Arno ANTUMS - JANSONS


Born in Riga, Latvia, on July 23,1962, resides in Riga, Latvia.


Education
1969 - 1978 Riga Eight-year School Nr.3
1978 - 1982 Riga Secondary School of Printing Art, speciality of bookbinding, leather treatment
1984 Beginning of a photographer's career
1986 - 1987 Photo club "VEF", training course with Marcis Bendiks


Solo shows
1992 "Photo & Graphics", together with Aivars Akis, Reitern's House, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Recording of Light and Colour", together with Aigars Jansons and Ojārs Jansons, Reitern's House, Riga, Latvia
1995 "3 Jansons", together with Aigars Jansons and Ojars Jansons, exhibition hall "Kiek in de Kök", Tallinn, Estonia
1996 "Dreams", together with Gaidars Paegle, Latvian Photoartists Society, Photo House, Riga, Latvia
1996 "Dreams", together with Gaidars Paegle, gallery "Laipa", Valmiera, Latvia
1997 "It's not at all white", library - salon "Vecrīga", Riga, Latvia
1997 "3 Jansons II", together with Aigars Jansons and Ojars Jansons, Reitern's House, Riga, Latvia
1998 "3 Jansons II", together with Aigars Jansons and Ojars Jansons, House of Culture, Jelgava, Latvia
1998 "3 Jansons II", together with Aigars Jansons and Ojars Jansons, House of Culture, Bauska, Latvia



Group exhibitions
1989 Annual Exhibition of the Photo Club "Aspekts" , exhibition hall of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the LSSR, Riga
1989 "Latvian photography", St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia
1990 "Ecology", Tyumen, Russia 1991 "1st Latvian Exhibition of Young Photographers", photo club "Riga"
1992 "Stepping out of Line", Ganser Art Gallery, Millersville, USA
1992 "Stepping out of Line", Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, USA
1992 "Stepping out of Line", "Area Gallery", University of Southern Maine, Portland, USA
1993 "Stepping out of Line", International Images Gallery, Sewickley, Pittsburgh, USA
1993 "Stepping out of Line", Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, USA
1994 "Photo & Graphics", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga
1995 "Courtyard", gallery "Laipa", Valmiera, Latvia
1995 "Zuvis", international festival, Siauliai, Lithuania
1996 "The Last", 3rd Latvian Exhibition of Young Photographers, Latvian Photo Artists Society, Riga via
1996 "Shortcut to Europe 1996", international art festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
1996 "Sigulda - 96", M. Buclers memorial contest - exhibition, Sigulda, Latvia
1997 "Photography from Latvia", "Fotogalerie Wien", Vienna, Austria
1997 "New Photography from Latvia", gallery "FotoForum West", Insbruck, Austria
1997 "Nord - West" Art Festival, Embassy of Lithuania in Moscow, Russia
1998 "Living Space", gallery of the Latvian Artists Union, Riga, Latvia
1998 "Latvian Contemporary Photography", Slovensky rozhlas, Atrium, Bratislava, Slovakia
1998 "Latvian Contemporary Photography", National Association of Lithuanian Photographers, Vilnius, Lithuania




Collections
Millersville University, Pennsylvania, USA
Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
"Fotogalerie Wien", Vienna, Austria
Private collections in the United States and Latvia



Participation in workshops, photoprojects and photo campaigns
1996 International Photo Workshop "Sigulda-96", Sigulda, Latvia
1996 "Shortcut to Europe", Vesterbro Culture Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
1996 - 1998 Photo project "Living Space", Austria - Latvia


Slide shows

1993 "Stepping out of line" , originals from the collection demonstrated by Boris Mangolds, project curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1995 Scientific seminar "Archives", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
"International Photo Projects and Experience of Foreign Photographic Museums", speech by Vilnis Auzins
1996 "18th Baltic Conference on Historiography", Riga, Latvia
"The Role of Photography in Preserving the National Culture", a lecture by Vilnis Auzins
1996 4th scientific conference "Photography - a phenomenon of visual culture", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
"Experience of the Latvian Museum of Photography in Cooperating with International Organizations", speech by Vilnis Auzins
1996 Symposium "The Art of Today", Bratislava, Slovakia
"The Role of Photography in Latvian Culture", lecture by Vilnis Auzins 1997 Hochshulle fur angevandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
"Latvian Photography. History and the Present", speech by Vilnis Auzins 1997 International discussion
"Photography: yesterday and today", St. Petersburg, Russia
"Latvian Photography: the Second Half of the 20th Century", lecture by Vilnis Auzins



Reviews / Bibliography

1992 "Stepping out of Line", text by Boris Mangolds and Robert Lowing, catalogue, Millersville University, USA
1992 "The Touring exhibition of Latvian Photographers ...", text by Eleonora Sturma, "Laiks" newspaper, September 2, 1990, USA
1992 Exhibition "Contemporary Latvian Photography", text by Ruta Snikere, "Laiks" newspaper, November 11, 1992, USA
1994 "Walks of Images", text by Vilnis Auzins, "Maksla" magazine, No. 3/94, Riga, Latvia
1994 "Photo - graphics", text by Vilnis Auzins, "Tev" newspaper, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Latvia - Power of Color Photography", text by Aivars Akis, "Neatkariga Cina" newspaper, January 31, 1995, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Wonderland Created by Three Jansons", text by Antra Krastina, "Diena" newspaper. July 4, 1995, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Living Space", Vilnis Auzins, "Latvia - a Baltic State" magazine, No. 3/97, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Bilder" magazine, No. 133, Vienna, Austria
1997 "Lettische Fotografiren", "WUK. Info - Intern", No. 4, 1997, Vienna Austria
1997 "The First-night of Latvian Photography in Vienna", Vilnis Auzins, "Diena" newspaper, July 14, 1997, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Nord - West atcnbdfkm d Vjcrdt ` Vilnis Auzins, special festival issue, `Uhfaabnb ` October - November, 1997, Moscow, Russia
1997 "Fotokunst aus Lettland", Villy Puchner, "Wiener Zeitung" newspaper, July 4, 1997, Vienna, Austria
1997 "Photography as National Identity", Virginijus Kincinaitis, "Siauliu Krastas" newspaper, September 11, 1997, Siauliai, Lithuania

Publications
1992 "Stepping out of Line", catalogue, Millersville University, USA
1992 - 1994 "Nakts" weekly newspaper, Riga, Latvia
1994 "Maksla" magazine, No. 3/1994, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Bilder" magazine, No. 133, Austria
1997 "Nord - West" special festival issue, October - November, 1997, Moscow, Russia
1997 "Wiener Zeitung" newspaper July 4, 1997, Vienna, Austria
1997 "Siauliu Krastas" newspaper, September 11, 1997, Siauliai, Lithuania


Affiliations
1986 - 1988 Photo club "VEF"
1988 - 1993 Photo club "Aspekts"
1993 Latvian Photoartists Society
1995 Informal group "3 Jansons"


Work experience
1986 "Preses nams" Publishing House, lab assistant
1986 Firm "Melodija", lab assistant
1986 - 1995 Publishing house "Rota", photographer
1995 Riga Seal Factory, photographer


Agent
Latvian Museum of Photography,
Marstaļu iela 8, Rīga, LV -1050, Latvia
e - mail: lvfoto@lanet.lv (Vilnis Auziņš)

© Latvian Museum of Photography,
Compiled by Vilnis Auziņš
Translation from Latvian: Andra Piebalga
Computer print: Andra Piebalga
September 15, 1997
Updated: October 20, 1998