Robertas Narkus
(Born 1983, Lithuania)

Robertas Narkus describes his practice as the “management of circumstance in an economy of coincidence”. Employing performance, new media, language and entrepreneurship, Narkus brings together the ordinary and the absurd to explore notions of technology and human desires.

During his residency, Robertas Narkus will continue working on a new project entitled Gut Feeling which navigates the notions of production, gentrification and compromise. The project will be exhibited in the Lithuanian pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022.

Robertas Narkus exhibited, performed, and had screenings of his works at the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC); XII Baltic Triennial, Riga; de Appel Art Center and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Ballroom Marfa, Texas; David Dale gallery, Glasgow, and others. Narkus is the founder of the Institute for Pataphysics in Vilnius an artist day care center “Autarkia.” He holds an MFA from Sandberg Institute Fine Arts department. Currently, he is part of a collective practice research course at the Royal Institute for Arts, Stockholm and pursuing a practice based PhD at Vilnius Academy of Arts.

Photo: Milda Zabaraskauite