Žilvinas Kempinas Lithuanian, b. 1969


Žilvinas Kempinas (b. 1969, Lithuania) is an artist currently living and working in New York. He obtained a BA in Painting Studies at the Vilnius Academy of Art in 1993, later completing an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies at the Hunter College, City University of New York. Kempinas is known for employing non-traditional materials to create active and dynamic artwork mostly consisting of installations, kinetic or minimalistic sculptures and optical art.

Immediately after graduating, Žilvinas Kempinas was assessed as an artist whose work is based on ingenious ideas, creative strategies and innovative materials at the time. The precise and meditative stylistic integrity of his works is visible to this day, from the artist’s earliest to his most recent practice. In many of his works, Kempinas uses his signature material, unwound magnetic tape, which affects the viewer through different senses. The artist’s use of the natural laws, air fan winds and gravitation can be perceived as a certain expansion of the field of sculpture. At the same time, his mathematical approach, highlighting the accuracy, detail and fragility of the objects created does not neglect poeticism, the relationships between the viewers, spaces and the objects, and the delicate balance between matter and consciousness. Kempinas’s thoughtful creative solutions and the employment of quality materials are inseparable from the artist’s life context and testify to the uniqueness of his artistic approach.

Žilvinas Kempinas won the Lithuanian National Culture and Arts Prize in 2012 for a powerful and convincing minimalist language of contemporary art and its international resonance. His most important solo exhibitions were held in New York, Paris, Vienna, Basel, Düsseldorf, Reykjavik, Birmingham and many other cities. Kempinas’s exhibitions frequently receive attention from the media around the world. He is an active participant in group exhibitions and biennales such as the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art or Manifesta 7. In 2007, the artist also received the Calder Prize and in 2009 represented Lithuania at the 53rd Venice Biennale where the Lithuanian exposition was prepared by the Vartai Gallery.


Born 1969 in Plunge, Lithuania

Lives and works in New York, USA



2017 - Dartmouth College (USA) 

2008 - Atelier Calder (France)

1998-2002 - Combined Media (MFA) from City University of New York, Hunter College (USA)

1987-1993 - Painting (BFA) from Vilnius Academy of Arts


2021 -Analog, bitforms gallery, New York

2019 - Zilvinas Kempinas & Justė Janulytė: SKYCITY, WAVES, Gaida Contemporary Music Festival, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 - Zilvinas Kempinas, Liberté! Saison Culturelle 2019, Chapelle du Crous, Bordeaux (France)

2018 - Zilvinas KempinasHerron School of Art + Design, Indiana University, Indianapolis (USA)

2017 - Zilvinas Kempinas, Dartmouth College, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hanover (USA)

2016 - Zilvinas Kempinas, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2016 - Tube, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn (Austria)

2016 - Zilvinas Kempinas, IKON Gallery, Birmingham (United Kingdom)

2015 - Zilvinas Kempinas, Santorini Arts Factory, Santorini (Greece)

2015 - Zilvinas Kempinas, Leme Gallery, São Paulo (Brazil)

2015 - Airborne, Lio Malca Gallery, New York City (USA)

2014 - Fifth Wall, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle The Budapest Hall of Art, Budapest (Hungary)

2014 - Scarecrow, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City (USA)

2013 - Fountains, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik (Iceland)

2013 - Darkroom, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (Germany)

2013 - Slow Motion, Museum Tinguely, Basel (Switzerland)

2012 - Zilvinas Kempinas, Leme Gallery, São Paulo (Brazil)

2011 - Lucid Dream, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris (France)

2011 - Still, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (Russia)

2011 - Vartai 20 Years: Zilvinas Kempinas, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2011 - Zilvinas Kempinas, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris (France)

2010 - Ballroom, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York City (USA)

2010 - Airborne, AV Festival, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays (United Kingdom)

2010 - Zilvinas Kempinas, Leme Gallery, São Paulo (Brazil)

2009 - 53rd International Art Exhibition, The Venice Biennale, Venice (Italy)

2008 - Zilvinas Kempinas, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (Austria)

2008 - Zilvinas Kempinas, Galerie des Franciscains & Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire (France)

2008 - Open Studio, Atelier Calder, Saché (France)

2007 - Parallels/Flying Tape, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2007 - White Noise, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City (USA)

2006 - Flying Tape, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (France)

2006 - Columns/Bike Messenger, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City (USA)

