Shota Kotake

Shota Kotake was born in Niigata, Japan 1988 and is currently based in Dublin, Ireland. Lithuanians were able to see his work in Vilnius at Now Japan festival 2016 and this will be his first visit to Kaunas. 2000th self-portrait in Manga style Ryuichi Hoshino, Hitoshi Hirano style   Artist Statement Version 2.0 (January 2017)…

Katrina Brown

Katrina Brown has been a resident in Šilainiai 3-10 November 2017. Meeting with the artist at Šilainiai library (Baltų pr. 81, Kaunas) – 9 November 2017. Residency outcome –   artist  book  STILLED: tilt/linger/concrete/ –  Katrina_Brown_2017 (A3 PDF) S T I  L L E D : t i l t / l i n g e r  /…

Šilainiai [Fortas] Project

ŠILAINIAI [FORTAS] PROJECT 2017 In 2017, following the fantastic feedback received previous year, we initiated the second Šilainiai [Fortas] Project and 15 July 2017 Kaunas VIII Fort was animated again. THANK YOU to Kaunas Fortress Park, Kaunas 2022, Kaunas Artists’ Home, AC Patria and Pål Isdahl Solberg for support. Thank you to artists: Lahestan (Aleksander…

Street art in Šilainiai

Following requests from Šilainiai community members, we started to look more closely at these small buildings. We believe they are a perfect canvas for creativity! Walk in Šilainiai with local street artists, 2017. 2017 talks and discussions about street art. Vytenis Jakas artist talk in Kaunas J. Grušas Art gymnasium: watch here. Artist Tadas Šimkus giving…

Tadas Šimkus

This year we asked artist Tadas Šimkus, who grew up in Šilainiai, to come back to his native neighbourhood and create a public artwork here.   There are a lot of Tadas’ works in central Kaunas and in other cities across the country, one of the most visible ones – ‘The Wise Man’, co-created with Žygimantas…

Arata Mori

Arata Mori will be visiting Silainiai 23 – 24 July 2016. He will be showing one of his films and giving a talk in Silainiai library 23 July 2pm. Arata Mori is a Japanese Film Director, Editor, Video Artist, currently based in Berlin. His focus is mainly on creating moving image that crosses the border of…

Francis Olvez – Wilshaw

Artist Francis Olvez – Wilshaw will take part in Šilainiai residency 30 July – 6 August 2016. These are his initial plans for the residency: My work firstly looks at the financial crash of 2007/08 and the models/institutions that underpinned and caused the crisis. Currently I appropriate the motifs, symbols and architecture used by the…

Milda Gailiūtė

Milda Gailiūtė is a young Lithuanian painter who lives and works in Šilainiai. Sense of place is an important part of her work. She captures details with photography and then makes paintings based on them in the studio. Milda chooses to work with one colour, which is different for each location. Her latest series ‘Viena’ was…

Evelina Šimkutė

Artist Evelina Šimkutė will be resident in Šilainiai June – August 2016. Evelina will be continuing making work for her ‘Object’ sculpture series and engaging with the local community in Silainiai Photo project.   About the artist I am a visual artist working with sculpture, photography and performance. My inspiration comes from the Šilainiai estate…