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IVARS MIĶELSONS

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My moto: „My life is my art and my art is my life”.

Personal Info
Name, surname - Ivars Miķelsons
Birth dates – April 27,1962, Riga
Phone number - (+371) 26332946
e-mail: mikelsons.ivars@gmail.com ___________________________________________________________________ Education
1990 - Latvian Academy of Art, Department of sculpture
1981 – Riga School of Applied Arts, Department of sculpture
1977 – Riga Secondary school No 2 ___________________________________________________________________ Job experiences
2005 - now Professional Education and Competence Centre at Riga Design and Art School, lecturer in the programme ”Form of Design”
2000 - 2004 Factory of Arts No 7 Ltd – workshop supervisor
1996 - 2000 Latvian Academy of Art - educationalist ___________________________________________________________________ Exhibitions
Group exhibition of the lecturers of Riga Design and Art School „Carneval” at the schools exhibition hall, 2016
Exhibition „YES/Independence - 2016” at Jurmala Artists house, 2016
Charity art auction to support the Garden of Destiny, gallery „Antonija”, 2016
Personal exhibition „To Get Hooked On” in Jurmala Culture Centre, 2015
Exhibition „Mischief of the Year” in Jurmala Artists house, 2015
Exhibition – auction in gallery „DAUGAVA”, Koknese Trust, 2015
Exhibition „The 10th Anniversary” in gallery „ISTABA”, 2014
Exhibition „YES/Independence” in Jurmala Artists house, 2014
Outdoor exhibition „Latvian Folk Singers” in Jurkalne. A sculptural object in Alsunga, 2014
Exhibition „The Red Corner” in Jurmala Artists house, 2014
Exhibition gallery SEYWALD, Austria (from gallery „PEGAZS”), 2013
Exhibition „Higher than the Ground” in Riga School of Design and Arts, 2013
Personal exhibition „Metallic Games with the Excrements of Animals” in gallery „ISTABA”, 2013
Outdoor exhibition „Latvian Folk Singers” in Jurkalne. A sculptural object in Gudenieki, 2013
Exhibition „YES/Independence” in Jurmala Artists house, 2012
Personal exhibition „The Door to Paradise...The Door to Hell” , Pauls Stradins Museum for History of Medicine, 2012
Charity art auction to support the Garden of Destiny, gallery „Riga”, 2012
Group exhibition „Vous Banque”, the exhibition hall of Rietumu Banka, 2012
Exhibition of the private collection of Guntis Belēvičs, exhibition hall „Arsenāls”, 2012
Group exhibition „Siliņš, Bernāts, Miķelsons”, exhibition hall of Riga School of Design and Art, Riga, 2011
Group exhibitions „Masterpieces”, „Followers of Leonardo”, „Smoke” and „Sensual Life”, gallery „Birkenfelds”
Group exhibition of the lecturers of Riga School of Design and Art „Paintings, Graphics, Sculptures 2010”, Riga
Group exhibition „Art Days in Berga Bazars, Riga, 2009
Personal exhibition in gallery „Galerie 91”, Paris ,2008
participation in Art Days exhibitions in Riga
Miķelsons and Vilipsons „Message to Mars”, gallery „Bonhans”, Riga, 2007
Participation in „Autumn Exhibitions” , exhibition hall „Arsenāls”, Riga
Cast iron foundry festivals, Latvia
Cast iron foundry group exhibition, gallery „Tasty”, Latvia, 2009
Cast iron foundry group exhibition, gallery „L”, Latvia, 2010
Group exhibition, gallery „Tērbatas Centrs”, Latvia
Group exhibition, gallery of Dikli Castle, Latvia
___________________________________________________________________ Projects
Homage to Kurt Vonnegut in the Museum-library of Kurt Vonnegut in Indianopolis (USA), 2012
Casting of the Riga key during the Riga Festival, 2011
Metal casting symposium in Starohovice (Poland), 2008
The tactile object of the Monument of Freedom and other expositions in the Latvian Museum of National History
Memorial site to the President of Latvia Karlis Ulmanis in the Berze cemetery (Latvia),1997
Memorial site to Peter I in Stockerau (Austria), 1996
___________________________________________________________________ Expositions
Mansize figures (Nikita Khruschow among others) in Riga Motor museum (1989-1992)
Mansize figurē of Duke Jacob in Gederts Eliass Museum in Jelgava (Latvia)
Mansize figures of medical staff in Pauls Stradins Museum for History of Medicine in Riga
Mansize figures of craftsmen in Folk and Local History Museum in Polotsk (Belorussia)
different expositions in Latvian Museum of National History
wax figure of the President of Latvia Karlis Ulmanis in Latvian Museum of National History (2007)

Works in private collections in Latvia, France, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria and USA.

__________________________________________________________________ Hobbies
Basketball, fishing