Ignas Krunglevičius Lithuanian, b. 1979


Ignas Krunglevičius (b. 1979) is a composer and visual artist with a BA and an MA in Composition Studies obtained from the Norwegian Music Academy. While most of his work consists of installations, video art and sculptures, the artist also works as composer, creates musical performances and actively participates in electronic/contemporary music festivals as well as film festivals.

Krunglevičius’s creative work is based on researching the interactions of existential realities generated by power, economy, nature, and global technological development, emphasising new technologies and their relation to the mechanisms of the human psyche. Through the use of sound, the artist alters the human perception of space and its semantics. Krunglevičius’s work is often based on group therapy sessions, documentary material from police interrogations and psychiatric interview manuals which he uses as a springboard. He then continues by combining sound, colour and texts to create certain situations meant to elicit empathy with the desired psychological state. The artist is also interested in the methods and systems used in society to control individuals and situations.

Ignas Krunglevičius’s works have been exhibited in both solo and group shows at the Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre (Lithuania), Ursula Blickle Stiftung (Germany), Oslo Kunstforening (Norway), and the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art (Poland), among other art institutions. Krunglevičius was awarded the Sparebankstiftelsen DnB NOR stipendutstilling Art Prize in 2009, and nominated for the Nam June Paik Award in 2010, which gave him the opportunity to organise an exhibition at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf. In 2009, his work was presented at the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Art Festival, where he received an honorary mention.


Born in 1979, Kaunas, Lithuania

Lives and works in Oslo, Norway



2020 – ARTICA residency, Svalbard (Norway)

2008-2010 – MA in Composition at Norwegian Music Academy 

2003-2007 – BA in Composition at Norwegian Music Academy


2022 – Acid Rain Echo, Vartai gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania) 

2022 - POSSESOR, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (Norway)

2021 – Iridescent, Henie Onstad Art Center (Norway) 

2018 – Thermo Bay, Lydgallerie, Bergen (Norway)

2017 – Soft Screen Alien, Kunsthall Oslo (Norway)

2015 – Private Syntax Virus, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2015 – Interrogation, Te Tuhi art gallery, Auckland (New Zealand)

2015 – Transparent, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo (Norway)

2013 – Derivatives, Møllebyen Litteraturfestival, Moss (Norway)

2011 – Attribution, Oslo Kunstforening (Norway)

2010 – Dissonance, Aando Fine Art, Berlin (Germany)


2023 - Just about in the Round, KAJE, Brooklyn, New York City (US)

2021 – Echopraxia (working title), Kunsthall Oslo (Norway), Autarkia, Vilnius (Lithuania) – forthcoming

2020 – Splitting the Atom, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2020 – I can’t breathe, video webseries, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo (Norway)

2020 – 24 from 84, Hartware Medien Kunst Verein, Dortmund (Germany)

2020 – Indivizijos, film screening, Lithuanian National Television (Lithuania)

2019 – Struer Tracks, Urban sound festival, Struer (Denmark)

2019 – I Hear Your Dream, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai (China)

2019 – Suddenly Gave The Effect of Sunlight, MELK gallery, Oslo (Norway)

2018 – Thailand Biennale, Krabi (Thailand)

2018 – XVII Century, Autarkia, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2018 – Common Front, Affectively, Nam June Paik Art Center, Giheung-gu (South Korea)

2018 – Le Murate, Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Florence (Italy)

2017 – The World Without Us: Narratives on the age of non-human actors, ICA Ljubliana (Slovenia)

2017 – Alien Matter, Transmediale, HKW, Berlin (Germany)

2017 – Innland, CCCOD, Tours (France)

2017 – Myths of The Marble, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Norway) and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (USA)

2016 – The World Without Us: Narratives on the age of non-human actors, Dortmunder U, Dortmund (Germany)

2016 – Aichi Triennale, Nagoya (Japan)

2016 – Rauma Biennale, Rauma (Finland)

2016 – Let's be open about it... Conceptualism, Dazibao, Montréal (Canada)

2015 – Between The Idea and Experience, 12th Havana Biennale, Havana (Cuba)

2015 – Soft City Malmö, Inter Arts Center, Malmö (Sweden)

2015 – His master's voice, La Panacée, Montpellier (France)

2015 – New acquisitions, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (Australia)

2014 – Soft city performance festival, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (Norway)

2014  Forms of Freedom, Architecture Biennale - La Biennale di Venezia, Nordic pavilion, Venice (Italy)

2014 – Crime in Art, Contemporary Art Museum, Krakow (Poland)

2014 – You imagine what you desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (Australia)

2013 – Nwuo, Høstutstillingen, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo (Norway)

2013 – Authority Killing, Norwegian Skulpture Biennale, Vigeland-museet, Oslo (Norway)

2013 – Young, Exquisite Corpse, Turku Biennale, Turku (Finland) 

2013 – His master's voice, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmunder U, Dortmund (Germany)

