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Maija Kurševa (1981)

Maija Kurševa is an artist working with a vast range of mediums, often combining them. Her exhibitions over the last few years have included installations, spatial structures, combined with moving images, graphics, drawings and sculptures. The artist’s ideas often revolve around personal contemplations about the process of creation of a work of art, subjecting the space to an idea, by using visually laconic means of expression. Regardless of the extensive use of mediums, drawing has always been at the bedrock of the artist’s ideas, and it also functions as the method of taking notes of thoughts that pop up on a daily basis.

Maija Kurševa (born 1981) graduated with BA (2006) and MA (2008) degrees from the Visual Communication programme of the Art Academy of Latvia. She currently teaches composition and riso printing at the Art Academy of Latvia,  Movement.Image.Sound department. In 2017, Kurševa founded the not-for-profit gallery Low, and has acted as the gallery’s programme director (2017-2019). She is also the founder and curator of Riga Zine Festival (2016, 2018) as well as co-founder and project manager of the artist collective Popper Publishing (2012-2018).

Kurševa has partaken in artist residencies Kai in Tallinn (2020), ISCP in New York (2019), Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2019) and Iaspis in Umea (2013). From 2004, she has participated in exhibitions in Latvia and abroad, and notably, was nominated for the Purvītis Prize in 2017 for her work Joviality.


SOLO SHOWS

2022 Tension, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2019 Black Lines, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2018 Investigation, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2017 Underground, Low Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2016 Checkered Order, Gallery Māksla XO, Riga, Latvia
2013 Series, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2010 Three-Legged Case, Lim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
2009 Spin, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia