2016 year in review

Project The Hole Is in Your Head by Albert Allgaier, 2016. Photography: Živilė Etevičiūtė
In 2016, VAA Nida Art Colony teemed with events and exhibitions, celebrated its 5th birthday, and became more open and attractive than ever for those interested in contemporary art and education after opening its new building. This was demonstrated not only by impressive media coverage and ongoing or new partnerships, but also record numbers of those of you who have visited our shows and follow what we do. We want to celebrate the intensity and abundance of 2016 together with you, reflecting on the growth and expansion of our activity in this recent year.


An electronic card index of the VAA Nida Art Colony library

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Photo by Andrej Vasilenko
New year – new library! Our friend John W. Fail has compiled an electronic card index of all the books and publications in the VAA Nida Art Colony library. Now it is easier to find the book you are interested in! 

Wishing You a season of gladness!

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We hope this year has been generous with achievements, discoveries and pleasant moments to you, and for the coming one we want to simply wish you more...

So you can spend more of it
with culture
with us.



Let miracles come your way,
the VAA Nida Art Colony team

Our new small project space for the cold season in Nida

Photo by Julija Navarskaitė

Before the winter holidays have some news as a gift! From now on VAA Nida Art Colony will be a little bit closer to Nida town center. In this small wooden hut-stall located in the main (Taikos) street, we will exhibit and present art works and projects by the Colony's residents.


Welcome to join the campaign to save the Grey Dunes

Photo by Julija Navarskaitė
Christmas is at the Colony already! We have taken this Christmas tree from the Grey Dunes on the Curonian Spit, joining the campaign of Kretinga Forest Enterprise. 


Akershus Art Centre announces its 2017 exhibition programme featuring the final show of the VAA Nida Art Colony project

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Robertas Narkus, Atlantic Biennale. Decks, 2016. Photo by Andrej Vasilenko
The Akershus Art Centre, located in the town of Lillestrøm 15 minutes away from Oslo (Norway) city center, will have the final exhibition of VAA Nida Art Colony’s “Climbing Invisible Structures” project on show from 10th of February to 12th of March.


Nida A-I-R in December 2016

Photo by Skaistė Marčienė
We are pleased to announce our new residents Romina Abate (IT/DE), Vytautas Germanavičius (LT), Tara Langford (UK), Vanda Padimanskaitė (LT) and Natalija Vujosevic (YU/ME) who are taking part in VAA Nida Art Colony’s Artist-In-Residency programme in December.


Open Studios in November 2016


On the last weekend of November, three VAA Nida Art Colony's residents Barbara Kapusta (AT), Andrius Mulokas (LT) and Natalie Sanders (UK) presented their projects during the Open Studios event.