Deimantas Narkevicius

Born 1964

Deimantas Narkevičius is one of the most consistent and widely recognised Lithuanian artists on the international art scene. Originally trained as a sculptor, Narkevičius has mainly been working with film and video. Employing documentary footage, voice-overs, interviews, re-enactments and found photographs, his films submit historical events to the narrative structures of storytelling and cinema. In his artistic practice Narkevičius examines the relationship of personal memories to political histories, particularly those of his native Lithuania. For the artist history, itself has become both material and methodology.
Since 1992 Narkevičius has exhibited extensively around the world at some important contemporary art venues and events including Centre Pompidou, Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia, Tate Modern, Museum of Modern Art, Stedelijk Museum. He represented Lithuania at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001 and two years later exhibited at the 50th Venice Biennale in Utopia Station curated by Molly Nesbit and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Narkevičius's work was shown at Manifesta II and Manifesta X.
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