Rihards Vitols

Rihards Vitols work is about relationships with nature, environment and technology. He is driven by the desire to design speculative devices for different environments and enjoy the unknown results and interaction to environments. Seeing him self as a mediator between environment and his work he puts him self in a bystander position to observe interaction between his work and environment. By utilizing scientific methodology he visualize the results in objects, prints and video formats that are represented as artifacts of his works interaction events.

In 2015 Rihards Vitols graduated with a masters degree in New Media Art from Liepaja University (LV), part of his studies he spent in Bauhaus-University Wiemar (DE). Between 2015–2017 he was studying in the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) where he graduated with a masters degree. Currently he is a PhD student at DXARTS in University of Washington.

His work have been showed in several exhibitions: 2018–1019 Latvian National Museum of Art “UN/Green”, The Exhibition Hall Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art “The Future State”; Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre “100 in Latvian Art”; 2019 Austria MAK-Museum of Applied Arts Vienna; Belgium 2015 Maison du Design “Transformative Ecologies”; France 2018 MINATEC “Experimenta”; Italy 2014 co-author for Latvian showroom in “Venice Architecture Biennial”; Netherlands 2017 “Dutch Design Week”.

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