Critic and curatorial residency program from Nice

ACROSS #34 – April-May 2022

Stay of Neringa Bumblienė from 29 April to 15 May 2022
as part of ACROSS X DeMo

Introduction to Neringa Bumblienė

Neringa Bumblienė is a Vilnius based curator, critic, and art adviser. Since 2014, she works as a curator at the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius, Lithuania.

She has respectively graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts with a Master’s degree in Curatorial Studies, and from the curatorial school École du Magasin in Grenoble, France. Throughout her career, she has worked on numerous contemporary art projects from large-scale international group exhibitions, such as Head with Many Thoughts and Baltic Triennial 13. Give Up the Ghost to solo presentations of established and emerging artists. Her recent curatorial projects include the following solo exhibitions: The Board by Robertas Narkus at the gallery Vartai in Vilnius (2020); Return by Michael Rakowitz (2020), Tactics & Techniques by Alejandro Cesarco (2019), Phantom by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (2018), and The Light is no Brighter at the Centre by Liam Gillick (2017), the latter four at the CAC in Vilnius.

She is the Curator of the Pavilion of Lithuania at the 59th Biennale di Venezia with the project Gut Feeling by Robertas Narkus and the Artistic Director of the 1st Vilnius Biennial for Performance Art to be held in 2023.
She is an expert on contemporary art at the Lithuanian Council for Culture, a Board Member of the IKT – International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art and the art fair ArtVilnius.

DeMo reciprocal residencies x ACROSS

Kaunas Artists’ House (KAH, Lithuania) together with the ACROSS residencies by thankyouforcoming (based in Nice, French Riviera, France) are starting to carry out the Reciprocal Residency Programme DeMo (abbreviation of Decoding Modernity). The programme aims to explore the connections between different modernities and to think of modernity as a range of concepts across different periods and geographical situations and across cultural, scientific, societal and industrial developments.

Last Summer, a one-month residency allowed artist Beatrice Celli to discover the Kaunas area’s contemporary art scene and history, to develop her research work and to participate in a new network.
In return, thankyouforcoming host Lithuanian curator Neringa Bumblienė in Spring 2022 as part of the 7th season of ACROSS residencies, who has been selected following a call for applications.

Partners : Kaunas Artists’ House, thankyouforcoming, Lithuanian Culture Institute, Ministère de la Culture, Région Sud, Ville de Nice, Département des Alpes-Maritimes.
Reciprocal Residency DeMo is a part of « Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 » programme.

Le jury de sélection

We would like to warmly thank the members of the jury who carefully considered all the applications, alongside Agnė Bagdžiūnaitė, Residency Coordinator for Kaunas Artists’ House and Claire Migraine, Artistic Director of thankyouforcoming: Austė Zdančiūtė, Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in France and Jean-Christophe Arcos, curator and art critic, Head of the Visual Arts Bureau for the City of Paris.