2011 – The Savage Transparency, YoungProjects at Art Platform LA, Los Angeles (USA)

2011 – Wilno w gdansku, Contemporary Art Centre, Gdansk (Poland)

2011 – More or Less, a few pockets universe, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki (Finland)

2010 – Nam June Paik Award, Museum Kunst Palats, Düsseldorf (Germany)

2010 – Lietuvos Dailė 2000 – 2010: Dešimt metų, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius           (Lithuania)

2009 – DnB NOR Stipend Exhibition, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo (Norway)

2009 – 26th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel (Germany)

2009 – Saison Vidéo, Lille Cedex (France)

2008 – TV-Love, Høstutstillingen, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo (Norway)

2008 – Listen, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2007 – CAC TV, TV1 Vilnius, television show, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2007 – Videoanale 11, Kunstmuseum, Bonn (Germany)

2006 – 101.3 KM: Kaunas and Vilnius artists exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2006 – Botschaften + Bring a friend, ATOPIA gallery, Oslo (Norway) 

2003 – 2SHOW: Young Art from Latvia and Lithuania, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2002 – ArtGENDA, Hamburg (Germany)

2001 – Mind Loop, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)


2019 – Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond – 2-year artist grant

2018 – Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond – 1-year artist grant

2017 – TONO Scholarship

2015 – TONO Scholarship

2015 – Statens Kunstnerstipend – 3-year working grant 

2014 – Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond - 1-year artist grant 

2012 – TONO scholarship

2012 – Komponistenes Vederlagsfond Scholarship 

2011 – Statens Kunstnerstipend – 3-year artist grant 

2010 – Statens Kunstnerstipend – Scholarship

2010 – Sparebankstiftelsen DnB NOR Scholarship

2010 – Nomination at Nam June Paik Award 2010 (Germany)

2009 – Main prize at DnB NOR Stipend Exhibition (Norway)

2009 – 26th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival Special Mention (Germany)

2005 – Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond – 1-year artist grant


Hamburger Bahnhof collection

Berlin State Museums, National Gallery (Germany) 

Art Gallery of South Australia (Australia)

Private collections



2020 – Ignas Krunglevičius, “Išorė, laikas ir gauja, in: artnews.lt”, 2020-05-19, 


2018 – Myths of The Marble, catalogue, ed.: Alex Klein, Milena Hoegsberg, Philadelphia: ICA Philadelphia, 2018

2016 – Aichi Triennale 2016Homo Faber: Rainbow Caravan, catalogue, Nagoya: Aichi Arts Center, 2016

2015 – Between the Idea and the Experience, catalogue, Havana, 2015

2015 – His Master’s Voice, catalogueMontpellier: Centre de culture contemporaine de la Ville de Montpellier, 2015

2014 – Crime in Art, catalogue, Krakow: Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, 2014

2014 – You Imagine what you desire, catalogueSydney, 2014

2013 – Norwegian sculpture biennale 2013, catalogue, Oslo, 2013

2011 – Am Ende war das Wort, catalogue, Frankfurt: Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, 2011

2010 – Contemporary Art from Lithuania, catalogue, Frankfurt am Main: European Central Bank, 2010

2009 –26th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, catalogue, Kassel: Grafische Werkstatt, 2009

2009 – Saison Video 2009 #33, catalogue, Liège: SNEL Grafics, 2009

2007 – Tempo Skien, catalogue, Skien: Telemark Kunstnersenter, 2007

2007 – Videonale 11, catalogue, Bonn: Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2007

2006 – Self-Objects, catalogue, Vilnius: The Lithuanian National Museum of Art, 2006

2006 – 101,3 KM, catalogue, Vilnius: Contemporary Art Centre, 2006

2003 – 2 Show. Young Art From Latvia And Lithuania, catalogue, Vilnius: Contemporary Art Centre, 2006


2020 – Linara Dovidaitytė, “Apie atominę vaizduotę. Paroda ‘Dalelių skilimas”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 35 (1356), 2020-10-16 

2016 – Neringa Černiauskaitė, “Tikrovių neatitikimai. Pokalbis su Ignu Krunglevičium”, in: artnews.lt, 2016-04-30 

2016 – Tautvydas Bajarkevičius, “Šriftas, sintaksė, kompozicija ir infrastruktūra. Interviu su Ignu Krunglevičiumi”, in: MIC.lt, 2016-03-11

2015 – Jolanta Marcišauskytė-Jurašienė, “Vaizduote infekuotos smegenys”, in: 7 meno dienos, 2015-05-01 

2015 – Eglė Juocevičiūtė, “Sexy structure. Igno Krunglevičiaus paroda ‘Privatus sintaksės virusas’ galerijoje ‘Vartai”, in: artnews.lt, 2015-05-18

2014 – Ayatgali Tuleubek, “Dark Pool: pokalbis su Ignu Krunglevičium”, in: artnews.lt, 2014-10-20