Alnis Stakle
Photography, Latvia
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Contact details
Tel: 371 26366612
Le Monde, Financial Times, Mare, Newsweek, agency, Daugavpils University
Professional Experience

Work & teaching experience
Researcher at Institute of Sustainable Education, Daugavpils University/Latvia
Lecturer of photography, and visual culture(since 2003) at Daugavpils University
Visiting lecturer of photojournalism (2005 - 2007) at Rigas Stradina University, Latvia
Expert in visual art (since 2007) at Culture Capital foundation of Latvia
Member of photo agency ‘’, Moscow, Russia

Given Workshops:
"Development of Exhibition Project", Objective Reality Foundation Workshops and Master Class Program (RU/2008-2009)
"Night Photography", Summer Photoschool of Latvia (LV/2008) workshops for photojournalists (RU/2007)
"Documentary Photography: objectivity Reconsidered", Summer Photoschool of Latvia (LV/2006)
"Lost in Translation", "Modern Art Oxford" (UK/2006)



Selected solo exhibitions
(since 1998 year works exhibited 16 times in Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, The Netherlands, England, Russia, Greece), including:
Visited (2001), Photo festival “Noorderlicht”, Art Center “Niggendijker”,
Groningen/The Netherlands
Dark Side of the Moon (2002), Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga/Latvia
Living Space - Daugavpils (2003), gallery `Klariski`, photofestival "Month of Photography", Bratislava/Slovakia
Eyesight Instinct (2005), in cooperation with Vilnis Auzins project “Kulturjahr der Zehn”, photographic art from the new EU countries, Landesvertretung Bremens, Berlin, Germany
Flash Back (2006), gallery ‘Modern Art Oxford’, Oxford/England
Living Space – Daugavpils (2006), gallery “AAS”, photofestival “Photosynkyria” Thessalonica, Greece
Living Space – Daugavpils (2006), 13th International Month of Photography, Athens, Greece
Life of the Mind (2006), Daugavpils University gallery, Daugavpils, Latvia
Nothing Personal (2006/2007), National Art Museum, Riga, Latvia
Living Space - Daugavpils (2007), F Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
Topography of Biography (2007/2008),, Art Center \'Winzavod\', Moscow, Russia
Broken Line (2009), gallery 'Carre', Photofestival Transphotographiques, Lille, France
Broken Line (2009), gallery Pionova, Gdansk, Poland
L.S.D. Living Space Daugavpils (2010), FK gallery, Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art "Kim?", Riga, Latvia



Selected group exhibitions
(Since 2001 year works selected for 32 collective exhibitions in Latvia, Russia, Spain, Germany, Croatia, The Netherlands, Poland, France, Lithuania, Lithunania, Argentina, Italy) including:
Art dans la ville (2002), Contemporary Art Festival, Saint-Etienne/France
Anthropology of Body (2002), Gallery ‘Dailes’, Shaulai/Lithuania
II Art Biennial – Buenos Aires (2002), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires/ Argentina
12 – Young Latvian Photography (2003), Russia State Center of Photography, St. Petersburg/Russia
Anthropology of body (2003), “Fuji Film” gallery, Kaunas Lithuania
Fotonoviembre (2003), VII Tenerife International Photography Festival, Contemporary Art Museum, Santo Domingo/Spain
What is important? (2004), organized by Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga/Latvia
Topography of body (2004), Latvian Photography museum, Riga/Latvia
City of Warmth (2004), exhibition project in the space of city, Norilsk, Russia
Pride (2004), (Curated by: Val Williams) Photography Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Topography (2004), Mimar museum, Zagreb, Croatia
Visions and Interpretations (2005) (curated by: Vilnis Auzins) contemporary Latvian photography, Photofestival ‘Open Photography’, Central Museum of Communications, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Chronicles of the Everyday (2006), best documentary photography from Post soviet countries), ‘Gostiny Dvor’ Museum and exhibition complex in Archangelsk, Regional Art Museum in Tjumen, ‘Vyhod’ Media Center in Petrozavodsk, Museum center in Krasnojarsk, organized by foundation ‘Objective Reality’, Moscow, Russia
Private = Public? (2006), gallery ‘Maksla XO’, Riga, Latvia
Erosion (2006), Art hall of Klaipeda, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Mysteries, Secrets, Illusions (2007), Kaunas Picture Gallery, National M. K. Ciurlionis Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
n/osztalgia - Ways of Revisiting the Socialist Past (2007),CHB, Collegium Hungarium Berlin, Germany
Private (2008), Contemporary Photography from Latvia, Art Center \'Winzavod\', Moscow, Russia
European Night (2008), photofestival \'Rencontres d\'Arles\', Arles, France
From M to ZZZ (2009), Contemporary Art from Latvia (curated by: David Korecky, Inese Baranovska & Rolf Wismer), Langhans Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Private (2009), (curated by: Alise Tifentale) Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
What Lies Beneath: Nature and Urban Landscape in EU Photography (2009), (curated by: Judith Turner-Yamamoto) photofestival 'Fotoweek DC', Washington, USA
Labor Ost: (2010), (curated by: Walter Keller, Zürich, and Horst Kloever, Berlin), Swiss Photo Award days, Zurich, Switzerland
GuatePhoto photofestival (2010), (curated by: Clara de Tezanos, Adriana Teresa and Juan Jose Estrada), Carlos Merida Museum of Modern Art, Guatemala



Selected reviews and portfolios in magazines
Stakle Alnis (2000), Dark Side of the Moon, Visual arts magazine Studija No. 4.,Riga, Latvia
Auzins Vilnis (2003), Diving in reality, IMAGO Nr. 16. foundation ‘FOTOFO’, Bratislava, Slovakia
Auzins Vilnis (2003), Within visual fetishes, Kvartalnik Fotgrafia No. 13. Poland
Dare Annie (2004), On the edge, Shots, Nr. 84. London, United Kingdom
Stakle Alnis (2005), Living Space – Daugavpils, Camera Austria, No. 90. Grac, Austria
Whisnand Tyler (2005), Place for Dreams, EYEMAZING, Nr. 7., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Williams Val (2006), Moving Pictures, Royal Arts Academy Magazine, London, United Kingdom
Bate David (2006), Kinship with Dream, Source No. 46. Belfast, Ziemeļīrija
Baranovska Inese, Tīfentāle Alise (2006), About surreal, dreams and sentimental, Foto Kvartals No. 2. Riga, Latvija
Stakle Alnis (2006), Winter notes on summer impressions, DAY 4, Londona, United Kingdom
Ieva Astahovska (2007), Encoded Existence, Visual arts magazine Studija Nr. 52., Riga, Latvia
Tifentale Alise (2008), Exhibition of Contemporary Photography from Latvia in Moscow, Foto Kvartals Nr. 1. Riga, Latvia
Russel Joslin (2008), Alnis Stakle: Ex[Pride] portfolio, Shots No 102, USA
Stakle Alnis (2009), Cought Dead, The Room (10) Budapest, Hungary
Harder Matthias (2010), Alnis Stakle, Photography Now 1.10. Berlin, Germany

Alise Tīfentāle (2009) Alnis Stakle. Neputns: Rīga



Selected publications in exhibition catalogs
Re Visited Noorderlicht (2001), Stichting Aurora Borealis, Groningen/The Netherlands
II Art Biennial – Buenos Aires (2002), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires/Argentina
13th Month of Photography Bratislava (2003), FOTOFO, Bratislava/Slovakia
Fotonoviembre VII Bienal International de Fotografia de Tenerife (2003), Photo center ‘Isla de Tenerife’/Spain
What is Important (2004), 3rd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia
Pride (2004), World Press Photo, Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Fotonoviembre VIII Bienal International de Fotografia de Tenerife (2005), Photo center ‘Isla de Tenerife’/Spain
Photosynkyria 06 International Festival of Photography Thessaloniki (2006), Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki /Greece
13th International Month of Photography (2006), Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens/Greece
Erosion (2006), Klaipeda Cultural Communication Center, Klaipeda/Lithuania
Arrivals>Art From the New Europe (2007), Modern Art Oxford & Turner Contemporary/United Kingdom
N/osztalgia (2007), Anthropolis (Budapest) & Rejs e. V., (Berlin)/Hungary, Germany
Private: Exhibition of Contemporary Photography from Latvia (2008), \'Agency UKSUS\', Riga/Latvia

Works in collections
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia,
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Airesa. Argentīna
Latvian Photography museum, Latvia
Thessalonica Museum of photography, Greece

Awards and Recognition
Grants & awards
Since 2002 year 16 projects supported by State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia
2004 grant by ‘World Press Photo’ foundation and ‘Canon’ for participation in ‘Joop Swart Masterclass’, Amsterdam/The Netherlands
2005 – 2006 grant by gallery ‘Modern Art Oxford’ for residency and exhibition ‘Flash Back’, Oxford, England
2006 ‘Latio Year award in Latvia Photography’, Riga/ Latvia 

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