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  1. Diana Tamane

    born 1986, Riga (LV)

    works in Tartu (EE) 



    2015 – 2016      HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts), Ghent, BE (Post-academic)

    2013 – 2014      LUCA School of Arts, Brussels, BE (MA)

    2006 – 2012      Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Tartu, EE (BA)

    2009 – 2010      Escola Superior Artistica do Porto, PT (ex-change)

    1998 – 2006      Janis Rozentals Riga Art School, LV


    Selected solo exhibitions

    2024    Room for Many, with Thea Gvetadze (Curator: Inga Lāce) Tartu Art House, EE

    2024    Half-Love (Curator: Hirohisa Koike) Kanzan gallery, Tokyo, JP 

    2023    Half-Love (Curator: Hanna-Liis Kont) Rüki gallery, Viljandi, EE 

    2023    Half-Love (Curator: Evita Goze) Riga Photography Biennial, Latvian Museum of Photography

    2023    The Sea is You (Curator: Siim Preiman) Tallinn City gallery, EE

    2023    Flower Smuggler (Curator: Inga Lāce) Kahán Art Space, Budapest, HU

    2022    Flower Smuggler (Curator: Inga Lāce) Kahán Art Space, Vienna, AT 

    2022    Half-Love (Curator: Shoair Mavlian) Tartu Art Museum, EE 

    2022    Under the Same Sky (Curator: Šelda Puķīte) Kogo gallery, Tartu, EE

    2022    Typology of Touch (Curator: Peeter Talvistu) EKKM (Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia) Tallinn, EE

    2021     Portrait of an Emotion, with Jevgeni Zolotko and Lydia Hannah (Curator: Laura Toots) NART, Narva, EE

    2020     Within Arm's Reach (Curator: Evita Goze) ISSP gallery, Riga, LV 

    2020     Letters from mum III, Myshanya, Kordon Container gallery, Kärdla, EE

    2020     Typology of Touch (Curator: Nadia Bijl) De Vereniging, S.M.A.K, Ghent, BE

    2018     Commissions (Curator: Evita Goze) ISSP gallery, Riga, LV 

    2017     Maman (Curator: Sasha Pevak) Shuttle 19, Espace 19 Côté Cour, Paris, FR 

    2017     Sensitive Traces, with Mark Raidpere, Sint-lukas gallery, Brussels, BE 

    2017     Flower Smuggler (Curator: Lu Mingjun) Surplus Art Space, Wuhan, CN

    2016     Message: 147 of 494, Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, LV

    2015     Typology of Touch, Tartu Art House, EE

    2014     You can't have me for real, Recyclart, Brussels, BE

    2013     From my family album II, Y galerii, Tartu, EE

    2012     From my family album, Y galerii, Tartu, EE


    Selected group exhibitions


     Antibiography (Curator: Alexandra Laudo) Museu de Granollers, ES

    Antibiography (Curator: Alexandra Laudo) Centre d’art contemporani La Sala de Vilanova i la Geltrú, ES

    In the Name of Desire (Curators: Laura Brokāne, Igors Gubenko) Latvian National Museum of Art, LV

    Antibiography (Curator: Alexandra Laudo) Centre d’arts contemporànies de Tarragona, ES

    Antibiography (Curator: Alexandra Laudo) MAC Mataró Art Contemporani, Mataró, ES


    The hands, the breasts, the fingers (Curator: Alexandra Laudo) MAC Mataró Art Contemporani, Mataró, ES

    Antibiography (Curator: Alexandra Laudo) Centre d’Art Muxart, Martorell, ES

    Emotional Landscapes (Curator: Šelda Puķīte) Arka gallery, Vilnius, LT

    Looking for Trouble (Curator: Adam Mazur) Image gallery, Aarhus, DK

    Don't cry! Feminist Perspectives in Latvian Art: 1965–2023 (Curator: Elita Ansone) Latvian National Museum of Art, LV

