Maria Lind: About Rolling on Three Wheels 

On Thursday 21st of November, from 6 pm Rupert is pleased to invite all to a talk by  Maria Lind, ‘About Rolling on Three Wheels’ at the Vilnius Academy of Arts (‘Titanikas’ building, Room… More

Kah Bee Chow. GĖLĖS

Rupert resident Kah Bee Chow is opening her exhibition in the project space “Editorial“, Latako str. 3, Vilnius. The opening will take place on 9th of November, 7 pm. Dear S A week ago, my… More

Cadavre Exquis: How the dead speak out in Russian art. From necro-realism to post-exoticism

Rupert is pleased to invite you to the public talk by curator Irina Aksenova on the 30th of October, 7 pm which will take place in Autarkia, Naugarduko str. 41, Vilnius. The metaphorical decolonisation… More

There Was a Forest in the Ceiling

On Saturday 9th of November, from 5 pm, Rupert is delighted to invite all to a video screening programme curated by Erik Martinson. The event will take place at the CAC Cinema Hall (Vokiečių… More

Jan Boelen lecture “Curating Design and Architecture”

Rupert, the organizer of the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 17th Biennale Architettura in Venice present a lecture by the Pavilion’s curator Jan Boelen entitled “Curating Design and Architecture”. The event will take place on… More

Basma Alsharif – ‘Ouroboros’,

Rupert and CAC Cinema Hall are pleased to invite to a film screening of Basma Alsharif’s ‘Ouroboros’, 2017, with an introduction by current Rupert resident, curator Suzy Halajian. The screening will take place at… More

Rupert Alternative Education programme zine

We are happy to share the zine created by 7th Rupert Alternative Education Programme participants. This zine contains texts by all the participants with a special collection of texts by Ieva Sriebaliūtė (‘A Black Garden in the… More

Details Will Be Ours. Closing event of the 7th Rupert Alternative Education programme

Rupert kindly invites you to ‘Details Will Be Ours’, the final event of 7th Rupert Alternative Education Programme, dedicated to the finished and, especially, unfinished participants’ projects developed over the course of the programme…. More

Works created during the workshop “Letters to Friends” hosted by Herb Schellenberger

Between May-June 2019, a film curator and resident at Rupert Herb Shellenberger initiated an open workshop ‘Letters to Friends’. The workshop focused on Mekas’ writing, filmmaking and important function as a connector of people…. More

Triple Consciousness: screening by Ciaran Wood

A screening of video works by Ciaran Wood followed by a discussion and Q&A with the artist, moderated by Canan Batur. Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 7:00 – 8:30pm at the CAC cinema hall (Vokieciu… More

Film Screening | ‘Goodbye Gauley Mountain’

Rupert is pleased to announce a special screening of ‘Goodbye Gauley Mountain’ (2014), a film by artists and ‘campaigning ‘ecosexuals’, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens. The screening will take place on the 5th September… More

COVEN BERLIN: Screening programme

On Wednesday 21st of August, from 7 pm, Rupert is delighted to invite all to a video screening programme curated by current Rupert residents, the collective, COVEN BERLIN.  For the video programme, COVEN BERLIN… More

How Do We Read? On Processes in the Reader’s Mind – A Seminar with Dainius Vanagas

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J. Mekas’ film screening with Lukas Brašiškis – Cinema as Poetry, Images as History

On Thursday 11 July, from 7pm Rupert is delighted to invite all to a lecture by the film critic and researcher Lukas Brašiškis titled, ‘Cinema as Poetry, Images as History’ and a screening of… More

Exhibition Closing Week Event

On Thursday, 18th of July at 6 pm RUPERT invites you to a special two-part event, for the  exhibition ‘Jonas Mekas: let me dream utopias’. From 6pm, you can hear Vyt Bakaitis, poet and… More

Panel discussion – Memory, narrative and poetics

26 June, 6:30 – 8 pm Participants: Violeta Davoliūtė, Ramūnas Čičelis, Deimantas Narkevičius.  Moderator: Aurimas Švedas. The discussion will be held in Lithuanian and will be sign interpreted (LGK). The twentieth century is often… More

Jonas Mekas’ films and a poetry reading in Biržai

On Wednesday 3 July Rupert is delighted to invite all to a screening of Jonas Mekas’ films and a poetry reading at Jurgis Bielinis public library (Radvilos str. 3, Biržai). The event is part… More

Seminar: Historical Transformations of Places for Prayer

Rupert kindly invites you to the seminar ‘Historical Transformations of Places for Prayer’, with a talk by historian and Kėdainiai regional museum director, Rimantas Žirgulis, and a presentation by the artist and current Rupert… More

Concentric Concepts: Honour, Dignity, Humanity – a 3-day seminar with Povilas Dikavičius

We are happy to invite historian, Central European University comparative history PhD candidate, Povilas Dikavičius to lead a 3-day seminar ‘Concentric Concepts: Honour, Dignity, Humanity’ for the participants of the 7th Rupert Alternative Education… More

Infrastructural Praxis: Planetary Stakes, Situated Traction

Rupert is pleased to invite all to a public talk ‘Infrastructural Praxis: Planetary Stakes, Situated Traction’ by curator and writer Victoria Ivanova. The talk will take place on the 22nd of May, Wednesday, from… More

‘In Legal Terms: On the Artist’s Contract’ workshop by Joshua Schwebel

Rupert is pleased to invite you to the workshop ‘In Legal Terms: On the Artist’s Contract’ led by artist and current artist-in-residence Joshua Schwebel. It will take place on May 14th, 6-9pm at Rupert… More

Meeting with artist Joshua Schwebel

Investigation Bureau (Sculpture Department Vilnius) and Rupert invites all to a meeting with artist Joshua Schwebel. The event will take place from 5pm at Vilnius Art Academy doctorate building C1, 102 auditorium. Currently the… More

Milda Dainovskytė: Tools of Introspection. Veronika Šleivytė

Rupert kindly invites you to the talk, ‘Tools of Introspection. Veronika Šleivytė’ by curator, artist and participant of the 7th Rupert Alternative Education programme, Milda Dainovskytė. The event will take place on the 24th… More

Writing workshop led by writer and curator Monika Kalinauskaitė

On the 12th of April, Monika Kalinauskaitė (curator and writer based in Vilnius), gave a workshop for our Alternative Education programme participants dealing with acts of cruelty in creative writing. Acknowledging the fact, that… More

