JUSTINA NEKRASAITE
PROJECTS

CULTURE ENGINEER, ORGANIZER AND FREELANCE CURATOR, MOTIVATED BY ‘DO IT YOURSELF’ ATTITUDE WITH A BURNING CURIOSITY TO QUESTION WHAT WE THINK WE KNOW; PROMOTING CREATIVITY AND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE IN NOT-SO-ORTHODOX WAYS.

Curatorial kick-off & bookstore exhibitions

Between 2014 and 2017, Justina worked as Head Curator at Bookstore Space in Amsterdam West. She initiated and hosted various solo exhibitions with national and international artists, including:
Marjolijn Rijks
Iztok Klančar
Muge Yilmaz
Sylvain Tegroeg
Kate van Harreveld
Naomi Souwen & Willem Oudenhoven
Maaike Visser
Irina Volgareva
Stephan Blumenschein
Johanna de Schipper
Chris Meighan
Hans Hoekstra
Ailsa Kay
Daniel Dmyszewicz
duo Khurtova and Bourlanges
Olia Ganzha
Isabel Cordeiro.

Multi-disciplinary collaboration, & playing with personal space

As an experiment, she dedicated her living room in her rented apartment to bringing artists and hosts together, creating a programme which saw the intersection of visual artists and musicians. The project was called Eighteen 29 and spanned a year, from 2016 – 2017. It provided a place for the following artists to explore new ideas, practices and ways of co-working:
Dominykas Canderis
Eun Kyoung Hwang
Iztok Klančar
Lia Satzinger
Vytautas Kumža
Titziana Kruger
Wei-Ling and Chun-Han,
Dorota Radzimirska, Arta Balina and Yulia Ratman,
Sandra Stanionytė
and musicians Sietse van Erve,
Adam Lempel,
Andrius Dereviancenko,
Dario Trapani,
Chris Meighan,
‘Wisefire’,
Rutger Muller,
‘Cast Glass’.

Photography, film festivals & stretching curatorial formats

In 2015 Justina helped programme and organize Wrong titled Films festival in Amsterdam. Between 2016 and 2017 Justina took a part in Breaking For Knowledge project, and co-organized an Open door and Special guest programme at De Monsterkamer in 2017.

 

As of summer 2017, Justina works as an independent curator stretching curatorial formats beyond the authorship and the white cube concept.

29th - 30th May 2018 Justina joined the Bachelor's degree in Photography and Media art departments’ defense committee in Lithuania.

Prior working as an independent curator Justina studied Photography and Media Art at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Miguel Hernández Faculty of Fine Arts of Altea.