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Latvia

Anna Zandberga-Šenke

Artist Summary

I record time, ask questions, look for answers, get angry, rejoice, grieve, wander, climb my endless mountain. Where do we come from and where are we going? The Eternal Question...

In my search for an answer, I descended into the deepest and darkest depths of my soul, seeing what I would not want to see. But, there it is... I flew as high as my mind could. It all stays in my art like a footprint.
Any painting is just one, another step on my personal mountain. I do not know where the tip of the head is, but I keep climbing, keep searching...

Self – employed artist.

MEDIA Icon painting, graphics, oil painting, poetry.

MEMBERSHIP
Iconographers Union, Latvia, since 2012.
Etching Guild, Latvia, since 2014
Corporation of Riga Profesional artists, Latvia, since 2014
2013-2019 Co-owner of the Icon painting studio ELEUSA.

LANGUAGES

Latvian - native.
English, Russian - fluently.

EDUCATION

2010 Bachelor's degree in Art. Latvian Christian Academy, Bible's Art Department. Jurmala, Latvia.

MY WORKS ARE IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS AND CHURCHES IN:

Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Italy, Mexico, Georgia, Russia, Belgium, Germany, USA, Greece, Australia, Japan, Finland, Poland, Netherlands.
PUBLICATIONS
Art catalog: 3rd International painting competition exhibition "Marīna 2021. ME AND THE SEA". - Jurmala City Museum, 2021.
Art catalog: 2nd International painting competition exhibition "Marīna 2019". - Jurmala City Museum, 2019.
Art catalog: INTERPARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY ON ORTHODOXY. - 2018-2019.
Art catalog: STRONG WATER. Etching Art Guild-5. - Daugavpils Marka Rotko centrs, 2016
Magazine of Liepaja writers and creative musicians HELIKONS. September 2005, 2(10). Poetry. Page 17.
BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

Zandberga Zoja. Dzeja. - Liepāja: LiePa, 2021. - Pages 184.
Antonova Sarma. Atmiņas pečvorka stilā. - Sarma Antonova, 2016. - Pages 122., 186.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

22.12.2021.- January, 2022. Small Christmas Exhibition. Kemeri Library. Tukuma str.20, Jurmala, LATVIA.
05.09. -25.09.2020. "GRAPHICS.2005-2020". Tattoo Art Gallery. Stabu street 44, Riga, Latvia.
04.08. -24.08.2018. "Singularitāte". Tattoo Art Gallery. Stabu street 44, Riga, Latvia.
01.09.-30.09.2017. "Anna". Artgallery "Art studio No.1", Riga, Avotu 32. LATVIA.
ARTIST'S GROUPS EXHIBITIONS

I have been participating in group exhibitions since 2012.

