As a person, I am mostly positive. I like to notice the beauty of things, where others do not see it. But at the same time, I have this rationality which comes from my economic studies and 4 years of working as an accountant. I started my journey in arts only a few years ago, when I began my MA studies of Art Curatorship. I like to combine rationality with the romantic side of me, and this is what I would like to bring to my new curatorial path.
Areas of interest: Co-creation, modernism, financing possibilities for the art projects.
Why are you a part of MagiC Carpets: I believe that this big, creative, productive European community is an amazing platform, where emerging artists and curators can gain experience, develop and realise their ideas, learn new things, and help create a brighter future.
Past projects you are proud of (before MC)
13th Kaunas biennial “Once Upon Another Time… gyveno jie jau kitaip”
Position: Project coordinator
I haven’t had a lot of experience in curatorship (I am still emerging indeed 😊), but my most important experience in the field of art was the project coordinator position in the 13th Kaunas Biennial, the curatorial concept of which was the Stories of Survival. It was a big event including 5 exhibition venues, new and existing, also public space artworks by 23 artists from all over the world, an online movie platform, performances, other supporting events, etc. I had an opportunity to work with professional, international colleagues, to meet famous and emerging artists and gain the knowledge about curatorship and organisation of a big art festival from the very insides of it. This experience made me grow personally and fall in love with the world of art even more.
Why have you chosen to be a curator or why has curatorship chosen you? Life brought me here. I have chosen to study art curatorship at Vytautas Magnus University after quite long years of working in the finance world. I was tired of very strict and plain topics that I had to work with, so when I gained enough knowledge in that sphere, art curatorship looked like a field, where I can realise myself in the best way. While I was studying, I applied for an internship at Kaunas Biennial as the core contemporary art event in Kaunas and Lithuania. I loved the experience there and the very best colleagues invited me to stay in the team as a project coordinator. After the 13th Kaunas Biennial exhibition closed, I was invited to concentrate on MagiC Carpets activities and I am very thankful for this interesting opportunity to realise myself as curator, to work with beautiful people on important and interesting topics in a creative way.
What do you think is the purpose of art? To highlight the importance of relevant topics in a different, interesting way, and to suggest alternative thinking. But also I like to think of art as an entertainment provider. I believe it helps to concentrate the attention of the public on key points of the concepts of art.