Kristaps Zariņš

KRISTAPS ZARINS
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CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
2017 – until present Rector (Chancellor) Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
PAST EMPLOYMENT
2007-2017 Prorector (Vice-Chancellor) in Creative and Administrative Work
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
2006-2007 Head of the Faculty of Visual Art
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
2001 Elected Professor of the Art Academy of Latvia
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
1999 Elected Member of the Senate of the Art Academy of Latvia
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
1999-2007 Elected Head of the Department of Painting
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
1998 Elected Associate Professor
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
1997 Head of the Figurative Painting Masterclass
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
1994 Bestowed the academic title Professor of the Art Academy of Latvia
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
1992 Elected Assistant Professor
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
1989 Lecturer
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
1986 Tutor
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
EDUCATION
1992 Master of Fine Arts
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
1980-1986 Diploma in Fine Art, Painting and Pedagogy
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga (Latvia)
1989-1990 École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts Masterclass, Paris (France)
1989-1990 Universite de Paris Ì- Pantheon Sorbonne, Art Plastique, Art Plastique,Paris (France)
1973-1980 Janis Rosenthal Riga Art School, Riga (Latvia)
SKILLS
Native
speaker
Latvian
Other languages
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FrenchB1B1B2B1A2
EnglishC1C1C1C1B2
GermanA2A1A2A2A1
RussianC2C2C1C1B2
Levels: A1 and A2 – basic user; B1 and B2 – independent user; C1 and C2 – proficient user
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Organisational / Management skills 10 years’ experience working as a Prorector (Vice-Chancellor) in Creative and Administrative Work at the Art Academy of Latvia (AAL). Currently managing a team of 200. 20 years’ experience delivering international creative projects, organising conferences and exhibitions at the AAL in partnership with other higher education institutions. 10 years’ experience in administering projects at the AAL funded by the EU Structural Funds.
Other work related skills Administration of the EU projects delivered by the AAL - construction of the AAL second corpus. Organising creative projects for students and teaching staff, participation in performance review analysis of teaching staff. Managing purchase orders, contractual agreements and project delivery at the AAL.
Other skills Artistic creative practice, ability to analyse contemporary art processes.
Driving licence B category
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
IT skills Confident with PC and MAC OS, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
Communication skills Good communication skills and over 30 years’ experience of pedagogic work. Intercultural communication skills from participation in Erasmus+, CUMULUS, ELIA, KUNO and other international projects. Leadership communication skills from day-to-day work with the AAL administrative and teaching staff.
MEMBER OF CREATIVE GROUPS AND JURIES
2016 Book Art competition ‘Golden Apple Tree’, member of the jury.
2015 The Purvītis Prize, member of the jury.
2013-2015 National competition organised by the Ministry of Culture for representing Latvia at the Venice Art Biennale, member of the jury.
2013-2015 Expert in the Field of Visual Art at the State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF) and member of the SCCF Council.
2012 National competition for representing Latvia at the Venice Art Biennale, member of the jury.
2015 The Centre for Culture and Intangible Cultural Heritage, member of the jury.
2007-2008 Member of the Visual Arts Council at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.
AWARDS
2004 The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic ‘Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana’
INTERNATIONAL PEDAGOGIC EXPERIENCE IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR
2017 Masterclasses at Hunter College, New York, USA. Collaborative partnership as part of Erasmus+, Pratt Institute New York, USA.
2016 Masterclasses, collaborative partnership as part of Erasmus+, PolyU, Hong Kong, China. Collaborative partnership as part of Erasmus at UdK Berlin, Germany. Collaborative partnership as part of Erasmus, member of the Exam Board, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, Spain.
2015 NICA (Network for Collaboration in Arts) Conference at the AAL Riga, Latvia. KUNO Conference at the AAL Riga, Latvia. Masterclasses at the Faculty of Arts, University of Porto, Portugal. CUMULUS Conference Paris, France. Collaborative partnership as part of Erasmus+, FIU, Miami, USA.
2014 NICA Conference, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland.
2013 NICA Conference, UdK Berlin, Germany. ‘The World’s Largest Choir’ Exhibition Coordinator, Košice, Slovakia.
2012 NICA Conference, The Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia.
2011 KUNO Conference, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden. International Multidisciplinary Conference, Campus Valrose and Villa Arson, Nice, France. NICA Conference, University of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland.
2010 CUMULUS Conference in London, Great Britain.
2009 KUNO Conference, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania. A collaborative project between the Baltic States and the Caucasus Countries ‘Signs of identity – signs of difference’, the AAL in collaboration with the UNESCO, Riga, Latvia.
