Young Guns 19 Jury
YG14 | Visual Artist
Vika Eksta is an artist and educator based in Riga, Latvia. She works on long term projects developing works in documentary and fictional. She uses photography, moving images, performance and audiovisual archives in her work. Vika has studied photography at Andrejs Grants' studio and EFTI photography school in Madrid, and has obtained a master's degree in visual communication at the Art Academy of Latvia.
Vika is the winner of Young Guns 14, FK Portfolio and Riga Photography Biennial awards for Baltic photographers, and has been nominated for the Purvītis Prize. Since 2014, she has participated in exhibitions in Latvia and abroad, including the Latvian National Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Gallery Alma, Westergasfabriek, ISSP Gallery, Kaunas Photography Gallery.
Her work is held in the collections of Latvian National Museum of Art, Latvian Museum of photography and private collections.