Kristaps Ancāns

Kristaps Ancāns is an artist whose practice investigates the confusion between humans, nature and machines through a conceptual game with its own artificial intelligence. He works across media in the fields of sculpture, text, and installation which often contain a kinetic component. His recent projects Great Memories (sizewise) at Art Station Dubulti (2018) and what can’t we just create at Mark Rothko Art Center (2021-2022) address spatial, historical orientation and development in post-Soviet locales, from the perspective of a generation that has to take responsibility for the territory of its residence and is shaped by Soviet cultural heritage. Ancāns was awarded the Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship and the Helen Scott Lidgett Award. He is the co-head of POST, the interdisciplinary master’s program at the Art Academy of Latvia.