Vid Ingelevics is a Canadian visual artist, occasional writer and independent curator.
Ingelevics was born in Toronto, Canada. He was born to Latvian parents just a few years after they immigrated to Canada in the late 40s. It wasn’t before late 80s that Vid reconnected with his Latvian heritage.
Vid was actually moved by his own work, an exhibition titled Museum of Man that treated an experience of amnesia. During the show’s peak, he realized that he is no different from the man with no memories – he did not know anything about his own family and its roots. Ingelevics visited Latvia in 1989, and that journey inspired him to create an installation for the exhibition titled Stories of Displacement, dedicated to his mother and her two sisters as they fled Latvia in 1944 just ahead of the Red Army.
Ingelevics’ work as an artist shows a strong interest in issues such as the local urbanism in Toronto, as well as the complex role of the institutional photographic archive for the understanding of the past. Vid’s curatorial projects are exploring the relationship between photography, archives and the public museum. Currently he holds the position of Associate Professor at Ryerson University, where he teaches Documentary Media in both undergraduate and graduate program.
The artist is represented by Stephen Bulger Gallery, in Toronto.
Featured image: Vid Ingelevics at Oakville Gallery, 2009
Images copyright © the artist
|2013||Between art & Art||Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto||Solo|
|2009||Freedom Rocks, with Blake Fitzpatrick||Embassy of Canada, Berlin, Germany and Consulate of Germany, Toronto, Canada||Solo|
|2009||Hunter : gatherer||Oakville Galleries, Oakville||Solo|
|2009||Hunter : gatherer||Tom Thompson Art Gallery, Owen Sound||Solo|
|200||Hunter : gatherer||Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge||Solo|
|2007||The Metropolitan Museum of Edward Milla||Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto||Solo|
|2006||Inconvenience Store, video projection||Convenience Gallery, Toronto||Solo|
|2006||Platform||Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto||Solo|
|2004||Platform||Museum subway station, Toronto||Solo|
|2001||Project Photographs, 1992 to 2001||Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto||Solo|
|2000||Bathurst Street||The Koffler Gallery, Toronto||Solo|
|1999||0.29236111111111||Toronto City Hall, Toronto||Solo|
|1996||Alltagsgeschichten (some histories of everyday life)||Gallery TPW, Toronto||Solo|
|1994||Artefacts||National Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia||Solo|
|1992||Your World||OO Gallery, Halifax||Solo|
|1991||Places of Repose: Stories of Displacement||Kulturni in kongresni center, Ljubljana, Slovenia||Solo|
|1987 to 1989||Museum of a man||Gallery TPW, Toronto, Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax||Solo|
|1983 to 1986||Notes From the Greenhouse||Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, Eastern Edge, St. John's, Newfoundland, The Community Gallery at Harbourfront||Solo|
|1990||Oppositions: commitment in cultural and political identity in contemporary photography||Fotografie Biënnale Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Holland||Solo|
|1989||Canadian Photographers||Gallery ZKW, Krakow, Poland||Solo|
|1989||Beyond the Document,||Forest City Gallery, London||Solo|
|1988||Scripta Manent||La Galerie des Arts Lavalin, Montréal||Solo|
|1989||Current Events||A Space, Toronto||Solo|
|1989||Sights of History||National Film Board, Stills Division, Ottawa, national touring exhibition||Solo|