Prof. Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits are nominated for the National Arts Prize – Purvīša balva.

We are proud to announce that Liepaja University proffesor of digital arts – Dr. Rasa Smite is nominated for the prestigious Purivītis prize in arts in Latvia together with her partner Dr. Raitis Smits who is also teaching New Media arts in Liepaja University for their piece "Fluctiuations in Microworlds". Exhibition of the nominees runs from 23rd of March until 9th of June in the National Museum of arts. We invite you to visit the wonderful exhibition of contemporary Latvian art!


Founded in the early 2008, the Purvītis Prize was launched to amass regular and systematic information about the latest visual arts events in Latvia, promote development of new projects and original ideas, acknowledge the best achievements in Latvian professional visual arts and popularise the success of Latvian artists both in Latvia and abroad.

The Prize is awarded biennially to an artist or a group of artists representing Latvia with an outstanding work, which is deemed to be deeply connected to the developments of the era and forming a bridge between contemporary life, spiritual ideals and intrinsic values. The author rated highest by a panel of experts and a special international jury is selected as the winner. The Prize is the most prestigious and the most substantial art award in Latvia, comprising 28 500 EUR pre-tax. The project is supported by the SIA  Alfor company.



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