Laine Kristberga

Laine Kristberga is an art historian and researcher at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Latvia. She holds a PhD from the Art Academy of Latvia. Currently her doctoral thesis, “Intermedial Appropriation as a Theoretical Framework for the Analysis of Performance Art in Latvia in the Period of Late Socialism (1964–1989),” is being turned into a monograph that will be available in both English and Latvian. Kristberga also works as an assistant professor at the University of Latvia and teaches at the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga Stradins University, and Riga Business School. Her scholarly interests cover art, culture, and politics during the Cold War period. As director of the Latvian Centre for Performance Art, she is responsible for organizing the international performance art festival Starptelpa on an annual basis. Kristberga has contributed essays to several publications, among them, Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere (Routledge, 2018), which includes her chapter “Performance Art in Latvia as Intermedial Appropriation.”