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  • Name: Olga Shilova
    Born: in 1966 in Ventspils, Latvia
    Phone number: +371 29497503
    E-mail: olga@olgasilova.lv
    Website: www.olgasilova.lv
    Resides: Jurmala, Latvia
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    Education
    Work experience
    Solo exhibitions
    Selected Group Exhibitions
    Awards
    Works in Collections
    Works In Public Space
    Commissions
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    Education

    1991 graduated from the Sculpture Dept. of the Latvian Academy of Arts. Master of Arts.
    In 2003 took the professional improvement course at the University of Daugavpils Innovations in the system of higher education.
    Member of the Latvian Union of Artists.


    Work experience

    2010 – Present Associated professor at the Latvian Academy of Arts
    2004 – 2010 Docent at the Latvian Academy of Arts
    2001 – 2004 Lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Arts
    1999 – 2001 Modeling teacher at the Janis Rozentals Riga Art High-school
    1984 – 1985 Drawing teacher at Riga Primary school no. 18


    Solo exhibitions

    2019 Adam’s Apple. Rietumu Banka exhibition hall, RCC, Rīga, Latvija
    2018 Milda’s Three-quarters Turn. gallery Art XO, Riga, Latvia
    2016 Deposite, Cesis exhibition hall, Cesis, Latvia
    2015 Journey ( together with Tatjana Krivenkova ) XO gallery, Riga, Latvia
    2015 Shapes of Riga (together with G.Pantelejev), Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
    2011 Calendar of Dreams 2012XO gallery, Riga, Latvia
    2010 Calendar of Dreams 2011, Creative workshop of the exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
    2009 Olga Shilova. Sculpture. XO gallery, Riga, Latvia
    2002 Exploring the sand, Ventspils Museum, Ventspils, Latvia
    2002 Distance of the kissRiga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
    2002 Trajectory of subconsciousness, Gallery Valencia, St Petersburg, Russia
    2000 In the sign of Aquarius, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia
    1998 Fingerprints, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia
    1996 Calligraphy, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia
    1994 Honeymoon (together with G.Pantelejev), Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia


