“UNTITLED” solo exhibition by Baiba Priedīte

Baibas Priedīte’s latest solo exhibition UNTITLED is on display from 23 November 2020 till 31 January 2021 in “Vārpa” Culture Centre of Daugavpils Region (Dobeles Str. 30, Daugavpils, Latvia)

The works contain abstract visual information that does not encourage the perception of the author’s message, but gives the viewer the opportunity to take a journey into the depths of their imagination, at the source of their imagination.

Printmaking Studio Program of Graphic Art

First printmaking studio program of Graphic Art took place from 1 September 2020 until 20 November 2020.

Participating Artists: Oksana Vronska, Imants Haņeckis, Santa Suhanova, Pāvels Terentjevs, Baiba Priedīte and Aivars Baranovskis.

This project has been supported by the Latgale Region Development Agency, the State Cultural Capital Foundation and state stock company “Latvian State Forests”
This project has been supported by the Latgale Region Development Agency, the State Cultural Capital Foundation and state stock company “Latvian State Forests”

SIVIA Residence 2020

This autumn in Daugavpils has been opened a new residence for artists. 

From 15 September to 14 October as the first residence was attended by Latvian artist Sigita Daugule. In addition, from 15 October till 14 November  Latvian artist Elīna Titāne took part in the residence.

Daugavpils gives inspiration and strength to the heights of new art.

The project was supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia


Māris Čačka’s latest solo show IN REFLECTION is an abstract visualisation of the author’s subjective fleeting experiences and his individual take on the things that happen around him. As such, it reveals to the viewer the artist’s personal history, or his reflections about public and domestic life, about successes and failures, portrayed as personal gains and losses. On the level of sensations, these can be interpreted as self-portraits of the artist’s emotions. 

“It is not exactly my self-portrayal today, in present continuous. I’d rather call it a form of storytelling about the present. About how I see the past and how I draft my possible future scenario in terms of what I want to achieve and resolve and how I want to go about it. This transformation of emotions is constantly shifting and moving, and then my experience of the moment, this particular state that I enter when I’m creating, is enhanced with colour. This is how I arrive at these relative shapes where I stop the flow only to set it free again, letting the paint run, mix and change… In quite a few works I’ve painted over the initial picture. But beneath these later additions they retain the original ‘emotional layer’ – all the things I experienced, lived and selected as subjects to be spoken of.” – Māris Čačka

The new series, IN REFLECTION (2020), was developed specifically for the artist’s solo show in the exhibition space of the public library in Šiauliai or, as the artist puts it, for its spiritual domain. This time, he narrows down the theme of conversation, dialogue and portrayal of significant or casual acquaintances, which occupied him in the past and was so widely reflected in his previous works, to an inner monologue made public through abstract self-portraiture. These new works on canvas, created by mixing letterpress and painting techniques, reveal a cultivated and individual artistic style where the author deliberately mixes the two media and invites the viewer to ‘reflect’ on the process of creation.

Māris Čačka (1976) is a Latvian artist and art educator, director of Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, founder of the Art Teachers Association (1998) and SIVIA Gallery (2019), member of the Latvian Artists Union (2010) and the Latvian Chamber of Graphic Art (2011). His exhibition record, dating from 1997, extends to participation in 85 shows, including 22 solo shows in Latvia and abroad in countries such as Lithuania, Germany, Poland and Belarus. Between 2004 and 2020, Čačka has curated more than 70 international art projects and symposia. His works are held in museums and private collections in Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, the United Kingdom and Norway. Čačka’s latest major solo exhibition, “Dialogues. Parallels. Dimensions” (2019) was shown in Madona Museum (Latvia) and at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Belarus.

The exhibition is organised by the Povilas Višinskis Šiauliai County Public Library. The project was supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, SIVIA Gallery and INSPAIRUM.

Tatjana Černova


The 4th international painting plein air “Valdis Bušs” took place from 13 until 24 July.

To revive and honour the memory of painter Valdis Bušs, highlight the importance of his creative outputs and promote painting in Latgale Region, Viļaka District Council in cooperation with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre organises the fourth international painting plein air “Valdis Bušs”.

This year, the plein air received financial support from the Cultural Programme for Latgale and its annual funding from the Viļaka District Council. Put together, this patronage enables the organisers not only to ensure a smooth running of the plein air as a high-quality artistic event, but also to hold a travelling exhibition with the newly created artworks.

These artists from the Baltic States have been confirmed as participants of the 4th International Painting Plein Air “Valdis Bušs”: Aivis Pīzelis (Latvia), Agnija Ģērmane (Latvia), Ilgvars Zalāns (Latvia), Ruta Eidukaityte (Lithuania), Mykole (Lithuania) and Liisi Tani (Estonia).