Audrius Kriauciunas
1986 born in Kaunas, Lithuania
based in The Hague, The Netherlands

In his work Audrius explores designed environment and its absurd cultural expressions. That is best seen in his projects "PalmBoom" where he documents the adaptation of a palm tree in dutch domestic landscape and “Houses Of Freedom” portraying houses built in early days of Lithuania’s independence.

At the given moment Audrius is collaborating with Indrė Urbonaitė where two of them have put together an archive of their families’ photographs taken at the funerals. Their fascination with this archive is driven by the paradoxical usage of photography — to capture something that was never meant to be looked at afterwards.

education:
2018 October - workshop CreArt "The Use of Photography as a Sculptural Material" led by Kristian Kožul and Lea Vene in Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia.
2013 - 2017 - Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands. Bachelor in Arts. Major in Photography.
2016 March - June internship with Jan Dirk van der Burg
2009 - 2011 - Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Master in Business Administration.
2005 - 2009 - Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Bachelor in Management and Business Administration.

exhibitions:
2018 February - Artist talk at Tip-off // Melkweg Expo. With the project “It’s Always The Others Who Die”
2017 October - Schiedam Photo Festival "Blueprint“. With the project “Houses of Freedom”
2017 July - Graduation show "The Ink, Milk, Blood". With the project "Houses of Freedom"
2017 March - Exhibition at "Tot Zover", Funeral Museum in Amsterdam. With the project "Visiting Hours"
2016 August - Kaunas Photo Festival "Flâneur". With the project "PalmBoom".
2016 January - "Paradise". Part of group exhibition with project "PalmBoom".
2015 May - Belfast Photo Festival. Part of group projection with project "cul-de-sac"