Robertas Narkus 1983 (LT)

robertas.narkus@gmail.com

www.robertasnarkus.com

+37061646109

Robertas Narkus describes his practice as ‘management of circumstances in the economy of coincidence’. He brings together the ordinary and the absurd to explore notions of  sovereignty, technology, desires and obsolescence. Recently he exhibited at CAC Vilnius,  de Appel art center, Amsterdam, VI Marrakech biennale, Establiment de’ en Face Brussels and others.

Robertas Narkus is a founder of Vilnius institute of ‘Pataphysics in collaboration with Thierry Foulc from  Collège de ’Pataphysique in 2013. In 2016 he also  established artist run space/artist day center “Autarkia” in Vilnius.

Solo exhibitions:

Träger,  Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, 2017

Guest, KIM? Riga, 2017

Doghme,  “Neverland” gallery Amsterdam, 2016

easy CUTZ, Juliette Jongma gallery, Amsterdam,  2015

Turbulence-3, Tenderpixel gallery, London,  2014

Selected group Exhibitions:

How can large mountains enter small ice, - “Delfina foundation”, London 2018

Artist film international - “Whitechapel gallery”, London, 2018

Future is certain it’s the past which is unpredictable, - Blaffer museum, Houston, 2018

Unresolved  - de Apel art center, Amsterdam 2016

Economy is spinning - Onomatopea gallery, Eindhoven, 2016

XII Baltic Triennial, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, 2015

Spell to Spelling Spelling to Spell, de Apple Art center, Amsterdam, 2015

A Day in a Life of Thomas, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2015

Making sense, Juliette Jongma Gallery, Amsterdam  2015

Exlibris for a library not yet began - Podium, Oslo (NO) 2014

a Cab,  Kunsthalle Athena, Athens (GR) 2014

Elusive Earths, Etablissement d' En Face Projects, Brussels (BE) 2014

WeberWoche, Stroom Den Haag art center, Hague  (NL) 2014        

Father can’t You See I’m Burning, De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam (NL) 2014

Porn for the Blind, Juliette Jongma Gallery, Amsterdam (NL) 2014

Marrakech biennale 5th edition, ‘Half Hotel, Marrakech (MA) 2014

ANNE , Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (LT) 2013

FAST FLUX, Studio - X,  New York, (USA ) 2013

Curatorial:

“rotten DICE” - curated a performance program at 56th Venice Biennale, for the Lithuanian National pavilion 2015 with performances from  Young Boys Dance Group, Nora Turato.

“eeKūlgrinda” - annual experimental engineering camp, Kartena (LT) 2014-2017

Talks:

A Day in a Life of Thomas, Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam, 2015

“Survival K(n)it” contemporary art festival, Riga (LV) 2015

WeberWoche, Stroom Den Haag art center, Hague  (NL) 2014        

Residencies:

FACT artist in residency (Liverpool) 2018

Delfina foundation residency (London) 2018

Skaftfell Art Center residency program (Iceland) 2016

Performing Arts Forum, St.Erme, (FR) 2014

Nida art colony AIR,  Nida, (LT) 2011

“Bregenz Kunsthaus AIR” Bregenz, (AU) 2012

POT Kassel, (DE) 2012

Education:

2013-2015 MFA at “Sandberg institute”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2012  “Rupert” project-based, para-academic educational program.

2006  BA Photography and Media Art, Vilnius Academy of Fine arts.

2004  exchange program at Turku Academy of arts.

Awards:

“Young Artist Award” from Ministry of Culture of Lithuania 2014

State scholarship for the artist by Ministry of Culture of Lithuania 2013

“Vilnius City Mayor award for emerging artists” 2010

Press: 

“If exhibition would be a factory it would be producing glue” - Mousse Magazine, Elvia Wik, 2017

“Postcards from Vilnius”, Frieze magazine, 2017

“All options are better options. Robertas Narkus in conversation with Borbála Soós” - www.echogonewrong.com,

http://app.futuregenerationartprize.org/en/app/?hash=f3e87d4b57da6b0d8e8a344e0c60a8ed

How can large mountains enter small ice, - Delfina foundation, London 2018

Artist film international - Whitechapel gallery, London, 2018

Future is certain it’s the past which is unpredictable, - Blaffer museum, Houston, 2018

Unresolved  - de Apel art center, Amsterdam 2016

Economy is spinning - Onomatopoe gallery, Eindhoven, 2016

XII Baltic Triennial, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, 2015

Spell to Spelling Spelling to Spell, de Apple Art center, Amsterdam, 2015

A Day in a Life of Thomas, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2015

Making sense, Juliette Jongma Gallery, Amsterdam  2015

Exlibris for a library not yet began - Podium, Oslo (NO) 2014

a Cab,  Kunsthalle Athena, Athens (GR) 2014

Elusive Earths, Etablissement d' En Face Projects, Brussels (BE) 2014

WeberWoche, Stroom Den Haag art center, Hague  (NL) 2014        

Father can’t You See I’m Burning, De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam (NL) 2014

Marrakech biennale 5th edition, ‘Half Hotel, Marrakech (MA) 2014