Ignas Krunglevičius (born 1979), who studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music, works as a composer and visual artist. He creates sound and image installations, videos, and objects that explore the structures of power formed by new technologies, and the mechanisms of the human psyche. His work is often based on group therapy sessions, documentary material from police interrogations, and psychiatric interview manuals, which he uses as a springboard and, by invoking a combination of sound, colour, and meaningful texts, creates situations to elicit empathy with the desired psychological state. He is also interested in the methods and systems that are used in society to control individuals and situations.
Krunglevičius creates musical performances, participates in film festivals and electronic and contemporary music festivals, and has exhibited in both solo and group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Ursula Blickle Stiftung in Germany, Oslo Kunstforening in Norway, and the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk. His works were presented at the 19th Biennale of Sydney and the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture. He was nominated for the Nam June Paik Award in 2010, which included an exhibition at the Museum Kunstpalast in Dusseldorf. In 2009, he was awarded the Sparebankstiftelsen DnB NOR stipendutstilling Art Prize. Ignas Krunglevičius’s work was shown at the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Art Festival in 2009, where he received an honorary mention