study visit: November 2013

Rasa Antanaviciute (Lithuania)

Rasa Antanaviciute

has initiated and currently holds the position of executive director of the Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts - a centre for international cultural events on the Baltic Sea. She works with contemporary art projects, formal and informal art education, Nida artist-in-residence programme and other issues related to running a cultural centre in the periphery (local community, tourism, remoteness, etc.). She is also a PhD student in art history at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, mostly interested in how art in public spaces is used for non-artistic purposes, i.e. discourse of power, (re)construction of memory and building of a politically correct image of a city. PhD research is the main reason of her current stay in Warsaw.