronological Sun” (“Trejādas saules - Hronoloģiskā Saule”), Riga: Karogs
1999    R.Dobrovenskis, “Rainis and His Brothers” (“Rainis un viņa brāļi”), Riga: Karogs
1999    Guntis Berelis, “History of Latvian Literature”, Riga: Zvaigzne ABC
1998    Book series “Individual and the Society” (“Cilvēks un Sabiedrība”), with the support of Soros’ Foundation in Latvia
1997    Vaira Vike-Freiberga, “Three Kinds of Sun – Cosmological Sun” (“Trejādas saules - Kosmoloģiskā Saule”), Riga: Karogs
1995    Hesiod, “Theogony. Works and Days” (“Teogonija. Darbi un dienas”), Riga: Balta
1993    Chinghiz Aitmatov, “The Place of the Skull” (“Pieresvieta”), Riga: Liesma (together with Juris Putrams and Juris Petraskevics)
1991    Rainis, “Indulis and Arija” (“Indulis un Ārija”), Riga: Liesma
1990    Anda Lice, “Via Dolorosa – The Testimonies of Victims of Stalinism” (“Via Dolorosa - Staļinisma upuru liecības”), Riga: Liesma
1989    Valdis Muktupavels, “Dindaru, Dandaru: Traditional Latvian Plays and Games” (“Dindaru, dandaru: Latviešu rotaļas un spēles”), Riga: Avots
1988    Seneca, “Tragedies” (“Traģēdijas”), Riga: Liesma
1988    Mara Zalite, “Skies, Skies” (“Debesis, debesis”), Riga: Liesma
1988    Mara Zalite, “Two Dramatic Poems” (“Divas dramatiskas poēmas”), Riga: Liesma
1987    Red. Alberts Locmelis, “Bumblebees: Latvian Epigrams” (“Kamenes: Latviešu epigrammas”), Riga: Liesma


Movies

2009    “The Ashes”, Juris Podnieks Studio
2007    “The Room”, Juris Podnieks Studio
2004    “The Man”, Juris Podnieks Studio
2001    “Magic Flute”, Viesturs Kairiss & Ilmars Blumbergs, KAUPO Studio


Filmography

2006    “The Draughtsman”, dir. and script D.Sīmanis, Locomotive Productions
2001    “Where does it All Start”, dir. A. Cilinska, photographer U. Millers, Juris Podnieks Studio
1993    “Ilmars Blumbergs”, L.Slava, U.Veiss
1989    “Ilmars and Marina”, dir. D.Rotbaha, composer P.Vasks, script T.Margevičs


