On Thursday, August 13, at 18.30 a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Viktorija Bernotaitė (Lithuania/UK), Valentyn Odnoviun (Ukraine/Lithuania) and Martin T Raggio (USA/Germany) will take place at the ISSP Gallery, Riga. The attendees will have a chance to hear about their previous work, as well as projects they are developing in Riga. Two books – “Surveillance. A Typology of Oppression” by Odnoviun and “Riverville” by Raggio – will be presented during the event.
Viktorija Bernotaitė is a Lithuanian artist currently based in the UK, who explores the human-nature relationship through the photographic medium. The interest in nature, especially trees, emerges from her childhood and is an ever-appearing motif in her practice. This year Viktorija graduated from the Falmouth University (BA (Hons) Photography) and since 2017 has participated in group exhibitions in the UK.
Valentyn Odnoviun, Ukrainian living and working in Lithuania, has studied at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Photography Department (MA) and Art History and Theory Department (MA). Currently writing a PhD dissertation at the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute. He has won several awards, one of the latest being Photolux Award in Italy in 2019. Between 2016-2019 nominated for photography awards, held personal and participated in collective exhibitions around Europe, in New Zealand, USA and Switzerland. Working with the “abstract-like” image author researches paradox of the perception of what we see and what we perceive in the act of recognition.
Martin T Raggio
Argentinian artist Martin T Raggio, born as a first-generation American, Martin splits his life between the United States and Argentina but is currently living in Berlin. The artist plays with photography using the “real world” to make his own conceptual reality. Recently, he has released a photobook “Riverville” and now is dedicated to working with analogue large format. Studied Media Arts at the University of Buenos Aires, graduated from EFTI with an MA in Contemporary Photography. Has participated in exhibitions in Argentina, Spain and Portugal.
Free entrance, the event will take place in English.