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  1. Ieva Balode 1987, Riga

    filmmaker, artist, film activist

    info@ievabalode.com

     

     

     Biography

    Ieva Balode (born in 1987, Riga, Latvia) is an artist and film activist working with analog, photochemical film. With her works she takes part in international exhibitions and festivals presenting her work both in installation, as well as cinema and performance situation. As a curator she is a founding member of Baltic Analog Lab - artists collective providing a space and platform for analog film production, research and education. She is also a director of experimental film festival Process happening in Riga from year 2017.

     

    Statement

    I am interested in human consciousness and transcendence within it. In my artistic practice I mainly work with analogue images - both still and moving. I am particularly interested in experimental image making in the lab and using those images to express concepts I create and live throughout my own life. 

     

    Education

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    2017. - Oberhausen Seminar, 63th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany

    2011. – 2015. Latvian Academy of Art, Visual Communication department. MA. Latvia

    2007.- 2011. Latvian Academy of Art, Visual Communication department . BA. Latvia

    2009. Erasmus program. Yrkeshögskolan Novia, Film & TV department, Photo department . Finland

    2005. Da Vinci program. Chenderit Arts College. United Kingdom

    2003.-2006. Janis Rozentals Riga Art Highschool . Latvia 

     

    Solo shows

    2022. "Loop of Fear". Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

    2020. "Analog archeology" Interactive solo show. ISSP gallery, Riga, Latvia

    2016."Invisible images". Solo show. Latvian Centre of Contemporary Art. Riga. Latvia

    2013."Bez tēva/ Fatherless". Solo show. Museum of Photography. Riga. Latvia

    2012. "Bez tēva/Fatherless". Solo show.Kandava art gallery. Kandava. Latvia

     

    Group exhibitions

    2023. "Tikai neraudi/Don't Cry". Latvian National Museum of Art. Riga, Latvia

    2020. "Atstatuvums". Online exhibition

    2020. "Unexpected Encounters". The Great Amber concert hall, Liepāja, Latvia

    2020. "Mycelia". Platform art gallery, Munich, Germany.

    2019-2020. "Unexpected Encounters". Latvian National Museum of Art - Arsenal exhibition hall, Riga, Latvia

    2019. Cosmic Existence. Unexpected Encounters. den Frie, Copenhagen, Denmark

    2019. "No Routine Books". Riga Photography Biennial. Ziemeļblāzma, Riga, Latvia

    2018. "Shared History". Art museum "Riga Bourse". Curated by Inga Lāce. Riga, Latvia

    2018. Riga International Biennial Of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA). Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More. Curated by Katerina Gregos. Bolshevicka - former textile factory, Riga, Latvia

    2018. "Glandula Mammae". P. Stradiņš Museum of medicine history. Curated by Jana Kukaine. Riga, Latvia

    2018. "Wool and Silk.New Erotic" . Latvian Museum of Photography. Curated by Jana Kukaine, Rasa Jansone. Riga, Latvia

    2018. "Portable Landscapes". Latvian National Musuem of Art. Curated by Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. Riga, Latvia

    2018. “Looking outside, looking inside”. Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre. Daugavpils, Latvia

    2018. “Akademia: Performing Life”. Villa Vassilieff. Paris, France

    2016. "Resilience. Secret Life of Plants, Animals and Other Species". Installation "Inivisible images". Бükü. Leipzig, Germany

    2015. "Apzīmētājs" - Art Academy Graduation show. Installation "Inivisible images". Tobacco Factory. Riga, Latvia.

    2011. „Survival Kit 3”. Gertrudes street 32.Fatherless. Riga. Latvia

    2011 "Atgriešanās Tur, Kur Nekad Neesmu Bijis". Centre of culture. Short film Silence. Gulbene. Latvia

    2011. „Tikko būs/Just will be”. Brivibas street 33. Loop. Riga. Latvia

    2011. „Laika nav/ No time.” Turkish Embassy.Moon. Riga. Latvia

    2010. „Pārmija/ Shunt.” Riga Art Space. One hour; Paldies. Riga. Latvia

    2008. „Stādions”. LMA garage.Video installation. Riga. Latvia

    2007. „Brīvais lidojums/ Free fly”. Artist’s workshop. Photography collection. Riga. Latvia

    2007. „Garīgā Ķirurģija/ Mental Surgery”. Student’s club of Music academy.Photography collection. Riga. Latvia

    2006 „Suņa sirds/ Dog’s heart”. Andrejsala.Poster. Riga. Latvia

    2006. „10 Monologi/ 10 Monologues” Cesis exhibition hall. Self portrait. Cesis. Latvia

