Julija Reklaitė
Director

Prior to joining Rupert, Julija 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.

Tautvydas Urbelis
Curator of the Alternative Education and Public Programmes

Tautvydas 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.

Monika Lipšič
Curator of the Residency and Public Programmes

Monika is a curator and artist living and working in Vilnius. She graduated from Vilnius Art Academy in Art 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.

Gabrielė Marija Vasiliauskaitė
Communication & Digital Content Manager

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 freelance communication specialist and is also actively involved in music.

Rugilė Miliukaitė
Coordinator

Rugilė is an art historian and critic with a Bachelor‘s degree in Art History, Criticism and Media (VMU, Kaunas; Erasmus AMU, Poznan). While still exploring the subtleties of the contemporary art world, her field of interest is the sensory relationship between the artwork and its viewer. In 2021, she did a traineeship as part of the project Lithuanian Space Agency: Planet of People at the Lithuanian pavilion of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. During her studies, Rugilė obtained experience in several arts and cultural organisations such as (AV17) gallery, Rupert, Strategijos miestui, VMU Gallery 101, and Gallery Weekend Kaunas. Participating in various culture-related projects engrossed her further in the field of art.

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–present)

Rupert’s directors:

Justė Jonutytė (July 2014–August 2019)
Milda Batakytė (June 2021–June 2022)

Rupert’s Curators:

Inesa Pavlovskaitė (2012–2013)
Ignė Aleksandravičiūtė (2012–2013)
Maya Tounta (2014–2015)
Liudvikas Buklys (2016)
Adomas Narkevičius (2017–2019)
Yates Norton (2018–2020)
Kotryna Markevičiūtė (2019–2020)

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.