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  1. SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2019   “Echoes& Resonance” (duo with Paulis Liepa), MAINSITE Contemporary Art, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

    2018   “Season 2 – Episodes” LNMM arthall “Arsenāls” studio space, Riga, Latvia

    2017   "Season 1 -> Episodes" Šiauliai Art Gallery, Lithuania

    2016   “Strange Attractors” Gallery NOASS, Riga, Latvia

    2014   “101 Pill” Alberta street 11 – 1, Riga, Latvia

    2013   “White Spots”  Gallery “Māksla XO” Riga, Latvia

    2011    “Kunst > Everyday nothing”  INTRO hall of Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia (curator Inga Šteimane)

    2008    Munsterlandfestival part4, Kulturspiecher Dorenthe, Ibbenburen, Germany (catalogue)

    2007   “Parfume” (with Ivonna Zīle), Arthall Arsenāls studio, Riga, Latvia

    2006   “Paranoid’s diary” Egidijus Rudinskas Grafikos galereja, Kaunas, Lithuania

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2022    "Focalization" 2022 Beijing Winter Olypics, Beijing Art Academy museum, Beijing, China

    2022    "Focalization" 2022 Beijing Winter Olypics, China Printmaking museum, Guanlan, China

    2021    “Us and Them” mural painting, Nida, Lithuania           

    2020    “We Can Be Heroes,” Klaipeda Art Hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania

    2020    “Belt and Road,” China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, China

    2019    “The Flowing Visual Threshold” Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China

    2019    7th Guanlan International Printmaking biennial, China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, China

    2019    “Beauty” 3rd Kaunas Print biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania

    2019    “At a Distance” Kresge gallery Lyon College of Arts, Batesville, Arkanzas, USA

    2018    "Glass Mountain" Latvian National Library, Riga, Latvia

    2018    "100 Latvijas mākslā" Daugavpils Mark Rothko Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia

    2017    “Tribuna Graphic” Art Museum of Cluj Napoca, Cluj Napoca, Romania*

    2017    “Shut up!” Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

    2017    "Blocker," gallery ALMA, Riga, Latvia

    2017    "Grafika," Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia

    2016     8 Biennial International de Gravura do Douro, Museu do Douro, Regua, Portugal (catalogue)

    2016    Riga Zine Festival, Ģertrudes street theatre, Riga, Latvia (Zine)

    2015    “Augusts” Daugavgrīvas fortress, Riga, Latvia

    2015    “Survival k(n)it 7”  Contemporary Art Festival, Former Building of National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia 

    2015    "Imago Mundi," Fondazione Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy (catalogue)

    2015    5th Tallin Drawing Triennial “Black &White” Tallinn Art hall, Tallinn, Estonia

    2015    2nd Global print 2015, Cultural Center of Bragança City, Bragança, Portugal (catalogue)

    2015    1st Kaunas International Printmaking Biennial “Culture Line” Šiauliai Art Gallery, Lithuania

    2015   “AŠ” Šiauliai University Art gallery, Šiauliai, Lithuania

    2015    1st Kaunas International Printmaking Biennial “Culture Line” M. Žilinsko Art gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania 

    2015    “8 BIECTR SÉLECTION” Centre d’artistes Vaste et Vague, Carleton-sur-Mer, Quebec, Canada

    2014    “Apothecary notes” Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia (catalogue)

    2014    “8 BIECTR SÉLECTION” Galerie d’art Desjardins, Drummondville, Quebec, Canada

    2014    “Connecting points” Popper magazine, Kaņepes Kultūras centrs, Riga, Latvia

    2014    “GRAFIKA - S” Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia 

    2013    “Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières,” Quebec, Canada (catalogue)

    2013    “Economics in Art”  Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK, Poland (curated by Monika Kozioł) 

    2013    “Graphically Extended - International Print Network” Horst Janssen Museum, Oldenburg, Germany

    2013    “Where is printmaking?” Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland 

    2012    “Idea Process Message” International Print Triennial – Krakow 2012, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland 

    2012    “22 Premio Internacional de Gráfica Máximo Ramos 2012” Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol, Spain 

    2011    “Is it that he does not seek the truth, but does want to influence?” Latvian Contemporary and Today’s  Art, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia (curated by Inga Šteimane)

