ISSP FUTURES artists 2023

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, FUTURES is a Europe-based photography platform bringing together the global photography community to support and nurture the professional development of emerging and mid-career artists across the world. The platform currently has 18 active member organizations. Every year, each member nominates artists to join the platform, who then gain access to a wide network of professionals, markets and audiences increasing their commercial opportunities. Selected artists are offered access to tutoring sessions, lectures, workshops and curated exhibitions organized by the FUTURES platform.

Since joining the FUTURES platform in 2022, we are working towards offering wider networking opportunities presented by the FUTURES network to artists from the Baltic region. In the previous year, ISSP nominated Kristīne Krauze-Slucka (LV), Konstantīns Žukovs (LV), Sergey Melnitchenko (UR), and Kristina Õllek (EE), who together with ISSP curator Iveta Gabaliņa joined the annual FUTURES event in Turin, Italy in November.

This year ISSP nominated 5 artists to join the FUTURES platform – Reinis Hofmanis (LV), Zane Priede (LV), Jurģis Peters (LV), Cloe Jancis (EE), and Ieva Baltaduonytė (LT).

Reinis Hofmanis is a Latvian artist and photographer. He studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover, Germany, and obtained a master's degree from the Visual Communication Department of the Art Academy of Latvia. The artist’s works are characterized by a socio-anthropological point of view, which manifests in an interest in typifying different groups of society, their behavioral patterns and effect on the surrounding environment.

Zane Priede is a self-taught still life photographer based in Riga, Latvia, with a background in design and a passion for photography. She has graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Zane creates imaginary and surreal scenes from everyday objects, infusing them with fantasy. Her deep fascination with architecture and design can be seen in her approach to constructing scenes with small-scale objects. Additionally, her interests in science, biology, and psychology are evident in her visual explorations, adding a playful approach to storytelling.

Jurģis Peters is a new media artist currently based in Riga, Latvia. He is mainly interested in visual explorations of the impact and consequences of various advances in technology. One of the main focuses of his work is Artificial Intelligence (AI) both as a medium and as a conceptual basis. Having a strong background in technologies and the IT industry, Jurģis often writes his own algorithms and tools. Jurģis has graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia with an MA in Audiovisual Arts, and from the University of Birmingham (UK) with an MSc in Cyber Security and BSc in Digital Media Technology.

Cloe Jancis is an  Estonian artist working in the media of photography, video, drawing and installation. She graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a bachelor’s degree in photography (2018) and is currently studying in the master’s programme of the Faculty of Liberal Arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Jancis is fascinated by the social image, everyday roles of women and the myths, expectations and feelings related to these. In recent years, she has focused on objects and rituals associated with performing femininity.

Ieva Baltaduonytė is an emerging Lithuanian lens-based artist. She holds a BA in Photography from the Dublin Institute of Technology. Informed by her own personal experience of migration, her work engages with topics and issues relating to migratory culture. Ieva is preoccupied with revealing personal and collective narratives where trauma, identity and memory encourage a deeper engagement with cross-cultural dialogue. By using photography for both personal expression and to foster a critical dialogue with contemporary society, she invites the viewer to participate in societal debates, foregrounding human experiences, and exposing what is otherwise obscured or ignored.

Artist Talk: Kat Bawden, Martyna Benedyka, Francesco Villa

We invite you to meet current ISSP artists in residence - Kat Bawden, Martyna Benedyka and Francesco Villa on Wednesday, 26th June at 19.00!  They will talk about their art practices and ways of exploring different paths in photography and visual art, as well as show some of their work done in Riga during the last month. Welcome!

FUTURES: Ties That Bind - Selected Artists

FUTURES have announced the selected artists of the 2024 travel exhibition 'Ties That Bind'! Meet the artists: Ihar Hancharuk, Sasha Chaika, Angyvir Padilla, Jan Durina, Dev Dhunsi, Luna Mahoux, Sheung Yiu, and Donja Nasseri.

ISSP ielūdz uz fotogrāfu sarunu vakaru par deviņdesmitajiem

17. jūnijā plkst. 18.00 ISSP telpās, Berga Bazārā norisināsies fotogrāfu sarunu vakars par deviņdesmitajos gados pieredzēto ar Māru Brašmani, Gvido Kajonu, Mārtiņu Krūmiņu un Andri Zēgneru. Saruna notiek kontekstā ar ISSP Galerijā skatāmo izstādi "Mūsdienu fotogrāfijas vēstures I", kas ir daļa no Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles 2024 programmas.

