April 3, 2021

Vaporized, dispersed, made particulate

April 3, 2021 | Warehouse 83

Watch a lecture performance by artist duo Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė

Starts 6:30 PM

Ends 8:00 PM

Venue Warehouse 83


Artists in residence Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė presented a performative lecture titled Vaporized, dispersed, made particulate that renders landscape as a primary site of speculation on both the natural and the constructed and tries to re-introduce folkloric narratives into our technological present. The talk encompassed the artists’ past and current research interspersed with text, image and video material from their recent body of work Mouthless (2020 - ) as well as work-in-progress conceptualised while in residence at Alserkal Arts Foundation. Gawęda and Kulbokaitė also spoke of their ongoing work on fragrance, and underlying molecular entanglements between the subject and their surroundings.


Dorota Gawęda (b. 1986, Lublin, PL) and Eglė Kulbokaitė (b. 1987, Kaunas, LT) are an artist duo established in 2013 and based in Basel (CH). Both are 2012 graduates of the Royal College of Art, London. Their work spans video, performance, installation, fragrance, and sculpture. They have exhibited internationally including: Swiss Institute, New York (2020); Den Frie, Copenhagen (2020); MWW, Wroclaw (2020); Kunstverein Düsseldorf (2020 and 2016); Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (2019); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018); 6th Athens Biennale (2018); MMOMA, Moscow (2018); CAC, Vilnius (2017); Kunsthalle Basel (2017); ICA, London (2017); MOMA, Warsaw (2016); Berlin Biennale 9 (2016); MAM, Paris (2015) among others. Their recent solo shows include presentations at: Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf (2020); Trafo Gallery, Budapest (2020); Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London (2020 and 2018); Fri Art – Kunsthalle Fribourg (2020); Futura, Prague (2019); Lucas Hirsch Gallery, Düsseldorf (2018); Cell Project Space, London (2018). Upcoming exhibitions include presentations at: Kunstverein Leipzig (group); Lucas Hirsch Gallery, Düsseldorf (solo); Istituto Svizzero, Milan (performance); Swimming Pool, Sofia (solo), Istituto Svizzero, Palermo (solo). The duo are also the founders of YOUNG GIRL READING GROUP (2013 - ).