Artist: Ivars Gravlejs

From: Riga

Education: 2000-2006 Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), Still Photography (MgA), Prague; 1999-2000 University of Latvia, Department of Philosophy, Riga; 1994-1997 Riga State Gymnasium Nr1 From 2008 lecturer of photography at Liepaja University (for New Media program), Liepaja, Latvia; 2009 photography workshop "Hide and seek"(in cooperation with Camille Laurelli), Muhu, Estonia; 2008 - 2009 photographer at daily newspaper "Deník", Prague; 2008 lecturer of photography at Art Language Factory, Prague; 2007 lecturer of history of photography at College of Culture, Riga



Solo exhibitions:

2014 THERE WILL BE DICKS!, Centre for Contemporary Art - FUTURA, Prague

Pop, Gallery 13, Ostrava

Pop, Berlin model, Prague

Irritate, Club Final, Prague

2013 Who's next, Gallery Svetlana, Moscow

Vj Bordel - „Party” as part of the event "Notes of Tukums", Baboon Bar, Tukums

Všechny tadý jsou čuráci!!! (All here are dickheads!!!), Karlin Studios, Prague

Photography Lessons, Fotograf Gallery, Prague

2012 Kinetic sculptures, Fotograf Festival - Off Limits, Holešovice Train Station, Prague

Angle of perception of visual information in contemporary time, (in cooperation with A.Ter- Oganian), Gallery Kytka, Prague

Riga, (in cooperation with P.Pětiletá), Riga Art Space, Riga

Riga, (in cooperation with P.Pětiletá), Karlin Studios, Prague

2011 The Picture, Gallery 207, Prague

Prague Biennale 4th, Tranzitdisplay, Prague

Kurva Fix, (in cooperation with P.Pětiletá), Gallery Entrance, Prague

Exhibition, Recyclart, Brussels

2010 Early works, Month of Photography, Pálffyho, Bratislava

My newspaper, V8 Gallery, Cologne

Dumpling Heaven, NZM, Prague

The 90's and beyond, Kunsthalle, Erfurt

Oui, Center for contemporary art Oui, Grenoble

GAF (in cooperation with I.Kitup, A.Tokarev), Paperworks Gallery, Moscow

2009 90's, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga

Early works, Gallery Jeleni, Prague

Shit in art (in cooperation with A.Ter-Oganian), Gallery 36, Olomouc

See what I see, Gallery Entrance, Prague

My newspaper, Gallery NoD Box, Prague

Forevers, Kino Bio Oko, Prague

2008 FAMU, Project space Canteen, Andrejsala, Riga

Paní Kellerová nemá píču, Okno - NoD.Roxy, Prague

The Medium is the Message 2008, (in cooperation with A.Ter-Oganian), Ateliér Josefa Sudka, Prague

2007 Šunkový nářez (in cooperation with A.Nikitinova), Gallery 35m2, Prague

2006 New wave in photography, Gallery Lumen, Budapest

2005 My potographs, Vitrine on Komunardu Street 22, Prague

My potographs, Gallery Art-Strelka, Moscow

Excuse me, could you please take a picture of me?, I.P.Pavlova, Prague

Photo album, Gallery Velryba, Prague

2004 Photo exhibition, Gallery Forward!, Berlin

Portfolio, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga

Selected group exhibitions:

2014 Viewfinders. Contemporary Baltic and Nordic Photography, Riga ArtSpace, Riga

Side Effects II, Grenoble Ancient Museum and Library building, Grenoble

9th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts, Liège

2013 Nothing of the kind, 5th Moscow biennale, Museum of Moscow, Moscow

Side Effects, Contemporary Art Museum Estonia, Tallinn

Unceasing, Contemporary Art Centre KIM?, Riga

Cargo Cult, MoBY - Museums of Bat Yam, Bat Yam

2012 And so on and so forth, Contemporary Art Centre KIM?, Riga

Contemporary art festival Survival Kit 4, Former Tobacco Factory, Riga

Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, PhotoforumPasquArt, Biel/Bienne

Angry Birds, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

The Naughty Ones, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga

TEXT= IMAGE, Contemporary Art Centre KIM?, Riga

2011 On.Off, 4th Moscow biennale, Arthouse Squat Forum, Moscow

Hinterhalt, Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund

Distrust of Intelligentsia, Open Gallery, Bratislava

Bread and Salt, Karlin Studios, Prague

Prague Quadrennial, Galerie2, Prague

Transgressions, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia

Foto Festival Uničov, Uničov

Emergency, Art space Loop, Frankfurt, Grenoble, Helsinki, Tallinn, Tartu

NY/PRAGUE 6, Czech Center, New York

2010 World of a Moment, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

Crash Test, XL Gallery, Moscow

Keine Angst!, Tapetenwerk Halle C, Leipzig

Freedom!, Exhibition of forbidden art, in the flat, Moscow

Tape it!, Center for contemporary art Oui, Grenoble

2009 Artisterium, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi

8th Funke's Kolin photography festival, D.I.V.O. Institute, Kolin

Survival Kit, Shop Bohemia, Terbatas Street 50, Riga

In Garage, LabGarage, Kiev

The Head, Karlin Studios, Prague

Psychology of the Future, Gallery A.M.180, Prague

2008 Bad Joke, Riga Art Space, Riga

1st Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Winzavod, Moscow

In/visible, Festival of Visual Art, Olomouc

Michel de Certeau, Center for contemporary art Oui, Grenoble

Die Wurst, Gallery Elena Kolbasina, Berlin

2007 Brak, Centre of Contemporary Art M'ARS, Moscow

Mobile museum, Andrejsala, Riga

Normal, Chantier Public, Lyon

2006 Charming nonchalance, Nogallery, Prague

2005 Untitled, Gallery Forward!, Berlin

2004 What is important?, Riga City Municipality, Riga

2003 ART Klazma, Moscow

2002 SEX-Social Exhibitionism, The Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga

2001 J.Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

Curated exhibitions:

2013 Avdei Ter-Oganian, Museum of Russian futurist, Tranzitdisplay, Prague

Photogram action, Bar Chomsky, Riga

2010 What is Czech art?, (in cooperation with P.Pětiletá), Cultural center Ilguciems, Riga


2012 Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen

2011 Solenzart / Marine de Manichino, Solenzara

Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart

2010 Botkyrka, Stockholm

2008 Shargorod

2007 Chantier Public, Lyon

2004 Cultural City Network Graz, Graz

2003 Click Art 2003, Singapore

Les Rencontres Photographiques d' été, Niort

 Selected work experience:

2013 Workshop Reconstruction / Iinterpretation, Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia, Moscow

2012 Lecturer of photography at Riga Stradiņš University, Riga

Workshop Not This Way, Ecole supérieure d'Arts de l'Agglomération d'Annecy

Lecturer of photography at School of Contemporary Art - Scholastika, Prague

2008 - 2012 Lecturer of photography at Liepaja University, Liepaja

2009 Tutor of photography workshop Hide and seek, (in cooperation with C.Laurelli), Muhu

2008 - 2009 Photographer at daily newspaper Deník, Prague

2008 Lecturer of photography at Art Language Factory, Prague

2007 Lecturer of photography at College of Culture, Riga

Tutor of photography workshop Paranormal phenomena at ISSP, Ludza


2010 Photo Sittcomm Award