Roman Korovin (1973)

Artist lives and works in Riga, Latvia. Graduated Janis Rozentāls Riga Art Highschool (1991), Art Academy of Latvia (1995, BA) and obtained his Master's degree in Graphics department of Art Academy of Latvia (1997, professor Gunārs Krollis' workshop).
Since 1996 Roman is working in production company Vilks Studio (Riga, LV), except for two years (2000-2002) when he changed responsibility of music and advertising video director in favour of assisting the gallery manager at Fulcrum gallery (New York, USA).

Selected solo exhibitions:

2015 „Dirty Yellow”, Kalnciema kvartāls, Riga
2012 „Basket Shaped Flame”, Kalnciema kvartāls, Riga
2011 „Meat Balls & Snow”, KIM Gallery, Riga
2009 „Winter – Summer, Winter – Summer – Death”, Riga Art Space / Intro room, Riga.
2006 „Right in the Middle”, Andrejsala / “Orbita” project space, Riga.
2004 „Pay Half and Run!”, Ivonna Veiherte gallery, Riga.

Selected group exhibitions:

2015 „Ornamentalism”, Latvian pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale
2013 „Berlin-Riga. Scores for Indeterminate Places”, Kaņepes kultūras centrs, Riga
2010 „F/Stop”, 4. th International festival of photography, Tapettenwerk, Leipzig (DE), curator: Kristin Dittrich.
2010 „A Museum”, Exposition in the framework of contemporary art festival “Survival Kit” (Latvian Contemporary Art Centre), venue: Berga Bazars/ previous airBaltic office, curator: Iliana Veinberga
2010 „Comments”, Kim?/FK gallery, curator: Vladimir Svetlov.
2010 „Illusion of inclusion or Inclusion of Illusion”, gallery Vartai, Vilnus (LT), group of currators: Olga Temnikova (gallery Art Depoo, Tallin (EE)), Danute Gambickaite, Egle Juoceviciute, Jolanta Marcišauskyte-Jurašiene (gallery Vartai), Iliana Veinberga (Riga (LV)).
2009 „Private, Latvian contemporary photography”, Latvian National Art museum, exhibition hall „Arsenals”, Riga, curated by Alise Tīfentāle.
2008 „Is the Medium the Message?” Latvian contemporary photography. Andrejsala/ Latvian contemporary art centre’s project space „Canteen” and Korpusu cehs,  Riga, curated by Līga Lindenbauma.
2008 „Private, Latvian contemporary photography”, Winzavod - Moscow Centre for Contemporary Art (Russia), Curated by Alise Tīfentāle.
2008 Baltic Pop, contemporary art from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia. Giedre Bartelt gallery, Berlin (Germany). Curated by Giedre Bartelt.
2007 „Critically in Between”, international exhibition of contemporary art within framework of Art Athina fair, Athens (Greece). Curated by Victor Misiano.
2006 „Emergency Biennale in Chechnya”, series of traveling exhibitions of international contemporary art, Riga, Paris, Tallinn, Grozny etc. Curator: Evelyne Jouanno, Riga exposition curated by Ieva Kalniņa.
2005 „(Un)dressed. Body in the Baltic Photo Art”, Giedre Bartelt gallery, Berlin (Germany). Curated by Giedre Bartelt.
2003 „Abstraction in Latvian painting”, Latvian National Museum of Art, exhibition hall „Arsenāls”, Riga.
2000 Exposition at Williamsburg Art Center, New York (USA).
1996 Exposition at Valdemārs Helmanis' gallery MMM, Riga.
1995 Exposition at gallery Ars Moderna, Riga.
1994 Exposition at Latvian National Museum of Art, exhibition hall „Arsenāls”, Riga.
1991 With Love to Ainbinder. Gallery Bastejs, Riga.

Awards and nominations

2008 for the works exibited at group exhibition Is the Medium the Message? Latvian contemporary photography (Andrejsala,  Riga, curator: Līga Lindenbauma) nominated for the most prestigious art award in Latvia - Purvītis' Prize for „outstanding performance in visual art”.
2006 Solo-exhibition „Right in the Middle (Andrejsala / “Orbita” project space, Riga, 2006) won the Latvian Photography Award presented by “Latio” in nomination category “Photography Exhibition of the Year”.


Rock — published by Orbita, Riga, 2014

Garden Close To The Sea — published by EmAgency, Moscow, 2011

Catalogues and publications

Horoskop — Die Streichelwurst Magazin №8, Berlin, 2014

White Cube — Talka magazine N1, Riga, 2014

Turning into the parrot and back – Kuš magazine special edition, Riga, 2011

Heartless Lady Blues – Die Streichelwurst Magazin №2, Berlin, 2010

Catalogue „Winter – Summer, Winter – Summer – Death”, Riga, 2009 on the occasion of the solo exhibition with the same title (Riga Art Space / Intro room, Riga, currator: Alise Tīfentāle).

Vikuļina J. Nav nekādas fotogrāfijas – ir mākslinieks. – Foto Kvartāls. – Nr. 2(6), 2007.