Maija Rudovska’s (Riga, Latvia) practice is shaped by independent curation, research, art criticism and writing. The focus of her work has been inter-mediation and stimulation of relationships and communication between different spaces, contexts and institutions in the Baltic/Nordic region, paying a particular attention to in-betweenness, hybridity, identity and space with a recent interest in advocating for self-organized, independent practices.
Rudovska holds an MA degree in art history from The Art Academy of Latvia (2009) and has completed postgraduate studies in curating in Curatorlab at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm (2009/2010). She subsequently did three years PhD studies with a research about Soviet architecture that was not completed.
She has worked extensively in the Baltic-Nordic region, as well as internationally curating exhibitions and projects at Foundation Ricard (FR), Bozar Centre for Fine Arts (BE), Kim? Contemporary Art Centre (LV), Moderna Museet (SE), Contemporary Art Centre (LT), The Living Art Museum (IS), Augusta Gallery (FI), ARS Project Space (EE), etc. Recently she has launched an alternative education program The Season of Learning. Since 2011 she has been running the network platform Blind Carbon Copy that focuses on network building models, alternative education and work strategies between curators, artists and other practitioners.
Rudovska has written for FlashArt, SelectionArts, Calvert, Guardian, Echo Gone Wrong among other printed or online magazines, as well as books and exhibition catalogues. Her review Without regret. Without risk about Manifesta 10 was published in International Awards for Art Criticism (Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum and Royal College of Art) in 2015.