ABOUT

 

Zane Shumeiko (ex. Kokina) born in 1982 in Latvia
Living and working currently in Tallinn, Estonia
From 2006 till 2014 lived and worked in Milan, Italy
Art Academy of Bologna, Italy, Training internship, 2013
School of Applied Arts of Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Italy, Painting course, 2012
AFOL Moda school in Milan, Italy, Diploma in Textile design ,2007
Art Academy of Latvia, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2006
EVTEK Arts and Design Institute in Vantaa Finland, Socrates-Erasmus program, 2005
Works held in private collections in Italy, Latvia, Germany

 

Solo exhibitions


2014

Invitational exhibition “Endless stories” Sala Liberamente in Maniago, Italy (catalogue)

2011

“ Il filo di Arianna” Zamenhof Gallery Milan, Italy
“Ariadnes pavediens” Apsīda Gallery Riga, Latvia

 

Latest group exhibitions


2014

“Premio Valcellina, The double”, international contemporary textile/fiber art competition 9th edition, Maniago, Italy (catalogue)

2013

“L’attesa”, Spazio E, Milan, Italy
“Il peccato senza colpa”, Spazio E, Milan, Italy
“My self”, Spazio E, Milan, Italy
“Macchina del tempo”,Quadrifoglio Gallery, Rho, Italy (catalogue)

2012

“Let’s leave a sign”, contemporary art biennial, Quadrifoglio Gallery, Rho, Italy (catalogue)

2011

“Free Contemporary Variations”, Ariele Gallery, Turin, Italy
“15x15”, international festival, Art Center "Pushkinskaya-10",
Sankt-Peterburg, Russia (catalogue)

2010

“Satura prize”, international competition for young artists organized by
Satura magazine, Genoa, Italy (catalogue)
“Mini Pictures”, Arte Barocco cultural association, Milan, Italy
“Aperitivo Illustrato”, international art prize, Hansel & Greta Association, L’Aperitivo Illustrato Magazine, Pesaro, Italy (catalogue)
“Milan Grows – Isola quarter”, first en-plain-air competition organized by Antica Credenza di Sant’Ambrogio, Milan, Italy
“Plutchnik Diamond or Variations of 8 Emotions”, Apsīda Gallery, Riga, Latvia
“Simbolica Flora”, Stucco and Scagliola Museum, Cerano d’Intelvi, Como, Italy
“Premio Valcellina”, international contemporary textile/fiber art competition 7th edition, Maniago, Italy (catalogue)

 

Awards


2012

“Premio Valcellina”, international contemporary textile/fiber art competition 8th edition, Maniago, Italy (catalogue) – Second prize
“Up_nea’12 Fabula”,Visual art competition, Borroni Factory, Bollate, Milan, Italy – Selected finalist

2011

“Mimosa d’oro” international painting competition, Arte-Barocco, Milan, Italy – First prize

2010

Lidia Conca Art prize 4th edition “Nature and art”, Novate Milanese, Milan, Italy – First prize
“Il Segno”contemporary art prize, Zamenhof Gallery, Milan, Italy (catalogue) – best young artist prize
Aqvileia Prize, International painting competition “Earth and Lagoon”, Aquileia, Italy – prized work
11th Rica Prize, painting competition Rotary club Milan – third prize

 

Bibliography


Endless stories by Zane Kokina, Artist’s notebook nr6, Publication produced and curated by Fabbro Studio, Italy, 2014