Aigars Bikse
 Aigars Bikse. The Head Loss. 2012. Bronze, 56x40x18 cm Aigars Bikse. Girl with a Wooden Leg. 2012-2014. Wood, 280x126x132 cm 
  Aigars Bikse. Sergeant Gvido. 2013. Bronze, 61x42x37 cm Aigars Bikse. Soldier`s Suffering. 2013. Bronze, 109x39x39 cm 
  Aigars Bikse. Infantry Sergeant. 2013. Bronze, 61x35x35 cm Aigars Bikse. Infantry Sergeant. Fragment. 2013. Bronze, 61x35x35 cm 
  Aigars Bikse. The inner experience of Maija Borovkova in Ziepniekkalns, two years before converting into islam in Birmingham. 2018. Wood, 400x206x274 cm Aigars Bikse. The illumination of Maija Borovkova in Ziepniekkalns, two years before converting into islam in Birmingham. 2018. Bronze, 72x43x20 cm 
  Aigars Bikse. “The gathering point of shared expariences” about the case of Maija Borovkova in Ziepniekkalns, two years before converting into islam in Birmingham by Aigars Bikše. 2018. Video interpretation Aigars Bikse. Two Rainis. 2018. Sculpture beside National Library of Latvia 
  Aigars Bikse. Two Rainis. 2018. Sculpture beside National Library of Latvia 

Aigars Bikse

Born on February 8, 1969, in Jurmala, Latvia.

2011 Head of the Department of Fashion Design, Art Academy of Latvia.
2010 Student of the Doctoral Programme at the Art Academy of Latvia.
2007 Professor, Art Academy of Latvia.
2006 Head of the Faculty of Visual Plastic Arts, Art Academy of Latvia.
2005 Chair person of the organization MMIC.
2004-2008 Associate Professor, Art Academy of Latvia.
2002–2004 Expert in targeted programmes for Visual Arts and Photography, State Culture Capital Foundation.
2001-2006 Pro Dean of the Faculty of Visual Plastic Arts, Art Academy of Latvia.
2001-2003 Expert in the Visual Arts Council, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.
2000-2004 Assistant Professor, Art Academy of Latvia.
2000-2002 Expert and chair person in Visual Arts and Photography programmes and cross – sector council , State Culture Capital Foundation.
2000 Master’s Degree, Art Academy of Latvia.
2000 Residency in Lorient Art and Residence Center, France.
1999 Residency in Nordic States Contemporary Art Residence center, Odense, Denmark.
1998-2004 Board member, The Artists’ Union of Latvia.
1998-2000 Lecturer, Art Academy of Latvia.
1998 Residency, The Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France.
1993-1995 Art Academy of Latvia, studies in the workshop of Igors Vasiļjevs.
1984-1990 Riga School of Design and Art.
1975-1984 Jurmala 1st Gymnasium.
1990 Starts participating in exhibitions.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

