Ieva Balode

Latvian artist/filmmaker Ieva Balode joins Filmverkstaden for a residency!

She will be working in the lab end of January/beginning of February, focusing on her new film with material shot in Ireland. Also she will teach a workshop on 16mm film.

Ieva Balode born in 1987, Riga, Latvia is an artist working with analog image. She has graduated from Latvian Academy of Art. In her artistic practice she is interested in human identity matters, which she explores through the language and philosophy of an image – both still and moving. Drawing inspiration from texts, archival materials and nature, the artist seeks to find the border between human consciousness and transcendence within it. Her interest in analog medium lies within the medium’s relation to nature and human perception. Coming from a media and fine arts background, her works are met both in art spaces such as den Frie, Copenhagen, 2019; Villa Vassilieff . Paris, 2018; 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga, 2018; Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga,2018; Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, 2018; Riga Photomonth, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, 2018; Latvian Centre of Contemporary Art, Riga, 2016; Бükü, Leipzig, 2016 as well as international film festivals such as Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany, 2019; Moscow International Experimental Film Festival,Russia, 2018; Toronto International Film Festival. Canada, 2017; “Passing Through: We Are Not Done Yet”- film programme at Kinosaurus. Indonesia,2017; Belgrade International Experimental Film Festival, Serbia, 2017; Riga IFF, Latvia,2017; Experimental film festival “Process”, Latvia. 2017,2018, 2019; Festival “Zabroffka”, Poland (2013), Oslo Screen Festival, Oslo, 2012 etc.

Apart from her artistic work she is also a co-founder of artist collective Baltic Analog Lab in Riga where she teaches and curates educational events as well as she is a director and curator of experimental film festival “Process”: in Riga.

More info on the works of Ieva Balode