2004 - Flying Tape, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City (USA)

2003 - Still and 186 000 mi/s, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center MoMA PS1, New York City (USA)

1996 - The New Year of King Nebuchadnezzar, (site specific installation), Vilnius (Lithuania)

1996 - Portraits-Fossils, Jutempus Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1994 - Painting from Nature, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)


2020 - Spectrum, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 - The Origin of Species: 1990s DNA, Mo Museum, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 - Worlds in Motion, Collection Presentation, Mudam Luxembourg Musée d'Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean (The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art), Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)

2019 - Negative Space, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (Germany)

2019 - Between Us, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz (Germany)

2019 - magnetic_T, New Media Gallery, New Westminster (Canada)

2019 - EXTENSION. LT: Parallel Narratives, Triumph Gallery, Moscow (Russia)

2018 - Action-Reaction, 100 Years of Kinetic Art, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam (Netherlands)

2018 - Floating Infinity. Žilvinas Kempinas - Attila Csörgő - Miklós Erdély, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (Hungary)

2018 - Re: Work, The Holden Gallery, Manchester School of Art, Manchester (United Kingdom)

2016 - Calder Prize, Pace London, London (United Kingdom)

2016 - Se souvenir des Belles Choses, Musée régional d'art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan (France)

2016 - Zilvitis, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2016 - Sculpture by the Sea: Cottesloe, Cottesloe Beach (Australia)

2016 - Le temps de l'audace et de l'engagement - de leur temps, Contemporary Art Institute Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon (France)

2016 - Laboratoires de l'art, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris (France)

2016 - Set in Motion, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth (New Zealand)

2016 - Hopla Boom!  Art Contemporain, Le Bel Ordinaire espace d'art contemporain, Billière (France)

2015 - Walk The Line: New Paths in Drawing, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (Germany)

2015 - Sculpture by the Sea: Aarhus, Aarhus Bay (Denmark)

2015 - Concretely more space, Kunsthalle Osnabrüuck, Museum of Cultural History, Felix Nussbaum Haus, and public spaces, Osnabruck (Germany)

2015 - Invento: As Revoluções que nos Inventaram, Oca, Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo (Brazil)

2015 - The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (Australia)

2015 - First cut, TEBA Factory, Arad (Romania)

2015 - Sculpture by the Sea: Bondi, Bondi Beach (Australia)

2014 - Sublime, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland (Australia)

2014 - Face a Face, Festival Les échappées belles, Alençon (France)

2014 - The Disappearance Of The Fireflies, Prison Sainte Anne, Avignon (France)

2014 - Inversion. Evil Goods, Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2014 - The Shine, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2014 - On What There Might Not Be / Acerca De Lo Que Podría No Ser, MARSO Gallery, Mexico City (Mexico)

2014 - Solides Fragiles, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean (The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art), Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)

2013 - Film As Sculpture / Sculpture As Film, Wiels, Brussels (Belgium)

2013 - Antigravity, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota (Japan)

2013 - Dynamo, Grand Palais National Galleries, Paris (France)

2013 - Slow Burn, Railway Zone Tilburg, Tilburg (The Netherlands)

2013 - Pattern: Follow The Rules, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (USA)

2013 - Turbulences II, Collaboration with L'Esapce Culturel Louis Vuitton, Foundation Boghossian/Villa Empain, Brussels (Belgium)

2013 - Part of a Larger Whole. Lithuanian Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2013 - Projections, Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d' Olonne (France)

2013 - Théâtre du Monde, La Maison Rouge, Paris (France)

2013 - De Leur Temps: 4 Nantes, Le hangar à Bananes Galerie, Nantes (France)

2013 - Mindwalk, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2012 - Moving is Living, Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk, Poznan (Poland)

2012 - Prestige (Phantasmagoria of our times), Klaipeda Culture Communication Center, Klaipeda (Lithuania)

2012 - Sculpture Is Everything: Contemporary Works From the Collection, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland (Australia)

2012 - Silence, FRAC Basse-Normandie, Normandie (France)

2012 - Lexus Hybrid Art 2012, ARTPLAY Design Center, Moscow (Russia)

2012 - Masterpieces of the Yvon Lambert Collection, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Avignon (France)

2012 - Turbulences, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (France)

2012 - Exhibition of the permanent collection (from 1960 to present), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France)

