Margarita Frančeska Ieva Loze (b. 1997, Latvia) is an experimental multidisciplinary artist currently based between London and Riga. Her work has been screened and exhibited in Latvia, UK, Spain, Korea and United States. She is a member of the Art/Work Association at the artist-run organisation Auto Italia and a member of the ACS Society. Margarita has been nominated for The Muse Residency 2024 in London, and in the year 2022, she was selected for the Venice Biennale Fellowship Programme.

The work of Margarita is a celebration of the poetics of the ordinary. Her practice playfully blends mediums such as sculpture, textile, and hand-drawn stop motion animation. Her research focuses on phenomenology, movement, nature, atmospheric optics, and various forms of memory such as déjà vu and nostalgia. Through her experimental narrative approach in moving image, Margarita makes a dreamlike ontology, to capture the nuances of human perception, illusion and imagination. Her work also combines textile production with the use of found objects. Loze seeks objects with defined functions, such as photo albums and frames, or peculiar objects with odd forms and holes. By blending these derelict objects’ ephemeral qualities with her memories and imagined worlds, she questions the object's phenomenology of appearance. 

 

forthcoming

Artist in Residence Final Group Show, The Muse Gallery & Studio, London, UK (13. June - 7. July) PV: 13. June

LOOK!, Riga, Latvia  (Solo show, 24 .July - 10. August) PV: 24. July

 

The Frenkiel Ponti Foundation, Artist Residency, Montenero Val Cocchiara, Italy (July)

 

education

2023 MFA Fine Art, Kingston School of Art, London, UK

2021 BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, UK

2017 Riga School of Design and art: Form Textile design, Riga, Latvia

 

 

selected exhibitions & performances

2024 

Working Space: One-Third of a Slice, Hypha Studios, London, UK

Artist in Residence Winter Group Show, The Muse Gallery & Studio, London, UK

 

2023 

Inside Jobs, Athens, U.S. state of Georgia

Mepaintsme, United States (online) 

The Muse Residency 2024 Competition Summer Group Show, The Muse Gallery & Studio, London, UK 

Down The Garden Path, Safehouse 1, London, UK

Metamorphosis, MFA Fine Art Degree show, Stanley Picker Gallery, London, UK

Red in Tooth and Claw, FILET, London, UK 

2022 Reflections, Blanco Gallery, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK 

2021 Four Hands Meet / Concert Dessiné, hARTSlane gallery, London, UK (live drawing performance)

 

 

selected screenings

2024

LEG ROOM, The Art House by Acrylicize, London, UK 

 

2023 

MADATAC XII, Madrid, Spain

ExIS Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul, Seoul Art Space Mullae, Korea, Seoul

Latvian Video Art ArchiveNOASS art centre, Riga, Latvia 

2021

MOVING HARTS, hARTSlane gallery, London, UK

Natural Proximity, International Festival of Contemporary and Video Art 'WATERPIECES21', NOASS art centre, Riga, Latvia 

 

 

set design 

2024

Creative Director: Valentina SchwendingerLondon, UK  

Creative Director: Anais Stupka, PhotoVogueLondon, UK  

2020 Creative Director: Scarlett Woolfe, Tanzlar Theatre, White Bear Theatre, London, UK 

2018 Creative Director: Johana KasalickaVogue Manifesto,  London, UK

 

grants & awards

2024 The Muse Residency 

2023 Project fund by Stanley Picker Trust

2022 Venice Fellowships Programme, British Council

2021 Moving image included in Video Art Archive of  Latvian artists & NOASS art centre Video Art Archive

 

 

selected press / features

2024 Artist of the Month, Artultra

https://www.artultra.net/artist-profile/margarita-fran%C4%8Deska-loze

 

2023 

Global Talent Art Prize interview

https://globaltalentprize.art/interview-margarita-franceska-loze/

 

MFA Fine Art Degree Show'23 catalogue, Kingston School of Art

https://site-xc679hgs.wsecdn1.websitecdn.com/uploads/ffaf4e23c21647f98dc0a9ade977e386.pdf?v=240502100110

 

Venice Fellowship Programme 2022 Yearbook

https://site-xc679hgs.wsecdn1.websitecdn.com/uploads/e2536d8019374969b48f8bc73a40fe59.pdf?v=240502100110

 

Studio visit by Blanco Gallery

https://www.blancogallery.com/margaritaievaloze

 

2021 Moving Harts Interview with Margarita Ieva Loze By Rachel Lonsdale

https://www.hartslane.org/index.php/2021/08/17/moving-harts-interview-margarita-ieva-loze/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2024 © Margarita Frančeska Ieva Loze