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Madara Neikena (1988)


Education
2013 – 2015    Master's Degree - Art Academy of Latvia, Faculty of Visual Arts, Painting
                      Department
2009 – 2013    Bachelor's Degree - Art Academy of Latvia, Faculty of Visual Arts, Painting
                      Department
2013               ERASMUS exchange, Nottingham Trent University, Fine art course
2004 – 2008    Janis Rozental’s School of Arts, Riga, Latvia (speciality - painting)


Solo exhibitions

2020    "Volatile", gallery Daugava, Riga / Latvia

2019    "Illuminations", Dobele museum, Dobele / Latvia

2018    "Being", gallery Daugava, Riga / Latvia

2018    "Far and near", Madonas Regional Museum of History and Art, Madona / Latvia

2016    "Endlessness", Maksla XO Gallery, Riga/ Latvia


Exhibitions and plein airs

2017    "Mark Rothko 2017", Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils / Latvia

2017    "Marina" 1st international biennale of sea-theme painting, Jūrmala City museum, Jurmala / Latvia

2016    "Future retrospection", Cēsis Art festival, Cēsis Exhibition Hall, Cesis / Latvia

2016    „Samewhere”, gallery Daugava, Riga / Latvia

2015    „Self-Portrait”, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga/ Latvia
           Plein air "Laisma 2015",Vestiena, Latvia
           Plein air "Saulkrasti 2015", Saulkrasti, Zvejniekciems, Latvia
           "Art Hunting",  Kalnciema square, Riga, Latvia
           "Art Academy Days", Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
           "I love You so...” Valmiera, Latvia
           "What happens in Riga?"Noorus gallery, Tartu, Estonia

2014    "Seasides" - Premio Marina di Ravenna 2014- MAR , Art Museum of Ravenna, Ravenna,
Italy
           “SEB painting contest for students”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
           “Black dogs” - Annual Autumn Exhibition 2014, Artists’ Union of  Latvia Gallery, Riga,
Latvia
           „Brederlo – von Sengbusch Art Premium 2014”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
           "Open" - Art Academy of Latvia student exhibition, Latgales Embassy  Gors, Rezekne,
Latvia
            Plein air and exhibition "Jurkalne 2014", Jurkalne, Latvia
            Plein air "Laisma 2014", Madona, Latvia
            Plein air  "Saulkrasti 2014", Saulkrasti, Zvejniekciems, Latvia
            Plein air "Kuldiga 2014", Kuldiga, Latvia
            "Erasmus specifects", EU House, Riga, Latvia|
            "RAF. Jelgava. Art" - Museum Night 2014, Jelgava-Riga, Latvia

2013    “Kuldiga’s plein air”, Kalnciema Square, Riga, Latvia
           “SEB painting contest for students”, Art Academys of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
            Plein air and exhibition “Plein air in Kuldiga”, Pils iela 2, Kuldiga, Latvia
           “Vidzeme’ Artists’ Works Exhibition”, Museum of Talsi, Talsi, Latvia
           “Intercultural Paintings 2013”, Tibilisi, Georgia
           "Chemin de fer", Warshaw Art Academy, Warshaw, Poland
           “Vidzeme’ Artists”, Madona Museum of Local History and Art, Madona, Latvia
           “Artist Monologue”, Artists’ Union of  Latvia Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2012    “Substance of Time”, Gulbenes Regional Museum of History and Art, Gulbene, Latvia
           “Brederlo – von Sengbusch Art Premium 2012”, Art Academys of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
           “Art Study in plein air”, Cultur & Art Center “Siguldas tornis”, Sigulda, Latvia
           “Draughtsman”, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia
           “SEB painting contest for students” , Art Academy  of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
           “Portrait 2012”, Mall Galleries, London, UK
           “Riga-Ventspils” - Art Academys of Latvia student artwork exhibition, Ventspils Theatre
“Kalku varti”, Ventspils, Latvia
           „Art Hunting” - Art Academy of Latvia student artwork exhibition, Kalnciema Square,
Riga, Latvia
           “Winter”- Art Academy of Latvia student artwork exhibition, Riga, Latvia
            Mini-Exhibition Series “Intimate Space” solo-exhibition “S-pace”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga

2011    „ARS ex MACHINA Tilde 20 Year's Anniversary”, Dailes Theatre, Riga, Latvia
           “SEB painting contest for students” , Art Academy  of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
           “ALL”, Promenade Hotel, Hikes Hall, Liepaja, Latvia
           “Market Day” - Art Festival, Vidzemes Market, Riga, Latvia
           “Hot and Green”, Krimulda’ Castle, Sigulda, Latvia
           “Draughtsman” gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia
           Art Academy of Latvia student drawing exhibition, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2010    “SEB painting contest for students”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
           “14” gallery L, Riga, Latvia
           “Prolog” gallery L, Riga, Latvia

 
Residencies and workshops
2014    Residency "Premio Marina di Ravenna 2014", Faro Arte Gallery, Marina di Ravenna, Italy
2012    Workshop and exhibition  “Laisma 2012”, Madona, Latvia
2012    Workshop and exhibition  “Marīna 2012”, Liepaja, Latvia
2011    Workshop and exhibition  “Marīna 2011”, Liepaja, Latvia

 
Grants
2014    SEB Bank Scholarship in Painting (and  participating in International Residence Art Recollects in Paris.
2014    Residency "Premio Marina di Ravenna", Ravenna,  Italy
2013    Scholarship of European Social Funds
2010    Scholarship of Boriss Bērziņš
2011   Awarded traditional landscape /Liepājas contemporary art exhibition “ALL”
2011   2nd prize Tildes Art project ARS ex MACHINA