ABOUT


Eglė Ambrasaitė can be located in a spot reserved for interdisciplinary art: she is both an artist, a curator and a scholar. Her interdisciplinary studies - Bachelor in Film, Video and Interactive Arts (Middlesex University, London), Masters in Political Sciences (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas) and her ongoing PhD research in Comparative Gender Studies (Central European University, Budapest/Vienna) - have transformed her artistic work into a challenging, contemporary and critical medium that crystallizes in the language of both visual arts (video/sculpture/installation), various forms of written materials and her curatorial practices for Aikas Žado Laboratory’s (Žeimiai Manor House’s) programmes, including “Residency o-yo”, “Invisible Man’s Cinematheque”, “Lankesa”, and "Center of Biomimetic Imagination” (”CBI”). At the moment, her main artistic and curatorial practices circulate around the themes of love, toxicity, bodies/embodiments and healing. Her theoretic interests encapsulate gender, biopolitics, affect theories, and dark ecology.



EDUCATION  AND  TRAINING

01 10 2023 → 01 12 2023 
Selected as a Visiting Curator at Residency Unlimited (RU), New York City, USA


01 06 2023
Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education received from Yehuda Elkana Center for Teaching, Learning & Higher Education Research, Vienna, Austria


17 01 2023 → 31 05 2023
Bard Graduate Center, New York City, USA
Selected as part of OSUN Program; visiting PhD student


15 01 2022 → 15 05 2022
ZZF Institute (The Leibniz Center for Contemporary History Potsdam), Potsdam, Germany
Visiting PhD researcher with DRSG grant; host supervisor: Juliane Fürst


01 05 2021 → 31 08 2021
Young artist scholarship received from Lithuanian Council for Culture for the art project “Infrathin”


14 01 2021 → 14 04 2021
Teaching assistant for Gender Foundations II class designed for MA students and led by prof. Eszter Timar, Central European University (CEU), Vienna


01 06 2020 → 01 09 2020
Young artist scholarship received from Lithuanian Council for Culture for the art project “As Deep as the Skin”


01 06 2020
Granted with the Permanent Artist Status by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania


01 09 2018 → now
CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
PhD Candidate in Comparative Gender Studies


01 01 2018 → 30 09 2018
Young artist scholarship received from Lithuanian Council for Culture for the art project “Lankesa: Acceleration”


01 09 2015 → 22 06 2018  
VYTAUTAS MAGNUS UNIVERSITY, KAUNAS, LITHUANIA
Masters degree (with distinction) in Political Sciences (Programme: “Social and Political Critique”)


23 10 2014 → 26 10 2014
IDEA CAMP (held by ECF) in Marseille, France
One of the representatives of an innovative idea in re-defining and shaping public space, selected by ECF (http://www.culturalfoundation.eu/idea-camp-2014/)


2011 → 30 05 2014
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY, LONDON, UK
Bachelor of Arts in “Film, Video and Interactive Arts”