November 1 – December 30, 2019
Ginta Vasermane is an artist from Latvia who is interested in humans: human forms and their absurdities, power dynamics and mechanics, routines and systems. By recreating the situations she observes, such as bureaucracy, politics, diverse systems of organization and control, the artist works with everyday rituals and clichés, subverting them by shifting the action into absurd theater, with the goal to question why we invent individual structures—behavioral patterns to organize ourselves.
Vasermane has exhibited in venues such as NEST, Den Haag, Netherlands (2016); Latvian Center for Contemporary Art Center, Latvia (2015); Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York (2013); Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland (2013) among others. She has been nominated for grants such as Fonds Kwadraat, Netherlands (2017); Prins Berhand Cultuurfonds, Netherlands (2016); and Young Talent Grant, Mondriaan Funds, Netherlands (2012-13). Along with artist and filmmaker Maciej Madracki, she founded Moving Art Initiative F.L.O.A.T., a nomadic art platform for research, experimentation, and presentation. Ginta Vasermane received her MA from the Netherlands Film Academy and BFA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.