Robertas Narkus
About

Robertas Narkus describes his practice as the ‘management of circumstances in an economy of coincidence’. He brings together the ordinary and the absurd to explore notions of chance economics, hypothetical experiences and symbolic capital. Recently he exhibited at de Appel art center, Stroom den Hague, CAC Vilnius, Establiment de’ en Face Brussels. Narkus is the founder of the Institute of ‘Pataphysics in Vilnius. In 2014 he was awarded a Young Artist prize from Lithuanian Culture Ministry for significant achievements in the field of visual arts. 

Biography
Born 1983 ,
Lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Education
2013-2015
“Sandberg institute”, Amsterdam
2012
“Rupert” project-based, para-academic educational program
2010
MA Photography and Media Art, Vilnius Academy of Fine arts
2006
BA Photography and Media Art, Vilnius Academy of Fine arts
2004
Exchange program at Turku Academy of arts, Finland
Selected solo exhibitions
2015
Easy CUTZ - Juliette Jongma gallery, Amsterdam
2014
Turbulence-3, Tenderpixel gallery, London
2012
Red Herring / Lithuanian Art 2012 - Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Selected group exhibitions
2016
Žilvitis, galerija VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2015
XII Baltic Triennial - Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Spell to Spelling - Spelling to Spell - de Apple Art center, Amsterdam
A Day in a Life of Thomas, Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam
Making sense, Juliette Jongma Gallery, Amsterdam
ViennaContemporary 2015, Vienna, Austria
Artissima 2015, Torino, Italy
2014
Exlibris for a library not yet began, Podium, Oslo
a Cab, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens
Elusive Earths, Etablissement d' En Face Projects, Brussels
WeberWoche, Stroom Den Haag art center, Hague, Holland
Unanswered Q, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Father can’t You See I’m Burning, De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam
Porn for the Blind, Juliette Jongma Gallery, Amsterdam
Marrakech biennale 5th edition, ‘Half Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco
2013
ANNE, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
FAST FLUX, Studio - X, New York
Part of the bigger whole/ CAKE, Twelve star gallery, London
Usue Arieta & Vicente Vazquez/Robertas Narkus, Lisi-Humerlee gallery, Bregenz, Austria
2012
Generation of the the Place: Image, Memory and Fiction, Tallinn Kunsthalle, Tallinn
2011
Spheres of Power/ tension and exchange, GlogauAIR, Berlin
2010
Moscow Biennale for Young Art, MMOMA, Moscow
Illusion of inclusion - gallery Vartai, Vilnius
2008
Young Lithuanian art gallery “Cite Internationale des Arts”, Paris
Lithuanian Art ’08: Photography Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Made in China, International festival of photography, Lodz, Poland
Media arts festival ENTER, Lithuania
Down to the rabbit’s hole. Meeting the familiar, Rael Artel gallery Tartu, Estonia
2007
Ciurlionis 2024 Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
Awards
2014
“Young Artist Award” from Ministry of Culture of Lithuania
2013
State scholarship for the artist by Ministry of Culture of Lithuania
2010
“Vilnius City Mayor award for emerging artists”