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.
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.
Curator of the Residency and Public Programmes
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.
Monika Lipšič (on maternity leave)
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.
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.
Communication & Digital Content Manager
Karolina is a communication specialist with almost a decade of experience working in different sectors: from advertising agencies to non-governmental organizations. She studied journalism at Vilnius University (2011–2015) and holds a bachelor’s degree in communication. She also holds a master’s degree in cultural policy and cultural management studies from Vilnius Academy of Arts (2015–2017). In 2019, she completed the ‘Creativity in advertising’ course at Atomic Garden, an advertising school in Vilnius.
Currently, she works as a freelance communications specialist, writes for various brands and is actively interested in cultural and contemporary art processes.
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)
Justė Jonutytė (July 2014–August 2019)
Milda Batakytė (June 2021–June 2022)
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 Trumpytė (2019)
Kotryna Markevičiūtė (2019–2020)
Romuald Demidenko (2021)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.