     

    Festivals, screenings

    2023. Experimental film festival Process, Riga, Latvia

    2022. Mono No Aware XVI. New York, USA

    2022. "The future is unwritten” La Plaza Community Garden, New York, USA

    2022. Seville European Film Festival.Analogue Resistance. Seville, Spain

    2022.  "I've seen the future baby, it's sexy". FeKK OFF.  Ljubljana, Slovenia

    2022. "I've seen the future baby, it's sexy". Škuc Gallery. Ljubljana, Slovenia

    2022. 25 FPS, "Baltic Experimental film", Kioteka, Zagreb, Croatia

    2022. Suspaustas Laikas festival "Baltic Experimental film",Sodas, Vilnius, Lithuania

    2022. S8 Mostra de Cinema Periférico, Corunna, Spain

    2022. Baltic Experimental film, Cinémathèque québécoise (presented by OK LA), Montreal, Canada

    2022. Baltic Experimental film, PIX Film gallery, Toronto (presented by LIFT), Canada

    2022. Fisura festival. Mexico, Mexico

    2021. Harkat 16mm film festival. Mumbai, India

    2021. My Significant Others. etc. galeria screening. Ponrepo Cinema, Prague, Czech Republik

    2021. Ghostly Embodiments. D'EST screening, Kunsthaus Bremen, Germany

    2021. Every Film is a Ghost Story. Baltic experimental film screening. U-Jazdowski cinema, Warsaw, Poland

    2021. Riga International Film Festival. Short Riga, National competition. Splendid Palace, Riga, Latvia

    2021. EFF Process. Baltic Experimental film programme. Nurme Brewery, Riga, Latvia

    2021. when the light hits just right. Syposium and film screening. Vaasa, Finland

    2021. Kinoskop festival screening. Cultural Center of Niš. Niš, Serbia

    2021. Latvian Experimental film screening. Zumzeig. Barcelona, Spain

    2021. Latvian Experimental film screening. Can Umbral, Barcelona, Spain

    2020. Analogica. Experimental film festival, Bolzano, Italy

    2020. Suspaustas laikas. Experimental film festival. Nida, Lithuania

    2020. 2 ANNAS. Short film festival, Riga, Latvia

    2020. Baltic-Nordic analog labs. film screening, Tromsø Art Academy,Tromsø, Norway

    2020.Baltic-Nordic analog labs. film screening, Filmverkstaden, Vaasa, Finland

    2019. Luminous Void. Experimental film festival. Cork, Ireland

    2019. Kinoskop. Experimental film festival. Belgrade, Serbia. Audience award.

    2019. AVANT goes Baltic. Expanded cinema performance and film screening. Kristinehamn, Karlstad, Sweden

    2019. Nostalgia. Analog media festival. Malmo, Sweden

    2019. Suspaustas Laikas. Experimental film festival. Nida, Lithuania

    2019. 65. Oberhausen International Short Film festival. Labs section. Oberhausen, Germany

    2019. Experimental film festival "Process". Film "Sisyphus Condition". Zirgu pasts theatre, Riga, Latvia

    2019. KRAAK. Film "Equal Tense". Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium

    2018. "Luminous Void". Film "Sisyphus Condition". New Theatre. Dublin, Ireland

    2018. "Moscow International Experimental Film Festival". Film "Sisyphus Condition". Moscow, Russia

    2018. "Counterpath. The Unseen Festival. Film "Equal Tense". Denver. United States

    2018. "La Nuit de l'Instant". Film screening. Film "Equal Tense". Brittania Panopticon. Glasgow, United Kingdom

    2018. “Panorama de films baltes”. Film screening. Film “Moccasin Flowers” and “Victory Song”, L’Etna. Paris, France

    2017. ‘Tell me about the ones who sleep through storms’ a screening of films and videos from the Baltics. Toronto International Film Festival’s Wavelengths Series. Film "Victory Song".Curator: Erik Martinson. Toronto, Canada

    2017. "Passing Through: We Are Not Done Yet". Film "Victory Song". Kinosaurus. Jakarta, Indonesia

    2017.- “Staro Rīga”. Video installation “Dreaming” LU Botanical garden. Riga, Latvia

     2017. – “Unforseen” Belgrade International Experimental Film Festival. Film “Moccasin Flowers”. Belgrade, Serbia

    2017. – BMW awards. RigaIFF. Short Riga programme. Film “Mocassin Flowers”. Riga, Latvia

