Participant Profile

Ieva Astahovska


Ieva Astahovska is an art scholar, critic and curator. She works at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, where she leads research projects related to art and culture in (post)socialist period, and entanglements between postsocialist and postcolonial perspective in the Baltics and Eastern Europe.Her recently curated and co-curated exhibitions include Decolonial Ecologies. Understanding Postcololonial after Socialism at Riga Art Space (2022–23), Difficult Pasts: Connected Worlds at the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (2022) and the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga (2020), Ecosystems of Change in the public space of Riga (2021).

Ieva has also edited a number of research-based publications including Valdis Āboliņš: The avant-garde, mailart, the New Left and cultural relations during the Cold War (LCCA, 2019), and Revisiting Footnotes: Footprints of the Recent Past in the Post-Socialist Region (LCCA, 2015). Her research interests also include subjects such as contemporarity and historicity, relations between history and memory, peripheries, art and ecology.