Julia Pociute (1981. Kaunas, Lithuania)

Education:

  • MA Art management, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • MFA, Visual art, Vilnius Art academy, Lithuania
  • BFA, Glass art, Vilnius Art academy, Lithuania

Shows and Exhibitions: 

Solo shows:

  • 2008: Four bare walls, Meno parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2009: Boomerang stories in collaboration with Stephanie Leininger, KCCC, Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • 2015: Three sides of reflection, Meno parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2016: Wave scale, The Technology Museum of Glass, Spain Wave scale, Pamenkalnio gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania Three sides of reflection, Zonoteka, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017: Double End, The Finish Glass museum, Riihimaki, Finland
  • 2018: Line, gallery Meno parkas, Diuseldorf, Germany Print line, Galerija Cozinha, Porto, Portugal
  • 2020:The Dazzled Eye Lost Its Speech, gallery Meno parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania

Group shows:

  • 2008: European Glass Context 2008, biennale of glass art, Bornholm, Denmark XIII young artists biennale, Puglia, Italy
  • 2011: Force of imagination, Kuldiga Local History Museum, Kuldiga, Latvia R.e.V.i.z.I.J.a., Gallery XX, Panevezys, Lithuania
  • 2012: H50, Porcelain museum, Riga, Latvia Artconnect – 2, Belyaevo, Moscow, Russia
  • 2013: Myth and Art, Barrel Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia Glass Navigation, Minsk History museum, Minsk, Belarus Glass sculpture and Garden, Munster, Germany
  • 2014: Body Talk, GLAZENHUIS, Lommel, Belgium European Glass Experience, Glass Museum of La Granja, Spain Body Talk, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark Sinchrony, Galerie bij de Boken, Ulftas, Neederlands
  • 2015: Art Vilnius’2015, Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania European Glass Experience, Murano Glass museum, Venice, Italy
  • 2016: NORTHEASTNORTH (archive), Q, Copenhagen, Denmark New additions, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark Europa, Glasrijk festival, curator Piet Augustijn, Tubbergen, Netherlands 2D→, UKM, Parnu, Estonia Not only visual, TPK Art i Pensament Contemporari, Barselona, Spain
  • 2017: Not a Musuem, gallery Meno parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania Choir, gallery Titanikas, Vilnius, Lithuania Ca coule de souce, Les Vans art museum, France
  • 2018: Art Vilnius’2018, Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania Interventions, gallery Pelėdų kalno, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2019: Supa Store Academy, Nida Art Colony, Nida, Lithuania 10+10= 20, House der Kunst Enniger, Munster, Germany. 4th contemporary art quadrienal/Memorabilia, gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania Clear&Cloudy Water, museum The Glass Factory, Boda Glasbruk, Sweden
  • 2019: KAUNAS IN ART: CONTEXTS, National M. K. Čiurlionis art museum, Kaunas, Lithuania Art goes, video art festival, gallery 101, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2020: Vitrum 2020 Pulse, Kaunas district museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2021: EGC2021, european curatorial team, Bornholm Art Museum, Bornholm, Denmark. iglass2021, curated international exhibition, LEVANT gallery, Shanghai, China. Tallin Applied Art Triennial, Translucency, curator Stine Bidstrup, Estonian Applied Art and Design Museum, Tallinn, Estonia.  Voice of Glass Collaborative, curators Inguna Audere, Michael Rogers, The Latvian National Museum, Riga, Latvi

Residences, workshops, grands and award:

  • 2004 residency, (IM)IGRATION), Porto, Portugal
  • 2008 Nordic Council of Ministers, Vilnius, Lithuania Scholarship Lithuanian Institute Scholarship
  • 2009 residency at KCCC, Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • 2013 art workshop, Impression, Haapsalu, Estonia
  • 2014 EGE –European glass experience Scholarship Nordic Culture Point, Helsinki, Finland Scholarship Kaunas City Municipality Scholarship
  • 2015 Lithuanian Ministry of Culture Scholarship for Artist 10 months.
  • 2016 Erasmus+ intership Scholarship.N ational Glass Center Fondation, The Technology Museum of Glass, Spain CreArt curator workshop with curator Luisa Santos (UK), Vilnius, Lithuania International Glass Art symposium, Dubnica, Slovakia

Information of interest and additional information about the artist: 

Website: www.julijapociute.com

At the residency, I would like to continue my artistic research practice and spend more time on it. Currently I'm working on the topic of memory (personal and historical memory) and it's connection to canonical music. Especially the topic of resonance and vibration transmitted through the combination of repetitive sound and minimalist music represented by Lithuanian composer Rytis Mažulis. The canonical and repetitive structure of this music composition associates with overlapping memory layers which appear in the brain. My idea is to construct objects that intertwine two layers of reality, one of them is a reflective surface as reality of the moment and a photographic image that acts as a metaphor for the past. Before I used one layer of photography but I would like to experiment more and combine photography with text, painting, drawing and other experimental techniques. Also, I'm interested in experimental video making using graphics and objects of different materials, and I want to create layered intuitive video experiments that are combined with canonical music. The opportunity to work in the residency would allow me to take a fresh look at my creative practice, to refine and reveal the most important aspects. Knowing the local art context and getting in contact with the artists let me better understand the international context.