2012 - Tapis Volants (Flying Carpets), French Academy in Rome, Rome (Italy)

2012 - Pink Caviar, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (Denmark)

2012 - Oh, You Mean Cellophane and All that Crap, A Calder Foundation project, The McKittrick Hotel, New York City (USA)

2012 - Performing Abstraction, Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo (Brazil)

2012 - The EXIT Festival, Creteil (France)

2012 - Festival Via 2012, Maubeuge (France)

2012 - Beaufort 04, Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea, multiple cities (Belgium)

2012 - Lightness? Maison Particulière, Brussels (Belgium)

2012 - Trait Papier, Musee des Beaux Arts de la Chaux-de-Fonds, Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland)

2012 - Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2012, Niigata (Japan)

2011 - Exhibition of the permanent collection (from 1960 to present), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France)

2011 - Nuit Blanche Paris 2011 (Paris White Night), Paris (France)

2011 - 1.2 Volume, Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City (Mexico)

2011 - Our Magic Hour, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama (Japan)

2011 - Number Five: Cities Of Gold And Mirrors, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf (Germany)

2011 - The Matter Of Air, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (Australia)

2011 - Play Time, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York City (USA)

2011 - Who Runs The Space Now? ECOH Gallery, Mexico City and Neue Galerie, Switzerland, Mexico City

2011 - ...so beautiful, NKV Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden (Germany)

2011 - Höhenrausch 2 (Thrill of the Heights 2), Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich, Linz (Austria)

2011 - Parcours Formes Olympiques, Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art, Villeneuve-d'Ascq (France)

2010 - On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York City (USA)

2010 - I Believe in Miracles: 10th anniversary of the Lambert Collection, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Avignon (France)

2010 - Mostre in Corso. Spheres 2010, GALLERIA CONTINUA/ Le Moulin de Boissy, Boissy-le-Châtel (France)

2010 - Sarabande. Zilvinas Kempinas and Deimantas Narkevicius, FRAC - Basse-Normandie, Caen (France)

2010 - City Without Walls - Vilnius, 6th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (United Kingdom)

2010 - Lithuanian Art 2000-2010: ten years, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2010 - Contemporary Art from Lithuania, European Central Bank, Frankfurt (Germany)

2010 - Sketches of Space, The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)

2010 - From Artists' Workshops, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2010 - Listen to your eyes, 49 Nord 6 Est FRAC Lorraine, Metz (France)

2010 - Transmediale.10 - Future Obscura, House of World Cultures, Berlin (Germany)

2009 - Locus Solus, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris (France)

2009 - Fall In/Fall Out, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto (Canada)

2009 - ZEROplus, 401 contemporary, Berlin (Germany)

2009 - Go East II, The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)

2009 - Nightmare Full of Things Unspeakable, Concept V, New York City (USA)

2009 - Das Fundament der Kunst - Die Skulptur und ihr Sockel seit Alberto Giacometti, Städtischen Museen Heilbronn, Heilbronn (Germany)

2009 - The Immediate Future, Lunds Konsthall Art Gallery, Lund (Sweden)

2009 - Espèces d'espaces, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York City (USA)

2009 - We Go Round in Circles at Night, Château de Rochechouart, Rochechouart (France)

2008 - NOW JUMP, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul (Korea)

2008 - New Work: Zilvinas Kempinas, Alyson Shotz, Mary Temple, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (USA)

2008 - Go East, The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)

2008 - MANIFESTA 7, Bolzano (Italy)

2008 - Permutations, Musée de Valence art et archéologie, Valence (France)

2008 - + De Réalité, Nantes School of Art, Nantes (France)

2008 - MANIF D'ART 4: La Biennale en Art Actuel de Quebec, Quebec City (Canada)

2007 - Collected Visions: Modern and Contemporary Works from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Pera Museum, Istanbul (Turkey)

2007 - Voyage Intérieur, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier (France)

2007 - StereoVision: From 2D to 3D, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa (Florida)

2007 - The Last Seduction: A Welcome Surrender to Beauty, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago (USA)

2007 - Château de Tokyo/Tokyo Redux, Centre International d'art et du paysage de l'île de Vassivière, Beaumont-du-Lac (France)

2007 - Ready-Made, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York City (USA) 

2006 - Les Fils de Marcel, Centre regional d'art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète (France)

2006 - Hapax, Aperto, Montpellier (France)

2005 - Red, White, Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City (USA)

