Donata Minderytė (b. 1991, Lithuania) is an artist currently living and working in Vilnius. She graduated from the Painting Department of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, obtaining an MA in 2016. Using the concept of visual translation, Minderytė analyzes significant changes in an image as it is transferred from one medium to another. Donata Minderytė has held solo exhibitions at the Vartai Gallery and Gallery Meno Niša in Vilnius and participated in multiple group shows in Lithuania, Austria and the UK. She is currently also enrolled in an Art PhD programme at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Her works have been included in various museum collections, such as Kiasma (Helsinki), MOCAK (Krakow), Lewben Art Foundation (Vilnius), and Mo Museum (Vilnius).


In her work, Donata Minderytė focuses on what is to be avoided in linguistic translation - moving away from the original, fading the initial meaning and altering the message. Minderytė uses photography or stills from daily life videos as a tool of memory. She translates these images into the medium of painting by creating a representation of visual entropy. Captured in paint, the images lose detail, intensity and contrast, thus leaving an interpretive space for translation. The finished painting is hardly an accurate representation of the moment that it was inspired by: deliberate translational error becomes a generalised substitute of a past event, but not its representation. The narrative of the past is replaced by new visual information that pops up, transforms, fades and dwindles to such a degree that it can become unrecognisable. A bleached painting style for Minderytė becomes an artistic method to speak about herself, one’s memory and the latter’s inevitability to become faded past.


Born 1991 in Vilnius, Lithuania

Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania



2016 – Enrolled in Art PhD program since 2016, Vilnius Academy of Arts

2014-2016 – Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Painting, Master of Fine Arts

2010-2014 – Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Painting, Bachelor of Fine Arts


2019 – Translation Error, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2016 – Memory Gene, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2016 – Suitable Circumstances, Gallery Meno Niša, Vilnius (Lithuania)


2020 – Spectrum, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2020 – Menas be stogo, Vilnius city (Lithuania)

2020 – Kontr-argumentas III, Gallery Meno parkas, Kaunas (Lithuania) 

2019 – Carnival, Pamėnkalnio Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2018 – Mokslas ir gyvenimas, Titanikas, Vilnius (Lithuania) 

2018 – Tapybos maršrutizatoriai, Vilnius public transport (Lithuania)

2017 – Viennacontemporary Art Fair, Marx Halle, Vienna (Austria)

2017 – Summer Show, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2017 – Imago Mundi, Project "10 x 12, Gallery Meno parkas, Kaunas, (Lithuania)

2016 – Laiko vaizdų gaudytojai. (Trys scenarijai), Gallery Meno parkas, Kaunas (Lithuania)

2016 – Wundercameraden, Gallery Meno forma, Kaunas (Lithuania)

2016 – Parallel Vienna, Vienna Contemporary Art Exhibition, Vienna (Austria)

2016 – 38. Duisburger Akzente, Culture festival, Duisburg (Germany)

2016 – Belvedere, Gallery Meno forma, Kaunas (Lithuania)

2016 – Videofest/Terrortory, Studium P Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania) 

2015 – Kartos (nesi)kartoja (antrą kartą), Gallery Meno forma, Kaunas (Lithuania)

2015 – Šventė, Šv. Jono Gallery, Kaunas (Lithuania)

2015 – International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius'15, LITEXPO, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2014 – Kartos (nesi)kartoja, Gallery Meno forma, Kaunas (Lithuania)

2014 – Kosminė odisėja/Performanso labaratorija, Titanikas, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2014 – Meno celės, Titanikas, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2014 – Screenings weekend: Points of You, Gallery Centrala, Birmingham (United Kingdom)

2013 – Jaunieji. Žalia sąmonė - 3 arba kaip nesikartoja istorija, Gallery Meno parkas, Kaunas (Lithuania)


Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA (Finland)

Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAK (Poland)

Private collections

Art Fairs