Inga Meldere
June 29 – August 10, 2024

Inga Meldere (b. 1979 in Kuldīga, Latvia) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. Inga has obtained a Master degree in Fine Arts in Painting. Between 2013 and 2014, she was a researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands.

In her practice, she emphasises painting as a performative tool and considers it an expanded field. Meldere works with cross-disciplinary, innovative, and speculative approaches within conservation, pedagogy and contemporary art. Her practice explores the traces of impermanence, dealing with questions around authenticity, social history, and the exploration of micro-histories.

Meldere’s recent exhibitions include „Moon Bends Back“, SIC, Helsinki (2024), „Bluetooth (Sister N.)“, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn (2022); „Hidden matter“, with Mikko Hintz, Helsinki Contemporary (2019); “Twofold“, with Atis Ievinš, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga (2017); „Vertex“, SIC, Helsinki (2017); “Colouring Books”, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga (2016); „House By the Waterfall or Colouring Books for Adults“, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn (2016); “Writers Room”, Museum of Janis Rozentals and Rudolfs Blaumanis, Riga (2015); “Berzkalni”, gallery G12, Helsinki, (2015); “Magic Mountain”, gallery XO, Riga (2014); “Untitled”, with Oscar Santillan, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn (2013).

Photography: Flavio Palasciano