Artist-in-residency: Ingrīda Pičukāne
Ingrīda Pičukāne – the artist of Rigas cirks Well-being Residency program
This year Ingrīda Pinčukāne from Latvia has been selected to participate in Riga Circus Well-being Residency Program. The artist together with the inhabitants of the Children’s Village Graši will work on her project. During her three-week residency starting from July 29 to August 18, 2020 Ingrīda Pičukāne will create comics based on the stories of the children from the Village. She will work together with children and create comics which will be shown afterwards in an exhibition of self-published zines.
As an artist, Ingrīda Pičukāne is interested in telling stories and listening. She tries to intertwine the stories in her artwork. For more than ten years the artist has been creating graphic stories for various printed and online editions. In recent years Ingrīda has also focused on wall paintings. Performance, video and installation has an important part in her creative expressions. Ingrida has participated in international comic exhibitions. Her works have been published in the Baltic comic magazines “kuš!” and “š”, in foreign comic books, including “Stripburger” (Slovenia) and “Uzo” (Japan), as well as the book “Three Sisters” (“Trīs māsas”). The artist has also been the author of drawings for the children’s books of the publishing house “liels un mazs “.