Uldis BALGA
Born on March 9, 1953 in Aloja, Latvia. Residence in Talsi, Latvia

Education
1960-1971 Aloja secondary school
1971-1974 department of chemistry and biology, Latvian State University

Post-graduation courses
1984 a course in photo studio management, Latvian Ministry of Culture
1986 VEF Photo Club, M. Bendiks' course in photography

Occupation

1969 Self-education
1979 Reflex Photo Club
1998 Talsi Photo Club

Personal exhibitions

1989 "ALdis & Uldis", Latvian Revolution (War) Museum, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Fishing Days", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1998 "A Nontrespaser's Story", Children's and Youth's Hobby Center, Valka, Latvia
1999 "A Nontrespasser's Story", together with Nils Rebans, Talsi Museum, Talsi, Latvia
1999 "Ornamentum", together with Andris Biezbardis, Pharmacy Museum, Riga, Latvia

Group exhibitions
1980 Photo Exhibition, City Exhibition Hall, Nikolayevsk, Russia
1982 Reflex annual exhibition, City House of Culture, Valka, Latvia
1983 Reflex annual exhibition, City House of Culture, Valka, Latvia
1984 Reflex annual exhibition, City House of Culture, Valka, Latvia
1985 Reflex annual exhibition, City House of Culture, Valka, Latvia
1986 Reflex annual exhibition, City House of Culture, Valka, Latvia
1986 Latvian Photography, St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia
1987 Reflex annual exhibition, City House of Culture, Valka, Latvia
1987 "1 : 1", workshop "Fotovasara", Sauka, Latvia
1988 "1 : 1", City House of Culture, Valka, Latvia
1988 Reflex annual exhibition, City House of Culture, Valka, Latvia
1990 Reflex annual exhibition, City House of Culture, Valka, Latvia
1991 "Comrades & Cameras", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
1991 "Spider", Valka Museum of Regional Studies, Valka, Latvia
1991 Reflex annual exhibition, City House of Culture, Valka, Latvia
1992 Reflex annual exhibition, City House of Culture, Valka, Latvia
1992 "Stepping out of Line", Ganser Art Gallery, Millersville, USA
1992 "Stepping out of Line", Philadelphia Art Alliance, Fhiladelphia, USA
1992 "Stepping out of Line", Area Gallery, Unoversity of Southern Maine, Portlend, USA
1992 "Contemporary Latvian Photography", Fotostudija - 1, Boston, USA
1993 Reflex annual exhibition, City House of Culture, Valka, Latvia
1993 "Stepping out of Line", International Images Gallery, Sewickley, Pittsburgh, USA
1993 "Stepping out of Line", Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, USA
1998 "Latvian Contemporary Photography", Slovensky rozhlas, Atrium, Bratislava, Slovakia
1999 "Threshold", Museum of Photography, Sauliau, Lithuania
2000 "... next stop Kurzeme", Talsi Museum, Talsi, Latvia

Collections
1992 Millersville University, USA
1993 Rutgers University, USA
1995 Latvian Museum of Photography
Private collections in Latvia and the USA

Major series
"Radiator's Private Life"
"Bean Parings",
"Fishing Days"


Participation in workshops, photo projects and campaigns
1987 Workshop"Fotovasara", M. Bucler's photography room, Sauka, Latvija
1986 Workshop"Fotovasara 86", "Ielicas", Valka district, Latvia
1988 Campaign"One Day in Ogre", Ogre district, Latvia
1989 Campaign"Spider", Valka Museum of Regional Studies, Valka, Latvia
1997 Campaign "Perpendicular", Strenci, Latvia
1997 Campaign "Burning of Water", Strenci, Latvia
1997 Campaign "Fire Flower", Strenci, Latvia


Reviews / Bibliography
1992 "Stepping out of Line", Boriss Mangolds, Roberts Lovings,
Millersville University catalogue, USA
1995 "Uldis Balga - Fishing Days", Anda Rozukalne,
"Labrit" newspaper, 28.02.95, Riga. Latvia
1995 "Self-treatment of Amnesia", V.Auzins,
"Maksla" magazine, Nr.3, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Fishing Days", A.Dublans , "Ziemellatvija" newspaper, 04.03.95.
1995 "Fishing Days" in the Museum of Photography, Vilnis Auzins,
"Diena" newspaper, 01.03.1995., Riga, Latvia

Entries in encyclopedias
1997 Photographers Encyclopedia International", Michel+Michele Auer, Switzerland
1997 CD-ROM,http:/www.livre.net/ides /Michel+Michele Auer, PMDC, France
1999 http://www.foto.lv/ Balga/, V.Auzins, S.Zarina, Latnet Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2000 http://www. culture.lv/photomuseum/ , V.Auzins, A.Dzilna, Latnet, Riga, Latvia


Publications

1990 "Liesma" magazine, Riga, Latvia
1981 "Comrades & Cameras" museum catalogue, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA
1992 "Stepping out of Line" catalogue, Millersville University, USA
1993 "Laiks" newspaper, USA 1995 "Labrit" newspaper, 28.02.95., Riga, Latvia
1995 "Labrit" newspaper, 28.02.95., Riga, Latvia
1995 "Ziemellatvija" newspaper, 04.03.95, Valka, Latvia
1995 "Maksla" magazine, Nr3/95, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Diena" newspaper, 01.03.95, Riga, Latvia

Work experience

1973 - 1977 Salaspils Nuclear Reactor, laboratory worker
1977-1979 Limbazi secondary school, teacher of chemistry and biology
1979-1981 Ergeme primary school, teacher of chemistry and biology
1982-1998 town of Valka, free-lance photographer
1998 "Talsu optika", optician


Agent
Latvian Museum of Photography,
Marstalu iela 8, Riga, LV -1050,
Latvia e - mail address: lvfoto@lanet.lv (Vilnis Auzins)

Latvian Museum of Photography
Compiled by V.Auzins, 01.02.1996
Updated: 31.12.2000