Riga Photography Biennal & ISSP Gallery prize winner announced

Annija Muižule. From the series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’, 2016-2018

Congratulations - the Riga Photography Biennial and ISSP Gallery Award ‘Seeking the Latest in Photography!’ has been presented to Annija Muižule (Latvia) for her series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’. We're excited to show Annija's exhibition at the ISSP Gallery next spring!

Congratulations also to Reinis Lismanis, who received the special prize - an opportunity to publish his "Trial and Error" series as a photography book with NoRoutine Books!

This is the third year the Riga Photography Biennial’s Award for young Baltic photographers has been presented. The RPB received 53 applications from photographers from the three Baltic States. 15 artists were selected during the first round. The jury nominated 10 finalists who will be invited to participate free of charge in the RPB’s Off-year Programme 2019 Portfolio Review: from Estonia – Aap Tepper, Mari-Leen Kiipli, Hedi Jaansoo; from Lithuania – Vytautas Kumza, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte; from Latvia – Reinis Lismanis, Annija Muižule, Georgs Avetisjans, Paula Jansone and Annemarija Gulbe. 

The award was presented by an internationally renowned jury - Michael Biedowicz (DE), photo editor and owner of Pavlov’s Dog Gallery; Iveta Gabaliņa (LV), programme director of the ISSP Gallery; Jonatan Habib Engqvist (SE), curator and writer; Sten Ojave (EE), curator at Center For Contemporary Arts, Estonia; Paul Paper (LT), artist and curator; Daiga Rudzāte (LV), editor-in-chief of ‘Arterritory’ culture portal and director of INDIE culture project agency; Amelie Schuele (DE), exhibition manager Unseen; Mitch Speed (CA/DE), artist and art critic; Diāna Tamane (LV), artist and RPB Award winner 2018.

The jury commented on the award-winning series ‘Joyful Businessmen Throwing Papers and Having Fun in the Office’: “Annija Muižule presents a humorous and critical analysis of contemporary photography, where the artist researches the commodification of images and interplays between images and words. This is done through a conceptually clear and remarkably simple gesture of looking at how emotions are expressed through stock images, as well as the indexical signs provided by jpg names. By focusing on the interaction between suppliers and our expectations, her work acts as an inquiry into the role of contemporary photography. It is a pertinent observation of how these images not only represent but also create the way we understand the world.”

Looking for a writer-editor to join ISSP 2019 team

International Summer School of Photography 2019 is looking for a writer-editor to join our editorial super-team responsible for producing a special publication within the ISSP 2019 edition "Photography and the World" in Zaļenieki Castle, 12-20 July 2019. 

Filippo Zambon :: Photo walk in Riga

Sestdien, 2.martā, plkst. 14.00, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieka Filipo Zambona (Itālija / Somija) rīkoto foto pastaigu, kura sāksies ISSP telpās Berga Bazārā.

On Saturday, 2nd of March 2:00 PM, we invite you to the Photo Walk organized by ISSP Riga Residency Artist Filippo Zambon (Italy / Finland), which will start from the ISSP premises in Berga Bazārs. All are welcome!

Artist talk :: Demelza Watts, Franek Ammer

Trešdien, 27. februārī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieku Demelzas Vatsas (Lielbritānija) un Franeka Ammera (Polija) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday, 27th of February 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Demelza Watts and Franek Ammer - welcome! 

Filippo Zambon :: Personal practice and social pornography

Trešdien, 20. februārī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieka Filipo Zambona (Itālija/Somija) autorvakaru un lekciju plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday, 20th of February 6:30PM, we will host an artist talk and lecture by ISSP Riga Residency artist Filippo Zambon (IT/FL) - welcome! 

Parallel Open Call 2019

PARALLEL call for new artists / new curators is now open! Apply now to be on PARALLEL's 3rd cycle and become part of a vast network of artists, curators and other art professionals that will help you through your creative process, from idea to exhibition. Application deadline - March 31st. 

Portfolio Review - Riga Photography Biennial NEXT 2019

Apply for the Riga Photography Biennial NEXT 2019 portfolio review on April 5 and get meaningful and inspiring recommendations from experienced art field professionals! Deadline March 20. Application form and more information can be found here.

Piesakies Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles NEXT 2019 portfolio skatei 5. aprīlī un iegūsti vērtīgus un iedvesmojošus ieteikumus no pieredzējušiem fotogrāfijas profesionāļiem! Pieteikties iespējams: šeit.

Call for applications: "Void Impromptu"

Void viesojas Rīgā! Aicinām pieteikties grāmatu un zīnu darbnīcai "Void Impromtu" ar Void dibinātājiem Mirto Steiro un Žuāo Linēu no 1. - 6. maijam. Pieteikšanās līdz 1. martam.

Void is visiting Riga! Book and zine making workshop "Void Impromtu" with Void founders Mirto Steiro and João Linneu on May 1-6 is open for applications! Apply by 1 March! 

ISSP Riga Residency 2019 - selected artists

We are happy to announce 15 artists selected for the 2019 ISSP Riga Residency programme: Anna Hornik (Poland), Annemarijn Vlinder (Netherlands), Céline Gobillard (France), Cleo Wächter (Netherlands), Demelza Watts (UK), Ekaterina Anokhina (Russia), Emma Sandström (Sweden), Fernando Criollo (Peru), Filippo Zambon (Finland/Italy), Franek Ammer (Poland), Jaana Kokko (Finland), Jeff Downer (Canada), Julia Borissova (Russia), Sara Palmieri (Italy), Shoji Kato (Finland/Japan). Looking forward to welcoming them in Riga in 2019! 

ISSP 2019 - first thematic edition!

Dear friends, happy and successful New Year to everyone! We are very excited to announce that in 2019 the International Summer School of Photography will be moving to a new location and introducing its first thematic edition - Photography and the World. Mark the dates : 12 - 20 July 2019. The call for applications will be announced in February 2019! 

Artist talk :: Tekla Inari, Anastasia Starikova

Otrdien, 8. janvārī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieču Teklas Inari (FI) un Anastasijas Starikovas (LV/UK) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Tuesday, 8th of January 6:30PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Tekla Inari and Anastasia Starikova - welcome! 

Guided tour and talk :: Diāna Tamane, Commissions

20. decembrī plkst. 18.00 ISSP Galerija aicina uz ekskursiju pa izstādi "Pasūtījums" un tikšanos ar mākslinieci Diānu Tamani un izstādes kuratori Evitu Gozi. Būs iespējams uzzināt vairāk gan par izstādē redzamajiem darbiem, gan par iepriekšējiem projektiem, kuros Diāna sadarbojusies ar savu ģimeni.

On December 20 at 6pm the ISSP Gallery is hosting a guided tour in the exhibition Commissions & talk with the artist Diana Tamane and curator Evita Goze - a chance to hear more about the images in the exhibition and Diana's previous projects involving her family.

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Pieteikumus – CV un nelielu aprakstu par sevi - gaidām uz office@issp.lv līdz 21. decembrim!