Elīna Vītola (b. 1986) is an artist based in Riga. Her conceptual and visually vibrant work varies from paintings to complex communal installations involving several other artists and creative practitioners. Classically trained as a painter at the Art Academy of Latvia (BA and MA), Vītola has taken up this medium as a companion in her artistic journey to disentangle some issues that are connected with her identity as an artist and the art world in general and to build new platforms for other artists. She has worked both as an artist and as a curator in organisations such as the Monumental Cafe and Low Gallery in Riga. Vītola has participated in exhibitions at the Latvian National Museum of Art, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga, Tallinn Art Hall, Kogo Gallery in Tartu and P/////AKT in Amsterdam. In 2018, she received the Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award and in 2021 was shortlisted for the Purvītis Prize. Her works are in the collections of the Latvian National Museum of Art and the European Patent Office Collection.
Exhibitions at Kogo
Press and Publications
Ieva Kraule-Kūna & Elīna Vītola at P/////AKT
Art Viewer, 17.12.2020.
‘Sol LeWitt’s WD #719’ by Elīna Vītola and Amanda Ziemele at 427, Riga
‘Commission’ by Marta Trektere (Elīna Vītola, Amanda Ziemele) at Riga circus elephant stables, Riga
‘Artist Crisis Center’ by Ieva Kraule-Kūna and Elīna Vītola at Gallery LOW, Riga
“Common issues in painting and every-day life: crapstraction” by Elīna Vītola at Kogo Gallery
Echo Gone Wrong. 22.10.2018.
Balti- ja Põhjamaade noore kunsti auhind Elīna Vītolale
Egle Loor. Sirp, 09.11.2018.
Baltikumi noore kunstniku auhinna tänavune laureaat on lätlanna Elīna Vītola
Gerli Nõmm. ERR, 26.10.2018.
Tõejärgse ajastu tõejärgne kunst
Tanel Rander. Sirp, 17.03.2017.
Romantiline Ida–Euroopa Lääne moodi
Eva-Erle Lilleaed. Postimees, 21.03.2017.
Elīna Vītola, born in 1986, lives and works in Riga, Latvia.
|2018||Art Academy of Latvia, Painting (MA)|
|2015||Art Academy of Latvia, Painting (BA)|
|2006||Janis Rozentals Riga Art High School, qualification Illustrator|
|2020||Artist Crisis Center II: Tact Gear, with Ieva Kraule- Kūna. P/////AKT, Amsterdam, Netherlands.|
|2020||Artist Crisis Center. Nutritional Guide. Together with Ieva Kraule-Kūna and Daria Melnikova. ARS Factory, Tallinn, Estonia.|
|2020||Sol LeWitt’s WD #719, with Amanda Ziemele, 427, Riga, Latvia.|
|2019||Commission, with Amanda Ziemele and Marta Trektere. Elephant Stables at Riga Circus, Latvia.|
|2019||Common Issues in Painting and Everyday Life – Solo Exhibition. ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.|
|2019||Artist Crisis Center with Ieva Kraule- Kūna. LOW gallery, Riga, Latvia.|
|2019||Common Issues in Painting and Everyday Life -The Booth. Art Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania.|
|2019||Monumental Café with Amanda Ziemele. Maboca Festival, Madona, Latvia.|
|2018||Common Issues in Painting and Everyday Life: Content. Careva contemporary, Riga, Latvia.|
|2018||Common Issues in Painting and Everyday Life: Crapstraction. Kogo gallery, Tartu, Estonia.|
|2017||Common Issues in Painting and Everyday Life 3 — Landscape. Kolekcionārs, Riga, Latvia.|
|2017||Dunno on the moon. 427 Gallery, Riga, Latvia.|
|2013||no/birches/inside/me Vol.2. Kuupmeetri Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia,|
|2020||Black Market. Kim?, Riga, Latvia.|
|2020||Daria Melnikova’s Palette: Three-legged Evidence. Manifesta 13 Biennial / Les Parallèles du Sud, Marseille, France.|
|2020||Time to Dream or Fear? Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Estonia.|
|2019||Black Market.Kim?, Riga, Latvia.|
|2019||When the Hunger Starts. Project Space Festival, Berlin, Germany.|
|2018||Viewing and Reading Room. Curated by Liina Raus. Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Estonia.|
|2018||MA graduation exhibition, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.|
|2017||Children of the New East. Curated by Siim Preiman. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia.|
|2017||Bikini Zona. Jūrmala City Museum, Jūrmala, Latvia.|
|2016||Too Far East is West. Alūksne, Latvia.|
|2015||Apzīmētājs. Tobacco factory, Riga, Latvia.|
|2013||Elīna+Madara 0123456789. Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.|
|2012||Warning. Gallery L, Riga, Latvia.|
|2018||Nordic and Baltic Young Artist Award, Grand Prix|