Contact

ugnius.gelguda@gmail.com
galerija@galerijavartai.lt

Artists’ résumé

Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Cerniauskaite started collaborating in 2009.

With the project The Metaphysics of the Runner, Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Cerniauskaite go under the name of Pakui Hardware*.

* Courtesy of Alex Ross (NY)

Both artists are based in Vilnius and Brooklyn, New York.

Ugnius Gelguda was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. He is represented by Gallery VARTAI (Vilnius).

His solo and two-persons shows include venues of kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga (forthcoming), Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius (forthcoming), 321 Gallery (forthcoming), Brooklyn, New York, NADA New York (2014), Anything is always nearby or next to something else, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (screening event) (2013), Now More Than Ever, Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius (2012), Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius, 2011, ARCO (Madrid, 2008), Lithuanian Art Museum (2008), Art Cologne (Cologne, 2007). His work has been featured in group shows at Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden (forthcoming), ar/ge Kunst Gallery Museum, Bolzano, Italy (2013), Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius (2013), National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (2013), Tallinn Kunsthalle, Estonia (2011), MUMOK, Vienna (2010), Fotohof gallery, Salzburg, Austria (2010), Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2010), Salamanca Contemporary Art Centre, Spain (2008), Prague biennale 3, Prague (2007). Gelguda’s photographic series were acquired by the Modern Art Centre (Vilnius) to their collection in 2012.

Neringa Cerniauskaite (born 1984, Lithuania) is an art critic, curator, editor. She has curated several exhibitions of younger generation artists as well as international group exhibitions at the largest contemporary art gallery in Vilnius Vartai as well as in unconventional spaces in Vilnius. She contributes texts for Lithuanian cultural press, exhibitions’ catalogues and international magazines (Flash Art, Parkett, ARTMargins.com, MAP), Mousse magazine, Artforum. She is an editor of the web-based art magazine www.artnews.lt that was launched in 2008. She is a M.A. graduate, 2014, at Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, NY.

Additional information about Ugnius Gelguda:

Education

2008-2010
Vilnius Art Academy, Department of photo and media art (Licentiate of Arts)
2004–2006
Vilnius Art Academy, Department of photo and media art (MA)
2000-2004
Vilnius Art Academy, Department of photo and media art (BA)

Awards

2013
Nominee for the HENKEL ART.AWARD.2013, Vienna
2010
Special prize of Ministry of Culture for work Zalgiris
2007
Moscow International Festival of Arts (special prize for work Zalgiris)
2006
Laureate of Ministry of Culture Award for the best professional art debut

Selected solo exhibitions
2015
Solo exhibition at kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga (upcoming)
2014
The Metaphysics of the Runner, 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
The Metaphysics of the Runner, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius
NADA NEW YORK 2014, solo presentation by Galerija VARTAI
Art Brussels 2014, solo presentation by Galerija VARTAI
2013
Anything is always nearby or next to something else, Microscope gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Last Time, KKKC, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Wolfgang, is that you?, Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Cerniauskaite, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius
2012
Solo exhibition Now More Than Ever at Lithuanian Art 2012, Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Cerniauskaite, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius
2011
VARTAI 20 years: Ugnius Gelguda, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius
2009
Solo for Photography gallery, site-specific photo-installation together with Neringa Cerniauskaite, Photography gallery, Vilnius
2008
Spacetimer: People/Friction, Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius
Arco 2008, Madrid. Presented by Gallery VARTAI
2007
Open space, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Presented by Gallery VARTAI

Selected group exhibitions
2014
Popcorn, Pepsi and Petabytes, Bard CCS / Hessel Museum of Art, NY
Group show, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden (upcoming)
2013
Space travelers, ar/ge Kunst Gallery Museum, Bolzano, Italy
From Dusk till Dawn, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius
Screening of Now More Than Ever, together with Deimantas Narkevicius, National Art Gallery, Vilnius
2012
Generation of the Place, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius
Crowds, National Art Gallery, Vilnius
Virages, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius
Les Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Cineteca Matadero, Madrid, Beirut Art Center, Lebanon
ArtVideoExchange with Egle Budvytyte and Antanas Gerlikas, Tromso, Norway
Circulation(s), gallery CÔTÉ SEINE, Paris
2011
Generation of the the Place: Image, Memory and Fiction in the Baltics, Tallinn Kunsthalle, Estonia
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, at the Centre Pompidou, Paris
28th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany
Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands
2010
Gender check, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warszawa
The Way, kim?, Riga
Lithuanian Art 2000-2010: Ten Years, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius
Trys, Fotohof gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
2009
Gender check, Mumok, Vienna
ARTscape Italy (with Rä di Martino, Gianluca and Massimiliano de Serio), Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius
Dabar!/Now!, gallery Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
Contemporary Lithuanian art ANEW, Exhibition hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania
2008
Crossroads, Interfaces between rock and contemporary art, Salamanca Contemporary Art Centre, Spain
Lithuanian Art 08. Photography, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius
Raw esperanto, MAMA showroom for media and moving art, Rotterdam, Holland
Contemporary Lithuanian art ANEW, Municipal Gallery, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Talent latent 08, SCAN, Tarragona, Spain
Contemporary Lithuanian art ANEW, Galeria Szyb Wilson, Katowice, Poland
PatRIOTs, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius
2007
Prague biennale 3, Baltic Mythologies, Prague
Us, Them and Some Out-takes, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius
Moscow International Festival of Arts, Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow
Corre(a)ctions, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius
2006
101.3 KM: competition and cooperation, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius
Double game, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius