Patricija Gilyte

Southern Germany based Lithuanian artist, whose work intersects site specific installation and video performance.

“Drawing on the universal concepts of the body, space, and time – as well as their limitations – Gilyte’s transformation of minimal and lo-tech processes ignite infinite connections inviting us to revisit memory and experience.”

Daina Mattis / Undercurrent, NY


Patricija Gilyte graduated with a Master of Arts degree from the Vilnius Art Academy / Kaunas Art Institute in 2000 and moved to Germany to continue at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, where she was awarded with her final diploma in 2005.

She had solo shows in institutions like Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY (SOLO CIRCUIT, 2020); KKKC Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda, LT (EQUINOX, 2019); “Meno Parkas” Gallery, Kaunas, LT (STILLELEVEN 11 Stills, 2017); City Museum, Castle of Schramberg, Black Forest, D (ANTE MERIDIEM, 2017); Galeriehaus Nord, Nuremberg, D (CODE CINEMASCOPE, 2014); das weisse haus, Vienna, A (weissabgleichinventur, 2012) and others.

Participated at the DANUBE DIALOGUES, Perception Of Contemporaneity, City Gallery Novi Sad, SRB, 2019; 23rd International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art, Gabrovo, BG (2017); PERSONAL STRUCTURES, open borders, Palazzo Mora, Venice, I (2017); FACTOR X – The Chromosome of Art, organized by the KV-HDK, Haus der Kunst, Munich, D (2017); URBAN TOUCH, Kunsthalle Faust & former Gerhard-Uhlhorn Church, Hanover, D (2016); KAUNAS IN ART, international contemporary art festival, M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas, LT (2016); Ostrale‘O16, error: X, Center for Contemporary Art, Dresden, D (2016); White Noise, Black Words, 2nd CreArt European exhibition, curated by Miguel Amado, João Laia + Rosa Lleó, Vilnius Old City Hall, Vilnius, LT; Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb, HR; Harghita County, RO (2014); 20. EATTOPIA at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, R.O.C. (2012) and others. Invited artist for the 8th international Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE‘ 11, REWIND-PLAY-FORWARD, PLAY program, 2011.

Recipient of the numerous grants such as Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen AIR Grant (2019-2020); Schlossmediale Werdenberg Grant, CH (2018); Individual Grant by the Lithuanian Council for Culture (2019-2020); AIR Grant from CreArt program, Salzamt Linz, A (2014); Begehungen N°10 AIR Grant, Chemnitz, D (2013); SMACH. Grant, Constellation of art, culture & history in the Dolomites, San Martin de Tor, I (2013); Project-Grant from the Gisela & Erwin Steiner Foundation, Munich, D (2013); New sides of Salzburg AIR Grant, Salzburg, A (2012); Project-Grant from the Karin Abt-Straubinger Foundation, D (2011); Studio-Grant from the pro arte ulmer kunststiftung, Ulm, D (2010-2011) and others.

Represented by the “Meno Parkas” Gallery at international art fairs such as ARTISSIMA, Torino, I (2019); Art Karlsruhe (one artist show, 2019), D; ART VILNIUS (2018, 2017); POSITIONS BERLIN (2017, 2016, 2015); art16 London; art 15 London; art 14 London; Art Market Budapest, Baltic Triangle, HU (2015); MIA&D art fair, Singapore (2014).

Her installative work was featured in the group exhibitions such as AND WE OUGHT TO KEEP SILENCE?, Saint Paul, Munich, curated by Dr. Barbara Fischer and Dr. Alexander Heisig (2019); Z COMMON GROUND, Munich, D (2019); Q19 –  MEMORABILIA. To Inscribe Into Memory, Gallery Arka, Vilnius, LT (2019); WILD, Schloss Werdenberg, CH (2018); Global Control and Censorship, curated by Dr. Bernhard Serexhe, Energy and Technology Museum, Vilnius, L (2018); 5×3, Patricija Gilyte /Tina Tonagel /Adriane Wachholz, curated by Neringa Naujokaite, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, D (2016); WELTRAUM 2/7, Kunsthalle Rathausgalerie, Munich, D (2013); Snag, Bahnwärter Haus | Villa Merkel, Esslingen/Neckar, D (2015); WANDELBAR, Schloss Agathenburg, D (2009).

Her early important video art exhibitions include Videonale 11 at Kunstmuseum Bonn, D (2007); Textile05, Kaunas Art Biennial, M. Žilinsko Art Gallery, Kaunas, LT (2005); Sculptural Narration, Galerie der Künstler, Munich, D (2006); Video Performance, curated by Georg Elben, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst / Kunsthalle Münster, D (2008); Video Installation | Elephant Bullet, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, EE (2008); Nightcomers, 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, TR (2008); od nowa, curated by Krzysztof Stanislawski, galeria miejska, bwa Bydgoszcz, PL (2008).

Her recent participations include Videoformes Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, FR (2021); 10. Triennial The Sanctity of Nature?, City Art Gallery, Częstochowa, PL (2020-2021); The White Habitat. Three Decades, Galerie Arka, Vilnius, LT (2020); Verzeichnet, Galerie Der Mixer, Frankfurt / M, D; (2020); EXOPLANET, M. Žilinskas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, LT (2020); SUPERNOVA / We Can Be Heroes, KKKC Kunsthalle, Klaipėda, LT (2020); The Angry Dragon (together with Peter Riss), Weltraum, Munich, D (2020). Upcoming solo show at Kasiulis Art Museum, Vilnius, LT (2021).

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