rimas sakalauskas


Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania


2014 Vilnius Academy of Arts, Ma in Audiovisual Art
2010 Royal College of Art, MA in Animation
2009 Vilnius Academy of Arts, BA in Audiovisual Art
2002 National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art


2018 Best Young Artist under 35 at International Art Fair ARTVILNIUS’18.
2016 Best video artist of the year at Golder Stage Cross Awards 2016.
2013 Best installation at International art fair ARTVILNIUS’13.
2011 Best Independent work at the last edition of Optica Awards 2010, Gijón-Asturias-Spain.
2010 First price in Digital Media and Art Grand Prix in Open category in Turku 2011 – European Capital of Culture, Turku, Finland.
2010 Grand Prix and Special Mention at 25 FPS International Experimental Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
2010 “1s Alternative Routes” award at “moves10: Framing motion” film festival, Liverpool, UK.
2010 Winner of the best student work in Lithuanian film industry Awards – Silver Crane, Vilnius,Lithuania.
2010 The best film in the section ESPLORA – Experimental Films of Concorto Film Festival 2010, Pontenure, Italy.
2010 Special mention in AsoloArtFilmFestival’s 29th edition, Asolo, Italy
2010 Award for the flight of fantasy in International Animated Film Festival „Tindirindis“, Vilnius,
2009 Grand Prix and Baltic Award for the Best Work in the Field of Visual Art, Riga, Latvia.
2009 Quality Seal Winner in EUROPRIX Multimedia Awards, Salzburg, Austria.
1998 First Prize at the Helsinki international art competition ’Sound and Vision 1997’ devoted to the 80th anniversary of Finland’s independence

Art Fairs

As part of Meno Niša display at:
2018, 2017 Contemporary Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2018, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
2016 London’s Global Art Fair 2016, Kensington Olympia, London, UK
2016 Yia Paris Contemporary Art Fair, Paris, France
2015, 2016  “Positions Berlin”, Video Lounge programme, Berlin, Germany
2013 International Contemporary Art Fair “Art Moscow”, Moscow, Russia


2019 Impatient (video clip for musician Leon Somov)
2019 Indisposition
2019 Pavyzdingas elgesys (spec effects for a documentary movie; directors Audrius Mickevičius and Nerijus Milerius)
2018 Marrocco (video clip for musician Jon)
2018 Waterfall (video projections/clip for musician Daddy Was a Milkman)
2017 Music of Falling Sounds (video projections for a movie)
2016 Give me a Medal
2015 Bipolar
2013 Blue
2011 Residual
2011 The Birth
2010 Monument to Oil
2009 Sinchronisation
2008 Gradual Continuity
2007 The Story about
2006 Performation
2005 The Speakers
2004 Pressure
2003 000000001

Solo Projects

2020  Solo exhibition “Disposition”,  gallery “Meno niša”, Vilnius, Lithuania
2018  Solo exhibition Quarantine, gallery “Meno niša”, Vilnius, Lithuania
2017  “Engaged to The Sea” exhibition at the Lithuanian Sea Museum, Klaipėda, Lithuania
2016  Solo exhibition “Session” at the Gallery “Meno niša”, Vilnius, Lithuania

Exhibitions, projects

2019  Group exhibition “Animal – Man – Robot”,  MO Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
2019 Exhibition “The Sweet Sweat of the Future” National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
2019 Group exhibition “A Facsimile god”. Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2019  Group exhibition “Shamans of Digital Era”, Roma, Italy
2018  Group exhibition “Confluences 100”, Bucharest, Romania
2018 Kyiv Art week 2018, Kijevas, Ukraina (as part of Meno Niša display)
2018 Blaue Stunde IX, Cologne, Germany
2018 “Lietuva. Londonas. 1968”, NDG, Vilnius, Lithuania
2017  Installation for educational art platform “Engaged to the Sea”. Lithuanian Sea Museum, Klaipėda, Lithuania
2016 Riga Short Film Festival 2016, Riga, Latvia
2016 15th Silhouette Festival, Paris, France
2016 DIGITAL FLOWS exhibition MACT/CACT Center of contemporary art Ticino, Switzerland
2016 BLAUE STUNDE (7th) “Alte Feuerwache”, Cologne, Germany.
2014 Mia & D Fair Singapore” MARINA BAY SANDS exposition centre, Singapore.
2013 Exhibition “Synchronisation” at the Gallery “Y”, Minsk, Belarus.
2013 Exhibition of contemporary Lithuanian design „Lietuvos dizainas 2001-2013“, London, UK
2013 Lithuanian exhibition „Vilnius in Gdansk“, Gdansk, Poland.
2012 International Media Arts festival “CYBERFEST”, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg,
2012 Generation of the Place: Image, Memory and Fiction in the Baltics, Migrating exhibition in Baltics-
“4dialogues” Culture and Art Project Gallery NOASS “Noass”, Riga, Latvia- Transformations
(Modernist architecture in Eastern Europe), Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 International Festival of Movement on Screen MOVES11: INTERSECTIONS, Liverpool, UK.
2011 An experimental film and video festival 700IS Reindeerland, Egilsstadir, Iceland.
Konstfrämjandet Bergslagen, Örebro, Sweden.
2011 LT.ART.NL project in “Projectspace de Wit“, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2010 Performance and new technologies festival FRAME Research, Porto, Portugal
2010 Exhibition at MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary.

