SetP Stanikas Lithuanians, b. 1961 and 1962

Overview

Svajonė Stanikienė (b. 1961, Lithuania) lives between Paris and Vilnius. In 1987 she graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts obtaining a degree in ceramics. Since 1991 Svajonė is a member of Lithuanian Artists’ Association. In addition to that, from 2004 she became a member of Lithuanian Photographers’ Association. Between 2003 and 2004 she taught in Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, France. In 2005 lectured in London Goldsmiths College and from 2013 until 2014 - in Ecole supérieure d‘art des Rocailles in Biarritz, France.

Paulius Stanikas (b. 1962, Lithuania) also lives between Paris and Vilnius. In 1985 he graduated from Vilnius University obtaining a degree in economics. Since 1991 Paulius is a member of Lithuanian Artists’ Association and as of 2004 he is a member of Lithuanian Photographers’ Association. Between 2003 and 2004 he taught in Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, France. In 2005 he lectured at London Goldsmiths College and from 2013 until 2014 in Ecole supérieure d‘art des Rocailles in Biarritz, France.

The duo's work is often described as controversial - it is abundant of themes like eroticism, death, aggression, through which allegorical, associative stories are told. Artists began their creative journey by making sculptures, and over time started combining them with drawings and photographs, in which they often pose, thus creating a greater effect - causing shock, psychological discomfort to the viewer. SetP Stanikas are participating in shows since 1988 and are one of the most active Lithuanian artists, their creative collaboration spanning for more than three decades. They have represented Lithuania in the world's most prestigious exhibitions and projects, like international Venice, Liverpool, Moscow and Beijing Biennales, the Pompidou center and world renowned galleries such as “Vu” in Paris and “White Box“ gallery in New York. After success in Venice Biennale, SetP Stanikas were invited to lecture in prestigious French contemporary art school Studio national des arts contemporains.

 

Paulius Stanikas (b. 1962, Lithuania) also lives between Paris and Vilnius. In 1987 graduated from Vilnius University in industrial planning. Since 1991 Paulius is a member of Lithuanian Artists’ Association. Since 2004 is a member of Lithuanian Art Photographers’ Association. Between 2003 and 2004 taught in La Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France. In 2005 lectured in London Goldsmiths College. From 2013 to 2014 lectured in Ecolle supérieure d‘art des Rocailles, Biarritz, France.

 

SetP Stanikas are participating in shows since 1988 and are one of the most active and creative Lithuanian artists who produce for almost more than three decades now. They represent Lithuania in the world's most prestigious exhibitions and projects, among them – international Venice, Liverpool, Moscow and Beijing Biennale, the Pompidou center and the world-famous gallery in Paris „Vu“, „White Box“ gallery in New York. After success in Venice Biennale SetP Stanikas were invited to lecture in prestigious French contemporary art school „Studio national des arts contemporains“. 

Works
Biography

Svajone was born in 1961, Paulius in 1962 in Vilnius, Lithuania

They both live and work in Paris, France

EDUCATION/RESIDENCIES

SVAJONĖ:

1987 – Ceramics at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania)

PAULIUS:

1985 – Economics at Vilnius University Vilnius (Lithuania)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Art Cologne 2018, Cologne (Germany)

2018 – ArtVilnius’18, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2017 – spring / le printemps, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2017 – Code Art Fair, Copenhagen (Denmark)

2016 – Hurricane Theresa, Prospekto gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2015 – Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes, Sobering galerie, Paris (France)

2015 – Viennacontemporary 2015, Vienna (Austria)

2014 – Voyage vers Mars, Malonioji 6, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2014 – Lit Double, Museum Marija and Jurgis Slapeliai, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2014 – And I Don't Know How To Slow It Down, Special project at ArtVilnius, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2013 – Day.Night, In situ, Lublin (Poland)

2012 – L'ouvrier, la paysanne et l'aigle, Jardins du Trocadéro, Nuit Blanche, Paris (France)

2011 – Accordion and Fortepiano, Laznia Contemporary Art Centre, Gdansk (Poland)

2011 – Altars, Other Gallery, Shanghai (China)

2010 – S&P Stanikas. Jesper Just. Art scape, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2009 – S&P Stanikas. Films and Drawings, Linq, Ghent (Belgium)

2009 – Magda Goebbels, Vilnius Art Fair, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2007 – Queen of the Peace, Volitant Gallery, Austin, Texas (USA)

2007 – S&P Stanikas, Clay Studio, Philadelphia (USA)

2005 – End of a Millennium, White Box, New York (USA)

2005 - S&P Stanikas, Konstepidemi Gallery, Goteborg (Sweden)

2004 – Inferno, Galerie Vu, Paris (France)

2003 – World War, The 50th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (Italy)

2003 – Rencontres Arles, Arles (France)

2001 – S&P Stanikas, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2001 – Kristianstad Landsmuseum, Kristianstad (Sweden)