2008 NICA Conference, The Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia. The Chair of Diploma Project Exam Board, Tartu Art College, Estonia.
2007 CIRRUS Conference, The Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia. Erasmus cooperation agreement, Brera Fine Arts Academy, Milan, Italy. The Chair of Master’s Degree Project Exam Board, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania. The AAL presentation, Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg, Germany.
2006 NICA Conference, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.
2005 Coordinator of ‘Etonannte Lettonie’, a project by the AAL, Saint-Etienne, France.
2004 Romualdo del Bianco Foundation Symposium, The Art Institute of Florence, Italy.
2003 ‘Latvian painting in the 20th century’, Exhibition Coordinator, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, the Netherlands.
ORGANISATION MEMBERSHIP
1993-2000 Member of the international art association B-13.
Since 1987 Member of the Artists’ Union of Latvia.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 ‘And once more in the shadow of young girls in flower’, in collaboration with Proust Foundation, VNB Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia. ‘Privately’, Māksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2016 ‘Garden’, Māksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia. ‘Items’, Galleri Syd in Nykobing, Denmark. ‘Paintings’, Aluksne Museum, Latvia.
2015 ‘Journey’, Galleri Syd in Nykobing, Denmark. ‘Figures’, Jurmala City Museum Latvia. ‘Abstracts’, Valmiera Museum, Latvia. ‘Abstracts’, the U.S. Embassy in Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
2014 ‘Hallucinations’, Māksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2013 ‘Le Musée Secret’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia. ‘Faces’, Mukusala Art Salon, Riga, Latvia.
2010 ‘Volcano’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia. ‘Volcano’, Galleri Syd in Nykobing, Denmark.
2009 ‘Journey’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2008 ‘Kristaps’, Gallery Laipa, Valmiera, Latvia.
2007 ‘Paintings’, Latvian Academy of Science Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia. ‘Paintings’, Galleri Syd in Nykobing, Denmark.
2006 ‘Paintings’, Galerie Bram, Hobro, Denmark. ‘The Year’, Maksla XO warehouse on Aldaru Street, Riga, Latvia.
2004 ‘Paintings’, Galerie Bram, Hobro, Denmark. ‘Paintings’, Gallery Erry Marie Kulo, Oslo, Norway. ‘Paintings’, Galleri Syd in Nykobing, Denmark.
2002 ‘Square’, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2001 ‘Dedication’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2000 ‘The Castrato’, Gallery Centrs, Riga, Latvia.
1998 ‘Paintings’, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
1996 ‘Paintings’, Gallery Centrs, Riga, Latvia.
1991 ‘Paintings’, Gallery M6, Riga, Latvia.
1990 ‘Peintures’, Gallery G. Bernanos, Paris, France.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN LATVIA
2016 Exhibition of work by teaching staff and students from the AAL, Concert Hall Liepajas Dzintars, Liepaja, Latvia. ‘Square’, AAL Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia.
2015 ‘Self-portraits’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia. ‘The Marina 2015’, Jurmala City Musuem, Jurmala, Latvia. ‘Captive Beauty in Miniature’, Maksla XO Gellery, Riga, Latvia. ‘Department of Painting’, AAL Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia. ‘Self-portrait of an artist’, Mukusala Art Salon, Riga, Latvia.
2013 ‘Rozā. Pink’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia. ‘The Riga Time’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2010 ‘Celebration of Life’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia. ‘The AAL Department of Painting’, AAL Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia.
2009 Exhibition at VEF (State Electrical Engineering Factory), Riga, Latvia.
2008 ‘The Biggest Choir’, Latvijas Krājbanka, Riga, Latvia.
2007 Department of Painting exhibition (AAL), Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia.
2006 ‘Portrait 1900-2006’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia. ‘Goya’s Carnival’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia. ‘Ardetak’, exhibition of work by teaching staff from the Department of Painting, AAL, Riga, Latvia.
2005 ‘Litography’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2004 Exhibition of work by teaching staff from the Department of Painting (AAL), Jelgava History and Art Museum, Latvia.
2003 ‘Dispute. A self-portrait with an Old Master’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2002 ‘Autumn 2002’, Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia. ‘Miniatures’, Gallery Riga, Riga, Latvia.
2001 ‘Litography’, Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia. ‘Painted Porcelain’, AAL residency, Zvārtava, Latvia. ‘Painted Porcelain’, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia. ‘Air Baltic-SAS collection of paintings’, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.
2000 ‘Autumn 2000’, Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia. LMT GSM Calendar, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia. ‘A Drawing’, Gallery Riga, Riga, Latvia. Exhibition of work by teaching staff from the Department of Painting (AAL), AAL, Riga, Latvia.
1999 Exhibition of work by teaching staff and students from the Figural Masterclass at the AAL, Gallery Centrs, Riga, Latvia.
1998 2nd General Latvian Art Exhibition, Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia. B-13 exhibition, AAL, Riga, Latvia. ‘The Bathhouse’, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
1997 B-13 exhibition ‘Re-make’, AAL, Riga, Latvia. ‘Santa+Kristaps’, Gallery Centrs, Riga, Latvia. ‘The ship sails again’, Exhibition Hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia. ‘Autumn 97’, Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia. ‘Riga-800’, Gallery Čiris, Riga, Latvia.
1996 ‘The Zariņš Family’, Gallery Čiris, Riga, Latvia. B-13 exhibition ‘Sketches’, AAL, Riga, Latvia. B-13 exhibition ‘Watercolours’, Gallery Centrs, Riga, Latvia. ‘Autumn 96’, Exhibition Hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia. B-13 exhibition, Gallery Čiris, Riga, Latvia.
1995 ‘The ship is drunk again’, Exhibition Hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia. B-13 exhibition, AAL, Riga, Latvia. B-13 exhibition, Ventspils Museum, Ventspils, Latvia.
1994 ‘The Drunken Ship’, Exhibition Hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
1989 Group exhibition (K. Zariņš, Kr. Zariņš, V. Zariņa, N. Brasliņš), Gallery Jāņa Sēta, Riga, Latvia.
1987 Exhibition of 18 emerging artists, Exhibition Hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia. Group exhibition, Gallery Jāņa Sēta, Riga, Latvia.
1982 Art Days ‘82, Riga, Latvia.
1981 Exhibition of 14 emerging artists, Exhibition Hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
1980 Exhibition of 13 emerging artists, Exhibition Hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
1979 Exhibition of 12 emerging artists, Exhibition Hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2016 ‘World Cities. Live Painting’, tutors from the AAL and FIU, gallery onetwentyeight, New York, USA. Exhibition of work by teaching staff and students from the AAL in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in The People's Republic of China, 798 Art Zone, Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China. Exhibition of work by teaching staff and students from the AAL in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in India, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India. ‘World Cities. Live Painting’, Marc Chagall Museum, Vitebsk, Belarus.
2015 Exhibition of work by teaching staff and students from the AAL, ART VILNIUS, Vilnius, Lithuania. ‘World Cities. Live Paintings’, PolyU Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong, China. ‘Taj Mahal’, Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in India, Delhi, India. Action art ‘Ronald Reagan Building’ together with A. Naumovs, Washington, USA. Paintings by A. Naumovs and Kr. Zariņš, Porto Academy, Porto, Portugal. Exhibition of work by teaching staff and students from the AAL, Europe House, London, Great Britain.
2014 ‘Another Horizon’, FIU Exhibition Hall, Miami, USA. ‘Riga and Cities of the World. Live Paintings’, as part of Riga – European Capital of Culture, Delegation of the European Union to the United States, Washington, USA. ‘World Cities. Live Paintings’, Exhibition Hall of the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the United States of America, Washington, USA.
2013 ‘Let’s talk about painting’, gallery onetwentyeight, New York, USA.
2010 ‘Identity and Diversity’, mosaic, in collaborations with the UNESCO, Europe House, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2009 ‘Painty’, Galleri Syd in Nykobing, Denmark.
2008 ‘Le Plus Grand Choeur du Monde’, a collaboration project between the AAL and the UNESCO, Paris, France.
2007 ‘Paintings’, Gallery Erry Marie Kulo, Oslo, Norway.
2006 ‘Latvia-Lebanon’, UNESCO Office in Beirut, Liban. ‘Paintings’, Galleri Syd in Nykobing, Denmark. ‘Paintings’, Gallery Take Part, Skagen, Denmark.
2005 Art Forum ‘Salon des independants’, Paris France. ‘Paintings’, Galerie Thuillier, Paris, France. ‘Etonannte Lettonie’, Lion Municipal Exhibition Hall, Lion, France. ‘Paintings’, Walentowski Galerien H. & C. OHG, Berlin, Dresden, Germany. Art Forum ‘Art Brussels’, Brussels, Belgium. ‘200xBerlin’, exhibition of work by teaching staff and students from the AAL, Hotel Gates, Berlin, Germany.
2004 ‘Paintings’, Thereses Kunstsalong, Oslo, Norway. ‘Paintings’, Gallery Bergen, Bergen, Norway. Art Forum ‘Art Copenhagen’, Copenhagen, Denmark. ‘Paintings’. Hotel Adlon in partnership with Walentowski Galerien H. & C. OHG, Berlin, Germany.
