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  1. SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2017      "SEASON 1 -> EPISODES" Šiauliai Art Gallery, Lithuania

    2016       “STRANGE ATTRACTORS” Gallery NOASS, Riga, Latvia

                   “DIVI” Gallery Pop Up, 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

    2017    Blocker, gallery ALMA, Riga, Latvia

    Saknes – Galotnes, Riga Art Space INTRO hall, Riga, Latvia

    Grafika, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia

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

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

    2015        “Augusts” Daugavgrīvas fortress, Riga, Latvia

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

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

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

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

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

     “AŠ” Šiauliai University Art gallery, Šiauliai, Lithuania

    Early realism the Castle of Livonian Order, Ventspils, Latvia

    1st Kaunas International Printmaking Biennial “Culture Line” M. Žilinsko art gallery, Kaunas,

    Lithuania (catalogue)

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

    “Lēciens” Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

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

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

    “Connecting points” Popper magazine, Kaņepes Kultūras centrs, Riga, Latvia (catalogue)

    “GRAFIKA - S” Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia (catalogue)

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

    “Economics in Art”  Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK, Poland

    (curated by Monika Kozioł) (catalogue)

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

    “Where is printmaking?” Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland (catalogue)

    2012        “Idea Process Message” International Print Triennial – Krakow 2012,

    Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland (catalogue)

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

    Ferrol, Spain (catalogue)

    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)

    “By the Amber Sea” 1990 – 2010 Latvian National Museum of Art collection, exhibition

    hall Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia (catalogue)

    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)

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

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

    “Ars Baltica 2008” Szalcburg, Austria

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

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

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

    “Rudens 2006” Riga railway museum, Riga, Latvia

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

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

    “Exhibition” in Riga Design and Art school, Riga, Latvia

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

    “Rokraksti” Art Academy of Latvia exhibition hall, Riga, Latvia

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

    “Navalis” gallery, Klaipeda, Lithuania

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

    “Kaliningrad – Kønigsberg 2005” VIII International Print biennial of the Baltic sea countries,

    Kalinigrad, Russia (catalogue)

    “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

    1995        Riga Children school of Arts, Riga, Latvia

    GRANTS AND AWARDS

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

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

                      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

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

     

    WORKSHOPS AND RESIDENCIES

    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

    Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

    2007       Klaipedos Kulturu Komunikaciju Centras, Klaipeda, Lithuania

    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

    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

     

    SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Print Media

    Grafika, exhibition catalogue, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, 2017, pages 2 – 13

    Blocker zine, Popper Publishing, Riga, 2017, pages 130 – 138

    Maria Anna Potocka (director of MOCAK), “Economics in Art”exibition catalogue, MOCAK  - Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow, 2013, 126 – 127.

    Anne Heyvaert, “22 PMR Premio Internacional de Grafica Maximo Ramos” catalogue, Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol, 2012, pages 27-28. and 40 -41.

    Kristina Budryte – Geneviče “Hopes and Problems: What is “Culture Line” and where will it lead to?”

    Deima Žuklyte “Approach of Cultural Lines,” “1st Kaunas International Printmaking Biennial” catalogue,

    Lithuanian Artists’Association Kaunas Department, Kaunas, 2015,  pages 4, 7, 20 – 21, 26 – 27.

    Einara Taidre “For Love Not Money” 15th Tallinn Print Triennial catalogue, Tallinn, 2011, 77- 80.

    “Idea. Process. Message.” catalogue of International Print Triennial Krakow 2012, SMTG, Krakow, 2012, 165.

    The catalogue “8 Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois- Rivieres,”Quebec, 2013, 108- 111.

    “Where is Printmaking?In Search of New Meanings” catalogue, SMTG, Opole, 33.

    “ Graphically Extended” International Print Network catalogue, Horst Janssen Museum, Oldenburg, 2013, 72, 96.

    “Apothecary’s Notes” catalogue of 3rd International Latgale Grapic Art Symposium, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art

    Centre, Daugavpils, 2015, cover, 3-4, 6-7.

    Sebastian Dudzik, “Identity and Tradition of Graphic Arts,” “6th International Graphic Triennial Color in graphic

    art,” ARTiS Poligrafia, Torun, 2009, pages 6, 10, 28.

    Martin Rehkopp “Druckgrafik Munsterlandfestival part 4,”catalogue,  Edition & Verlag Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, 2008, 6 -13.

