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Kristaps Zarins

Born April 10, 1962 in Riga, Latvia


Education:
 

1992            MA, Art Academy of Latvia
1989-1990    Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beux-Arts, prof.Gino Silvestri and Université de Paris I-Pantheon Sorbonne, Art plastique, Paris, France;
1980-1986    Student at the Painting Department of the Latvian Academy of Art. Graduated from the Professor Imants Vecozols' Studio;
1973-1980    Attends Jānis Rozentāls Riga Secondary Art School;

 
Creative Unions:

1993-2000    Member of the International Art Association “B 13” (founded at the Latvian Academy of Art, 1993-2000), regularly participates at the exhibitions organized by this association;
Since 1987    Member of Artists Union of Latvia


Experience in art pedagogics:

Since 2017      Rector of the Art Academy of Latvia
2008 - 2017   Vice-rector of the Art Academy of Latvia 
2006 - 2008   Head of the Department of Visual Arts at the Art Academy of Latvia
1998 - 2006   Head of the Painting Department at the Art Academy of Latvia 
                    Member of the senate at the Art Academy of Latvia
1997 - 1998   Head of the Figural Painting Studio at the Art Academy of Latvia
Since 1994     Professor of Latvian Academy of Art;
1992-1994     Docent of Latvian Academy of Art;
Since 1986     Lector of Latvian Academy of Art;


Participates in exhibitions since 1979

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2020    "Time. Space. Consciousness", Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2019    "Plastic Greeks", Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga, Latvia
2018    "And once more "in the shadow of young girls in flower", Meno Parkas gallery, Kaunas / Lithuania
2017    "And once more "in the shadow of young girls in flower", National Library of Latvia, Riga / Latvija*
2017    "Privately", Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2016    „Garden”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2013    “Le Musée Secret”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2013    "Faces", Mukusalas Art Salon, Riga / Latvia
2011    “Hallucination”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2010    “Volcano”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2009    “Journey”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2008    “Kristaps”, Gallery “Laipa”, Valmiera, Latvia
2007     Latvian Academy of Science exhibition hall, Riga, Latvia
2007     Gallery “SYD”, Nykøbing, Denmark
2006     Gallery “BRAM”, Hobro, Denmark
2006    “The Year”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2004     Gallery “BRAM”, Hobro, Denmark
2004     Gallery “Erry Marie Kulo”, Oslo, Norway
2004     Gallery “SYD”, Nykøbing, Denmark
2002    “Square”, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2001    “Dedication”,Gallery ‘'Maksla XO'', Riga, Latvia
2000    “Time of the Castratos”, Gallery “Centrs”, Riga, Latvia
1998     Gallery “Daugava”, Riga, Latvia
1996    Gallery “Centrs”, Riga, Latvia
1991     Gallery “M6”, Riga, Latvia
1990     Gallery G.Bernanos, Paris, France


Selected Group Exhibitions: 

