„St.A.i.R. - Styria-Artist in Residence
" ist die Weiterentwicklung des international erfolgreichen Atelierprogramms „RONDO-Artist-in-Residence".
Aus den Einreichungen sprach die Jury eine Empfehlung für Stipendien für 18 Künstler*innen aus zahlreichen Ländern in Europa, Asien und Amerika aus. Diese werden im laufenden Jahr ein bis fünf Monate in der Steiermark leben und arbeiten.
Die Betreuung der Künstlerinnen und Künstler und die Vernetzung mit der heimischen Szene erfolgt durch verschiedene Grazer kulturelle Institutionen wie auch zum Beispiel dem FORUM STADTPARK.
Die StAiR-Stipendien werden ermöglicht durch das Land Steiermark
Derzeit ist Lina Albikriene
zu Gast im FORUM STADTPARK:
Foto: (c) RYOTA
“Through the window of a plane I see Alps surrounded by clouds. Approaching Austria. I believe these mountains and the history of Austria will inspire me for the future researches…”(L.A)
Lina Albrikiene is not coming from the country surrounded by mountains. In fact, she was born in the flatland - in Lithuania. Artist has been in residency programs in Austria already few times (Vienna, Krems). It is a relevant field for her artistic researches, which mostly are connected with history. During her studies Albrikiene worked on individual and collective memory topics. Since few years artist is developing and exhibiting projects based on the historical themes sometimes plunging into human being and existence questions revealing her conceptual approach through video, installation, sound and photography. Her working method is based on a long research process by analyzing facts and combining them with visual artifacts and parallels, which creates individual perception the same as interpretation by relating all the pieces of installation.
In 2009 Albrikiene finished her studies (BA, MA) in photography and media art at the Art Academy of Vilnius. In 2011 she was awarded by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture Grand Prize for the young artist debut and was announced as the Grand Prize Winner at the ‘Young European Creators’ biennial (Paris). Artist did several residence programs in ‘Air – Artist in Residence Kultur Kontakt Austria’ (2017, Vienna), ‘Air – Artist in Residence’ (2015, Krems), ‘Experimental film’ (2015, Binissalem), ‘JCE residency’ (2012, Paris). ‘POT in Kassel’ (2012, Kassel). In 2017, 2015 and 2014 she received Individual Artist Prizes from Lithuanian Council for Culture and in 2011 Individual Artist Prize from Ministry of Culture. Since 2006 she is a member of Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists Association and since 2018 - a member of association on board.
She had solo exhibitions in Lithuania and Mexico (Merida) and group shows in Vienna, St. Polten, Melk, Mexico City, Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Riga, Hamburg, Prague, Slovakia, Vilnius, Minsk and etc.