Born in 1980 in Riga, where she lives and works. She has earned her MA in Philosophy from the Department of History and Philosophy, University of Latvia, Riga, and a BA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths, University of the Arts London. In 2017 she received the Latvian Contemporary Art Award Purvīša balva for the collaborative artwork Song.
She has had her work exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Riga at the Latvian National Museum of Art, Latvian Museum of Writing and Music, and Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, as well as at various European art spaces in Estonia, Lithuania and the UK. Anna Salmane’s works are in the collections of the Latvian National Museum of Art and Latvian Museum of Writing and Music, Riga. Her works range from ink paintings and clay sculptures to sound installations and photography. The choice of the medium is determined by the content of the artworks, which often deal with feelings of loss, vulnerability and peril.
2019 The Banality of Death in the Age of Social Media, Deptford Does Art, London
2019 Plague, Careva Gallery, Riga
2018 Polysounder, with artist Krišs Salmanis, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga
2018 Riga in Poetry, Latvian Museum of Writing and Music, Riga
2016 Invasion Manual, ArtLacuna, London
2016 East European Light, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia