LINARDS KULLESS

Linards Kulless is a latvian interdisciplinary visual artist. For many years he worked as cultural manager in a couple of Riga art projects. Now he works in different media like video, photo and installation. The artistic playground of Linards includes theatre performances, paintings, outfit and interior concepts. Linards also works as a VJ  since 2001.   He exposes his work in art exhibitions since 1999 in many European countries.  In his art projects there are often found ethnographic influences, esoteric knowledge and a search for identity. 

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    Linards Kulless is a latvian interdisciplinary visual artist. For many years he worked as cultural manager in a couple of Riga art projects. Now he works in different media like video, photo and installation. The artistic playground of Linards includes theatre performances, new media, outfit and interior concepts. Linards also works as a VJ  since 2001.  He exposes his work in art exhibitions since 1999 in many European countries. In Riga he founded an artists residence and cultural center “Singalong” which last for several years.  One of his most successful and notable projects (“Castle of Light“) gained high regards at the Latvian pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, 8th International exhibition of architecture. Another significant project was a film and theatrical performance called “Euphoria“, which was displayed in many European cities. In his art projects there are often found ethnographic influences, esoteric knowledge and a search for identity. For the last 6 years Linards have lived and worked in Berlin.

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    Curriculum Vitae
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    Linards Kulles
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    Born 1978 in Adazi, Latvia
    Currently lives and works in Berlin.
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    Artist. Fields of work:
    Interdisciplinary visual art, video, VJ, photography, installations, performance, paintings, interior design.
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    Education:
    2002 Bachelor's degree in liberal arts, visual communication and design
    1998-2002 Latvian Academy of Art, Dept. of Visual Communication / Riga, Latvia
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    Projects / exhibitions:

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    2019

    Playground – Performance. Berlin

    2018

    Love Charms – Photo, installation. Riga, Berlin

    2017

    Video installation for Tresor. - Multiple video, light installations. Berlin

    Crossing the Bridges – Art director. Arena Riga

    2016

    Das Zittern hat ein Ende - Performance, installation. Vienna

    Mending and Bending to Riga with love. Happening. Riga

    Fire weed. Installation, performance. Lülea.

    2015

    Mending and Bending Remedies Beneath the Palm Tree. Happening. Vienna.

    George. Photo series for book and exhibitions. Riga, Vilnius.

    2014

    Green Gold - Witch Soup Kitchen. Performance, installation. Warsaw.

    Blessing. Installation, performance. HB55 Berlin, KIM? Riga.

    2013

    Mobile Utopia Research Unit. Performance together with J&K at Fusion Festival. Germany. Larz.

    2012

    Banga. Performance, installation. Berlin. Riga.

    2011

    Wow. Video mapping installation. Berlin.

    2010

    Kiosk. Polaroid photo exhibition. Berlin, Vilnius, Riga.

    Fear is unfounded. Video installation. Leipzig.

    2009

    If more children are born boys than girls, than it means war. Paintings,installations. Riga.

    2008

    White Magnetic Wizard. Solo exhibition. Photo, paintings, installations. Riga.

    2007

    18 nov. President of Latvia ball. Interior designer. Riga.

    Otto Fotto. Photo exhibition, part of Leipzig photo festival.

    2005

    Power signs. Exhibition „Museum time“ National Art Museum. Installation. Riga.

    Think about bright things at dark moments of life. Installation. Weimar. Riga.

    Bless this House. Exhibition Jukas. Riga. “Cartographies de Riga”.Molhause, France.

    2003

    Euphoria. Film and performance in association with Teatherhause Weimar (Germany) / 2003-2004 - Weimar, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen ,Sylt, Riga.

    2002

    Castle of Light. Latvian pavilion La Biennale di Venezia. 8th International exhibition of Architecture. Venice.

    ArtGENDA 2002. Video performance.Young Artists Biennial of the Baltic Sea Region. Hamburg.

    2000

    Telejam. Multimedia performance in collaboration with AmbientTV (London). Riga, London.

    Creative work & management :

    2007-2008

    Dubultremonts. Interior design TV show host. Riga.

    2006-2008

    Singalong. Artists residence founder, cultural management. Riga.

    2008

    Showroom6 Matilde. International art festival. Curator. Riga.

    2000-2005

    Rigasound. New media culture project founder. Riga.

    2001-2004

    MA1Z3. Fashion and contemporary culture management. Riga.

    1999-2001

    99%Svaigs. Contemporary culture management. Riga.