Exhibition “Climbing Invisible Structures: Ritualised Disciplinary Practices in Social Life. Part 3: Žeimiai” on 30th July – 28th August

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“Climbing Invisible Structures: Ritualised Disciplinary Practices in Social Life. Part 3: Žeimiai” is the third part of an exhibition project comprising four venues, and the last one in Lithuania. It presents works of eight artists and an artists’ duo. Repeated as an echo of the previous exhibitions and climbing through different exhibition spaces, this show becomes a ritual itself and extends the climbing maps from art centers to the periphery of cultural history. This time the exhibition is on show at the Žeimiai manor estate.
Opening of the exhibition on the 30 July 2016, 5PM, at Residency Centre YO YO, Žeimiai Manor (Draugystės St 28, Jonava district, Lithuania) with a performances “Five Drawings” by Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir (5.30PM) and “Skateboard Prayer, or Head Below the Heart” by Eglė Budvytytė (6PM) (Concept and choreography: Eglė Budvytytė; Performers: Greta Bernotaitė, Tomas Dapšauskas, Lema Lungytė, Greta Petrovskytė, Andrius Pulkauninkas, Matas Saladžius, Povilas Šimonis; Dramaturgy: Bart Groenendaal; Costumes: Morta Griškevičiūtė; Props: Viktorija Rybakova).

For those who don't want to rush home after the exhibition opening, there is an opportunity to put a tent in the territory of Žeimiai manor. We invite you to spend the last weekend of July in a unique Middle Lithuanian estate!

On the 30th of July there will be a mini van in Jonava picking up the opening guests and taking them to Žeimiai. The van will leave from the Jonava train station at 3:30 PM (train Vilnius – Jonava 2:15–3:22 PM) and from Jonava bus station at 4:15 PM (bus Kaunas – Jonava 3:15–4:05 PM and 3:30–4:13 PM). Please register for this trip by writing an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or a text message to +370 616 55141. IMPORTANT: the van has only 7 seats!


Exhibition “Hybrid(...)scapes” on 23rd July – 28th August

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The “Hybrid(...)scapes” exhibition will open on 23rd July, 6PM, at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (Taikos st 43, Nida). The exhibition presents new works by returning residents of VAA Nida Art Colony. In June and July 2016, the artists were living and working here, developing ideas they had explored in their earlier residency periods or proposed specifically for this show. The worksin the exhibition engage in a dialogue with the audience not only about constructed landscapes of Nida, but also about rapidly changing images of the global world.


6th Inter-format Symposium on Hybrid Natures on 23–25 July 2016


The 6th Inter-format Symposium on Hybrid Natures, which will take place at Nida Art Colony on 23rd-25th July, will bring together more than 25 artists, scientists, curators, writers and architects, who will reflect on and experience hybrid states, natures and landscapes in Nida over two days.


The 7th issue of Nida Art Colony Log is online

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The yellow colour means that the 7th Log of VAA Nida Art Colony is now available online in a convenient digital format (PDF, 13.2 MB). In this summer heat of July, we invite you to take a look at the Colony’s work period of June 2014 – September 2015. The paper version of the log is available at Nida Art Colony and in the office of Nida Art Colony at Vilnius Academy of Arts (Maironio St. 6, 1st floor, office No. 226).


Returning residents will create new works for the exhibition “Hybrid(…)scapes” in June and July

From left to right: Björn Kühn, Marika Troili, Franziska Nast, Anna Romanenko, Liddy Scheffknecht,
Taavi Suisalu. Photo by Vytautas Michelkevičius.
A curated residency programme “Hybrid(…)scapes” in which invited artists will collaborate with the curator Vytautas Michelkevičius starts at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts. 


Open Studios in May 2016

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Stills from the video by Kristin Orav (EE) and Juhan Vihterpal (EE).
Open Studios in May 2016. Residents participating: Kristin Orav (EE) and Juhan Vihterpal (EE), Wen Chin Fu (TW/NL), Kevin Rodgers (CA), members of CAC, Nida A-I-R team. Photos by Julija Navarskaitė and Andrej Vasilenko.


Inaugural weekend on 21-22 May (photos)

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Vilnius Academy of Art’s Nida Art Colony hosted an inaugural weekend on 21-22 May.

We want to share some moments of the inaugural evenining and the opening of exhibition “Climbing Invisible Structures: Ritualised Disciplinary Practices in Social Life. Part 2: Nida” (exhibition will be shown until 19 June, 2016).

Photos by Andrej Vasilenko


Inaugural weekend at VAA Nida Art Colony: an exhibition, opening of the new building, and a birthday party

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To celebrate the fifth anniversary of its activities, Vilnius Academy of Art’s Nida Art Colony will host an inaugural weekend on 21-22 May. It will feature the official opening not only of the new building of the colony, but also an exhibition that will be shown in the spacious exhibition hall in this new facility until 19 June.