Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga
INDRIĶIS ĢELZIS, JETTE LOONA HERMANIS
Selected works from Indriķis Ģelzis’ most recent solo exhibition Watery Day’s Eye on view at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre from August 25 to October 10, 2023.
Indriķis Ģelzis lives and works in Rīga, Latvia. Ģelzis holds an MA in Visual Communication from the Art Academy of Latvia (Rīga, LV) and a Post-Graduate degree from HISK – Higher Institute for Fine Arts (Ghent, BE). Selected solo and two-person shows: VAGABOND / A Place Hard to Place, Jenny’s (New York, 2022); Yawn holding Fields, Tatjana Pieters (Ghent, 2022); Figure of Everything, Castor (London, 2020); Pause for the Cause, CINNAMON (Rotterdam, 2019); TABLEAU, ASHES/ASHES (New York, 2019). Recent group exhibitions: The 4 Gate Connection, Tatjana Pieters (Ghent, 2020); Doors of Paradise, Union Pacific (London, 2018); Superposition, Joshua Liner Gallery (New York, 2018). His works are featured in the collections of the Latvian National Museum of Art; Museum of Recent Art / Romania; S.M.A.K. The Municipal Museum of Contemporary / Belgium; The Lewben Art Foundation / Lithuania; CELINE ART PROJECT / FRANCE; Paul Thiers Collection / Belgium; Alain Servais Family Collection / Belgium; Antoine De Werd Collection / The Netherlands; Tanguy Van De Weghe Collection / Belgium; Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection / Belgium; Wang Jianlin Collection / China; Colin Fernandes Collection / US; Zuzāns Private Collection / Latvia.
Performance by Jette Loona Hermanis
October 13: 5-6 pm
October 15: 5-6 pm
The piece revolves around the entity Endling, who is essentially the last mortal of their species; a single living being that is the last survivor of its species or subspecies, and whose death consequently means the extinction of that species or subspecies. They express solitude and thirst for another half, rendering surreal situations in an apocalyptic environment that delusionally would satisfy their longings.
Jette Loona Hermanis, pulsing Baltic blood, is a performance artist, choreographer, and performer, born in 1997. After finishing her studies in SNDO Choreography in Amsterdam, she has since been based in Tallinn and Riga. She received the Estonian Theatre Prize Dance Award 2022 with Johhan Rosenberg for their work Eden Detail. Her work often animates the body through a digital veil.
Kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Rīga) focuses on ideas, gestures, textures and interventions. From the face of a well-trained chameleon to a cadavre exquis, from a landfill, a laboratory, and a lighthouse to a hybrid organism. Founded in 2009, Kim? actively participates in shaping the art discourse in Latvia, the Baltics and internationally through an extensive exhibition and public program, international collaborations and publications.