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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 12 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:
Projects / exhibitions (selected) :
J&K at LGBTQ+ House Berlin – Paintings. Berlin
Nyege Nyege Festival – VJ performance. Uganda.
KIN MATTER – Performance. Costumes, Installation. Kopenhagen
Winter Solstice pagans Benga Wrong way – Video installation,performance. Berlin Alma Gallery at Padure Manor - personal exhibition. Video, Photo Instalation. Latvia
Lyrical Gravity – VR, Performance. Berlin
Mushroom Totem Garden - Installation. Denmark
WE - Performance. Malmo
Deep Sky Objects – Dance performance. Berlin
Playground – Performance. Berlin
Love Charms – Foto, installation. Riga, Berlin
Video installation for Tresor. - Video, 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.
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.
Green Gold - Witch Soup Kitchen. Performance, installation. Warsaw.
Blessing. Installation, performance. HB55 Berlin, KIM? Riga.
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.
Banga. Performance, installation. Berlin. Riga.
Straume night club. Inerior design. Riga.
Wow. Video mapping installation. Berlin.
Kiosk. Polaroid photo exhibition. Berlin, Vilnius, Riga.
Fear is unfounded. Video installation. Leipzig.
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.
MO bar. Interior design. Riga.
Plektrum. Video performance. Festival of visual sound. Tallinn.
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.
VJ live. Video performance Name festival Lille, France.
Singalong hostel. Interior design. Riga.
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.
Ludviga Project. Video installation for a theatre play at Dailes Teatris. Riga.
Euphoria. Film and performance in association with Teatherhause Weimar (Germany) / 2003-2004 - Weimar, Berlin (Hebbel Theater), Hamburg (Kampnagel), Bremen ,Sylt, Riga (JRT).
Tekuļi. Exhibition “TM-LV” Installation. Riga.
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.
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
Telejam delay28. Multimedia performance in collaboration with AmbientTV (London). Riga, London.
Polar Circuit III. International New Media art Workshop. Rovaniemi, Finland.
Creative work & management :
Dubultremonts. Interior design TV show host. Riga.
Singalong. Artists residence founder, cultural management. Riga.
Rigasound. New media culture project founder. Riga.
MA1Z3. Fashion and contemporary culture management. Riga.
SOYA. Video-artist, vj group. 2001-2002. Riga.
99%Svaigs. Contemporary culture management. Riga.
Event management :
Showroom6 Matilde. International contemporary art exhibition. Curator. Riga.
Down the tunnelz 03.04. New media culture festival. Management. Liepaja, Latvia
U turn me on One night exhibition. Curator. Riga.
Dreams of Einstein. One night exhibition. Curator. Riga.
Fiest! One night exhibition. Curator. Riga.