2005 - Works on Paper, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City (USA)

2002 - MFA Thesis Show, Time Square Gallery, New York City (USA)

1999 - Prague Quadrennial 1999, Prague (Czech Republic)

1999 - Lithuanian Art 1989 -1999, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1998 - After Painting, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1997 - Footnotes, Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1996 - Holy Lie (press project), Vilnius (Lithuania)

1995 - Whales Stomach, (site specific installation), Vilnius (Lithuania)

1995 - Recent Documents, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago (USA)

1994 - Lithuania Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1994 - For Beauty, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1993 - Kultr, Gallery ARKA, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1992 - Good Evils, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1992 - Advent Bunch, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)


2017 - Artist in Residence, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire (USA)

2016 - Sculpture by the Sea: Cottesloe EY People's Choice Prize, Cottesloe Beach (Australia)

2016 - Sculpture by the Sea: Cottesloe Kids' Choice Prize, Cottesloe Beach (Australia)

2012 - Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2007 - Calder Prize and Atelier Calder Residency Award, Sachè (France)

1998 - Kristoforas Award for Best Drama Theater Stage Design, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1994 - Akademie Schloss Solitude Grant, Stuttgart (Germany)

1994 - Westerly Trust Grant, London (United Kingdom)


Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France)

Collection Lambert, Museum of Contemporary Art, Avignon (France)

Credit Agricole Art Collection, Paris (France)

JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York (United States)

Lewben Art Foundation, Vilnius (Lithuania)

Lio Malca Collection, New York (United States)

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk (Denmark)

MUDAM Musée d'art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art), Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)

Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania (Australia)

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (Canada)

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (Australia)

Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland (Australia)

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami (USA)

Art Fairs

2017 - Arterritory, interview with Odrija Fišere 

2017 - Laima Kreivytė, Žilvinas Kempinas, Žilvinas Kempinas: Catching the Invisible Waves, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 2017

2016 - Jessica Holmes, Žilvinas Kempinas, Žilvinas Kempinas, Birmingham: Ikon, 2016

2016 - Thomas Häusle, Roland Wetzel, Gerald Matt, Žilvinas Kempinas, TUBE, Dornbrin: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2016

2014 - Žilvinas Kempinas, Scarecrow, Long Island City: Socrates Publishing, 2014

2013 - Žilvinas Kempinas, Kęstutis Šapoka, Karine Tissot, Roland Wetzel, Slow Motion, Basel: Cristoph Merian Verlag, 2013 

2009 - Alfonsas Andriuškevičius, Laima Kreivytė, Veronica Roberts, Malcolm Miles, Žilvinas Kempinas, Žilvinas Kempinas: Tube Catalogue for the Lithuanian Pavilion 53rd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Vilnius: VARTAI gallery, 2009

2009 - Daniel Marzona, Synne Genzmer, Žilvinas Kempinas, Zilvinas Kempinas, Dornbrin: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2009


2019 - Between Us, ed.: Stefanie Böttcher, Honne Dohrmann, Florian Jenett, Mainz: Distanz, 2019

2018 - Catalogue de la Collection du Frac Normandie Caen, ed.: Valérie Da Costa, Alice Laguarda, Cécile Bourne-Farrell, Paris: Éditions Dilecta, 2018

2017 - Readdressed 2.  Lithuanian and Litvak Graphics, Sculpture, Photography, Contemporary Art in the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation, ed.: Rasa Andriušytė-Žukienė, Vilnius: Lewben Art Foundation, Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation, 2017

2016 - Adam Jasper, "Zilvinas Kempinas and Aby Warburg's Nymphs", in: Set in Motion: Rebecca Baumann, Žilvinas Kempinas, Len Lye, Taree Mackenzie, Ross Manning, ed.: Sarah Wall, New Plymouth: Govett-Brewster Art, 2016

2016 - Laboratoires de l'art, catalogue, Paris: Hermann, 2016

2016 - Sculpture by the sea Twelfth Annual Exhibition, catalogue, Perth, 2016

2016 - The Calder Prize 2005 - 2015, catalogue, London: Pace London, 2016

2015 - Invento: As Revoluções Que Nos Inventaram, catalogue, ed.: Joshua Decter, Sao Paulo, 2015

2015 - Sculpture by the sea, catalogue, Aarhus, 2015

2015 - Walk The Line: Neue Wege der Zeichnung, catalogue, ed.: Ralf Beil, Holger Broeker, Wolfsburg: Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 2015

