Julija Reklaitė (on maternity leave)
Director

Prior to joining Rupert, Julija Reklaitė was the Lithuanian Cultural Attaché in Italy (2015–2019). She has worked on various projects in the fields of architecture, cultural diplomacy, contemporary art and theatre. Since 2007, Reklaitė worked as a freelance exhibition architect, collaborated with institutions and artists in Lithuania and abroad, and headed the public institution Architecture Foundation in 2009–2012. Reklaitė studied at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, where she obtained a PhD in Architectural History and Theory. She is the author of various publications and articles as well as the co-author and compiler of several books.

Milda Batakytė
Acting Director

From June 2021, Milda leads Rupert as Acting Director. In 2019, Milda was appointed as Assistant Curator of the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The last few years she has been working as an independent curator and assisting the artist Mona Hatoum at her studio in London. Milda received her MFA degree in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her most recently curated exhibitions include: The Echo System (Thames-Side Gallery, London, 2021), More More More Morph! (Chalton Gallery, London, 2019), Coming to Terms with Sociotechnical Discrepancies (12 Star Gallery, London, 2018). Milda’s curatorial research revolves around current socio-political questions and how these feed into making and exhibiting art; her curatorial research outcome is abstract and lyrical, and therefore can have an open ended interpretation. In the past, she has gained work experience at White Cube (London), Lisson Gallery (London) and Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice), among others.

Tautvydas Urbelis
Curator of the Alternative Education Programme

Tautvydas Urbelis is a curator, philosopher, researcher and critic. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy (2009–2013) and a Master’s degree in Social and Political Criticism (2016–2018) at Vytautas Magnus University. Urbelis has participated in educational programmes and read lectures at conferences on philosophy, architecture and critical urbanism in Vilnius, Berlin and Rotterdam. He is also the co-founder of two independent cultural spaces in Kaunas, and one of the curators of the Kaunas Architecture Festival. Urbelis is currently developing a project dedicated to lust and architecture research and writing for cultural and art publications.

Gabrielė Marija Vasiliauskaitė
Coordinator

Gabrielė Vasiliauskaitė is a communication specialist and performer. She studied Cultural Information and Communication at Vilnius University between 2012–2016 and obtained a B.A. in Communication. Vasiliauskaitė gained professional practice while working in the non-governmental sector, contributing to the implementation and development of such projects as the Ministry of Citizens and Coolūkis. She is currently working as Rupert’s coordinator, freelance communication specialist and is also actively involved in music.

Rupert regularly employs interns and volunteers. 2020 interns and volunteers: Dovilė Zubavičiūtė, Eleonora Ghedini, Radvilė Miliukaitė, Saulė Savanevičiūtė, Barbora Kavaliauskaitė, Ernesta Šimkutė, Rugilė Miliukaitė, Simona Šulnytė, Ramunė Balčiūnaitė.

Rupert Design Identity Creators:

Goda Budvytytė (January 2012–March 2019)
Tadas Karpavičius (April 2019–March 2020)
TAKTIKA – Mantas Rimkus and Nerijus Keblys (April 2020–present)

Rupert Education Programme Coordinators:

Inesa Pavlovskaitė and Ignė Aleksandravičiūtė (2012–2013)
Justė Jonutytė (2013–2014)
Maya Tounta (2014–2015)
Liudvikas Buklys (2016)
Adomas Narkevičius (2017–2019)
Tautvydas Urbelis (2020- present)

Internship

Internship proposals are welcome under Erasmus or other international mobility programmes. Please send your CV and Motivation Letter, indicating the period you apply for, to info@rupert.lt with a subject line ‘Internship’. We expect international internships to take not less than 3 months and would welcome longer periods. Your travel, accommodation and insurance must be covered from the grant received.