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MAIJA KURSEVA

Born in 1981 in Lielplatone / Latvia 


Education

2006-2008            Latvian Academy of Art, Department of Visual Communication; MA
2004                    Berlin Art University (UdK), Department of Visual Communication
2002-2006            Latvian Academy of Art, Department of Visual Communication; BA
1999-2002            Riga Secondary School oh Arts and Crafts


Creative work

Since 2017           Founder and director of “Low” gallery
Since 2012           Co-founder and editor of illustration and drawing magazine "Popper"
Since 2010           Teacher of silkscreen and illustration at the Art Academy of Latvia
Since 2010           Riga Zine Fest program manager

Solo shows

2018       Investigation, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2017       Underground, gallery LOW, Riga, Latvia
2016       Checkered Order, Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia
2014       Series, Jūras vārti, Ventspils, Latvia
2010       Three-Legged Case, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia


Group exhibitions

2019      Talk to Me, Akiereyi Art Museum, Akeireyi, Iceland

2018      Once Two, Low gallery, Riga, Latvia

2017      New Acquisitions of the LNMA. The 21st Century - the Exhibition Hall Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2017      Title Doesn’t Matter, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2017      Purvitis Prize 2017, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia*

2016      Light at the end of the cable – works from the State-owned collection of the future Latvia Museum of Contemporary Art, Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga, Latvia*
2016      Expanding the Scope of Printmaking – Tajuaņa Culture centre, Taiwan
2016      Printmaking in, Endla theatre, Pärnu, Estonia
2016      Lediņš. Between this and the other, National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2015      A bigger peace, a smaller peace, Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga, Latvia
2015      Self-portrait, Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia
2015      Systems, National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
2015      30 of 30, Kuldiga Artists’ Residence gallery, Kuldiga, Latvia and Lithuanian Artists’ Union, Vilnius, Lithuania
2015      Above the ground, gallery Alma, Riga, Latvia and gallery Malonioji6, Vilnius, Lithuania
2015      1st Kaunas International Printmaking Biennial “Culture Line”, Kauno paveikslų galerija, Kaunas, Lithuania*
2015      Popper, gallery Alma, Riga, Latvia

2014      The Self, National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
2014      Popper, Jūrkalnes tautas nams, Latvia
2014      Connecting Points, Kaņepes Culture Centre, Riga, Latvia
2014      Sveika, galva!, Latvian Railway history museum, Riga, Latvia
2014      Grafika-S, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2013       ...lai gadījums kļūtu par notikumu..., Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia
2013      Odd Case, Art Museum of Tukums, Latvia
2013      Night Ride, Miit, Riga, Latvia
2013      Series, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2013      Summertime Readings, Cēsis Art Festival, Latvia and Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius (CAC), Lithuania
2013      The Witness, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2013      Scores for Indeterminate Places, Kaņepes Culture Centre, Riga, Latvia
2013      Astral Blackout, Kalnciema Quarter Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2012       Patience, Kaņepes Culture Centre, Riga, Latvia
2012       Degradation, Kaņepes Culture Centre, Riga, Latvia

2011       Is It That He Does Not Seek the Truth, But Does Want to Influence?, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia
2011       Woman's Space, Barona Street 2, Riga, Latvia
2011       Cold Soup, Helsinki Comics Centre Helsinki, Finland
2011       Zero Point, VEF Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2011       Tallinn Print Triennial, KUMU, Tallinn, Estonia

2010        A Smiling Lady On A Tiger. Kunst aus Riga, Städtische Galerie Bremen, Bremen, Germany
2010       The Way, Riga Airport, Latvia
2010       Cause and Effect, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2010       NextComic, Linz, Austria
2010       Riga Rings Out, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostok, Germany
2010       Ligatura, Poznan, Poland

2009       Boomfest, St. Petersburg, Russia
2009       Right Time Right Place, Valka, Latvia
2009       Art Vilnius, LITEXPO, Vilnius, Lithuania
2009       Spin, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2009       Submergence, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2009       Verloren in der Stadt, LCB, Berlin, Germany
2009       Tell Me More…, Andrejsala, Riga, Latvia

2008       International Poetry Film Festival ZEBRA, Berlin, Germany
2008       Fluid State, M’ATUVU Creative Shopwindow, Brussels, Belgium
2008       Five to Five, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia
2008       Norlevo Fm, Scenography for UMKA.LV Puppet Theatre Play
2008       Permanent Green, Isola, Milan, Italy
2008       BUKET, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
2008       Drawing, Gallery “Māksla XO”, Riga, Latvia
2008       Time Will Show, Museumsberg Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany

2007       Candy Bomber, Exhibition Hall “Arsenāls” of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2007       Changing Felt, Tāšu Manor, Liepāja, Latvia
2007       In the Beginning Was the Word, Poetry Days, Riga, Latvia
2007       Mobile Museum, Andrejsala, Riga, Latvia
2007       Urbanologic, Andrejsala, Riga, Latvia
2007       Extreme Crafts, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2007       RigaREVIEW, Gallery “NGBK”, Berlin, Germany
2007       Granddady Garage, Andrejsala, Riga, Latvia

2006       MODA:KAPUT, Andrejsala, Riga, Latvia
2006       Language of Street #2, Jelgava, Latvia
2006       Feuerzug, Gallery “Schweiss Laden”, Berlin, Germany
2006       Group U25| Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery “K-Māksla?”, Karosta, Latvia
2006       MULHOUSE 006, Mulhouse, France
2006       Acuraugs, Gallery “Betanovuss”, Riga, Latvia

2005       Identity, Strasbourg University oh Decorative Art, Strasbourg, France
2005       Jukas, Exhibition Hall “Arsenāls” of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

2004       Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2004       Bad Sheet Stories, Szentendre, Hungary


Residencies

2019       International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, USA
2019       Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2013       Iaspis, Umea, Sweeden


Works in Public Collections:
Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga / Latvia
Latvian Contemporary Art Museum Collection, Riga / Latvia