Sabīne Šnē Sabīne Šnē (b. 1996, Riga, Latvia) in her creative practice constructs visual stories in order to explore the intersections between culture and nature and is particularly interested in the relationships between humans and non-humans. By weaving together scientific research, contemporary theories, and fiction, she creates worlds that highlight entanglements in ecosystems and multi-species intelligence. Šnē has a broad interdisciplinary practice that combines video, 3D animation, sound, sculpture, and drawing.


Šnē studied at the Art Academy of Latvia, Department of Visual Communication. For her graduation work ‘The Same Worlds’ (2022), she was awarded the Helen Scott Lidgett Award and received a year-long residency at the ACME Studios Programme in London. Her works have been shown internationally, including exhibitions at Riga Photography Biennale (Sigulda, 2024), Kupfer Gallery (London, 2024), Lot Projects (solo exhibition, London, 2023), National Gallery of Art (Vilnius, 2023), Vent Space (Tallinn, 2022), contemporary art festival Survival Kit 13 (Riga, 2022), RIXC Art and Science Festival (Riga, 2022), Kim? Contemporary Art Centre (solo exhibition, Riga, 2022).

EDUCATION

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2023

To Be We Need to Know the River. Lot Projects. Curated by Nastia Svarevska. London, UK

 

2022

Partner, Parasite. KIM? Contemporary Art Centre. Curated by Zane Onckule. Riga, Latvia

 

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2024

Riga Photography Biennale. Cutural Centre Devons. Sigulda, Latvia

 

 

Nectere. Kupfer Gallery. London, UK

 

 

2023

Objects of Dystopia. RIVA Studios. London, UK 

 

SensUs. Work in augmented reality virtually exhibited in the public space next to the Latvian National Museum of Art. Curated by Rasa Šmite and Raitis Šmits. Riga, Latvia

 

If Disrupted, It Becomes Tangible. Infrastructures and Solidarities beyond the post-Soviet Condition. National Gallery of Art. Curated by Aleksei Borisionok, Antonina Stebur. Vilnius, Lithuania

 

APPOINTMENT 7.0. Dobravaga gallery. Curated by Špela Pečjak, Urška Kleindienst, Farah Sara Kurnik. Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Your cup is full (empty it). energART gallery. Curated by Daiga Rudzāte, Una Meistere. Riga, Latvia

 

Valmiera's International Multimedia Festival. Work in augmented reality virtually exhibited in Hanzas square. Curated by Elizabete Palasiosa, Marta Kontiņa. Valmiera, Latvia

 

BDO Young Artist Award. Pilot gallery. Riga, Latvia

 

 

2022

Black Market III. KIM? off-space Skolas 18. Curated by Zane Onckule. Riga, Latvia

 

Domraiser. Dom gallery. Curated by Liene Rumpe and Ieva Viese. Riga, Latvia

 

GeneralSharing: 27m above the Sea. Vent Space. Tallinn, Estonia

 

GeneralSharing: 19m above the Sea. Köysiratagalleria. Turku, Finland

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

2021

Augmented Experiences. Work in augmented reality virtually exhibited in public space next to the Latvian National Museum of Art. Curated by Rasa Šmite and Raitis Šmits. Riga, Latvia

 

Installation in a public space A Good Moment in collaboration with artist Ieva Saulīte. Curated by Anda Lāce. Akniste, Latvia

 

Hidden Treasures. Rucka Manor park. Curated by Līga Lindenbauma. Cesis, Latvia

 

 

 

2020

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

 

Točka. Former factory Provodnik. Curated by Pamela Butāne. Riga, Latvia

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

2019

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



 

 



RESIDENCIES

 

2023

ACME Studios. Early Artist Programme. London, United Kingdom

 

 

2021

PAiR organised by VV Foundation, Pavilosta, Latvia

Sansusī Wellbeing Residency, Akniste, Latvia

Rucka Artist Residency, Cesis, Latvia

 

 

 

 

SELECTED PRESS / FEATURES

 

Meet the ACME alumni behind Kupfer's latest exhibtion 

https://www.fetch.london/post/meet-the-acme-alumni-behind-kupfer-s-latest-exhibition?fbclid=IwAR3IEglZesPfaefT29mpE6p5xjQZvbkYjFes-clNW_k6ugLmcXHK1jIlX6g

 

Sabīne Šnē: Terraforming a Potential Future Through Symbiosis

https://www.sunstrokemagazine.com/archive/2023/9/20/sabne-n-terraforming-a-potential-future-through-symbiosis

 

Photo reportage from the exhibition 'To Be We Need to Know the River' by Sabīne Šnē at Lot Projects, London

https://echogonewrong.com/photo-reportage-from-the-exhibition-by-sabine-sne-at-lot-projects-london/

 

If Disrupted, It Becomes Tangible. Infrastructures and Solidarities beyond the post-Soviet Condition

https://blokmagazine.com/if-disrupted-it-becomes-tangible/

 

Interview with Sabine Sne: Latvian history, nature and contemporary art scene

https://www.doris.press/blog/interview-with-sabine-sne-latvian-history-nature-and-contemporary-art-scene

 

Issuing Eidolons. Review of RIXC Art and Science Festival Splintered Realities

https://echogonewrong.com/issuing-eidolons/

 

Sabīne Šnē. Partner, Parasite

https://www.contemporaryartlibrary.org/project/sabine-sne-at-kim-contemporary-art-centre-riga-22171

 

Sapnis par Marsu šķiet aizvien tālāks. Intervija ar mākslinieci Sabīni Šnē

https://www.diena.lv/raksts/kd/intervijas/sapnis-par-marsu-skiet-aizvien-talaks.-intervija-ar-makslinieci-sabini-sne-14277473

 

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