Inga Erdmane is a photographer and visual artist born in Riga, Latvia. She has graduated from the Photography Department of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and has studied psychology in Riga. She has held the personal exhibition I Agree I have Blundered. Criminal Case No. 15890013311 at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (2013), duo exhibition Wildly Inaccurate Disbelief at the gallery Époque Antwerp (2014), Belgium, solo show The Pleasure of Ignorance at Latvian Museum of Photography (2018) and has also participated in group exhibitions in Latvia, France, Belgium, Ireland, Lithuania, such as Rauma Biennale Balticum 2014, GuatePhoto Festival 2015, Contemporary Art Festival Survival Kit 6 (2014) and Contemporary Art exhibition Lost in the Archive (2016) in Riga.
Inga Erdmane has been attending masterclasses and artist residencies since 2006, including Multimedia Storytelling, a masterclass by Adrian Kelterborn, Switzerland, in 2014, a year long ISSP International Masterclass by Yuri Kozyrev & Andrei Polikanov (Russia) in 2015-2016, Beyond Photojournalism held in Latvia and Portugal. Art residency highlights are SÍM art residency in Reykjavik, Iceland, and La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, in 2017.
Erdmane gives lectures and workshops at ISSP school, Rīga Stradiņš University and LCCA summer school, and has the experience to work with audiences not connected to the art world (e.g. refugees in Paris, clients of Probation service in Riga, and others).
Her work is in the collection of Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia, and Photo Book Museum, Cologne, Germany. Publications include Wired online magazine, Latvian Photography Yearbook 2015, GUEST-ROOM by Erik Kessels, Der Greif, Germany and many more. The photo book Press House in collaboration with Ilze Vanaga was shortlisted for Unseen Amsterdam Book dummy in 2014.
Her practice frequently expands photography into sculptural forms of photo-/video- and site-specific installations. Often she forms her projects into tactile artist-books. She is interested in society and humankind and how these intersect with the individual – that is related to her interest in psychology studies she has done earlier. Inga’s main point of reference is documenting events and interpreting documentary narrative in installations. Recently she has been more involved with collaborative projects of performance and sound.