2013 - Antigravity, catalogue, ed.: Hiroshi Yoshioka, Toyota: Toyota Municipal Museum of Art and Seigensha, 2013

2013 - Aline Cochard, "Žilvinas Kempinas", in: Dynamo: un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l'art 1913-2013, ed.: Serge Lemoine, Aline Cochard, Paris: RMN, 2013

2013 - Projections: vers d'autres mondes, catalogue, Les Sables d'Alene: Musèe de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix, 2013

2013 - Turbulences II, catalogue, Brussels: Boghossian Foundation, 2013

2012 - Beaufort beeldenboek 01, 02, 03, 04, Ghent, 2012

2012 - Flying Carpets, catalogue, Rome: Drago, 2012

2012 - Prestige: Phantasmagoria Now, catalogue, Klaipėda: Klaipėdos kultūrų komunikacijų centras, 2012

2012 - Suhanya Raffel, "Zilvinas Kempinas: On Sculpture", catalogue, in: Sculpture Is Everything: Contemporary Works from the Collection, Queensland: Gallery of Modern Art, 2012

2012 - Trait Papier, un essai sur le dessin contemporain, catalogue, Geneva: Musée des beaux-arts, 2012

2012 - Turbulences, catalogue, Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2012

2012 - Yokohama Triennale 2011 Document, Tokyo, 2012

2011 - Höhenrausch.2: Brücken im Himmel, catalogue, ed.: Martin Sturm, Vienna, 2011

2011 - The Matter of Air, catalogue, Melbourne: Fitzroy, 2011

2011 - Who Runs The Space Now?, catalogue, Mexico City, 2011

2011 - Yokohama Triennale 2011. Our Magic Hour: How Much of the World Can We Know?, catalogue, Yokohama, 2011

2010 - Raúl Zamudio, Laura Rutkutė, City Without Walls. 2010 Liverpool Biennial, catalogue, 2010

2010 - Contemporary Art From Lithuania, catalogue, Frankfurt am Main, 2010

2010 - Futurity Now!, catalogue, Berlin, 2010

2010 - Lithuanian Art 2000 - 2010: Ten Years, catalogue, ed.: Linara Dovydaitytė, Renata Dubinskaitė, Asta Vaičiulytė, Vilnius: Contemporary Art Centre, 2010

2010 - On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, catalogue, ed.: David Frankel, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2010

2009 - +de realité, catalogue, Paris, 2009

2009 - Das Fundament der Kunst. Die Skulptur und ihr Sockel in der Moderne, catalogue, Heilbronn, 2009

2009 - Den omedelbar framtiden: Manon de Boer, Zilvinas Kempinas, Melvin Moti, catalogue, Lund: Lunds konsthall, 2009

2009 - Žilvinas Kempinas: Tube: Lithuanian Pavilion, 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, catalogue, ed.: Mark Orange, Laura Rutkutė, Laima Kreivytė, Vilnius: Galerija Vartai, 2009

2009 - Fare mondi: 53. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, catalogue, Venice, 2009

2009 - "Žilvinas Kempinas", in: Now Jump: Inaugural Festival of the Nam June Paik Art Center, catalogue, Nam June Paik Art Center: Yongin, 2009

2009 - Romantische Maschinen. Kinestische Kunst der Gegenwart, catalogue, ed.: Marc Wellmann, Berlin: Georg-Kolbe-Museum, 2009

2008 - Žilvinas  Kempinas, catalogue, Kunsthalle Wien, ed.: Gerald Matt, Vienna, 2008

2008 - Permutations/40 artistes 01 musée vide, catalogue, Valence: Musée des beaux-arts et d'archéologie, 2008

2007 - Collected Visions: Modern and Contemporary Works from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, catalogue, Istanbul: Pera Museum, 2007

2007 - Interviews 2, ed.: Gerald Matt, Cologne : Walther König, 2007

2005 - Erika Grigoravičienė, "Kartotė be pirmavaizdžio: referentinio sąlyčio paradigma", in: Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis 39, Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 2005

2002 - Lietuvos dailės istorija, ed.: Alfonsas Andriuškevičius, Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 2002

1999 - Lithuanian Art 1989-1999: The Ten Years, catalogue, ed.: Kęstutis Kuizinas, Lolita Jablonskienė, Vilnius: Contemporary Art Centre, 1999

