Gvido Kajons

Born in Riga, Latvia, in 1955, Latvian, resides in Riga

Education
1979 Riga Polytechnical Institute, Faculty of Radio Engineering and Communication

Background
1968-1976 Self-education
1994 Photo club "VEF"
1984 Informal group "A"
1990 Profesional business

Solo Shows
1979 "Photography", Photo studio "Cesis", Cesis, Latvia
1981 "Photography", Culture House, Salacgriva, Latvia
1988 "Photography", Architects House, Riga, Latvia
1989 "Photography", University of Stockholm, Stokholm, Latvia
1991 "Toronto in the Age of Glasnost", together with Valts Kleins, gallery "Image Works", Toronto, Canada
1992 "Reflections", together with Valts Kleins, Walter Phillips Art Gallery, Canada
1992 "Reflections", together with Valts Kleins, Banff Art Center, Banfa, Canada
1994 "Life through Minolta", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Once We Were Young", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1997 Six Years of"Santa" Fashion Magazine, "Slepenais Eksperiments" Club, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Theme 011", gallery "LN", Riga, Latvia
1997 "England Through the Eyes of Latvian Photographers", together with Valts Kleins, Rheuttern's House, Riga, Latvia
1998 "National Geography", gallery "LN", Riga, Latvia

Group exhibitions
1979 "Amber Land", Foreign Art Museum, Riga, Latvia
1985 "Amber Land", Dzintari Exhibition Hall, Jurmala, Latvia
1986 "City", Architects House, Riga, Latvia
1986 "Setting Birds Free", Valmiera Museum of Local Studies and Art, Valmiera, Latvia
1986 "A Day in Riga", House of Science, Riga, Latvia
1986 "Latvian Photography", St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia
1987 "Flood in Talsi", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1987 "Annual Exhibition of Photo Club "VEF", Jurmala Exhibition Hall, Jurmala, Latvia
1988 "City", House of Sciences, Riga, Latvia
1988 "Riga - Lettische Avantgarde", Kunsthalle, West Berlin, gallery "Im Sophienhof," Cologne,
1989 Exhibition Hall "Weserburg", Bremen, Germany
1989 "A Day in Ogre", Ogre Museum of Local Studies and Art, Ogre, Latvia
1989 "Latvian Time", Fine Arts Museum "Arsenals", Riga, Latvia
1989 "Latvian Photography", St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia
1989 "Dedication", Sports Palace, Riga, Latvia
1990 "Latvian Time", War Museum, Riga, Latvia
1990 "l'Annee de l'Est", Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland, "Van der Berlage" gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1990 "Song of Fate", War Museum, Riga, Latvia

1991 "Latvian Photographers in the Age of Glastnost", TPW gallery,Toronto, Berrie, Ontario,
1991 "Comrades & Cameras", Santa Barbara, USA
1992 Art gallery of St.Vincent University, Halifax, Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, White Water Gallery, North Bay, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
1992 "Images from Borderlands", Saarema photo festival, Saaremaa Museum, Estonia
1992 "Quality`92", Exhibition Hall "Latvija", Riga, Latvia
1992 "Baltisk Fotografi", Brandts Klaederfabrik, Odense, Denmark
1993 "Borderlands", photo festival "Fotofeis", "The Cottier" Hall, Glasgow, Great Britain
1993 "The Memory of Images", Stadtsgallerie in Sophienhof, Cologne, Kunsthalle, Rostock, Germany
1993 Exhibition hall "Latvija", Riga, Latvia, State Academy of Arts, Gdansk, Poland, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania, Galerie im Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
1993 "Borderlands", "Street Level" gallery, Glasgow, Graet Britain
1996 "Latvian Time", Fine Arts Museum "Arsenals", Riga, Latvia
1996 "Foto Parade", Fine Arts Museum "Arsenals", Riga, Latvia
1997 "Photography from Latvia", gallery "Station 3", Vienna, Austria
1997 "Ballet", Riga Stock Exchange, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Opera", 5th Exhibition of Soros Contemporary Art Center- Riga, Latvia, Daile Theatre, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Doors", gallery "Ciris", Riga, Latvia
1997 "Farewell to Empire", gallery XXL, Sofia, Bulgaria
1998 "2nd Worldwide Exhibition of Latvian Art", Fine Arts Museum "Arsenals", Riga, Latvia
1998 "The World of Ballet", Jurmala Culture Centre, Jurmala, Latvia
1998 "Pride of Talsi", Talsi Museum of Local Studies, Talsi, Latvia
2000 Latvian contemporary art photography", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia

Collections
Museet for Fotokunst,Odense, Denmark
Funen Country Art Foundation, Odense, Denmark
Toronto Photographers Workshop Collection, Toronto, Canada

Publications
1991 "Latvian photography in the age of Glasnost", catalogue, TPW, Toronto, Canada
1991 magazine "Maksla", Nr.4, Riga, Latvia
1993 "Memory of images", Baltic photo art today", catalogue, Cologne, Germany
1993 "Borderlands", Photography from the Baltic States, exhibition catalogue, Glasgow, Great Britain
1994 newspaper "Labrit", 09.04.1994, Riga, Latvia
1999 magazine "Grafika un Poligrafija", Nr.1, Riga, Latvia

Affiliations
Latvian Journalists Society
Informal group "A", co- founder, participant

Work Experience
1979 Riga Polytechnical Institute, engineer
1990 magazine "Liesma", photographer
1997 studio "Secret Garden", co-owner, photographer

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

Latvian Museum of Photography
Compiled by Vilnis Auzins
Translation from Latvian:
Andra Piebalga 10.12.2000.