    I constantly wonder what time it is where you are (Curator: Hana Ostan Ožbolt) Sector 1 gallery, Bucharest, RO

    Greetings, and Whatever Customarily Restores a Bond About to Break (Curator: Brigit Arop) Kogo gallery, Tartu, EE


    From Little Acorns... Photoworks Festival, UK

    ÕPPE ÕUD (Curator: Taavi Piibemann) Pallas gallery, Tartu, EE

    Hortus PallasFoto II (Curator: Peeter Linnap) Pallas gallery, Tartu, EE

    Antibiography (Curator: Alexandra Laudo) Centre d'Art Maristany, Sant Cugat del Vallès, ES


    Allied (Curated by East Europe Biennial Alliance) Kyiv Biennial, UA

    Exhibition as Conversation (Curator: Hanna-Liis Kont) Tartu Art House, EE

    Flower Smugglers (Curator: Adam Mazur) Art Inkubator, FFWRS, Sopot, PL

    Letters from a foreign mind (Curator: Laura Toots), Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn, EE

    As she sees it, Pallas gallery, Tartu, EE


    Wunderkammer (Curator: Šelda Puķīte), Riga Photography Biennial, LV

    On Monday it was still snowy (Curator: Peeter Talvistu), Tartu Art House, EE


    Borders of Mind (Curator: Peeter Linnap) European Month of Photography, Bratislava, SK

    Female artists from Pallas 1919 – 2019, Gallery Noorus, Tartu, EE

    HISK moving image (Curator: Daniella Geo), Tick Tack, Antwerp, BE

    SURVIVAL KIT 10.1: Outlands (Curators: Solvita Krese and Inga Lāce, Àngels Miralda), Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, LV


    25 years! Shared histories, shared storiesFotomuseum Winterthur, CH 

    Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More (Curator: Katerina Gregos) RIBOCA, Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, LV 

    Borderline (Curator: Peeter Talvistu) Valga Museum Gallery, EE

    Viewing and reading room, Kogo gallery, Tartu, EE

    The Opposing Shore (Curators: Sasha Pevak & Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou) Les Abords, Brest, FR 

    Seeking the latest in photography, Riga Photography Biennial, LV 

    VIDEOARTE AGORA VIDEOARTE (Curators: Anna Bella Geiger & Fernando Cocchiarale), A Gentil Carioca gallery, Rio de Janeiro, BR


    EXTENSION.LV (Curator: Kristina Romanova), National centre for Contemporary Art, Nizhnii Novgorod, RU

    Close to me (Curators: Lindley Warren & Roxi Pop) National Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca, RO

    The Opposing Shore (Curators: Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou & Sasha Pevak) CCI Fabrika, Moscow, RU

    EXTENSION.LV (Curator: Kristina Romanova), Victoria gallery, Samara, RU

    EXTENSION.LV (Curator: Kristina Romanova), Triumph gallery, Moscow, RU

    The City, My Studio/ The City, My Life (Curator: Philippe Van Cauteren), Kathmandu Trienniale, NP


    The Empty Fox Hole (Curator: Philippe Van Cauteren), HISK, Ghent, BE

    Promised Light (Curator: Tanel Rander), Tartu Art House, Tartu, EE

    Tallers Oberts Poblenou, Hangar, Barcelona, ES

    Coming People 2016, S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, BE

    HISK Open Studios, HISK, Ghent, BE

    The moving image: HISK, De studio, Antwerp, BE

    Wide angle II, Tartu Art Museum, EE


    The Silent Dimension (Curator: Filip Luyckx) Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Leuven, BE

    And no matter that the phone is ringing, CCI Fabrika, Moscow, RU

    HISK Open Studios, HISK, Ghent, BE

    HISK artist 2015, Art Brussels, BE


    Another dream, another sense, another mind (Curator: Filip Luyckx) Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Leuven, BE

    Young Artists 2014 (Curator: Filip Luyckx) Sint Lukas Gallery, Brussels, BE

    Väljasõit rohelisse. Tartu 1860–2014 (Curator: Peeter Talvistu) Tallinn Art Hall, EE

