About Association

Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LeTMeKoo, LIAA), established as an association in 1997, is an artist-run organisation that has more than 120 members and belongs to the Lithuanian Art Creators’ Association. The association unites both young and acclaimed artists who received the Lithuanian National Art and Culture Prize, other awards and participated in the Venice Biennale, as well as other prominent international and local exhibitions. It is the only organisation run by artists and curators in Lithuania that has been consistently active for more than two decades already. It organises and produces exhibitions, events, and residencies, publishes various publications and represents artists in various socio-political situations. Although the association’s name in Lithuanian resembles those of the creative unions established in the Soviet era, it has no inherited bureaucratic structure, and is thus able to flexibly respond to today’s situation of the Lithuanian art scene and flirt with it.

 

LTMKS project spaces “Atletika” / “Sodų 4” / “Malonioji 6”

Up until 2014 LTMKS was a virtual organisation (without premises) and organized its projects in various spaces like Kablys (“The Hook”, the former Railway Workers’ Culture Palace in Vilnius), military barracks in the Northern Town district of Vilnius, the Contemporary Art Centre, the Ministry of Fluxus (a government-sponsored artist studio complex in Central Vilnius), and in public spaces. Since 2014, the association has established a gallery-project space that is run all year-round (2014-2015 „Malonioji 6“, 2016-2019 „Sodų 4“). Its most recent gallery was opened in September 2019. Titled “Atletika” and situated over entire ground floor (200 sqm) of the older building it is the largest exhibiting space LTMKS has had so far. “Atletika” fills the gap of artist-organized shows in Vilnius. It invites curators, artists from LTMKS and elsewhere for collaborations, and sites performances, screenings, workshops, other unexpected actions.

https://www.letmekoo.lt/atletika/

https://www.facebook.com/atletikagalerija/

https://www.instagram.com/atletika_gallery/

 

Cultural Centre “Sodas 2123”

Newly developed cultural centre “Sodas 2123” is a self-governed community based space which unites tens of creators and researchers of different fields, with practices based on experimentation, developing of unexpected formats and responding to latest cultural, social, geopolitical, ecological issues. “Sodas 2123” will provide workshops and equipment for a variety of art disciplines, and each resident of the complex will be open for sharing, learning and craftsmanship. “Sodas 2123” is operated by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association and is planned to open to public in June-July 2020.

https://www.facebook.com/SODAS-2123-100143728021917/

 

Vilnius Gallery Weekend

Gallery weekends have been taking place in cities in Europe and all around the world for over a decade. The goal of this yearly event is to provide an opportunity to discover the city’s art spaces, visit exhibitions, meet creators and form a lasting habit of going to galleries. Vilnius Gallery Weekend, initiated and organised by LTMKS, has been taking place since 2016 and symbolically marks the beginning of the exhibition season. The event is now becoming a yearly tradition, bringing public attention to the broad panorama of contemporary art in the capital and encouraging visitors to find new destinations on the city’s ever-growing cultural map. https://vilniausgalerijusavaitgalis.lt/

 

Residencies

New LTMKS residency will be opened at the cultural complex Sodas 2123 in the year 2020. It will be the only constantly operating international residency program in the heart of Vilnius city. Sodas 2123 is a self-governed community based space which unites dozens of artists and researchers of different fields. Complex accommodates working studios for approx. 40 local artists and culture practitioners. Guest residents will be working within the complex, it will enable them to be directly involved in Lithuanian cultural action and initiatives.

 

Artist Residency Series Organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association 2013–2019

2019
One Artist Residency at “Sodas 2123”
2017
A Series of Miniresidencies with Presentations at “Sodu 4” project space.
2016
A Series of Miniresidencies with Presentations at “Sodu 4” project space.
2015
Residency Living / and / or Working by “Gruppe Uno Wien”
2014
Migrating Art Academies (continuous EU funded residency project, collaboration with Vilnius Academy of Arts)
Mini-residencies for people doing strange things with electricity
2013
Migrating Art Academies (continuous EU funded residency project, collaboration with Vilnius Academy of Arts)

 

Open Interdisciplinary Art Archive www.letmefix.lt

Since 2013 LTMKS is running a project “Open Online Library of Lithuanian Video, Performance and Sound Art Since 1987”.

 

LTMKS Art Journal “Leisk man kukuoti”

This project ran between 2015–2017 for The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists Association’s webpage as a column called “Leisk man kukuoti” which means “Let me Cuckoo”. Once a week alternative texts, images and sound reportages, conversations and other kinds of experiments from different interdisciplinary exhibitions, festivals, events in Lithuania and elsewhere were published. Once a year it shared best posts in a curated paper-zine. Editor Karolina Rybačiauskaitė. https://www.letmekoo.lt/category/zurnalas/

 

Publications by LTMKS

Audrius Novickas „Hiperkilpos = Hyperloops“ (2019)

Project Space “Sodų 4” (2019), ed. Gabrielė Radzevičiūtė, Lina Rukevičiūtė

Postdisciplininis leksikonas (2018), sud. Vytautas Michelkevičius

Malonioji 6: projektų erdvė / project space (2015)

(In)dependent Contemporary Art Histories. 2nd volume / (Ne)priklausomo šiuolaikinio meno istorijos (II tomas) (2014)

