Vytautas Viržbickas Lithuanian, b. 1987
Vytautas Viržbickas’s works function as a conceptual reflection upon mechanisms that make up our contemporary social world-model which intertwines all of the following: power of information, modern culture, military geopolitics, consumption society as well as individual loneliness. Vytautas attempts to grasp the structures of these mechanisms, to synthesize and abstract them up to the specific symbols or meanings. In V. Viržbickas’s artistic practice ‘myth’ is an ambivalent concept. The great majority of the artist’s works require viewer’s perception of artistic, historic and social contexts. However, the aesthetic force of V. Viržbickas’s artworks more often than not is being generated by him purposefully rejecting tradition and canon and is inherent to the artist’s zealous urge to introduce and experiment with contemporary sculpture in a broad social discourse of the XXI century.
Born in 1987, Lithuania
Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania
2000-2002 – Master of Arts in Sculpture at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2006-2000 – Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2018 – In Lethal Understanding, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2017 – Artissima 2017, Turin (Italy)
2016 – Creators Are the Best Manipulators, Viennacontemporary 2016, Vienna (Austria)
2015 – Meaning on the Verge of Banality, [si:said] gallery, Klaipėda (Lithuania)
2013 – How Do I Tell You a Story You Already Know? You Don't, Le Magasin Museum of Contemporary Art, Grenoble (France)
2012 – Open the Windows, Let the Flies Out, Project space Malonioji 6, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2010 – Apples, sculpture project, Panevėžys Art Gallery, Panevėžys (Lithuania)
2020 – Spectrum, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2020 – The Sweet Sweat of the Future, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2019 – Starting Point, Mo Museum, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2019 – XVII a., Autarkia, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2017 – Art Brussels, OFF Programme: Private Collections ‘The Loft. Works from the Family Servais Collection’, Brussels (Belgium)
2016 – Body and Darkness, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2016 – Žilvitis, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2015 – Viennacontemporary, Vienna (Austria)
2015 – Artissima, Turin (Italy)
2014 – Art Vilnius, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2012 – Chess City Blocks, Nida Art Colony, Nida (Lithuania)
2010 – Exhibition of BA graduates, ex-factory of ‘Tauras’ beer, Vilnius (Lithuania)
2010 – 9 Combinations, Panevėžys (Lithuania)
2014 – The Culture Support Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania
Servais Family Collection (Belgium)
MO Museum (Lithuania)
Private collectors from Austria, Lithuania and other countries
STAND WITH UKRAINEAuction exhibition 26 Apr - 31 May 2022Photos by Audrius Solominas
SpectrumGroup exhibition 14 Jul - 26 Aug 2020Curator Linas Bliškevičius Artists and designers: Gabrielė Adomaitytė, Jānis Avotiņš, Ray Bartkus, Kazimieras Brazdžiūnas, Jokūbas Čižikas, Adomas Danusevičius, Marija Puipaitė & Vytautas Gečas, Vytenis Jankūnas, Linas Jusionis, Žilvinas Kempinas, Mindaugas...
Vytautas Virzbickas"In Lethal Understanding" 12 Apr - 18 May 2018On 12 April 2018 the opening of the solo exhibition In Lethal Understanding by the sculptor Vytautas Viržbickas will take place at Vartai gallery, where the artist will present his latest...
Summer ExpositionGroup exhibition 18 Jul - 31 Aug 2017Our gallery’s spaces have once again been filled with new works. We invite you to be our guest and join us on Tuesday at 6:00 pm to look around our...
Body and DarknessGroup Exhibition 7 Mar - 14 Apr 2017The exhibition balances on the fringes of consciousness and talks about dark inclinations and the ( non) human body through which they take shape. Shrouded in chiaroscuro the overtly visual...
Group show Žilvitis (Willow)25th Vartai gallery anniversary marking exhibition 19 Feb - 9 Apr 2016From its very establishment in 1991, Galerija Vartai has been a prominent cultural centre, attracting a wide and diverse following both within and outside Lithuania. In addition to exhibitions of...
Code Art Fair 2018Copenhagen, Denmark 30 Aug - 2 Sep 2018Presented artists: Janis Avotinš Mindaugas Lukošaitis Vytautas Viržbickas
Artissima 2017Torino, Italy 3 - 5 Nov 2017Presented artist: VYTAUTAS VIRŽBICKAS
Artissima 2015Turin, Italy 6 - 8 Nov 2015Presented artists: Žilvinas Kempinas Robertas NArkus VYTAUTAS VIRŽBICKAS Andrius Zakarauskas
viennacontemporary 2015Vienna, Austria 24 - 27 Sep 2015Presented artists: S&P STANIKAS VYTAUTAS VIRŽBICKAS LILLI THIESEN ANDRIUS ZAKARAUSKAS RŪTENĖ MERKLIOPAITĖ IGNAS KRUNGLEVIČIUS JULIJONAS URBONAS ROBERTAS NARKUS
2014 – Art Vilnius’14: 5th edition, catalogue, Vilnius: Lithuanian Art Gallerists‘ Association, 2014
2013 – Vytautas Viržbickas: mitai yra tautų sapnai/Myths are the dreams of peoples, catalogue, ed.: Virginija Vitkienė, Kaunas: Kauno bienalė, 2013
IGTV: Vartai UNLOCKED with Vytautas ViržbickasGallery VARTAI presents new IGTV series of artists and collectors' interviews, studio visits and special edition videos November 13, 2020Gallery VARTAI visited young generation Lithuanian sculptor Vytautas Viržbickas in conversation at his studio. With Vytautas we discussed the power of the relationship between the visual and the verbal as well as the stereotype of an irrational artist. Video and interview by Ieva Lygnugarytė