Ms Andra Silapētere
Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
Andra Silapere (1985) is an art historian and curator, working on her Phd about Latvian exile art scene in the United States of America 1948-1991. Currently she works as the researcher, curator and project manager at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. Her last curated exhibitions include Lost in the Archive (with Inga Lāce) at the Riga Art Space 2016 and Divdabis. Jānis Borgs and Kaspars Groševs at the Latvian national Museum of Art, 2017. Now she is working for the international research and contemporary art project Portable Landscapes about different Baltic artist emigration stories starting 20th century to nowadays. Silapetere regularly has publications in different press editions. Professional interests are related to exile and migration that was triggered by the Second World War, addressing questions like the post-war and Cold War creative climate, models of artistic collaborations – networks and interrelations between different communities and national identity in relation to artistic production, marginalization of certain groups.