    Amy Bryzgel “Beyond Borders: Contemporary Baltic Art in Paris,” Baltic Outlook, Riga, October 2008, 54 -58.

    “Latvia, WOW!” “Imago Mundi” Luciano Benetton Collection, Fabrica, Italy, 2014, 76 – 77.

    Anita Vanaga “Graphics and text,” “The 9th Baltic States biennale of Graphic Art “Kaliningrad Koenigsberg

    2008” catalogue, Kaliningrad, 2008, pages 56, 59, 184.

    Rasa Jansone “Iekšā pagātnē,” Rīgas Laiks, Riga, December 2013, 72.

    Stella Pelše “Nostaļģiskie vingrinājumi” Diena, October 3 2013, 22.

    “Survival k(n)it” exhibition catalogue, Latvian Centre of Contemporary Art, Riga, September 2015, 8.

    “Metabolism” exhibition catalogue, Neputns, Riga, 2009, 14 – 15.

    Zine “Connecting points,” Popper publishing, Riga, 2014, 42 – 43.

    Vaiva Kovieraite, “Graphics from Different Perspective,” Šiauliai University, Šiauliai, December 2015, 18 – 20.

    “By the Amber Sea” Latvian National Art Museum collection (1990 – 2010) catalogue, MAPF, Riga, 2011, 126.

    Santa Mičule “Context and Point of Reference,” Studija, 95/2014, April/May, 24 – 25.

    “VIII Biennial of Graphics of the Baltic countries “Kaliningrad – Koenigsberg 2005” catalogue, Pictorica publishing, Kaliningrad, 2005, 66.

    “Maapagu/inExile. Tallina XIII graafikatriennaal” catalogue, Tallinn, 2004, 116.

    “Now Art Now Future. Print,” catalogue of Graphic’s Art Project, Kaunas, 2005, 42.

    “Now Art Now Future. Freedom,” Now Art Now Future Biennial, Kaunas, 2006, pages 3, 6, 22.

     

    Online Periodicals

    Anne Heyvaert, “22 PMR Premio Internacional de Grafica Maximo Ramos” catalogue, 2012.

    http://www.centrotorrenteballester.com/ctb_web/22-pmr/

    Tallinn 5th Drawing Triennial, official web site, October 2015.

    http://tallinndrawingtriennial.ee/2015-osalejad-participants/2015-tallinna-kunstihoone-tallinna-art-hall/liena-bondare-latvia/

    “Economics in Art,” Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, 2012.  

    https://en.mocak.pl/economics-in-art-eng

    Imago Mundi, online Collection of Luciano Benetton, 2014.

    http://www.imagomundiart.com/artworks/liena-bondare-blood-b-rh-pos

    “Ekonomia w sztuce w Mocaku,” Szum, 20.07.2013.

    http://magazynszum.pl/do-zobaczenia/ekonomia-w-sztuce-w-mocaku

    Rasa Jansone, “Iekšā pagātnē,” Rīgas Laiks, December 2013.

     http://rigaslaiks.lv/agora/ieksa-pagatne/

    Survival K(n)it 7, art festival webpage, 2015.

    http://www.survivalkit.lv/en/artists/

    Aiga Dzalbe “Niekošanās un citas mākslas stratēģijas,” Punctum, 18/09/2015. http://www.punctummagazine.lv/2015/09/18/niekosanas-un-citas-makslas-strategijas/

    Laura Prikule “Levitācija ar cepamo lāpstiņu rokā,” Arterritory, 20/09/2015.

    http://arterritory.com/lv/teksti/recenzijas/5032-levitacija_ar_cepamo_lapstinu_roka/

    “Cóż ma wspólnego hajs i sztuka? - "Ekonomia w sztuce", MOCAK,” Szczypta Kultury, 2013.

    http://szczypta-kultury.blogspot.com/2013/09/ekonomia-w-sztuce.html

    MOCAK Muzeum Sztuki Wspólczesnej w Krakowie, Krakow Zaprasza, 2013.

    http://www.lsp.zaprasza.net/wydarzenia/Wydarzenie_biz.php?event_id=198

    Anna Potocka Where is printmaking? In search of news meanings,Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesnej, 2013.

    http://www.galeriaopole.pl/en/where-printmaking-in-search-news-meanings?page=2

    Tallen Hacikyan “The Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois Rivieres” July 17, 2013.

