Aidas Bareikis
About
Aidas Bareikis (b. 1967) graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts with a degree in painting in 1992. In 1993 he became a Fulbright Scholar and went to study and live in the USA. In 1997 Bareikis graduated from Hunter College in New York. The artist has held solo exhibitions at the Leo Koenig Inc and Marta galleries (New York), the Queens Museum (New York), the Asbaek Gallery (Copenhagen), the Contemporary Art Centre in Berlin, and the Kunsthalle Wien. His work has also been presented at the Athens Biennale 2007: Destroy Athens and at the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art in Zürich, Switzerland. Bareikis has participated in numerous group exhibitions at various contemporary art centres, museums, and galleries.

In the artist’s installations one can often sense an entropic, post-apocalyptic atmosphere, which while symbolically prophesying complete collapse and decay, also presents an immense potential for new ideas and a new beginning. Bareikis, in producing emotionally affective scenarios, manages to combine surreal humour, social commentary and the craft of alchemy in his installations.
Biography
Born 1967 in Vilnius, Lithuania
Lives and works in New York, USA
Education
1997
Hunter College, MA, New York
1992
Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius
Selected solo exhibitions
2014
Echo conditioner, Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius
2012
ABWS, Martos Gallery, New York (with Bill Saylor)
2008
Fancy Meetings, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
Easy Times, Leo Koenig Inc, New York
Easy Times, Diethardt collection, Graz, Austria
2007
Fancy Meetings, Locust Projects, Miami, USA
2006
The Guard of Sorry Spirit, Grand Arts, Kansas City, USA
2005
Straight to the Top, I'll Take..., Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2004
The World Belongs to Nobody But Me, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, USA
IBID Projects, London
2003
Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (with Deimantas Narkevičius)
Le Charme de la Vie, Leo Koenig Inc, New York
Rise Up, Solitude, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
2002
Glad to Hear From You, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
2001
Silence Before the Curve, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
2000
Aidas Bareikis, Contemporary Art Centre, Berlin
1999
Leo Koenig Inc., New York
Selected group exhibitions
2014
Inversion. Evil Goods, Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, Vilnius
The Shine, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius
2013
Part of a Larger Whole, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
2011
Dirt Don't Hurt (curator Bill Saylor), Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Free Soil, Canada Gallery, New York
Bill Saylor — Aidas Bareikis, Shoot The Lobster, New York
2010
In There, Out Here (curator Bill Saylor), Loe Koenig Inc., New York
Lithuanian Art: 2000 - 2010, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
2008
Faxination, (curator Bill Saylor), Galleri Loyal, Stokholm
The Apocalypse, Bonelli Arte Contemporanea, Canneto sull’Oglio, Italy
2007
The Harder You Look, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
Pie in the Face, (curator Keith Sklar), The Jail Gallery, Los Angeles
Destroy Athens (Easy Times), 1-st Athens biannial, Athens
2005
When Humor Becomes Painful, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Self-Preservation Society, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
2004
Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
2002
Leo Koenig Las Vegas, Neonopolis, Las Vegas, USA
2001
Escape Velocity, Miller Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Come on Feel the Noise, Asbaek Gallerie, Copenhagen
Crossing the Line, Queens Museum, New York
Galerie Eleni Koroneou, Athens
2000
Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
1999
US Exchange, Nova Scotia School of Art & Design, Halifax, Canada
Machine Gun Etiquette, (Curator Elizabeth Balogh), Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York
The Leo Koenig Project, John Weber Gallery, New York
Generation Z, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, (curators Alana Heiss, Barbara van der Linden, Klaus Biesenbach), New York
1998
After Painting, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
1996
Update, Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen
SoHo Annual, New York
1995
3-rd Soros, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Spring Gallery, New York
Awards
1993-1997
Fulbright scholarship
1993-1994
Lithuanian National scholarship
1993
Chicaga Lithuanians scholarship
New York Lithuanians‘s foundation scholarship
Soros Foundation Grant
Exhibitions at Vartai