Kristaps Ancans

b. 1990, Livani

MA (Distinction) Fine Art (2014 -16) – Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London
BA (Hons) Painting (2012 -14) – Art Academy of Latvia
Environmental Art (2010 -12) – Art Academy of Latvia

Selected Exhibitions and Events

Seep, PEER, London 2017
And the Horizon was Dying Over the Tourist, Republic Gallery, London 2017
Creekside Open 2017 Selected by Alison Wilding, A.P.T Gallery, London 2017
Dept of Subjective Archeology; Annihilation Event, Lethaby Gallery, London 2017
Less Tight Limes, Mafa Chelsea Gallery, London 2017
performance ‘Impositions’, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern Blavatnik Building, London 2017
The Ingram Collection Young Contemporary Talent Exhibition, Cello Factory, London 2016
UKYA National Biennale: Derby 2016, Museum and Art Gallery, Derby 2016
Industrialism, Contemporary Art Gallery Livani, Livani, Latvia 2016
Inside/Outside, House on Patriarch Ponds, Moscow 2016
Do, Undo, Redo, The Crossing; Lethaby Gallery, London 2016
This is Us, Museum of London, London 2015
Something happened on the way from Mars, Futuro House, London 2015
Temporary Arts Project, TAP Gallery, Southend 2015
Re Deuce, Cenamaximale, London 2015
Remember Nature (collaborative project between CSM, Gustav Metzger and Serpentine Gallery), The CSM Street, London 2015
We All Draw, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London 2015
Complex Topography: The Garden, Shōkō Shōreikan, Takamatsu, Japan 2015
Human Nature, Archive Gallery, London 2015
Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2015
At Play, SU CHELSEA Space, London 2015
30 of 30, Gallery of Artists’ Union of Lithuania, Vilnius 2015
30 of 30, ‘Kuldīga Artists’ Residence’, Kuldiga, Latvia 2015
You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly, The Laundry E8, London 2015
Cruise of Tartu, NOOR Gallery, Tartu, Estonia 2014
Cultural Heritage of Visual Arts, Hall of Art Academy of Latvia, Riga 2014
Constructed, Gallery of Olga Makeeva, Kemerovo, Russia 2013
Riga-Warsaw-Valmiera, Ice-House Gallery, Valmiera 2013
Chemin de fer, Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw 2013
multimedia installation ‘Space for Mind Migration’ ( Networked City project of Connecting Cities), Riga 2013
Place and Conveyance, Kanepe Culture Center, Riga 2013
River of Light, City Museum of Balvi, Balvi, Latvia 2013
ARS ex MACHINA, Dailes Theater, Riga, 2012
Light Festival ‘Staro Rīga’ , multimedia installation ‘Spectators’, Riga 2012
7 Deadly Sins, Proud2b Space, Riga 2011

Awards and Funding

Nominated for Arts Foundation Fellowship 2018, United Kingdom 2017
State Culture Capital Foundation Creative Work Development Bursary, Latvia 2017
Nominated for Clifford Chance and University of the Arts London Sculpture Prize 2017, London 2016
Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award 2016/2017 (selected by Cathy de Monchaux, Hannah Corbett, Arran Scott Lidgett & Graham Ellard), Acme Studios’ Residency & Awards Programme, London 2016
State Culture Capital Foundation Scholarship (MA studies at CSM), Latvia  2014 & 2015
Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship, University of the Arts London, London 2014
Pauls Puzinas Grant in Arts (supported by Pauls Puzinas family), Latvia / USA 2014
Vihelms Purvitis Premium for artistic creativity and exceptional graduation work ‘Merry Shepherds’, Art Academy of Latvia 2014
European Union Programme ‘Culture’ and Foundation Riga 2014 funding for installation ‘Space for Minds Migration’, 2013
Ludolfs Liberts Grant in Arts (supported by Ludolfs Liberts Foundation), Latvia / USA 2013
Riga City Council’s funding for installation ‘Spectators’ in Light Festival ‘Staro Riga’, Riga 2012
Laureate of the competition ‘Create Your Light’(in cooperation with Dita Lesina), Latvia / Germany 2012

Residencies and Workshops

workshop ‘This Is an Art School’ , Tate Exchange, Tate Modern Blavatnik Building, London 2017
residency ’Complex Topography: the Garden’(CSM-TUA Global Art Joint Project), Tokyo; Takamatsu 2015
residency ‘Cruise of Tartu’ , Tartu, Estonia 2014
residency ‘Constructed’ , Kemerovo, Russia 2013
‘Connecting Cities – Artist and Curator Workshop Marseille’ , Marseille 2013
workshop ‘New Media Workshop with Franz Fischnaller’, Riga 2012