    2017. Music festival "Into The Valley". Video installation "Sisyphus Condition". Rummu, Estonia

    2017. Experimental film festival "Process". Film "Mocassin Flowers". Kino Bize. Riga, Latvia

    2015. "Zemlika". Video installation "Emergence". Durbe Lutheran church, Durbe, Latvia

    2015. "Ezera Skaņas". Video installation "Dreaming Vol. II". Kāla lake, Latvia

    2014. "Celebrating Transience" - experimental films from the Baltic states. "Silence", "Loop". Kingston, Canada

    2014. "Mans Doms open air cinema 2. Shortfilm in Latvia." Video "...and to the dust we shall return". Riga Dome church yard. Riga, Latvia.

    2013. Festival "Zabroffka". Video  "...and to the dust we shall return". Bialystok, Poland

    2013. "37th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt". Video  "...and to the dust we shall return". Weiterstadt, Germany

    2013. Festival "FISH". Video  "...and to the dust we shall return".Rostock. Germany

    2013. "Fresh From Baltics". Video "...and to the dust we shall return". Latvian Centre of Contemporary Art. Riga. Latvia

    2013. Festival "2ANNAS" screening.Video  "...and to the dust we shall return". Berlin Lounge. Berlin

    2012. "Baltic Shorts".Video screening.Short film Silence, video ...and to the dust we shall return. Kurt Lade Klub.Berlin.Germany

    2012."Waterpieces".Video art festival.Video "Loop", "...and to the dust we shall return".Noass.Riga.Latvia

    2012. "Zootropio" Short film and video festival. Various works presented.Experimental Best concept for "Loop",Experimental Overall Best for "...and to the dust we shall return". Porto.Portugal

    2012. "Oslo Screen Festival". Video Loop. Oslo. Norway

    2011. „Baltic Supershorts.” Baltic short film screenings. Short film Silence Liepaja,Ventspils,Kandava,Jurmala,Saldus,Valmiera, Valka, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Riga. Latvia

    2011. „Cinema Tous Ecrans” Geneva international film festival. Short film Silence. Geneva. Switzerland

    2011. „New Screen – New Castle” video art festival. Video Loop. Newcastle. United Kingdom

    2011. „Positivus” Music and art festival. Video "...and to the dust we shall return". Salacgriva. Latvia

    2010. “Athens video art festival”.Video installation “One hour”. Athens. Greece

    2010. „Sleepwalkers” Poff film festival . Short film Silence. Tallin. Estonia

    2010. „2ANNAS” Film festival. Short film Silence.  Riga,Latvia

    2007. „Ahūns” Film festival . Video People in sundays. Riga. Latvia

    2006. „2ANNAS” Film festival .Video Redzes defekts. Riga. Latvia

     

    Awards

    2019. Audience award at Kinoskop Experimental film festival for film "Comission". Belgrade,Serbia

    2015. Special prize by NoRoutine Books and  Riga Photography Biennial for "Invisible images"

    2010. Winner of Clear Channel Poster Awards „Clear Challenge” . Poster "Gads ir balts no abiem galiem,bet pa vidu zaļš". Riga. Latvia

    2007. WHO (World Health Organization) Photo & Video contest.”Health and Environment”  Third place winner. Poster "Ko sēsi to pļausi/ Reap what you sow"



    Collaborations/ Expanded cinema

    2023. It took a long time for it to open its leaves. Expanded cinema performance with Biliana Voutchkova for SHAPE platform and Skaņu Mežs festival, NOASS Riga, Latvia

    2022.  Seven Sins of Memory. Expanded cinema performance with sound artist Maksims Šenteļevs. Mono No Aware festival XVI, New York, USA

    2022. Seven Sins of Memory. Expanded cinema performance with sound artist Maksims Šenteļevs. OK LA festival, Montreal, Canada

    2021. Smart Corpses. Expanded cinema performance in collaboration with sound artist Artūrs Punte, Opening of Contemporary art festival Survival Kit, Noass art centre, Riga, Latvia

    2021. Seven Sins of Memory. EFF Process Pre-party. Nurme Brewery, Riga, Latvia

    2020. Seven Sins of Memory. The Great Amber concert hall, Liepāja, Latvia

    2020. Hypnos. Expanded cinema performance with sound artist Maksims Šenteļevs, White Night festival, Riga

    2020. Hypnos. Expanded cinema performance with sound artist Maksims Šenteļevs, Suspaustas Laikas festival, Nida, Lithuania

