Evelina Vida (formerly Deičmane), born 1978, lives and works in Riga, Latvia and
Berlin, Germany. Her fields of work are sound, video, photography and multimedia
installations. She represented Latvia at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009).
Her artworks have been presented at the 15th Sydney Biennale (2006), the 2nd
Moscow Biennale (2007), Manifesta 7 (2008), 12th Cairo Biennale (2010), Nordic
Art Biennale, Sweden (2013) and solo shows in Latvia, Germany, Holland, and Italy.
The artist uses mixed techniques in her work, experimenting with sound and visual
elements. Her conceptual approach is tempered by existential moods and human
experiences, creating a space where sorrow collides with happiness and drama is
diffused with humor.
Works in public collections
Season Sorrow: Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art
Unrest: NBK (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein), Berlin, Germany
Nje Mechtaj I Nje Dumaj: Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art
Nje Mechtaj I Nje Dumaj: Krakow Museum of Contemporary Art, Poland
Black Fairy-Tales: Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France
Works in private collections
Andrew Cook private collection, Sydney, Australia
Residencies and Grants
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, 2012
Resonance: Europeans sound art network, Berlin, Germany, 2012
Scholarships and Awards
The International Sovereign European Art Prize, London, UK
Dienas gada balvai kultūrā, Latvia, Riga