Adomas Rybakovas Lithuanian, b. 2021


Adomas Rybakovas (b. 2001), an artist of the younger generation. After graduating from the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts, he took up the VDA's degree programme in painting at VDA in 2019. In 2021 - 2022 Adomas Rybakovas studied at the State Academy of Arts in Stuttgart. Since then, the artist has been participating in group exhibitions in Lithuania and Germany. In 2022 he won the Zabolis Art Prize and entered the final round of the XIV Young Painter Prize.


Adomas Rybakovas collects images from the internet and other sources of information. He edits, cuts, manipulates and combines this material with his collected images from everyday life. Adomas Rybakovas is interested in the theories of crowd psychology, neo-tribal experience, alexithymia and public opinion. The artist searches for a balance between aggression and pleasure, investigates the causes of impulsive, borderline human behaviour, the motives of desires and the need for alternative, perhaps even ecstatic states. Adomas compares all this with his personal experiences. In his paintings, the artist experiments with the possibilities of the medium to physically influence the viewer.


Born 2001 in Vilnius, Lithuania

Based in Vilnius




2019 - 2023 - Bachelor's Degree in Painting at Vilnius Art Academy;

2021 - 2022 - Erasmus+ exchange programme at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (class of Cordula Güdemann, taught by Ivan Zozulya and Alessia Schuth);

2007 - 2019 - M. K. Čiurlionis National Art School;




2023 - VDA Graduation Show exhibition "Thirst", Galerija Vartai, Vilnius;

2023 - Group exhibition "Ruja", Titanikas Exhibition Space, Vilnius;

2023 - Finalist of the Zabolis Art Prize, Riga, Lithuania;

2022-2023 - Finalist of the XIV Young Painter Prize;

2022 - Group exhibition "Dabar", VDA, Vilnius;

2022 - Group exhibition "Matavimai ir vizijos", Vilnius City Hall;

2022 - Yearly exhibition Rundgang, ABK Stuttgart, Germany;

2022 - JCDecaux and Vilnius City Council project "Menas be stogo";

2022 - Group exhibition "LOOTBOX", Kultur Am Kelterberg Vaihingen, Germany;

2022 - First prize at the Zabolis Art Prize;

2022 - Group exhibition "Süße Stückchen" Kunstverein Böblingen, Germany;

2021 - 2022 - Group project graphic portfolio "Zart Bitter" ABK Stuttgart, Germany;

2021 - Finalist Zabolis Art Prize;

2021 - 2022 - Group retrospective and survey exhibition "Tradicija ir kaita" at Titanikas exhibition space, Vilnius;

2020 - Group exhibition of paintings "Po vieną" at the gallery space "Tapybos koridorius", VDA, Vilnius;