Vika Eksta (LV)

Ceremonial portrait of Zvaigznīte, 2021

The idea behind the work alludes to the habit of people from diverse cultural backgrounds of displaying representative photos of themselves and loved ones on the walls of living rooms and other spaces where guests tend to spend time. The ceremonial portrait of Zvaigznīte (from Latvian – little star) is placed on a wall which can be considered the living room of the neighboring animal enclosure.

The piece is part of the “Zvaigznīte” photography series to be exhibited at Alma gallery (Tērbatas iela 64, Riga) from June 11 to July 30, 2021 as part of the Riga Photography Biennial.