Sabīne Šnē

Sabīne Šnē (b. 1996) lives and works in Riga. In her creative practice, she constructs visual stories in order to explore the intersections between culture and nature, informed by historical and current ideas. She is interested in the relationships and the interconnectedness between humans and nature. In her art, Šnē reflects on human habits, desires, traces of actions and their impact on the environment. The content of the work determines the result, but she usually works in digital media.



Sabīne Šnē graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2020) from the department of Visual Communication of the Art Academy of Latvia. She has participated in various group exhibitions and art projects in Latvia and abroad: Augmented Experiences (2021, RIXC, Riga), Hidden Treasures (2021, Rucka, Cēsis), Hard Drive of Lost Expressions in collaboration with Linda Vilka (2020, Pilot, Rīga), Unseen Projects (2020, Vilnius Art Academy, online), Project Pavedieni for the cultural forum Baltā nakts (2020, National Library of Latvia, Rīga), Točka (former factory Provodnik, Rīga), Cosmo (2019, SILOS Centre of Art and Culture, Portugal). In winter 2022 she had a first solo show Partner, Parasite (KIM? Contemporary Art Centre, Rīga). During the year of 2021 Šnē has participated in various artist residencies in Latvia: Rucka in Cēsis, the Sansusī Well-being Residency in Aknīste and PAiR, organized by the VV foundation, in Pāvilosta.




Sabīne Šnē (dz. 1996) šobrīd dzīvo un strādā Rīgā. Mākslinieciskajā praksē viņa konstruē vizuālus stāstus, kuros pēta kultūras un dabas krustpunktus, balstoties uz vēsturiskām un laikmetīgām idejām. Šnē interesē cilvēka un dabas attiecības, to savstarpējā saistība. Mākslas darbos tiek attēloti cilvēku paradumi, vēlmes, viņu darbību atstātās pēdas un to ietekme uz apkārtējo vidi. Darba saturs nosaka galarezultātu, bet pārsvarā viņa strādā ar digitāliem medijiem.



Sabīne Šnē ieguvusi bakalaura grādu (2020) Latvijas Mākslas akadēmijas Vizuālās komunikācijas apakšnozarē. Viņa ir piedalījusies vairākās grupu izstādēs un mākslas projektos Latvijā un ārvalstīs: “Augmentētās pieredzes” (2021, RIXC, Riga), “Apslēptie dārgumi” (2021, Rucka, Cēsis), Hard Drive of Lost Expressions sadarbībā ar Lindu Vilku (2020, PILOT, Rīga), Unseen Projects (2020, Viļņas Mākslas akadēmija, tiešsaiste), “Pavedieni” kultūras foruma “Baltā nakts” ietvaros (2020, Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka, Rīga), Točka (2020, bijusī fabrika Provodnikv, Rīga) Cosmo (2019, SILOS Centre of Art and Culture, Portugāle). 2022. gada ziemā bija mākslinieces pirmā personālistāde Partnere, Parazīte (KIM? Laikmetīgās mākslas centrs, Rīga). 2021. gada laikā Šnē ir piedalījusies vairākās mākslinieku rezidencēs Latvijā: Ruckas mākslinieku rezidence Cēsīs, Sansusī Labklājības rezidence Aknīstē un VV Foundation organizētā PAiR Pāvilostā.

EDUCATION / INTERNSHIPS

2020 - 2022 Art Academy of Latvia, Department of Visual Communication, MFA, LV

2021 Internship at the artist run space Pina, AT

2016 - 2020 Art Academy of Latvia, Department of Visual Communication, BFA, LV

2019  Internship at the Pavilion of Latvia at the 58th Venice Art Biennale, IT

2018 Polytechnic of Leiria, School of Design and Art, PT

2017  Internship at Design studio H2E, LV

2015 Internship at sculptor Kārlis Alainis studio, LV

2012 - 2016 Riga School of Design and Art, Department of Form design/ Sculpture, LV




EXHIBITIONS / ACTIVITIES

2022

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art festival Survival Kit 13 show Litle Bird Must Be Caught. Pils street 23, old bank building. Curated by iLiana Fokianaki. Riga, LV

RIXC Art and Science Festival show Splintered Realities. KIM? Contemporary Art Centre. Curated by Rasa Šmite and Raitis Šmits. Riga, LV

Art Academy of Latvia graduation show Let It Sprout. Riga, LV

Solo show Partner, Parasite. KIM? Contemporary Art Centre. Curated by Zane Onckule. Riga, LV

2021

Group show Augmented Experiences. Public Space next to the Latvian National Museum of Art. Curated by Rasa Šmite and Raitis Šmits. Riga, LV

Installation in a public space A good moment in collaboration with artist Ieva Saulīte. Curated by Anda Lāce. Aknīste, LV

Goup exhibition Hidden Treasures. Curated by Līga Lindenbauma. Cesis, LV

2020

Group exhibition Hard Drive of Lost Expressions in collaboration with Linda Vilka. Pilot gallery. Curated by Mark Halson. Riga, LV

Project Pavedieni for cultural forum Baltā nakts. National Library of Latvia. Riga, LV

Group exhibition Točka. Former factory Provodnik. Curated by Pamela Butāne. Riga, LV

Group exhibition Unseen Projects. Organised by Vilnius Academy of Arts. Curated by Saulius Jusionis. Online

Group exhibition Svaiga gaļa kritikai. Organised by Art Academy of Latvia. Online

2019

Pop - up group show Everything Tastes Better with an Apple Pie. Poznan, Poland

Group exhibition Cosmo. SILOS Centre of Art and Culture. Curated by Melisa Ganaha. Caldas da Rainha, PT

2016 

Group exhibition Ceļā. Riga School of Design and Art. Riga, LV

2014

Entrance tile design for Riga Psychoneurological Hospital in collaboration with Evija Ābele, landscape architecture studio Alps and Mārtiņš Līnis. Riga, LV 




RESIDENCIES

2021

PAiR organised by VV Foundation, Pavilosta, LV

Sansusī Wellbeing Residency, Akniste, LV

Rucka Artist Residency, Cesis, LV

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