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:
Kate van Harreveld
Naomi Souwen & Willem Oudenhoven
Johanna de Schipper
duo Khurtova and Bourlanges
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:
Eun Kyoung Hwang
Wei-Ling and Chun-Han,
Dorota Radzimirska, Arta Balina and Yulia Ratman,
and musicians Sietse van Erve,
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.