Vytenis Burokas (b. 1990) is an artist and curator currently living in Vilnius, Lithuania. Burokas merges different disciplines and genres in search of splintered traces of cultural influences. His investigation often requires constructing new assemblages by straining findings through a filter of personal experiences and observations. Burokas’ ongoing explorations and findings are presented in the form of a performance, publication, installation, sculpture and drawings. In his practice, he examines metabolism and the fermentation of knowledge, drawing attention to relationships between microorganisms and people. In his recent projects, Burokas has been creating alter ego characters for his narrative-based performances and drawings. He graduated in contemporary sculpture from Vilnius Academy of Arts where he is currently teaching.
Vytenis Burokas has completed BA, MA, and art pedagogy studies in Contemporary Sculpture at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Between 2013 and 2014, he took part in the Rupert educational programme. The artist’s works have been displayed in both group and personal exhibitions, including Tracing the Outlines of Ukrainian History: Louder (Radvila Palace Museum of Art, Vilnius, 2022), The Order of The Spur: These Boots Are Made for Walking (apiece, Vilnius, 2022), Growing Out? Growing Up? Contemporary Art Collecting in the Baltics (Zuzeum, Riga, 2022), Avoidance (Futura, Prague, 2021), Wanderings of Draught (Editorial, Vilnius, 2020), The Sea Monster, The Bear (lítost, Prague, 2020), Sanatorium (Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2019), Play within the Walls of Academy (MOCAK, Krakow, 2018).
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Vytenis Burokas’ solo exhibition Linings curated by Edgaras Gerasimovičius at Drifts Gallery.
9 March – 22 April 2023.