    2020. Hypnos. Expanded cinema performance with sound artist Maksims Šenteļevs. Tromsø International Film Festival. Comissioned by Kurant. Tromsø, Norway

    2019. Seven Sins of Memory. Expanded cinema performance with sound artist Maksims Šenteļevs,AVANT festival, Kristinehamn Museum of Art, Kristinehamn, Sweden

    2019.Integratron. Expanded cinema performance with sound artist Maksims Šenteļevs. Āgenskalna market, Riga, Latvia

    2018. Intermediate State. Vibration.Audio-visual installation during White Night festival. Collaboration with Viktors Keino, Anna Ķirse, Platons Buravickis, Sound Meccano, Oskars Herliņš, Linda Leimane,  Selffish, Ēriks Kiršfelds. Zirgu Pasts. Riga

    2018. Atmiņas & Analoģijas (Memories & Analogies). Expanded cinema performance with music collective “Bērnu Rīts”. Latvian National Museum of Art. Riga, Latvia

    2017.  Expanded cinema performance with Samara Lubelski and Marcia Basett (USA). "Skaņu mežs”  festival. ONE ONE. Riga, Latvia

    2017. Expanded cinema performance "Victory Song" with Jelena Glazova for Experimental film festival "Process". Kaņepes kultūras centrs. Riga, Latvia

    2017. "Moccasin Flowers" - super8 film with musician Orla Wren

    2016. Expanded cinema performance with Claustrum in "Winter Solstice" event. Ģertrūdes ielas teātris. Riga, Latvia

    2016. Video projections for "Eugene Onegin" opera play. Latvian National Opera and Balley, Riga, Latvia

    2016. Music video for Mona De Bo "Spēles ar tevi" in collaboration with Ezera Skaņas.

    2016. Expanded cinema performance "Victory Song" with Jelena Glazova for White Night festival "Parnassius Mnemosyne" event. KGB building. Riga, Latvia

    2013. audio- visual performance with Lee Chapman for White Night festival "Subatomic Particles" programme. Totaldobže. Riga. Latvia

    2013. audio - visual performance with Lee Chapman. Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs. Riga. Latvia



    Curatorial/Educational

    2022.-present project manager at SPECTRAL project

    2022.  Baltic Experimenal Film program at MONO NO AWARE XVI, New York, USA

    2022.  Baltic Experimenal Film program at Suspaustas Laikas festival,Sodas, Vilnius, Lithuania

    2022. Baltic Experimenal Film program at S8 Mostra de Cinema Periférico, Corunna, Spain

    2022. Baltic Experimenal Film program at 25FPS festival, Zagreb, Croatia

    2022. Baltic Experimental film, Cinémathèque québécoise (presented by OK LA), Montreal, Canada

    2022. Baltic Experimental film, PIX Film gallery, Toronto (presented by LIFT), Canada

    2021. Cameraless film. 16mm workshop at Contemporary art centre U-jazdowski, Warsaw, Poland

    2021. Every Film is a Ghost Story. Baltic experimental film screening. U-Jazdowski cinema, Warsaw, Poland

    2021. Director and programme curator for the 4th edition of Experimental film festival "Process", Riga, Latvia

    2021. Screening analogue at the difital age during when the light hits just righ symposium. Online talk with Ieva Balode, Lāsma Bērtule and Mark Toscano in conversation with Mike Sperlinger

    2021. Latvian Experimental film screening. Zumzeig. Barcelona, Spain

    2021. Latvian Experimental film screening. Can Umbral, Barcelona, Spain

    2020. Nida Photography Symposium. Presentation, film screening, Nida, Lithuanaia

    2020. Silver Girls. Symposium of photography. Elektroteater, Tartu, Estonia

    2020. Teacher of analog photography at ISSP school, Riga, Latvia

    2017.-present Analog photogrphy course for Photography students of Riga Stradiņš University. Riga, Latvia.

