Elīna Vītola (born in 1986) studied painting in Riga, where she currently lives and works.
Painting, the picturesque and the points where they connect with everyday triviality are central issues in the oeuvre of Vītola. Her works are cheerful, curious, funny, visually challenging and play with Painting in the most diverse situations. The artist approaches colours, painting and painted objects in a conceptual way, posing humorous questions about its subject matter, technique and material. So in the exhibition space she presents a series of similar paintings depicting floor lamps, a nostalgic coffee thermos design and a page from a children’s book published in the Soviet era, on the last two of which she has discovered a vague abstract painting.
In her CV, Vītola had chosen to point out that she is interested in art and canned fruits — this phrase could be taken as a key handed to the viewer to unlock her works.
Exhibitions at Kogo
Press and Publications
Ieva Kraule-Kūna & Elīna Vītola at P/////AKT
Art Viewer, 17.12.2020.
“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|