Eglė Ambrasaitė can be located in a spot reserved for interdisciplinary art: she is both an artist, a curator and a researcher. Her interdisciplinary studies - Bachelor in Film, Video and Interactive Arts (Middlesex University, London), Masters in Social and Political Critique (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 critical and challenging 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* (Žeimiai Manor House), a collectively-run, non-profit interdisciplinary art center, based in Žeimiai Manor House, Lithuania. At the moment, her main artistic and curatorial practices circulate around the themes of materialities, bodies/embodiments and healing. Her theoretic interests encapsulate gender, affect theories, critical disability studies and dark ecology.

*Based in crip materiality methodologies, Aikas Žado Laboratory is organized as an individually collaborative artwork by the artists Domas Noreika and Eglė Ambrasaitė, as well as a communal artwork. Part of its programs are administered, coordinated and developed by the Aikas Žado Association. The main activities of the Laboratory are practical experiments related to the management of cultural heritage objects and the combination of discoveries, methods, techniques and knowledge in the fields of contemporary art, science and culture. The main principles of the Laboratory’s activities are illustrated by the application of conservation, prevention and restoration systems in the Žeimiai Manor House. At the Laboratory, the team collects and tests historical materials, organizes scientific research and exhibitions, and presents cognitive expeditions that showcase specific solutions and methods (based on crip materiality) of turning the Manor House into a contemporary artwork itself.


01 05 2024 → 02 06 2024
Invited as a Guest Curator to curate a group exhibition for Residency Unlimited (RU), Governors Island, New York City, USA

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
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  
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
Bachelor of Arts in “Film, Video and Interactive Arts”