Nida Doctoral School "Smoke and Mirrors - Staged Arguments and the Legitimation of Artistic Research" is starting


Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Aalto University) are starting a partnership by establishing Nida Doctoral School. It is a non-degree doctoral program at Nida Art Colony, Neringa, Lithuania.

The first session will commence on the 19th and continue until the 25th of October, 2015. It will be an intensive course and public performative evening themed “Smoke and Mirrors – Staged Arguments and the Legitimation of Artistic Research.”


NAC is looking for two new team members: communication and residency coordinators

More information in LT version of this post.

Residency and exhibition project „Climbing Invisible Structures“ is on its run

Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir (IS) at Residency Yo Yo (LT), photo Andrej Vasilenko

Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir (IS) at Residency Yo Yo (LT), photo Andrej Vasilenko (More pictures from the residencies)

The international residency and exhibition project „Climbing Invisible Structures“, organised by Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts, is in full swing. Ten artists and five residency centres from Iceland, Norway and Lithuania cooperate within the Project.


Nida A-I-R in September 2015

Pradzia Small                                               Inger Wold Lund, Krista Mölder, Raminta Jurėnaitė. Photo by Julija Navarskaitė.


Three residents arrived to Nida Art Colony in September: Inger Wold Lund (DE/NO), Krista Mölder (EST), Raminta Jurėnaitė (LT).



Symposium on (5) Inter-format Symposium(s) from Nida Art Colony in project space Malonioji 6 in Vilnius

Welcome to the Symposium on (5) Inter-format Symposium from Nida Art Colony in project space Malonioji 6  (Vilnius) on Saturday (5th of September) from 5pm to 9pm

Every hour from 5 pm to 9 pm (5 times) toasts are proposed to each symposium, and to artists´ and curatorial physical and emotional health!

Welcome to experience a symposium in its full course: sitting around symposium table, chatting with curators dr. Vytautas Michelkevičius (LT) and Andrew Gryf Paterson (SCO/FI/FR), browsing through performative archive of 5th Symposium and meeting with participants and their works (such as like Tomas Grunskis audiovisual performance or Jodi Rose radio piece, full list of participants which might appear in non-chronological order is below). It is also possible to use this open time to do nothing.


5th Inter-format Symposium on Time (and Inter-formativity) on 22–25 August 2015


Extended programme with participant biograms (PDF)


This year marks the fifth iteration for the international symposium and aims to reflect its own course, with the focus on artistic and academic notions of time and inter-formativity itself. The participatory nature of the symposium - between a conference and an art festival - brings together 40 professionals (artists, curators, scientists, researchers, time-managers) for three days and nights to an intensive sharing and working environment. After being tired of too short coffee breaks and too long presentations, we will attempt to re-order extended and condensed time slots, and experiment with formats of presenting and sharing art and knowledge.

The symposium this year is co-curated by dr. Vytautas Michelkevičius (LT) and Andrew Gryf Paterson (SCO/FIN).


Nida A-I-R in August 2015


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Claudia Larcher, Kristupas Sabolius, Tomas Grunskis, Ciara Scanlan, Terence Erraught. Photo by Živilė Eevičiūtė.

Claudia Larcher (AT), Kristupas Sabolius (LT), Tomas Grunskis (LT) Ciara Scanlan (IE), Terence Erraught (IE) and  Jol Thomson (CA/DE) at Nida A-I-R in August.