Mindaugas Lukošaitis
Mindaugas Lukošaitis (b. 1980 m.) graduated from the Sculpture Department at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. The artist regularly takes part in international group shows and holds solo exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. He represented Lithuania at the 26th São Paulo Biennial and participated in the Populism exhibition curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen at the Frankfurter Kustverein. Lukošaitis’ works have been exhibited at institutions like VOLTA NY in New York, the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, and Galerie Fons Walters in Amsterdam. They have also been included in Phaidon’s encyclopedia “Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing”. Works by Lukošaitis are featured in the collections of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark), Lewben Art Foundation (Lithuania), MO Museum (Lithuania), as well as private collectors in Lithuania and abroad.

Lukošaitis uses a sketch-like manner in his drawings: the strokes are free and swift, yet acutely precise. He tends to rely on the classical, academic drawing technique, where a pencil is used for shading and outlining. The academic approach here is relative, because he draw “his own realism” without using models or pictures. One of the most significant aspects of his works is certain aspects of imagery, tendencies of human imagination, and strives to promote a responsible outlook on history.
Born 1980 in Šiauliai, Lithuania
Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania
Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Sculpture, Vilnius
Selected solo exhibitions
Vaizduotė. Kompozicija. Sapnas, gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
Talvisota / Winter war. ARTscape: Slovakia, Galerija VARTAI
Mindaugas Lukošaitis, VOLTA NY, New York
Jews. My History, Modern Art centre, Vilnius
IBID Projects, Vilnius
Selected group exhibitions
Body and Darkness, gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
Parallel, Alte Post, Vienna, Austria
ViennaFair, VARTAI Gallery, Vienna
Summertime Readings. Selected works from Cēsis Art Festival exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Summertime Readings. Cēsis Art Festival exhibition, Cēsis Brewery, Latvia
Part of a Larger Whole, Lithuanian Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Art13 London, VARTAI Gallery, London
Interaction, AQB, Budapest
Slick Brussels, VARTAI Gallery, Brussels
Viennafair, VARTAI Gallery, Vienna
Contemporary Istanbul, VARTAI Gallery, Istanbul
ViennaFair, with VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius
Resistance, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Lithuanian Art 2000-2010: Ten Years, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Baltic Art Factor‘10, Šiaulai Art Gallery, Šiauliai, Lithuania
Urban Stories, The X Baltic Triennial of International Art (curated by Ann Demeester, Kęstutis Kuizinas), Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Eurasia: Geographic Crossovers in Art, Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Black & White - IBID Projects, London
Baltikum part II - Kalmar konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden
Robert Barta, Ross Chisholm, Mindaugas Lukošaitis, Djordje Ozbolt, Jakub Julian, Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery, Munich, Germany
Populism - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Stedelijk Museum
BMW - The Baltic Triennial of International Art, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Playstation - IBID Projects presents: Milena Dragicevic and Mindaugas Lukosaitis, Fons Welters Gallery, Amsterdam
On Line, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Enthusiasts - Young Lithuanian Artists Show, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Virus, Šiauliai Art Gallery, Šiauliai, Lithuania
Somewhere Near Europe, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Brussels
Who if not we…?, BAK, Utracht and Centraal Museum, Utracht, Netherlands
In My Own Juice, Rotermanni Soolaladu, Talin, Estonia
Sao Paulo 26th Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Qui vive?, Biennial for Young Art, Moscow, Russia
2 show, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Exit Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Projects in private spaces, Goldap, Poland
Collections (selection)
Modern Art Centre Collection, Vilnius
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art collection, Denmark
Selected bibliography
Lithuanian Art 2000–2010: Ten Years, CAC, Vilnius
Urban Stories. The X Baltic Triennial of International Art, CAC, Vilnius
VITAMIN D - New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon
Hajo Schiff: 26. Biennale von Sao Paulo, Geschichte der Ausstellung und Thesen des Kurators, Kunstforum
A global survey of drawing today featuring over 100 emerging artists.
Introduction by Emma Dexter
Hardback / English / 352 pp / 290 x 250 mm, 11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in
ISBN-13: 9780714845456
ISBN-10: 0714845450

Edited by Lars Bang Larsen, Cristina Ricupero, Nicolaus Schafhausen

2005, English
24 x 24 cm, 168 pages, 177 color ill., hardcover with dust jacket
ISBN 978-1-933128-05-4

Catalog for Mindaugas Lukošaitis works

Mindaugas Lukošaitis. Drawing. Vilnius: Galerija VARTAI, 2011