The Public Museum of the Future – workshop with Àngels Miralda Tena

On the 13th and 14th of April, Àngels Miralda Tena (writer and curator based in Terrassa, Barcelona), visited us to give a 2-days workshop for our alternative education participants, curators and current residents. The… More

UNITED SCREENS: Near East, Middle East, Far East

UNITED SCREENS: Near East, Middle East, Far East On the 25th April from 6 pm, Rupert together with Autarkia (Naugarduko st. 41) is pleased to invite to the presentation given by Rupert’s current artist-in-residence… More

Screening programme: Still Here

Rupert is pleased to invite all to a screening of five films by current and former artists-in-residence and alumni at Rupert. The screenings will start at 5:30 pm on the 17th of April 2019… More

Alternative Education programme participants visit Vilnius artist-run spaces

On the 17th of March, the 7th Rupert Alternative Education programme began with a day tour through Vilnius’ artist-run spaces led by Adomas Narkevičius, co-curator of the programme. The participants visited Editorial project space… More

Marta Trektere – Dying Death

Rupert kindly invites you to a premiere of Dying Death, a debut short film by Latvian artist Marta Trektere. The screening will take place on March 28th, at the CAC cinema hall (Vokiečių str…. More

Candace Goodrich: The Aestheticization of the Anthropocene

Rupert is pleased to invite all to a talk ‘The Aestheticization of the Anthropocene – A discussion about terminology, periodization and imagery’ given by artist and curator Candace Goodrich. The talk will take place… More

Fear of Intimacy Department – workshop with Maria Sarycheva

On the 18th and 19th of March, Maria Sarycheva (b. 1991, Ufa, in 2019 working mainly in Moscow and Krasnodar), gave a two day workshop for our Alternative Education programme participants and the curators of… More

Participants Announced for Rupert’s 7th Alternative Education Programme

We are excited to announce the participants of the 7th edition of Rupert’s Alternative Education Programme which will run between the 12th March and the 9th September 2019. They were selected by a jury… More

Letters to Friends – workshop with Herb Shellenberger

In advance of Rupert’s Jonas Mekas exhibition of opening in June, the workshop “Letters to Friends” will focus on Mekas’s writing, filmmaking and important function as a connector of people. “Letters to Friends” takes… More

Rupert’s Anniversary Publication Launch

We are really excited to announce the launch of Rupert’s five-year-anniversary publication on the 28th of February, 2019 at Paviljonas, Vilnius between 19:00 and 21:00.  Performances and presentations from 19:30 – 21:00. Following the… More

Open Call: Rupert’s 7th Alternative Education Programme

Rupert kindly invites you to apply for the 7th edition of Rupert Alternative Education Programme, which will take place between March and September 2019. The deadline for all applications is February 15 (Friday) midnight,… More

Public presentation of the 7th Rupert Alternative Education Programme

Rupert kindly invites you to attend a public presentation of the 7th Rupert Alternative Education Programme which will take place on 4 February, from 6 pm at Vilnius Academy of Arts doctorate auditorium 102… More

OPEN STUDIOS: Antanas Gerlikas

Between 27-29 January Rupert kindly invites you to visit an Open Studio event by our current artist-in-residence Antanas Gerlikas. Gerlikas will open his residency studio to the public to share his latest drawings from… More

Pakui Hardware: Stressed Out Jellyfish

Rupert kindly invites you to ‘Stressed Out Jellyfish’, a performance-lecture by artist collective Pakui Hardware (Neringa Černiauskaitė & Ugnius Gelguda). The event will take place from 6pm, Wednesday, 12th of December, at Rupert’s gallery… More

Jörg Heiser: Art at Risk

Rupert is pleased to invite you to a talk given by art critic, researcher and writer Jörg Heiser –  ‘Art at Risk’. The talk will take place on the 22nd November, from 6 pm… More

Lars TCF Holdhus & Martin Kohout – DungeonTT

Rupert kindly invites you to DungeonTT, a modular performative installation by artists Lars TCF Holdhus (NO) and Martin Kohout (CZ/DE). The event will take place between 3pm and 9pm on Saturday, 10th of November,… More

Flesh of Prose – a workshop by Jaakko Pallasvuo and Anni Puolakka

Rupert in collaboration with Autarkia kindly invites you to Flesh of Prose – a writing workshop by artists and residents at Rupert Jaakko Pallasvuo and Anni Puolakka in which we will explore character through observation, and,… More

Progress Bar x Rupert

Rupert together with Progress Bar (NL) are delighted to present an event celebrating culture, equality, collectivity, hope and progressive thought. Combining talks, performances and experimental cutting edge music, the event will take place in a club… More

Joanna Warsza: How to make art go public?

Rupert is pleased to invite all to a talk given by curator and writer Joanna Warsza. The talk will take place on the 1st October, from 6 pm at Rupert (Vaidilutės str. 79). This… More

Open Studios (Vilnius Gallery Weekend’18)

This Friday, 7th September, Rupert kindly invites to Open studios event. Studios by September artists-in-residence Holly Childs, Rebecca Ackroyd, Renée Mboya will be open between 2-5 pm (Studio 2 & 3). The event is… More

core.pan – Void of course

Rupert is pleased to invite to a showcase of current summer residents core.pan (Sybil Montet & Simon Kounovsky). The event will take place on Wednesday, August 29th from 6 pm at Rupert (Vaidilutės str…. More

Open Call for Rupert Residency Programme 2019

Rupert’s Residency Programme is dedicated to local and international practitioners and thinkers (such as artists, writers, curators, researchers, cultural managers and academics), providing them with the opportunity to live and work in Vilnius while… More

Portfolio reviews for artists

Rupert is pleased to announce monthly portfolio reviews for artists based in Lithuania. Each month, Rupert selects 3 artists for a 1 hour live review by Rupert’s team members and an external arts professional…. More

Open workshop with David Ruebain

On the 8th August between 3-5pm, Rupert is pleased to host David Ruebain, disability rights activist, adviser and formerly Chief Executive of Equality Challenge Unit and Director of Legal Policy at the British government’s Equality… More

Closing events of the summer group exhibition, Entangled Tales.