06.05.-12.06.2022. Latvian Artists' Union annual visual art exhibition "ART DAYS 2022. WAR. UKRAINE". Latvian Artists' Union art gallery, 11.novembra krastmala 35, Riga, Latvia.
14.04.-31.05.2022. Exhibition of Ukrainian and Latvian artists WAR and PIECE. Contemporary Art Gallery "bazar't". Trade center MOLS, Krasta street 46, Riga, Latvia.
07.01.-27.02.2022. Participation in the icon exhibition "ICONS" of the Iconographers Union in the Liepaja Museum. Kūrmājas prospekts 16/18, Liepāja, Latvia.
16.11.-11.12.2021. Participation in the Contemporary Art exhibition - contest "JĀ/NEatkarība 2021". Bulduri Exhibition House. Muižas street 6, Bulduri, Jurmala, Latvia.
From July 29, 2021 - 2021. Participation in the graphics exhibition of the Etching Guild in Tingere, LATVIA.
05.08.2021.-05.09.2021. Participation in the International art project "Saints of the United Church", organozed by ARTOS - contemporary Christian art and culture, Moscow, Russia. Exhibition place: Art gallery "Elcin Centr" (Ельцин Центр), Ekaterinburg, B.Elcin street 3.
09.07.2021.-29.08.2021. Participation in the 3 International SEA-THEMED BIENNALE - "Marīna 2021", competition exhibition of painting in Latvia, in the City Museum of Jurmala, Latvia.
01.12.2020.-October, 2021.Participation in the graphics exhibition of the Etching Guild. Elkor Giftshop Art Gallery, Brīvības bulvāris 19, Riga, Latvia.
07.12.2020.-07.03.2021.Participation in the graphics exhibition of the Etching Guild. JOKER KLUBS. Katrinas str.12. Riga, Latvia.
10.12.2020.-15.01.2021. Participation in the International Contemporary art exhibition "TOMORROW STARTS TODAY". Art gallery "Art Pegazs", Riga, Latvia.
27.11.2020.-10.01.2021. Participation in the annual art exhibition, virtual art exhibition "AUTUMN 2020. Artist's Union of Latvia. Riga, Latvia.
11.11.-11.12.2020. Participation in the Contemporary Art exhibition - contest "JĀ/NEatkarība 2020". Jurmala City Council. Jomas street 1/5, Jurmala, Latvia.
20.08.2020.-09.10.2020. Participation in the exhibition "Non-material Art. BAUHAUS/VKHUTEMAS-100" of the group of artists. Elkor Giftshop Art Gallery, Brīvības bulvāris 19, Riga, Latvia.
29.05.2020.-12.07.2020. Participation in the icon exhibition "DEISUS" of the Iconographers Union in the Kuldiga Artists' residence in Kuldiga city. Pils str.2, Kuldiga, Latvia.
20.04-31.05.2020. Participation in the virtual visual art exhibition "ART DAYS 2020. COVID-19" organized by the Artists' Union of Latvia.
15.11.2019.-05.01.2020. Participation in the annual art exhibition "AUTUMN 2019" at the Artists' Union of Latvia. Riga, 11.Novembra krastmala 35.
19.07.-01.09.2019. Participation in the 2nd International SEA-THEMED BIENNALE - "Marīna 2019", competition exhibition of painting in Latvia, in the City Museum of Jurmala, Latvia.
09.11.2018.-06.01.2019. Participation in the annual art exhibition "AUTUMN.100" at the Artists' Union of Latvia. Riga, 11.Novembra krastmala 35.
November 30 December 14, 2018. Participation in the painting and graphics exhibition. The exposition consists of works by various nationality artists and is devoted to the rememberance of the tragic events of the beginning of the 1941 Riga ghetto's liquidation. Synagogue of Riga, Peitavas street 6/8.
25.06.-22.07.2018. Participation in the icon exhibition at the Byzantine and Christian Museum together with all finalists of International Icon painting competition. Athens, Greece.
05.07.-27.09.2018. Participation in the icon exhibition of the Iconographers Union in Association of Latvian National Culture Societes named of Ita Kozakēviča. Riga, Latvia.
13.05.-04.06.2018. Participation in the icon and ornaments exhibition of the artists of Iconographers Union and students of the studio ELEUSA in Katholic church in Plavinas, Latvia.
15.04.-22.04.2018. Participation in the icon exhibition of the artists group of Iconographers Union in the St.Apostle and Evangelist Mathew orthodox church in Leuven, Belgium.
