Zilvinas Kempinas

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


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

BFA, Studies of Painting, Art Academy, Vilnius, Lithuania

Solo exhibitions
Zilvinas Kempinas, Galerie Frey, Salzbourg, Germany

Light Sculptures (curated by Skaistè Marcienè), Lietuvos Nacionalinis Dailés Muziejus, Lithuania
Portraits-Fossils 2023 (curated by Miglė Survilaitė and Aušra Trakšelytė), MO Museum, Lithuania

Works on paper, Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil

Analog, BitForms Gallery, USA

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

Žilvinas Kempinas, Dartmouth college, Hanover, USA

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

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

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

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

Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flying Tape, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA

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

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

Painting from Nature, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Group exhibitions

Try to make it real. But compared to what?: Contemporary Art from Lithuania, Museum of contemporary art in Krakow, Poland
LUMINIAL, Light Art Museum of Budapest, Hungry
Ray Bartkaus ir Žilvino Kempino instaliacijos, Naionaline dailes galerija, Lithuania
So it appears (curated by Sarah Rifky), Institute of Contemporary Art Virginia Common Wealth University, United States
Une histoire intime de l’art (curated by Stéphane Ibars), Collection Lambert, France

ThisPlay (curated by Emre Baykal), Arter Museum, Instanbul, Turkey
Parallel Time (curated by Birutė Pankūnaitė), Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum, Lithuan
KINETISMUS: 100 Years of Electricity in Art (curadoria de Peter Weibel), Kunsthalle Praha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After Painting, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Footnotes, Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

Holy Lie, press project, Vilnius, Lithuania

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

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

Kultr, Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

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


Calder Prize and Atelier Calder Residency Award, Sachè, France

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

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


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

Spin, 2019

V Formation, 2018

Tube Dornbirn, 2016