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Morta Jonynaité

Artist
Urban renewal and the reinvention of the city

This project strand offers short residency opportunities in partner cities for 30 emerging artists. Each UEO city partner will send two artists on a residency to another partner’s city of a different art form, thereby seeking to enrich their professional practice through inter-disciplinary residencies. Artists are chosen on the basis of having demonstrated an interest in the hosting city’s Arts & Society contemporary European theme. They must also practice a different art form from that of the hosting city’s public event. The project offers the emerging artists the opportunity to travel without the pressure to produce work and ideally to experience UEO’s public events.

Morta Jonynaité will travel to Lisbon

Vilnius’s other artist Vladas Suncovas will travel to Athens

Artists’ Statement

I explore the environment through tactility, and try to grasp different phenomena using traditional textile techniques. Hand weaving and net tying are crafts with a clear structure. I employ these archaic techniques to weave stories that capture the present. I present work in the form of an installation and construct intimate spaces where relationships between different experiences and participants are interconnected.

Artists’ Biography

Morta Jonynaité (b. 1995) is an artist living and working in Vilnius, Lithuania. Having graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL), TxT (text, theory, textile) department, she continues exploring the textile medium, showing her work in various group and solo shows, such as: Hold Me Tender, 2023, group exhibition, Tallinn Art Hall Lasnamäe Pavilion (EE), Shuttle and Twill, 2023, group exhibition, Anastazija and Antanas Tamošaitis galler Židinys, Vilnius (LT), FITE – Le Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires, 2022, group exhibition, Clermont-Ferrand (FR), Square Root, 2022, solo exhibition, UMI gallery, Vilnius (LT), Bias Cut, 2021, solo exhibition, Marcinkonys Train Station, Marcinkonys (LT).

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