    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2020 Lactation. LNMM Kupola hall, iīga, Latvia.o
    2020 Sculpture. Object. Kuldiga Art House, Kuldiga, Latvia.
    2020 Art project “What is M”? Ventspils theatre house “Juras varti”, Ventspils, Latvia.  
    2019 Sculpture. Pottery. Glass. Lecturer exhibition of the Visual Plastic Department of the Latvian Academy of Arts, Valmiera Museum, Valmiera, Latvia
    2019 International Contemporary Art Fair ARTVILNIUS ’19, Vilnius, Lithuania.
    2019 Power Source. Art Gallery Museum LV, Riga, Latvia
    2019 Navigation’s Eleven Seasons. Livonian Order Castle Exhibition Hall, Ventspils, Latvia
    2019 Drawing. Kuldiga Artists’ Residence, Kuldiga, Latvia
    2018 ANTI Sculpture Park (with students), Polish Sculpture Center Oronsko, Oronsko, Poland
    2018 Portrait in Latvia. 20th Century. Visage. LNMA exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia.
    2018 Tautumeitas un tautudēli. Mūkusala Art Salon, Riga, Latvia
    2017 Eskultura, Kuldiga art house, Kuldiga, Latvia
    2017 Hiperrealism. LNMM exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
    2016 Entrails, Gallery CIVITA NOVA, Lielais Dzintars, Liepaja, Latvia
    2015 My heart is a tiger, Gallery Art Station Dubulti, Jūrmala, Latvia
    2014 Autumn 2014. Black dogs. LMS gallery, Riga, Latvia
    2014 Perspective of the solar system, LNMA exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
    2014 European professional doll art festival, Latvian Railway History Museum,Riga,Latvia
    2014 Money Design. Pin code., The Embassy of Latgale GORS, Rezekne, Latvia
    2014 Money Design. PIN code., Ventspils city museum in the castle of the Livonian Order, Ventspils, Latvia
    2013 Monumental public sculpture competititon for the development of the Future Levante Park in Murcia city, Murcia Spain
    2012 Sculpture. From Terpis until Masurius, LMS gallery, Riga, Latvia
    2012 Where is my airplane? Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia
    2012 Dolls, Ventspils city museum in the castle of the Livonian Order, Ventspils, Latvia
    2012 The garden of fate, charity auction, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
    2011 Woman’s breath, contemporary art exhibiton of the magazine Santa, Riga, Latvia
    2011 The International Mass of contemporary art ARTVILNIUS ’11, Vilnius, Lithuania
    2011 Women, women, women, European Union House, Riga, Latvia
    2010 RECYCLING, annual autumn exhibition, Railroad museum, Riga, Latvia
    2010 ARTNOCTURNE CNOCKE, Cnocke, Belgium
    2010 HOT ART BASEL, Basel, Switzerland
    2010 Golden works, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
    2009 Blue, Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
    2007 The hot scpecifics, exhibition hall of Mentzendorff’s House, Riga, Latvia
    2005 Latvian art of the 20th cenutry’s second half, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
    2004 White concrete, Jurmala City Museum, Jurmala, Latvia
    2003 Latvian Art, XX Century, Zvolle Stedeliijk Museum, Zvolle, Netherlands
    2000 The International Baltic Animalistic Sculpture Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
    2000 International Sculpture Quadrennial Riga-2000, Museum Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
    2000 Baltic Art. Contemporary paintings and sculpture. National Arts Club, New York, Gallery of the international Monetary Fund.
    1999 15 Artists from Latvia. Gallery J&B, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    1998 2nd World-wide Latvian Contemporary Art exhibition, State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
    1998 Chinese Pipe. Museum of Foreign Art, Riga, Latvia.
    Latvian Contemporary Art. Architects Hall of Rathhouse, Prague, Czech Republic
    1997 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale. Hokkaido, Japan
    1997 Riga in Contemporary Art. Exhibition-competition, Gallery A. Suna, Riga, Latvia (prize)
    1997 Latvian Contemporary Art. Grande Salle deL’Aubette, Strasbourg, France
    1996 International Sculpture Quadrennial Riga – 96 Crossroads. Latvian National Museum of Art exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
    1996 Women Europe, Gallery Shambala, Copenhagen, Denmark
    1996 Les Journees Baltes. Baltic States Art Exhibition. UNESCO building, Paris, France
    1994 Contemporary Art from Latvia. Morphy Gallery Limassol, Cyprus
    1991 Four Young SculptorsSculptors House, Riga, Latvia


    Awards

    2020 – Badge of honor and title “Honorary citizen of Jurmala” for her contribution to the popularization of the image of the city and its development. Jurmala, Latvia
    2019 Third Prize of Jurmala City Council proposal for Creation of Artistic High Quality Environmental Object in Jurmala
    2019 Roja County Council First Prize in the Design Contest Creation of a recreational area and sculpture project “People by the Sea” next to the Roja Sea Fishery Museum. Roja, Latvia
    2019 Awarded with Republic of Latvia the Order of the Three Stars and appointed a Chief of the Order.
    2018 Riga city council incentive award Latvia 100 environmental object by Latvian National theatre. Riga, Latvia .
    2018 Incentive prize memorial plate to Archbishop Teodors Grinbergs at Ventspils state 1st gymnasium facade. Ventspils, Latvia.
    2017 Incentive award Environmental object/sculpture Latvia 100 Dobele city square. Dobele, Latvia.
    2016 Moscow garden revitalization. Riga, Latvia.
    2016 3rd place in nomination public exterior Latvijan builders guilde award ceremony 2016. for sculpture Leste, Daugava promanade, Riga, Latvia.
    2016 SIA „Dzintaru koncertzale” incentive award for proposal for “Dzintaru concert hall” small hall southern and northern galleries. Jurmala, Latvia.
    2015 Third prize at Riga city council and A/S „Latvijas balzāms” contest Alberta square development concept and Abrahams Kunce memorial, Alberta square, Riga, Latvia.
    2015 First prize in Jelgava city council contest Jubilejas zīme “Jelgava – 750”
    2014 Riga Eastern executive incentive award for design contest Crow Street republic .
    2014 Selected projects nomination in monumental public sculpture contest Competition for the future Park in Murcia city.
    2006 First prize in the competition of Livu square design object, Riga, Latvia.
    2005 Second Prize in the competition of the Liberation war monument , Preili, Latvia.
    2004 Prize of the Year in Architecture, nomination Best outdoor design object in Latvia.
    2002 Riga City Council Award
    2000 Second Prize in the International Animality Festival in Tallinn, Estonia
    1997 Award of the Trust Commercial Bank


