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, computer graphics, 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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    2016

    Das Zittern hat ein Ende - Performance, installation. Vienna

    Mending and Bending to Riga with love. Happening. Riga

    Fire weed. Installation, performance. Lülea.

    2015

    Green Gold - Harvest ceremony.   Performance, installation. Berlin

    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

    Temple stage.  Sculptures, paintings, installation at Plötzlich  am  Meer Festival. Poland.

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

    2012

    Banga. Performance, installation. Berlin. Riga.

    2011

    Straume night club. Inerior design. Riga.

    Wow. Video mapping installation. Berlin.

    2010

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

    Fear is unfounded. Video installation. Leipzig.

    2009

    Euripides "Bacchae". Video installation for Margaritas Zalites theater performance. Berlin, Leipzig.

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

    Dasha Rush performance. Video installation. Berlin.

    2008

    MO bar. Interior design. Riga.

    Plektrum. Video performance. Festival of visual sound. Tallinn.

    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. 

    VJ live. Video performance Name festival Lille, France.

    2006

    Singalong hostel. Interior design. Riga.

    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.

    2004

    Ludviga Project. Video installation for a theatre play at Dailes Teatris. Riga.

    2003

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

    TekuΔΌi. Exhibition “TM-LV” Installation. Riga.

    2002

    Castle of Light. Multimedia exhibition. 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.

    2001

    New media art festival of Minsk. Video performance. Minsk.

    Rigasound.org   net-radio Regular audiovisual performances. Riga.

    Telejam 03. Multimedia performance in collaboration with AmbientTV (London) and radio station FRO (Austria). Riga, London, Linz

    2000

    Telejam delay28. Multimedia performance in collaboration with AmbientTV (London). Riga, London.

    Polar Circuit III. International New Media art Workshop. Rovaniemi, Finland.

    Creative work & management :

    2007-2008

    Dubultremonts. Interior design TV show host. Riga.

    2006-2008

    Singalong. Artists residence founder, cultural management. Riga.

    2000-2005

    Rigasound. New media culture project founder. Riga.

    2001-2004

    MA1Z3. Fashion and contemporary culture management. Riga.

    2001-2002

    SOYA. Video-artist, vj group. 2001-2002. Riga.

    1999-2001

    99%Svaigs. Contemporary culture management. Riga.

    Event management :

    2008

    Showroom6 Matilde. International contemporary art exhibition. Curator. Riga.

    2000-2001

    Down the tunnelz 03.04. New media culture festival. Management. Liepaja, Latvia

    2000

    U turn me on One night exhibition. Curator. Riga.

    1999

    Dreams of Einstein. One night exhibition. Curator. Riga.

    1999

    Fiest! One night exhibition. Curator. Riga.