“Memory is selective, fickle, entirely accidental. Quite often the mind will move a random detail, a mere shard of reality, into the foreground as if it was the most important. A fragment of a body or a room deeply embedded in the context of events will levitate in your mind as if outside of tine and space, emitting significance. As in a mirror, dimly, it is to paint. As in a mirror, dimly, it is to behold my own works. I understand them, they are of me and yet remain hidden, there for me to discover.” Krista Dzudzilo
Krista Dzudzilo studied in the Riga Centre Humanitarian secondary school (1996- 2005) and Janis Rozentals Art secondary school (2005- 2009). She studied painting in the Visual Arts department (2009- 2013) and got a Bachelor’s degree. She continued her studies in the Visual Communication department (2013-2016) where she was awarded a Master’s degree in 2016. Since 2007 she has been participating in joint exhibitions and giving her solo shows. She often arranges exhibitions together with Reinis Dzudzilo. Their creative activities are connected with the theatres of Latvia where they make stage designs. Krista Dzudzilo has made costumes for over twenty theatrical performances in the Latvian National theatre, Michael Chehov Riga Russian theatre, Valmiera Drama theatre, Liepaja theatre, Dirty Deal- Teatro, Latvian National Opera and others. Together with Reinis Dzudzilo she was repeatedly nominated for the Spelmanu Nakts award and once received it. In 2019 they got a Prague Scenography Quadrennial award for the display “ZRwhdZ”, which was also nominated for the Purvitis’ award in the Contemporary Art centre Kim?. Krista Dzudzilo’s painting diptych “1987” has been included in the collection of the Latvian National Arts museum and her video work “Clarity” is entered into the collection of the Latvian Art museum.