Jurga Barilaitė
About

Jurga Barilaitė is one of the best-known Lithuanian artists of the middle generation. In 1996 she completed her painting studies at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, but from that moment started working on interdisciplinary projects that successfully combine painting, video art, video performance and installation. The artist has had nine solo exhibitions and been actively participating in group shows in Lithuania and abroad since 1995.

Biography
Born 1972 in Vilnius, Lithuania
Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania
Education
1990-1996
Vilnius Art Academy, Department of Painting
Selected solo exhibitions
2015
Abrakadabra, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
Axis, POST Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
2013
From the other side - Žvėrynas 1989, project space Malonioji 6, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012
Show it, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
Mediations, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2009
Artscape-Finland, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2007
Installation Little Jose, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2005
A.Mončys House-Museum, Palanga, Lithuania
Installation A Thin red line, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2002
Painting. Self Defence, gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania
1996
Installation The Night of the Rose, St.Ignatius Church, Vilnius, Lithuania
1994
Painting, gallery Akademija, Vilnius, Lithuania
Selected group exhibitions
2017
M/A\G/M\A, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
2016
Žilvitis, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2014
Close stranger, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center, Klaipėda, Lithuania
Postidea III. Surface, gallery Kairė - dešinė, Vilnius, Lithuania
2013
Nordic Art station 2013, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Eskilstuna, Sweden
LTMKS exhibition In the Graveyards of Interdisciplinarity, JMVAC, Vilnius, Lithuania
Good Girls. Memory, Desire, Power, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania
Postidea. Renewal II, Kaunas picture gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
Postidea. Renewal, Vilnius Academy of Arts exhibition spaces Titanikas, Vilnius, Lithuania
Merry Melancholy, Nordic Art Station Festival, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Eskilstuna, Sweden
2012
Lithuanian Art 2012: 18 Exhibitions, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania
Postidea, Vilnius Academy of Arts exhibition spaces Titanikas, Vilnius
Lithuania now, Liechtenstein Art Centre , Feldkirch, Austria
2010
From Artists' workshops, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008
Contemporary Lithuanian Art ANEW, City Gallery BWA, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2007
Private Conversations, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
Experience shape, Muzej Idej, Lvov, Ukraine
2006
Balticalia Lithuania, New Realms LTD gallery, London, UK
Double Game, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2005
1st Lithuanian Contemporary Art Quadriennale, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Jump from your self, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2004
Seven Rules of Painting, XII Vilnius Painting Triennial, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Rewritable Memory, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
Salt of Life, Contemporary Art from Baltic States, galleryVARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2003
Project Involved, video installation, Café de Paris, Vilnius, Lithuania
International festival of video performances, Žilinskas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
2002
Tracing, Disused printing-house, Vilnius, Lithuania
2001
Fairs, Contemporary Art Gallery, Šiauliai, Lithuania
2000
Project on advertising stands by the Union of Interdisciplinary Artists, Vilnius, Lithuania
Letter Box of Weimar, ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany
1999
Sound and View, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
Lithuanian Art 1989-1999: The Ten Years, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
1998
Bitter Toys, Giedre Bartelt Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1997
Via Regia 97 – Look at the East, Railway Station, Erfurt, Germany
Lithuanian Painting on Paper, Gallery Sparkasse, Erfurt, Germany
Grosse Kunstausstellung Dusseldorf, Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
1996
Sign for Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania
1995: Lithuanian Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Bread and Salt, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
Cornerhouse Gallery Manchester, UK
Bread and Salt, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Awards
1996
Bread and Salt, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius. Prize for young artist
Exhibitions at Vartai