Café Chalupecký: Inga Lāce - online
Latvian curator Inga Lāce was to visit the Czech Republic in summer 2020, however, as a result of the pandemic, her trip had to be rescheduled for the year 2021. She presented her curatorial and research activities connected with the Latvian Center for Contemporary Art in Riga and now also with MoMA, at least in the form of this video talk. Among other things, her presentation addresses the topic of rediscovering history and its reflection in the present.
Inga Lāce is currently C-MAP Central and Eastern Europe Fellow at MoMA, New York. She has been curator at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art since 2012 and curator of the Latvian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019 with the artist Daiga Grantina (co-curated with Valentinas Klimašauskas). She has also been co-curator of the 7th-10th editions of the contemporary art festival SURVIVAL KIT (with Jonatan Habib Engqvist in 2017 and Angels Miralda and Solvita Krese in 2018-19, Riga) and is currently its advisor. She is also co-curator of a research and exhibition project Portable Landscapes which examined art and life of the Latvian exile and emigrant communities throughout the 20th century with exhibitions at Villa Vassilieff, Paris, Latvian National Art Museum, Riga (2018), James Gallery at CUNY, New York (2019) and an upcoming publication. She has curated exhibitions Riga Notebook: Following the Lines of Wacław Szpakowski at Muzeum Sztuki (Łódź, Poland, 2020), It Won’t Be Long Now, Comrades! at Framer Framed, Amsterdam (2017, co-curated with Katia Krupennikova) and Performing the Fringe at Konsthall C, Stockholm (co-curated with Jussi Koitela, 2020) and Pori Art Museum, Finland (upcoming in 2021) exploring the relationship between ecology and economy, the urban and rural, the human and non-human in Baltic and Nordic cities. Lāce was curatorial fellow at de Appel, Amsterdam (2015-2016) organizing a program and editing a publication on intersection of art and ecology Instituting Ecologies.