Dalia Mikonyte, Lithuania
L'AiR Arts would like to thank Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts and Institut Francais Lituanie for supporting Dalia Mikonyte's residency.
Dalia Mikonyte is an artist/researcher mostly working with photography, scanography and photogrammetry. Through her artistic practise, she focuses on old and well-known art forms in combination with new science and technology. Her work addresses various questions and variations of perception and recognition. Themes center around the relationship between materiality, technology and identity.
Dalia is currently working on her personal projects, artist-duo projects together with Adomas Zudys and in collaboration with artist group Coolturistes. She is a member of The Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association (LTMKS) and Lithuanian Photographers Association. From 2014 - owner of an artist status of the Republic of Lithuania.
Mikonyte's subjects range between intimate space and time, personal experiences, identity and its representation, signs, virtual and actual reality. Interests and inspirations balance between history, contemporary art and future scenarios, among theory, practice and sentiment. In her past project “Analogophilia” (2014), she speaks abstractly about concrete and personal situations. "Playing signs" (2015) is about identity of the XXI century artist and has a strong historical precedence, “Own/other: caustics” (2017- 2018) is a technological materialization of light sculptures and footprints they burnt on a silver paper.
Since 2016, in an artist-duo with Adomas Zudys, she has been developing a photogrammetry based project about the cities of the world - “City studies” by making collages of fragmented memories and cracks of senses, gathered while wandering all around the world. While working with artists group Coolturistes – title refers to “cool”, culture, tourism and female body builder (“kulturiste” in Lithuanian) – she is mostly involved in activist, political, performative art. In 2015, the group won the District-Berlin Studio grant, and participated in various international exhibitions all around the world.