Timeline

1981
Born in Latvia
1995–1999
Janis Rozentals School of Fine Art, Latvia, (BA)
2001–2002
Latvian Academy of Arts, BA Painting, Visual Communication
2002
Erasmus Exchange Program, Manchester University, Fine Art, UK
1999–2003
The Latvian Academy of Art, Latvia, (MA) Painting
2004
Studies in Paris, Cité international des Arts
lives and works in Riga, Lettland

Exhibitions

2014
Il Piedistallo vuoto/The Empty pedestal, Artefiera, Bologna
2013
...for an occurence to become an adventure..., Riga Art Space, Riga, LV
2013
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München (solo)
2013
Johnen Galerie, Berlin (solo)
2012–2013
New Works, Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg (solo)
2012
Jānis Avotiņš, IBID Projects, London (solo)
2012
Gaiety Is The Most Outstanding Feature Of The Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London
2012
Is It That He Does Not Seek The Truth, But Does Want To Influence?, Riga Art Space, Riga
2011
Jānis Avotiņš, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München (solo)
2010
Implicated, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam (solo)
2010
Jānis Avotiņš Trauma. New Works and Retrospection, Riga Art Space, Riga (solo)
2010
After the Fall, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York
2010
Painting Triennial, CAC,Vilnius
2009
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany (solo)
2009
IBID PROJECTS at Remap2, Athen
2009
Your Gold Teeth II, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2008
Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2008
Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria (solo)
2008
Janis Avotins, Malerei, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany (solo)
2008
Das zweite Gesicht, Sammlung Südhausbau, Munich, Germany
2008
Back to Black. Die Farbe schwarz in der aktuellen Malerei, Kestner, Hannover, Germany
2007
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany (with Adrian Ghenie und | and Andrew Palmer)
2007
Judith, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, USA
2007
Prague Biennale 3, Prague, Czech Republic
2007
Size Matters:XXL - rechent large-scale paintings, HVCC Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, USA
2007
Super Normal, IBID Projects, London, GB (solo)
2007
Suzie Q project space (Rüdiger Schöttle / Bob van Orsouw | Brigid Uccia), Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2006
I Never Go On Holidays, Me di um, Gustavia, St. Barthelemy, France (solo)
2006
Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2006
Pittura Infinita. Pittura Contemporanea e Realismo Globale, Villa Manin Centro d�Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo (Udine), Italy
2005
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany (solo)
2005
Dark Dreams, Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
2005
Possession, IBID Projects, Vilnius, Lithuania (solo)
2004
Belonging, Riga, Latvia (solo)
2004
Dark Dreams, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2004
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Germany
2004
rheinschau. art cologne projects, Germany
2004
Esoterica, IBID Projects, London, UK
2003
HYPERSONICA, electronic music festival., Sao Paulo, Brasil
2003
Latvian Contemporary art Artists, Contemporary Art Space, Riga, Latvia
2003
Wild Photographers, Riga, Latvia
2003
Selfportraits, Galerie Pedants, Riga, Latvia
2003
Project att_lums.lv (Riga - NY)
2003
Conversance, Riga, Latvia (solo)
2002
Competence, Riga, Latvia (solo)
2002
Autumn 2002, Riga Contemporary Art Space, Latvia
2001
Latvian Contemporary art exhibition, Riga, Latvia
2000
interferences 2000, International multimedia festival, Paris, France

Literature

2008
JANIS AVOTINS published by Karin Pernegger and Harald Kunde June 2008
2008
Luwig Forum + Stadtgalerie Schwaz, exhibition catalogue