Fanzine Exhibition and Workshop, Survival Kit, Riga, 14.09.2009
Small exhibition of International comic fanzines and comic workshop led by Aivars Baranovs and David Schilter to introduce fanzines to Latvian comics artists.
The Last Match, Survival Kit Festival, Riga, 12.09-19.09.2009
Comics artists were invited to draw one worke in the size of a matchbox about the theme "the last match". The papers are collected in matchboxes, in one matchbox fit 25 artworks, for the exhibition the works are spread on the wall. The exhibition contained 155 artist from 38 countries.
Lost in the City, Gallery "Tasty Telpa", Riga, 30.07-12.08.2009
kuš!-Exhibition in Riga (August 2009) in TastyTelpa with the theme "lost in the city" showcasing 5 works by the Latvian artists: Anete Melece, Kaspars Groševs, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Maija Kurševa and Oskars Pavlovskis. Extended with some works from the š! with the same theme by Léo Quievreux (France), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Mārtiņš Zutis (Latvia) and Paul Paetzel (Germany).
Read an article about it in Diena
Lost in the City, Gallery of the Latvian Centre, Berlin, 24.04-19.06.2009
kuš!-Exhibition in Berlin (April-June 2009) with the theme "lost in the city" showcasing works by the Latvian artists: Anete Melece, Kaspars Groševs, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Maija Kurševa and Oskars Pavlovskis. At the opening event the marvelous Latvian-Finnish Bärenzunge performed.
Tell Me More..., Andrejsala, Riga, 07.02-08.03.2009
In February 2009 the first big International Comics exhibition took place in Latvia organized by kush! in collaboration with the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. 14 artists or artist groups from 8 European countries took over the exhibition halls in the former military harbour area Andrejsala in Riga.
Participating artist: Florent Ruppert & Jerome Mulot (France), Atak, Anke Feuchtenberger, Moki (Germany), Matti Hagelberg, Katja Tukiainen, Tommi Musturi (Finnland), Nicolas Robel (Switzerland), Kolbeinn Karlsonn (Sweden), Stripburger (Slovenia), the Lamelos (Netherlands) and also three Latvians: Anete Melece, Maija Kurševa, Ingrīda Pičukāne.
Next to the exhibition there were also two comics workshops, one hold by Latvian artists for children and one for older guys lead by Gasper Rus and Andrej Stular from Stripburger. A further highlight was an animation movie night with animation movies from the participating artists and more Latvian and foreign artists as well as the screening of "Peurs du Noir" in the Cinema Riga.