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Electronic Catalog


The Nida Colony Library is a newly established collection of printed and digital material aimed at providing the critical and intellectual basis regarding Nida as a place for artists & curators working at the colony. It also functions as a spring board for students of the Vilnius Academy of Art, and from schools abroad, who come to study at the Nida Art Colony during the Summer/Winter workshops. The initial collection was curated by Virginija Januškevičiutė and developed by Vytautas Michelkevičius and Rasa Antanavičūtė.

10 key volumes, 10 series, 16 periodicals, and 50 ways out 


“Art School (Propositions for the 21st Century)”, MIT Press

Miwon Kwon, “One Place after Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity”

“RE-tooling RESIDENCIES. A Closer Look at the Mobility of Art Professionals” (PDF)

Thomas Mann, “Užburtas kalnas” / “Magic Mountain”

“Kuršių nerijos nacionalinis parkas” / “Curonian Spit National Park” (in 4 languages)

“The Secret of Scent”

“Tiravanijas Cook Book”

“Lithuanian Art 2000-2010: Ten Years”, CAC

“Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community”

Donna Haraway, “Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature”, 1990

“The Baltic Postcolonialism”




TATE monographs

AA Files

Whitechapel/MIT Documents of Contemporary Art

The Drawing Room Confessions

Strategic Questions


Afterall (2012–2015) – a Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry
Apartamento (2013–2015) – an Everyday Life Interiors Magazine
FOAM (2012–2014) – an International Photography Magazine
Frieze (2012–2015) – a Contemporary Art and Culture Magazine
MOUSSE (2012–2015) – a Contemporary Art Magazine
October (2014–2015) – a Magazine of Art, Theory, Criticism, Politics
Spike Art Quartely (2014–2015) – a Kunstmagazin
Too much (2013–2015) – a Magazine of Romantic Geography
Volume (2014–2015) – an Independent Quarterly for Architecture to go beyond Itself


7 meno dienos (7 Days of Art) (2012–2015) – a Weekly of Art, Music, Theatre, Cinema and Photography
Knygų aidai (Echoes of Books) (2012–2015) – a Magazine of Reviews, Annotations
Kultūros barai (Bars of Culture) (2012–2015) – a Monthly of Culture and Art
Literatūra ir menas (Literature and Art) (2012–2015) – a Weekly of Culture
Naujasis židinys (New Focus) (2012–2015) – a Monthly of Religion, Culture
Nidos meno kolonijos žurnalas (Nida Art Colony Log) (2011–2015) 
Šiaurės Atėnai (North Athens) (2015) – a Weekly of Culture



The aim of this library is to introduce colony residents to intellectual ideas that compliment the landscape of the Curonian Spit and challenge the artists to critically engage with their surroundings. As a supplement to these ten key volumes, several periodicals, series and other books are held. The library also functions as an archive of artist books, projects and printed matter that have been developed by past A-I-R and Workshop participants.

Borrowing Materials

The materials in the Library must stay within the Colony Area. While we are still working on our circulation policy, we ask that books be taken out for a week at a time and returned, so that other residents can also use the materials.

Donating Materials

Since this is a new collection, we are actively seeking new materials to broaden and improve our library. If you would like to donate books or other texts to our library please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Books in the library are donated by:

CAC (Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius)

NGA (National Gallery of Art, Vilnius)

Banff Centre (Canada)

VAA Press (Vilnius Academy of Arts Press)


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