    http://talleen.unblog.fr/2013/07/17/the-8th-biennale-internationale-d%e2%80%99estampe-contemporaine-de-trois-rivieres/

    „ILLUSION OF INCLUSION / INCLUSION OF ILLUSION“ gallery „Vartai,“ Art news.lt, 2010.

    http://www.artnews.lt/fotovideo-reportazas-is-parodos-%E2%80%9Eillusion-of-inclusion%E2%80%9C-galerijoje-%E2%80%9Evartai%E2%80%9C-5723

     

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

    2006 – 2007                          Main Curator of  the Exhibitions, RDMV, Riga, Latvia

     

    PRESENTATIONS/ARTIST TALKS

    2017    Jury member and presentation about Contemporary Printmaking in Latvia during International Kaunas Printmaking biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania, May 4

    2015        Member of Jury in State Drawing Competition for Art schools of Latvia, National Culture Center of Latvia, Riga, LV, April 16 / 24 – 25.

    2015        press conference of “Survival k(n)it 7,” former building of National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, September 3.

    2015        “Graphics from Different Perspective” Screenprint Masterclass / Artist Presentation, Siauliai University Art Faculty, Šiauliai, Lithuania, October 4 – 7.

    2015        Lecture /Masterclass ”Chalk Art” Aloja Art School, Aloja, LV, June 12.

    2015        Lecture/ Presentation ”Chalk Drawing – Ecological Alternative for Sketching” Sigulda, LV, April 25.

    2015        Artist Presentation, Ventspils, Castle of Livonian Order, Ventspils, LV, May 6.

    2014        Artist Presentation, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, LV, October 10.

    2011         Late Breakfast with Artist” Artist Talk, Riga Art Space, Riga, LV, March 20.

    2012        “Late Breakfast” Artist Talk, Riga Art Space, Riga, LV, January 22.

    2010        Tradicionālie mēdiji laikmetīgajā mākslā” panel discussion, Riga Art Space, Riga, LV, http://www.lma.lv/?parent=1406   November 3.

    2007       IMPACT 5” Latvian Artist Portfolio Presentation, EAA, Tallinn, Estonia, October 20.

     

     

    CURATORIAL PROJECTS

    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

    “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

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

    "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

    "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

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

    “Now Art Now Future. Freedom” curator of the Latvian contribution,

    Vilnius/Kaunas/Klaipeda, Lithuania

    "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

     

    GALLERY AFFILLATION

    “Māksla XO” Gallery, Riga, Latvia

    “Pop up” Gallery, Riga, Latvia

     

    REFERENCES

    Māris Čačka, Art Director of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center,

    mob. +371 29114596, phone:  +371 65430246  e-mail: maris.cacka@daugavpils.lv

    Inga Šteimane, curator, art critic

    +371 29548719  e-mail: steimane.inga@gmail.com

    Liena Bondare was born in Alūksne, Latvia in 1980. She received her MFA and V.Purvītis grant for her diploma work from the Art Academy of Latvia in 2006. Till the date Liena had 7 solo exhibitions, including solo shows at gallery “Māksla XO” (2013), INTRO hall of Riga Art Space (2011) in Latvia and Kulturspiecher Dorenthe during Munsterlandfestival part4 (2008) in Germany, participated in numerous group exhibitions, residencies and projects in Latvia and abroad including shows at KUMU Art Museum in Tallinn (Estonia), Gallery Vartai in Vilnius (Lithuania), Novas Gallery in London (UK), Horst Janssen Museum in Oldenburg (Germany) Contemporary Art Gallery in Opole (Poland) and MOCAK –Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (Poland). Since 2004, Liena Bondare has participated in several international printmaking contests, including 13th  and 15th Tallinn Print triennial, International Print Triennial – Krakow 2012 and BIECTR in Quebec. In 2012, Liena received honorable mention from 22 Premio Internacional de Gráfica Máximo Ramos 2012” Centro Torrente Ballester in Spain for her work “Kunst >everyday nothing.”

    Liena Bondare was one of organizers and the main curator of Latvian part “Et nuit illumina la nuit” of the exhibition “EXPOSITION D’ART CONTEMPORAIN BALTE” in Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France (2008) and contemporary printmaking exhibition “Power and man” in Novas Gallery, London, UK (2006). Also curator of 12 other exhibition 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 Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium), Latvian National Museum of Art and Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center (Latvia).

    Liena Bondare lives and works in Riga, Latvia.