Rupert is pleased to announce the final events for the closing of the summer group exhibition, Entangled Tales. Thursday, 2 August 5pm – Free guided tour by the exhibition curators, Juste Jonutyte and Yates… More

Rick Dolphijn: How Art Objects

As part of the group exhibition, Entangled Tales, Rupert is pleased to invite all to a talk given by Dr Rick Dolphijn. The talk will take place at Rupert on the 25th July, from 6 pm. Dolphijn’s talk, ‘How… More

Entangled Tales, public events programme

Rupert is pleased to announce the public events programme for the group exhibition, Entangled Tales. All events are free, open to public and will take place at Rupert (Vaidilutes st. 79, Vilnius). Please note… More

Alternative Education program participants at Kintai Arts

Rupert 6th alternative education program participants Monika Janulevičiūtė & Antanas Lučiūnas, Milda Januševičiūtė, Ona Juciūtė, Marjolein van der Loo, Vytautas Stakutis, Rytis Urbanskas, Naglis Kristijonas Zakaras alongside program curator Adomas Narkevičius and assistant curator Giulia Civardi… More

Anna Gritz: Roberta, Lorna and Lynn

Rupert is pleased to invite all to a public talk, ‘Roberta, Lorna and Lynn’ by Anna Gritz, writer and curator at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Her talk will discuss fictionalised auto-biographic… More

The Behaviour of Mixed Bodies – workshop

Rupert is pleased to invite all to a workshop with artists Anastasija Sosunova, Sarah Chow and Daniel Rossi. The workshop is part of the summer group exhibition, Entangled Tales, and will take place at… More

Orit Gat: The Loneliness of Dele Alli

Rupert is pleased to invite all to a public talk, ‘The Loneliness of Dele Alli’ by Orit Gat, writer and editor on contemporary art and digital culture. During the talk Gat will discuss how… More

Ioanna Gerakidi: FUEGO (A Tribute To The Erotic Drama)

Rupert and CAC Reading Room are pleased to invite all to a reading performance ‘FUEGO (A Tribute To The Erotic Drama)’ by current Rupert resident, writer and artist Ioanna Gerakidi. The reading performance will take… More

Marks of Drama: writing workshop with Ioanna Gerakidi

Rupert is pleased to invite writer and current artist-in-residence Ioanna Gerikidi to lead a writing seminar, as part of the 6th Rupert Alternative Education Programme. The seminar will take place on the 4th June… More

Open workshops with artist Owen Griffiths

Rupert is very pleased to invite artist Owen Griffiths to lead a series of workshops on making art in an expanded field of social engagement and grassroots initiatives, as part of the 6th Rupert… More

Abri de Swardt & Yan Xing – The Difficulty of Saying I

Yan Xing, still from Across the River and into the Trees (2016) Rupert is pleased to invite all to The Difficulty of Saying I, a showcase of films by current Rupert residents, artists Abri de Swardt and Yan Xing…. More

Laurynas Adomaitis: Workshop on Artefacts and Objects of Nature

Rupert is very pleased to invite Lithuanian philosopher Laurynas Adomaitis to lead a series of workshops on artefacts and objects of nature for the 6th Rupert Alternative Education program. The series of 3 workshops is dedicated… More

Fatoş Üstek: Curating beyond exhibition making

Rupert kindly invites you to a talk by London based curator and newly appointed DRAF director Fatoş Üstek titled, ‘Curating beyond exhibition making’. The talk will take place in Pakrantė gallery space (Vaidilutės str…. More

Megan Plunkett – Me as a Dog

On Friday, April 13th from 5 pm,  we invite you to debut of “Me as a Dog”, current Rupert artist-in-residence Megan Plunkett’s installation of recent photographic works at Vilnius bar Who Hit John (Didžioji… More

Santiago Taccetti & Laurie Kang – 255.155.2612

Rupert kindly invites you all to our February residents Laurie Kang and Santiago Taccetti showcase of works 255.155.2612 starting 3pm, Monday, 26 February in the Pakrantė gallery space and Studio 3 (Vaidilutes st. 79,… More

Undersong: Lina Lapelytė and Indrė Šerpytytė at kim?

Undersong is an exhibition of Lithuanian artists Lina Lapelytė and Indrė Šerpytytė organised by the Vilnius-based art centre, Rupert. Following Rupert’s commitment to supporting a young generation of Lithuanian artists in reaching an international… More

Screening programme: Jasmine Johnson & Emanuel Almborg

Rupert kindly invites you to a screening of video works by Jasmine Johnson (UK) and Emanuel Almborg (Sweden). The event will be held in the CAC Cinema (2 Vokiečių str.) on the 3rd of… More

Permanent installation by Zuzanna Czebatul at Rupert

On the 28th March, we invite you to the opening of Zuzanna Czebatul’s new installation Untitled (Beach Towel, 2018), to be permanently installed in Pakrantė’s grounds.  The work, based on an abandoned beach towel,… More

Public presentation of the 6th Rupert Alternative Education Program

Rupert kindly invites you to attend a public presentation of the 6th Rupert Alternative Education Program which will take place on 23 January, from 6 pm at Vilnius Academy of Arts doctorate auditorium 102… More

Luca Vanello: Soaked in repetition, only to retreat in minutes

Rupert is pleased to invite you to “Soaked in repetition, only to retreat in minutes”, an exhibition of new works by a current artist-in-residence Luca Vanello. The opening will take place at Sodų 4 (Sodų str…. More

Lina Lapelytė: Pirouette

Rupert is pleased to announce “Pirouette”, the first solo exhibition of Lithuanian artist Lina Lapelytė. The show includes a series of newly-commissioned live performances and sound works presented in a specially-conceived environment by Lithuanian… More

Doesn’t Have To Be As Ever

Rupert is pleased to invite all to the final event ‘Doesn’t Have to Be As Ever’ of 5th edition of Rupert Alternative Education. Participants Žygimantas Kudirka, Kristina Marija Kulinič, Nina Kuttler, Beatričė Mockevičiūtė & Gintautė… More

Anastasija Sosunova: Demikhov Dog

Anastasija Sosunova and Rupert together with curator Adomas Narkevičius kindly invite you to the presentation evening of ‘Demikhov Dog’, a new video work by Anastasia Sosunova. It will take place on 3 December, from… More

