Geistė Kinčinaitytė Lithuanian, b. 1991

Overview

Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė (b. 1991, Lithuania) is an artist and researcher currently pursuing a PhD in Film and Screen Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include media archaeology, video art, photography and installations.

Geistė Kinčinaitytė calls herself an alien anthropologist. Her image-making practice is defined by encounters with the eerie - something that can be described both as stepping out of the comfort zone — whether of the self, human, habit, habitat, or milieu — and an alertness to a yet-to-be-identified presence. Kinčinaitytė’s visual practice is based on self-perception, exploring different environments and reflecting upon the concept of humanity as a whole. The artist’s sensitive approach usually induces an uncanny feeling hidden somewhere in the dim lighting. In her installations, Kinčinaitytė likes to use deep-coloured lights, thus giving the works a mystical atmosphere. Her creative content is based on comprehensive artistic research. Mainly working in the fields of photography and video, she is always open for collaborations with writers, composers and other artists sharing similar interests in the exploration of the unknown.

Geistė Kinčinaitytė has presented her works in solo exhibitions in Lithuania, the UK and Norway. She is also an active participant in group shows, while her works have been included in the collection of the Lewben Art Foundation (Lithuania) and some private collections.

Works
  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Telkinys / The Pool, 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Telkinys / The Pool, 2020
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Corner), 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Corner), 2019 - 2020
    21 x 16 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Grain II), 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Grain II), 2019 - 2020
    35 x 53 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Inside), 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Inside), 2019 - 2020
    53 x 35 cm
    55 x 37,5 x 3 cm Framed
    € 890.00
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    Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Inside), 2019 - 2020
    € 890.00
  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Passage), 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Passage), 2019 - 2020
    16 x 21 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Red House), 2019 - 2020
  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Mother), 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Mother), 2019 - 2020
    29 x 44 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Grain), 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Grain), 2019 - 2020
    35 x 53 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Red Pool), 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Red Pool), 2019 - 2020
    70 x 90 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Shore), 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Shore), 2019 - 2020
    35 x 53 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Spine), 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Spine), 2019 - 2020
    35 x 23,5 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Surface), 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Surface), 2019 - 2020
    16 x 21 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Touch), 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Touch), 2019 - 2020
    44 x 29 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled, 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled, 2019 - 2020
    35 x 53 cm
    37,5 x 55,5 x 3 cm Framed
    € 890.00
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    Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled, 2019 - 2020
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Wound), 2019 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Wound), 2019 - 2020
    16 x 21 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Lovers, 2019
  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Breast, 2019
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Breast, 2019
    84 x 56 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Torso I, 2019
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Torso I, 2019
    84 x 56 cm
    84 x 56 x 3.5 cm Framed
    Dimensions variable*
    € 1,880.00
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    Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Torso I, 2019
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Torso II, 2019
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Torso II, 2019
    84 x 56 cm
    84 x 56 x 3.5 cm Framed
    Dimensions variable*
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Glitched Sun, 2015
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Glitched Sun, 2015
    80 x 60 cm
    € 1,550.00
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Burning), 2014 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Burning), 2014 - 2020
    37.5 x 30 cm
    Dimensions variable
    € 780.00
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Fall), 2014 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Fall), 2014 - 2020
    70 x 90 cm
    73 x 93 x 4 cm Framed
    Dimensions variable*
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    Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Fall), 2014 - 2020
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Touch II), 2014 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Touch II), 2014 - 2020
    30 x 37 cm
    € 670.00
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled (Volcano), 2014 - 2020
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled (Volcano), 2014 - 2020
    16 x 21 cm
    18 x 23,5 x 3 cm Framed
    Dimensions variable*
    € 500.00
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Camera Obscura, 2014
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Camera Obscura, 2014
    106 x 160 cm
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    € 1,660.00
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    Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Camera Obscura, 2014
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled, 2014
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled, 2014
    73 x 90 cm
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    Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled, 2014
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Untitled, 2014
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Untitled, 2014
    73 x 90 cm
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  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Autoportretas II / Self-Portrait II, 2012
  • Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Self-Portrait I, 2012
    Geistė Kinčinaitytė
    Self-Portrait I, 2012
    60 x 70 cm
    61 x 70.5 x 3 cm Framed
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    Geistė Kinčinaitytė, Self-Portrait I, 2012
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  • Geistė KInčinaitytė, Self-Portrait III, 2012
    Geistė KInčinaitytė
    Self-Portrait III, 2012
    60 x 70
    61 x 70.5 x 3,5 cm Framed
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Biography

EDUCATION/RESIDENCIES

2019-2022 – PhD Film and Screen Studies, University of Cambridge

2014-2015 – MA Film and Screen Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London (Distinction)

2010-2013 – BA Media and Communications (with Photography), Goldsmiths, University of London (1st Class)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 – smooth space, pleated, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2018 – The Flesh is Sad, Hackney Showroom, London (United Kingdom)

2018 – Depths, cuts and grains (with Louise Oates), Prospekto Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2017 – The eyes are most sensitive to red, Sodų 4 project space, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2017 – You Belong to Me, Fotogalleriet, Oslo (Norway)

2017 – The Flesh is Sad, Šiauliai Art Gallery, Šiauliai (Lithuania)

