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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.
Born 1978 in Adazi, Latvia
Currently lives and works in Berlin.
Artist. Fields of work:
Interdisciplinary visual art, video, VJ, photography, installations, performance, paintings, interior design.
2002 Bachelor's degree in liberal arts, visual communication and design
1998-2002 Latvian Academy of Art, Dept. of Visual Communication / Riga, Latvia
Projects / exhibitions:
Playground – Performance. Berlin
Love Charms – Photo, installation. Riga, Berlin
Video installation for Tresor. - Multiple video, light installations. Berlin
Crossing the Bridges – Art director. Arena Riga
Das Zittern hat ein Ende - Performance, installation. Vienna
Mending and Bending to Riga with love. Happening. Riga
Fire weed. Installation, performance. Lülea.
Mending and Bending Remedies Beneath the Palm Tree. Happening. Vienna.
George. Photo series for book and exhibitions. Riga, Vilnius.
Green Gold - Witch Soup Kitchen. Performance, installation. Warsaw.
Blessing. Installation, performance. HB55 Berlin, KIM? Riga.
Mobile Utopia Research Unit. Performance together with J&K at Fusion Festival. Germany. Larz.
Banga. Performance, installation. Berlin. Riga.
Wow. Video mapping installation. Berlin.
Kiosk. Polaroid photo exhibition. Berlin, Vilnius, Riga.
Fear is unfounded. Video installation. Leipzig.
If more children are born boys than girls, than it means war. Paintings,installations. Riga.
White Magnetic Wizard. Solo exhibition. Photo, paintings, installations. Riga.
18 nov. President of Latvia ball. Interior designer. Riga.
Otto Fotto. Photo exhibition, part of Leipzig photo festival.
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.
Euphoria. Film and performance in association with Teatherhause Weimar (Germany) / 2003-2004 - Weimar, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen ,Sylt, Riga.
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.
Telejam. Multimedia performance in collaboration with AmbientTV (London). Riga, London.
Creative work & management :
Dubultremonts. Interior design TV show host. Riga.
Singalong. Artists residence founder, cultural management. Riga.
Showroom6 Matilde. International art festival. Curator. Riga.
Rigasound. New media culture project founder. Riga.
MA1Z3. Fashion and contemporary culture management. Riga.
99%Svaigs. Contemporary culture management. Riga.