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Laisvydė Šalčiūtė

Vilnius, Lithuania

18 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Vilnius, Lithuania

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Works by Laisvydė Šalčiūtė

Song of Songs VIII


100 x 158cm

9000,00 €

Song of Songs VII


148 x 158cm

12000,00 €

Song of Songs VI


148 x 158cm

12000,00 €

Song of Songs V


153 x 158cm

12000,00 €

Song of Songs IV


153 x 158cm

12000,00 €

Song of Songs III


153 x 158cm

12000,00 €

Song of Songs II


148 x 158cm

12000,00 €

Song of Songs I


148 x 158cm

12000,00 €

Melusine's Jackalope


105 x 90 x 2.5cm

4000,00 €

The Necessary Angel


150 x 162 x 2.5cm

14000,00 €

Judith and Holofernes


150 x 110 x 2.5cm

14000,00 €

The Rape of Europa


159 x 159 x 2.5cm

19000,00 €

Laisvydė Šalčiūtė was born in Kaunas, graduated from Vilnius M.K. Čiurlionis Art School and holds PhD, MA and BA in Visual Arts from the Vilnius Academy of Arts.

Laisvydė Šalčiūtė produces painting, drawings, prints, artistic objects, installation, photography and literary texts. The artist has held over 40 personal exhibits and took part in over a hundred group shows in Lithuania and abroad. The artist was awarded by the Lithuanian Government Culture and Art Award, given by the Lithuanian government for special merits and a significant contribution to culture and arts. She is the winner of the prize established by Lithuanian Artists' Association; she received the individual grants from the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture for six times. Her works can be found in the collections of the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica in Rome, Lithuanian Art Museum in Vilnius, Lewben Art Foundation in Vilnius, MO Museum in Vilnius, National M.K. Čiurlionis Art Museum in Kaunas, as well as many private collections throughout Lithuania and abroad.

After showing the works in Verona Art fair in 2018 the artist was selected as the best proposal and invited by Palazzo Ducale di Mantova (IT) museum for the exhibition 'Coming Out' with Italian sculptor Gehard Demetz in 2019.

The founding idea of Laisvydė Šalčiūtė’s art is that our feelings are shaped culturally – we ‘learn’ them. Such emotions mould individual human beings and guide their social actions, influencing their intuition, sensations, experience. In her artwork, the artist recreates reality by revisiting the cultural and social context, inspired by her authentic emotional response to it. Her art is self-ironically emotional and inter-textual. The artist explores the phenomenon of post-emotionality of the Western world of nowadays. Artist often practices artistic appropriation in her works. She uses the secondary reality for her artworks – she creates new meanings by taking images from different contexts and redefining them in paradoxical principal.

In 2021, Šalčiūtė was just announced the 3rd place winner of the prestigious Luxembourg Art Prize.



2018 PhD Programs in Arts.

Graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts.

Member of the Lithuanian Artists’ Union.



2019 Coming Out. La Galleria, Complesso Museale Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, Italy

2018 (Melo)dramos. PhDdegree show. In Titanikas Exhibition Halls. Vilnius Art Academy, Lithuania. 

2017 Propaganda.Transformations of Dreams,Chapelle Saint-Lazare, Angers, France

2017 (Melo)dramos. (Mel‘o)ncholija. Meliuzina, Gallery„Artifex“, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016 (Melo)dramas. Hysteria. „Galerija XX“, Panevėžys, Lithuania

