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Alnis Stakle

Alnis Stakle (1975) lives and works in Latvia. He holds a Ph.D. in Art education from Daugavpils University in Latvia.

He has widely exhibited his works since 1998, including at such locations as the Chelsea Art Museum in New York (USA), the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid (Spain), Modern Art Oxford (UK), the Langhans Gallery Prague (Czechoslovakia), the Carlos Merida Museum of Modern Art in Guatemala, Gallery.Photographer.ru (Russia), the ‘Gostiny Dvor’ Museum and Exhibition Complex in Archangelsk, the Tyumen Regional Museum of Fine Arts, the Krasnoyarsk Cultural Historical Museum Complex, the State Russian Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO in St. Petersburg (Russia), the Contemporary Art Museum in Santo Domingo (Spain), the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Latvian Museum of Photography, the Latvian National Museum of Art and, The Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art.

Stakle`s works have been included in the magazines Shots (UK/USA), Eyemazing (Netherlands), RA Magazine (UK), Source (Ireland), Foto Kvartals (Latvia), Studija (Latvia), Camera Austria (Austria), The Room (Hungary), Photography Now (Germany), Kvartalnik Fotografia (Poland), Leica Photography International (Germany) and others.

Stakle`s work is included in the art collections of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, the Latvian Museum of Photography and the Thessalonica Museum of Photography in Greece.
Alnis Stakle has been a member of Agency.Phptographer.ru since 2006 and an author of Gallery.Photographer.ru since 2007.

Selected solo exhibitions:

2012 Ilgas, within the scope of the Festival of Young Photography Circulation(s), Paris, France
2010 L.S.D. Living Space Daugavpils, FK gallery, Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art “Kim?”, Riga, Latvia
2009 Broken Line, gallery Pionova, Gdansk, Poland
2009 Broken Line, gallery Carre, Photofestival Transphotographiques, Lille, France
2007-2008 Topography of Biography, gallery Photograper.ru, Art Center Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
2007 Living Space – Daugavpils, F Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
2006-2007 Nothing Personal, National Art Museum, Riga, Latvia
2006 Life of the Mind, Daugavpils University gallery, Daugavpils, Latvia
2006 Living Space – Daugavpils, 13th International Month of Photography, Athens, Greece
2006 Living Space – Daugavpils, gallery AAS, photofestival Photosynkyria, Thessalonica, Greece
2006 Flash Back, gallery Modern Art Oxford, Oxford/England
2005 Eyesight Instinct, in cooperation with Vilnis Auzins project Kulturjahr der Zehn, photographic art from the new EU countries, Landesvertretung Bremens, Berlin, Germany
2003 Living Space – Daugavpils, gallery Klarisk, photofestival Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia
2002 Dark Side of the Moon, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
2001 Unfinished Journeys, art action Berkenele, Latvia
2001 Visited, Photo festival Noorderlicht, Art Center Niggendijker, Groningen, The Netherlands
2000 Dark side of the Moon, Art and Local History Museum, Daugavpils, Latvia
1999 Voices, palace of culture Varpa, Daugavpils, Latvia
1998 Frame of Mind, Art and Local History Museum, Daugavpils, Latvia

Selected group exhibitions:

2011 The winners’ exhibition of SWPA 2011, the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
2011 Interstice, Cesis Art Festival, Cesis , Latvia
2011 European Night, Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles, Arles, France
2010 GuatePhoto photofestival, Carlos Merida Museum of Modern Art, Guatemala
2010 Labor Ost: Easternphotoworks.com, Swiss Photo Award days, Zurich, Switzerland
2009 What Lies Beneath: Nature and Urban Landscape in EU Photography, photofestival Fotoweek DC, Washington, USA
2009 Private, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2009 From M to ZZZ, Contemporary Art from Latvia, Langhans Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2008 European Night, photofestival Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France
2008 Private, Contemporary Photography from Latvia, Art Center Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
2007 n/osztalgia – Ways of Revisiting the Socialist Past, CHB, Collegium Hungarium Berlin, Germany
2007 Mysteries, Secrets, Illusions, Kaunas Picture Gallery, National M. K. Ciurlionis Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
2006 Erosion, Art hall of Klaipeda, Klaipeda, Lithuania
2006 Private = Public?, gallery Maksla XO, Riga, Latvia
2006 Chronicles of the Everyday, best documentary photography from Post soviet countries, Gostiny Dvor Museum and exhibition complex in Archangelsk, Regional Art Museum in Tjumen, Vyhod Media Center in Petrozavodsk, Museum center in Krasnojarsk, organized by foundation Objective Reality, Moscow, Russia
2005 Visions and Interpretations contemporary Latvian photography, Photofestival Open Photography, Central Museum of Communications, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2004 Topography, Mimar museum, Zagreb, Croatia
2004 Pride, Photography Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 City of Warmth, exhibition project in the space of city, Norilsk, Russia
2004 Topography of body, Latvian Photography museum, Riga, Latvia
2004 What is important?, organized by Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia
2003 Fotonoviembre, VII Tenerife International Photography Festival, Contemporary Art Museum, Santo Domingo, Spain
2003 Anthropology of body, Fuji Film gallery, Kaunas Lithuania
2003 12 – Young Latvian Photography, Russia State Center of Photography, St. Petersburg, Russia
2002 II Art Biennial – Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2002 Anthropology of Body, Gallery ‘Dailes’, Shaulai, Lithuania
2002 Art dans la ville, Contemporary Art Festival, hotel Colcombet, Saint-Etienne, France
2001 Contemporary art show, AXON, Daugavpils, Latvia


2011 Sony World Photography Awards


1997 Ethnography and Culture of the World’s Nations, Latvian Photo Artists Union, Riga, Latvia
1998 Gamta Visu Namai, Lithuanian Photoartists Uninion, Kaunas, Lithuania
2001 AXON Daugavpils artists Union, Daugavpils, Latvia
2001 Visited, Photofestival Noorderlicht, Aurora Borealis, Groningen, the Netherlands
2002 Art dans la ville, Saint-Etienne, France

2002 Second Art Biennial – Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2003 12 – Young Latvian photography, Riga, Latvia
2003 Fotonoviembre, Photography center Isla de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
2003 Month of photography, foundation FOTOFO, Bratislava, Slovakia
2004 What is Important?, Latvian Center for Contemporary art, Riga, Latvia
2004 Pride, World Press Photo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Portfolios and works in magazines:

2000 Arts almanac Nevgin, Daugavpils, Latvia
4/2000 Visual arts magazine Studija No. 4, Riga, Latvia
2002 SHOTS, No. 78, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2003 IMAGO, Summer No. 16, foundation FOTOFO, Bratislava, Slovakia
2003 Kvartalnik Fotografia No. 13, Poland
2004 Фото & Видео, No. 5, Moscow, Russia
2004 Shots, No. 84, London, United Kingdom
2005 Фото & Видео, No. 1, Moscow, Russia


2004 Photo Project, Foundation of Visual Education, Lodz, Poland

Works are in collections:

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Airesa. Argentina
Latvian Photography museum
Daugavpils Regional Municipality, Latvia
Private collections