Ieva Kraule (b. 1987, Riga) is based in Amsterdam. Among recent solo shows are The person you are trying to reach is not available (with Aidan Koch) at Hester, New York; and Qu’est-ce que ça peut faire tout ça (with Kaspars Groshevs) at Shanaynay, Paris. Her work has been included in group shows at 1857, Oslo; HIAP, Helsinki; XII Baltic Triennial Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius; Art in General, New York; and Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga. She is currently finishing her MA degree at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.
As a part of Rupert educational programme Ieva Kraule worked on collection of short stories where fictional imagery was mixed with fraudulent interpretations of historical facts. It was published under the title Arcadia and later presented at XII Baltic Triennial accompanied by “illustrations” made by Ieva Kraule and Kaspars Groševs. The main theme of it is the story of the Leva who lives in the Gardens of Arcadia. He has no gender and no physical presence, but he is terrified of trams. As the tramlines encircle Gardens of Arcadia he can’t get out of this utopian paradise.