Tag: exhibitions

Dream Reaper – The Seeker of Visions (2018)

In November 2018 I had an opportunity to show a selection of my latest works at the third Festival of Photography in my hometown, Klaipėda, Lithuania. The exhibition was named Dream Reaper – the Seeker of Visions and showed photomontages, drawings and objects from the recent six years. My aim with this show was not only to exhibit my work but also to introduce the viewer to the phenomenon of shamanism and it’s significance to contemporary art and culture in general.

Here are some moments of the opening of the show.

Here you can find a 3D tour of the entire Festival of Photography 2018: https://photoklaipeda.lt/vt/fsvente2018/

Requiem for a Post-Soviet Dream (2009-2014)

Requiem for a Post-Soviet Dream is the first series of photomontages I ever made. Images embody the most vivid memories, dreams, visions and hopes related to the post-soviet reality, as seen by a growing child, as well as the difficulty of the human condition in general. It tells a story of a little boy growing up in the post-soviet world.

The first publication of the series was in 2010, when it participated in a contest for young photographers called ‘Debut’ and came third. The competition was organized by the Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers. Three prints were shown in the exhibition of 11 finalists which took place in Vilnius in November 2010. In July 2011 eleven prints were shown in Vilnius in a solo exhibition entitled ‘Photomontages’.

The first exhibition with the ‘Requiem for a Post-Soviet Dream’ title took place in Sheffield, UK in March 2012. In May 2012 four prints from the series were shown in the Woolgather Art Prize exhibition in Leeds, UK and came second. Between 2012 and 2014 the series toured exhibition spaces in Lithuania and was shown 9 times. 

Unfurling Headspace New and Old – a review of Requiem for a Post-Soviet Dream series by Josh Gibbs for Champion Up North webzine, 2013

Requiem for a Post-Soviet Dream (2009-2014)