2001 – Observatory, Moletai Sculpture Park, Moletai (Lithuania)

1999 – Sketches.Winter 1999, Art League, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1998 – Your Father, Your Sons and Your Daughter, Lietuvos Aidas Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1998 – 7th sense, Cinema Nova, Bruxelles (Belgium)

1997 – Giedre Bartelt Galerie, Berlin (Germany)

1996 – Visions, Jutempus Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1996 – Change of Rules: Frames, Wasteras Art Museum, Wasteras (Sweden)

1996 – Wyspa Gallery, Gdansk (Poland)

1996 – Will-o'-the-wisp, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1995 – 2000 of Angels, Pamenkalnio Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1995 – Fire poems, Jutempus Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1994 – Sonnets, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 – Spectrum, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 – Rūšių atsiradimas. 90-ųjų DNR, Mo museum, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 – Signs Taken for Wonders, JMVMC, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2016 – The Enemy Within, Area Lugar de proyectos, Caguas (Puerto Rico)

2016 – Žilvitis, Vartai gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2016 – Acts of Sedition, Whitebox Art Centre, New York (USA)

2016 – Inferno, Pristine Galerie, Monterrey (The Netherlands)

2014 – Time:Code, White Box Art Center, New York (USA)

2013 – The name, The Nose, Museo laboratorio, ex manifatturata tabacchi, Citta Sant'Angelo (Italy)

2013 – Kestutis Sapoka. Looking at the Fire, Akademija gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2013 – Mindwalk, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2012 – Paris-Vilnius, Chapelle des Petits-Augustins, ENSBA, Paris (France)

2012 – Body Snatchers, White Box Art Center, New York

2012 – Under the Volcan, Andromeda Contemporane, Andromeda Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica

2012 – Prestige: Phantasmagoria now, Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre (Lithuania), Other Gallery, Shanghai (China)

2012 – Aesthetics vs Information, Klaipeda, Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre (Lithuania)

2011 – The Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (Russia)

2010 – City Without Walls, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (United Kingdom)

2010 – The Metamorphosis, Other Gallery, Shanghai (China)

2010 – Ars Homo Erotica, National Museum, Warsaw (Poland)

2010 – The Wasteland, White Box, New York (USA)

2010 – Ese oscuro objeto del deseo, Pristine Galerie Contemporary Art, Monterrey (Mexico)

2009 – Beijing 798 Biennale, Beijing (China)

2009 – Never Dance Alone, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing (France)

2009 – Tout l'univers..., Galerie Vu, Paris (France)

2009 – 80+80, photo graphisme, Pavillon Carre de Baudoin, Paris (France)

2008 – Traces du sacre, Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)

2008 – Oriente dessin, Anne de Villepoix gallery, Paris (France)

2008 – Garden of delights, Yeosu International Art Festival, Yeosu (South Korea)

2008 – Dans le nuit des images, Grand Palais, Paris (France)

2008 – Vilnius art scene after 2000, The Exhibition Hall Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga (Latvia)

2007 – Theater of Cruelty, White Box, New York (USA)

2006 – MRKS and SPNCR, Delfina Studio, London (United Kingdom)

2006 – Apocalypse Now, White Box, New York (USA)

2006 – Body Double, Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, (Poland)

2006 – My Mother, the Nazy, Artist Network, New York (USA)

2006 – Galerie Vu, Paris (France)

2005 – Los retratos de Dorian Gray, Galeria del arte mexicano, Mexico City (Mexico)

2005 – Langhaus Gallery, Prague (Czech Republic)

2005 – Paris photo, Paris (France)

2004 – Panorama 5, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing (France)

2004 – Un inventaire contemporain II, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris (France)

2004 – Dfoto 2004, San Sebastian (Spain)

2004 – European Space, Ryga Quadrennal 2004, Ryga (Latvia)

2004 – EU Positive, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin (Germany)

2004 – Rencontres Arles, Arles, France (France)

2003 – Paris photo 2003, Parisoto 2002, Paris (France)

2003 – Public Relations, Art Moscow, Moscow (Russia)

2003 – Airborne, Midlanda Konsthalle, Timra (Sweden)

2002 – Paris photo, Paris (France)

2001 – Model.Modelles, Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

2001 – Self-respect, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2000 – Innocent Life, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2000 – Articulation, O.K Center for Contemporary Art, Linz (Austria)

AWARDS/GRANTS

2017 – Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts

2005 – Delfina foundation Prize (United Kingdom) 

2005 – Artslink Prize (USA)

2003 – State Prize of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania

Exhibitions
Art Fairs
Video
Bibliography

PUBLICATIONS

2015 – SetP Stanikas, ed.: Svajonė & Paulius stanikai, Vilnius: Inter Se, 2015

2005 – Svajonė Stanikienė, Paulius Stanikas, “Photography”, in: LOGOS, no. 41, 2005

