Antra Priede

Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Head of the Department of Curatorial Studies

Antra Priede (1985) is an art historian and curator. Graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia (AAL) Art History and Theory Department, receiving a bachelor's and master's degree. Since her studies, AAL has also been her workplace – currently holding the position as vice-rector for Academic Affairs and in 2018 she initiated and still manages the specialization of Art History and Theory Department – Curatorial Studies.

Antra has gained personally valuable professional experience while working as a project manager and curator at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. She has also created and managed the Latvian art scene section on the Baltic contemporary art news portal Echo Gone Wrong. Her research activities are related to reviewing of the history of exile and soviet period art, emphasising key contemporary issues, including the role of the curator in the local and international art ecosystem, the role of women in the art environment and other sometimes uncomfortable issues.

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