Vaida TAMOŠEVIČIŪTĖ, Lithuania

Vaida Tamoševičiūtė is an artist, lecturer and independent curator, working mainly in the field of performance art. She holds an MA in painting from Vilnius Academy of Arts, and is represented by Meno Parkas Gallery. 


Collaboration, curation and education are integral parts of Tamoševičiūtė’s personal creative process. since 2014 she has been a lecturer at the Kaunas faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts, as well as a guest lecturer at various creative workshops. 2011-2018 Vaida was one of co-founders and co-curators of international performance festival CREATurE Live Art (together with Daina Pupkevičiūtė) which took place in Kaunas, Lithuania. In 2018 she founded S MOM, a performance art platform dedicated to the exploration of the various states of (un)motherhood, curated since 2021 together with artist Guadalupe Aldrete (MX/AT), implemented in Kaunas, Vienna and Berlin (Meno parkas gallery/BiteVilnius/Lukensku namai/ Minus Zwei offspace/Valie Export KUBUS/Gruentaler9) 
Vaida actively participates in exhibitions and performance art events since 2007 (Baltic Art Festival VOLUME UP, Grace Exhibition Space, NY, 2022, International Trienal of Performance Art DEFORMES, Santiago, Chile, 2021, Diverse Universe, Pärnu, Estonia, 2020, 2015, Salvage festival, ]performance s p a c e[, Folkestone, UK, 2019, Blood and Soil. Dark Arts for Dark Times, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2019, Paikkari Performance, Sammati, Finland, 2018, 2015,  Asregen, Extrapool, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2018, Month of Performance Art Berlin, Germany, 2015, 2014, PALS, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014, "Hitparaden2", Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014, etc.) 


Everything I do is trying to find my own reality 

I explore feelings of shame and guilt, questioning notions of normality, self-harm, gender roles, individual’s place in society and most recent – maternity. Work of art or more accurate – act of art to me is mostly relationships. Searching my own connection with oneself, with people and places around me, embodied and specific experiences, the translation of the inside to the outside through the corporeal. Through simple everyday actions, repetitive gestures, states of boredom and vacuity I turn them into personal rituals. By placing an ordinary action or object in a different context, I test the rules and question established norms.