Solvita Krese lives in Riga and is a curator and director of Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) since 2000. She has been curator and co-curator of number of large scale international exhibitions, most recent ones are public art project Together, Riga and Latvian regions (2020); research and exhibition project Portable Landscapes tracing and contextualizing Latvian artists’ emigration and exile stories troughthout 20th century which resulted in exhibitions at Villa Vassilieff, Paris , Latvian National Art Museum, (2018), and James Gallery at CUNY, New York (2019); “Unexpected Encounters” at Den Frie Art Center, Copenhagen and Latvian National Art museum; ”Identity. Behind the curtain of uncertainty”, National Gallery of Ukraine, Kiev (2016) ; “re:visited”, Riga Art Space (2014); “Telling tales”, National Gallery of Art , Vilnius, Lithuania; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn; Centre for Contemporary Art, CentrePasquArt , Biel (2014); “Alternativa”, WYSPA, Gdansk (2013) etc. She is curator of Latvian Pavilion in 59th Venice Biannale (2022) and was commissioner of Latvian Pavilion in 56 th and 58th Venice biennale (2015 and 2019). In 2009 she initiated the annual Contemporary Art Festival “Survival kit” which she has been curating and co-curating till 2019.