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Alvīne Bautra (b.1990) is a Latvian contemporary painter. The portrait painting compositions embody the feeling of movement in slow motion. Her painted faces are in ceaceless intermediate states. These are snapshots between what was and what will be. The zooming on the faces or the seemingly calm figures are never frozen because the state of peace is utopian. The figures dance within themselves, allowing the movement of the soul, giving themselves to a peculiar trance when revelation occurs unconsciously.

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.


In 2019 graduated from Art Academy of Latvia, MA in Painting. She enriched knowledge at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee in Germany (2014) and at Estonian Academy of Arts (2018). In 2018 she received Brederlo – von Sengbusch art prize. In 2019 and 2020 she has been nominated as one of the finalists in painting contest Young Painter Prize. In 2019 included in art book “100 Artists of the Future” and in 2020 “100 [HUNDRED]  Photographize Best Selected 2020 Vol. 01”.


Alvīne Bautra currently lives and works in Riga, Latvia.

Creative biography


2017- 2019

Art Academy of Latvia, department of painting, MA


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


Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee (exchange studies)


Art Academy of Latvia, department of painting, BA


Riga Building College, department of architecture

Creative Activities

Solo exhibitions (selection)


“Transs and Dance”, Jurmala City museum, Jurmala, Latvia


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


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


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


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


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

Group exhibitions (selection)



"Baam Affordable Art Market" 8.-10. december, Potsdamer str.124, Berlin, Germany

“Bodies” 7.-9. december, Into Gallery, Kantstrasse 127, Berlin, Germany

"Haam Affordable Art Market", 28.-30. October, Neues Amt Altona, Hamburg, Germany

“Kunst Mitte”, 24.-27.august, Magdeburg, Germany

"Baam Affordable Art Market", 9.-11. June, Paul Lincke Ufer 44a, Berlin, Germany


"Haze Bazaar", 24.March-2.April, Haze Gallery, Berlin, Germany



“Twilight”, 28. October- 13. February, Butterman, Galerija Centrs, Riga, Latvia

“Kuboshow Art Fair”, 22.-23. October, Herne, Germany

"Neue Art Fair", 30. September- 2. October, Dresden, Germany

“Nord Art”, 4.June- 9.October, Büdelsdorf, Germany

"Stroke Art fair", 19.-22. May, Praterinsel, Munich, Germany


“Where are people?”, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

„Nord Art“, 5.June-10. October, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany


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


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

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

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“, Careva Gallery, Kaļķu 24,Riga,Latvia


„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


 „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 ”, G.Elias Jelgavas History and Art Museum, Latvia

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



2020 “100 [HUNDRED]  Photographize Best Selected 2020 Vol. 01” art book curated by Photographize magazine


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

2018 article on the internet magazine Minus 37

2018 Photographize online magazine artist profile



Brederlo – von Sengbusch art prize 2018

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