2020    "(un) determined" XVII International Vilnius Painting Triennial, the Applied Arts and Design Museum of the Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
2019    VIENNACONTEMPORARY 2019, Maksla XO gallery, Vienna, Austria
2019    "Wagner. Construction", Wagner Hall, Riga, Latvia
2018    "Portrait in Latvia. 20th Century. Facial Expressions", the Exhibition Hall Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia*
2018    "Man in Art", Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia*
2017    "Generation" - Liepaja Museum, Liepaja / Latvia
2016     Exhibition of the professors and students of the Art Academy of Latvia, concert hall Liepajas Dzintars, Liepaja / Latvia
2016    "Square", the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga / Latvia
2016    "World Cities. Live Paintings", LMA un FIU professors, gallery Onetwentyeight, New York / USA
2016     Works of the professors and students of the Art Academy of Latvia, collaboration with the Latvian Embassy in China, Dashanzi 798 Art district, Beijing /China
2016     Works of the professors and students of the Art Academy of Latvia, collaboration with the Latvian Embassy in India, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi / India
2016     "World Cities. Live Paintings ", Chagall museum, Vitebsk / Belarus
2015     Works of the professors and students of the Art Academy of Latvia, ART VILNIUS, Vilnius / Lithuania
2015     "World Cities. Live Paintings", POLIU exhibition hall, Hong Kong / China
2015     "Taj Mahal", Latvian Embassy in India, New Delhi / India
2015     "Ronald Reagan Building" art performance with A.Naumovs, Washington D.C. / USA
2015      A.Naumovs and Kr.Zarins’ paintings, Art Academy of Porto, Porto / Portugal|
2015      Works of the professors and students of the Art Academy of Latvia, Europe House, London / UK
2015     "Self-Portrait" - Maksla XO Gellery, Riga / Latvia
2015     "Graduation" - 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, London, UK
2015     "Captive Beauty in Miniature" - Maksla XO Gellery, Riga / Latvia
2011     “Is It That He Does Not Seek The Truth, But Does Want To Influence?”, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia
2011       “European Cities in the Paintings of Latvian Artists No 4”, “Asuna” Gallery, Riga, Latvia*
2011     “White and Blue”, Maksla XO Gellery, Riga, Latvia
2010       “Painting in Latvia 1950 – 1990 from Latvian Art Union Collection”, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia
2010      Painting exhibition of the Latvian Academy of Art, Riga, Latvia
2010     “Latvian Contemporary Painting”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2009       “Autumn”, Pinakoteka, Riga, Latvia
2009        Exhibition in VEF, Riga, Latvia
2009     “Biggest Choir”, Exhibition Hall of the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2008        Exhibition of the Professors of Latvian Academy of Art, Brussels, Belgium
2008       “Chair”. Exhibition of Painting Professors of Latvian Academy of Art, Promenade Art  Gallery, Liepaja, Latvia
2008     “Drawing”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2008     “Biggest Choir”, UNESCO, Paris, France
2008     “Biggest Choir”, Swedbank, Riga, Latvia
2005      “Litographers”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2003      “Disput With Old Master”, Gallery Maksla XO, Riga*, Latvia        
2002      Fine Art Exhibition “Autumn 2002”, Latvian National Museum of Art Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2002     “Painting” (together with Roberts Muzis, Normunds Braslins, Uno Danilevskis, Juris Jurjans). Sandvik Exhibition Hall, Oslo, Norway
2001      Painting exhibition of the Latvian Academy of Art instructors and students, KPMG Exhibition Hall, Berlin, Germany
2001      Group exhibition, Gallery “SYD”, Nykøbing, Denmark
1999      Group exhibition, Gertsev's Gallery, Atlanta, USA
1999      Work exhibition of the Latvian Art Academy instructors and students, Dortmund, Germany
1997      International event GENTE-ART. Ghent, Belgium
1997     “Kristaps+Kaspars”, Havartigaarden (exhibition organized by the Sollerod
            Museum), Copenhagen, Denmark
1996     “The Zarins Family”, Gallery “Erry Marry Kulo”, Oslo, Norway
1996      Kunstlerpaaren aus Balticum, Gallery “Kornhaus”, Rorshach, Switzerland
1995      International Art Exhibition ARTE FIERRA, Bologna, Italy*
1994     “The Zarins Family- Paintings”, Gallery “Fuglanghus”, Norsholm, Denmark
1993     “The Zarins Family”, Scandinavian Contemporary Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
1992     “I.K.K.Zarini”, Gallery “Nadra”, Casablanca
1992      Gallery “Decouverte”, Rabat, Marocco
1991      Exhibition “Latvian Painting”, Cologna, Germany*
1991      Travelling paintings exhibition organized together with Gallery SOVAVANGARD, Moscow-Berlin-Vienna*
1991      Joint exhibition of Baltic and Danish artists “Mind tid Som Pilot”, Free Art Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
1991      K.Zarins and Kr.Zarins. Paintings, “Politiken” Exhibition Hall Denmark, Copenhagen
1990      Exhibition-auction of Latvian artists' works, DROUT SALLES, Paris, France*
1990      Exhibition of C.R.O.U.S. grant holders, Paris, France
1988      Baltic Painting Triennal of Young Artists, Vilnius, Lithuania (diploma)
1986      Exhibition “My Contemporary”, Manege, Moscow, USSR
1985      Baltic Painting Triennal of Young Artists, Vilnius, Lithuania (diploma)
1985      International exhibition “My Contemporary”, Prague, Czechoslovakia
1984      Exhibition of Young Artists, East Berlin, DDR
1983     “Sport in Art”, Manege, Moscow, USSR
1983      15th Exhibition of Young Artists Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
1982      All Soviet Union Exhibition “The Youth of the Land”, Manege, Moscow, USSR

*Catalogues and other editions


Wall paintings:        

Burgerhaus Mahndorf, Bremen, West Germany      
Apartments for UNESCO officials, Paris, France
Ole Enger‘s residence, Oslo, Norway

 
Awards:

2004    Award of the Italian president Cavalierre nell ordine „ Al Merito della Repubblica Italiana"


Works in collections:

Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Collection of Artist's Union of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Art Foundation Collection, Moscow, Russia
Collection of the Russian Ministry of Culture, Moscow, Russia
Collection of the Russian Art Academy, Moscow, Russia


Works in private collections:

Dina and Jānis Zuzāni private collection, Riga, Latvia
Aldis Plaudis private collection, Riga, Latvia
Oles Enger privat collection, Oslo, Norway
YUANART Collection, Lucerne, Switzerland