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Zilvinas Kempinas

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Plunge, Lithuania, 1969. Lives and works New York, USA

Education

1998-02
MFA, Studies in Combine Media at Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, USA

1987-93
BFA, Studies of Painting, Art Academy, Vilnius, Lithuania

Solo exhibitions

2021
Analog, BitForms Gallery, USA

2018
Žilvinas Kempinas, V Formation, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, USA

2017
Žilvinas Kempinas, Dartmouth college, Hanover, USA

2016
Žilvinas Kempinas, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
The Big O (installation), National library, Vilnius, Lithuania
Žilvinas Kempinas, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England
Žilvinas Kempinas, Tube, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Áustria

2015
Lio Malca, Airborne, New York, USA
Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil
Žilvinas Kempinas, Santorini Arts Factory, Santorini, Grécia

2014
Fifth Wall, Kunsthalle Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Scarecrow, Socrates Sculpture Park Public Artwork Comission, New York, USA

2013
Darkroom, Laboratory K20, Kunstsammlung, Düsseldorf, Germany
Fountains, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Žilvinas Kempinas, Slow Motion, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland

2012
Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil

2011
Lucid Dream, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Still, Garage Centre For Contemporary Culture, Moscow
Vartai 20 Years: Žilvinas Kempinas, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
Žilvinas Kempinas, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

2010
Ballroom, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA
AV Festival, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, England
Žilvinas Kempinas, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil

2009
53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2008
Žilvinas Kempinas, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Žilvinas Kempinas, Galerie des Franciscains & Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, France
Open Studio, Atelier Calder, Saché, France

2007
Parallels/Flying Tape, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
White Noise, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA

2006
Flying Tape, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Columns/Bike Messenger, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA

2004
Flying Tape, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA

2003
Still and 186 000 mi/s, site specific installations, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, New York, USA

1996
The New Year of King Nebuchadnezzar, site specific installation, Vilnius, Lithuania
Portraits-Fossils, Jutempus Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

1994
Painting from Nature, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Group exhibitions

2022
ThisPlay (curated by), Arter Museum, Istambul, Turkey
Parallel Time (curated by Birutė Pankūnaitė), Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum, Lithuan

2021
Calder Now (curated by Dieter Buchhart, Anna Karina Hofbauer and Calder Foundation), Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival, Sharjah Art Museum, UAE

2019
Zilvinas Kempinas & Juste Janulyte: Skycity, Waves (curated by Remigijus Merkelys), National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
The Origins of Species: 1990s DNA (curated by Vaidas Jauniškis, Rimantas Kmita, Mantas Pelakauskas, Miglė Survilaitė, Aurimas Švedas, Tomas Vaiseta and Renata Valčik), MO Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
EXTENSION.LT: parallel narrations (curated by Kristina Romanova and Egle Mikalayune), National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
Liberté (curated by José-Manuel Gonçalvès), Bordeaux, France
Negative Space (curated by Peter Weibel, Daria Mille and Anett Holzheid), ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
Between Us, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mogotá, Germany
EXTENSION.LT: Parallel Narratives, Triumpg Gallery, Moscow, Russia
magnetic_T, New Media Gallery, New Westminster, Canada

2018
Re: work, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, England
Action Reaction (curated by Serge Lemon e Marianne Le Pommeré), Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2017
YOU’VE GOT 1243 UNREAD MESSAGES. Last Generation Before the Internet. Their Lives
Latvian National Museum of Art, Great Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia

2016
Set in Motion, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
From Realism to the Object. Lithuanian World Art in the Collection of the Lithuanian Expatriate Art Foundation, Lewben Art Foundation, Kaunas, Lithuania
A World View. The Tim Fairfax AC Gift, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia
Laboratoires de l’art, Musée des arts et métiers, le Cnam, Paris, France
Willow, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia
Se souvenir des Belles Choses, Musée régional d’art contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan, France
The Calder Prize 2005-2015, Pace Gallery, London, UK

2015
The Art of Experimentation – Art and Technology, A shared Sphere, Musée des arts et métiers, Paris, France
FIRST CUT, TEBA Factory, Arad, Art Encounters Foundation, Romania
Konkret Mehr Raum, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany
Invento | As Revoluções que nos Inventaram, OCA, São Paulo, Brazil, curated by: Agnaldo Farias & Marcello Dantas
Sculpture by the Sea, Public Sculpture Biennial, Aarhus, Denmark
Walk the Line. New Paths in Drawing, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

2014
Solides Fragiles, MUDAM Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Sublime: Contemporary works from the Collection, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
The Shine, National Art Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
The disappearance of the fireflies, Prison Sainte-Anne, Avignon, France
On what there might be not, MARSO Galería Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

2013
Mindwalk, Galerija VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
De leur Temps 4: Nantes, Centre d’art Le hangar à Bananes, Nantes, France
Théâtre du Monde, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Projections, Le Musée de L`abbaye Sainte-Croix, France
Part of a Larger Whole. Lithuanian Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
TURBULENCES II, Foundation Boghossian/ Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
Pattern: Follow the Rules, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, USA; Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, USA
Slow Burn, Railway Zone Tilburg, The Netherlands
Dynamo – A Century of light and motion in art 1913 – 2013, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France
Anti-Gravity, Toyota Municiopal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan
Film as Sculpture/ Sculpture as Film, Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, Belgium

