LI BOND (Liena Bondare) was born in Alūksne, Latvia in 1980. To date, Liena has had 14 solo exhibitions, including solo shows at Mainsite Contempoary USA, City Gallery Šiauliai LT, National Art Museum of Latvia Art hall Arsenāls, Riga Art Space INTRO Hall in Latvia and Kulturspiecher Dorenthe in Germany. She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions and projects in Latvia and abroad (60 till today): Kaunas Printmaking biennial, Guanlan Printmaking biennial, shows at KUMU Art Museum in Tallinn, Novas Gallery in London (UK), Horst Janssen Museum in Oldenburg (Germany) Contemporary Art Gallery in Opole (Poland) and MOCAK – Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (Poland). She had few artist residencies, including YAC, Tianjin (2019) and Guanlan Printmaking Base, Shenzhen (2018), China, France Masserel Center, Belgium (2007), Kloster Bentlage, Rhein, Germany (2007). Liena Bondare has been the curator of 15 exhibitions in Latvia and abroad and was one of the organizers and the main curator of Latvian part “Et nuit illumina la nuit” of the exhibition “EXPOSITION D’ART CONTEMPORAIN BALTE” in Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France (2008) and contemporary printmaking exhibition “Power and man” in Novas Gallery, London, UK (2006). Her works can be found in the collections of China Printmaking Museum (China), Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium), Art Museum Cluj-Napoca, the Latvian National Museum of Art and Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center (Latvia). Liena Bondare lives and works in Riga, Latvia. Since 2005 till 2022, Bondare has taught drawing at the Riga School of Design and Art, on 2020 was Guest Lecturer at Vilnius Art Academy Kaunas Printmaking department and from 2006 – 2009 she was a lecturer in silkscreen at the Art Academy of Latvia.