Selected Awards

2012    1st prize at the “Coin Constellation” competition for “Fog Mists the Pane” – Bank of Latvia, Moscow, Russia
2012    1st prize at the “Zelta Ābele” competition of the Latvian Book Publishers Association for the book “Latvian/Russian Poetry” (“Neputns” publishing house), Poetry category, Riga, Latvia
2011    The Felix (Grand) Prize of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
2011    Latvian Coin of the Year Award for “Fog Mists the Pane” – Bank of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
2010    Latvian Coin of the Year Award for “Coin of Water” – Bank of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
2009    The Latvian Theatrical Employees Association Prize “Night of the Actors” for Lifetime Achievement in Scenography
2009    1st prize at the MAP Contemporary competition for “World Sun Songs” project by choir “Kamēr...”
2008    1st prize at the “Zelta Ābele” competition of the Latvian Book Publishers Association for the book “The Deported” (“Aizvestie”); 3 volumes (“Nordik” publishing), Scientific Literature category, Riga, Latvia
2008    1st prize at the European Conference On Commemorative Coins for “Coin of Life”, Succesful Artistic Realization category, St.Petersburg, Russia
2008    The “Diena” Newspaper Culture Award for Wagner’s “Die Walkure” at the Latvian National Opera (with Viesturs Kairiss), Riga, Latvia
2007    Dante Alighieri Award for the “Venetian Books” project
2007    Best Coin Award at the “Coin Constellation” competition for “Coin of Digits” – Bank of Latvia, Succesful Artistic Realization category, Suzdal, Russia
2007    Latvian Coin of the Year Award for “Coin of Digits”– Bank of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
2006    1st prize at the Latvian Publishers’ Association Contest for Latvian edition of F. Nietzsche’s “The Birth of Tragedy” (trans. Ivars Ijabs, ‘Tapals’ publishing), Translated Literature category, Riga, Latvia
2005    Grand Prix of Latvian Artists’ Union for the solo exhibition “A Prayer for seeing” in Venice, Italy, in 2004. Riga, Latvia
2003    Silver Medal at the Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture for the conception of set and costume design for Mozart's “Magic Flute”, Prague, Czech Republic
2003    The AKKA/LAA Authors’ Rights Eternity Award for the scenography for Mozart’s “Magic Flute”, Riga, Latvia
2001    The Baltic Assemblee Award for the set and costume design for Mozart's “Magic Flute”, Riga, Latvia
2000    1st prize at the Latvian Publishers’ Association Contest for the design and illustrations for Guntis Berelis’ “The History of Latvian Literature”, Riga, Latvia
1999    The Latvian Theatrical Employees Association Prize “Night of the Actors” for the set and costume design for G. Verdi’s “Aida” at the Latvian National Opera, Riga, Latvia
1998    Gold Medal “Artist of the Year” of the Artists' Union of Latvia for set and costume design for G. Verdi's “Aida” at the Latvian National Opera, Riga, Latvia
1998    Award of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia for the set and costume design of G. Verdi's “Aida” at the Latvian National Opera, Riga, Latvia
1996    German UNESCO Committee Award for the illustrations and design for I. Ziedonis’ “Epiphanies” (“Preses nams” publishing)
1996    1st prize at the Latvian Publishers’ Association Contest for Hesiod’s “Theogony. Works and Days” (“Balta” publishing), Special Books category
1995    2nd prize for design at the 1st Baltic Internatonal Book Fair & Competition, Tallinn, Estonia. for I. Ziedonis’ book “Epiphanies” (“Preses Nams” publishing)
1993    Award of the Ministry of Culture of Latvia for contribution of the development of the national culture
1992    “Prix Octogones 1992” at the Book Art Exhibition “Octogones 1992” for the illustrations for J. Rainis’ book “Indulis and Arija”, Ardennes, France
1990    Grand Prix at the Book Art Triennial of the Baltic Republics for the illustrations for C. Aitmatov’s “The Place of the Skull”, Vilnius, Lithuania
1989    Grand Prix at the 8th Tallinn Print Triennial for the series “Road to Nowhere”, Tallinn, Estonia
1988    “Prix de la Ville Volvic” at the Chamalieres Minigraphics Triennial for the series “All is One”, Chamaliere, France
1987    Grand Prix at the 2nd Minigraphics Triennial of the Baltic Republics for the series “All is One”, Riga, Latvia
1985    1st prize at the 4th Scenography Triennial of the Baltic Republics for the scenography for the dramatization of M. de Cervantes’ “Don Quixote”, Riga, Latvia
1985    Honorary Award of the Latvian Artists' Union
1981    Special Prize at the Poster Triennial of the Baltic Republics, Vilnius, Lithuania
1980    1st Prize at the Scenography Triennial of the Baltic Republics for scenography for H. Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt”,Tallinn, Estonia
1977    1st prize at the Scenography Triennial of the Baltic Republics for the scenography for H. Ibsen’s “Brand”, Vilnius, Lithuania
1975    1st prize at the Poster Triennial of the Baltic Republics, Tallinn, Estonia


Works in Public collections:

Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Eduards Smilgis Theatre Museum (former Museum of Literature, Theatre and Music), Riga, Latvia
Artists’ Union of Latvia Museum, Riga, Latvia
Latvian Contemporary Art Museum Collection, Riga, Latvia
Mikolajus Konstantinas Ciurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
Bochum Museum of Art, Bochum, Germany
Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
AMAC/Association Mouvement Art Contemporain, Chamaliere, France
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
A.Bakhrushin Theatre Museum, Moscow, Russia
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia