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Open: July 3—August 18, Wed—Thu 14—18

Inga Meldere

Inga Meldere (b. 1979) lives and works in Helsinki. She studied at the University of Latvia and at the Art Academy of Latvia. Between 2013 and 2014, Meldere was a researcher at Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. She graduated the Painting MA programme at the University of the Arts in Helsinki in 2021.

Inga Meldere describes her works as being about art practices and painting methods. Her paintings, installations and prints are the result of detailed work with source material, weaving together personal and collective memories and experiences, art historical quotes and everyday imagery. Interested in what she calls “the mood of a painting”, Meldere narrates these fragments into her works with care and precision, following their lead until they reach a focus.

Meldere’s recent exhibitions include "Moon Bends Back", SIC, Helsinki (2024), "Bluetooth (Sister N.)", Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn (2022); "Hidden matter", with Mikko Hintz, Helsinki Contemporary (2019); “Twofold", with Atis Ievinš, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga (2017); "Vertex", SIC, Helsinki (2017); “Colouring Books”, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga (2016); "House By the Waterfall or Colouring Books for Adults", Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn (2016); “Writers Room”, Museum of Janis Rozentals and Rudolfs Blaumanis, Riga (2015); “Berzkalni”, gallery G12, Helsinki, (2015); “Magic Mountain”, gallery XO, Riga (2014); “Untitled”, with Oscar Santillan, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn (2013).

She has participated in various group exhibitions including “The Same Sea”, Helsinki Biennial (2021); “There and Back Again - Contemporary art from Baltic Sea region”, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2018 -2019); "Touch Myself", curated by Jana Kukaine, Exhibition hall Arsenals, National Museum of Latvia, Riga (2017); "You Talkin' to Me?, curated by Barbara Seiler, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zürich (2016–2017); “How Institution Thinks”, developed by De Apple Curatorial Research Fellow Inga Lace, Amsterdam (2016); “Le Fragole Del Baltico”, Careof, Milan (2015); “Survival K(n)it 7”, LCCA, Riga (2015); “Important contemporary Latvian artists”, National Arts Club, New York, Driehaus Museum, Chicago, and Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga (2012); “Tides of Change. Balticum”, HangART-7, Salzburg (2011); “FAX”, South London Gallery, London (2011).

Selected works

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Arcade project

UV-print, acrylics and oil on canvas 106×80cm 2023

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Ars Poetica

UV-print, acrylics and oil on canvas 102×77cm 2023

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Formation

UV-print, acrylics and oil on canvas 110×80cm 2023

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Transformation

oil and pigment on canvas 44×33cm 2022

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www

oil on canvas 25×23cm 2022

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Snippets in Stone

acrylic and oil on canvas 60×45cm 2022

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Bookmark

oil on canvas 44×33cm 2022

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Doodling

oil on canvas 41×32cm 2022

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Doodling 1

oil on canvas 41×32cm 2022

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Doodling 2

oil on canvas 44×33cm 2022

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Sister N

oil on canvas 55×46cm 2022

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Touch ID

acrylic and oil on canvas 60×45cm 2022

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Scarf. Studio

UV print, oil and acrylic on canvas, framed 171×171cm 2019

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Azur

UV print, oil and acrylic on fabric, framed 60×45cm 2019

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Minouche*. Today is Sunday

oil on canvas, framed 60×45cm 2019

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Scarf. L.D. figurines

UV print, oil, acrylic, ink, canvas, framed 181×181cm 2019

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Es Lydia/ Я Лидия

UV print, oil and acrylic on canvas, framed 60×45cm 2019

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Today is Sunday

UV print, oil and acrylic on canvas, framed 90×90cm 2019

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Correlation

UV print, oil, canvas 82×60×5cm 2018

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Collation

UV digital print, primed canvas, acrylic, oil 121×92cm 2018

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Process

acrylic, oil, UV print on canvas 60×50cm 2017 - 2018

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Armature

acrylic, oil, UV print on canvas 120×85cm 2017 - 2018

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Bouquet

acrylic, oil, UV print on canvas 120×75cm 2017 - 2018

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Poster Sublime

UV digital print on primed canvas, acrylic, oil 120×75cm 2017

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L'Atena di Mirone

UV digital print on primed canvas, acrylic, oil 36×32cm 2017

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Bacchus

UV print, canvas, mixed media 29×27cm 2017

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Cupid

UV print, canvas, mixed media 43×30cm 2017

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Divdabis / Double Nature

UV print, canvas, mixed media 135×98cm 2017

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Primavera II

silkscreen, oil, acrylic on canvas 120×95cm 2016

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Damask

digital print, acrylic and oil on canvas 37×58cm 2016

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Hermés

digital print, acrylic on canvas 58×40cm 2016

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House By the Waterfall

collage, digital print, acrylic and oil on canvas 220×160cm 2016

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Students Painting Some of the Remarkable Scenery In the Park

digital print, acrylic and oil on canvas 110×65cm 2016

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An Act

digital print, acrylic and oil on canvas 55×50cm 2016

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Untitled

concrete, wood, acrylic 38×29cm 2016

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Untitled

concrete, wood, acrylic 28×49cm 2016

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Untitled

concrete, wood, acrylic 22×20cm 2016

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"Veil of Veronica" and "Two"

tempera, canvas 27×27cm 2015

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Mara II and Mara

tempera, canvas 100×65cm 2015

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