Artūrs Virtmanis works as an installation artist, set designer and art director and has an educational background in sculpture, graphic arts and design. His artworks – visually and metaphorically dense provisional drawing environments that combine relics of sentimental imagery from past eras with cryptic texts, small-scale models and found objects – have been exhibited at The Drawing Center (NY), the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), the Venice Biennale of Architecture (Venice, Italy), Exit Art (NY), PS122 (NY), the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum (San Antonio, Texas), the Xin Dong Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, China), the Morris Museum (NJ), the Jersey City Museum (NJ), the State Museum of Art (Riga, Latvia), Museum Arsenals (Riga, Latvia), Riga Art Space (Riga, Latvia), and Den Frie Center for Contemporary Art (Copenhagen, Denmark), among others.