    Master Photography Exhibition, Tagcity, Brussels, BE

    Connecting Points/ Poper Magazine, Kanepes Culture Center, Riga, LV


    Losers (Curator: Peeter Talvistu), Tartu Art Museum, EE


    Cross time, (Curator: Peeter Linnap), Gallery Noorus, Tartu, EE

    Middle Town, Depo, Istanbul, TR

    Portucale, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, LV

    Cross time (Curator: Peeter Linnap), Prospekto galerija, Vilnius, LT

    Middle Town, Art House, Trabzon, TR

    OMG! See teeb pilti, kui ma siia vajutan (Curator: Sirla) Gallery Noorus, Tartu, EE


    Grants, awards

    2024   Artist's salary laureate 2024-2026, Estonian Ministry of Culture, EE

    2023   Foam Paul Huf Award shortlist artist, NL

    2022   Ado Vabbe prize, Tartu Cultural Endowment, EE

    2022   Live and shine grant, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, EE

    2020   Flower Smuggler winner of Author’s Book Award at Recontres d’Arles, FR

    2020   Flower Smuggler shortlisted for Aperture First Photobook Awards, US

    2019   Kim? Residency Award 2019, Artport, Tel Aviv, LV/IL

    2018   Best portfolio at Plat(t)form 2018, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH

    2017   Development grant, the Flemish Government Ministry of Culture, BE

    2017   Riga Photography Biennial Award 2018, the first prize, LV

    2017   Estonian Photographic Art Fair Acquisition Fund (Outset Estonia), EE

    2016   .tiff magazine, Young Belgian Talent, FotoMuseum (FoMu), Antwerp, BE

    2016   ‘Friends of the S.M.A.K. Prize’, S.M.A.K., Ghent, BE

    2015   Grant from Estonian Ministry of Culture, EE

    2011   Scholarship from Nordic Digital AS, EE



    2024     Paradise AIR, Matsudo, JP

    2023     Kahán Artists in Residence, Chianti, IT

    2022     Magic Carpets, Tbilisi Photo Festival, Pankisi, GE

    2020     Kordon, Kärdla, EE

    2019     Artport, Tel-Aviv, IL

    2016     Hangar, Barcelona, ES


    Works in collections

    Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

    Latvian National Museum of Art, Latvia

    Tartu Art Museum, Estonia

    Leuven University, Belgium


    Artist talks, lectures, presentations

    2022    Trasversal Orientations II, C-MAP Seminar, MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

    2020    Flower Smuggler book presentation / talk with Shoair Mavlian, Photoworks, UK

    2020    Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

    2018    Studio visit by Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Tartu, EE

    2018    Contemporary Geographies. To Map Places, Experiences and Ideas, International Summer School by Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Kuldiga, LV

    2018    DIP Talks, LUCA School of Arts, Brussels, BE 

    2018    May contain: Goods from the Road, Rundum, Tallinn, EE

    2017    ISSP School, Riga, LV

    2017    Kathmandu Triennale, NP

    2016    .tiff TALKS, FoMu, Antwerp, BE


    Workshops, courses

    2023     Dance and Movement Therapy (16 EAP), Tallinn University, EE

    2021     Visual Art Therapy (16 EAP), Tallinn University, EE

    2015     Gabriel Paiuk: Space, sound and instances of media, Herculeslab, Ghent, BE

    2015     Michel Schöpping: Movement in Sound, Space and Image, Herculeslab, Ghent, BE

    2014     Broomberg & Chanarin, FOMU, Antwerp, BE

    2013     Elina Brotherus: Contemporary Self-portraits, ISSP, Kuldiga, LV

    2012     Bas Vroege and Hans van der Meer: Middle Town project, ISSP, Trabzon, TR

    2011     Arno Rafael Minkkinen, ISSP, Kuldiga, LV

    2010     Adriana Lestido, PHOTO ESPANA, Madrid, ES