Ieva Astahovska is an art scholar, critic and curator. She works at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, where she leads research projects related to art from the Socialist and Post-Socialist period, as well as non-formal education projects, focusing on current contemporary art processes. I. Astahovska has compiled and edited a number of research-based publications – the anthology Valdis Āboliņš. The avant-garde, mailart, the New Left and cultural relations during the Cold War (2019), Workshop of Restoration of Unfelt Feelings. Juris Boiko and Hardijs Lediņš (2016), Revisiting Footnotes. Footprints of the Recent Past in the Post-Socialist Region (2015), Recuperating the Invisible Past (2012). She has curated exhibitions Difficult Past. Connected Worlds at the Latvian National Museum of Art (2020), Valdis Āboliņš or How Fluxus Came to Aachen in Ludwig Forum, Aachen (2018), Archaeology of Kinetics at Riga Art Space (2016), Visionary Structures. Form Johansons to Johansons in Bozar, Brussels (2015) and Latvian National Library in Riga (2014), Berlin–Riga. Scores for Indeterminate Places (2013), and Parallel Chronologies. Invisible History of Exhibitions (2011).
Theory (MA POST)