(In)dependent Contemporary Art Histories: Artist-run Initiatives in Lithuania 1987-2011 / (Ne)priklausomo šiuolaikinio meno istorijos:savivaldos ir iniciatyvos Lietuvoje 1987 – 2011 m. (2011)

 

LTMKS Board (from 2019 03 02)

Danutė Gambickaitė (chair)
Vytautas Michelkevičius
Akvilė Anglickaitė
Rokas Dovydėnas
Gailė Griciūtė
Mindaugas Gapševičius
Laima Kreivytė

 

LTMKS Members

1 Gediminas Akstinas
2 Lina Albrikienė
3 Danas Aleksa
4 Paulius Andriuškevičius
5 Akvilė Anglickaitė
6 Julijus Balčikonis
7 Justė Margarita Balčiūnaitė
8 Aidas Bareikis
9 Jurga Barilaitė
10 Darius Bastys
11 Augustinas Beinaravičius
12 Audrius Bučas
13 Marina Bučienė
14 Jogintė Bučinskaitė
15 Neringa Bumblienė
16 Arturas Bumšteinas
17 Aida Čeponytė
18 Neringa Černiauskaitė
19 Vitalij Červiakov
20 Milda Dainovskytė
21 Adomas Danusevičius
22 Tomas Daukša
23 Aida Dirsė
24 Saulius Dirsė
25 Jurij Dobriakov
26 Rokas Dovydėnas
27 Konstantinas Gaitanži
28 Inga Galinytė
29 Danutė Gambickaitė
30 Mindaugas Gapševičius
31 Laura Garbštienė
32 Armantas Gečiauskas
33 Ugnius Gelguda
34 Gabrielė Gervickaitė
35 Patricija Gilytė
36 Gailė Griciūtė
37 Eglė Grėbliauskaitė
38 Saulius Grigoravičius
39 Arvydas Grišinas
40 Aušra Griškonytė-Kavaliauskienė
41 Elena Grudzinskaitė
42 Tomas Grunskis
43 Arūnas Gudaitis
44 Kristina Inčiūraitė
45 Evaldas Jansas
46 Jurgita Juodytė
47 Patricija Jurkšaitytė
48 Donatas Jankauskas Duonis
49 Karolis Jankus
50 Joana Kairienė
51 Benigna Kasparavičiūtė
52 Džiugas Katinas
53 Brigita Kazlauskaitė (Bon Alog)
54 Aistė Kirvelytė
55 Aistė Kisarauskaitė
56 Denisas Kolomyckis
57 Kamilė Krasauskaitė
58 Laima Kreivytė
59 Lina Kruopytė
60 Žygimantas Kudirka
61 Gintaras Kuginys
62 Algis Lankelis
63 Milda Laužikaitė
64 Eglė Lekevičiūtė
65 Saulius Leonavičius
66 Monika Lipšic
67 Dainius Liškevičius
68 Linas Liandzbergis
69 Petras Lincevičius
70 Živilė Lukšytė
71 Kęstutis Lupeikis
72 Gintaras Makarevičius
73 Jolanta Marcišauskytė-Jurašienė
74 Tomas Martišauskis
75 Alina Melnikova
76 Lina Michelkevičė
77 Vytautas Michelkevičius
78 Dalia Mikonytė
79 Rūta Mikšionienė
80 Vytautas Mikšionis
81 Gintarė Minelgaitė (Dr.GoraParasit)
82 Robertas Narkus
83 Dalia Navikaitė
84 Simonas Nekrošius
85 Audrius Novickas
86 Valdas Ozarinskas (amžiną atilsį)
87 Birutė Pankūnaitė
88 Ernestas Parulskis
89 Liudas Parulskis
90 Ignas Pavliukevičius
91 Lina Pilibavičiūtė-Bachmetjeva
92 Daumantas Plechavičius
93 Paulina Eglė Pukytė
94 Artūras Raila
95 Eglė Rakauskaitė
96 Mindaugas Ratavičius
97 Inga Raubaitė
98 Laisvūnas Raudonis
99 Eglė Ridikaitė
100 Lina Rukevičiūtė
101 Rytis Saladžius
102 Marius Salynas
103 Vidas Simanavičius
104 Alma Skersytė
105 Gytis Skudžinskas
106 Arūnas Spraunius
107 Antanas Stančius
108 Paulius Stanikas
109 Svajonė Stanikienė
110 Laura Stasiulytė
111 Vitalij Strigunkov
112 Kęstutis Šapoka
113 Tadas Šarūnas
114 Gintaras Šeputis
115 Vilma Šileikienė
116 Vygandas Šimbelis (Das Vegas)
117 Emilija Škarnulytė
118 Jelena Škulienė
119 Marija Šnipaitė
120 Vaida Tamoševičiūtė
121 Ieva Tarajeva
122 Gintautas Vaičys
123 Aistė Valiūtė
124 Audronė Vaupšienė
125 Justė Venclovaitė
126 Aistė Laisvė Viršulytė
127 Milda Zabarauskaitė
128 Antanas Zabielavičius
129 Jonas Zagorskas
130 Lina Zaveckytė
131 Vytautas Žaltauskas
132 Lina Žigelytė
133 Darius Žiūra
134 Jurgita Žvinklytė