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

Solo exhibitions
“Who Will Feed the Cat While We’re Gone?”, Tam-Tam Street Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2023);
“Take a Ride With Me / Limouzine” – DobraVaga, Zine Vitrine, Tinta Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, (2021)
“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
For Your Pleasure – Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2023)
A Visionary Drawing Riddle – Valmiera, Latvia (2023)
LUSTR 10 – Prague, Czechia (2023)
Back to Nature – Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2022)
Glass Ceiling – Extended gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2021)
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)

Most notable projects
“How Did That Happen?”, commissioned by European Hemophealia Consorcium, Brussles, Belgium (2023);
Illustrations for “Lasis Stasis un Atlasijas okeāns” children’s book by Daina Tabūna, Publisher – Liels un Mazs;
Cover illustration and publication in Stripburger #78 comic magazine;
Illustrations for the Satori bilingual winter newspaper “Aiz kauna/За стыдом”;
Illustrations for Latvian Radio 2 children’s radio show “Hedgehogs dreams”;
Illustrations and design for “Klik-klik” children’s book by Daila Ozola, Publisher – Zvaigzne ABC;
Illustrations for the Latvian poetry anthology “Netikumīgie”, Publisher – Liels un Mazs;
Publications in “KUSH!” comic magazine issue #35 “BONKERS!, #40 “The Very End”, #42 “Scientific Facts”, #46 “What’s Next?”;
Illustrations and design for children’s book ”Pagalma Enciklopēdija” by Agnese Vanaga, Publisher – Zvaigzne ABC;
Illustrations for Latvian literature magazine “Domuzīme”;
Comic reports for 3 exhibition openings in the KIM? Contemporary art centre