2016 – You Belong to Me, Kaunas Photography Gallery, Kaunas (Lithuania)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 – Homo Absentia, Installations in Vilnius public spaces, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2020 – Heterotopia, Online exhibition, EPP Berlin platform

2019 – Showroom, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 – Starting Point, MO Museum, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2017 – Body and Darkness, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2016 – Kiti7, KKKC, Klaipeda (Lithuania)

2016 – Taken Territories, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing (China)

2016 – Fotobalt3, Šiauliai Art Gallery, Šiauliai (Lithuania)

2016 – The Body of the Letter, Sodų 4 project space, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2016 – Taken Territories, Nida Art Colony, Nida (Lithuania)

2014 - The Dark Side of The Story, Šiauliai Art Gallery, Šiauliai (Lithuania)

2014 – FreshFaced+WildEyed, The Photographers' Gallery, London (United Kingdom)

2014 – (De)Tour, Media Arts Festival ENTER'12, Šiauliai Art Gallery, Šiauliai (Lithuania)

2014 – The Dark Side of The Story, KKKC, Klaipėda (Lithuania)

2014 – The Curated Ego: What Makes a Good Selfie?, National Portrait Gallery, London (United Kingdom)

AWARDS/GRANTS

2020 – Nominated for Leica Oskar Barnack Award

2020 – Artist grant awarded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture 

2019 – Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP Studentship

2018 – Nominated for Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography

2018 – Artist grant awarded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture

2017 – Educational grant awarded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture

2017 – Nominated for Prix Pictet

2015 – Artist grant awarded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture

2014 – MA scholarship awarded by Goldsmiths, University of London (United Kingdom)

2014 – FreshFaced+WildEyed finalist, The Photographers’ Gallery, London (United Kingdom)

COMMISSIONS

2018 – The Flesh is Sad (installation), Boiler Room x Tinder event, 13th September, Bush Hall, London (United Kingdom), 21th August, SWG3, Glasgow (Scotland), 19th July, The Loco Klub, Bristol (United Kingdom)

COLLECTIONS

Lewben Art Foundation (Lithuania)

Private Collection (Austria)

Bibliography

PUBLICATIONS

2020 – Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė,  “Tyrėjas ir fotografas P.Petraitis – apie mašinų mikčiojimus ir norą izoliuoti technologinį trapumo momentą”, in: 15min.lt, 2020-12-10

2020 – Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė, “In love with the ____“, in: Sodų 4. Project Space: 2016-2019, ed.: Gabrielė Radzevičiūtė, Lina Rukevičiūtė, Vilnius: Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association, 2020

2017 – Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė, Bodies Inside Out, self-published, 2017

2016 – Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė, You Belong to Me, self-published, 2016

2016 – Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė, “Notes on Movement and Image“, in: Lithuanian Photography: Yesterday and Today '16, ed.: Virginijus Kinčinaitis, Vilnius: Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjunga, 2016

2015 – Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė, “Essay on Ina Jang”, in: Tjejland, Winter, 2015

2015 – Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė, “Essay on Marianne Bjornmyr”, in: Tjejland, Spring, 2015

BOOKS/CATALOGUES

2020 – Sodų 4. Project Space: 2016-2019, ed.: Gabrielė Radzevičiūtė, Lina Rukevičiūtė, Vilnius: Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association, 2020

2018 – Lithuanian Photography’18, ed.: Valentinas Klimašauskas, Vilnius: Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjunga, 2018 

2016 – Lithuanian Photography: Yesterday and Today '16, ed.: Virginijus Kinčinaitis, Vilnius: Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjunga, 2016

2015 – Lithuanian Photography: Yesterday and Today’15, Vilnius: Lietuvos fotomenininkų sąjunga, 2015

2014 – The Dark Side of the Story, catalogue, Klaipėda: Klaipėdos kultūrų komunikacijų centras, 2014

ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS

2020 – Katažyna Jankovska, “(In)human Feelings in (In)human Places”, in: Krantai, no. 2, 2020

2020 – Jogintė Bučinskaitė, “Solastalgija Geistės Marijos Kinčinaitytės parodoje ‘atvira erdvė, klostuota’ galerijoje ‘Vartai”, in: artnews.lt, 2020-03-11

2020 – Monika Krikštopaitytė, “Gaivalo jėga”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 9 (1330), 2020-03-06

2020 – Rūta Mikšionienė, “Londone gyvenanti lietuvė kuria išvirkščius peizažus“, in: lrytas.lt, 2020-02-11

2019 – Katažyna Jankovska and Maya Hristova, “New Generation of Lithuanian Artists”, in: EEP Berlin Mag, Vol. 1, 2019

2018 – Dovilė Lebrikaitė, “Londone kurianti menininkė Geistė Marija Kinčinaitytė stengiasi ištraukti žmones iš komforto zonos”, in: zmones.lt, 2018-11-26

2018 – Agnė Narušytė, “Visureigė fotografija”, in: 7 meno dienos, 2018-03-23

2018 – Jogintė Bučinskaitė, “Afrodiziakiškoji ‘le pli’. Paroda ‘Akys jautriausios raudonai’ ‘Sodų 4’ erdvėje”, in: artnews.lt, 2018-01-02

2017 – Paulius Andriuškevičius, “Extraterritorial Landscaping”, in: artandaustralia.com, 2017

2013 – “Graduate Projects”, in: British Journal of Photography, 2013-07, Vol. 160

 

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