    2019. -2020. "Baltic-Nordic analog labs" network project leader

    2020. 16mm film workshop at Filmverkstaden, Vaasa, Finland

    2019. Cameraless 16mm film workshop. Arsenals exhibition hall, part of LCCA education programme, Riga, Latvia

    2019. Cameraless 16mm film workshop. Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick, Ireland

    2019. Cameraless 16mm film workshop. The Darkroom. Dublin, Ireland

    2019. Baltic Analog Lab film programme in Labs section in 65. Oberhausen International Short Film festival. Programme curated by Vassily Bourikas

    2019. Director and programme curator for the 3d edition of Experimental film festival "Process", Riga, Latvia

    2018. “Expanding Cinema.Processes and Practices” NECS curated symposium at Porto University. Portugal

    2018. Cameraless 16mm film workshop. The Darkroom. Dublin, Ireland

    2018. Director and programme curator for the 1st edition of Experimental film festival "Process", Riga, Latvia

    2018. 16mm film workshop at Moscow International Experimental Film Festival. Moscow, Russia

    2018. .”Cinema Camp. Imperfect cinema”. Baltic experiemntal film programme. Salos, Lithuania

    2018. “Panorama de films Baltes”. Film screening of Baltic films. L’Etna. Paris, France

    30.11.2017. “Analog film and music instruments”- curator of Baltic Analog Lab film screening at 2Annas short film festival. Kaņepes Kultūras centrs. Riga, Latvia.

    20.08.-26.08.2017. Head of super8 summer camp at Ezera Skaņas festival. Vestiena, Latvia

    2017.05.30. - Film screening featuring Peter Tscherkassky "Outer Space", Holis Frampton "nostalgia". Riga Photomonth, Riga Film museum, Latvia

    2017. Director and programme curator for the 3d edition of Experimental film festival "Process", Riga, Latvia

    2017.03.01. - Lecture "Experimental film - from avant-garde till today". ISSP photography school

    2017.02.16. - Lecture "Love and Death in Cinema". P. Stadiņš Museum of Medicine History

    2017.02.04. Moderator at Diffraktion #7 of Labor Berlin film programme. Silent Green Kulturquartier. Berlin, Germany

    2016.11.03 - two lectures "Experimental film - from avant-garde till today". Latvian University

    2016. 09.10.. "Parnassius Mnemosyne". Audio-visual event withing White Night festival. KGB house. Riga, Latvia

    2016. 19. - 23. 08. Super 8 workshop at Undīne house, Jūrmala, Latvia

    2016. 07.30..  "Experimental film. Sub-genres" Lecture at Undīne house, Jūrmala, Latvia.

    2016.07.30.  "Experimental film. From avant-garde till today." Lecture at Undīne house, Jūrmala, Latvia.

    2015 -  2016. . Experimental film evenings in Kino Bize cinema. Experimental film screenings. Riga, Latvia

    2016. 10.02."Analogue image". Artists talk, film screening with Karel Doing and Vytautas Juozėnas.  Latvian Centre of Contemporary art . Riga, Latvia



    Publications

    Factory of Collision. Publication in a book "when the light hits just right".Published by Filmverkstaden, Finland, 2021

    "Oberhauzena. Pašiem sava valoda." Kino Raksti. 2017

    "Analogie attēli". Studija. No 107. 2016

    "Eksperimentālais kino šodien/ Experimental film today". Kino Raksti. 2016.



    Publicity

    2023. Transformation in human nature... Interview by Skaņu mežs. for SHAPE platform

    2021. Psihedēliskā pieredze ar analogajiem projektoriem. Interview by Lāsma Goba. Arterritory.com

    2017. "Monopols". Interview in LR1. Ingus Ulmanis. Riga, Latvia

    2017. “Talantu Galerija” Interview in LR1. Justīne Savitska. Riga, Latvia

    2016. "FK-Artist". Featured video interview. FK Magazine. Riga, Latvia

    2016. "Invisibe Images". Featured work. YET magazine. Switzerland

    2016.  “Latvian Photography 2016”. Featured work. FK Magazine. Riga, Latvia

    2016. “Invisible images. Ieva Balode". 99 edition book. No Routine Books. Lithuania

    2016. “Mirklis pirms miera”. Interview. Mārtiņš Eņģelis,Radio Naba. Riga, Latvija

    2016. “Analogo mediju burvība”. Interview. Paula Lūse, Arterritory. Riga, Latvia

    2009. “Tautiskā un cilvēciskā identitāte”. Toms Ķencis, "Fotokvartāls". August. Riga, Latvia

     

    Jobs

    2018.- now - teacher of photography at Pauls Stradiņš Riga University, Department of Communication

    2017. - now - managing director of "Baltic Analog Lab" Riga, LV

    2017.- now - director, curator of Experimental film festival "Process" Riga, LV

    2014. - 2016 -  artist at Ddstudio design studio , Riga, LV 

    2013. - 2014. -  graphic designer at Guilty advertising agency, Riga, LV

    2013.  - private assistant of Karen Mirza and Brad Butler London, UK

    2012. - 2013. - assistant at waterside contemporary London, UK