BIO / CV


Vytenis Jankūnas is a visual artist who has shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including “Buying time: Nourishing Excellence” at Sotheby’s New Galleries in New York City; “Aujourdh’ui les Baltes,” École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (France); “Bread and Salt,” Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester (UK); “The Memory of Images. Baltic Photo Art Today,” Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel (Germany); Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock (Germany); Exhibition Hall Latvija, Riga (Latvia); Exhibition Hall Nikolaj, Copenhagen (Denmark). Recent exhibits include one-man show “Stuck on the Train / Pakeleivis” at Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius (Lithuania), which was his second solo show in CAC Vilnius. He has been a recipient of the year 2000 Fellowship award in the category of Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts (Gregory Millard Fellowship), New York City (USA). Vytenis Jankūnas was awarded a residency at Nordic Arts Centre (HIAP), Helsinki (Finland) and grant of the Nordic Information Office, Vilnius (Lithuania) in 1995. He has also received the grant of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania) and The Annual State Grant for Young Artists provided by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius (Lithuania). Vytenis Jankūnas currently lives and works in New York City, USA.

Contact email: vytenis@vycka.com


Solo Exhibitions

2016 – “Stuck on the Train / Rongis kin,” Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn (Estonia). More info
2016 – “Stuck on the Train,” Delegation of the European Union to the US, Washington, D.C. (USA).
2015 – “Stuck on the Train / Pakeleivis,” Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania). More info
2015 – “Stuck on the Train,” Embassy of Lithuania in Washington, D.C. (USA). More info
2001 – “Where is My Fucking Experience,” Courthouse Gallery in Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY (USA). More info
2001 – “Recent Prints,” Gallery Kaire Dešnė, Vilnius (Lithuania).
1994 – “Bricks,” Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania). More info
1993 – “Pictures,” Gallery Arka (Lithuania).
1992 – Gallery Arka, Vilnius (Lithuania), Catalogue.
1991 – Gallery Bokšto, Vilnius (Lithuania).
1991 – Gallery Langas, Vilnius (Lithuania).


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 – “From Realism to the Object. Lithuanian World Art in the Collection of the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation,” Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum, Vilnius (Lithuania). More info
2016 – FestArte Video Art Festival "Global Migration." ON ART Space in Testaccio, Rome (Italy) More info
2016 – “Random Rapid Heartbeats. Selected projects from the CAC Vilnius programme.” Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn (Estonia), Catalogue. More info
2016 – “Gridworks” at the “Art Vilnius '16” Special Projects program. Vilnius (Lithuania). More info
2016 – “From Realism to the Object. Lithuanian World Art in the Collection of the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation,” M. Žilinskas Art Gallery of M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, Kaunas (Lithuania). More info
2012 – “Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival,” Viborg, (Denmark).
2012 – “Occupy!,” Governor’s Galleries on Governors Island, New York, NY (USA).
2010 – “Independent Drawing Gig Nr 6,” Fluxus ministerija, Vilnius (Lithuania).
2008 – “Independent Drawing Gig Nr 4,” Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (USA).
2007 – “Independent Drawing Gig Nr 3,” Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatyves, the Hague (Netherlands).
2007 – “Bitės meno erdvės,” International Billboard Painting Festival, Klaipėda (Lithuania).
2006 – “101.3 KM – Competition and Cooperation,” Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania), Catalogue.
2006 – “Naujos Kaukes,” Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas (Lithuania).
2002 – “City Spotting”, Gallery Arteritorija, Kaunas (Lithuania).
2002 – “Jazzy Print,” M.K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas (Lithuania), Catalogue.
2001 – “Buying time: Nourishing Excellence,” Sotheby’s New Galleries, New York (USA), Catalogue.
2001 – “Traditionen I Dag,” Väsby Kontshall, (Sweden), Catalogue.
2001 – “Mutating Image,” 12th Tallinn Print Triennial, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn (Estonia), Catalogue.
2000 – “Painterly,” The 11th Vilnius Painting Triennial, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania), Catalogue.
2000 – “Tradition and Future,” Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania), Catalogue.
1999 – “Lithuanian Art 1989-1999: The Ten Years,” Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (Lithuania), Catalogue.
1999 – “8. Kunstmarkt Dresden 1999,” Residenzschloss Dresden (Germany), Catalogue.
1998 – “From Outside to the Side,” Kloster Bentlage, Rheine; Villa Weiner, Ochtrup (Germany), Catalogue.
1996 – “Bread and Salt,” Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester (Great Britain), Catalogue.
1995 – “Bread and Salt,” Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh (Great Britain), Catalogue.
1995 – “Lithuanian Art: 1995,” Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania), Catalogue.
1994 – “Order of Presence,” MUUry Gallery, Helsinki (Finland); Gallery Jutempus, Vilnius (Lithuania).
1994 – “Bread and Salt,” Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania), Catalogue.
1994 – “The Memory of Images. Baltic Photo Art Today”, The State Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk (Poland); Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania);  Berlinsche Galerie – Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (Germany), Catalogue.
1993 – “Aujourd'hui les baltes,” Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (France), Catalogue.
1993 – “Art MIF-93,” Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Moscow (Russia), Catalogue.
1993 – 9th Vilnius Triennial of Painting, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania), Catalogue.
1993 – “The Memory of Images. Baltic Photo Art Today,” Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel (Germany); Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock (Germany); Exhibition Hall Latvija, Riga (Latvia); Exhibition Hall Nikolaj, Copenhagen (Denmark), Catalogue.
1992 – “False Art,” Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania).
1992 – 1st Exhibition of “Group 1,” Gallery Arka, Vilnius (Lithuania).
1992 – 2nd Exhibition of “Group 1,” Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania).
1992 – “Pornography,” Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania).
1992 – “New Wild,” Oriental Arts Center Ltd., Hong Kong.
1992 – “Paintings on Paper,” IFA, Schwerinsches Palais, Berlin (Germany), Catalogue.
1989 – National Exhibition of Young Lithuanian Artists, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas (Lithuania)
1989 – “Young Lithuanian Artists,” Szentendre Gallery, Szentendre (Hungary), Catalogue.
1988 – 4th Exhibition of Young Baltic Artists “Youth 88,” Art Exhibition Palace, Vilnius (Lithuania), Catalogue.
1989 – National Art Exhibition, Art Exhibition Palace, Vilnius (Lithuania).
1987 – National Exhibition of Young Lithuanian Artists, Art Exhibition Palace, Vilnius (Lithuania), Catalogue.
1987 – “2nd National Medal Exhibition,” St. John’s Church, Vilnius (Lithuania), Catalogue.
1986 – National Exhibition of Young Lithuanian Artists, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas (Lithuania).
1986 – National Exhibition of Young Lithuanian Artists, Art Exhibition Palace, Vilnius (Lithuania).


