Robertas Narkus

Born in Vilnius, 1983

Robertas Narkus (born 1983, Vilnius) describes his practice as the ‘management of circumstance in an economy of coincidence’. Employing performance, new media, language and entrepreneurship he brings together the ordinary and the absurd to explore notions of technology and human desires. He exhibited, performed or had screenings of his works at the CAC Vilnius, XII Baltic Triennial, KIM? (Riga) de Appel art centre, Stedelijk museum, Whitechapel gallery, Ballroom Marfa (Texas), David Dale Gallery (Glasgow) and others. Narkus is the founder of the Institute for ‘Pataphysics in Vilnius and the artist daycare centre “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 pursues a practice-based PhD at Vilnius Academy of arts. In 2022 Narkus represent Lithuania at the 59th Venice Biennale.

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