Neda Naujokaitė Lithuanian, b. 2000
Neda Naujokaitė (b. 2000) is an artist of the young generation who graduated from the Kaunas Art Gymnasium and currently defended her Bachelor's degree in painting at the Vilnius Acadeher of Arts. In 2021-2022 - she Studied in the Netherlands, ArtEZ Acadeher, BEAR programme. Since 2016 she has participated in group exhibitions and projects. Since 2021 in projects with foreign artists. In 2022 she won the first prize in the Algimantas Švėgžda drawing competition, in the same year she became a finalist in XIV Young Painter Prize. In 2023 she had her first solo exhibition Inside / Outside at VDA Gallery Akdemija.
When Neda Naujokaitė chooses motifs in her work, she tries to combine static and dynamic, inside and outside, personal and impersonal images - clouds floating on the glass of a lonely car, light streaming through the windows of her grandmother's house, or images reflected inside a car on a sunny summer day, with highways, cars, and the landscape seen through the window of a train. Neda analyses how the chosen images and fragments speak about specific places and experiences. She emphasises the importance of lighting, reflections, or specific details of the environment, as well as immersion and change. Neda finds that these aspects activate consciousness and visual thinking and helps her to recall different places, their atmosphere and depth. This kind of representation creates an intertwined atmosphere of memory and experience. Meanwhile, using video footage and sound installations, Neda Naujokaitė tries to create a kind of cacophony, a mechanicalness, a speed, a movement and a dynamic of travelling from one point to the next, contrasting with the multilayered silence of painting.
born 2000 in Kaunas, Lithuania
Based in Vilnius
EDUCATION / RESIDENCIES
2019 – 2023 Studied in Vilnius Art Academy, Painting Department;
2021 – 2022 Studied at ArtEZ (BEAR), Arnhem, the Netherlands, an Erasmus+ exchange program; 2011 – 2019 Studied at Kaunas School of Art;
2023 – VDA Graduation Show "Inside / Outside", Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius;
2023 – Group exhibition "Ruja", Gallery spaces "Titanikas", Vilnius;
2023 – Solo exhibition "Inside / Outside", Galerija Akademija;
2022 – ArtEZ Responds #1 - The Fair, Dat Bolwerck, Zutphen, The Netherlands;
2022 – Finalist of the XIV Young Painter Prize, Vilnius Picture Gallery;
2022 – Group exhibition "Dabar", Vilnius Academy of Arts;
2022 – Algimantas Švėgžda drawing competition/exhibition "Pasaulio atradėjai" - 1st place, Galerija Akademija, Vilnius;
2021 – Finalist in Zabolis Art Prize;
2020 – Group exhibition "Po vieną", VDA Gallery "Tapybos koridorius", Vilnius;
2019 – Jasmina Cibic performance, After leaving ǀ Before Arriving, Vytautas the Great War Museum, 12th Kaunas Biennial;
2019 – Exhibition of graduation works, Faculty of Arts and Education, Kaunas College;
2018 – Group exhibition, plein air for the 55th anniversary of the M. K. Čiurlionis Memorial Museum, Druskininkai;
2016 – Group exhibition, Gallery "Balta", 70th anniversary of Kaunas School of Art;
Adomas Rybakovas „Thirst“ 〰 Neda Naujokaitė „Inside/ Outside“Part of VDA Graduation Show 2 - 10 Jun 2023We are always excited to find new talents in a broad and ever-changing art world. This time we present two young painters: Neda Naujokaitė and Adomas Rybakovas, defending their bachelor's degree in the Vilnius Academy of Arts painting departement, with their solo exhibitions: Neda Naujokaitė INSIDE / OUTSIDE “Inside /...
2023 – Taeho Choi, "Young Painter Prize:YPP", in: The Leaderpia Magazine, no. 192, 2023;
2022 – Vita Opolskytė, "Pasaulio atradėjai", in: Antitezė, 2022;