Robertas Antinis (b. 1946)

Robertas Antinis - sculptor, creator of videos, installations, performances and happenings. Born in 1946 in Kaunas. In 1965 graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Riga. In 1970 he graduated from the Latvian Academy of Arts where he obtained a degree in industrial art. After his studies, he returned to Kaunas and taught at the Kaunas Faculty of the Vilnius Academy of Arts. During 1989–2009 he participated in the activities of the group Post Ars. He had been awarded with the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Prize (2002), the Cross of Officer of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (2002). His is a member of the Lithuanian Artists‘ Association since 1974, a honorary Member of the Latvian Sculptors' Center (1999). Currently lives and works in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Solo Exhibitions
2022 Book, Meno Parkas Gallery, Kaunas, LT
2020 Reverberation: The Eraser, Meno Parkas Gallery, Kaunas, LT
2019 Eraser, Meno Parkas Gallery, Düsseldorf, DE
2015 Drawings, exhibition hall of the Union of Lithuanian Artists, Vilnius, LT
2012 Installation Viewers, Meno Parkas Gallery, Kaunas, LT
2007 Anthropological Caves and Road, Kaunas Picture Gallery, LT
2002 Exhibition Hall of the Union of Lithuanian Artists, Vilnius, LT
2000 Exhibition of drawings and photographs, Embassy of Lithuania in Riga, LV
1989 Sculpture exhibition, Art Exhibition Hall, Vilnius, LT
1987 Sculpture exhibition, Kaunas Picture Gallery, LT
1977 Sculpture exhibition, Museum of Foreign Art, Riga, LV
1974 Sculpture exhibition (together with R. Antinias), M.K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, LT
1971 Sculpture and graphics exhibition, LDS Kaunas branch, LT

