S&P Stanikas
About

Svajonė Stanikienė was born in 1961 in Vilnius, Lithuania. She lives between Paris and Vilnius. In 1987 she graduated from Vilnius art academy in pottery. Since 1991 S. Stanikienė is a member of Lithuanian Artists’ Association. Since 2004 is a member of Lithuanian Art Photographers’ Association. From 2003 to 2004 taught in La Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in France. In 2005 lectured in London Goldsmiths College and lectures in Ecolle supérieure d‘art des Rocailles in Biarritz, France.

Paulius Stanikas was born in 1961 in Vilnius and lives between Paris and Vilnius. In 1987 graduated from Vilnius University in industrial planning. Since 1991 P. Stanikas is a member of Lithuanian Artists’ Association. Since 2004 is a member of Lithuanian Art Photographers’ Association. From 2003 to 2004 taught in La Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in France. In 2005 lectured in London Goldsmiths College. From 2013 to 2014 lectured in Ecolle supérieure d‘art des Rocailles, Biarritz, France.

S&P Stanikai are one of the most active and creative Lithuanian artists which creates almost more than three decades now.

S&P Stanikai who lives in Lithuania and France are always representing Lithuania in the world's most prestigious exhibitions and projects, among them – international Venice, Liverpool, Moscow and Beijing Biennale, the Pompidou center and the world-famous gallery in Paris „Vu“, „White Box“ gallery in New York.

After success in Venice Biennale S&P Stanikai was invited to lecture in prestigious French contemporary art school „Studio national des arts contemporains“ in which lectured such famous persons as movie director Jean-Luc Godard, Bruno Dumont and Garry Hill.

S&P Stanikai are participating in shows since 1988.

Biography
Born Svajonė in 1961 / Paulius in 1962 in Vilnius, Lithuania
Lives and works in Paris, France
Education
1987
Svajonė - Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania
1985
Paulius - Vilnius University, Lithuania
Selected solo exhibitions
2015
Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, Sobering Gallery, Paris, France
2014
Lit Double, Museum Marija and Jurgis Slapeliai, Vilnius, Lithuania
And I Don't Know How To Slow It Down, Special project at ArtVilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
2013
Day.Night, In situ, Lublin, Poland
2012
L'ouvrier, la paysanne et l'aigle, Jardins du Trocadéro, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France
2011
Accordion and Fortepiano, Laznia Contemporary Art Centre, Gdansk, Poland
Altars, Other Gallery, Shanghai, China
2010
S&P Stanikas. Jesper Just. ARTscape, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2009
S&P Stanikas. Films and Drawings, Linq, Ghent, Belgium
Magda Goebbels, Vilnius Art Fair, Vilnius, Lithuania
2007
Queen of the Peace, Volitant Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA
S&P Stanikas, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA
2005
End of a Millennium, White Box, New York, USA
S&P Stanikas, Konstepidemi Gallery,Goteborg, Sweden
2004
Inferno, Galerie Vu, Paris, France
2003
World War, The 50th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Rencontres Arles, Arles, France
2001
S&P Stanikas Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Kristianstad Landsmuseum, Kristianstad, Sweden
Observatory, Moletai Sculpture Park, Moletai, Lithuania
1999
Sketches.Winter 1999, Art League, Vilnius, Lithuania
1998
Your Father, Your Sons and Your Daughter, Lietuvos Aidas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
7th sense, Cinema Nova, Bruxelles
1997
Giedre Bartelt Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1996
Visions, Jutempus Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Change of Rules: Frames, Wasteras Art Museum, Wasteras, Sweden
Wyspa Gallery, Gdansk, Poland
Will-o'-the-wisp, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
1995
2000 of Angels, Pamenkalnio Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Fire poems, Jutempus Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
1994
Sonnets, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Selected group exhibitions
2016
Žilvitis, galerija VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2015
ViennaContemporary 2015, Vienna, Austria
2014
Time: Code, White Box Art Center, New York, USA
2013
The name, The Nose, Museo laboratorio, ex manifatturata tabacchi, Citta Sant'Angelo, Italy
Kestutis Sapoka. Looking at the Fire, Akademija Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Mindwalk, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012
Paris-Vilnius, Chapelle des Petits-Augustins, ENSBA, Paris, France
Body Snatchers, White Box Art Center, New York, US
Under the Volcan, Andromeda Contemporane, Andromeda Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica
Prestige: Phantasmagoria now, Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre, Lithuania
Other Gallery, Shanghai, China
Aesthetics vs Information, Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre, Lithuania
2011
The Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2010
City Without Walls, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
The Metamorphosis, Other Gallery, Shanghai, China
Ars Homo Erotica, National Museum, Warsaw, Poland
The Wasteland, White Box, New York, US
Ese oscuro objeto del deseo, Pristine Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico
2009
Beijing 798 Biennale, Beijing, China
Never Dance Alone, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
Tout l'univers..., Galerie Vu, Paris, France
80+80, photo graphisme, Pavillon Carre de Baudoin, Paris, France
2008
Traces du sacre, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Oriente dessin, Anne de Villepoix Gallery, Paris, France
Garden of delights, Yeosu International Art Festival,Yeosu, South Korea
Dans le nuit des images, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Vilnius art scene after 2000, The Exhibition Hall Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2007
Theater of Cruelty, White Box, New York, US
2006
MRKS and SPNCR, Delfina Studio, London, UK
Apocalypse Now, White Box, New York, US
Body Double, Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Poland
My Mother, the Nazy, Artist Network, New York, US
Galerie Vu, Paris, France
2005
Los retratos de Dorian Gray, Galeria del arte mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico
Langhaus Gallery, Prague
2004
Panorama 5, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
Un inventaire contemporain II, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Dfoto 2004, San Sebastian, Spain
European Space, Ryga Quadrennal 2004, Riga, Latvia
Paris photo 2004, Paris, France
EU Positive, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
Rencontres Arles, Arles, France
2003
Paris photo 2003, Paris, France
2002
Paris photo 2002, Paris, France
Public Relations, Art Moscow, Moscow, Russia
Airborne, Midlanda Konsthalle, Timra, Sweden
2001
Model.Modelles Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Self-respect, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2000
Innocent Life, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Articulation, O.K Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
Awards
2005
Delfina Prize, London
Artslink Prize, New York
2003
State Prize of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania