About



MIĶELIS FIŠERS

Born on 1970 in Riga, Latvia
Fields of activity: painting, installations, 
objects, video, stage design.
Lives and works in Latvia.

 

Education
1993 – 1995 Art Academy of Latvia, 
Masterclass of Painting.
1988 - 1993 Art Academy of Latvia, 
the Department of Monumental Painting.
1987 - 1988 Art Academy of Latvia, 
the Department of Design.

 

Awards
The winner of Purvitis Prize 2015, 
nominated for the exhibition “Disgrace”, Latvia.

 

Residencies
2008 Cité International des Arts, Paris, France.
2002 International Visiting Arts program grant, Spike Island, Great Britain.
1993 - 1994 Grant of the International Program ARTEST, Stiftung Künstlerhaus Boswill, Switzerland.

 

Works in public collections 
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
The Latvian National Museum of Art
The Collection of the Future Latvian Contemprorary Art Museum.
Property of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia

 

Solo Exhibitions
2017 What Can Go Wrong, Latvian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, Arsenale (catalogue).
2016 Neverforgiveness Express, ANS Summerhouse, Riga, Latvia (catalogue).
2015 Conspiracy Landscapes, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland.
2014 Disgrace, Pauls Stradins Museum of the History of Medicine, Riga, Latvia (catalogue).
2012 MegaMatter, the Latvian National Museum of Art Exhibition Hall Arsenāls, Riga (book).
2012 El Cosmos no perdona las faltas, Formula Gallery, Loft Project Etagi, St Petersburg, Russia.
2010 Life After Parties Or Grasshoppers’ Autumn, within International Art Festival Survival Kit II and Contemporary Art Forum White Night, Miera Street 39, Riga, Latvia.
2010 El Cosmos no perdona las faltas, RA Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine.
2009 El Cosmos no perdona las faltas, Liepaja Museum, Liepaja, Latvia.
2008 In Front of the New Gates, Alma Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2008 Supernature, Valmiera Theatre Exhibition Hall, Valmiera, Latvia.
2007 Supernature, Vilnius House of Congresses, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2007 Supernature, Alma Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2006 Unpopulated, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia (catalogue).
2002 In Memoriam, Spike Island, Bristol, Great Britain  (catalogue).
1995 Sex ’n‘ Spaceships, Gallery M6, Riga, Latvia.
1994 Sometimes They Return, Gallery G & G, Riga, Latvia (catalogue). 


Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 EXTENSION.LV: Meeting with Ourselves, Triumph Gallery, Moscow.
2017 #Blumbergs. Eternity, Art Station Dubulti, Jūrmala (catalogue).
2016 Survival Kit 8, International Contemporary Art Festival, Riga.
2015 Ornamentalism. Purvītis Prize. Latvian Contemporary Art, La Biennale di Venezia, 
the series Disgrace, Arsenale, Venice (catalogue).
2015 Distant Moods on a Blue Evening, Cēsis Art festival, installation Mountain Climber, Cēsis Beer Brewery, Cēsis, Latvia.
2015 The Purvītis Prize Exhibition, the series Disgrace, the Latvian National Museum of Art Exhibition Hall Arsenāls, Riga (catalogue).
2014 Perspective of the Solar System, Arsenāls Exhibition Hall of the Latvian 
National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.
2013 Painting in Context. 15th Vilnius Painting Triennial, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (catalogue).
2013 The Purvītis Prize Exhibition, the Latvian National Museum of Art Exhibition 
Hall Arsenāls, Riga (catalogue).
2013 The Museum Chooses. Acquisitions of 
the Latvian National Museum of Art in 2012, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, 
Riga, Latvia.
2012 The Hot Freeze, painting Mediator, 
Loft Project Etagi, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
2012 Where is My Aeroplane?, paintings from the series El Cosmos no perdona las faltas,  Riga Art Space.
2012 The Naughty Ones, paintings from the series Sex’n’Spaceships, the Latvian National Museum of Art Exhibition Hall Arsenāls, Riga (catalogue).
2012  A Test, paintings from the series MC4ID, The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, 
Latvia (catalogue).
2011 Dense Space, painting from the series MC4ID, the Latvian National Museum of Art Exhibition 
Hall Arsenāls, Riga (catalogue).
2011 Spare Time: Utopia on the Periphery of 
the Ordinary, painting Bear, Wolf and Hare, Prague National Gallery Veletržni palác, Prague, Czech Republic (catalogue).
2011 Is It That He Does Not Seek the Truth, But Does Want to Influence?, painting Reproach, Riga Art Space.
2011 Zero Point, within Contemporary Art Forum White Night, painting L’Holocauste Cosmique, Totaldobže Art Center, Riga.
2011 International Art Festival Survival Kit III, painting Officers Ball Together with Extraterrestrials in Honour to Osama Bin Laden Elimination at the Vaulted Hall, Neues Schwabenland, 
Gertrudes Street 32, Riga.
2010 I am Dying / I am Alive, within International Art Festival Survival Kit II and Contemporary Art Forum White Night, object The Holy Grail and the Last Knights of the Round Table, VEF, Riga.
2010 Golden Works, Exhibition Hall Arsenals of Latvian National Museum of Art, painting 
Wonderful Building, object Nuda Veritas (together with Ivars Drulle), Riga (catalogue).
2010 Obvious-Unbelievable, Latvia – Ukraine Contemporary Art Kvartirnik, felt object True Nearby, Stabu Street, Riga.
2009 Wonderful Trip within international art project Survival Kit, series of paintings El Cosmos no perdona las faltas, VEF, Riga.
2008 Flight Stroke, Baroti Gallery, Klaipeda, Lithuania.
2008 Changing Felt, felt objects, Tashu Estate; Kuldiga Regional Museum; Cesis Exhibition House; VEF, Riga.
2007 The Object of Desire, Alma Gallery, object Trinideer, Riga.
2002 Adaptation, Exhibition Hall Rottermann Salt Storage, Tallinn, Estonia.
2001 Subversion, City space, Riga (catalogue).
2001 Contemporary Utopia, State Museum of Art Exhibition Hall Arsenals, installation Armageddon, Riga (catalogue).
2000/2001 Baltic Security, installation Misunderstanding in the Forest, Aarlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden (catalogue).
2000 TV project Slide shows, Latvian Independent TV channel (LNT), Latvia.
2000 Things, Culture and art project Noass, Riga.
1999 Grammar, Exhibition Hall Rottermann Salt Storage, installation Misunderstanding in the Forest, Tallinn, Estonia (catalogue).
1998 2nd World Wide Latvian Contemporary Art Exhibition Attention – Fragile, State Art Museum Exhibition Hall Latvija, installation Dogs Can Not Read, Riga.
1998 Art From Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Gallery Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina (catalogue).
1997 Funny Versus Bizarre, series of paintings Master of Ceremony for the Independence Day, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania; State Museum of Art Exhibition Hall Arsenals, 
Riga (catalogue).
1997 Aktuelle Tanzen, Club Slepenais eksperiments, Riga.
1997 Window/Mirror, contemporary art from Finland and Latvia, installation Armageddon, Exhibition Hall Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland; State Museum of Art Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga (catalogue).
1996 Art GENDA 96, young artists biennale, Oksnehalle, Copenhagen, Denmark (catalogue).
1996 Geo – Ģeo, 4th Annual SCCA-Riga exhibition, Brinki mannor, Pedvale Art Park, Sabile, Latvia (catalogue).
1996 Biosport, sound and environmental art project, installation Fucked Rider, Riga.
1995 Misfits, 6th Triennial of Young Baltic Art, Contemporary Art Centre, paintings of the artist were not exhibited because of moral questions, Vilnius, Lithuania (catalogue).
1995 House, young artists video versions for the Biennale Art GENDA 96, Gallery M6, Riga (catalogue).
1995 Pedvālisms ‘95, Pedvāle Art Park, Sabile, Latvia
1995 Horizon Line, Zamek Ksiazat Pomorskich, Sczecin, Poland (catalogue).
1995 Open, sound and environmental art project, 
13 Miesnieku street, Riga.
1994 Open Workshops, International Program ARTEST, Stiftung Künstlerhaus Boswill, Switzerland.
1994 State, 2nd Annual SCCA-Riga exhibition, State Museum of Art Exhibition Hall Arsenals, installation Alvils Indriksons, Riga.
1994 The Culture of Life, group exhibition, Stock Exchange Building, Riga (catalogue)
1993 Exhibition of Young Artists Association, Gallery Daugava, Riga
1993 Travel, exhibition of the Creative Institute 9IR, Kulturfabrik Leipzig, Werk II, Germany.

 

Stage design
2015 Equus (by Peter Shaffer, director Laura Groza-Ķibere), Daile Theatre, Riga, Latvia.
2013 Salome (by Oscar Wilde, director Laura Groza-Ķibere), Daile Theatre, Riga, Latvia.
2011 Thriller (Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer, director Laura Groza), Daile Theatre, Riga, Latvia.
2008 A Streetcar Named Desire No. 632 (by Tennessee Williams, director Galina Polischuka), Teātra observatorija, Riga.
2004 Nora (A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, director Mara Kimele), the New Riga Theatre, Riga.

 

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