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Skaiste Klaniute

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

Her 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. 

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

She currently focuses on lens based media, primarily photography and videography, which investigates mythology, folklore,  human nature and our connection with the environment. 

Education 

2015 - 2016

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

2011 - 2015

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

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

2015 November

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

Artist

2019 January

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

2018 December

Snow Globe, The Space, Glasgow, UK.

2015 June

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

2013 January

CXXX , Peacock Visual Arts Gallery, Aberdeen, UK

Residencies

2018

Artistic Director, The Space, Glasgow, UK.

2014 - 2015

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

Contact Me

07899369519

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