2003 ‘Contemporary Latvian Painting’, Prague City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic. ‘Latvian Painting’, Marsala, Sicily. ‘Latvian painting in the 20th century’, Zwolle, the Netherlands.
2002 Exhibition of work by teaching staff and students from the Painting Masterclass (AAL), Vitebsk, Belarus. Group exhibition (Kr. Zariņš, R. Muzis, N. Brasliņš, U. Daņiļevskis, J. Jurjāns), Sandvik Exhibition Hall, Oslo, Norway.
2001 Exhibition of work by teaching staff and students from the AAL, KPMG Exhibition Hall, Berlin, Germany.
2000 ‘Paintings’, Galleri Syd in Nykobing, Denmark.
1999 ‘Paintings’, Gertsev Gallery, Atlanta, USA. Exhibition of work by teaching staff and students from the AAL, Dortmund, Germany.
1998 ‘Paintings’, Ole Enger’s private residence, Oslo, Norway. ‘Paintings’, Galleri Syd in Nykobing, Denmark. ‘Paintings’, Galerie Bram, Hobro, Denmark. ‘Kristaps+Kaspars’, Søllerød Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1997 Art Forum ‘Ghent-Art’, Ghent, Belgium. ‘Kristaps+Kaspars’, Havartigaarden in partnership with Søllerød Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark. ‘The Zariņš Family’, Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmrak. Exhibition of Latvian painting as part of Riga Days in Bremen, Bremen, Germany. ‘The Zariņš Family’, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
1996 ‘The Zariņš Family’, Gallery Erry Marie Kulo, Oslo, Norway. Künstlerpaaren aus Baltikum, Gallery Kornhaus, Rorschach, Switzerland.
1995 ‘The Zariņš Family’, Galleri Syd in Nykobing, Denmark. ‘The Zariņš Family’, Galleri Eirop, Hørsholm, Denmark. Art Forum ‘Arte Fiera’, Bologna, Italy.
1994 ‘The Zariņš Family’ – paintings, Galleri Fuglsanghus, Hørsholm, Denmark.
1993 ‘The Zariņš’, Gallery SKAG, Copenhagen, Denmark. Group exhibition, Søllerød Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark. ‘Latvian painting’, Gallery Huize, Kernhem, the Netherlands.
1992 Gallery Kunsthandlung/Galerie Reiner Joniskeit, Stuttgart, Germany. ‘I.K.K. Zariņš’, Gallery Nadra, Casablanca and Gallery Decouverte, Rabat, Morocco. ‘Latvian painting’, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.
1991 ‘Latvian painting’, Cologne, Germany. Touring painting exhibition in partnership with Sovavangard Art Gallery, Moscow-Berlin-Vienna. Exhibition of work by Baltic and Danish artists ‘Min Tid Som Pilot’, Den Frie Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark. ‘Paintings’ by K. Zariņš’ and Kr. Zariņš, Politiken Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1990 Exhibition-art fair of work by Latvian artists Drouot salles, Paris, France. C.R.O.U.S. scholarship exhibition, Paris, France. Exhibition of work by Latvian artists, Hamburg, Germany.
1989 Bürgerhaus Mahndorf, Bremen, Germany.
1988 Painting Triennial of Emerging Baltic Artists, Vilnius, Lithuania (diploma).
1986 ‘My Contemporary’, Moscow, Russia.
1985 Painting Triennial of Emerging Baltic Artists, Vilnius, Lithuania (diploma). ‘My contemporary’, international exhibition, Prague, Czech Republic.
1984 Exhibition of Emerging Artists, Berlin, Germany.
1983 ‘Sport in Art’, All-Union exhibition, Moscow, Russia.
1982 ‘Youth of the Land’, Moscow, Russia.
WALL PAINTINGS

Bürgerhaus Mahndorf, Bremen, Germany.
Jelgava History and Art Museum of Ģederts Eliass.
Pauls Stradiņš Museum for History of Medicine.
Riga Square, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Museum of Theatrum Anatomicum, RSU.
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.

WORK IN COLLECTIONS

Private collection of Aldis Plaudis, Riga, Latvia.
AS Air Baltic Corporation, Riga, Latvia.
Private collection of Dina and Jānis Zuzāns, Riga, Latvia.
Hansabank, Riga, Latvia.
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia.
The Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia.
The Artists' Union of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
The Saeima (Parliament) of the Republic of Latvia.
Art Foundation Collection, Moscow, Russia.
Private painting collection of Ole Enger, Oslo, Norway.
Rietumu Bank artwork collection, Riga, Latvia.
Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.