Suhail Malik: Contemporary Art → Ex-art: Retro-transfiguration Into the Commonplace

Rupert kindly invites you to a talk by Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art Co-director Suhail Malik ‘Contemporary Art → Ex-art: Retro-transfiguration Into the Commonplace’. It will take place on 9 November, from 5.30pm at Vilnius… More

Rupert at 1857. Night of performances

1857 (Oslo, Norway) and Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania) are pleased to invite you to “Rupert at 1857”, a night of performances by Lithuanian artists. Augustas Serapinas’ “Gym” and Lina Lapelytė’s new performance featuring musician Liudas Mockūnas… More

The Current Work of Rupert residents Nina Fránková and Marije Gertenbach

YOU ARE INVITED TO AN ENDING! 25 October, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at the Pakrantė gallery space (Vaidilutes st. 79, Vilnius). Unlike most exhibitions, which deal with end products, this show deals with by-products: with the… More

Rupert meetup in London

Next Thursday, 5 October at 8 pm a meeting with former Rupert residents, alumni, team and programme contributors will take place in London. It will provide the opportunity to meet up, exchange ideas and… More

Encode // Dance Ring // Enchanted

Rupert kindly invites you to a concert ‘Encode // Dance Ring // Enchanted’. Rosen (live), Renick Bell (live), Calum Gunn (live) and ang3l_sp1der (live) will perfom during the event. The event will take place… More

Johanna Kotlaris – The Passage Between Us (These Little Truths)

Rupert is pleased to invite you all to a performance “The Passage Between Us (These Little Truths)” by an artist-in-residence Johanna Kotlaris on Thursday, 10 August, 7:00 pm, at the National Gallery of Art (Konstitucijos ave…. More

Nicolas Fleming artist talk

Rupert is pleased to invite you all to an artist talk by a current Rupert resident Nicolas Fleming (Canada) on Thursday, 27 July, 6 pm, at the CAC Reading Room (Vokieciu st. 2, Vilnius)…. More

Demelza Watts – It’s not about being wanted or ‘Should I have bothered getting out of bed’

We would kindly like to invite you for a screening of a film programme ‘It’s not about being wanted or ‘Should I have bothered getting out of bed’ curated by current Rupert resident Demelza… More

Artefakt – Patricia Kokett, Vladas Dieninis, Hìldå, su-y

Rupert kindly invites you to a sound-based singular event, concert ‘Artefakt’, with debut live concert from Patricia Kokett (live), including performances by Vladas Dieninis (live), Hìldå (DJ set) and su-y (live audiovisuals).The event is… More

Rupert Presents International Artists at “Art Vilnius’17“

Art and Education centre Rupert will participate in 8th International Contemporary Art Fair “ArtVilnius’17“ on June 8-11th . Rupert will present six young international artists who have created artworks specifically for “ArtVilnius’17“  fair.  The works will… More

Art and Science. Monica Bello, Julijonas Urbonas and Rytis Paulauskas in Conversation

Rupert is pleased to invite you to attend the third event of a new talk series focusing on contemporary art and collecting. This month our programme guests are curator Monica Bello (Head of Arts… More

A realm where cause-and-effect no longer applies: presentations by Rupert April residents

Rupert kindly invites you all to our April residents Borbála Soós (HU/UK), Marco Strappato (IT/UK) and Elvia Wilk (USA/DE) presentations of their month long research residency in Rupert followed by thematic food, drinks, and… More

Collector as a Curator. Maris Vitols in Conversation

Rupert is pleased to invite you to attend the second event of a new talk series focusing on contemporary art and collecting. This month our programme guest is Riga-based collector, curator, entrepreneur and philosopher… More

Open Call for Residencies at Rupert 2017 Autumn/Winter

Rupert’s Residency Program is suited for local and international thinkers and practitioners: artists, writers, curators, sound artists, cultural managers, and academics, providing them with the opportunity to live and work in Vilnius while developing… More

James Lewis & Jenine Marsh – “Can’t you hear my voices?”

Rupert kindly invites you all to our residents James Lewis and Jenine Marsh open studios starting 5pm, Thursday, 23 February in art incubator’s Pakrantė gallery space (Vaidilutės g. 79). Artists James Lewis (UK) and Jenine… More

Collections and Art Foundations. David Roberts in Conversation

Rupert is pleased to invite you to attend the first event of a new talk series focusing on contemporary art and collecting. Our first programme guest is David Roberts, British collector, property developer and… More

Merike Estna, Jozs Bitelli, Andrea Zucchini – Smoke and Mirrors

Current Rupert residents invite you to an informal presentation of what they have been working on during their stay. Performances start at 5pm. Wed 4 Jan -Hei -Labas -Hey, if you’re still out, could… More

Shama Khanna – An experiment in cinema in reverse

Rupert together with a curator Shama Khanna invites all to a screening of short films: “Öndivatbemutató” (“Self Fashion Show”) (1976) by Tibor Hajas, “Cilaos” (2016) by Camilo Restrepo and “Bunker Drama” (2015), by Mike Crane on December… More

”This time the rabbit looks down: Chocolate scrying”

Rupert invites you to a delicious performance ”This time the rabbit looks down: Chocolate scrying” by artist duo AnaSusana, proposed by Natalia Valencia on November 24, from 6:30 pm at the newly opened artist… More

Travis Jeppesen: ‘Word’

Rupert is pleased to invite you to “Word“, an exhibition of new works by a writer and current artist-in-residence Travis Jeppesen. The opening will take place this Thursday, 20 October, at 6 pm at… More

Open Discussion: Built | Unbuilt

Rupert is happy to invite you to a two-part open discussion ‘Built | Unbuilt’ on yet un-accumulated archival collaboration between four interdisciplinary artists. The event will take place at the CAC Reading Room (Vokiečių… More

A dance workshop “HEGELIAN DANCERS“ by Ericka Florez

Rupert kindly invites you to a dance workshop by a Colombian artist Ericka Florez on 16th of August at 6 p.m. in creative studio ‘House of Puglu’ (Vilniaus str. 16, entrance through Labdarių str.)…. More

Reading Room Sessions: “On The East-West Slope”

Rupert and Unthinkable kindly invites you to the second collective Reading Room of upcoming Reading Room series, opening space for discussions around cultural, social and geopolitical issues and turns in Central and Eastern Europe…. More

