Alvīne Bautra (b.1990) is a Latvian contemporary artist whose main focus is on portrait and window surface paintings. The portrait painting compositions embody the feeling of movement in slow motion. The artist considers movement as a metaphor of human being, the human multi-layered nature, diversity and also uncertainty. Through the paintings she outlines the complicity of human mind and body in the existence.

 

The painting series of window surfaces tackles the topic of anonymity, which include the theme of alienation and uncertainty. The paintings depict steamed window surface, it almost asks you - what would you like to write on it? Thus it indirectly draws parallels with the anonymity people indulge on urban walls and through internet environment.

 

Alvīne Bautra in 2019 graduated from Art Academy of Latvia, MA in Painting. In 2014 she enriched her knowledge at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee in Germany and in 2018 at Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2019 she had two solo exhibitions “Random existence” and “Anonymous”. In 2019 she has been nominated as one of the finalists in painting contest Young Painter Prize 2019.

 

Alvīne Bautra currently lives and works in Riga, Latvia.

Creative biography

Education 

2017- 2019

Art Academy of Latvia, department of painting, MA

2018

Estonian Academy of Arts, department of painting (exchange studies)

2014

Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee (exchange studies)

2012–2016

Art Academy of Latvia, department of painting, BA

2006–2010

Riga Building College, department of architecture

Creative Activities

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2021

“adaptation machine” 17.06.2021.-17.07.2021., LOOK art gallery, Riga, Latvia

2019

“Random existence” 12.11.19.-16.02.20.,GORS, Pils street 4, Rezekne, Latvia

2019

“Anonymous”, „KAR“ gallery, Pils Street 2, Kuldiga, Latvia

2019

“Random existence”, Meno Parkas gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

2017

„Human creatures” solo exhibition, Goethe Institut Riga, Torņa street 1, Latvia

2015

„Individual“ double solo exhibition, „KAR“ gallery, Pils Street 2, Kuldiga, Latvia

2015

„Individual“ double solo exhibition, „Pop Up“ gallery, Dzirnavu Street 67, Riga, Latvia

Group exhibitions (selection)

2021

„Nord Art“, 5.june-10.october, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany

2020

“Young Painter Prize 2020” Pakrante gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2019

“Young Painter Prize 2019” VDA Titanikas exposition halls, Vilnius, Lithuania

„KUBOSHOW Art Fair” 2.-3.November, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

„Biennale Marina’ 2019” group exhibition, Jurmala City Museum, Tirgoņu iela 29, Latvia

Contemporary Art Station in Paseig de Gracia Station Exhibition, 1.-31. July, Barcelona, Spain

“Fresh meat for critique” graduation work exhibition, Kronvalda bulvāris 4, Riga, Latvia

„Games that people play“ group exhibition, Careva Gallery, Kaļķu 24,Riga,Latvia

2018

„Art Fair ArtVilnius’18” represented by NOAR art platform, Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania

„KUBOSHOW Art Fair” 6.-7.October, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

„Young painting of Kaunas and Riga ’18” shortlisted artist exhibition, M.K.Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas Picture Gallery, K. Donelaičio 16, Kaunas, Lithuania

„Royal Arts Prize V.Edition” shortlisted artist exhibition, 26.02.-09.03., La Gelleria, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, 5b Pall Mall Street, London, UK

2017

 „Affordable Art Fair” 12.-15.October,represented by M.Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

„KUBOSHOW Art Fair” 14.-15. October, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

„G.Elias prize of Latvian landscape painting ” group exhibition, G.Elias Jelgavas History and Art Museum, Latvia

„Biennale Marina’ 2017” group exhibition, Jūrmala City Museum, Tirgoņu iela 29, Latvia

„5e ARTSmanif. Rencontres des cultures et des arts contemporains” art fair 3.-5.march, represented by M.Art gallery, Lux Expo, Kirchberg, Luxembourg

2016

„Latvian Art and Photography” group exhibition, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

„KUBOSHOW Art Fair” 29.-30. October, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

„Student diaries“ group exhibition, Art Station Dubulti, Jūrmala, Latvia

„Dedication to Rozentals” group exhibition, History and art museum of Janis Rozentals, Striķu street 22, Saldus, Latvia

2015

„KUBOSHOW Art Fair” 24.-25. October, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

„What happens there in Riga?“ group exhibition, gallery „NOORUS“, Riia 11, Tartu, Estonia

2014

„KUBOSHOW Art Fair” 25.-26. October, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany

„The Latvian Contemprorary Painting” group exhibition, El Sawy Culture Wheel, 1st 26 July St. – Zamale, Cairo, Egypt

"Express to Impress" group exhibition, Spikeri creative quarter, Riga, Latvia

„Transformation“ group exebition, palace of culture „Zeimeļblāzma“, Zeimeļblāzmas street 36, Riga, Latvia

2013

“Raigardas 2013: transformation trajectory – from realism to abstarction“ group exhibition, gallery “Mažojoje", M.K.Čiurlionio g. 37, Druskininki, Lietuva

Publications

2020 “100 [HUNDRED]  Photographize Best Selected 2020 Vol. 01” art book curated by Photographize magazine https://www.photographize.co/book/

 

2020 Cover picture of “Bedless Bones” album “After Malaise”

2019 Cover picture of “Bedless Bones” album “Sublime Malaise”

2019 ”100 artists of the future” book curated by The Contemporary Art Curator Magazine http://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/100-artists-of-the-future

2018 article on the internet magazine Minus 37 https://minus37.com/2018/12/15/alvine-bautra-movement-of-oil-portraits/

2018 Photographize online magazine artist profile https://www.photographize.co/alvinebautra/

Award

2018

Brederlo – von Sengbusch art prize 2018

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