Evita Vasiļjeva at 427 / Riga

Nothing Lost, Nothing Found 

Evita Vasiļjeva 

21.06. – 22.07.2016

Stabu street 70, 
LV-1009, Rīga 

The white wall seen through the empty frame adds to an antiseptic atmosphere. A fluorescent light placed conspicuously in front of the object suggests being in a workplace with an object still under construction. But as one gets closer, the more or less ethereal quality of an empty frame waiting to be completed changes drastically. Gray, textured surfaces, grainy and worn appear all over the frame; right behind it one discovers traces of the remains of an organic being. At this point the fluorescent light transforms this ‘workplace’ into a stage or podium. 

Stefan M
Evita Vasiļjeva (1985) was born in Riga. Recently she has finished her two-year residency program De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Her solo/duo shows include Mono- grams, VitaKuben, Umea, Sweden (2014), Parallel to Vertical, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia (2013), Indian Summer, duo exhibition with Frederique Pissuise, Gallery Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013). Group shows: Lily’s Pool, Art in General, New York, USA (2015), NF Presenteert: Vrom Ee tot Be tot Zie tot D, P/////AKT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014), Vortex, Garage’s Proj- ect Space, Moscow, Russia (2014). She has occasionally performed with Frederique Pissuise in Based On a True Story, Kafana Box Office, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2012), Acting is my nature, EEA studio building, Beelitz, Germany (2012). Evita was one of the co-founders of independent artist-run space Last Minute Group in Amster- dam (2011-2012), where they curated experimental group shows. Since 2009 Evita Vasiļjeva lives and works in Amsterdam. 

Support: State Culture Capital Foundation, VKN.