Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, in collaboration with The Centre of Performing Arts Jūras vārti in Ventspils and artists Oļa Vasiļjeva and Kaspars Groševs, in its regional summer tour has created an exhibition (a tour-guide) for the missing ceiling. A scenographic installation of various objects, video and sound works will be on view in the entrance hall of the Centre of Performing Arts.
Oļa Vasiļjeva (1981) is a Latvian-born artist living and working in Amsterdam, Netherlands where she was nominated for the Prix de Rome. Vasiļjeva works with video, sculpture, music and texts. In her works there are references to crafting, music, subcultures and literature. Recent solo exhibitions include Jargot, New York, USA (2014) and Prix de Rome, de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013); Cinq à sept, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia (2013); OAOA Vestibule, Galerie van Gelder, Netherlands (2012), among others. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including What Were You Expecting, Mr. Milquetoast, a Plot?, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (2014); Fusiform Gyrus, Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2013); Material Information, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway (2012), among others. Vasiljeva is a founder and member of The Oceans Academy of Arts artist collective and the publisher of OAOA Magazine.
Kaspars Groševs (1983) works with drawings, sound, texts, and objects. Groševs has graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia, Department of Visual Communication. Solo exhibitions: 00:10:00:00 at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia (2013), I/O. Without Enemies at Kim? Contemporary art centre, Riga, Latvia (2011), H at Kaņepes culture centre, Riga, Latvia (2012). Group exhibitions: Vortex at Project Space Garage, Moscow, Russia (2014). In February 2013 he collaborated with Vivienne Griffin in performance for Cian McConn’s solo project Open Close Thing at Tintype gallery, London, UK. Groševs is contributing editor at Studija magazine, occasionally performs in experimental music concerts and rather infrequently hosts a show on Radio Naba. Co-creator and curator of Gallery 427.