Kęstutis Svirnelis

Kęstutis Svirnelis (Kestas) (b.1976)
Resides and works in Stuttgart, Germany

 

Education:

2007   Socrates/Erasmus, Madrid, Spain
2002–2009   State Academy of Art and Design. MA studies, Stuttgart, Germany
1997–2002   Vilnius Academy of Arts. BA studies, Fine Arts,  Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Awards:
 
2018   ArtVilnius’18 audience Select Artist (monetary prizes from Volfas Engelman). Vilnius, Lithuania
2013   The Best ArtVilnius’13 Sculpture Snowman, Vilnius, Lithuania
2007   DAAD prize at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Stuttgart, Germany
2006   1st prize for Dandelion Puff, Ebersbach, Germany
2004   1st prize for Summer 2005, Skulpturen am Radweg – Kunst in der Landschaft, Germany
2003   Baden-Württemberg Young Artist Award, Germany
 

 

Grants, scolarships, residencies:

2019   Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Edenkoben. Germany
2018   Cité Internationale des Arts. Paris, France
2016   Akademie Schloss Solitude and Robert Bosch GmbH. Germany
2015   Grant of the Lithuanian Council for Culture. Lithuania
2013   Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen – KWW, residency. Schöppingen, Germany
2011   Open Space Bea, residency. Busan, South Korea
2010   Akademie Schloss Solitude, art coordination. Stuttgart, Germany
2010   Studio subsidy through the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. Stuttgart, Germany
2009   Workshop scholarship, Künstlerhaus. Stuttgart, Germany
2007   Socrates/Erasmus. Madrid, Spain
2000   Künstler Wege. Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. Stuttgart, Germany

 

 

Artworks acquired by:

Private collections – Lithuania

 


Solo exhibitions:

2019   Sättigung. Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Germany
2019   Vakarų Kelrodė. Gallery Meno Niša, Vilnius, Lithuania
2018   Aparat. Gleixner Art gallery and Gallery Meno Niša, Düsseldorf, Germany; Vilnius, Lithuania
2018   Dzyvų Dzyvai. Varėna city gallery, Lithuania
2017   Ohne nix passiert nix. LOTTE, Stuttgart, Germany
2017   Schleuse 16. Böblinger Kunstverein für Stadt und Landkreis, Germany
2017   Furs. Gallery Meno Niša, Vilnius, Lithuania
2015   Fauna and Flora. Kunstverein, Siegbur, Germany
2014   Motor, Latex and Air. Gallery (AV17), Vilnius, Lithuania
2012   Snowman. Gallery Kairė Dešinė, Vilnius, Lithuania
2010   Experimentum crucis. Kunstverein, Noihauzen, Germany
2009   Kestas EXP 19. Interventionsraum, Stuttgart, Germany
2009   Kęstutis Svirnelis. Gallery Schuster, Berlin, Germany

 

 

Art fairs:

 

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009  ArtVilnius, International contemporary art fair, Lithuania
2019  POSITIONS Berlin. International contemporary art fair, Berlin, Germany
2018   Art Verona. International contemporary art fair, Verona, Italy
2018   Tbilisi Art Fair. Tbilisi, Georgia
2017   Viennacontemporary. International contemporary art fair, Vienna, Austria
2016   Koelner Liste 2016. International contemporary art fair, Cologne, Germany
2016  POSITIONS Berlin. International contemporary art fair, Berlin, Germany
2015   Art‘15. London, United Kingdom
2010   Kunst10. Zürich, Switzerland
 
 

Selected group exhibitions:
 
2019   Micha Ullman & seine ehemaligen Studierenden. KV Gästezimmer e.V.,  Stuttgart, Germany
2019   Open Studio. Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France
2019   Südgipfel. Platform, Munich, Germany
2018   EXP.etition Minsk. Minsk, Belarus
2018   Capital´s Time Macine. Beans & Dots, Bukarest, Rumania
2017   Künstler der Wagenhallen. Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany
2017   Sculpture workshop. Katzow, Germany
2016   Behind the Scenes. Gallery (AV17), Vilnius, Lithuania
2015   Lose Bande. 38 Positionen aus der Wagenhalle, Städtische Galerie Offenburg, Germany
2015   A L L E! Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Germany
2015   Artist Revolution. Plein-air exhibition, Fragneto Monforte, Italy
2015   Artist Revolution. Plein-air exhibition, Ventabren, France
2014   Just Episoden. Calwer Passage, Stuttgart, Germany
2014   TRANSITION #2. Klett-passage, Stuttgart, Germany
2014   A L L E! Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Germany
2013   Skulptur ist, wenn… Kunsthalle Goppingen, Germany
2013   Festival für experimentelle Film– und Videokunst. D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig, Germany
2013   Dove. Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen – KWW, Germany
2012   Baden-Württemberg 60 (together with JAK), Städtisches Kunstmuseum Singen, Germany
2011   Grenzbereiche der Skulptur. Ludwigsburg, Germany
2011   New Wave. INSA Art Centre (together with JAK), Seoul, South Korea
2010   Happy End. Kunsthalle, Goppingen, Germany
2010   Imported Stranger. Space Bandee Gallery, Busan, South Korea
2010   Fast Fertig. The Oubliette, London, United Kingdom
2009   Visions of New York City. J.A.K. Art Basel Miami (NY), Gitana Rosa Gallery, Miami, USA
2009   Summer Reading. Invisible-Exports Gallery, New York, USA
2009   NYC Film Festival Visions of New York City. J.A.K., Macy Gallery, New York, USA
2009   EXP. Rotterdam. Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2008   The Institute of Alpine Affairs with Local to Local within the Manifesta 7 Parallel Events
programme. Taberhof at Flaas, Jenesien, South Tyrol, Italy
2008   The Institute for Social Research and the Discovery of Art God, Richmond Art Center, San
Francisco, USA
2008   The Institute for Social Research and the Discovery of Art God, WKV Stuttgart, Germany