2018 Touch, Daugava gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2018 Sculpture Two Rainis, beside National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
2015 Infecting the Truth, Daugava gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2014 Interactive sculpture Onsen, (in collaboration with the japanese artist Hayashi Yasuhiko), within “Riga – European Capital of Culture 2014”, Riga, Latvia.
2014 Kinetic sculpture Monument Wars, within “Riga – European Capital of Culture”, Riga, Latvia.
2010 The Time Will Save History,Aigars Bikše documentary sculpture collection and stories by Māris Bērziņš, Māksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2010 Installation The Queen of Emptiness, LNMM exhibition hall Arsenāls , Riga, Latvia.
2010 Installation What Stays in the Same Place, if Everything is Moving?, train station Imanta, Riga, Latvia.
2009 Installation Two Minute Cycle of Historical Justice, for the annual White Night, Riga, Latvia.
2009 Monument for Francis Trasuns, Rēzekne, Latvia.
2008 Installation The Incredible Adventures of the USA Flag in Latvia or Birds of a Feather Flock Together, Aknīste High School, Aknīste, Latvia.
2007 Object Memorial Relief for Those Who Have Sacrificed Their Time to Save The Virtual World, for the urban art project Speķa iela, Riga, Latvia.
2007 Object-installation Aid Post, for Laundau College youth project, Aomori, Japan.
2005 Object Hand Warmer in the Coldest Time of Year for University Students, Latvia University of Agriculture, Jelgava, Latvia.
2004 Object One Tenth of Mother Earth’s Office, for Riga Architecture Biennal, Main Cemetary of Riga City, Klusā str. 2, Riga, Latvia.
2003 Environmental object Space of Resistance, Wyrnvi sculpture park, United Kingdom.
2003 Object The Tell-Tale Heart, for The First International Fantasy Film Festival Riga, Riga, Latvia.
2003 Object Is Riga Ready Yet?, Riga city canal, Latvia.
2000 Object Seven Suns Over Competition, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.
1999 The Summer of Collaborationist, Daugava gallery, Riga, Latvia.
1997 Object The Impossible Purity, Torņu str., Riga, Latvia.
1996 The Necessary Reality, M-6 gallery, Riga, Latvia.
1995 Women and Fish, Bastejs gallery, Riga, Latvia.
1994 Object The Boat, Jurmala Beach, Jurmala, Latvia.
1994 Bathing in Gold, Gallery Centrs, Riga, Latvia.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 The World is Everything that Exists, Daugava gallery, Rīga, Latvia.
2015 ARTVILNIUS`15, International Contemporary Art Fair, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2013 European Army and the Soldiers of Emperor Xian, Xi’an, China.
2012 Rauma Biennale Balticum, the 14th contemporary art biennal in Rauma, Finland.
2011 Emperor’s Army, Xi’an, China.
2011 International contemporary art festival Survival Kit, Riga, Latvia.
2010 International contemporary art festival Survival Kit, Riga, Latvia.
2008 Homo Urbanus – Homo Sapiens?, in culture park Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2007 The Lodz Biennale, Lodz, Poland.
2007 Itineraire, Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori, Japan.
2006 Forecast for the Present, Jurmala City Museum, Jurmala, Latvia.
2006 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Tokamachi, Japan.
2005 Sense in Place, Sligo City gallery, Sligo, Ireland.
2005 Stilla kaos, Rydals Museum, Rydal, Sweden.
2005 Exchange, for culture festival Etonnante Lettonie, Rennes, France.
2005 Pinkhouse, co-project with artist Kristaps Gulbis for the annual Venice Biennal, Venice, Italy.
2004 Essange, Lorient, France.
2004 International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Ventspils, Latvia.
2003 International Bronze Sculpture Symposium, Rīgas galerija , Riga, Latvia.
2002 Group exhibition, Bremen City Gallery, Germany.
2002 Pjūčer, LNMM exhibition hall Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia.
2001 Autumn, LNMM exhibition hall Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia.
2001 Identity, Rīgas galerija, Riga, Latvia.
2001 Baltic Safety, Arlanda Airport, Sweden.
2001 Identity – contemporary reality, exposition of Latvia for Art Moskow, Moscow, Russia.
2000 International art symposium The Bridge, Zvartava, Latvia.
2000 Riga Sculpture Quadrennial 2000, Riga, Latvia.
2000 Execution and copyright monitoring for Latvian pavillion in WORLD EXPO 2000, Hannover, Germany.
2000 Sculptors for Riga, Riga, Latvia.
1999 [duali:tet], in collaboration with Nishi Masaaki, Odense Culture and Art Center, Odense, Denmark.
1998 Balsam, M-6 gallery, Riga, Latvia.
1998 Execution and copyright monitoring for Latvian pavillion in WORLD EXPO 98, Lisbon.
1997 Riga’s 800 in Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia.
1997 Opera, SMMC – the annual exhibition, Riga, Latvia.
1997 International Woodcarving symposium, Riga, Latvia.
1997 International Woodcarving symposium, Liepaja, Latvia.
1997 Concept for Latvian pavillion in WORLD EXPO 98 Lisabon, M-6 gallery, Riga, Latvia.
1996 Christmas Photo Gallery, Bastejs gallery, Riga, Latvia.
1996 Latvian Art, National Library Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia.
1996 Geo-Geo, SMMC – the annual exhibition, Pedvale, Latvia.
1995 Monument, SMMC – the annual exhibition, Riga, Latvia.
1992 Autumn 92, Latvia exhibition hall, Riga, Latvia.

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