Ieva Astahovska

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Ieva Astahovska is an art scholar, critic, and curator. She works at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, where she leads research projects related to art and culture in the socialist and postsocialist periods, and entanglements between postsocialist, postcolonial, and decolonial perspectives in the Baltics and Eastern Europe. Ieva has (co-)curated a number of exhibitions, the most recent of which are Decolonial Ecologies: Understanding Postcolonial after Socialism at the Riga Art Space (2022/2023) and Difficult Pasts. Connected Worlds at the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (2022) and the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga (2020). She has edited a number of research-based publications, including Valdis Āboliņš: The Avant-garde, Mailart, the New Left and Cultural Relations during the Cold War (LCCA, 2019), and Revisiting Footnotes: Footprints of the Recent Past in the Post-Socialist Region (LCCA, 2015). (2022)