Skaiste Klaniute

I am an artistic director who brings music, visuals, and performance into unconventional spaces and takes a practical approach in order to create unique audience experiences. I encourage versatility that aims to defy the compartmentalisation of art, curating new works through an organic collaborative process that is engaging and immersive.

My curatorial practice frequently explores the themes of time and labour. Past curatorial projects, like Escapement, looked at the rise of the clock and industrial revolution that defined the way we work and live today. Although these standards are in constant flux there is still the underlying dominator of time, control and uncertainty in the work sector and lifestyle traditions. My curating work is grounded in thorough research to provide accuracy to challenge the norms and cultural conditions.

My own artistic practice often finds inspiration in the natural world. I strive to encapsulate scientific research in order to meditate on and express humanity, existence, and substance. My sketches explore the natural phenomena of chemical reactions, mark making, and physicality of medium. There is method in the chaos of free form.

Education 

2015 - 2016

2011 - 2015

Masters of Letters in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art), Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. 

Honors Degree in Contemporary Art (Printmaking), Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Exhibitions 

Curator

2016 August

2016 March

Escapement, The Art School, Glasgow, UK. 

45 minutes, Tontine, Glasgow, UK. 

Co-curator

2016 - 2017

2015 November

William Hunter to Damien Hirst; The Dead Teach the Living, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, UK. 

Food, Film & Dialogue, Tontine, Glasgow, UK.

Artist

2019 January

2018 December

2015 June

2013 January

On The Nature Of Things by Blair Coron, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, UK.

Snow Globe, The Space, Glasgow, UK.

Emergence, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, UK.

CXXX , Peacock Visual Arts Gallery, Aberdeen, UK

Residencies

2018

2014 - 2015

Artistic Director, The Space, Glasgow, UK.

Venice Biennale,  Loop Programme, Hospitalfields, Arbroath, UK / Venice, Italy.

Contact Me

07899369519