J. G. Biberkopf – ‘Ecologies II: Ecosystems of Excess’

Rupert kindly invites all to join us for a concert ‘Ecologies II: Ecosystems of excess’ by Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf. The event will take place Thursday, July 7 and starts from 9 pm in the… More

Book Launch: ‘A Solid Injury to the Knees’ by Maya Tounta

Rupert invites you to the launch of ‘A Solid Injury to the Knees’, an anthology of essays, short stories and speculations on depression’s percolation into politics, its fraught relationship to productivity and its potential… More

‘A House of Skin’ by Felix Kalmenson

Join us for a screening of Felix Kalmenson’s ‘A House of Skin’ on Friday, 3 June, 7pm at Ozo Kino Sale, Ozo g. 4, Vilnius. Food and drinks will be served after. The entry… More

“Plays for the Strange Stranger” A performance by Jude Crilly & Floris Schönfeld

“Plays for the Strange Stranger” A performance by Jude Crilly & Floris Schönfeld Saturday 23 April 2016, 10pm at the CAC Basement Hall “Plays for the Strange Stranger” is a performance in four parts…. More

Open Studios: “The Little Death”

Friday, March 25th 18:30Performance 18:45Rupert, Vaidilutes g. 79, VilniusLuca Iemi (IT 1988) www.lucaiemi.comGarrett Nelson (CH/USA 1982) www.garrettnelson.chCiaran Wood (UK 1988)A break from consciousness is the proposal of an exhibition with Sleep Bar at Rupert Vilnius, during… More

Marina Vishmidt: “Feeling Things: Or, What Would Be Some Contemporary Pathos-Forms?”

Join us next Wednesday, March 23, at 5 pm, at Malūnų st. 3 (Vilnius Academy of Arts – C1, ground floor 102 auditorium in PhD department) for a talk by Marina Vishmidt on contemporary… More

Reading Room Sessions: “Outsourcing Authenticity”

Dear all, please join us for a Rupert Reading Group session at Šaltinių st. 7 this coming Thursday March 17th at 6:30pm. We will discuss Chapter 8 from Rupert’s guest lecturer’s Claire Bishop’s Artificial Hells called Delegated Performance: Outsourcing Authenticity. Artificial Hells is… More

Trip to Liepkalnis and Antaviliai CIA site with Valentinas Klimašauskas

The latest edition of Rupert’s Educational Program began when participants took their first field trip of the year to Liepkalnis and Antaviliai to look around the illegal CIA detention centre alternatively known as the Violet centre which incidentally… More

Antoine Donzeaud: A thousand friends. Opening night

Opening reception: January 27, 6pm at Rupert (Vaidilutės g. 79, Vilnius)‘On the first day the snow fell,I went taking pictures,Not to miss the chance of capturing the moments,While the trees are still holding the… More

“Double Bind” opens in Oslo on 21 January

The Academy of Fine Art at Oslo National Academy of the Arts together with Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania) and The Living Art Museum (Reykjavik, Iceland) present Double Bind, a travelling exhibition of new commissions. Double… More

Travis Jeppesen: Object-oriented Writing

Rupert is happy to invite you to a lecture and workshop by the writer Travis Jeppesen on 13th and 14th of January, 2016. Object-oriented writing is a new approach – neither poetic nor art-critical, yet… More

“Double Bind” opening in Visaginas

“Double Bind”, 17 December, 2015 — 2 January, 2016 Opening: Thursday 17 December, 5pm, Visaginas Culture Centre, Vilties str. 1 Opening times: Monday — Saturday, 12am – 6pm (except for holidays) “Double bind” is an… More

Floris Schönfeld: “A Brief History of the Damagomi Group”

Rupert would like to invite you to a screening of Floris Schönfeld’s “A Brief History of the Damagomi Group” with an introduction by David Kasprzak. The screening will take place this Tuesday, 8 December… More

Florian Cramer: “Collective-Individual Depressions: Postmedieval, Postcommunist, Postcapitalist, Postdigital”

Rupert invites you to a talk by Florian Cramer on collective–individual depressions: postmedieval, postcommunist, postcapitalist, postdigital. The talk will take place on the 10th of December at the CAC Reading Room at 5.00 pm…. More

“Double Bind” opening in Pabradė

“Double Bind”, 26 November, 2015 — 10 December, 2015 Opening times: Monday — Friday, 10am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm Photostudio “Pas Vladą”, pašto str. , 1st floor, Pabradė  “Double bind” is an exhibition of new… More

Nina Power: Social reproduction, art, labour, emotion

Rupert invites you to a talk by Nina Power on social reproduction, art, labour and emotion. The talk will take place on Friday 13 November 2015 at Malūnų st. 3 (VDA – C1, ground floor) at… More

“Double Bind” opening night and performances

“Double Bind” 15 October, 2015 — 11 November, 2015 Opening times: Wednesday — Friday, 1 pm – 7 pm, Saturday 12 – 6 pm Rupert would like to invite you to the opening of… More

Eating the longest word in the Greek language, Brud, Totál and Rupert

In the summer of 2015, Brud (Warsaw, Poland), Totál (Athens, Greece) and Rupert hosted a residency in the island of Kea, Greece inviting artists, writers and curators from Lithuania, Poland, Italy and the UK… More

Chris Sharp: Adventures with Lulu

Writer and independent curator Chris Sharp will present and discuss Lulu, the independent project space he started with the Mexican artist Martin Soto Climent in Mexico City in 2013, and how it relates to… More

Augustas Serapinas at Pabradės vaikų globos namai

Rupert together with Oslo Academy of Arts (Norway) and the Living Art Museum (Iceland) present an ongoing collaboration: a travelling exhibition, a lecture series, a publication and a series of workshops about thinking politically… More

Emalin presents: Ali Eisa—They had to do it by their hands

Emalin are excited to announce They had to do it by their hands, an exhibition of new work by London-based artist Ali Eisa produced during his time as artist-in-residence at Rupert, centre for Art and… More

The Politics and Practice of Just Making Things

Presentation of works and roundtable discussion with: Augustas Serapinas Elena Narbutaite Viktorija Rybakova Vytenis Burokas Ali Eisa (Chair) Shama Khanna (Live Respondent) This event will bring together a group of contemporary artists who will… More

End of the Year Presentations

You are kindly invited to Rupert’s Educational Program End of the Year Presentations which will take place this Saturday in Rupert at 1.30 pm. Participants Julijus Balčikonis (LT), Jamie Kane (UK), Ieva Kraule (LV), Kristina… More

Rupert at Warsaw Bauhaus: Visiting Poland in the 60s

During our last trip to Warsaw, our annual Alternative Education Program end of the year trip, we were introduced to Warsaw Bauhaus, a local organism cultivating progressive alternatives to the art world, involving all disciplines. It… More

An Appetite for Violence & Open Studios

Come watch, listen and taste an abrasive sequence of film clips handpicked by Rupert residents Anna Clawson and Nicole Ward, alongside works presented by Beth Collar and Post Brothers.There is a FREE MINIBUS TO… More

Mixed Media Workshop with Carl Palm & Sebastian Rozenberg

A workshop over two days, materials and stories and all the poetry in between. We’d like the participants that sign up to participate on both days. Participant confirmation latest on the 7th of April here. Schedule: Day One… More

CAC AT CAC. CA Conrad’s poetry readings and (Soma)tic Poetics Workshop

Readings: Tuesday 10 March at the CAC Reading Room, 6 pm. Workshop: Wednesday 11 March at the CAC Reading Room, 2 pm. Events will be held in English. Admission is free. RSVP required for the workshop at I Feel… More

Can you tell me, your Honor, where behind a lamp-post is?

In their collaboration Sanna Marander and Niklas Tafra often work with the exhibition as a medium, with the poetic potential of its limited capacities of reproducing processes. Here, text that frame art become central… More

The Asshole as the Origin of the World & Other Stories

Hark! The horrible angels sing, Glory hole for those who ring, The Wolfman commeth! So grab your things, So hence the hysterical men will scream: “Oh animal! Oh brute! Oh savagery! How can our… More

The Living, The Legend, The Lipgloss, The Light

Rupert and Department of Postgraduate studies, Vilnius Academy of Arts are pleased to invite you to a two-day seminar with Mårten Spångberg. The seminar will take place in Malūnų st. 3 (VDA – C1, ground floor).  In… More

Reading Exercises: a Performative Reading by Eleanor Vonne Brown

The exercises by Eleanor Vonne Brown, currently in residence at Rupert, will take place as part of a meeting with two unique art publishers and distributors, “Lugemik” of Tallinn and “X Marks the Bökship” of London. The event will take place on… More

Corollaries by Jason Hendrik Hansma

Corollaries will be a performative reading at the CAC Vilnius collaging three short texts written from 2012-2015 by artist Jason Hendrik Hansma. They explore the complexities of time, history, memory and our attempts to… More

‘Attention Economy’ and the Art World Today: Nicolaus Schafhausen and Lolita Jablonskienė in Conversation

Rupert together with Goethe Institute in Lithuania invite Lolita Jablonskienė, Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Art, Lithuania and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director of Kunsthalle Wien, Austria for a public discussion. Departing from Attention Economy, a… More

Mini Film Program “Sun”

Mini film program “Saulė” (“Sun”) is composed of films suited to the big screen, yet equally legible as video recordings in various forms. We feel it is important to have a chance to see lives, nature… More

Circus Engelbregt: Mind Your Head

The event will take place at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lecture Hall 112 (Maironio St. 3, New building) at 6 pm. Sometimes it seems as if society is stuck in a rut. People have… More

Mirosław Bałka and Kasia Redzisz: “Otwock”

Rupert and the Polish Institute in Vilnius welcome you to a an event featuring artist Mirosław Bałka and curator Kasia Redzisz who will speak about their work with “Otwock”, a project exploring relations between art, place… More

Laure Prouvost: Towards Burrow Me

Rupert would like to invite you all to an evening of films, stories and conversations with artist Laure Prouvost. The night will serve as an introduction to Prouvost’s upcoming solo show at Rupert which… More

Mediated Monologues with Isla Leaver-Yap

Mediated Monologues is a one-sided conversation with writers living, dead and automated. The event will take place at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lecture Hall 112 (Maironio St. 3, New building) at 5 pm Isla… More

Trip to Plungė with Antanas Gerlikas and Juozas Laivys

Rupert’s Educational Program participants, joined by two of our current residents (Matthew Rana and Matthew Shannon), took their first field trip of the year to Žemaitija region in the northwest of Lithuania. The itinerary… More

Rupert at Komplot: Apples in a State of Tax Levy

Vytenis Burokas, Justė Jonutytė, Tim Kliukoit, Augustas Serapinas and Maya Tounta During the last few months, Vilnius-based artists Augustas Serapinas, Vytenis Burokas and Tim Kliukoit, improvised a fruit press and a grinder. For their… More


For the opening event of the 3rd edition of our Educational program we hosted an anti-bizutage event playing on hazing tropes and mimicking the multifarious processes of initiation that hazing as a term has… More

The Last Bus Out

An unhealthy evening of films watched one after the other as one programmed rosary. Including films by David Lamelas, The Desert People, 1974 / Timothy Carey’s 1962 underground classic ‘The worlds greatest sinner’ /… More

A River Ferry by Educational Program Alumnus Justinas Dūdėnas

Justinas Dūdėnas – architect, semiotician and 2013-2014 Educational Program alumnus – successfully trialled his new ferry project on October 4th. In continuation of his program project, Dūdėnas’ unique swing ferry connected the premises of… More

Break Dance Workshop

Dear All, Break, dance, work, shake, lava, ice, potatoes, Aneta’s novel, news, the cats’ gazette, vinyl, smoke breaks, Google Docs, balls, flightless birds, breaking beats, swinging, soggy and soft monuments, a smell, an explosion,… More

Rupert invites: Basia Lewandowska Cummings

On Wednesday, 6 August, at 12 noon Rupert will host a talk by a London-based writer, editor and curator Basia Lewandowska Cummings, marking the end of this year’s Educational Program. What differing strategies are… More

Artist Talk. Andre Guedes

Rupert invites you to an Artist Talk by a Lisbon-based artist André Guedes. The talk is organised by Rupert and will take place at the CAC Reading Room on Saturday, 28 June, 3 pm…. More

An Artist and a Rover

In an essay about correspondence art, Edward M. Plunkett posits, tongue-in-cheek, that communication as an art form is an ancient tradition dating back to when Cleopatra had herself delivered to Julius Caesar in a… More

