Galerie Fons Welters - Amsterdam

Zilvinas Landzbergas

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Biography

Born 1979, Lithuania
Lives and works in Vilnius (LT)

In the work of Žilvinas Landzbergas the importance of material, colour and light, and the references presented in them, combine to form an indivisible conceptual piece. Landzbergas’s installations transform spaces into situations with their own time and place, where connections between different elements are created according to the logic of tales: the linear narrative is replaced by links of transitions and references that do not provide definitive answers. He also weaves his personal experiences, which remain inaccessible to the viewer, into reflections on and criticism of social and historical contexts in his work.
Landzbergas turns to mythical thought by contemplating their presence in contemporary consumer culture. Cheap, unstable materials, and synthetic colours that introduce elements of kitsch into the general structure of his work are found alongside objects created from natural materials like wood that bespeak an unattainable moment of mythical thought. The mysterious and even sometimes nihilistic mood of Landzbergas’s work is always accompanied by subtle humour and irony, characteristic of postmodern thought.

Exhibitions include: Venice Biennial, Lithuanian Pavilion, 2017

Education
2005-2007 De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002           Summer Art Academy (course of Ylja Kabakov), Salzburg, Austria
2001           University of Plymouth, Faculty of Fine Arts, Exeter, United Kingdom
1998-2003 Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania
1991-1998 M.K.Ciurlionis – National School of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania

Awards
2008Thieme Art Award 2008

Solo exhibitions

2017
57th Venice Biennale, Lithuanian Pavillion

2015
CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania

2013
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012
TAG, The Hague, The Netherlands

2011
For Ever Again, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia

2009 
Art Amsterdam 2009, Rai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

2008 
Vine of Hearts (From the young artists exhibition series Yellow Line), Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania 

2007 
60W Magic, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

2006 
8 p.m., Gallery Agentur, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

2005 
Arrivals, Modern Art Oxford, United Kingdom 

2004 
Red in Blue, IBID Projects, Vilnius, Lithuania 

Group exhibitions

2019
Kunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Studio Blind Matisse, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018
The Slow Bird, Biennale de Sao Paolo, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Everything was forever, until it was no more, Riga Biennial, Riga, Latvia

2016
About the Trees, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland

2013
Zwischen Zeit und Geschichte, Goethe Institut, Vilnius, Lithuania

(T)Here, collection presentation of Art21, Hedgehouse, Bonnenfantenmuseum, Wijlre, The Netherlands

2012
Group Show, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011
Vartai 20 Years, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
East by South West, Curated By, Vienna, Austria

2010 
City without Walls; Vilnius at the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK 
Common Ground, Nieuw Dakota, NDSM terrein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

2009 
Frieze Art Fair, London, United Kingdom 
Urban stories: The X Baltic Triennial of International Art (Curated by Ann Demeester, Kestutis Kuizinas), CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania 
Lunar Distance, Museum De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands 
Beyond (Leidsche Rijn, Beeldenpark), Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, The Netherlands 

Artscape: Erwin Wurm and Zilvinas Landzbergas (Snow Export), Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania 

2008 
Thieme Art Award, Art Amsterdam, Rai Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Decondition, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Placebo, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, Germany 
L’Art en Europe (Experience Pommery #5), Domaine Pommery, Reims, France 
Down the rabbit hole, Real Artel gallery, Tartu, Estonia 

2007 
Off-spring, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
(1), Galerie Plan B, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

2006 
Hit-and-Run, Academiegalerie, Utrecht, The Netherlands 
103,8 KM, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania 

2005 
Slow Motion, Exhibition space of Klaipeda, Lithuania 

2004 
7, Gallery Intro, Vilnius, Lithuania 
Boys and Girls, National gallery for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland 

2003 
2 Show: young Art from Latvia and Lithuania, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania 
Blizge, Meno Projektu Studija, Vilnius, Lithuania

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