Agate Lielpētere

/1995, born Riga, Latvia living and working in Ljubljana, Slovenia/



Art Academy of Latvia Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities (Graphic Art) Riga, Latvia 2015 – 2019

Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal 2017 – 2018 ERSASMUS+ mobility program

Baltic-American Freedom Foundation 2019
Inara Tetereva scholarship in art 2016
Peteris Avens charitable foundation “Generation” Scholarship of excellence 2014

Residencies, Exchanges, Internships
tipoRenesansa, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2020 – Exchange 
Poligon Creative Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2019 – 2020 – Artist residency
Overpriced Design, Riga, Latvia 2018 / Summer Internship – Graphic design intern

Freelance Illustrator and Designer Since 2016

Most notable projects
Publications in “KUSH!” comic magazine issue #35 “BONKERS!, #40 “The Very End” and #42 “Scientific Facts”;
Illustrations for Latvian literature magazine “Domuzīme”;
Illustrations for “So Young Magazine” online magazine (UK);
Comic reports for 3 exhibition openings in the KIM? Contemporary art centre;
Comic for Stripburger magazine (soon to be published);
Illustrations for a Latvian children’s book ”Pagalma Enciklopēdija” by Agnese Vanaga, Publisher – Zvaigzne ABC;
Illustrations for the Latvian poetry anthology “Netikumīgie”, Publisher – Liels un Mazs

Solo exhibitions
“The Only Italian Word I Know is Fumare” – Poligon Creative Center, The Former Tobacco Factory, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2019)
“Bruised and Confused” – Riga Circus Elephant Stables, Riga, Latvia (2019)
“A.K.A./As Good as Aladdin” – Gallery Low, Riga, Latvia (2017)

Selection of recent group exhibitions
Ilustrofest – Festival of Illustration Belgrade, Serbia (2021)
Rare Effect Vol.2 NFT Festival, Arroz Estudios, Lisbon, Portugal and Cryptovoxels (2021)
Latvia – Japan, Mini Print Exhibition, Gallery Next Curve, Tokyo, Japan (2021)
appointMENT 4.0 – Exhibition of Music Art Prints, Kino Šiška and Dobra Vaga Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2020);
“ISSPPP X+X” ISSP Gallery, Riga; “Stars” Gallery “Istaba”, Riga (2019);
Participation and first place in the Nike x Benji Knewman x Zuzeum competition, Zuzeum “The Ear”, Riga (2019);
Participation in LMA qualification work exhibition “Fresh meat for critique”, Former Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia, Riga (2019)