Tokijā atklāta Baltijas valstu fotogrāfijas izstāde

27. maijā prestižajā Spiral mākslas centrā Tokijā tika atklāta Baltijas fotogrāfijas izstāde HUMAN BALTIC. Izstāde piedāvā humānistiskās fotogrāfijas kolekciju no trīs Baltijas valstu dārgumu krātuves no 1960. līdz 1990. gadiem, ieskaitot Latvijas fotogrāfu Andreja Granta, Aivara Liepiņa, Gvido Kajona, Gunāra Bindes, Zentas Dzividzinskas un Māras Brašmanes darbus.  

ISSP Skolas absolventu izstāde: Sapņu koordinātas

Ielūdzam uz ISSP Skolas divu gadu programmas "Attīstot fotogrāfijas valodu" 2022./2024. gada absolventu izstādi “Sapņu koordinātas”! Atklāšanas pasākums notiks 30. maijā plkst.18.00! Izstāde skatāma līdz 20. jūnijam ISSP Skolas pop-up galerijā Berga Bazārā, Elizabetes ielā 83, Rīgā.

Artist Talk: Aga Młyńczak, Anastasiia Nurullina

On Wednesday, 29th May at 19.00 at Bolderāja we invite you to meet current ISSP artists in residence Aga Młyńczak and Anastasiia Nurullina, who will talk about their art practice and what they have been working on during their residency in Riga in the past month!

ISSP Skolas studentu performatīvā izstāde: Pielaiko laulību

ISSP Skolas 1. kursa studenti laikā no 21. līdz 30. maijam rīkos performatīvu foto izstādi “Pielaiko laulību”, kuras ietvaros Rīgā, Avotu ielā 34, visiem interesentiem būs iespēja “pielaikot laulību”, fotogrāfējoties tradicionālajā laulību simbolā – baltajā kāzu kleitā. Atklāšanas pasākums notiks 21.maijā plkst.18.00!

Kristīne Krauze-Slucka (ar Inas Stūres arhīvu), Agate Tūna: "Mūsdienu fotogrāfijas vēstures I"

No 17. maija – 27. jūnijam ISSP Galerijā Rīgas Fotogrāfijas biennāles ietvaros būs skatāma izstāde “Mūsdienu fotogrāfijas vēstures I“, kurā atspoguļotas vairāku mākslinieku versijas un interpretācijas par vietējās fotogrāfijas vēstures rakstīšanas procesiem.  Izstādes atklāšana notiks 16. maijā plkst. 18.00.

From May 17 to June 27, the exhibition "Contemporary Histories of Photography I" launches a two-part exhibition series at the ISSP Gallery as part of the Riga Photography Biennial, bringing together several artists' perspectives and interpretations on the process of writing a local history of photography. The opening of the exhibition will take place on May 16 at 18.00.

Ģimeņu diena ISSP Galerijā

Lai tuvāk iepazītu Rūtas Kalmukas izstādē "Saiknes" aplūkotās tēmas, ISSP ielūdz uz ģimeņu dienu, kas aptver visa veida ģimenes un cilvēkus, ar kuriem ir vēlme būt kopā un iesaistīties radošās aktivitātēs. Tā būs iespēja piedalīties fotodarbnīcā ar izstādes fotogrāfi Rūtu Kalmuku un mākslinieci Līvu Veiguri, veidojot paliekošus tuvinieku portretus ar fotokameru.

Artist Talk: Luise Schaller, Beatrice Ventura

Meet kuš! resident Luise Schaller and ISSP resident Beatrice Ventura on Wednesday, April 24 at Bolderaja! They will talk about their art and practices in the field of comics and photography.

Profesionālā meistarklase: Portrets kā glezna

Meistarklasē Klinta Kalneja dalīsies ar savu īpašo pieeju portretu fotogrāfijai, uztverot fotosesijas kā intīmu procesu portretējamā būtības atklāšanai un iedvesmojoties no glezniecības un simboliskiem tēliem. Cik dažādi mēdz būt cilvēka daba, ķermenis un dvēsele, tik dažādi modeļi atdzimst un pārtop Klintas fotokameras priekšā, portretējamajam tēlam savijoties ar klasiskajiem motīviem.

Profesionālā meistarklase: ABC of Food Photography

Piesakies profesionālajai meistarklasei, kurā pieredzējusi pārtikas un produktu fotogrāfe Anastasija Nurullina sniegs vispārēju ieskatu par ēdienu fotografēšanas specifiku un darba gaitu, lai palīdzētu dalībniekiem radīt savu personīgo pieeju ēdienu un dažādu pārtikas produktu fotogafēšanai! Meistarklases sāksies ar ieskatu iespējamos stila virzienos un tehniskajos pamatprincipos pārtikas un ēdamu priekšmetu fotografēšanā, iedvesmojoties no Annas un citu izcilu fotogrāfu darbu izlases.