Solvita Krese lives in Riga and has been directing the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA), where she also works as a curator, since 2000. She has curated and co-curated a number of large-scale international exhibitions, most recently the public art project “Together, Riga and Latvian regions” (2020); the research project and exhibition “Portable Landscapes“, which traced and contextualized Latvian artists’ emigration and exile stories throughout the 20th century, resulting in exhibitions at the Villa Vassilieff, Paris, the Latvian National Art Museum, (2018), and James Gallery at CUNY, New York (2019); “Unexpected Encounters” at Den Frie Art Center, Copenhagen and the Latvian National Art Museum; “Identity. Behind the curtain of uncertainty“, National Gallery of Ukraine, Kyiv (2016); “re:visited“, Riga Art Space (2014); “Telling tales“, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn; Centre for Contemporary Art, Centre PasquArt, Biel (2014). She was the commissioner of the Latvian Pavilion in the 56th, 58th and 59th Venice Biennale (2015, 2019 and 2022). In 2009 she initiated the annual Contemporary Art Festival Survival Kit which she curated and co-curated through 2019.