Aldis Maris DUBLANS

Born in Aizkraukle district, Latvia, on June 10, 1952, resides in Valka, Latvia.

Education
1959 - 1970 Jekabpils Secondary School No. 1
1970 Beginning of photographer's career
1971 - 1972 Riga Technical School No. 3, projectionist
1971 - 1972 Photo Studio "Iriss", training course with Juris Krievins
1973 - 1974 Latvian Academy of Arts, training course

Solo exhibitions
1987 "Still-life", Valka Museum of Local Studies, Valka, Latvia
1989 "Aldis & Uldis", Latvian Revolution (War) Museum, Riga
1994 "Reflections", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Visions", together with Inga Strauberga, Valga Culture Center, Estonia
1998 "Aldis M. Dublans", Embassy of the Republic of Latvia, Moscow , Russia
1998 "70 x 100. Private", together with Inga Strauberga, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga

Group exhibitions
1980 Annual exhibition of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall, Valka, Latvia
1982 Annual exhibition of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall, Valka, Latvia
1983 Annual exhibition of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall, Valka, Latvia
1984 Annual exhibition of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall, Valka, Latvia
1985 Annual exhibition of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall, Valka, Latvia
1986 Annual exhibition of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall, Valka, Latvia
1986 "Latvian photography", St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia
1987 Annual exhibition of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall,Valka, Latvia
1987 "1:1", Workshop"Fotovasara", Sauka, Latvia
1988 "1:1", City Exhibition Hall, Valka, Latvia
1988 Annual exhibition of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall, Valka, Latvia
1989 "Spider", Valka Museum of Local Studies, Valka, Latvia
1989 "Latvian photography", St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia
1989 "Three Days of Awakening", Museum of Pharmacy, Riga, Latvia
1990 Annual exhibition of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall, Valka, Latvia
1991 Annual exhibition of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall, Valka, Latvia
1992 Annual exhibition of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall, Valka, Latvia
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
1992 "Contemporary Latvian Photography", Fotostudija - 1, Boston, USA
1993 Annual exhibition of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall, 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
1993 "Artists From Valka", Fredrihshavna, Denmark
1995 "Art days", Valga, Estonia 1997 "Photography From Latvia", gallery ARCADE, M™dling, Austria
1997 "Photography from Latvia", "Fotogalerie Wien", Vienna, Austria
1997 "Nord - West" Art Festival, Embassy of Lithuania in Moscow, Russia
1998 "Living Space", gallery of the Latvian Artists Union, Riga
1998 "2nd Worldwide Exhibition of Latvian Art", State Museum of Fine Arts, 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, Latvia Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Dronninglund Community Board, Denmark
Private collections in Latvia, the United States, Denmark, Estonia

Major series
"Reflections"

Participation in workshops, photoprojects and photo campaigns
1983 Workshop "Kuldiga", Kuldiga, Latvia
1986 Workshop "Fotovasara 86", Valka, Latvia
1987 Workshop "Fotovasara 87", M. Buclers Photography Room, Sauka, Latvia
1988 Photo campaign "A Day in Ogre", Ogre, Latvia
1989 Photo campaign "Spider", Valka Museum of Local Studies, Valka, Latvia
1991 Workshop "Ceramics", House of Creative Activities, Riga, Latvia
1996 - 1998 Photo project "Living Space", Latvia - Austria

Curatorial experience
1980 - 1993 Annual exhibitions of the photo club REFLEX, City Exhibition Hall, Valka, Latvia
1986 Workshop "Fotovasara 86", Valka, Latvia
1989 Photo campaign and exhibition "Spider", Valka Museum of Local Studies, Valka, Latvia

Slide shows
1993 "Stepping out of Line", originals from the collection, demonstrated by project curator Boris Mangolds, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1993 "Democracy and Culture", The Baltic Sea Folk High School, Aabenraa, Denmark,
"Photography in the Context of Latvian Contemporary Culture", speech by Vilnis Auzins
1994 "Photo Art of the Baltic Sea Countries", The Baltic Sea Culture Centre, Gdansk, Poland,
"Latvian Photography Museum-Contemporary Art Photography Collections", speech by Vilnis Auzins
1994 "AVICOM 94: Photography and Museum", Bonn, Germany
"Photo Collections in Latvia", speech by Vilnis Auzins
1995 "Higashikawa Photo Festival", Higashikawa, Japan
"The Role of Photography in the Preservation and Creation of National Culture in Latvia", speech by Vilnis Auzins
1995 Congress of American Latvian Artists Association, Pittsburg, USA,
"Latvian Contemporary Photography", lecture by Vilnis Auzins
1995 Latvian Parish House, Rockville, USA
"The Role of Photography in the Preservation of National Culture", lecture by Vilnis Auzins
1995 University of Southern Maine, Portland, USA
"The Role of Photography in the Preservation of National Culture" , lecture by Vilnis Auzins
1996 18th Baltic Conference on Historiography, Riga, Latvia
"The Role of Photography in the Preservation of National Culture", lecture by Vilnis Auzins
1996 Symposium "The Art of Today", Bratislava, Slovakia
"The Role of Photography in Latvian Culture", lecture by Vilnis Auzins
1997 Hochshule 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: Second Half of the 20th Century", lecture by Vilnis Auzins

Reviews/ bibliography
1982 "Not Only A Hobby", "Darba Karogs" newspaper, Valka, Latvia
1982 "Confidence in "Reflex" , "Darba Karogs" newspaper, Valka, Latvia
1983 "Reflex", "Darba Karogs" newspaper, Valka, Latvia
1992 "Stepping out of Line", exhibition catalogue, text by Boris Mangolds, Robert Lowing, Milersville University, USA
1992 "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 "Aldis Dublans. Reflections", text by Vilnis Auzins, newspaper "Diena", Riga, Latvia
1994 "Counting impressions", text by Auzins, "Tev" weekly newspaper, Riga, Latvia
1994 "European Photography Guide", catalogue, Gottingen, Germany 1996 "The Latvian Museum of Photography", text by Vilnis Auzins. "Imago" magazine, No. 2, Bratislava, Slovakia
1997 "Extension of the Living Space", text by Vilnis Auzins, "L.M.M." newspaper, April 10, 1997, Riga
1997 "A Photo Exhibition of Four Latvian Photographers...", text by Vilnis Auzins, "The Baltic Times" newspaper, April 3-9, 1997, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Living Space", "Latvia - Baltic State", magazine, No. 3/97, Riga, Latvia

Publications
1992 "Stepping out of Line" exhibition catalogue, Milersville University, USA
1994 "Tev" weekly newspaper, Riga, Latvia
1997 "The Baltic Times" newspaper, April 3-9, 1997, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Latvia - a Baltic State", magazine, No. 3/97, Riga, Latvia

Affiliations
Since 1979 Founder and leader of the photo club "Reflex", Valka, Latvia
Since 1984 Latvian Journalists' Society
Since 1984 Latvian Culture Foundation, Photo Section

Work experience
1971 - 1972 Training Center of Latvian Society of Amateur Film--Makers, projectionist
1974 - 1979 Riga Building Company, designer
1979 Livberze House of Culture, designer
1979 - 1983 Valka City Council, designer
1983 - 1988 Newspaper "Darba karogs", photographer
1988 - 1990 Newspaper "Musu zeme", chief secretary
1990 - 1993 Newspaper "Ziemellatvija", chief secretary
Since 1993 Newspaper "Ziemellatvija", designer - photographer

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

© Latvian Museum of Photography, compiled by Vilnis Auzins
Translation from Latvian: Andra Piebalga
Computer print: Andra Piebalga
September 17, 1997
Updated: October 26, 1998