DAINIS KARKLUVALKS
Born in Valdemarpils, Latvia on January 21,1957. Residence in Talsi, Latvia


Education
1964 - 1975 Valdemarpils Secondary School, Latvia
1975 Beginning of photographer's career
1976 - 1979 Riga School for Cultural Workers, department of cinema and photography, specialty: leader of a photo club

Solo exhibitions
1996 "Visions of Talsi", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1997 "Visions of Talsi ", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1997 "The Land of Livs", Mazirbe Folk House of Livs, Mazirbe, Latvia
1997 "The Land of Livs", Tallinn, Estonia


Group exhibitions
1984 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1985 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1986 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1987 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1988 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1989 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1989 "Dedication", Sports Palace, Riga, Latvia
1989 "Latvian Photography ", St. Peter's Church-Museum, Riga, Latvia
1989 "One Day in Ogre", Ogre Museum for History and Arts, Ogre, Latvia
1989 "Latvian Time", Modern Art Museum "Arsenals", Riga, Latvia
1990 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1990 "Song of Fate", Latvian War Museum, Riga, Latvia
1991 "At the Song Festival", Latvian War Museum, Riga, Latvia
1991 "Evidence", gallery "M-6", Riga, Latvia
1991 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1992 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1993 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1994 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1995 "Bush Art", gallery M-6, Riga, Latvia
1995 "Bush Art", Roskild Museum of Arts, Roskild, Denmark
1995 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1996 "Latvian Time", Modern Art Museum "Arsenals", Riga, Latvia
1996 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1997 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
1997 "Photography from Latvia", gallery "Station 3", Vienna, Austria
1997 "New Photography from Latvia", gallery "FotoForum West", Insbruck, Austria
1997 "Three Artists from Latvia", Borup, Denmark
1997 "Pro Photo", exhibition hall "Skonto", Riga, Latvia
1998 "Living Space", gallery of the Latvian Artists Union, Riga, Latvia
1998 "Living Space", House of Culture, Viesite
1998 "Living Space", Valka Museum of Local Studies, Valka, Latvia
1998 "Latvian Contemporary Photography", National Association of Lithuanian Photographers, Vilnius, Lithuania

Collections
Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia
Private collections in Latviā, Denmark


Major series
"Landscape", "Talsi", "The Land of Livs"


Participation in workshops, photoprojects and photo campaigns
1983 Workshop "Kuldiga" , Kuldiga, Latvia
1985 Workshop "Fotovasara 85", Culture palace "Ziemelblazma", Riga, Latvia
1986 Workshop "Fotovasara 86", Valka district, Latvia
1986 Photo campaign "One Day in Riga", Riga, Latvia
1987 Workshop "Fotovasara 87", M. Buclers' Photography Room, Sauka, Latvia
1987 Photo campaign "One Day in Latvia", Riga, Latvia
1988 Photo campaign "One Day in Ogre", photo club "Ogre", Ogre, Latvia
1989 Photo campaign "One Day in Students' Life", Latvia
1996 - 1998 Photo project "Living Space", Latvia - Austria

Curatorial experience
1989 - 1997 "Photographers from Talsi District", Talsi Museum of Local Studies and Art, Talsi, Latvia


Slide shows
1995 Congress of American Latvian Artists Association, Pittsburgh, USA "Latvian Contemporary Photography", lecture by Vilnis Auzins,
1995 Latvian Parish House, Rockville, USA
"Latvian Contemporary Photography", lecture by Vilnis Auzins,
1995 University of Southern Maine, Portland, USA
"The Role of Photography in Preserving 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 Hochshulle fr angevandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria "Latvian Photography. History and the Present", speech by Vilnis Auzins
1997 Project meeting "Latvia - Slovakia", Poprad, Slovakia


Reviews / bibliography

1996 "Dainis Karkluvalks", text by Vilnis Auzins, "Dainis Karkluvalks. "Talsi Visionss", catalogue. "Talsu Vestis", Talsi, Latvia
1997 "Bilder" magazine, No. 133, Vienna, Austria
1997 "The First-night of Latvian Photography in Vienna", Vilnis Auzins, "Diena" newspaper, July 14, 1997, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Photographers Encyclopedia International", Michel+Michele Auer, Switzerland,
CD-ROM, http:/www.livre.net/ides, PMDC, France
1997 Lettische Fotografiren", "WUK.Info - Intern", No. 4, 1997, Vienna, Austria


Publications
1975 - 1991 "Padomju Karogs" newspaper, Talsi, Latvia
1991 "Talsu Vestis" newspaper, Talsi, Latvia
"Labrit" newspaper, Riga, Latvia
"Diena" newspaper, Riga, Latvia
"Neatkariga Rita Avize" newspaper, Riga, Latvia
1997 "Bilder" magazine, No. 133, Austria




Affiliations
1980 Latvian Journalists Society
1988 Latvian Culture Foundation, Photo Society, Riga,Latvia
1995 Talsi Artists Group
1996 Association of the Professional Photographers of Latvia


Work experience
1975 "Talsu Vestis",( until 1991 "Padomju Karogs") newspaper, photographer


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