Selected Bibliography

Random Rapid Heartbeats. Selected projects from the CAC Vilnius programme. 2016.10.22-12.04, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius 2016. Catalogue
Art Vilnius '16, Contemporary Art Fair. Lithuanian Art Gallerists’ Association, 2016, Vilnius. Catalogue
ŠMC - 15 metų / CAC 15 years. Šiuolaikinio meno centras / Contemporary Art Centre, Vinius , 2007
101,3 KM. Šiuolaikinio meno centras, 2006. Katalogas
Pažymėtos teritorijos. Tyto Alba, Vilnius 2005
Buying time: Nourishing Excellence. June 19 – July 2, 2001. Sotheby’s, New York. Catalogue
Traditionen I Dag. Väsby Konsthall. 2001. Catalogue
Tradicija ir ateitis / Tradition and Future, Vilnius, 2000. Katalogas
100 Contemporary Lithuanian Artists. Soros Center for Contemporary Arts in Lithuania. 2000.R. Paknys Publishing House, 2000
Painterly. The 11th Vilnius Painting Triennial, April 28 – June 5, 2000. Catalogue
8. Kunstmarkt Dresden 1999, Ausstellungskatalog.
Lithuanian Art 1989-1999: The Ten Years. Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, September 10 – October 24, 1999. Catalogue
Lietuviu skulptūra 1940-1990 Lietuvos dailes muziejaus rinkiniuose. Katalogas / Catalogue. Lithuanian Sculpture 1940-1990 Collections of the Lithuanian Museum of Art. Lietuvos dailes muziejus. Vilnius, 1998.
From Outside to the Side. Kulturforum Rheine e. V. Kunstakademie Vilnius. Vilnius, 1998. Catalogue
Skulptūra 1975-1990. Aidai, Vilnius, 1997.
Guide Apollonia. Art contemporain de l’Europe centrale et orientale / Contemporary Art of Central and Eastern Europe. Frac Alsace, Editions du Counseil de l’Europe. Srasbourg, 1997.
Beyond Freedom. New York, 1996.
Lietuvos daile ’97 / galerijos pristato / Art in Lithuania ’97 / Galeries Present. Vilnius, 1997.
1995: Lietuvos daile / 1995: Art in Lithuania. Vilnius, 1995. Catalogue
Duona ir druska / Bread and Salt. SSMC Lietuvoje, Berlin, 1994. Catalogue
IX Vilniaus tapybos trienalė / IXth Vilnius Painting Triennial. Vilnius, 1993. Katalogas
Das Gedachtnis der Bilder. Baltische Photokunst heute / The memory of Images. Baltic Photo Art Today. Stadtgalerie Kiel, Nieswand Verlag, Kiel, 1993. Catalogue
Aujourd’hui les Baltes. Art Contemporain d’Estonie, Lettonie, Lituanie. Paris, 1993. Catalogue
Moscow International Art Fair “Art MIF-93.” Art MIF publishers, Moscow, 1993. Catalogue
Litauische Malerei auf Papier. IFA, Berlin. 1992. Katalog
Granito skulptūros kurybine stovykla. Klaipėda / Smiltyne. 1989/VI.15/VII.26. Katalogas. Klaipėda, 1989.


Grants and Fellowships

2000 – Fellowship award in the category of Painting from the New York Foundation of the Arts (Gregory Millard Fellowship), New York, NY (USA).
1995 – The Annual State Grant for young Artists, Vilnius (Lithuania).
1995 – Fellowship in the Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki (Finland).
1994 – Grant of the Nordic Information Office, Vilnius (Lithuania).
1994 – Grant of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania).


Collections and Works in Public Areas

Lewben Art Foundation, Vilnius (Lithuania). More info; Modern Art Center (MAC), Vilnius (Lithuania). More info; National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (Lithuania); M.K. Čiurlionis State Art Museum, Kaunas (Lithuania); Sculpture Park of City Klaipėda, Smiltyne / Klaipėda (Lithuania); Public Building in Druskininkai (Lithuania); State Cemetery, Vilnius (Lithuania); City of Vilnius (Lithuania). Private collections in USA, Germany, Sweden, Hon Kong, France and Canada.


Teaching

1987/91 – Assistant Professor at Vilnius Academy of Art, previously State Art Institute of Lithuania, in Vilnius (Lithuania).
1984/87 – Art Teacher at Grigiškes Secondary School (Lithuania).


Studies

1979/85 – BFA and MFA from Vilnius Academy of Art, previously State Art Institute of Lithuania, in Vilnius (Lithuania).
1972/79 – National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art in Vilnius (Lithuania).