Night at the Knowledge Museum: Rupert at Culture Night

On 20 June, Friday, Rupert is joining the lineup of “Culture Night” events and is inviting you to spend the evening in Dan and Lia Perjovschi’s exhibitions. From 6 to 9.30 pm. „Knowledge Museum… More

The Lottery: Open Forum & Experimental Exhibition Modes Workshop

Rupert invites you to “The Lottery”, an open forum and experimental exhibition modes workshop, hosted by Rupert’s educational program participant Jacquelyn Davis and Scandinavia-based curators, critics, and researchers Power Ekroth, Stefanie Hessler, Alida Ivanov… More

David Bernstein: Cheers to the Miss standing under the table doing karate

We invite you to a celebration of wood on the first official day of summer. David Bernstein, artist in residence, will present his new wooden sculpture, a table with a single leg carved as… More

Robin Vanbesien: Stray Fire / Ships to Sink Like This

From 22:00-23:30 on Friday 30 May 2014, Rupert invites you to a screening of two new video productions by Robin Vanbesien, artist in residence, on a wall in Reformatų skveras in Vilnius. stray fire… More

Claire Bishop: Deja Vu. Contemporary Art and the Ghosts of Modernism

Rupert is thrilled to announce the next guest of the program – art historian and critic Claire Bishop. While in Rupert, Claire Bishop will meet with Rupert’s Educational Program participants and current residents for… More

Sebastian Cichocki: Nothing is New, Neither is Anything Old

“Nothing is new, neither is anything old”  – Robert Smithson On 8 May, Thursday, 6 pm Rupert welcomes Sebastian Cichocki, writer, curator and Deputy Director at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, to give… More

Maya Mikelsone: Table Culture Workshop

Next Saturday, 19 April Rupert invites you to participate in resident’s Maya Mikelsone’s ‘Table Culture Workshop’. After more than twenty years of Soviet Union’s collapse and the introduction of a new political and economical… More

Our Extra-Sensory Selves: A Development Circle In  Experimental Mediumship

While at Rupert, resident Allison Gibbs is becoming mediumistic as a methodology; by attempting to learn and embody the sensibilities and practices of a medium to consider extra-sensory practice as a mode of radical,… More


Rupert invites all for an Open Studios session this Saturday, March 29. Rupert residents Allison Gibbs, Lucas Dillon and Sebastian Rozenberg will open the doors of their studios to the public and talk about… More

Rupert invites: Marten Spangberg

Rupert invites Mårten Spångberg for a public 3-day workshop and a talk on choreographic practice, the increasing monetization of identity and performativity in art production, object-oriented ontology, Accelerationism, politics and aesthetics, possibility and potentiality… More

Rupert invites: Kristupas Sabolius

On Tuesday, 4 March 6:30 pm Rupert invites Kristupas Sabolius to present the ideas proposed in his new book “Įsivaizduojamybė” (Eng. “The Imaginary”), which deals with the topics of imagination, technology, virtuality, cinema and art…. More

Chris Fitzpatrick: “2012”

Objectif Exhibitions is an internationally-focused contemporary art centre located in Antwerp, Belgium. It was founded in 1999, and hires a new director every four years. Since taking the position in 2012, Chris Fitzpatrick has… More

Niklas Tafra presents Sanna Marander

There is an exhibition that travels in a wallet. There are too many curators. Sanna Marander works with text. Text which in this case is actually expressed by Jurgis Griškevičius. A text about text-pieces… More

Valentina Desideri: Studio Practice

What if study is what we do with others? What if study is a social practice that needs rehearsal? What if we study in the studio? What if the studio is a dance studio?… More

Creative Writing Workshop: Re-Contextualizing American Colonialism & Patriotism

On Sunday, 19 January this year, Rupert is glad to invite you to a writing workshop hosted by Rupert Educational program participant Jacquelyn Davis: “[…] In light of recently visiting a traditional museum in… More

Like There’s No Tomorrow

This Monday, 30 December at 7 pm we’d like to invite you to a launch party of publication “Like There’s No Tomorrow”. “Like There’s No Tomorrow” is a new book on young Lithuanian photography…. More

Dora Garcia Performance series

This December Rupert invites you to three performances by the Spanish artist Dora Garcia: 5 December, Thursday, 7 pm Performance. “Finnegans Wake” reading at Rupert (Meškeriotojų st. 33) 6 December, Friday, 3 pm “Books… More

Chloe Cooper. Artist Talk

Contemporary Art Centre Reading Room will  host Artist Talk with Rupert’s current resident Chloe Cooper this Thursday, 21 November at 6 pm. Chloe Cooper works with people in places to bring about some kind of… More

Oneiric Workshop. Julijonas Urbonas

Led by Julijonas Urbonas, this sleepover workshop will explore and enact the creative possibilities of oneiric reality. Dreams will be approached as a unique test-site for creative ideas, as a method of poetic enquiry, and as an exhibition space. Introducing… More

NSK State in Time

Miran Mohar (Irwin) presentation will focus on NSK State in Time, which was founded in 1992 as a transformation of the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective into NSK State in Time. NSK was… More


((The system we have developed between us is in a way of course comedy, comedy overcome by tragedy? Might be. Tragedy is overcome by comedy, and both are overcome by art. )) Mixed media… More


This Saturday (5 October) Rupert would like to invite the public to the Open Studio event. Between 12 pm and 4 pm in the afternoon, the studios of Rupert’s very first residents will be… More

Forest, forest

The aim of the workshop “Forest, forest” is to share an approach to the methodology and the investigation Mariona Moncunill is carrying out while in Rupert.  It concerns the symbolic and ideological construction of… More

Photo Reportage from the Opening of Fast Flux

Fast Flux: New Art from Lithuania Opening A panel of speakers discussed the exhibit, the role of art and architecture in Soho, and the role of Lithuanian artists George Maciunas and Jonas Mekas in… More

Vilnius Pataphysics Institute

In the same way as Pa Ubu, after having taken over the throne of Poland (which is Nowhere, as Jarry wrote) and having been fired from it, took some rest in “a cave in… More

Do you think about the bookstore?

