Ms Ieva Astahovska
Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
Ieva Astahovska is an art scholar, critic and curator. She works at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, where she leads research projects related to modern and contemporary art from the socialist period, and her long-term interest is in issues of post-socialist and East European contexts. Her recent projects among others include the West-East relations during Cold War period through the life and work of exile Latvian curator Valdis Āboliņš (1939-1984), anthology "NSRD. Juris Boiko and Hardijs Lediņš" (2016), exhibitions "Archaeology of Kinetics" by the artist Valdis Celms and restorer Ieva Alksne (2016), "Visionary Strutures. Form Johansons to Johansons" in Brussels (2015) and Riga (2014) and the research project and essay collection "Recuperating the Invisible Past" (2010–2012).