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2018          

Zilvinas Kempinas, Herron School of Art + Design, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

 

2017          

Zilvinas Kempinas, Dartmouth College, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

 

2016  

Zilvinas Kempinas, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

Tube, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Austria

Zilvinas Kempinas, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

 

2015  

Zilvinas KempinasSantorini Arts Factory, Santorini, Greece

Zilvinas KempinasLeme Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

 Airborne, Lio Malca Gallery, New York City, United States

 

2014  

Fifth Wall, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle The Budapest Hall of Art, Budapest, Hungary

Scarecrow, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York, United States

 

2013 

Fountains, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Darkroom, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

Slow Motion, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland

 

2012  

Zilvinas KempinasLeme Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

 

2011  

Lucid Dream, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France

Still, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

Vartai 20 Years: Zilvinas Kempinas, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

Zilvinas Kempinas, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France

 

2010  

Ballroom, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York City, United States

Airborne, AV Festival, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, United Kingdom

Zilvinas Kempinas, Leme Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil

 

2009  

53rd International Art Exhibition, The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

 

2008  

Zilvinas Kempinas, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Zilvinas Kempinas, Galerie des Franciscains & Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France

Open Studio, Atelier Calder, Saché, France

 

2007  

Parallels/Flying Tape, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

White Noise, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City, United States

 

2006  

Flying Tape, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Columns/Bike Messenger, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City, United States

 

2004  

Flying Tape, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City, United States

 

2003  

Still and 186 000 mi/s, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center MoMA PS1, New York City, United States

 

1996  

The New Year of King Nebuchadnezzar, (site specific installation), Vilnius, Lithuania

Portraits-Fossils, Jutempus Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

1994  

Painting from Nature, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016  

Calder Prize, Pace London, London, United Kingdom

Se souvenir des Belles Choses, Musée régional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan, France

Zilvitis, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

Sculpture by the Sea: Cottesloe, Cottesloe Beach, Australia

Le temps de l'audace et de l’engagement - de leur temps, Contemporary Art Institute Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France

Laboratoires de l'art, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

Set in Motion, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Hopla Boom!  Art Contemporain, le Bel Ordinaire espace d’art contemporain, Billière, France

 

2015  

Walk The Line:, New Paths in Drawing, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

Sculpture by the Sea: Aarhus, Aarhus Bay, Denmark

Concretely more space, Kunsthalle Osnabrüuck, Museum of Cultural History, Felix Nussbaum Haus, and public spaces, Osnabruck, Germany

Invento: As Revoluções que nos Inventaram, Oca, Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brazil

The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

First cut, TEBA Factory, Arad, Romania

Sculpture by the Sea: Bondi, Bondi Beach, Australia

 

2014  

Sublime, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia

Face a Face, Festival Les échappées belles, Alençon, France

The Disappearance Of The Fireflies, Prison Sainte Anne, Avignon, France

Inversion. Evil Goods, Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

The Shine, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

On What There Might Not Be / Acerca De Lo Que Podría No Ser, MARSO Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Solides Fragiles, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean (The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art), Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

 

2013  

Film As Sculpture / Sculpture As Film, Wiels, Brussels, Belgium

Antigravity, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan

Dynamo, Grand Palais National Galleries, Paris, France

Slow Burn, Railway Zone Tilburg, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Pattern: Follow The Rules, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States

Turbulences II, Collaboration with L’Esapce Culturel Louis Vuitton, Fondation Boghossian/Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

Part of a Larger Whole. Lithuanian Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Projections, Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d' Olonne, France

Théâtre du Monde, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

De Leur Temps: 4 Nantes, Le hangar à Bananes Galerie, Nantes, France

Mindwalk, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

2012  

Moving is Living, Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk, Poznan, Poland

Prestige (Phantasmagoria of our times), Klaipeda Culture Communication Center, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Sculpture Is Everything: Contemporary Works From the Collection, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia

Silence, FRAC Basse-Normandie, Normandie, France

Lexus Hybrid Art 2012, ARTPLAY Design Center, Moscow, Russia

Masterpieces of the Yvon Lambert Collection, Yvon Lambert Gallery,  Avignon, France

Turbulences, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Exhibition of the permanent collection (from 1960 to present), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Tapis Volants (Flying Carpets), French Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy

Pink Caviar, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Oh, You Mean Cellophane and All that Crap, A Calder Foundation project, The McKittrick Hotel, New York City, United States

Performing Abstraction, Luciana Brito Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil

The EXIT Festival, Creteil, France

Festival Via 2012, Maubeuge, France

Beaufort 04, Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea, multiple cities, Belgium

Lightness? Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium

Trait Papier, Musee des Beaux Arts de la Chaux-de-Fonds, Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2012, Niigata, Japan

 

2011  

Exhibition of the permanent collection (from 1960 to present), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Nuit Blanche Paris 2011 (Paris White Night), Paris, France

1.2 Volume, Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico

Our Magic Hour, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan

Number Five: Cities Of Gold And Mirrors, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany

The Matter Of Air, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia

Play Time, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York City, United States

Who Runs The Space Now? ECOH Gallery, Mexico City and Neue Galerie, Switzerland, Mexico City

...so beautiful, NKV Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany

Höhenrausch 2 (Thrill of the Heights 2), Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich, Linz, Austria

Parcours Formes Olympiques, Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France

 

2010  

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, United States

I Believe in Miracles: 10th anniversary of the Lambert Collection, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Avignon, France

Mostre in Corso. Spheres 2010, GALLERIA CONTINUA/ Le Moulin de Boissy, Boissy-le-Châtel, France

Sarabande. Zilvinas Kempinas and Deimantas Narkevicius, FRAC - Basse-Normandie, Caen, France

City Without Walls - Vilnius, 6th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Lithuanian Art 2000–2010: ten years, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Contemporary Art from Lithuania, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

Sketches of Space, The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

From Artists' Workshops, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

Listen to your eyes, 49 Nord 6 Est FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France

Transmediale.10 - Future Obscura, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany

 

2009  

Locus Solus, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France

Fall In/Fall Out, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto, Canada

ZEROplus, 401 contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Go East II, The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Nightmare Full of Things Unspeakable, Concept V, New York City, United States

Das Fundament der Kunst – Die Skulptur und ihr Sockel seit Alberto Giacometti, Städtischen Museen Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany

The Immediate Future, Lunds Konsthall Art Gallery, Lund, Sweden

Espèces d'espaces, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York City, United States

We Go Round in Circles at Night, Château de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France

 

2008  

NOW JUMP, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Korea

New Work: Zilvinas Kempinas, Alyson Shotz, Mary Temple, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, United States

Go East, The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

MANIFESTA 7, Bolzano, Italy

Permutations, Musée de Valence art et archéologie, Valence, France

+ De Réalité, Nantes School of Art, Nantes, France

MANIF D’ART 4:, La Biennale en Art Actuel de Quebec, Quebec City, Canada

 

2007  

Collected Visions: Modern and Contemporary Works from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Voyage Intérieur, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France

StereoVision: From 2D to 3D, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida

The Last Seduction: A Welcome Surrender To Beauty, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, United States

Château de Tokyo/Tokyo Redux, Centre International d'art et du paysage de l'île de Vassivière, Beaumont-du-Lac, France

Ready-Made, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York City, United States

 

2006  

Les Fils de Marcel, Centre regional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète, France

Hapax, Aperto, Montpellier, France

 

2005  

Red, White, Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City, United States

Works on Paper, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York City, United States

 

2002  

MFA Thesis Show, Time Square Gallery, New York City, United States

 

1999  

Prague Quadrennial 1999, Prague, Czech Republic

Lithuanian Art 1989 –1999, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

1998  

After Painting, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

1997  

Footnotes, Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

1996  

Holy Lie (press project), Vilnius, Lithuania

 

1995  

Whales Stomach, (site specific installation), Vilnius, Lithuania

Recent Documents, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago, United States

 

1994  

Lithuania Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

For Beauty, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

1993  

Kultr, Gallery ARKA, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

1992  

Good Evils, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Advent Bunch, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Collection Lambert, Museum of Contemporary Art, Avignon France

Credit Agricole Art Collection, Paris, France

JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York, United States

Lewben Art Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania

Lio Malca Collection, New York, United States

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

MUDAM Musée d'art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art), Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, United States

 

 

distinctions

 

2017  

Artist in Residence, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, United States

 

2016  

Sculpture by the Sea: Cottesloe EY People's Choice Prize, Cottesloe Beach, Australia

Sculpture by the Sea: Cottesloe Kids' Choice Prize, Cottesloe Beach, Australia

 

2012  

Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

2007  

Calder Prize and Atelier Calder Residency Award, Sachè, France

 

1998  

Kristoforas Award for Best Drama Theater Stage Design, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

1994  

Akademie Schloss Solitude Grant, Stuttgart, Germany

Westerly Trust Grant, London, United Kingdom

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1998 - 2002

Hunter College, Combined Media, City University of New York (MFA)

 

1987 - 1993

Vilnius Art Academy, Painting (BFA)

 

 

Born 1969 in Plunge,  Lithuania

Lives and works in New York