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1981
Geboren in Lettland | born in Latvia
Lebt und arbeitet in Riga | lives and works in Riga

1999-2003
Studium an der Lettischen Kunstakademie | studied at Latvian Academy of Arts
(Malerei, MA | Painting, MA)

2001-2002
Studium an der Lettischen Kunstakademie | studied at Latvian Academy of Arts
(Visuelle Kommunikation | Visual Communication)

2002
Erasmus Austausch Programm | Erasmus Exchange Program  at the Manchester University, (Bildende Kunst | Fine Art), Großbritannien | UK

2004
Studium in Paris | studied at Paris Cité International des Arts


Einzelausstellungen | Solo Exhibitions

2016
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

2015
Jānis Avotiņš, IBID Projects, London
Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg

2013
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Johnen Galerie, Berlin

2012
New Works, Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg
Jānis Avotiņš, IBID Projects, London

2011
Jānis Avotiņš, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

2010
Implicated, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
Jānis Avotiņš Trauma. New Works and Retrospection, Riga Art Space, Riga

2009
Johnen Galerie, Berlin
You, my word, as if it was me before a dark glade, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

2008
Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne
Stadtgalerie, Schwaz
Jānis Avotiņš, Malerei, Ludwig Forum, Aachen

2007
Super Normal, IBID Projects, London
Suzie Q project space (Rüdiger Schöttle / Bob van Orsouw | Brigid Uccia), Zurich

2006
I Never Go On Holidays, Me  di  um, Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
Johnen Galerie, Berlin

2005
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Possession, IBID Projects, Vilnius
IBID Projects, London
Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne

2004
Belonging, Riga, Latvia (Curated by IBID Projects, Vilnius)
Rheinschau, Art Cologne Projects, Cologne

2003
Conversance, Riga

2002
Competence, Riga


Gruppenaustellungen | Group Exhibitions

2016
Prix Jean-Francois Prat, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
After photography, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris

2015
Painting Show – Part One, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

2014
Il Piedistallo vuoto/The Empty pedestal, Artefiera, Bologna

2013
...for an occurence to become an adventure..., Riga Art Space, Riga

2012
Gaiety Is The Most Outstanding Feature Of The Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London
Is It That He Does Not Seek The Truth, But Does Want To Influence?, Riga Art Space, Riga

2010
After the Fall, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York
Painting Triennial, CAC, Vilnius

2009
IBID PROJECTS at Remap2, Athens
Your Gold Teeth II, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

2008
Salon, The Cartin Collection at Ars Libri, Boston
Das zweite Gesicht, Sammlung Südhausbau, Munich
Back to Black. Die Farbe schwarz in der aktuellen Malerei, Kestner, Hannover

2007
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit | with Adrian Ghenie und | and Andrew Palmer)
Judith, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
Prague Biennale 3, Prague
Size Matters:XXL – rechent large-scale paintings, HVCC Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York

2006
Infinite Painting. Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Passariano, Codroipo (Udine)

2005
Prague Biennale 2, Prague
Dark Dreams, Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne

2004
Dark Dreams, Johnen Galerie, Berlin
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
Life Of a Commercial Gallery - IBID Projects, Copper gallery, Dundee
Esoterica, IBID Projects, London
Still-Life, State Art Museum, Riga

2003
HYPERSONICA, electronic music festival, Sao Paulo
Latvian Contemporary art Artists, Contemporary Art Space, Riga
Wild Photographers, Riga
Selfportraits, Galerie Pedants, Riga
Project att_lums.lv  (Riga - NY)

2002
Autumn 2002, Riga Contemporary Art Space, Riga

2001
Latvian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Riga

2000
Interferences 2000, International multimedia festival, Paris


Preise und Stipendien | Awards and Scholarships

2011
Latvian Academy Award

2016
Prix Jean-François Prat


Bibliography

2008
JANIS AVOTINS herausgegeben von Karin Pernegger und Harald Kunde im Juni 2008
Luwig Forum + Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Ausstellungskatalog | exhibition catalogue

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Janis Avotins
Untitled 61, 2005
Acryl auf Leinwand
22 x 29 cm
Janis Avotins
Insubordenate, 2007
Bleistift, Tee auf Leinwand
23 x 17 cm
Janis Avotins
Untitled (Berlin XII), 2008
Acryl auf Leinwand
36 x 66 cm
Janis Avotins
Untitled D, 2011
Öl auf Leinwand
47 x 52 cm
Janis Avotins
Untitled C, 2011
Öl auf Leinwand
41 x 45 cm
Janis Avotins
Untitled (Men in hats), 2012
Öl auf Leinwand
42 x 40,3 cm
Janis Avotins
Memorial, 2016
Öl auf Leinwand
155,5 x 40,5 cm
Janis Avotins
Yes No, No Yes, 2016
Öl auf Leinwand
31 x 31 cm
Janis Avotins
Incognitos, 2016
Öl auf Leinwand
47,5 x 22 cm
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