Lina Lapelytė

b. 1984, Lithuania

Lina Lapelytė’s (b.1984, works in Vilnius and London) performance-based practice is rooted in music and flirts with pop culture, gender stereotypes, and nostalgia. Her works engage trained and untrained performers often in an act of singing through a wide range of genres such as mainstream music and opera. The singing takes the form of a collective and affective event that questions vulnerability and silencing.

Lapelytė holds a BA in classical violin, a BA in Sound Arts, and an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London.

In 2019 her collaborative work Sun & Sea (Marina) made together with Vaiva Grainytė and Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, curated by Lucia Pietroiusti won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale.

In 2020 Lapelytė received the national art and culture prize in Lithuania.

Lapelytė’s recent and ongoing works were shown at the 13th Kaunas Biennial (2021); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2021); BAM, New York (2021); MOCA, LA (2021); Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (2021); Tai Kwun, HK (2021); Glasgow International (2021); Riga Biennial – RIBOCA2 (2020); Lithuanian Pavilion at Venice Biennale, Venice (2019); Cartier Foundation gallery, Paris (2019); Kunsthalle Praha (2019); Waiting for another coming – CCA Ujazdowski, Warsaw (2018); Give up the ghost! – Baltic Triennial, Tallinn (2018); Moderna Museet, Malmo (2017); FIAC, Paris (2017); Baltic Pavilion, Venice Biennial, Venice (2016);  Listening, Hayward touring show, Great Britain (2015); Block Universe, London (2015); Park Nights, Serpentine, London (2014); Baltic CCA, Newcastle (2014).



Lina Lapelytė: Here Hear Hare Hair

28 May-30 Sep 2022

Talk or Event

Sun & Sea

Serpentine Galleries
23 Jun-10 Jul 2022

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