2016 (Melo)dramas. Hysteria. Gallery Baroti, Klaipėda, Lithuania

2015 (Melo)dramas. Hysteria. Gallery Kairė-dešinė, Vilnius, Lithuania

2014 (Melo)dramas. Diaries of Leda. Gallery Kairė-dešinė, Vilnius, Lithuania

2013 Secrets.Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre, Lithuania

2012 Orlando. A Biography.Vyner Street Gallery, London

2012 Orlando. A Biography. Gallery Kairė-dešinė. Vilnius /Lithuania/

2011 Imperfect Innocence. The Fourth Contemporary Kaunas Art Festival. Gallery MJ Studija.

2011 LaisvydėŠalčiūtė. Exhibition. Gallery Birkenfelds. Riga / Latvia/

2010 Intimacy. Gallery Kairė-dešinė. Vilnius /Lithuania/

2009 Magic. Gallery Krebsen. Copenhagen./ Denmark/

2009 Kunstkamera. Gallery Jarsbo. Aarhus/ Denmark/

2009 Propaganda. Siauliai Art Gallery. Virus’14. Contemporary Art Festival.

2008 PropagandaTransformations of Dreams. Gallery Vartai. Vilnius /Lithuania/

2008 Lyrics of Latako Street. Art in Unusual Places. Vilnius European Capital of Culture – 2009

2008 Nudes. Smiling. Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago /USA/

2008 Nudes. Smiling. Something Unexpected Art Gallery, Nyack, New York /USA/

2006 Laterna Magica. Paintings. Gallery Vartai. Vilnius /Lithuania/

2004 Circus Songs. Paintings. Gallery Vartai, Vilnius /Lithuania/

2004 Nudes. Paintings. Gallery Meno parkas, Kaunas /Lithuania/

2004 Labyrinths. Gallery Sofa, Druskininkai /Lithuania/

2003 Colour Woodcuts. Gallery Kairė-dešinė, Vilnius /Lithuania/

2003 Woodcuts. Solvay Library, Brussels /Belgium/

2002 Different Pictures and Others. Gallery Kairė-dešinė, Vilnius /Lithuania/

2002 Smiling. Paintings. Gallery Vartai, Vilnius /Lithuania/

2001 Watercolours. Gallery Vartai, Vilnius /Lithuania/

1997 Ballerinas. Gallery Vartai, Vilnius /Lithuania/

1996 Nudes. Gallery Vartai, Vilnius /Lithuania/

1994 Still Lifes. Gallery Vartai. Vilnius /Lithuania/

1993 Princesses. Gallery Arka . Vilnius /Lithuania/

1992 On Love. Drawings. Gallery Arka. Vilnius /Lithuania/



2019 The Sweet Sweat of the Future. National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

2019 Animal – Human – Robot. Mo Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania

2019 Recommendation. Culture Communication Centre (KCCC), Klaipėda, Lithuania

2019 PARADE extract. Lewben Art Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania

2018 All Art Is About Us. Mo Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania

2018 Chronometers. Culture Communication Centre (KCCC), Klaipėda, Lithuania

2018 Wood carving effect: contemporary Japanese and Lithuanian wood carving, Vilnius Town Hall

2018 M/AG/MA Body and Words in Italian and Lithuanian Women’s Art from 1965 to the Present. Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, Italy.

2017 “M/AG/MA Body and Words in Italian and Lithuanian Women’s Art from 1965 to the Present, NDG, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2017 Parade, KKKC Exhibition halls, Klaipėda

2016 16th International Vilnius Painting Triennial “Nomadic Images”, Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2016 Postidėja IV. War, Exhibition halls „Titanikas“, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2016 Postidėja IV. War, KKKC Exhibition Halls. Klaipėda, Lithuania.

2016 Cecin’est pas uneméduse, L’Hospitaletmuseum, Barselona, Spain

2016 Art16 London Global Art Fair, Gallery Meno Parkas, Olimpia Exhibition Centre

2016 CECI N’EST PAS UNE MEDUSA, Museum L’Hospitalet, Barselona

2016 16th International Vilnius Painting Triennial, Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016 Postidea IV. The War, Gallery Titanic, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016 Postidea IV. The War, KCCC Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda

2015 Art15 London Global Art Fair, Gallery Meno Parkas, Olimpia Exhibition Centre

2014 Postidea. An Area, Gallery Kairė-dešinė, Vilnius, Lithuania

2013 From Dusk till Dawn. 20 Years of LGBT Freedom in Lithuania, Curated by Laima Kreivytė, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania

2013 Postidea. The Reconstructive Working, Gallery Titanic, Vilnius, Lithuania

2013 The Reverse Perspective, Curated by Laima Kreivytė, Gallery Kairė-dešinė, Vilnius, Lithuania

2012 Postidėja. Gallery Titanic. Vilnius /Lithuania/

2011 Polemically small. Curated by Edward Lucie-Smith. KCCC Exhibition Hall. Klaipeda /Lithuania/

2011 Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE’11. Rewind Personal Story. Kaunas /Lithuania/

2011 Graphic Contexts. Declaration.Contemporary Art Centre.Vilnius /Lithuania/

2011 23-th Biennial of Illustrations. Bratislava /Slovakia/

2011 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Bologna /Italy/

2010 7th Mini Print Triennial, Gallery Arka, Vilnius /Lithuania/

2009 The Space between Things. Cultural magazine project, New York /USA/

2009 2nd Lithuanian Contemporary Art Quadrennial. Litexpo, Vilnius /Lithuania/

2009 Contexts. Gallery La Xina A.R.T. Barcelona /Spain/

2009 The future is here. Gallery Jarsbo. Aarhus Art Festival /Denmark/

2009 Rain meets sun. National M.K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas /Lithuania/

2009 Personation. Gallery Kairė-dešinė. Vilnius /Lithuania/

2009 The Next Walze. WestwendisherKunstverein. Gartow /Germany/

2009 Transit. Gallery Kairė-dešinė. Vilnius /Lithuania/

2008 Hello. Galerie im Ganserhaus, Wasserburg./Germany/

2008 2nd International Biennial Now Art Now Future. Present Time. Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre

