Stella Pelše is an art historian working at the Institute of Art History in Riga since 1993. She received PhD in art history from the Latvian Academy of Art for the study “History of Latvian Art Theory: Definitions of Art in the Context of the Prevailing Ideas of the Time (1900–1940)” (2004, published in 2007). Research interests include art theory, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, contemporary art. Since the late 1990s she writes art criticism and has received several awards for best exhibition reviews, contribution to the history and theory of art and the publication of her PhD work.