Gintaras Makarevičius

1965 · Lithuania

Artist biography

Makarevičius is a graduate of Vilnius Academy of Arts (1988-1994) where he studied painting, although his debut in the art scene in the 1990s was as a maker of installations, objects and documentary film. Makarevičius’ more explicit introduction as a painter happened two years ago with the show Surrender (curated by Julija Dailidėnaitė), at the VDA exhibition hall Titanikas, and this year his Man. Nature. History was shown in the art fair ArtVilnius’18.

Makareivčius’ artistic production includes stage set design, making him one of the leading figures in the field, designing sets in Lithuania and abroad. For his stage work, Makarevičius has been awarded three Golden Stage Crosses and, in 2017, he received the National Prize for Culture and Art.

Makarevičius has been recognised beyond Lithuania’s borders, too. He has participated in a number of prestigious contemporary art exhibitions, including the contemporary art biennial Manifesta 4 in Germany (2002) and La Rochelle International Film Festival in France (2005). In 2008, Makarevičius was awarded one of the most important documentary filmmaking accolades, the main prize of the Lugano film festival for his documentary Winter Parallels.

Makarevičius’ works are in the collections of KIASMA contemporary art museum in Finland, MO Museum in Vilnius and a number of private collectors. Makarevičius’ 1990s installation Hair I, II, III, IV is exhibited in the National Gallery of Art.

Gintaras Makarevičius

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