Independent curator Tina Petersone holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BSc in Communication Science at the University of Latvia. In 2020 she won the first Young Curator! prize with the exhibition To Fall in Love, Click Here, showcased at the Riga Photography biennial 2021. In 2019 she was appointed as the first curator-participant at Biennale de la Jeune Création Européenne — a traveling group exhibit hosted alternately for one month by each of its seven partner countries.
In 2020 Tina co-founded an organization temporary.lv and opened a micro-utopic art laboratory at the Baltic Sea, embedded in ideas of slow curating, close collaboration, and process-oriented art. Her mission is to use her role as a curator in creating a more accessible and united art network, involve audiences as active co-investigators, and nurture open, curious, and communicative work relationships. For her residency in the US Tina is interested in exploring the art world’s post-pandemic recovery. She is also keen to meet colleagues from alternative art spaces focused on experimental and ephemeral practices.