1999 - Prague Quadrennial 1999: 9th International Exhibition of Stage Design and Theatre Architecture, catalogue, Prague, Prague 1999

1998 - Alfonsas Andriuškevičius, 72 lietuvių dailininkai - apie dailę, Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 1998

1998 - After Painting, catalogue, ed.: Lolita Jablonskienė, Vilnius: Contemporary Art Centre, 1998

1997 - Alfonsas Andriuškevičius, Lietuvių dailė: 1975 - 1995, Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 1997

1997 - Footnotes: Contemporary Art from Lithuania, catalogue, Reykjavik: Kjarvalsstaðir, Listasafn Reykjavikur, 1997

1995 - Lithuanian Art, catalogue, Vilnius: Contemporary Art Centre, 1995

1995 - For Beauty, catalogue, Vilnius: Contemporary Art Centre, 1995

1995 - Recent Documents: New tendencies in Lithuanian Art, catalogue, Chicago, 1995


2017 - Neringa Černiauskaitė, "Reviews.  Zilvinas Kempinas", in: Artforum, 2017-04

2017 - Odrija Fišere, "The process itself becomes an art piece: An interview with Lithuanian artist Žilvinas Kempinas", in: Arterritory, 2017-18-01 

2016 - Lizzie Lloyd, "Reviews Exhibitions. Zilvinas Kempinas", in: Art Monthly, Nr. 401, 2016-11

2014 - Faye Hirsch, "Previews. Forces of Nature: Zilvinas Kempinas", in: Art in America, 2014-05-09

2010 - Eleanor Heartney, "Žilvinas Kempinas", in: Art in America, 2010-11-06

2010 - Ben Davis, "Roll Tape", in: artnet, 2010-09-28

2009 - Neringa Černiauskaitė, "Žilvinas Kempinas", in: Flash Art International, no. 269, 2009

2009 - Laura Mclean-Ferris, "Caught on Tape", in: Art Review, 2009

2009 - Peter Simpson, "'Double O' Is the New Conceptual Jewel in the National Gallery's Crown", in: Ottawa Citizen, 2009-09-21

2009 - Franz Thalmair, "Žilvinas Kempinas", in: Kunstforum, vol. 195, 2009

2009 - Selina Ting, "Žilvinas Kempinas on Sculpture, Sensation, Space and Time", in: initiArt Magazine, 2009-09-16

 2008 - Frédéric Bonnet, "Paroles d'Artistes. Žilvinas Kempinas", in: Le Journal des Arts, no. 285, 2008-07-02

2008 - Matthias Dusini, "Mondspaziergang mit Magnetbändern", in: Falter, no. 44, 2008-10-31

2008 - Anne Katrin Fessler, "Magnetband tanz zum Surren von Ventilatoren", in: Der Standard, 2008-11-03

2008 - Kinga German, "Die Magie des langweiligen Raums", in: Badisches Tagblatt, 2008-12-17

2008 - Veronica Roberts, "Interview with Žilvinas Kempinas", in: Museo Magazine, vol. 10, 2008

2008 - Nicole Scheyerer, "27 Kilometer Band, 10.000 Nägel", in: Die Presse, 2008-12-06

2008 - Edith Schlocker, "Video-bänder, die Tanzen können", in: Tiroler Tageszeitung, 2008-11- 06

2008 - "Le prix Calder, tremplin d'artistes", in: Pratique des Arts, no. 81, 2008

2007 - Michael Amy, "Žilvinas Kempinas at Spencer Brownstone", in: Art in America, 2007

2007 - Raminta Jurėnaitė, "Tiršta tuštuma", in: Kultūros Barai, no.10, 2007

2007 - Linda Lee, "The Action at the Fairs", in: Florida InsideOut, 2007

2007 - Alfred Pacquement, "Art Basel Miami Beach: Le rendez-vous de tout les excès", in: Le Journal des Arts, no. 250, 2007-01-05

2007 - Mark Rappolt, "Žilvinas Kempinas. Future Greats: 25 Artists You Need To Know", in: Art Review, 2007

2006 - Christopher Mason, "The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse", in: Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine, 2006

2006 - Roberta Smith, "Art in Review;  Žilvinas Kempinas", in: The New York Times, 2006-02-10

2003 - Daniel Kuntz, "Confusion in Diversity", in: The New York Sun, 2003-05-22