Ugnius Gelguda
About
Ugnius Gelguda

Ugnius Gelguda’s artistic portfolio includes photography, time-based media art projects.

His works were represented in MUMOK (Vienna), Salamanca Contemporary Art Centre (Spain), Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw), Prague biennale 3 (Prague) and films screened in Les Rencontres Internationales, Centre Pompidou (Paris), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Cineteca Matadero (Madrid). His solo shows include venues of ARCO (Madrid, 2008), Art Cologne (Cologne, 2007), Contemporary Art Centre together with Neringa Černiauskaitė (Vilnius), gallery VARTAI (Vilnius, 2011), Lithuanian Art Museum (Vilnius, 2008). Gelguda’s series were acquired by Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius) to their collection in 2012. 
 

Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda
 
Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda started collaborating in 2009. Since their first project, the artists have been interested in visual memory and how it can be manipulated through usage of certain mediums.

Their solo shows include venues of kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Jenifer Nails, Frankfurt, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NADA New York (represented by Galerija VARTAI, 2014). Other projects include Popcorn, Pepsi, Petabytes: Intro, Cage, New York, Now More Than Ever, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (2012), Anything is Always Nearby or Next to Something Else, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (2013). The artists have participated in group shows at Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, CCS Bard / Hessel Museum of Art, New York (2014), and ar/ge Kunst Gallery Museum, Bolzano, Italy (2013). The artists are IASPIS grant holders in Sweden, fall of 2014.
Biography
Born 1977 in Vilnius, Lithuania
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Education
2008–2010
Vilnius Art Academy, Department of Photography and Media Art (Licentiate of Arts)
2004–2006
Vilnius Art Academy, Department of Photography and Media Art (MA degree)
2000–2004
Vilnius Art Academy, Department of Photography and Media Art (BA degree)
Selected solo exhibitions
2016
Vanilla Eyes, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, mumok, Vienna, Austria
2015
Lost Heritage, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga
2014
The Metaphysics of the Runner, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
NADA New York, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, Galerija VARTAI, New York NY
Art Brussels, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, Galerija VARTAI, Brussels
Anything is Always Nearby or Next to Something Else, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, Microscope gallery, Brooklyn, New York
The Metaphysics of the Runner, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Iaspis residency, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, Malmö and Stockholm, Sweden
Shapeshifter, Heartbreaker, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, On the Ecology of Algorithms, solo event with a performative lecture at IASPIS, Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden
Shapeshifter, Heartbreaker, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, Jenifer Nails, Frankfurt, Germany
2013
Wolfgang is that you?, Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius
Anything is always nearby or next to something else, Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė, Microscope gallery, New York
A pledge. The first part of a trick - 06 - last time, Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė, Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre, Lithuania
2012
Now More Than Ever, Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
2011
VARTAI 20 years: Ugnius Gelguda, Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius
2009
ARTscape Italy (with Gianluca and Massimiliano de Serio, Rä di Martino), Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius
Solo for Photography gallery, photo-installation together with Neringa Černiauskaitė, Photography gallery, Vilnius
Solo for Photography gallery, photo-installation together with Neringa Černiauskaitė, Photography gallery, Klaipėda, Lithuania
2008
Spacetimer: People/Friction, photo-installation together with Antanas Sutkus, Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius
Arco, International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain. Presented by Galerija VARTAI
2007
125 bpm, Photography gallery, Vilnius
Open space, Art Cologne, presented by Galerija VARTAI, Cologne, Germany
Selected group exhibitions
2016
Žilvitis, Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2015
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana, Tinos Island, Greece
You will find me if you want me in the garden, Galerie Valentin, Paris
2014
Popcorn, Pepsi, Petabytes, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, CCS Bard / Hessel Museum of Art, NY
Society Acts, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden
2013
Space traveler, ar/ge kunst Gallery Museum, Bolzano, Italy
From Dusk till Dawn, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Screening of Now More Than Ever, together with Deimantas Narkevicius, National Art Gallery, Vilnius
Virages, Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius
2012
Generation of the Place, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Generation of the Place, Photography gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
Crowds, group exhibition at National Art Gallery, Vilnius
A Paradise Tree, screening at Space, Time and Reminisences, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilniucs
Les Rencontres Internationales, A Paradise Tree screening at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Les Rencontres Internationales, A Paradise Tree screening at Cineteca Matadero, Madrid
Les Rencontres Internationales, A Paradise Tree screening at Beirut Art Center, Lebanon
ArtVideoExchange, together with Egle Budvytyte, Antanas Gerlikas, Tromso, Norway
Festival Circulation(s) 2012, gallery CÔTÉ SEINE, Paris
2011
Generation of the the Place: Image, Memory and Fiction in the Baltics, Tallinn Kunsthalle, Estonia
Screening of the A Paradise Tree at Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, at the Centre Pompidou, Paris
28th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, screening of the A Paradise Tree, Kassel, Germany
Noorderlicht, Photofestival 2011, Groningen, Netherlands
2010
Gender Check, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warszawa
The Way, Kim?, Riga
Lithuanian Art 2000-2010: Ten Years, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Trys, Fotohof gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
2009
Gender check, Mumok, Vienna
Dabar!/Now! Art from Lithuania, Gallery Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
The Heroes of today, Jonas Mekas visual arts centre, Vilnius
Contemporary Lithuanian art ANEW, Exhibition hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania
2008
Crossroads. Interfaces between rock and contemporary art, Salamanca contemporary art centre, Salamanca, Spain
Raw esperanto, MAMA showroom for media and moving art, Rotterdam, Holland
Lithuanian Art 08. Photography, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
PatRIOTs, galerija VARTAI, Vilnius
ANEW - Contemporary Lithuanian Art, Municipal Gallery, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Les Rencontres d'Arles photography festival, European night program, Arles, France
Talent latent 08, SCAN photofestival, Tarragona, Spain
Contemporary Lithuanian art ANEW, Galeria Szyb Wilson, Katowice, Poland
2007
Moscow International Festival of Arts, Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow
2007
Prague biennale 3, Baltic Mythologies, Prague
Now More Than Ever, Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Cerniauskaite, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Corre(a)ctions, Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius
1907:2007. Private conversations (100 years after the first Lithuanian art exhibition), galerija VARTAI, Vilnius
2006
Tale continues, Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Double game, Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius
101.3 KM: competition and cooperation, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
III Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin
2004
Project Just what is it..., Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria
2003
Les Boreales festival. Zebra crossing, Caen, France
Awards
2013
Nominee for the HENKEL ART.AWARD.2013, Vienna
2010
Special prize of Ministry of Culture for work "Zalgiris"
2007
Moscow International Festival of Arts (special prize for work "Zalgiris".)
2006
Laureate of Ministry of Culture Award for the best professional art debut
Publications
Catalog for young artists exhibition PatRIOTai

PatRIOTai. Vilnius: Galerija, 2008
Catalog for Ugnius Gelguda works

Ugnius Gelguda. Vilnius: Galerija VARTAI, 2008
Ugnius Gelguda

Crimescapes / Kriminaliniai peizažai, 2011