Zilvinas Kempinas

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  • Exhibition from june 18th to september 7th 2008 du 18 juin au 7 septembre 2008

Poetic, minimal, and visually intriguing, Zilvinas Kempinas's site-specific installations use common materials to create living sculptures that take up entire exhibition spaces. With deceiving lightness and an economy of means, he achieves monumentality. Like an act that is spectacular but elusive, his work inhabits emptiness.*Zilvinas Kempinas (1969) lives in New York. In 2001, personal exhibition at PS1. From July 18 th, he participates in Manifesta in Bolzano and in august, he exhibits in MoMA San Francisco. The Vienna Kunsthalle (Austria) devotes him a personal exhibition in 2008. He was in residence at the Atelier Calder in France from January to June 2008 and was awarded the 2008 Calder awarded by the Calder Foundation.  


Still, 2008
magnetic tapes suspended, variable dimensions

Airborne, 2008
magnetic tapes, electric ventilator

Lemniscate, 2008
magnetic tapes, electric ventilator


Slow Motion, 2008
stainless steel, quartz clocks, 140 x 294 x 7
Production Atelier Calder, Saché.


He was born in Plunge, in Lituania. He lives and works in New York

Solo shows


- Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
- Grand Café, centre d'art contemporain, Saint-Nazaire, France
- Résidence Atelier Calder, Saché, France


- Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lituania
- White Noise, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA


- Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
- Columns / Bike Messenger, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA


- Flying Tape, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA
- Still and 186 000 mi/s, installations in situ, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York, USA

Group shows


- Manifesta 7, biennale européenne d'art contemporain, Bolzano, Italy
- SFMoMA, New Work Series, San Francisco, USA
- Manif d'Art, Quebec, Canada


- Collected Visions: Modern and Contemporary Works from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Pera Museum, Istambul, Turkey
- Voyage Intérieur, Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
- StereoVision: From 2D to 3D, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Floride, USA
- The Last Seduction- A Welcome Surrender To Beauty, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, USA


- Hapax, APERTO Gallery, Montpellier, France
- Marcel at the Bit! (The Imitation of Marcel Duchamp), Crac, Sète, France


- Red, White, Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA
- Drawings / Works with Paper, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA

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