Group Exhibitions, Art Fairs, Symposiums
2023 International POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair, Berlin, DE
2023 5th Lithuanian Contemporary Art Quadrennial LTQ'23: COMMUNITIES. Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, LT
2022 "Do octopuses dream of people?" , contemporary art fair "ArtVilnius'22", works from the collection of the Lewben Art Foundation", Vilnius, LT.
2019 "Nemunas" magazine exhibition "12+1,Gallery "Meno parkas", Kaunas, LT.
2018 International contemporary art fair "Art Vilnius'18", Vilnius, LT
2018 # (hashtag), Gallery SLA307, New York, USA
2018 Gallery "Meno parkas" exhibition "NOT A MUSEUM", Klaipėda cultural communication center, Klaipėda, LT.
2018 Join The Dots / Unire le distanze - Imago Mundi, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, IT.
2017 "Not a museum..." exhibition of artists of the "Meno parkas" gallery, gallery "Meno parkas", Kaunas, LT
2017 Installation at the exhibition of large-format sculptures, installations and performances "Takas", contemporary Art Fair "ArtVilnius 15", Vilnius, LT
2017 "Choras" gallery "Meno parkas" artist exhibition, "Titanic", Vilnius, LT
2017 Project "10x12" exhibition, project initiated by "Meno parkas" gallery and "Imago Mundi" (Luciano Benetton collection, Italy), gallery "Meno parkas", Kaunas, LT
2015 Contemporary Art Fair "Art Market Budapest", Budapest, Hungary
2015 "ready-made.LT", "La Xina A.R.T" gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2015 Contemporary Art Fair "ARTVilnius 15", Litexpo Exhibition and Congress Center, Vilnius, LT
2014 "Previews", National Art Gallery, curator G. Gulbinas, Vilnius, LT
2014 Contemporary art fair "ArtVilnius 14", Litexpo exhibition center, Vilnius, LT
2014 ART14London Contemporary Art Fair, London, UK
2014 Lithuanian Contemporary Art Quadrangle, Arkas Gallery, Vilnius, LT
2010 Project "Soundscape"; Vilnius metro" (together with architect L. Tuleikis and composer V. Jurgučius), Vilnius
2010 "Lithuanian Art 2000-2010" ŠMC, Vilnius, LT
2009 "Post-Ars 20", Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LT
2009 "II Quadrangle of Lithuanian Contemporary Art, Litexpo Pavilion, Vilnius, LT
2008 "Artists about masks", Kaunas County Public Library, Kaunas, LT
2008 Performance (together with Č. Lukenskas and VDU MA students), VDU Art Gallery "101", Kaunas
2007 Art Fair, Arte Fiera Bologna, Bologna, IT
2007 Sapporo Snow Sculpture Festival, Sapporo, Japan
2006 "Museum for the blind", M. Žilinskas art gallery, Kaunas, LT
2006 "101.3 km. Competition and cooperation", Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LT
2006 "New Masks", Kaunas Painting Gallery, Kaunas, LT
2005 1st Lithuanian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LT
2004 Social action "Dūmų laidotuvės", Center of Business Leaders, Kaunas; three outdoor advertising posters in Kaunas, LT
2004 "Spaces" exhibition, "Arka" gallery, Vilnius, LT
2004 Exhibition in Vilnius Municipality, Vilnius, LT
2004 "Pre-morning" campaign, KMU pediatric surgery department, Kaunas, LT
2003 Exhibition of projects of the international competition for participants of the resistance to the occupation regime, "Melngalvju namas", Riga, LV
2003 Exhibition of competitive projects "Art propaganda", gallery "Arteritorija", Kaunas, LT
2002 International project "Zone of Sculpture", Kaunas, LT
2002 International dance festival, project "Re-gi-ne-re-gi" (together with the modern dance theater "Aura"), Dance Printing House, Vilnius, LT
2002 Action "Theatre of the Blind" (together with the modern dance theater "Aura"), M. Žilinskas gallery, Kaunas
2002 Action "Our language" (together with the group "Post Ars"), gallery "Arteritorija", Kaunas, LT
2002 International sculpture project "About production", M. Žilinskas gallery, Kaunas, LT
2001 "Festival of New Lithuanian Music" (together with the group "Post Ars"), Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw
2001 "Mutations", Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, LT
2001 "Personal Movement", Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, LT
2000 Action "Baptism" (together with Č. Lukenskas), Art Festival, Jonava, LT
2000 Author's book "IR" and its presentation campaign, M. Žilinskas art gallery, Kaunas, LT
2000 International Sculpture Symposium "Park 800" (together with Česlovas Lukenskas), Riga, LV
1999 "Camouflage" exhibition of "Post Ars" group, Kaunas picture gallery, Kaunas, LT
1999 International Land Art Symposium (with Post Ars group), Pereslavl Zalesky, RU
1999 "Yesterday and Today", Kaunas Painting Gallery, Kaunas, LT
1998 "Seven days of love for postmodernism" (together with A. Andriuškevičius), Kaunas Picture Gallery, LT
1998 "Wallpapers of Life" (together with A. Andriuškevičius, curator V. Jasevičiūtė), Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas
1998 Action "Sėja" (together with A. Andriuškevičius), Zapyškis, Kaunas district, LT
1998 Art drawing exhibition, "Arka" gallery, Vilnius, LT
1998 Moscow International Forum "Control Station of Feelings", art exhibition hall "Maniezh", Moscow, RU
1998 Body and Morning, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, SL
1998 "Works on paper", Kaunas Painting Gallery, Kaunas, LT
1997 International performance festival "Dimensija 0" (together with the group "Post Ars"), Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LT
1997 "Selest' Art 97" (together with A. Andriuškevičius), Saint Hilaire Arsenal, Celeste, FR
1997 "In Search of the Sixth Sense", Kaunas Painting Gallery, Kaunas, LT
1996 "Three Agendas II", City Exhibition Hall, Tampere, FI
1996 Action "Let the bird rest" , City Hall Square, Kaunas, LT
1996 Action "Reception" (together with the group "Post Ars" etc.), Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LT
1995 "Three agendas" (together with the group "Post Ars"), Mucsarnok, Budapest, HU
1995 "1995 Lithuanian Art" (together with the "Post Ars" group), Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LT
1995 "New Documents", Balzek Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago, USA
1994 "Group Exhibition" (together with the "Post Ars" group), Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LT
1994 "Spread, change, entanglement" (together with the group "Post Ars"), Kaunas Painting Gallery, Kaunas, LT
1994 Action "Dodekafonija" (together with the group "Post Ars" and others), Drama Theater of Academy , Vilnius
1993 "White today", Contemporary art of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, National Academy of Fine Arts, Paris, FR
1993 "Between sculpture and object in Lithuanian", Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LT
1993 Photo exhibition "Art in Freedom", Culture Center Gallery, Antwerp, BE
1993 "This is a letter", Kaunas Painting Gallery, Kaunas, LT
1993 European Biennale, Niederlansitz, DE
1993 "Contemporary Lithuanian art from Kaunas", "Likovnih umetnosti" gallery, Slovenj Gradec; Mestna Gallery, Ljubljana, SL
1992 Photo documents, drawings, projects, actions of the "Post Ars" group, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LT
1992 Happening "Games" (together with the group "Post Ars"), Kaunas, LT
1992 Action "Bed" (together with the group "Post Ars"),House of Architects, Kaunas, LT
1992 Eastern European Art Festival "Orients", Bekešaba City Factory, HU
1991 International performance festival "The Works", "Lango" gallery, Vilnius, LT
1991 “Apocalypse and Faith. Contemporary Lithuanian Art", University Museum of Art and Cultural History, Marburg; Lippisch Land Museum, Detmold, DE
1991 installations of the group "Post Ars", gallery "Rzezby", Warsaw, PL
1990 Kaunas artists installations, LDS exhibition hall, Kaunas, LT
1989 Actions in the sand quarry (together with the group "Post Ars"), Zatyšiai, Jonava district, LT
1989 "Image - from sculpture to sign", Lithuanian sculpture exhibition, Pirita Flower Pavilion, Tallinn, EE
1988 “Human Signs. Sculpture, drawings, photography", House of Art Exhibitions, Klaipėda, LT
1976 International Sculpture Symposium, Hainuvka, PL
1976, 1980, 1984, 1988 - Baltic Sculpture Quadrennial, Riga, LV

