The Video Art Archive of Latvia was created as a national video art database and spans the entire history of Latvian video art, starting from the second half of the 1980s through to the present day. The foundation of the Video Art Archive of Latvia – database is the video library compiled by NOASS. The archive serves as an information resource for research into video and media art works by students, curators, artists, lecturers and art historians, as well as the general public domestically and internationally. The archive includes over 600 works of art, additionally including information about artists, titles of works of art, their year of production, length and format.

The archive includes:

– the Latvian– French video art festival (1989-1995) archive (art historian Laima Slava’s collection).

– artists’ video works collated according to institution.

– artists’ video works submitted individually from personal collections of works. 

– selections of works chosen for the international video and contemporary art festival WATERPIECES competition.

For further information, please contact:

Sandra Ķempele

Director of the Video Art Archive of Latvia