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Evita Vasiljeva

About Evita Vasiljeva

Lettonia. 1985.

Evita Vasiljeva is a Latvian artist based in Amsterdam. Vasiljeva works primarily in sculpture and installation, creating objects by re-cycling and re-purposing materials used predominantly in construction work, as well as devices such as old, (un)functioning electronics, and other relics dug out from the urban landscape. Their meaning and role appear cryptic, and open to various interpretations. These rigid bodies both metaphorically and literally cement a stage for further interactions in-between themselves and visitors’ gaze. Evita Vasiljeva was at the artist residency at De Ateliers in Amsterdam (2014-2016). Recent exhibitions have taken place in: Movement detectors, potatoes, lamps, Salon de Normandy by the Community 2020 Edition, (2020, France); Same door, different street, Roots to Routes, Marseille, (2020, France); Impulse (J or Imp), Survival Kit 11, (2020, Latvia); Riga Notebook. Following the Lines of Wacław Szpakowski, Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, (2020, Poland); A Very Small Window, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, (2019, Latvia); Postcrete, LOWER.GREEN, Norwich, (2019, England); FOAF, Gallery Wschod, Warsaw, (2019, Poland); Extra-Planetary Commitment, Gallery Litost, Prague, (2019, Czech Republic); Still Stands and Resilient Nows, Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn, (2018, Estonia); Even if it’s Jazz or the Quiet Storm, NEST, Hague, (2018, The Netherlands); Barbarian in Paris, Fondation Ricard, Paris, (2018, France); HYBRIDS, Lustwarande, Tilburg (2018, The Netherlands); Manhours in Headquarters, P/////AKT, Amsterdam, (2017, The Netherlands). In 2021, she will take part to the 14th Baltic Triennial of International Art in Lithuania. Her works are included in the collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art and private collections.

Evita Vasiljeva, If told correctly, it will center on me, 2019, metal, concrete, wood, steel, plastic, vinyl, paper, paint. Installation view. Photograph: Inga Jankūnaitė

Evita Vasiljeva, Movement detectors, potatoes, lamps, 2020, bed covers, eight-channel sound, white lights, eight movement sensors, two fridges, electromagnetic microphones, contact microphones, water. Installation view from Salon de Normandy

Evita Vasiljeva, Impulse (J or Imp), 2020, twelve-channel sound, green lights, twelve movement sensors, electromagnetic microphones, contact microphones. Installation view. From Survival Kit 11. Photograph: Madara Gritāne

Evita Vasiljeva, My Room is in the Corner, 2018, dense polyresine, epoxy. Photo : Gert Jan van Rooij.

Evita Vasiljeva, Hormones, 2017 Metal, concrete, wood, tie wraps, noise sensitive light Each part 25 x 57 x 57 cm

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