Jānis Avotiņš Latvian, b. 1981

Born 1981 in Latvia

Lives and works in Riga, Latvia

EDUCATION

2004

Paris Cité International des Arts

2002

Erasmus Exchange Program at the Manchester University, Fine Arts, United Kingdom

2001- 2002

Latvian Academy of Arts, (BA) Painting and Visual Communication

1999- 2003

Latvian Academy of Arts, (MA) Painting

1995- 1999

Janis Rozentals School of Fine Art, Latvia, (BA)

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Find a Point From Which To See And Yet Avoid The Glow, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

2018

Šventė, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania

Jānis Avotiņš, Vera Munro Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2016

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

2015

Jānis Avotiņš, IBID Projects, London Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, Germany

2013

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2012

New Works, Galerie Vera Munro, HamburgJānis Avotiņš, IBID Projects, London, United Kingdom

2011

Jānis Avotiņš, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

2010

Implicated, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jānis Avotiņš Trauma. New Works and Retrospection, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2009

Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

You, my word, as if it was me before a dark glade, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

2008

Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany

Stadtgalerie, Schwaz

Jānis Avotiņš, Malerei, Ludwig Forum, Aachen

2007

Super Normal, IBID Projects, London

Suzie Q project space (Rüdiger Schöttle / Bob van Orsouw | Brigid Uccia), Zürich, Switzerland

2006

I Never Go On Holidays, Me di um, Gustavia, St. Barthelemy

Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2005

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

Possession, IBID Projects, Vilnius, Lithuania

IBID Projects, London, United Kingdom

Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany

2004

Belonging, Riga, Latvia (Curated by IBID Projects, Vilnius)

Rheinschau, Art Cologne Projects, Cologne, Germany

2003

Conversance, Riga, Latvia

2002

Competence, Riga, Latvia

 

SElected Group Exhibitions

2018

Ibid Gallery, Inventory - A rotating display of works by multiple artists in several locations, L.A.

2016

Prix Jean-Francois Prat, Palais de Tokyo, ParisAfter photography, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, France

2015

Painting Show – Part One, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

2014

Il Piedistallo vuoto/The Empty pedestal, Artefiera, Bologna, Italy

2013

...for an occurence to become an adventure..., Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2012

Gaiety Is The Most Outstanding Feature Of The Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Is It That He Does Not Seek The Truth, But Does Want To Influence?, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2010

After the Fall, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York, USA

Painting Triennial, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania

2009

IBID PROJECTS at Remap2, Athens, Greece

Your Gold Teeth II, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA

2008

Salon, The Cartin Collection at Ars Libri, Boston, USA

Das zweite Gesicht, Sammlung Südhausbau, Munich, Germany

Back to Black. Die Farbe schwarz in der aktuellen Malerei, Kestner, Hanover, Germany

2007

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit | with Adrian Ghenie und | and Andrew Palmer)

Judith, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, USA

Prague Biennale 3, Prague, Czech Republic

Size Matters: XXL – rechent large-scale paintings, HVCC Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, USA

2006

Infinite Painting. Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Passariano, Codroipo (Udine)

2005

Prague Biennale 2, Prague, Czech Republic

Dark Dreams, Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany

2004

Dark Dreams, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany

Life Of a Commercial Gallery - IBID Projects, Copper gallery, Dundee

Esoterica, IBID Projects, London, United Kingdom

Still-Life, State Art Museum, Riga, Latvia

2003

HYPERSONICA, electronic music festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Latvian Contemporary art Artists, Contemporary Art Space, Riga, Latvia

Wild Photographers, Riga, Latvia

Selfportraits, Galerie Pedants, Riga, Latvia

Project att_lums.lv (Riga - NY)

2002

Autumn 2002, Riga Contemporary Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2001

Latvian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Riga, Latvia

2000

Interferences 2000, International multimedia festival, Paris, France

 
AWARDS

2016 Prix Jean-François Prat

2011 Latvian Academy Award

 

COLLECTIONS

Rubell Family Collection;

Cranford Collection;

Hort Family Collection;

François Pinault Collection;

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

The Federal Republic of Germany Contemporary Art Collection