Awards / Achievements
2015 golden badge of the Lithuanian Artists' Association.
In 2011, the book "Į" was selected as the most beautiful book in the category of experimental books at the Vilnius Book Fair.
2002 The Most Memorable Kaunas Artist Award, Kaunas Artists' House.
2002 Order of the Grand Duke Gediminas of Lithuania, Officer's Cross.
2002 National Culture and Art Award.
1999 Scholarship of the Open Lithuania Foundation for the project "Mandala" at the International Land Art Symposium (together with the group "Post Ars"), Pereslavlis Zaleskis, Russia.
1998 Prize at the architects' exhibition "Detalė 98", Architektų namai, Kaunas.
1997 prize for the work - exposition "Life wallpaper" in the exhibition "The best work of the year" (together with A. Andriuskevičius and V. Jasevičiūtė), National M.K. Čiurlionis art museum, Kaunas.
1996 State scholarship of the highest degree.
1993 Grand Prize at the European Biennale (together with the group Post Ars), Niederlansitz, Germany.
1990 1st prize for the project dedicated to the memory of the victims of the June 23, 1941 uprising (together with arch. E. Miliūnas), Kaunas.
1980 Diploma of the Latvian Union of Artists at the sculpture quadrennial "Riga'80".

Member of the Lithuanian Artists' Association since 1974.
Member of the POST ARS group.
Honorary member of the Center of Latvian Sculptors.

Works in Collections
Egidio Marzona Collection. Berlin, Germany.
Luciano Benetton Collection. Treviso, Italy.
M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art. Kaunas, Lithuania
National Gallery of Art. Vilnius, Lithuania.
MO Museum. Vilnius, Lithuania.
Private collections in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Moldova, Germany.