Evija Laivina was born in 1978 in Latvia. In the summer of 2009, Laivina arrived in Scotland where she started Contemporary Art Practice studies at the University of Highlands and Islands.

Aesthetic surgery and virtual world’s obsession with perfection is playing a key part within her research, feeding her work- photography, sculptures and installations.

Laivina currently lives in Inverness and works at her studio at Inverness Creative Academy. 



BA(Hons) Contemporary Art and Contextualised Practice University of Highlands and Islands, UK (finishing on May 2019)

Contemporary Art Practice HND 2016-2017

NC Art and Design 2014-2015


Solo Exhibitions:

26.05.2009-15.06.2009‘Dzīves karnevāls’ (‘The carnival of Life’) solo exhibition, Café Gourmand, Cesis, Latvia


Group Exhibitions:

  •  2019  12.02.-23.02. Beamer 4, Uist Taigh Cheasabhaghf

9.11. – 11.11.2019 ‘Some Things Leave a Lasting Scar’ The Birdhouse Collective, Forres

  • 2018 29.09. The Birdhouse Collective Pop up photography exhibition, Forres
  • 2018 05.06-26.06 Lonely Art Club members open exhibition, Inverness UHI
  • 2018 27.05-30.09. Ist gut nicht gut genug? The Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland
  • 2018 23.05- 1.06. TBC creative exhibition, Inverness UHI
  • 2017 2.09-30.09 Eden Court, Inverness, FLOW PHOTOFEST 2017
  • 2017 7.06.17- 10.06. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery ‘Lonely Arts Exhibition’ 
  • 2017 29.05. Inverness College UHI End of the year exhibition ‘Subversion’ 
  • 2016 3.05 – 5.05. ‘Connections’ Art & Design Exhibition hosted by Dicksons of Inverness 
  • 2014 November 8, 2014- February 1, 2015
    group exhibition ‘The CD Collection” at Inchmore Gallery, Inverness
  • 2009 22.10.- 3.01.2009 ‘Tiko Precējušies’ (‘Just Married’) wedding photography group exhibition Cesis, Latvia
  • 2009 1.02 – 15.02.  Fotobiedrība Salacgrīva ‘Meklējam Ziemu’ (Salacgriva’s Photographers Association, ‘Looking for Winter’) group exhibition, Salacgriva Community Centre, Latvia


  • 2017 LensCulture Portrait Awards, Student Spotlight 
  • 2007 Elkor Foto Latvia  public choice award 4th place



  • 2018 Süddeutche Zeitung Magazin Nr. 10, 2018 interview, cover image, 6 pages
  • 2017 ‘Highland News’ May, ‘International acclaim for art student’ pg 19
  • 2017 Vogele Kultur Bulletin,Ausgabe 105, throughout all the issue, interview, images.





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