Andra Silapētere is a curator at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) where she currently programs and curates the international research and exhibition project Portable Landscapes about Latvian migration and exilic art throughout the twentieth century. In the framework of the project she has co-curated the exhibition Portable Landscapes: Memories and Imaginaries of Refugee Modernism (James Gallery, CUNY, 2019), Portable Landscapes (Latvian National Museum of Art, 2018) and Portable Landscapes: Unweaving the Iron Curtain (District Berlin, 2019). Other selected exhibitions include: Unexpected Encounters (together with Inga Lāce and Solvita Krese) (Latvian National Museum Exhibition Hall Arsenals, 2019), Twofold. Kaspars Groševs and Jānis Borgs (Latvian National Museum of Art, 2017), Lost in the Archive (together with Inga Lāce, Riga Art Space, 2016). Silapētere has also been the project manager and curator of the LCCA’s Summer School (2014 -2016). Since 2012 she has been editor of the LCCA’s publication series: Series of important works in the field of aesthetics, art and culture theory translated and published in Latvian.

Silapētere earned her BA and MA at the Art Academy of Latvia and now is preparing her PhD thesis on Latvian exile art in the U.S. (1948-1991). Silapēteres’ field of research and interest include exile and migration topics in art as well as aspects of identity and belonging.