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Vytenis Burokas

Vytenis Burokas is an artist and curator who merges interests in different disciplines and genres in search for splintered traces of cultural influences constructing a new whole by straining findings through a filter of personal experiences and observations and presenting it in a form of a performance, publication, installation, sculpture and drawings. In his practice, he investigates metabolism and the fermentation of knowledge drawing attention to relationships between microorganisms and people. Known for creating and preparing beer recipes based on artistic, philosophical, anthropological, sociological ideas, in his publication Beer Metaphysics he has approached the relationship between the body’s processes of metabolism, inebriation and the evolution of philosophical thought. In his recent projects he was creating alter ego characters for his narrative based performances and drawings. He is a graduate in contemporary sculpture from Vilnius Academy of Arts where he is currently teaching and a participant of Rupert Alternative Education Program in 2013 – 2014. After studying fine arts he became curator at the National Gallery of Arts in Vilnius, Lithuania. He has exhibited at CAC, Vilnius; Rupert, Vilnius; Autarkia, Vilnius; Bus Projects, Melbourne; 427, Riga; Komplot, Brussels; MOCAK, Krakow, Nida Art Colony, Nida etc.