Galerija Vartai

Art Cologne 2021

17 - 21 November 2021

HALL: 11.2 / STAND: D 41

Represented artists: Gabrielė Adomaitytė and Robertas Narkus

Gabrielė Adomaitytė (b. 1994) graduated from the Sculpture Department at Vilnius Academy of Art in 2017. She currently lives and works in Amsterdam, where, until the spring of 2019, she was an artist in residence at De Ateliers. By constantly questioning the possibilities of painting and the problems of visual representation, the artist investigates information systems and the collision points of the digital and actual matter in various archives. Adomaitytė’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad: Arti et Amicitiae (Amsterdam, 2020), Swallow (Vilnius, 2020), Annet Gelink Gallery (Amsterdam, 2020), De Ateliers (Amsterdam, 2019), VARTAI Gallery (Vilnius, 2019), and Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, 2018).

Robertas Narkus (b. 1983) is an interdisciplinary artist, he graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in photography and media art. The artist later continued his studies at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Narkus is an initiator and a host of experimental arts management and food organization “Autarkia”, founder of Vilnius institute of Pataphysics, experimental engineering camp “eeKūlgrinda” and platform for artists and private business cooperation “Vizionierius”. Robertas Narkus describes his art practice as contingency management in changing economic circumstances. By hyperbolizing and lightly ironizing the existing nebulous neoliberal world systems of power, entangled by other mechanisms as well, and often generously using the tools they offer, Narkus creates his own unique new order. He was selected to represent Lithuania at the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2022 with the project “Gut Feeling”.