Visual Arts

Emilija Škarnulytė

Skarnulyte_photo Andrej Vasilenko

Emilija Škarnulytė (born 1987) is a younger generation artist who works in the field of interdisciplinary art. Her creative works explore the possibilities of video. Škarnulytė’s films and video installations are notable for an anthropocentric view of landscape through the eye of the camera, its technically exceptional and visually intriguing constructivism and deconstructivism, which is complimented by subtle film direction and capture of acts of performance (No Place Rising (2015), Aldona (2015), and which create a tactile assistive element to the experience of landscape. Her selected locations, objects and subjects for filming often require effort and courage.  In this way, she reveals spaces rarely seen, experienced or contemplated.

In 2013, she graduated from the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing in Norway. She participates actively in art film and video festivals, and visual art exhibitions throughout the world: the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Hors Pistes (Paris), Edinburgh International Film Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, LUMEN (New York), Message to Man International Film Festival (Saint Petersburg).  Her works were also shown at Manifesta 10 (2014), the São Paulo Art Biennial (2014), and in the Baltic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2016). She has had solo shows at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Decad in Berlin and Podium Oslo. In 2016, she was awarded the Young Artist Prize by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania,