Vytautas Viržbickas
About

Vytautas Viržbickas' work sees him reflect upon mechanisms that make up our contemporary social world-model which intertwines all of the following: power of information, modern culture, military geopolitics, consumption society as well as individual loneliness. Artist uses associations, context of materiality and deconstruction of narrative to create objects as well as spacial stories.

Vytautas' work in the context of young contemporary art is also unique by the fact that he focuses a lot of attention (and work) on the material form of the work, relationship with space, physical experience and creative process.

Biography
Born 1987 , in Lithuania
Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania
Education
2010 - 2012
Vilnius Art Academy, Contemporary sculpture (MA), Vilnius
2006 - 2010
Vilnius Art Academy, Contemporary sculpture (BA), Vilnius
Selected solo exhibitions
2016
Creators are the best manipulators, ViennaContemporary 2016, Vienna, Austria
2015
Meaning on the Verge of Banality, installations, Klaipėda, Lithuania
2013 - 2014
Le Magasin museum of contemporary art, installation, Grenoble, France
2012
Open the windows, let the flies out, contemporary sculpture project, project space "Malonioji 6", Vilnius
2010
Apples, sculpture project, Panevėžys Civic Art gallery, Lithuania
Selected group exhibitions
2016
Žilvitis, gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
2015
ViennaContemporary 2015, Vienna, Austria
Artissima 2015, Torino, Italy
2014
Art works/installations, Art fair, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012
Chess city blocks, project, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania
2011 – 2012
Collaborative practice: Participation at project space creation process „Malonioji 6“, Vilnius, Lithuania
2011
Curatorial practice: Sound artist Andrius Rugys project „Honeycomb of sound“, event organization, Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library, Panevėžys, Lithuania
2010
Group exibition of graduators in BA degree, ex-factory of "Tauras" beer, Vilnius, Lithuania
Educational and interdisciplinary contemporary art project "9 Combinations", Panevėžys, Lithuania
Curatorial practice: Lithuanian avant-garde music performers „Avaspo“ new album presentation, event organization, Panevėžys cinema „Garsas“, Lithuania
Awards
2014
The Culture Support Foundation, Vilnius
Selected press
ARTNEWS, 2012
ARTNEWS, 2010