07.03.-02.04.2018. Participation in the ornament exhibition of the teachers and students of the studio ELEUSA in the Museum of Sacred Affairs of the Holy Family in the oldtown of Riga, Klostera street 5.
25.01.-15.02.2018. Participation in the icon exhibition of the artists group of Iconographers Unionb in the salon HIMENEJS, in Riga, Baznicas street 7.
21.12.2017.-20.02.2018. Participation in the International art project "Saints of the United Church", organozed by ARTOS - contemporary Christian art and culture, Moscow, Russia. First Exhibition: Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk.
24.11.2017.-07.01.2018. Participation in the exhibition "AUTUMN 2017. ARTISTS' HOUSE", Gallery of the Union of Latvian Artists, Rīga, 11.Novembra kratsmala street 35.
15.11.2017. - 17.01.2018. Graphics art exhibition of Etching Guild artists "99.WINTER" (99.ZIEMA). Jurmala Culture Center.
05.04.-24.05.2017. Exhibition of the artists group of Iconographers Union: "Contemporary icons from Latvia". Chapellepour l'Europe-Chapel for Europe. 22, Rue Van Maerlant, 1040 Brussels (metro Maelbeek).
07.04.-04.05.2017. Participation in the graphics exhibition in the art gallery "Art studio No.1" in Riga.
21.-17.11.2016. Participation in the Riga Art Fair 2016 event as part of the Etching Guild. Riga, Latvia.
26.10.-01.11.2016. Graphics exhibition organized in frame of Swedish days in Latvia, at the concert hall "Great Amber" in Liepaja. The exhibition is organized by support of the Swedish embassy in Latvia.
16.10.-23.10.2016. Participation in the icon exhibition of the artists group of Iconographers Union in the St.Apostle and Evangelist Mathew church in Leuven, Belgium.
28.09.-16.10.2016. International printmaking exhibition "TRANSITION", Jurmala City Museum.
06.05.2016.-05.06.2016. Graphics exhibition organized in frame of Swedish days in Latvia, at the City Art Museum of Jurmala, Latvia. The exhibition is organized by support of Swedish embassy in Latvia.
15.04.2016.-05.05.2016. Participation in the art exhibition "Art Days 2016. Self-portrait. Identity". Latvian Artists Union, Riga, 11.Novembra krastmala 35, Latvia.
28.11.2015.-10.01.2016. Participation in the icon and ornaments exhibition "Terra Mariana" of the artists group of Iconographers Union and students of studio Eleusa in Bauska City Museum, Latvia.
17.11.2015.-17.01.2016. Participation in the International Graphics Art Exhibition "STRONG WATER. Etching Art Guild - 5 years" in Daugavpils Mark Rotho Art Centre, Latvia.
07.12.2014. Participation in the art exhibition "Wooden Riga" (wooden building) at the Wooden building renovation centre "Koka Rīga".
21.12.2014.-12.01.2015. Participation in the icon exhibition "Great Fiests" of the artists group of Iconographers Union in Riga Cathedral, Latvia.
04.12.2014.-04.01.2015. Participation in the International Graphics Art Exhibition "Skala C3" at the City Art Museum of Jurmala, Latvia.
29.11.-29.12.2013. Participation at the international graphic art exhibition "Strong Water-4" at the City Art Museum of Jurmala, Latvia.
25.07.-10.09.2013. Participation in the graphics exhibition "My littl' ship was so great!" at the Academic Library of the University of Latvia, organized in framework of the "Tall Ships Races 2013" - Riga.
16.06.-18.08.2013. Participation in the icon exhibition of the artists group of Iconographers Union in Nykoping St.Nicholas Lutheran Church, Sweden.
26.11.-17.12.2012. Participation in the icon exhibition of the artists group in Riga Central Library, Plavnieku branch premises.
17.08.-08.09.2012. Participation in the icon exhibition of the artists group in Riga, "RĪGAS TĀLERS" graphics galery, the Latvian Artists Union.
12-13 May, 2012. Participation in the icon exhibition of the artists group in Italy, (Cagliari, Sardinia), Quartu Sant'Elena, within the Annual Outdoor Art festival "monumentiaperti 2012", Chiesa Ortodossa San Giuda Taddeo Apostolo church.