Film Festivals

2019 Riga Short Film Festival 2016, Riga, Latvia
2019 Film festival “Kinolikbez”, Sankt Peterburg, Rusia
2019  Festival “Experimental Superstarz”, Novi Sad, Serbia
2019  Zagare Fringe Festival, Žagarė, Lithuania
2018  Syros International Film Festival, Greece
2017 Festival Images Sonores, Brussel, Belgium
2012 International Short Film Festival of Lille, France.
2012 Hallucinations Collectives festival, Lyon, France
2011 Short Film Festival VIS Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna, Austria.
2011 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, La Jetee, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
2011 Goteborg International Film Festival, Sweden.
2010 Impakt Festival 2010 Panorama, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
2010 Interfilm Berlin – 26th International Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.
2010 The new Cinema and Contemporary Art Festival – Rencontres Internationales
Paris/Berlin/Madrid, France/Berlin, Madrid.
2010 International Festival of Experimental Art “MEM festival Bilbao”, Bilbao, Spain.
2010 Optica Festival 2010, Paris, France.
2010 Impakt Festival 2010 Panorama, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
2010 Naoussa International Film Festival, Naoussa, Greece.
2010 K3: Kurzfilmfestivals, Österreich, Austria.
2010 The Media Arts Festival EMERGEANDSEE, Berlin, Germany.
2010 International Festival of sound visions “VISIONS FROM THE FUTURE: second edition 2010”,
Torino, Italy.
2010 Crosstalk video art festival 2010, Budapest, Hungary.
2010 European Union Video Art Festival “In the Loop: Contemporary EU Video Art”, Washington, USA.
2010 International Festival of Experimental Film and Video Art “Media City Film Festival” Windsor,
Ontario, Canada.
2010 International Festival of Electronic Arts “AV Festival”, Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland,
Middlesbrough, UK.
2010 Europe media art festival Osnabrueck “EMAF 2010”, Osnabrück, Germany.
2010 Festival Premier Plans D’Angers, Angers, France.
2010 Oslo Screen Festival 2010, Oslo, Norway.
2010 7th International Independent Film Festival Indielisboa’10, Lisbon, Portugal.
2010 39-th International Film Festival Rotterdam “IFFR 2010”, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
2009 International Video and Contemporary Arts Festival “Waterpieces”
2009 Video Art festival “Videomedeja 2009”, Novi sad, Serbia.

Collective projects, video projections

2016 “Let the right on in” (dir. Selma Bjorns) by John Ajvide Lindqvist novel. Premiere at National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
2016 Hector Berlioz grande messe des morts, Op. 5 “Requiem”(dir. Cyril Diederich) Vilnius Festival, Lithuanian Opera and Ballet House.
2016 Performance “Oedipus myth”(dir. Gintaras Varnas)by Theban Trilogy Lithuania Drama Theater
2016 Marijus Amaitis(Ten Walls) contemporary opera “E_Carmen(dir. Dalia Ibelhaubtaitė)” by Georges Bizet opera “Carmen”, Vilnius.
2015 Gavin Bryars composition “Sinking of the Titanic” performed by Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra featuring Mindaugas Backus. Municipality Klaipėda Concert Hall, Lithuania.
2015 Video projections for Lithuanian Days at World Fair “ Expo Milano 2015”, Milano, Italy
2014 Video projections for the Halldor Laxness play “Independent people” directed by Thorleifur Arnarsson; Premiere at National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
2014 Philip Glass concert “American Four Seasons” together with Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltika orchestra, Premiere at the Auditorium & National Orchestra of Lyon, France.
2014 Serhiy Zhadan play ”Depeche Mode”(director Arturas Areima, composer Gintaras Sodeika); Premiere at the Kaunas National Drama Theater, Lithuania.
2014 Onute Narbutaite’s Opera “CORNET”(director Gintaras Varnas); Premiere at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Lithuania.
2013 New years evening concert Gala (dir. Vasilij Barchatov) Premiere at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Lithuania.
2013 Concert “All About Gidon” (dir. Gidon Kremer) together with Kramerata Baltika orchestra, Premiere at the New Concert Hall of Weimar, Germany.
2013 Performance „Amelka, Bóbr i Król na dachu“(director Jacek Malinowski), premiere at the puppets theatre in Olsztyn, Poland
2012 Performance by Justinas Marcinkevicius ”CATHEDRAL”(dir. Oskaras Korsunovas) premiere at Lithuanian Drama Theatre.