Ignas Krunglevičius

Ignas Krunglevičius (1979), works as a composer and visual artist. He creates sound and image installations, videos, and objects that explore the psychology of power games and the working of the human psyche.

Through the use of sound, he alters the perception of space and its semantics. His work is often based on group therapy sessions, documentary material from police interrogations, and psychiatric interview manuals, which he uses as a springboard and, by invoking a combination of sound, colour, and meaningful texts, creates situations in order to elicit empathy with the desired psychological state. He is also interested in the methods and systems that are used in society to control individuals and situations.

Krunglevičius creates musical performances, participates in film festivals and electronic and contemporary music festivals, and has exhibited in both solo and group shows at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, the Ursula Blickle Stiftung (Germany), Oslo Kunstforening (Norway), the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk (Poland), and elsewhere. He was nominated for the Nam June Paik Award in 2010, which included an exhibition at the Museum Kunstpalast in Dusseldorf. In 2009, he was awarded the Sparebankstiftelsen DnB NOR stipendutstilling Art Prize. Ignas Krunglevičius’ work was shown at the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Art Festival in 2009, where he received an honorary mention.

Born in Kaunas, Lithuania
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway
Selected solo exhibitions
2010 - 2015
Attribution, Oslo Kunstforening, Norway
Private Syntax Virus, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius
Interrogation, Te Tuhi art gallery, Auckland, New Zeland
Transparent, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
Derivatives, Møllebyen Litteraturfestival, Moss, Norway
Selected group exhibitions
Alien Matter, Transmediale festival, Berlin, Germany
Myths of the Marble, Henie Onstad Art center, Høvikodden, Norway
Žilvitis, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
Soft Ccity Malmö, Inter Arts Center, Malmö, Sweden
His Master’s Voice, La Panacée, Montpellier, France
Between the Idean and Experience, 12th Havana Biennale, Cuba
New Acquisitions, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
ViennaContemporary 2015, Vienna, Austria
2011 - 2014
Soft City Performance Festival, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Forms of Freedom, Architecture Biennale - La Biennale di Venezia, Nordic pavillion, Italy
Crime in Art, Contemporary Art Museum in Krakow, Poland
You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
NWUO, Høstutstillingen 2013, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo, Norway
Deviance, Berghain, Berlin, Germany
Authority Killing, Norwegian Skulpture Biennale, Vigeland-museet, Oslo, Norway
Young, Exquisite CorpseE, TURKU Biennale 2013, Finland
Gradients, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, UK
His Master’s Voice, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany
The Savage Transparence, YoungProjects at Art Platform LA, Los Angeles, USA
Wilno w Gdansku, Contemporary Art Centre, Gdansk, Poland
More or Less, A Few Pocket Universes, Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna, Helsinki
2007 - 2010
Nam June Pain Award 2010, Museum Kunst Palats, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lithuanian Art 2000 - 2010: ten years, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
DnB Nor Stipend Exhibition, Oslo Kunstforening, Norway
26th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany
Saison Vidéo 2009, Lille Cedex, France
Warsaw Autumn, International Festival of Contemporary Music, Poland
TV-Love, Høstutstillingen 2013, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo, Norway
Listen, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
CAC TV, TV1 Vilnius, television show, Vilnius, Lithuania
Videonale 11, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
2001 - 2006
101.3 KM: Kaunas and Vilnius artists exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Botschaften + Bring a friend, at the project room at gallery ATOPIA, Oslo, Norway
2Show: Young Art from Latvia and Lithuania, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
ArtGENDA, Hamburg, Germany
Mind Loop, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2007 - 2010
DnB Nor Stipend Exhibition, Oslo Kunstforening, Norway – Received the main prize
26th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany – Received a Special Mention
Collections (selection)
Hamburger Bahnhof collection, Berlin State Museums, National Gallery, Germany
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Selected bibliography
Engberg, Juliana (Ed.): You Imagine What You Desire (Exhibit.cat., 19th. Biennale of Sydney. Sydney, Australia), Sydney, Australia
Sobczynski, Mariusz (Ed.): Crime in Art (Exhibit.cat., Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow. Poland), Krakow, Poland
Weiermair, Peter / Di Giovannantonio, Simona (Ed.): Am Ende War Das Wort (Exhibit.cat., Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim), Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, Germany
European Central Bank (Ed.): Contemporary Art From Lithuani (Exhibit.cat. European Central Bank, Frankfurt on the Main), Frankfurt on the Main, Germany
Deneuville, Eric (Ed.): Saison Vidéo 2009 #33 (Exhibit.cat., Saison Video, Cedex), Cedex, France
Filmladen Kassel e.V. (Ed.): 26th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (Exhibit.cat., Filmladen, Kassel), Kassel, Germany
Elben, Georg (Ed.): Videonale 11, Festival of Contemporary Video Art Exhibition (Exhibit.cat., Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn), Cologne, Germany
Heibø, Viktig; Heibø, Markus (Ed.): Catalogue Oslo Open (Exhibit.cat., Oslo Open, Oslo), Oslo
Zamecznik (Ed.): Tempo Skien 2007 (Exhibit.cat., Telemark Kunstnersenter, Skien), Skien, Norway
Dovydaityte, Linara; Kuizinas, Kestutis (Ed.): 101,3 KM: Competition and Cooperation (Exhibit.cat., Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius /Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas ), Vilnius
Narusyte, Agne; Pileckaite, Ruta; Tumpyte, Dovile (Ed.): Self-Objects, (Exhibit. cat., Contemporary Art Information Centre of the Lithuanian Art Museum, Radvila /Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Art Association, Vilnius), Vilnius
Boiko, Iveta (Ed.): 2Show: Young Art from Latvia and LithuaniaA AND LITHUANIA (Exhibit.cat., Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius), Riga