Exhibition “Difficult Pasts. Connected Worlds” Riga

The exhibition “Difficult Pasts. Connected Worlds” includes works by Aslan Ġoisum, Jaana Kokko, Quinsy Gario, Lia Dostlieva, Andrii Dostliev, Paulina Pukytė, Ülo Pikkov, Vika Eksta, Zuzanna Hertzberg. The stories of this exhibition bring together the difficult and often-silenced aspects of pasts including violent conflicts, painful losses and their long-term legacies. The difficult pasts addressed here… Continue reading Exhibition “Difficult Pasts. Connected Worlds” Riga

Symposium “Prisms of Silence” Tallinn

Symposium “Prisms of Silence” (21-22.02.2020) organized at Estonian Academy of Arts analysed how could we approach significant silences. Its focus is on the Second World war and the Soviet period silences, which we sought to tackle in order to understand contemporary social change. The symposium was organized by Margaret Tali and Ieva Astahovska. It constituted… Continue reading Symposium “Prisms of Silence” Tallinn

Symposium “Peripheral Narratives, Minority Identities” Groningen

On 24 January I presented my ongoing research in Groningen. I was been invited to contribute to the Symposium “Peripheral Narratives, Minority Identities” that took place as a part of the Winterschool “Stories to Live By: Narratives and Identity” program at the University of Groningen.

Doing research in Lithuania

From 7-19 January I will be in Lithuania, as a guest at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University doing research, meeting artists, curators and documentary filmmakers. I will return later in spring to give a talk about my work.

Summer School “Communicating Difficult Pasts”

I am excited to put together the program and organise the 6th Summer school of Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in collaboration with Ieva Astahovska for a group of 20 curators, artists and humanity scholars (2-7 August 2019) in Kuldīga, Latvia. The central theme of the program will be how violent pasts remain with us and… Continue reading Summer School “Communicating Difficult Pasts”

Doing things with words under neoliberalism

29-30 September together with art historian and curator Ieva Astahovska we were invited to hold a workshop in Riga in the framework of “Language: from Practice to Action” program curated by Maija Rudovska and Inga Lāce. The starting point for this workshop was the politics of language and the operation of competition in the cultural… Continue reading Doing things with words under neoliberalism

Producing Roma Feminist Art

Image Credits: Alexandra Horghidan, Del Duma/ Tell them about me! 2013. Theater play, Giuvlipen Theater Company, Bucharest I will give a talk at the launch event of D’EST network and video platform, and participate in a discussion about Producing Roma Feminist Art together with actress and playwright Mihaela Drăgan (Bucharest/Berlin) . For more, see here.

My book is published!

I am happy to share the news that my book “Absence and Difficult Knowledge in Contemporary Art Museums” was published in the beginning of 2018. I have been working on it for about 10 years. The book grows out of a feeling of discomfort about the ambiguity that exists in the art world when dealing… Continue reading My book is published!

Creating Your Own Voice

In 2015 inspired by the book “Revisiting Footnotes” presented in Riga,  Lelde Arnicāne interviewed me about my work on diversity politics in museums and art institutions. Under the title “Creating Your Own Voice” the interview was initially published in Latvian literary and arts magazine Punctum (Nov 2015). It’s English translation later appeared in Art Guide East (Jan… Continue reading Creating Your Own Voice