2008 Contemporary Art festival Kaunas in Art: Contexts. Gallery Meno parkas, Kaunas /Lithuania/

2008 3rd Lithuanian Biennial of Textile Sign of the City. Gallery Arka. Vilnius /Lithuania/

2008 The 9th Baltic States Bienale of Graphic Art. Kaliningrad /Russia/

2008 Exposition internationale de petits format. „Galerie.4barbier“, Nimes, /France/

2007 Vienna Art. Contemporary Art Fair. Vienna /Austria/

2007 International Vilnius Light Festival LUX. Project the Shining Women /Vilnius European Capital of Culture 2009/

2007 Invisible Bridges of Culture: Africa and Lithuania. United Nations. Geneva

2007 Replication. Gallery Kairė-dešinė. Vilnius /Lithuania/

2007 7th Vilnius Small Print Triennial. Gallery Arka. Vilnius /Lithuania/

2007 Monologues. Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre /Lithuania/

2006 Space, Plane, Body. Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre /Lithuania/

2006 2nd Tallinn’s Triennial of Book Illustration the Power of Pictures. Tallinn

2006 International Project Art Today, Ultima ratio. Gallery Meno parkas. Kaunas /Lithuania/

2005 1st Lithuanian Contemporary Art Quadrennial. Gallery Arka. Vilnius

2004 International Print Triennial. Oldenburg /Germany/

2004 International Exhibition Eurographic. Krynica /Poland/

2004 Vilnius Small Print Triennial /Lithuania/

2003 International Exhibition Signs of the Time. Orangeriet. Leufstabruk /Sweden/

2003 International Krakow Print Triennial /Poland/

2003 Exhibition Aquaforta Contra Cyfra. Opole /Poland/

2003 International Exhibition Summer Salon, EkebyQvarn. Uppsala /Sweden/

2003 Children’s Books Illustrations. Sano Museum of Arts. Shizuoka Prefecture /Japan/

2003 Children’s Book Illustrations. Daimaru Museum. Kyoto /Japan/

2002 8th International Exhibition of Illustration ‘Round Red’. Venice /Italy/

2002 Tokyo International Mini Prints Triennial /Japan/

2002 Vienna Art. Contemporary Art Fair. Vienna /Austria/

2002 Line art Gent 2002. Gent /Belgium/

2002 Exhibition of Four Lithuanian Artists. Gallery Samlargrafik. Fjalkinge /Sweden/

2002 International Exhibition Terra Grafica. Galleri Infra. Stockholm /Sweden/

2002 International Exhibition Friendship. Gallery Infra. Stockholm /Sweden/



Lewben Art Foundation

National Institute for the Graphic Design, Rome, Italy

National Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania

Mo Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania

National M.K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania

Vilnius University Graphic Cabinet, Lithuania

2021 Luxembourg Art Prixe 3rd place winner 

2020  Lithuanian Government Culture and Art Award, given by the Lithuanian government for special merits and a significant contribution to culture and art.

2016 Grant Lithuanian Ministry of Culture

2012 Diploma by the Lithuanian book illustration exhibition Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

2013 Grant Lithuanian Ministry of Culture

2010 Diploma by the 7th Mini Print Triennial, Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

2007 Award by Associations of the Lithuanian Art Creators

2006 IBBY Prize for the Best Book of the Year 2005 for the Smallest Readers. ‘Gnome’s Cap’ (text and illustrations)

2006 Diploma by the annual competition ‘The Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books’ for the book ‘Red Ball’ (text and illustrations)

2004-05 Grant Lithuanian Ministry of Culture

2005 Grant FransMasereel Graphic Center, Belgium

2003 Grant FransMasareel Graphic Center, Belgium

2003 1th Prize by the Lithuanian annual print exhibition, Gallery Kairė-dešinė, Vilnius, Lithuania

2001 Diploma by the 4th Mini Print Triennial, Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

1997 Grant Lithuanian Ministry of Culture

1994 Grant KulturKontakt – Austria Ministry of Culture

1993 Grant Lithuanian Ministry of Culture