    Works in Collections

    Latvian National Museum of art, Riga, Latvia
    Exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
    Royal Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Jurmala City Museum, Jurmala, Latvia
    Toyamura Sculpture Biennale Committee, Hokkaido, Japan
    Swedbank, Riga, Latvia
    Ventspils Nafta, Ventspils, Latvia
    Fundacion Murcia Futuro, Murcia, Spain
    Mūkusala Art Salon, Riga, Latvia
    Māris Vītols Art Collection, Riga, Latvia
    Works in private collections in Latvia, Cyprus, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, USA, France


    Works In Public Space

    2020 Urban sculpture, The Swings, Riga, Latvia
    2020 Aspazija in Dunes, open-air sculpture, Dubulti, Jurmala, Latvia
    2016 Urban sculpture Leste, Daugavas promenade, Spikeri quarter, Riga, Latvia.
    2014 Statuette Imants Ziedonis, The atrium of LNL building in front of the entrance to the Holl of Ziedonis, Riga, Latvia
    2009 Commemorative plaque Blossom, within the territory of primary school Taurenitis, Jurmala, Latvia
    2007 Riga Tower Counter, open-air sculpture, Riga, Latvia
    2005 Mermaid and the swimmer, open-air sculpture, Jurmala, Latvia
    2004 Amberclock, design object, Liepaja, Latvia
    2003 Sculpture Kissers, Limbazi, Latvia.
    2004 Sculptural Fountain Water Pole, Cesis, Latvia
    2000 Sculpture group The Disks, ANS center of education, Riga, Latvia
    1998 Sculptural Fountain Horse, City of Ventspils, Latvia
    1997 Sculptural Fountain The Jug, Jurmala, Latvia


    Commissions

    2020 Aspazija in Dunes, open-air sculpture, Dubulti, Jurmala, Latvia, Commissioned by SIA “Roche Latvia”.
    2019 Exterior sculpture Adam and Eve. Jurmala. Private commission.
    2018 Plank Ventspils oldest coat of arms. Ordered by the Ventspils City Museum.
    2017 Project Jurmala – for Latvia 100. sculpture Aspazijas dunes. Commissioned by Jurmala History and Art Society.
    2017 Poets Eduards Veidenbaums Memorial Plaque at Pils laukums 2, Riga. Ordered by Writing and Music Museum.
    2016 Caress. Yearly award. Commissioned by society AGIHAS.
    2016 Jurmala holiday resort cup. Jurmala city council commission.
    2016 Peteris Dindonis Award for life achievement at Bulduri gardening school. Commission for Bulduri gardening school.
    2015 Latvijan 2 euro coin Stork design authot. Commission for Bank of Latvia.
    2014 Sculpture Milda, commission of the Bank of Latvia
    2014 Author of the prize for the project Ziedonis Time, Foundation Viegli commission.
    2013 Author of the prize and medals for the World Choir Games 2014, commission of Riga – 2014 Foundation.
    2011 Author of the prize The tree of good intentions, commission by joint-stock company Latvijas zalais punkts
    2010 Author of the prize Golden rake of the project The big community volunteer service, commission by LLC P.R.A.E.
    2010 Author of the prize of the project Latvia can!, commission by LLC P.R.A.E.
    2006 Author of the prize of the year, Environment, Health, Safety, commisssion by LLC Statoil Latvia
    2005 Author of the prize for the project We are looking for the pride of Latvia
    2001 The design of a 1 LS coin The Stork, commission by the Bank of Latvia
    1999 The author of the prize Baltic Pearl ’99 for international film festival Baltic pearl, commission by LLC Artcontract
    1999 The design of golden coin Javelin Thrower, dedication to the Olympic Games of 2000 in Sydney, commission by the Bank of Latvia
    1994 The author of the prize The Seagull for the international choir festival Ventspils ’94, commision by the Ventspils City Council


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