Sigita Daugule

The artist is well known and recognized in Latvia, internationally best known for her solo and group exhibitions in Austria and Germany.
In 1998 graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia with Masters degree in Art at the department of Monumental Painting, workshop of I. Zarins and A. Naumovs.
1999-2000 awarded with “KulturKontakt” Austria scholarship to live and work in Vienna.
2008 awarded “Painting of the Year” in a contest by “Swedbank” and “Agija Sūna Art Gallery”.
2010 awarded quartier 21 scholarship to work at the Museums Quartier in Vienna. Artists’ works are exhibited in “Seywald” gallery in Salzburg and “Ulrike Hrobsky gallery” in Vienna.
2012 nominated for the “Purvītis Award” for her exhibition “Facades and Structures” in “Riga Art Space”.
Works in collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art and “Swedbank” collection of contemporary art.
Author of the book on painter Jānis Liepiņš (1894-1964).

Works

Curriculum Vitae

Born: 19.02.1971 in Riga

Member of the Artist's Union of Latvia since 1998.

Education:

1995 - 1998  Art Academy of Latvia, Class of Mural Painting

1996 - 1998  Art Academy of Latvia, Masters Programme

1992 - 1996  Art Academy of Latvia, Bachelors Programme 

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2017 "One room" Mark Rotko art center, Daugavpils, Latvia

2016 Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2015 Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2013 Gallery Ulrike Hrobsky, Vienna, Austria

2012 Riga City exhibition Hall Art Space Riga, Riga, Latvia

2011 Gallery Seywald, Salzburg, Austria

2010 Showroom for Young Art. Gallery Ulrike Hrobsky, Vienna, Austria

2009 Gallery A.Suna, Riga, Latvia

2009 Galerie Malmede - Kunst, Cologne, Germany

2008 Kunstsalon Franz Leuwer, Bremen, Germany

2008 Galerie Malmede - Kunst, Cologne, Germany

2007 Galerie Malmede - Kunst, Cologne, Germany

2007 Kunstsalon Franz Leuwer, Bremen, Germany

2006 Gallery Alpha, Vienna, Austria

2005 Kunstsalon Franz Leuwer, Bremen, Germany

2004 As part of the project compilation 2112 m Europe, Galerie am Hauptplatz, Hainburg, Austria

2004 Artists' Union of Latvia gallery

2002 Gallery Čiris, Riga, Latvia

2001 Gallery Alpha, Vienna, Austria

2001 Gallery Čiris, Riga, Latvia

2000 Gallery Čiris, Riga, Latvia

2000 Gallery A.Suna, Riga, Latvia

1999 Gallery Korotan, Vienna, Austria

1999 KulturKontakt Gastateliers, Vienna, Austria

1999 Gallery Čiris, Riga, Latvia

1998 Gallery Čiris, Riga, Latvia

Group Exhibitions (selected):

2016 Barricades 25 - Autumn 2015. Baltic nations artist exhibition, Latvian Artists union gallery, Riga

2015 “IMAGO MUNDI” LUCIANO BENETTON COLLECTION, CINIFOUNDATION, Venice, Italy 

2015 START AT SAATCHI GALLERY. Gallery Bastejs, London, England

2014 Transfers. Joyart, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China

2014 Kelias/Ceļš/Kett. Travelling exhibition of the artists of Baltic states - gallery Arka in Vilnius, Lithuania, gallery of the Artist's Union of Latvia in Riga, Latvia, Pärnu Museum in Pärnu, Estonia

2014 Latvian Contemporary Painting. Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art center, Daugavpils, Latvia

2013 Latvian Art. Exhibition of Latvian Contemporary Art, Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland

2012 Such a Place Latvia/Takie miejsce – Łotwa. Gallery Bielska BWA, Bielsko Biala, Poland

2012 Exposition of Latvian Artist's Union at International Art Salon "CDH-2012". Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia (Catalogue)

2011 Is It That He Does Not Seek The Truth, But Does Want To Influence? Exhibition of Latvian Contemporary Art, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2011 Dense space. Works from the collection of Dr. Guntis Belevics, Exhibition Hall of the National museum of Art Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia (Catalogue)

2011 By the Amber Sea. Latvian National Museum of Art collection, Exhibition Hall of the National museum of Art Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia (Catalogue)

2010 Viecherei. Gallery Ulrike Hrobsky, Vienna, Austria

2008 European Cities in the Paintings of Latvian Artists. European Commission Representation of Latvia, Brussels, Belgium (Catalogue)

2006 Lebenslust. Gallery derKunstraum, Vienna, Austria

2005 Wind Art festival 2005. Sangaksan, Sangmori, South Jejugun, South Korea (Catalogue)

2005 Stilla kaos – Förgänglighet. Rydals Museum, Sweden

2004 Still life. The 20th - 21st Centuries. In the Exhibition Hall of the National museum of Art Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia

2004 International art project "Tourist City". Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Bremen, Germany (Catalogue)

2003 Autumn 2003: Private space. In the Exhibition Hall of the National museum of Art Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia

2003 76eme Salon de Lyon et Sud - Est, Palais des expositions, Lyon, France (Catalogue)

2003 Invasion of Latvian Art in Tartu. Exhibition of young Latvian artists in the library of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

2003 Abstractionism in Latvian Painting. In the Exhibition Hall of the National museum of Art Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia

2002 Reaction. Exhibition of young Latvian artists in the Central Bank of Rheinland - Pfalz and Saarland, Mainz, Germany (Catalogue)

2001 Autumn 2001. In the Exhibition Hall of the National museum of Art Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia

2001 Metropolis. Riga. Multimedia art exhibition in Riga Stock Exchange building (Catalogue)

2000 Autumn 2000. In the Exhibition Hall of the National museum of Art Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia

1998 Autumn 98. In the Exhibition Hall of the National museum of Art Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia

Since 1994 has taken part at more than 60 exhibitions in Latvia, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Estonia, France, Sweden, Belgium, South Korea, Russia, Poland.

Scholarships and professional activities

2010 Quartier 21 scholarship in Museumqartier, Vienna, Austria

2007 Scholarship of Kulturkapitala fonds in Riga, Latvia

2006 Scholarship of Kulturkapitala fonds in Riga, Latvia

2003 The Second International Plain Air in Urban Environment, Valmiera, Latvia

2002 Scholarship of Kulturkapitala funds in Riga, Latvia

2001 Artist in residence in Künstlerhaus Lukas, Stiftung Kulturfonds, Ahrenshoop, Germany

2000 Scholarship of KulturKontakt Austria

1999 International Artists' Colony MMM ART in Medana, Slovenia

1999 Artist in residence at KulturKontakt Austria, Vienna, Austria

1997/1996 Summer camps for creative youth in Borl, Slovenia

Awards:

2008 "Painting of the year" prize of the "Swedbank" in cooperation wirth the gallery ASuna

2000 Prize at the competition of Agency Riga 800, Riga, Latvia

1998 Prize at the competiotion "Riga in contemporary art", Riga, Latvia

Public collections:

The Latvian National State Museum of Art

Collection of Modern Art of Swedbank

Works are in private collections in Latvia, Germany, Austria, Malta, Slovenia, Estonia, the USA, England and Netherlands.