Viktorija Šiaulytė
Director

Viktorija Šiaulytė has worked as an independent curator and producer for more than 10 years in the fields of contemporary art, architecture, and film. Šiaulytė holds an MFA in Critical Writing and Curatorial Practice from Konstfack and a BA in Art History from the Vilnius Academy of Arts. She currently holds the post of research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Program in Art, Culture and Technology and has been a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude (2020-2021). She presented personal and collaborative projects at Architektūros fondas, transmediale festival for art and digital culture, Haus der Kulturen der Welt among others. Her documentary film, co-directed and produced together with Marta Dauliūtė, premiered in Gothenburg International Film Festival, Sweden and HotDocs, Canada in 2022.  Since 2020 she is co-founder and co-curator of Videograms, a festival for artists’ film and moving image in Vilnius, Lithuania.

JL Murtaugh (Liam)
Curator of the Residency and Public Programmes

Liam is an artist, curator, writer, and consultant. Originally from Chicago, he currently lives in Vilnius. Since 2014, Liam has organized projects under the alias of Syndicate; a liquid, nomadic contemporary art platform producing exhibitions, events, and publications with long-term collaborators. He was recently artistic director of Autarkia, Vilnius (2020 to 2023); and was formerly the director of Tenderpixel, London (2012 to 2014). Liam studied at Goldsmiths College, London (MFA Fine Art); Kunstakademie Düsseldorf; and Columbia College, Chicago (BFA Fine Art and Art History), following earlier education in architecture and design.

Monika Lipšic 
Curator of the Residency and Public Programmes

Monika is a curator and artist living and working in Vilnius. She graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts History and Curatorial Studies, and later worked at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius. Up till now, she has been working independently and by invitation on projects, exhibitions, performances and poems abroad and in Lithuania, in the fields of contemporary art and history. Her curatorial interests in culture often merge with artistic decisions and interpretations. She recently curated: The Invisibles (together with Vytautas Gečas and Marija Puipaitė), Lithuanian National Museum of Art, 2022; Audra, Lithuanian National museum of Art, 2021; Videograms festival for moving image and artists’ videos (since 2020) as a co-curator and one of the founders.

Aistė Frišmantaitė
Coordinator

Aistė Frišmantaitė is an art director, stylist and researcher, focusing on the intersections between fashion, art and social studies. She holds a bachelor’s in social sciences from University College London (UCL), specialising in feminist and queer critical theory, and has received education in fashion art direction from POLIMODA Institute in Florence, Italy. Having started her career as a coordinator and researcher at the Centre for Equality Advancement (Lygių galimybių plėtros centras), she has several years of experience managing local and international projects. Following this, she has ventured into the creative field, working as a freelance art director and stylist for fashion brands, as well as individual commercial and editorial projects.

Aistė Marija Stankevičiūtė
Communication & Digital Content Manager

Aistė Marija is an artist and writer working in the field of cultural communication. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Photography and Media Arts from Vilnius Academy of Arts and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Sculpture. She started her adventure as a communication coordinator at the cultural complex SODAS 2123 (2022–2023), continued at the Architektūros fondas (2023) and the film festival Videograms’23 (2023). She has been publishing exhibition reviews and interviews in the cultural press for more than five years and is currently a freelance communication specialist, actively developing her artistic practice, writing texts and curating exhibitions.

Rupert’s Design Identity Creators:
Goda Budvytytė (January 2012–March 2019)
Tadas Karpavičius (April 2019–March 2020)
TAKTIKA – Mantas Rimkus and Nerijus Keblys (April 2020–May 2022)
Jonė Miškinytė (June 2022–December 2023)
Marijn Degenaar (February 2024–present)

Rupert’s directors:
Justė Jonutytė (July 2014–August 2019)
Milda Batakytė (June 2021–June 2022)
Julija Reklaitė (September 2019–February 2022 (on maternity leave June 2021–June 2022 ))

Rupert’s Curators:
Inesa Pavlovskaitė (2012–2013)
Ignė Aleksandravičiūtė (2012–2013)
Aušra Trakšelytė (2014)
Maya Tounta (2014–2015)
Liudvikas Buklys (2016)
Adomas Narkevičius (2017–2019)
Yates Norton (2018–2020)
Dovilė Tumpytė (2019)
Kotryna Markevičiūtė (2019–2020)
Romuald Demidenko (2021)
Tautvydas Urbelis (2020-2024)

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.