2012
Exhibition of the permanent collection (from 1960 to present), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Echigo-Tsumari Triennale 2012, Niigata, Japan
Trait Papier, Musee des Beaux Arts, Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Festival Via, Maubeuge, France
The Exit Festival, Creteil, France
Lightness?, Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Beaufort 04, Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea, Belgium
Perfoming Abstraction, Galeria Luciana Brito, São Paulo, Brazil
Oh, you mean cellophane and all that crap, A Calder Foundation project, The Mckittrick Hotel, New York, USA
Tapis Volants, Académie de France à Rome, Rome, Italy
Pink Caviar, Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sculpture is Everything: Contemporary works from Collection, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Stanley Place, South Bank, Queensland, Australia
Masterpieces of The Yvon Lambert Collection, Collection Lambert, Museum of Contemporary Art, Avignon, France
Turbulences, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Synergy, Hybrid Art 2012, Design Center Artplay, Moscow, Russia
Prestige (Phantasmagoria of Our Times), Culture Communication Center, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Moving is Living, Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, Poland
Silence, Collection FRAC Basse-Normandie, Normandie, France

2011
Nuit Blanche Paris 2011 (Paris White Night), Paris, France
1.2 Volume, Polyforum Emergen Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico
Our Magic Hour, Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
Number Five: Cities Of Gold And Mirrors, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
The Matter Of Air, Gertrude contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
Play Time, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA
Who Runs The Space Now?, ECOH Galeria, Mexico City and Neue Galerie, Switzerland, Mexico City
…so beautiful, NKV, Wiesbaden, Germany
Höhenrausch 2 (Trill of Heights 2), OK Centre, Linz, Austria
Parcours Formes Olimpiques, LAM Lille Metropole Musee d’arte contemporain et art brut, Lille, France

2010
I Believe in Miracles – 10th anniversary of the Lambert Collection – Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Mostre in Corso. Spheres 2010, Galleria Continua, Boissy-le-Châtel, France
Sarabande. Žilvinas Kempinas and Deimantas Narkevičius, FRA -Basse-Normandie, Caen, France
City Without Walls. 10th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England
Lithuanian Art 2000-2010: ten years, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Contemporary Art from Lithuania, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Sketches of space – MUDAM, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
From Artists’ Workshops, Gallery VARTAI, Vilnius, Lithuania
Listen to your eyes, 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
Transmediale.10 – Future Obscura, Hause der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, MoMA, New York, USA

2009
Locus Solus, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France
Fall In/Fall Out, Blackwood Gallery, Toronto, Canada
ZEROplus, 401 Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Go East II, MUDAM, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Nightmare Full of Things Unspeakable, Concept V, New York, USA
Das Fundament der Kunst – Die Skulptur und ihr Sockel seit Alberto Giacometti, Städtischen Museen Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany
The Immediate Future, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
Espèces d’espaces, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, USA
We Go Round in Circles at Night, Contemporary Art Museum Rochechouart, France

2008
NOW JUMP, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin/Seoul, South Korea
New Work: Zilvinas Kempinas, Alyson Shotz, Mary Temple, SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA
Go East, Musee d’Arte Moderne, Luxembourg
MANIFESTA7, Bolzano, Italy
Permutations, at the Musée des Beaux Arts et d’Archéologie, Valence, France
De Réalité, École Régionale des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France
MANIF D’ART 4, La Biennale en Art Actuel de Quebec, Canada

2007
Collected Visions: Modern and Contemporary Works from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
Voyage Intérieur, FRAC-Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
StereoVision: From 2D to 3D, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA
The Last Seduction- A Welcome Surrender To Beauty, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, USA
Château de Tokyo/Tokyo Redux, Centre International d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière, Ile de Vassivière, France
Ready-Made, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA

2006
Les Fils de Marcel, CRAC LR Art Center, Sète, France
Hapax, APERTO, Montpellier, France

2005
Red, White, Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA
Drawings / Works with Paper, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA

2002
MFA Thesis Show, Time Square Gallery, New York, USA

1999
Prague Quadrennial 1999, Prague, Czech Republic
Lithuanian Art 1989 -1999, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

1998
After Painting, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

1997
Footnotes, Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1996
Holy Lie, press project, Vilnius, Lithuania

1995
Whales Stomach, site specific installation, Vilnius, Lithuania
Recent Documents, Balzekas Museum, Chicago, USA

1994
Lithuania Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
For Beauty, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

1993
Kultr, Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

1992
Good Evils, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Advent Bunch, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Awards

2007
Calder Prize and Atelier Calder Residency Award, Sachè, France

1998
Kristoforas Award for best Drama Theater Stage Design, Vilnius, Lithuania

1994
Westerly Trust Grant, London, England
Academie Schloss Solitude Grant, Stuttgart, Germany

Collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
CNAP (Centre National des Arts Plastiques), France
FRAC-Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier , France
FRAC Basse-Normandie , Caen, France
Julia Stoschek Collection , Germany
Jumex Collection , Mexico
JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, USA
Lusiana Museum of Modern Art , Denmark
MUDAM, Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa , Canada
Société Générale d’art contemporain, France
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, USA