Vytas [53941]

Born in Palanga, Lithuania, in 1981, Vytautas Jurevicius is a performance and installation artist under the name of Vytas. He lives and works in New York. He studied Communication Design at the University of Applied Arts, Düsseldorf, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe and at
the Städelschule Frankfurt, Germany. His work has been shown at 13th Baltic Triennial, Vilnius; Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt; Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, in Germany; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Kurant Project Space, Tromsø, Norway; Vietnam Project; Malta Project; Forum da Maia, Portugal; and Le Petit Versailles, New York. He has curated performance events in Berlin and Frankfurt and is the founder of the Institute of Emotional Body.
Using sound as a tool and an emotional trigger, in his performances and installations Vytas works with a range of emotions related to loneliness, self- consolation, alienation, and the condition of being (dis)connected with yourself and others. His work explores the ways in which sound and music might shape mood and make the world a better place, and asks questions about the experience of loneliness and isolation within the supposed interconnectedness of the social media and the ways in which people are able emotionally to interact with each other today.
Selected exhibitions
2019 Balticana, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2018 My Garden is Your Garden, Le Petit Versailles, New York
2018 You Are Not Alone, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
2018 Give Up the Ghost, 13th Baltic Triennial, Vilnius
2017 I Want to See You Smile, I Want You to Be Loved, Erik Niedling Residency, Berlin
2016 Never Be the Same, Anita Berber Club, Berlin