OPEN ART WORKSHOPS

I have been participating in group exhibitions since 2009.

12.09.2018. Open art workshop, organized in framework of a "Poetry Day 2018" in the Kemeru Library. Jurmala, Latvia.
29.09. 2017. My open art workhop of graphics, Riga, the Latvian Artists Union.
09.09.2017. Participation in the contemporary art forum "White night 2017" in the workshop of etching. The Latvian Artists Union, Riga, Latvia.
21.05.2016. Participation in open workshop of graphics organized in framework of "Museum at Night 2016" at the City Art Museum of Jurmala, Latvia.
16.05.2015. Participation in open workshop of graphics "Flowers for Aspazija", organized in a framework of the "Museum Night 2015" at the City Art Museum of Jurmala, Latvia.
06.09.2014. Open art workshop organized in framework of a "White night 2014" in the workshop Eleusa, Riga, Latvia.
17.05.2014. Participation in open workshops of graphics organized in a framework of the "Museum at Night 2014" at the City Art Museum of Jurmala, Latvia.
18.05.2013. Participation in open workshops of graphics organized in a framework of the "Museum at Night 2013", at the City Art Museum of Jurmala, Latvia.
08.09.2012. Participation in open workshops of graphics organized in a framework of the "White night 2012". The Latvian Artists Union.
27-28 June, 2009. Participation in open workshops of graphics "6 seconds before..." organized in a framework of the Art days, Riga, the Latvian Artists Union.

ART PROJECTS IN LATVIA

15 October, 2015. Trade center ALFA in Riga, Latvia. Participation an art charity campaign to support women with breast cancer.
10,17,24,31 October, 2015. Participation in open workshop of graphics organized in framework of the "Year of Rainis and Aspazija" at the City Art Museum of Jurmala, Latvia.
13,14,20,21,27 June, 2015. Participation in open workshop of graphics organized in framework of the "Year of Rainis and Aspazija" at the City Art Museum of Jurmala, Latvia.

ART PROJECTS OUTSIDE LATVIA

13.12.-23.12.2013. Solo icon exhibition in Tallinn, Estonia within the Art project "Trialogos 2013"
08.12.2012. Participation at the International Conference "TriaLogos 2012" Winter Session, European Thinking Session, in Estonia, Tallinn, where the Blessing of the Icons Saints and Nature took place within its framework.

PROCESS ART PROJECTS OUTSIDE LATVIA

Since 2017. I participating in th International Art project "Saints of the United Church" organized by ARTOS - contemporary Christian art and culture (Moscow, Russia). The first exhibition of the project took place from 20.12.2017.-20.02.2018. in the National Art Museum of the Rebublic of Belarus.
ART FORUMS OUTSIDE LATVIA

26.09.-01.10.2017. Participation in the "Art Geography" World Forum of Arts, Moscow, Russia.
17.10.-19.10.2013. Participation at the "Parallax Art Fair 8", Chelsea Town Hall, King's Road in London, Great Britain.

ART SYMPOSIUMS OUTSIDE LATVIA
13 - 19 April 2019. I took part in the Icon-painting symposium at Orthodox Academy of Crete, Greece.
ART CONTESTS IN LATVIA

16.11.-11.12.2021. Contemporary Art Contest "JĀ/NEatkarība 2021". Bulduri Exhibition House. Muižas street 6. Bulduri, Jurmala, Latvia.
09.07.-29.08.2021. 3rd International sea-themed painting competition "Marīna 2021". City Art Museum of Jurmala, Tirgoņu 29. Latvia.
10.12.2020.-15.01.2021. International art contest "Tomorrow starts today". Art gallery "Art Pegazs". Rūpniecības str.18, Riga, Latvia.
11.11.-11.12.2020. Participation in the Contemporary Art competition "JĀ/NEatkarība 2020". Jurmala City Council. Jomas str.1/5, Jurmala, Latvia.
19.07.-01.09.2019. 2nd International sea-themed painting competition "Marīna 2019". City Art Museum of Jurmala. Tirgoņu 29. Latvia.

ART CONTESTS OUTSIDE LATVIA

17-26.2021. International art competition "ORTHODOX ARTS FESTIVAL 2021".
2018. International Icon Painting competition in Athens, Greece.

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