Landzbergas Žilvinas
g. 1979
Žilvinas Landzbergas was born in 1979 in Kaunas. He currently lives and works in Vilnius and Amsterdam. In 2004, he graduated from the Department of Sculpture at Vilnius Academy of Art. In 2001, he studied for a semester at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Plymouth. From 2005 to 2007, he spent two years on the De Ateliers postgraduate artist’s residency in Amsterdam. In 2008, he received the main award of the modern and contemporary art publisher Thieme Art. His participation in various exhibitions commenced in 2003, when his artistic aims had already become clear: the importance of material, colour and light, which all together create important references; and social critique, usually intertwined with reflections on personal experience. The artist’s installations often create a relationship with their space and time. The logic of a fairy tale binds together separate elements of these installations. Of no less importance among the objects are the drawings that construct meta-narratives. They deal thoroughly with research and reflection upon the selected object and theme, which finally assume the shape of independent artworks.