Iveta Gabaliņa

2013 – 2016      Taik, Master in Photography, University of Art & Design, Helsinki, Finland
2006 – 2008      The arts institute at Bournemouth, BA in Photography 

work experience:
2017 – till now, curator of ISSP Gallery
2014 – exhibition “Contemporary Self Portraits”, Tabakas Fabrika, Riga, curator
2014 – till now, curator, ISSP
2013 – Contemporary Self Portraits, workshop together with Marge Monko Arts Academy of Tallinn, Narva, Estonia
2009 – ISSP Summer school tutor together with Alexander Gronsky
2008 – till now, board member of ISSP (International Summer School of Photography), founder and program director of ISSP Skola

solo exhibitions:

2018 “My hand is warmer than the Sun”, Careva contemporary, Riga, Latvia 
2018 “Somewher on disappearing path”, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, US
2017 “Sword Lilies” Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia
2017 “Sword Lilies” Kulturbank, Kjollerfjord, Norway
2017 “Sword Lilies” Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
2016 "Journey to the Nowhere"  Iveta Vaivode and Arturs Rinkis, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia
2015 and Emanuel Mathias, Goethe Institute Mexico, Mexico
2015 "Somewher on  disappearing path", CO Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2014 "Somewher on  disappearing path", Riga Photomonth 2014, Riga, Latvia
2011 “OPERA”, Galerija 21, Riga
2010 “Terminus – Iveta Vaivode & Alexander Gronsky”, Fotokvartals gallery, Riga

group exhibitions:

2019  “The Truth in Disquise”, Geste Paris, France

2019  “FotoTallinn Art Fair”, Tallinn, Estonia 

2017  “Circuit”, Helsinki, Finland
2017  “Fotofestiwal Lodz, 2017”, Lodz, Poland
2015  "Latvian Landscape", Šiauliai Art Gallery, Siauliai, Lithuania 
2015  Critical Mass,  Lishui International Photography Festival, China
  Daniel Seiffert and Iveta Vaivode " Retracing Memory",  Month of Photography Minsk, CECH Art Space, Minsk, Belarussia
2015  Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno,  Switzerland
2015  "Ex & Post - Eastern Europe under the lens",  Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington, Australia
2015  "Photo Festival Gent - 80 days of Summer ", Historische Huizen Gent, Gent, Belgium
2015  "Latvian Landscape"  Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia
2014  4th Edition Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore
2014  19th edition of Voices Off Festival,  Arles, France
2014  "C/O Talents 2013"  Cube, Deutsche Borse AG, Frankfurt, Germany
2014  4th Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism,  Hannover, Germany
2009  “Zeitgeist and the atmosphere of a place”, Riga Art Space, Latvia 
2008  “Is the medium the message?“, Andrejsala, Latvia
2008  “Freshfaced and wildeyed” – new graduates show, Photographers Gallery, London, UK
2007  Kaunas Photo07, Kaunas, Lithuania
2007  Le Salon Jeune Création Européenne
2007  Teatre de Montrouge, Montrouge, France
2007  “ellipsis” Fda show, London, UK
2007  “AOP Student Awards”, AOP Gallery, London, UK

selected bibliography: 
Latvian Landscape, published by  KultKom, Riga, Latvia, 2015
C/O Berlin Talents 31: Iveta Vaivode & Jule Hillgärtner, Somewhere on a disappearing path, Kehrer, German/English, 2014
Latvijas Fotogrāfijas gadagrāmata, September, 2013, Latvia
Purvitis Prize, 2012, Riga, Latvia

awards, grants:
2014  Photolucida, Critical Mass Top 50, finalist
2014  CDS Documentary Essay Prize for Photography, winner
2014  Leica Oskar Barnack Award, shortlisted
2014  Sony World Photography Awards, shortlisted for Lifestyle category
2013  Emerging photographers fund, runner up, Burn Magazine
2013  c/o Berlin Talents awards, Berlin
2008  “Nikon Discovery Awards 2008”, London, UK
2008  “PDN Photography Annual 2008”, New York


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