    2011    “By the Amber Sea” 1990 – 2010 Latvian National Museum of Art collection, exhibition hall Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia (catalogue)

    2011    15th Tallinn Print Triennial “For Love Not Money”  KUMU Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia (catalogue)

    2010     “Illusion of Inclusion” Vartai gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

    2009    “Metabolism” The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia (catalogue)

    2009    “Color in Graphic art” 6th international print triennial, Torun, Poland (catalogue)

    2008    “9th Baltic states biennial “Kaliningrad – Konigsberg 2008,”Kaliningrad, Russia (catalogue)

    2008    “Ars Baltica 2008” Szalcburg, Austria

    2008    “Vara un cilvēks 2” printmaking of 3 Baltic states, Latvian Artists Union gallery, Riga, Latvia

    2006    "Power and man”  Novas Gallery, London, UK

    2006    “Now Art Now Future. Freedom” Embassy of the Lithuania in Moscow, Russia

    2006    “Vielmaiņa” Karosta Gallery “K – Māksla?”, Liepāja, Latvia

    2006    “Now Art Now Future. Freedom” Artists Union Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (catalogue)

    2006    “Age of Paper. Latvian printmaking” Ebelingmuseum, Eskilstuna, Sweden

    2005    “Sürelis Varshkés” young artists 3 exhibitions' project, Klaipeda concerthall and hotel “Navalis” gallery, Klaipeda, Lithuania

    2005    “Now Art. Now Future. Print” Edsvik gallery, Stokholm, Sweden

    2005    “Kaliningrad – Kønigsberg 2005” VIII International Print biennial of the Baltic sea countries, Kalinigrad, Russia (catalogue)

    2005    “Now Art. Now Future” Klaipédos Dailés Parody Rümai, Klaipeda, Lithuania(catalogue)

    2004    13th Tallinn Print triennial “In Exile” Rottermann’s Salt Storage Art’s Centre, Tallinn, Estonia (catalogue)

     

    EDUCATION

    2006      MFA in Printmaking, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

    2004       BFA in Printmaking, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

    2000       Clothes designer diploma, Riga College of Applied Arts, Riga, Latvia

     

    GRANTS AND AWARDS

    2015    Diploma, 5th Tallinn Drawing Triennial “Black &White” Tallinn, Estonia

    2015    State Culture Capital Foundation (VKKF) grant, Riga, Latvia

    2015    III place, 1st Kaunas International Printmaking Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania

    2014    State Culture Capital Foundation (VKKF) grant, Riga, Latvia

    2013    State Culture Capital Foundation (VKKF) grant, Riga, Latvia

    2012    “22 Premio Internacional de Gráfica Máximo Ramos 2012” honorable mention, Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol, Spain

    2009 – 2005         State Culture Capital Foundation (VKKF) grants

    2008      Nordic Council of Ministers programme “Baltic Sleipnir” grant

    2007     Nordic Council of Ministers programme “Baltic Sleipnir” grant

    2006     Art Academy of Latvia V. Purvītis grant, Riga, Latvia

    2005    ‘’Now Art Now Future” diploma, Klaipeda, Lithuania

    2005    Art Academy of Latvia John Luke Winters (University of Mississippi) grant, Riga, Latvia

     

    WORKSHOPS AND RESIDENCIES

    2019    YAC, (10.10. - 30.11.), Tianjin, China

    2018    Guanlan Printmaking Base (04.09. - 11.11.), Guanlan, Shenzen, China

    2016    Non Toxic Printmaking, Alijo, Portugal

    2015    “Early realism” Ventspils city museum one week residency, Ventspils, Latvia

    2014    “III Latgale Graphic Art Symposium” Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center International Residence, Daugavpils, Latvia

    2013    “Headquarters” One Day Residence, Sigulda, Latvia

    2011    Leonardo da Vinci, Granada, Spain

    2008    Munsterlandfestival part4, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany

    2008    Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

    2007    Klaipedos Kulturu Komunikaciju Centras, Klaipeda, Lithuania

    2007    Grafikens hus, Mariefred, Sweden

     

    COMMISSIONS

    2014       CD cover design and web design for project “First Latvians on Mars” Riga, Latvia   

    2008       Graphic design for coin “90 – Latvian Republic” Bank of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

    2007       Graphic design for coin “Song festival” Bank of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

     

