Andris Brinkmanis

Andris Brinkmanis is an art critic and curator, born in Riga and based in Brunate and Milan. He is a Senior lecturer and the Course Leader of BA in Painting and Visual Arts at NABA in Milan and Visiting Professor for the Art Academy of Latvia Curatorial Course. In 2021 he has curated and edited the book “Asja Lācis. L’agitatrice rossa. Teatro, femminismo, arte e rivoluzione” (Meltemi, 2021). His most recent curatorial projects are “Over Exposed” (Museo Irpino, Avellino, 2023); “Panoptic Garden” a one week intensive public program for the Pavilion of Uzbekistan at the Venice Biennale, with Sara Raza (Venice, 2022),  “Infancy and History” (OCAT, Beijing 2019); “Signals from Another World. Asja Lācis and Children’s Theatre” (AVTO, Istanbul 2019), “Asja Lācis. Engineer of the Avant-Garde” (Latvian National Library, 2019), “2nd Yinchuan Biennale. Starting from the desert Ecologies on the Edge” with Marco Scotini (Yinchuan, China, 2018); “Mei Lan Fang and The Soviet Theatre” (Research project for “The Szechwan Tale. Theatre and History” at the First Anren Biennale in Anren, China and Milan in 2018); “Signals from another world. Asja Lācis Archives” (Documenta 14, Kassel 2017); and “Disobedience Archive (The Park)” with Marco Scotini (SALT, Istanbul, 2014). Brinkmanis has collaborated with magazines and publications such as Corriere della Sera, Alfabeta 2, Flash Art International, Monument to Transformation, SOUTH as a State of Mind and Studija. His research is centred on alternative education and the relationship between education and visual culture.