Arnas Anskaitis
About

Arnas Anskaitis is a new generation interdisciplinary artist. A. Ankstaitis' works are hard to define and categorise, as they are very diverse and synthesise experiences from different areas including photography, film, sound art, philosophy and even linguistics. His works range from photography to installation and sound art and can be characterised by perceptiveness and (self-)reflection as well as analytical thinking, which sometimes even assumes scientific tone. The topics of A. Ankstaitis' works often originate from "listening in" to the situation and the phenomenological viewpoint, which determines genuine consideration for the chosen medium and the topic of the work.

Biography
Born 1988 in Kaunas, Lithuania
Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania
Education
2011-2013
Vilnius Art Academy, Department of Photography and Media Art (MA)
2010
Kuvataideakatemia, Helsinki, Finland
2007-2011
Vilnius Art Academy, Department of Photography and Media Art (BA)
Selected solo exhibitions
2013
Svajūnas, Tadas Ivanauskas Museum of Zoology, Kaunas, Lithuania
2012
Thursday Review, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius
Recollections, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, Poland
Simple Words, ORNAMENT, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
Selected group exhibitions
2016
Identity. Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
RESTART, Riga Photography Biennial 2016, Riga Art Space, Latvia
2015
Threads: a Fantasmorgia About Distance, Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania
FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival, Espinho, Portugal
2014
Imaginary Shores, Culture Factory, Klaipėda, Lithuania
The Grain of Photography, Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
The Unanswered Q, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
The 16th Tallinn Print Triennial „Literacy – Illiteracy“, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2013
In the Graveyards of Interdisciplinarity(?), Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
Panslavisms, Former Central Committee of the Polish United Workers' Party, Warsaw
L'origine d'un monde, Château d’Azay-Le Rideau, Azay-le-Rideau, France
Reverse Perspective, Vilnius Graphic Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Art 13 London, Olympia Grand Hall, London, UK
Art Vilnius '13, Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012
The Quarters of the Chess City, Nida Art Colony, Nida, Lithuania
Lithuanian Art 2012: 18 Exhibitions, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
21 THURSDAY, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
VIENNAFAIR 2012 – The New Contemporary, Messe Wien, Vienna, Austria
2011
Message in a Bottle, Vilnius Design College, Vilnius, Lithuania
Art Cells'11, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania
2010
Garsas/Artkor, Artkor project space, Vilnius, Lithuania
Academy, Academy gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
781km, The House of Polish Culture in Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
Örebro International Videoart Festival, Örebro, Sweden
Circumstances, Kaiku gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Boundaries, Kuvataideakatemia, Helsinki, Finland
2009
Towards Photography, Royal Gun Factory, Gdańsk, Poland
Sound Art in City Spaces, Verona, Italy
Awards
2014
The 16'th Tallinn print triennial diploma, Tallinn
Selected bibliography
2014
The 16th Tallinn Print Triennial “Literacy – Illiteracy”
2012
Lietuvos dailė 2012: 18 parodų
Publications
Catalog presents Galerija VARTAI project Thursday Review

21 Ketvirtadienis. Vilnius: Galerija VARTAI, 2012