Art Climate Transition
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Lina Lapelytė

Vilnius

Lithuania

 

Lina Lapelytė is an artist, musician, composer and performer. Lives and works in Vilnius and London. Her performance-based practice flirts with pop culture, explores gender stereotypes, ageing and nostalgia. Her works engage trained and untrained performers often in an act of ‘singing’ through a wide range of genres such as mainstream music and opera. The singing takes the form of a collective and affective event that questions vulnerability and silencing. Moreover, Lina integrates the Incurably Curious Residencies in 2020-2022, promoted by NTIL.

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“...minimalist textures that evoke the swirl of everyday life - banality transformed into art. The opera [Have a good day!] is witty and poignant.” Heidi Waleson - The Wall Street Journal

In 2019 her opera-performance “Have a good day!” (co-authors: Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė and Vaiva Grainytė) won in Lithuania the Golden Lion for the best national participation at the Venice Biennale of Art.

Her performance works “Hunky Bluff”, “Ladies”, “Pirouette”, “Candy Shop” were shown in various contexts and locations including the Serpentine (London, 2014), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London, 2014), MACBA (Barcelona, 2017) and Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris, 2019).

Her work has been featured in numerous international group shows, including “Waiting for Another Coming” (Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, 2018), “Give up the Ghost!” (13th Baltic Triennial, Tallinn, 2018), “Undersong” at the KIM? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, 2018), “Magma” at the Vilnius National Art Gallery (Vilnius, 2017), “Public Movement” at the Moderna Museet (Malmö, 2017), FIAC (Paris, 2017), the Tectonics festival (Tel Aviv, 2017), the Project Space 1857 (Oslo, 2017); “Why Patterns?” at the De Vleeshal (Middelbourg, Holland, 2017), “Peculiar People” at the Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea (UK, 2016), “Double Bind” at NILO (Reykjavik, 2016) and Rupert (Vilnius, 2015), Venice Biennale of Architecture (Venice, 2016), “Picnic Session” at the CA2M Contemporary Art Museum (Madrid, 2015), “Listening, Hayward” touring show (UK, 2015), Block Universe (London, 2015), Baltic CCA (Newcastle, 2014).

“Have a good day!” Opera: https://haveagoodday.lt/#intro 

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New Theatre Institute of Latvia Riga
1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2022

Incurably Curious Residencies 2020-2022

Voldemārs Johansons, Lina Lapelytė and Jānis Balodis

New Theatre Institute of Latvia produces this series of residencies. Indeed, NTIL invited three artists from the Baltic region to explore themes related to climate, social and economic justice and change. Their new artworks will be visible at Homo Novus festival in 2021 and 2022.

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