MARA BRASMANE

Born in Liepaja, Latvia, on July 22, 1944 Latvian, residence in Pilsrundale, Latvia

Education
1962 Riga Secondary School Nr. 36
1984 Riga Technical School for Cultural Workers, department of photography and cinema

Background
1962 Self - education
1964 Photo Club "Riga"
1973 Professional work

Solo shows
1992 "Latvia. Barricades.", Culture House, Kraslava, Latvia
1995 "Travels", travel agency "IMPRO", Riga, Latvia
1996 "Travels II", travel agency "IMPRO", Riga, Latvia
1996 "Forgotten Things", together with Robert Kanis (Lithuania), gallery "Fotostudija 1", Boston, USA
1996 "Travels", Museum of Pharmacy, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Travels", gallery "Kiek in de Kôk", Tallinn, Estonia
1998 "Travel Impressions. Prague, Tallinn", Photo Club "Riga", Riga, Latvia
1998 "Latvia.Travel Notes", Baltic Culture Center, Hasselby Slot, Stockholm, Sweden

Group exhibitions
1964 - 1984 "Annual exhibition", Photo Club "Riga", Riga, Latvia
1977 "Woman taking photos", Museum of History of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
1989 "Latvian Time", Contemporary Art Musem, Riga, Latvia
1991 "At the Song Festival", War Museum, Riga, Latvia
1991 "Latvia. Barricades", Olborg, Denmark
1992 "A woman photographs a woman", Parliament Building, Riga, Latvia
1993 "Goat climbing in the sky", Museum of Literature and Art History, Riga, Latvia
1996 "Sixtieth", cinema cafe "Andaluzijas suns", Riga, Latvia
1997 "35 years of photo club 'Riga' ", Latvian Photo Artists Union, Riga, Latvia
1998 "Living Space", Latvian Artists Society, Riga, Latvia
1998 "Living Space", Valka Museum of Local Studies, Valka, Latvija
1998 "2nd Worldwide Exhibition of Latvian Art", Art Museum "Arsenals", Riga, Latvia

Collections
Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
Rundale Palace Museum, Bauska, Latvia
Private collections in Latvia, Denmark, Finland

Major series, collections
"Human being", "Nature",
"Still life", "Travels", "Water. Sign."

Participation in conferences and seminars
1993 3rd scientific conference "Photography - a phenomenon of visual culture", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1995 Scientific seminar "Archives", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1996 4th scientific conference "Photography - a phenomenon of visual culture", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia

Reviews/ bibliography
1995 "Fotostudija-1 in Boston performs with new energy", Sarma Muizniece Liepina, newspaper. "Laiks", YSA,
1998 "Album", Andris Grinbergs, newspaper "Literatura. Maksla. Mes", 27.08. - 03.09.1998, Riga, Latvia

Reproductions of art works in books
1979 "Jelgava Palace", I.Lancmanis, "Zinatne", Riga, Latvija
1981 "Ventspils Wood-carvers", E.Grosmane, "Zinatne", Riga, Latvia
1982 "Ancient Wooden Houses in Kurzeme Towns", G.Jansons, "Zinatne", Riga, Latvia
1983 "Liepaja from Baroque to Classicism", I.Lancmanis, "Zinatne", Riga, Latvia
1984 "Rundale Palace", I.Lancmanis, "Zinatne", Riga, Latvia
1988 "Edvards Grube", comp. L.Slava, "Liesma", Riga, Latvia
1990 "Auseklis Bauskenieks", comp. Z.Konstsnts, "Liesma", Riga, Latvia
1992 "Leo Maurins", comp. I.Konstante, "Liesma", Riga, Latvia
1992 "Janis Pauluks", comp. Z.Konstants, "Liesma", Riga, Latvia
1993 "... and a dream drawer", J.Kalnacs, "Liesma", Riga, Latvia
1995 "Voldemars Irbe", comp. G.Pupa, "Preses nams", Riga, Latvia
1995 "Nikolajs Rerihs", K.Rudzite, "Latvijas Enciklopedija", Riga, Latvia
1995 "Jekabs Kazaks", D.Lamberga, "Latvijas Enciklopedija", Riga, Latvia
1996 "Variations on Karlis Padegs' Theme", J.Kalnacs, "Jana Seta", Riga, Latvia
1996 "Romans Suta", T.Suta, "Latvian Encyclopedia", Riga, Latvia
1996 "J.R.Tillbergs", M.Brancis, "Zinatne", Riga, Latvia
1996 "Latvian Portrait Painting", E.KlavinS, "Zinatne", Riga, Latvia

Reproductions of art works in catalogues
1979 "Rundale Palace", I.Lancmanis, Riga, Latvia
1990 "Sigismunds Vidbergs", Latvian Association of Art Museums, Riga, Latvia
1993 "Ovantat mote. Estnisk och lettisk modernism fran mellankrigstiden", Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
1993 "Latvia taiteiden risteyksessa", Helsinki,Finland
1993 "Konrads Ubans", Latvian Association of Art Museums, Riga, Latvia
1994 "Janis Valters", Latvian Association of Art Museums, Riga, Latvia
1994 "Janis Mitrevics", Soros Foundation - Latvia, Riga
1995 "Valentina Zeile", Latvian Association of Art Museums, Riga, Latvia
1995 "From Worldly Life to the Feast of Gods", Helsinki, Finland
1995 "Sigurds Vidzirkste", Latvian Association of Art Museums, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Erasts Sveics", Latvian Association of Art Museums, Riga, Latvia
1996 "Romans Suta", Soros Foundation - Latvia, Riga

Publications
1991 "Latvia 1991. Barricades.", Latvian Culture Foundation, Riga, Latvia

Affiliations
1988-1998 Latvian Culture Foundation, Photography Union, Riga, Latvia
1991 Latvian Designers Association
1996 Latvian Association of Professional Photographers

Work experience
1973 - 1984 Rundale Palace Museum, Bauska, Latvia, photographer
1984 State Museum of Fine Arts, Riga, Latvia, photographer
1995 Riga College of Building, Riga, Latvia, teacher of photography

© Latvian Museum of Photography
Compiled by Vilnis Auzins
Translation from Latvian: Andra Piebalga
Computer print: Andra Piebalga
Updated: 21.o4.1999