Laura Garbštienė
About

Laura Garbštienė was born in 1973, Vilkija (Lithuania) and based in Vilnius. In 2000 she finished textile Master studies at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts. In 2002-2005 she collaborated with the artist and composer Artūras Bumšteinas (artists duo “G-Lab”), created video works and audiovisual installations. Since 2002 she creates videos, installations, photographs, performs actions and performances.

Biography
Born 1973 in Vilkija, Lithuania
Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania
Education
1994–2000
Vilnius Art Academy, MA
Selected solo exhibitions
2012
Foundation for Temporary Art, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius
2010
Antje Wachs gallery, Berlin, Germany
Berries, VDU gallery 101, Kaunas, Lithuania
2009
Artscape: Portugal, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
What should I do so that the unicorn would come and lay it’s head on my lap?, Ladyfest Vilnius, VDA gallery ‘Akademija’, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008
Tundra, gallery Meno parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania
Selected group exhibitions
2016
Žilvitis, galerija VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2014
Close stranger, Kaipeda Culture Communication Center, Klaipėda, Lithuania
2013
ViennaFair, gallery VARTAI, Vienna, Austria
Postidea. Restorative works II, Kaunas picture gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
Part of a larger whole. Lithuania contemporary art, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania
Postidea. Restorative works, exhibition spaces Titanikas, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012
Lithuanian art 2012: 18 Exhibitions, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania
In The Presence Of Multiple Possibilities, French Riviera, London, UK
2010
Lucca film festival, Italy
Lithuanian Art 2000-2010: Ten Years, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania
CRAZY CURATORS Biennial, Bratislava
City without Walls. International Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
International film festival „Kinoshock“, Anapa, Russia
Keine Angst! Tapetenwerk, Leipzig, Germany
Oberhausen short film festival, Germany
2009
DOPUST, performance art festival, Aquarium Bacvice, Split, Croatia
URBAN STORIES, The X Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008
It Happens To Be This, Künstlerhauser Worpswede, Germany
Foreign to Familiar, Cité Des Arts, Paris, France
2007
2420 Čiurlionis, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Prague Biennale 3, Prague
2006
Selfobjects, Lithuania Art Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
Awards
2010
Special Mention of the international Jury, The International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI Prize), Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany
An Award for the Best Emerging Filmmaker at Lucca film festival, Italy
2008
Residency at Cite des Arts, Paris
A grant from the Ministry of Culture, Vilnius
Residency at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany
Stipendium des Landes Niedersachsen
2006
A grant from the state of North-Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, Germany
A residency at the state of NRW studio, Düsseldorf, Germany
A grant from KulturKontakt, Vienna
Residency at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, Austria
2005
A grant from NIFCA, Helsinki
Nordic AiR residency at Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway
Publications
Catalog for Lithuanian Pavilion in 6th Liverpool Biennial

City Without Walls: Laura Garbštienė, Žilvinas Kempinas, Žilvinas Landzbergas, S&P Stanikas. Vilnius: Galerija VARTAI, 2010