Astrida MEIRANE 

Born in Riga, Latvia, on October 1, 1952. Residence in Riga, Latvia

Education
1960 - 1971 Riga Secondary School Nr.8
1986 - 1987 Photo club "VEF", training course with Marcis Bendiks
1997 "Photo School", lectures by Marcis Bendiks

Solo exhibitions
1997 "Photographers", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1998 "Portrait", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia

Group exhibitions
1988 "Riga at Night", House of Sciences, Riga, Latvia
1989 "City", Revolution (War) Museum, Riga, Latvia
1989 "Latvian photography", St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia
1989 "One Day in Ogre", Ogre Museum for History and Arts, Ogre, Latvia
1992 "A Woman Photographs a Woman", Parliament House, Riga, Latvia
1996 "FotoParade", Contemporary Art Museum "Arsenals", Riga, Latvia
1996 "Latvian Time", Contemporary Art Museum "Arsenals", Riga, Latvia
1996 "Sigulda - 96", M. Buclers' memorial contest - exhibition, Sigulda, Latvia
1997 "Photography from Latvia", gallery "Station 3", Vienna, Austria
1997 " New Photography from Latvia", gallery "FotoForum West", Insbruck, Austria
1997 "Latvian contemporary photography", Museum of photography, Siauliai, Lithuania
1997 "Kurzemite", photo club "Riga," Latvia 1998 "Living Space", gallery of the Latvian Artists Union, Riga, Latvia
1998 2nd Worldwide Exhibition of Latvian Art", Exhibition Hall "Latvija", Riga, Latvia
1998 "Latvian Contemporary Photography", Slovensky rozhlas, Atrium, Bratislava, Slovakia
1998 "Latvian Contemporary Photography", National Association of Lithuanian Photographers, Vilnius, Lithuania

Collections
Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
Private collections in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland

Participation in workshops, photoprojects and photo campaigns
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 Workshop "Fotovasara 87", M. Buclers Photography Room, Sauka, Latvia
1989 Photo campaign "Riga at Night", Photo club "VEF", Riga, Latvia
1990 Photo campaign "City", Photo club "VEF", Riga, Latvia
1991 Photo campaign "Vidzeme Suburbs of Riga", Photo club "VEF", Riga, Latvia
1996 Workshop "Fotovasara 96", M. Buclers Photography Room, Sauka, Latvia
1996 International Photo Workshop "Sigulda-96", Sigulda, Latvia
1996 Photo project "Latvian Time", Latvia
1996 - 1998 Photo project "Living Space", Latvia - Austria

Participation in conferences and seminars
1993 3rd scientific conference "Photography - a phenomenon of visual culture", Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia
1994 Scientific seminar "Photography in a City and the Image of a City in Photography", 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
1996 Conference "History of Lithuanian Photography", Siauliai Photography Museum, Siauliai, Lithuania
1998 Conference "Photography. History and the Present III. History of Photography and Post-modernism", Photographic Museum, Siauliai, Lithuania

Slide shows
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
1989 "Liesma" magazine, Riga, 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

Publications
"Maksla" magazine, Riga, Latvia
"Rigas Laiks" magazine, Riga, Latvia
"Liesma" magazine, Riga, Latvia
"Una" magazine, Riga, Latvia
"Labrit" newspaper, Riga, Latvia
"Diena" newspaper, Riga, Latvia 1997
"Bilder" magazine, No. 133, Austria

Affiliations
1985 - 1992 Photo club "VEF"

Work experience
1971 - 1985 "Rigas Foto", photographer - lab assistant
1985 - 1992 Factory "VEF", lab assistant
Since 1993 Latvian Museum of Photography, photographer Photographic documentation of the Museum activities

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
Updated:October 29, 1998