Agate Tūna Noor kunstnik
Agate Tūna is a multidisciplinary artist from Riga, Latvia, specialising in the field of analogue and experimental photography. Her techniques include film soups, chemigrams, and photograms along with experiments in sound art. With her camera, Tūna plays the role as an investigator between reality and fiction, uncovering intriguing strangeness and compelling evidence, stimulating discussions about the blurred boundary between these two domains. Tūna delves deep into the influential role of imagery in shaping our beliefs by examining the complex, evolving interplay between technology and spirituality. Tūna’s educational background includes a BA degree in Arts from the Painting department at the Art Academy of Latvia, earned in 2020. In 2022, a two-year programme in Developing Photographic Language at ISSP School and more recently, in 2023, she graduated from an interdisciplinary MA programme POST at the Art Academy of Latvia. Tūna has participated in numerous exhibitions and art projects both in Latvia and internationally. Her solo-show, “The Order of Invisible Things,” took place at gallery DOM in Riga in 2022. She has also been part of group exhibitions such as ”Language of Flowers” at the Gallery of the Artists’ Union of Latvia, a part of the Riga Photography Biennial, “Metonymy” at gallery DOM, and “Metahorror meets Metahumour” in collaboration with Plastic Afterlife at Lethaby Gallery in London. Other notable exhibitions include “Flora Fantastic: Eco-Critical Contemporary Botanical Art” at Apexart gallery in New York, “Under the Skin/ISSP graduate exhibition” at Bergs Bazaar in Riga, and “ArtVilnius’19” at Litexpo in Vilnius, among others. Through her rich artistic practice, Tūna continues to explore and engage with contemporary art scenes both locally and globally.