Olga Silova

Born in 1966 in Ventspils,Latvia

Member of the Latvian Unionof Artists

1991 graduated from the Sculpture Dept. of the Latvian Academy of Arts. MA

In 2003 took the professional improvement course at the University of Daugavpils Innovations in the system of higher education

Work experience
2010-present Associated professor at the Latvian Academy of Arts, Riga, Latvia

2004-2010 Docent at the Latvian Academy of Arts

2001-2004 Lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Arts

1991-2001 Modeling teacher at the Janis Rozentals Riga Art High-school

1984-1985 Drawing teacher at Riga Primary   schoolno. 18

Solo exhibitions

2019   Adam's Apple , Rietumu Bank, Riga, Latvia

2018   Milda in a Three-Quarter Turn, Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia

2016   Deposite, Cesis exhibition hall, Cesis, Latvia

2015   Journey (together with Tatjana Krivenkova) Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia

2015   Shapes of Riga (together with G.Pantelejev), Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2012   Calendar of Dreams 2012, Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia

2010   Calendar of Dreams, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals - Creative workshop, Riga, Latvia*

2009   Olga Silova. Sculpture. Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia

2002   Exploring the sand Ventspils Museum, Ventspils, Latvia

2002   Distance  of the kiss, Rigas Galerija, Riga, Latvia

2002   Traectory of subconsciousness   Gallery Valencia, St. Petersburg, Russia

2000   In the sign of Aquarius, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia

1998   Fingerprints, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia

1996   Calligraphy, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia

1993   Journalist House, Riga, Latvia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022   Uzutrakis Art Festival, Trakai, Lithuania

2020   Lactation (together with Nils Jumitis and Ance Vilnite), Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

2020   Sculpture. Object, Gallery of Kuldiga Artists Rezidency, Kuldiga, Latvia

2019   ART VILNIUS 2019 - Maksla XO gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania*

2018   PORTRAIT IN LATVIA. 20th CENTURY. Facial Expressions, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*

2017   Eskultura, Kuldiga art house, Kuldiga, Latvia

2017   Hiperrealism, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall  Arsenals, Riga, Latvia

2016   Entrails, Gallery CIVITA NOVA, Lielais Dzintars, Liepaja, Latvia

2015   My heart is a tiger, Gallery Art Station Dubulti, Jūrmala, Latvia

2015   Captive Beauty in Miniature, Maksla XO Gellery, Riga, Latvia

2014   Autumn 2014. Black dogs. LMS gallery, Riga, Latvia

2014   Perspective of the solar system, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia*

2014   European professional doll art festival, Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga, Latvia

2014   Money Design. Pin code, The Embassy of Latgale GORS, Rezekne, Latvia

2014   Money Design. PIN code, Ventspils city museum in the castle of the Livonian Order, Ventspils, Latvia

2013   Monumental public sculpture competititon for the development of the Future Levante Park in Murcia city, Murcia Spain

2012   Sculpture. From Terpis until Masurius, LMS gallery, Riga, Latvia

2012   Where is my airplane? Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2012   Dolls, Ventspils city museum in the castle of the Livonian Order, Ventspils, Latvia

2012   The garden of fate, charity auction, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2011   Women, women, women, European Union House, Riga, Latvia

2011   ART VILNIUS 2011 - Maksla XO gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania*

2010   RECYCLING, annual autumn exhibition, Railroad museum, Riga, Latvia

2010   ARTNOCTURNE CNOCKE, Cnocke, Belgium

2010   HOT ART BASEL, Basel, Switzerland

2010   Golden works, Latvian National Museum of Art exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia

2004   White concrete, Jurmala City Museum, Jurmala, Latvia

2003   Latvian Art , XX Century. Zvolle Stedeliijk Museum, Zvolle, Netherlands

2000   International Animality Festival, Tallinn, Estonia

2000   International Sculpture Quadrenniale Riga-2000, Museum Arsenals, Riga, Latvia

2000   Baltic Art. Contemporary paintings and sculpture. National Arts Club, New York,

2000   Gallery of the international Monetary Fund

1999   15 artists from Latvia.  Gallery J&B, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998   2nd World-wide Latvian Contemporary Art exhibition, State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

1998   Chinese Pipe. Museum of Foreign Art, Riga, Latvia

1998   Latvian Contemporary Art. Architects Hall of Rathhouse, Prague, Czech Republic

1997   Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale. Hokkaido, Japan

1997   Riga in Contemporary Art. Exhibition-competition, Gallery ASuna, Riga, Latvia. (prize)

1997   Latvian Contemporary Art.  Grande Salle deL’Aubette,Strasbourg, France

1996   International Sculpture Quadrennial Riga– 96 Crossroads. Latvian National

1996   Museum of Art exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia

1996   Women Europe, Gallery Shambala, Copenhagen, Denmark

1996    Les Journees Baltes. Baltic States Art Exhibition. UNESCO building, Paris, France

1994   Contemporary Art from Latvia. Morphy Gallery Limassol, Cyprus

1991   Four Young Sculptors. Sculptors House, Riga, Latvia 

Public Space Works

2017    Aspazija in the Dunes, open-air sculpture, project "Jurmala – for Latvia 100", ordered by Jurmala History and Art Society, Jurmala, Latvia  

