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Laura Vela

1983    born, Riga, Latvija


Education

2017 – now Art Academy of Latvia, Painting department, MA, Riga, Latvia

2013 – 2017         Art Academy of Latvia, Painting department, BA, Riga, Latvia

2006 – 2010         Riga Technical University, MA, Information Technology / Image processing, Riga, Latvia

2002 – 2005         Ventspils College, IT technology, BA, Ventspils, Latvia

2003 – 2006         Ventspils Music College (piano), Ventspils, Latvia


Solo exhibitions

2020  “Defragmentation of Mind”, Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia

2019  “Edge of the Earth”, Cultural centre “Ozolaine”, Carnikava, Latvia

2017  “Face. Untitled”, Kalnciema Quarter Gallery, Riga, Latvia


Group exhibitions

2019  ART VILNIUS’19, Art Academy of Latvia, Vilnius, Lithuania

2019  “Emerging Lines”, Kunstraum Potsdamer Strasse,Berlin, Germany

2018  “Brederlo-von Sengusch grant exhibition”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2018  “Mytology of Nowadays”, Cultural centre “Ozolaine”, Carnikava, Latvia

2018  “Seashore Dreams”, Cultural centre “Ozolaine”, Carnikava, Latvia

2018    “ORIGINS/Textile as Concept and as a Material Aspect of Latvian Identity”, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2018  “New Talents for Latvia 100”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2018    “Art Academy of Latvia”, Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh - ADKV, Gütersloh, Germany

2017  “Dream Catchers”, MuseumLV, Riga, Latvia

2017  “Generations”, Liepaja Museum, Liepaja, Latvia

2017  “Art Future / Future Revolution”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2017  “Latvia’s State Forests Scholarship Exhibition”, the Embassy of JSC “Latvia’s State Forests”, Riga, Latvia

2017  “Gederts Eliass’ Prize for Countryside Depiction in Latvian Painting” – competition exhibition, Jelgava History and Art Museum of Gederts Eliass, Jelgava, Latvia

2017  “Art Academy of Latvia BA students exhibition” Kuldiga Art House, Kuldiga, Latvia

2017  “Seashore Spirit”- part of Art Days exhibition, Cultural centre “Ozolaine”, Carnikava, Latvia

2017  “Hypothesis - SEB Scholarship in Painting”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2016  “Student Diaries”, Art Station “Dubulti”, Dubulti, Latvia

2016  “Turn To the Future - SEB Scholarship in Painting”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2015  “Talent Pays Off! - SEB Scholarship in Painting”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2015  “How it Comes”, KAR gallery/ Kuldiga Artist’s residence, Kuldiga, Latvia

2015    “How it Comes”, Pamenkalnio Galerija, Vilnus, Lithuania

2014  “Will not Fall”, Old Kimmel Brewery at Bruninieku street 2, Riga, Latvia

2014  “Brederlo-von Sengusch Scholarship”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2014  “Talent Pays Off! - SEB Scholarship in Painting”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2014  “Draught in Academy”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia


Awards

2017–2019 Boris and Inara Teterevs Foundation Scholarship