BOOKS/CATALOGUES

2012 – (Ne)priklausomo šiuolaikinio meno istorijos: savivaldos ir iniciatyvos Lietuvoje 1987–2011 m., ed.: Kęstutis Šapoka, Vytautas Michelkevičius, Vilnius: LTMKS, 2012

2005 – Pažymėtos teritorijos, ed.: Rūta Stanevičiūtė-Goštautienė, Lolita Jablonskienė Vilnius: Tyto Alba, 2005

2000 – Articulation: Fadi Dorninger, Evaldas Jansas, Artūras Raila, S & P Stanikas, John Tylo, O.K Centrum für Gegenwartskunst Oberösterreich, 2000

ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS

2020 – Lina Lapinskienė, Florian J. David, “Paryžiaus menininkai Stanikai: gyvenome ir kalėjime, ir laisvėje, o tai išskirtinė patirtis”, in: LRT.lt, 2020-04-13

2020 – “The Inseparables.”, in: Zefyr Life, 2020

2019 – “Svajonės ir Pauliaus Stanikų 90-ieji: dvilypis laikas, kai sumišo džiaugsmas ir bjaurastis”, in: LRT.lt, 2019-10-31

2019 – Erika Grigoravičienė, “Istorija estetiniu režimu. Paroda ‘Rūšių atsiradimas: 90-ųjų DNR’ MO muziejuje, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 34 (1313), 2019-10-25

2017 – Monika Krikštopaitytė, “Pasyviai agresyvus. Svajonės ir Pauliaus ‘Pavasaris’ galerijoje ‘Vartai”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 21 (1215), 2017-05-26

2016 – Sandra Kovalik, “Instinktyvių baimių groteskas. Svajonės ir Pauliaus Stanikų paroda ‘Uraganas Theresa’ ‘Prospekto galerijoje”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 42 (1194), 2016-12-23

2016 – Agnė Narušytė, “Nekritę kovoje už būvį. Žodinis pasivaikščiojimas po ‘Vartų’ galerijos parodą ‘Žilvitis”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 11 (1163), 2016-03-18

2015 – Kęstutis Šapoka, “(Ne)įvardijamieji. LTMKS naujų narių prisistatymas projektų erdvėje ‘Malonioji 6”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 35 (1141), 2015-10-09

2014 – Monika Krikštopaitytė, “Galerijų ‘dainų šventė’. Pasivaikščiojimas po Vilniaus meno mugę ‘ArtVilnius ’14’, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 25 (1086), 2014-06-2

2014 – Vidas Poškus, “Trečias dvigulėje lovoje. Svajonės ir Pauliaus Stanikų projektas Marijos ir Jurgio Šlapelių namuose-muziejuje”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 7 (1068), 2014-02-21

2014 – Kristina Urbaitytė, “Ką reiškia suneštinis ‘Vartuose’? Parodai ‘MindWalk’ galerijoje ’Vartai’ pasibaigus”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 3 (1064), 2014-01-24

2011 – Kęstutis Šapoka, “Apie mafiją, rutiną ir kūrybą. Svajonę ir Paulių Stanikus kalbina Kęstutis Šapoka”, in: Literatūra ir menas, no. 3313, 2011-01-07

2011 – Jolanta Marcišauskytė-Jurašienė, “Vengiant piktžodžiauti. Jesperas Justas, Svajonė ir Paulius Stanikai parodoje ‘Artscape: Danija’ galerijoje ‘Vartai”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 1 (923), 2011-01-07

2010 – Kęstutis Šapoka, “Mirti scenoje. Jesper Just ir S & P Stanikų kūryba ‘Vartų’ galerijoje”, in: artnews.lt, 2010-12-27

2010 – Aistė Julija Butkutė, “Kultūrai reikia sukrėtimo, reikia mirties.’ Pokalbis su menininkais Svajone ir Pauliumi Stanikais”, in: artnews.lt, 2010-12-20

2008 – Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, “Šventumo pėdsakai: Svajonės ir Pauliaus Stanikų kūrybinės biografijos posūkis?“, in: Dailė, no. 2, 2008

2007 – Pawel Leszkowicz, Tomasz Kitliński, “Towards a philosophy of affective alterity. A reconnaissance”, in: Filosofija. Sociologija, no. 1/2, 2007

2005 – Antanas Andrijauskas, “Body and Face Topology by S.& P. Stanikai”, in: LOGOS, no 41, 2005. 

2004 – Danutė Zovienė, “Paryžius – Vilnius”, in: Dailė, no. 2, 2004

2003 – Daubaraitė Jurga, Lyčių trauka ir seksualumo išviešinimas, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 576, 2003-07-11

2003 – Caujolle Christian, “Pasaulinis karas: Paulius ir Svajonė Stanikai Venecijos bienalėje”, in: Dailė, no. 2, 2003

2001 – Agnė Narušytė, “S&P Stanikai: baimėtroška”, in: Dailė, no. 1, 2001