    COLLECTIONS

    Art Museum of Cluj Napoca, Cluj Napoca, Romania

    China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, Shenzhen, China

    Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia

    Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

    Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany

    Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

    Luciano Benetton Collection “Imago Mundi” Fondazione Benetton, Italy

     

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    2005 –present   Teacher of Drawing, Riga Design and Art school (RDMV), Riga, Latvia

    2020 - 2021      Guest lecturer, Vilnius Art Academy Kaunas Department, Kaunas, Lithuania    

    2006 – 2009     Lecturer of Screenprint, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

    2007 – 2011     Head of Drawing and Painting Department, RDMV, Riga, Latvia

      

    CURATORIAL PROJECTS

    2020    "Person and Time," Mark Rothko Daugavpils Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia

    2019    "Echoes & Resonance" Mainsite Contemporary, Norman, Oclahoma, USA

    2019     "Nuojauta" Dainius Trumpis solo show, Riga Art Space Intro hall, Riga, Latvia

    2018     "3 FREE" Contemporary Art from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Klaipeda Cultural Communication Centre exhibition hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania

    2016     “Back to Chaos” Printmaking In festival, co-curator, Riga, Latvia

    2008     “EXPOSITION D’ART CONTEMPORAIN BALTE”  curator of Latvian part “Et nuit illumina la nuit,” Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

    2008    “Vara un cilvēks 2” printmaking from 3 Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia), Latvian Artists Union gallery, Riga, Latvia

    2007     IMPACT 5, “The Seeing” an exhibitions of works by Ilmārs Blumbergs and Evelīna Deičmane, Niguliste church, Kallev Roomet gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

    2007    "Contemporary British and Latvian illustrations" Riga Design and Art school, Riga, LV

    2007    "Picnic" 3 exhibitions of design works by graduates of Riga Design and Art school, Cēsis art hall, Cēsis, Ventspils museum, Ventspils, Jūrmala City museum, Majori, Latvia

    2007    "Landscape in contemporary Latvian painting" collection of Latvian Artists Union museum, Riga Design and Art school, Latvia

    2006     “Power and man” co-curating Liga Kitchen, printmaking from 3 Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia), Novas Gallery, London, UK

    2006    "The man" exhibition of young artists, Riga Design and Art school, Riga, Latvia

    2006    “Now Art Now Future. Freedom” curator of the Latvian contribution, Vilnius/Kaunas/Klaipeda, Lithuania

    2006    "Exhibition" and film "Rise"presentation, Riga Design and Art school, Riga, Latvia

    2005    “Sūrelis Varshkés” exhibitions by young Latvian artists, Klaipeda, Lithuania: Concerthall, hotel ”Navalis” gallery and Cultural Communnication Center gallery

     

    Li Bond (Liena Bondare) was born in Alūksne in 1980. She has held 11 personal exhibitions, the most significant of which are: Season 2 - Episodes in LNMA ehxibition hall Arsenāls gallery(LV), Season 1 – Episodes in the Šiauliai Art Gallery, (LT) (2017) and Kulturspiecher Dorenthe Munsterlandfestival Part 4 (2008, DE). She has taken part in various projects, exhibitions and residences in Latvia and abroad, including YAC and Guanlan Printmaking Base residencies (China), Survival K(n)it 7 (LV), KUMU Art Museum (EE), Vartai Gallery (LT), Novas Gallery, London (UK), Opole Contemporary Art Gallery and MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow  (2012, PL), Art Museum of Cluj (RO) and others. She has taken part in international competitions: 13th and 15th Tallinn Print Triennials, International Print Triennial Krakow 2012 in Poland and 8 BIECTR in Quebec. She was the initiator and curator of the Latvian exposition 3 FREE in Klaipeda (2018, LT), Et nuit illumina la nuit in the exhibition Exposition d’Art Contemporain Balteat Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France (2008) and the exhibition of contemporary graphic art Power and Man in Novas Gallery, London, UK (2006) as well as 12 other exhibitions in Latvia and abroad.

    Since 2005 Bondare is the teacher of drawing in Riga School of Design and Art and from 2006 – 2009 she was lecturer of silkscreen in Art Academy of Latvia. Her works are in collection of China Printmaking museum (China), Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium), Latvian National Museum of Art and Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center (Latvia).

    Liena Bondare lives and works in Riga, Latvia.