Latvian modern art’s luminaries
The contemporary art scene in Latvia is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is considered conventional and exploring new avenues of creative expression.
With a thriving community of artists unafraid to challenge the status quo, the art scene is a dynamic and evolving landscape. Whether it be through bold and innovative exhibitions, installations, or thought-provoking performance art, Latvian artists are making their mark on the global art world.
Outstanding contemporary artists
The artist was selected to showcase his talent at the 55th Venice Biennale along with Kaspars Podnieks. Their Venice Biennale project, “North by Northwest,” featured a full-grown tree hanging from the gallery ceiling on a pendulum. Salmanis experiments with a wide range of media, including animation and installations, and his works are known for their complexity in both execution and concept.
Blumbergs had a career spanning four decades and diverse background, encompassing stage design, film production, painting, and sculpture. Blumbergs continuously experimented with new materials, as seen in his 2010 exhibition “The Glass Pearl Games“, where paintings and sculptures were displayed as complementary structures. At the 49th Venice Biennale, his multi-media exhibition set a new benchmark for Latvia’s participation.
Neiburga has also represented Latvia at the Venice Biennale. Her primary medium is video. Her deeply personal iconography is evident in her video installations and theatre set designs. Through her work, she examines preconceived notions about the nature of everyday things and investigates the socio-anthropological aspects of modern life.