Do you think about the bookstore? We are thinking about a tropical lounge pretending to be a bookstore. Suppose it is possible that the lounge is, in a relation to a bookstore, prosthetic. In… More

Gediminas Akstinas & Rupert invite: Kamilė Mačiulaitytė

The heterotopia begins to function at full capacity when men arrive at a sort of absolute break with their traditional time… Heterotopias always presuppose a system of opening and closing that both isolates them… More

Rupert invites: Antonio Piazza

“Getting back to the vertical position” Learn how to watch a movie The tools of the director, the gaze of the viewer Once when I was going to the cinema, viewers were well settled… More

Rupert invites: Andros Zins-Browne & Sandy Williams

DAY 1 Andros & Sandy meet Rupert group Studio visits take place all around Vilnius on the 15th of February, 2013 DAY 2 The Time Warp A performance workshop by Andros Zins-Browne and Sandy… More

Rupert invites: filmmaker and producer Antonio Piazza

Cinema does nothing more than opening for the time of a passage to the luminous presence of the Other. Cinema teaches us to tirelessly touch with our eyes where and at what distance from me… More

Jennifer Teets invites: Rupert is taking a bath

Rupert is taking a bath. A mud bath. A time-based sludge revelry of physiological speculations and absurd pathologies. “Is earth capable of being assimilated?” one may ask. “Or is it simply ballast for the… More

Rupert invites: Jennifer Teets

A writing workshop by Jennifer Teets On Saturday January 19th at 2pm, a writing workshop will ensue with Rupert participants at the CAC Reading Room (Vokiečių st. 2, Vilnius).  The workshop will trace the… More

Rupert invites: Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez

2 January at 6pm: in the lecture Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez will talk about the notions of situated artistic research and reflexive residency programmes through her experience of co-directing the space for artistic research Les Laboratoires… More

Rupert invites: Daniel Keller, Katja Novitskova & Amadeo Kraupa-Tuskany

An Event by Daniel Keller, Katja Novitskova & Amadeo Kraupa-Tuskany. Day 1 – Presentation and conversation Day 2 – Studio visits   One half of Aids-3D, DANIEL KELLER (b. 1986, Detroit, US). Studied at The… More

Rupert invites: Will Holder

An evening with Robert Ashley, presented by Will Holder.   Evening 1 An evening with Robert Ashley, presented by Will Holder. 69.     No, you can’t 70.     get people to do perfect 71…. More

A Day by Audrius Pocius: WHICH IS WITCH?

IF one’s a witch, one won’t drown. IF one’s not, one will drown. An evening is dedicated to superstition, fortune telling, lies, mistakes, magic tricks, seduction and appearance. It is essentially grounded within the… More

Rupert invites: Adam Kleinman

A Talk by Adam Kleinman. You lack the power of understanding; do you understand?   A funny thing happened on the way to the Fridericianum. There, right in front, a man dressed in all… More

Rupert invites: Adam Kleinman & Raimundas Malašauskas

A Talk by Adam Kleinman and Raimundas Malašauskas. A Talk About Talking. Please come and join Raimundas Malasauskas and Adam Kleinman, two former agents for dOCUMENTA (13), and more importantly roommates during this “epic… More

Close Reading & Discussion on Deleuze/Guattari “Qu’est-ce que la philosophie?”

A close reading of a book “Qu’est-ce que la philosophie?” (“What is Philosophy?”) by Deleuze and Guatarri with a special attention to the 7th chapter. Event is hosted by Lukas Brašiškis and Jonas Skačkauskas. Location:… More

Projects in Progress

A Presentation of the first stage of projects by Rupert‘s participants. An event is open to Rupert’s participants and Advisors only.    

Fionn Meade

Happy Saturday. Fionn Meade visits studios of Gediminas Akstinas, Justina Zubaite&Mindaugas Bundza, Karolis Kaupinis, Viktorija Rybakova and Audrius Pocius. An event is open to Rupert’s participants only.   The event is held via Instant… More

Fionn Meade

  Day 1 The Broken Atlas The first seminar will introduce three concepts arising from research done at the close of the 19th century by cultural figures involved in developing new applications within quickly… More


An event by Aaron Flint Jamison. Aaron Flint Jamison (b. 1979) is the Portland-based artist. The latest shows at Castillo/Corrales, Paris, Artspeak, Vancouver, gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin. He is the founder and the editor… More

Day in Berlin by Gediminas Akstinas

Gediminas Akstinas organises a day for Rupert in Berlin, Germany.  

Mark Aerial Waller

The Wayward Canon presents Dead of Night / Boundary Theory + +++ popcorns   Mark Aerial Waller (born in High Wycombe, UK in 1969. Lives and works in London) is an artist working in video, sculpture,… More


Kasia Redzisz at Rupert: studio talk. Kasia Redzisz is an Assistant Curator at Tate Modern. Her recent projects include Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds, Out of Place (co-curated with Ala’ Younis) and Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan (with Mark Godfrey). In addition… More


Studio Lunch with Francesco Pedraglio. Francesco Pedraglio is an independent writer, curator and artist living in London. Pedraglio is one of the directors of the London-based curatorial platform FormContent. He writes for several magazines,… More


Rupert participants meets Rupert advisors. An event is open to Rupert’s participants only.

official opening of
the Rupert programme

A reason to party with summery desserts, lemonade and string quartet (Gertrūda Beinarytė, Rakelė Chijėnaitė, Arnas Kmieliauskas, Lora Kmieliauskaitė). An opening takes place in Rupert‘s summer studio yard in Malūnų g. 5, Vilnius.


A seminar by Reza Negarestani (via skype) with Mårten Spångberg as a coordinator. Wedges of Imagination. From Mechanical Combinatorics to Gestural Collaboration. The focus of the lectures will be on a modern theory of… More

Mårten Spångberg

Mårten Spångberg is a choreographer living and working in Stockholm. His interests concern choreography in an expanded field, something that he has approached through experimental practices and creative process in multiplicity of formats and… More

Jūris Kiškis

A lecture at Rupert’s  consists of few topics. At first glance, Jūris will present his impressions of the scientific world: the too serious and too practical education, the exact science and the less exact science, science as a profession and… More

Rein Raud

A lecture and discussion by Rein Raud. System and Harmony. Rein Raud is an Estonian scholar and author. He graduated from the Leningrad State University (now called Saint Petersburg State University) in 1985 in Japanese… More