2017   Eduards Veidenbaums, memorial plate to poet Eduards Veidenbaums, the Literature an Music Museum, Riga, Latvia

2016   Urban sculpture Leste, Daugavas Promanade, Spikeri quarter, Riga, Latvia

2014   Ziedonis, statuette, the atrium of National Library of Latvia in front of the entrance to the Holl of Ziedonis, Riga, Latvia

2009   Flower, commemorative plaque, within the territory of primeschool Taurenitis, Jurmala, Latvia
2007   Riga Tower Counter, open-air sculpture, Riga, Latvia

2005   Mermaid and Swimmer, open-air sculpture, Jurmala, Latvia

2004   Mug, sculptural fountain, Jurmala, Latvia

2004   Amber Klock, design object, Liepaja, Latvia

2004   Water Bollard, sculptural fountain, Cesis, Latvia

2003   Kissers, sculpture, Limbazi, Latvia

2000   Disks, sculptural fountain, ANS education ceter, Riga, Latvia

1998   Horse, sculptural fountain, Ventspils, Latvia

Other Projects

2018   The Oldest Coat of Arms of Ventspils – plaque, Ventspils Museum, Ventspils, Latvia

2017   Aspazija in the Dunes - Project “Jurmala – Latvia 100”, ordered by Jurmala History and Art Society, Dubulti, Jurmala, Latvia

2017   Memorial plaque of Eduards Veidenbaums - Literature and Music Museum, Riga, Latvia

2016   Caress - statuette, AGIHA annual award for significant contribution of reducing the spread of HIV infection, Riga, Latvia

2016   Jurmala holiday resort cup - Jurmala city council commission, Jurmala, Latvia

2016   Peteris Dindonis Lifetime Achievment Award - commission for Bulduri gardening school, Bulduri, Jurmala, Latvia

2015   Stork - Latvian 2 euro coin design, commission of the Bank of Latvia

2014   Milda - bust, commission of the Bank of Latvia

2014   Ziedonis – project “Ziedonis Time” yearly award, Foundation “Viegli” commission

2013   World Choir Games 2014 - srize and medals for the , commission of “Riga 2014 European Capital of Culture” foundation

2011   The Tree of Good Intentions - prize, commission by the joint-stock company “Latvijas Zalais Punkts”

2010   Golden Rake – project “The Big Cleanup” yearly award, commission by LLC P.R.A.E.

2010   project Latvia Can! yearly award, commission by LLC P.R.A.E.

2006   Environment. Health. Safety - prize, commission by LLC Statoil Latvia

2005   Golden Apple Tree – project “Latvian Pride” award, comission by “Be Good (Esi labs)” union

2001   Stork - design for 1 Ls coin, commission by the Bank of Latvia

1999   Baltic Pearl - prize for international film festival “Baltic Pearl”, commission by LLC Artcontract

1999   Javelin Thrower - design of golden coin, dedication to the Olympic Games 2000 in Sydney, commission by the Bank of Latvia

1994   Seagull - prize for the international choir festival “Ventspils ’94”, commision by the Ventspils City Council

Awards and Prizes

2020   Honorary Resident of Jurmala - badge of honor and title for significant contribution to the development and growth of the city of Jurmala

2019   The Order of the Three Stars – an order awarded for meritorious service to Latvia

2014   Selected projects nomination in monumental public sculpture contest “Competition for the Future Park in Murcia city”, Murcia, Spain

2006   First prize in the competition of Livu square design object, object “Leste”, Riga, Latvia

2005   Second Prize in the competition for the Liberation war monument, Preili, Latvia

2004   Prize of the Year in Architecture - nomination prize “Best outdoor design object in Latvia”, object “Amber Clock”, Liepaja, Latvia

2003   Liepaja City Council prize for the 1st place in competition “Environmental Design Object”, object “Amber Clock”, Liepaja, Latvia

2002   Riga City Council Award, project “Kissers”, Riga, Latvia

2000   Second Prize in the “International Animality Festival” inTallinn, Estonia

1997   Sculptural Project of the Year - Award of the Trust Commercial Bank

Works in Collections

Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

Jurmala City Museum, Jurmala, Latvia

Swedbank Contemporary Art Collection, Riga, Latvia

Ventspils Nafta Collection, Ventspils, Latvia

Fundacion Murcia Futuro, Murcia, Spain

Royal Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Toyamura Sculpture Biennale Committee, Hokkaido, Japan