AGNĖ ŠEMBERAITĖ     

Born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1972

EDUCATION

1996-1998   Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Ceramics. Master of Fine Arts Degree. Lithuania.

1992-1996   Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Ceramics. Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Lithuania.

 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

 From 2020            Chairwoman of Vilnius Ceramics Section of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association.      

2020, 2018, 2017 Co-curator of the international small form ceramics exhibition ,,CUP‘‘, Lithuania.

2016                       IV-th. Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial Jury member, Lithuania.

2012                       Curator of the exhibition ,,The Thing. Green“. Lithuanian Artist Association gallery, Vilnius,                                        Lithuania

2010                      I-st. Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial Jury member. Gallery ,,Arka“, Vilnius, Lithuania.

From 1999             Member of Lithuanian Artists‘ Association.

 AWARDS

2021      Gold Prize. Latvia Ceramics Biennale Martinsons Award 2021. Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center,                          Daugavpis, Latvia.

2021       Individual State Scholarship for art creators, Lithuanian Council for Creators

2020      Diploma for high professional excellence. VI-th Vilnius Ceramics Art Biennale.

2020      Individual State Scholarship for art creators, Lithuanian Council for Creators.

2019      II prize. XIII-th Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic Countries ,,Spring 2019”.

2018      Educational State Scholarship for art creators, the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Lithuania.

2015      Individual State Scholarship for art creators, the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Lithuania.

2012      II prize. ,,The Thing. Green“. Lithuanian Artist Association gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2009      I prize. Jeweler exhibition ,,Amber teardrop”. Gallery ,,Akis’’, Šiauliai, Lithuania.

2006      I prize. Ceramics exhibition-competition ,,Elephant of a year”. Gallery ,,Kvadratas,, Vilnius, Lithuania.

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020       Virtual exhibition  ,,Mimicry”. http://www.ldsajunga.lt/Virtualios_parodos1-5

2019       Two men‘s exhibition with Milena Piršteliene ,,REM sleeping phase“. Artist Association Gallery                                ,,Vokiečių 2“, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2019      ,,Mind and Feelings“. ,,In Gallery“ ,Moscow, Russia.

2016      ,,Suspended time‘‘. Galley ,,Akademija“, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2015      ,,Once appon a time...‘‘. ,,Loretos gallery‘‘, Alytus, Lithuania.

2013      ,,Children of Mushrooms”. Gallery ,,Aukso pjūvis”, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2006      ,,Stories‘‘. Gallery ,,Kvadratas‘‘, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2000      Two men‘s exhibition with Jurga Kurtinaitiene ,,The Shine of Dragon’s Eyes”. Gallery ,,Kairė- Dešinė”,                       Vilnius, Lithuania.

1998      ,,The Road”. Gallery‘‘ ,,Vartai”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

2021       CERCO 2021. XVII INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS AWARD. Centro de Artesania de                    Aragon Zaragosa, Spain.

2021      The 10th China Changchun International Ceramics Symposium and Lotus Mountain Ceramics Tour                          Exhibition.  Changchun Museum and Changchun International Ceramics Gallery, China.

2021       MARTINSONS AWARD International Ceramics Competition within the 3rd Latvia Ceramics Biennale.                      Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center, Latvia. Gold Prize.

2020      International COFFEE CUP Competition, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei,                             Taiwan.

2020      ,,40 CICA 2020‘‘ . l‘Alcora Ceramics Museum, L‘Alcora, Spain.

2019        International Cluj Ceramics Biennale. Cluj-Napoca , Romania.

2019      ,,BASICS’’.  Baltic Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics. Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia.

2019      ,,Brain fitness‘‘. International  Exhibition of Small  Forms Porcelain, Riga Porcelain Museum, Riga, Latvia.

2018     ,, European Ceramics Contest 2018. Open Call''. Bornholm, Denmark.

2011       International  Exhibition of Small  Forms Porcelain, Riga Porcelain Museum, Riga, Latvia.

2009       International  Exhibition of Small  Forms Porcelain, Riga Porcelain Museum, Riga, Latvia.

2009     ,,CERAMICA MULTIPLEX 2009‘‘.  City Museum of Varazdin, Croatia.

 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021     ,,CREO ERGO SUM''. Baltic contemporary art. Latvia Ceramics Biennale. Museum of Decorative Arts and                Design, Ryga, Latvia.

2021     ART Compensa Art Event. Vilnius, Lithuania.

2021    ''PUODUKAS 2020'' (co-curator, participant),,Vokiečių street 2‘‘ Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2020    VI-th Vilnius Ceramics Art Biennial. Gallery ,,Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2020     ,,Ceramic Laboratory‘‘.  Exhibition of the VIII International Ceramic Art Symposium . Daugavpils Mark                      Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia.

2020   VIII International Ceramic Art Symposium ,,Ceramic Laboratory‘‘ participant‘s exhibition. Latvian Centre                   for Contemporary Ceramics, Daugavpils, Latvia.

2020-21     ,,ANAGAMA-LT 2020‘‘. Houvalto Manor, Maišiagala, Lithuania. V. Valiušio Ceramic Museum, Leliūnai                 Lithuania. Panevėžys city Art Gallery.

2020     ,,The City Clock”. Molėtai Art Gallery, Moletai, Lithuania.

2020-2019  Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic Countries ,,Spring”. Gallery ,,Šv Jonų galerija“,                      Vilnius, Lithuania.

2019      IV-th. Quadrennial of Contemporary Art ,,Memorabilia. Save to Memory‘‘. Juried. Gallery ,,Pamenkalnio“,                Vilnius, Lithuania.

2019.02018  ,,Christmas miniature exhibition“. ,,RA“ Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2018     ,,Cup 2018‘‘ (co-curator ,participant),, Vokiečių street 2‘‘ Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.

 2018    ,,V-th Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial‘‘. Juried. Gallery ,,Arka“, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2018-2016  Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic Countries ,,Spring”. Gallery ,,Meno parkas”,                           Kaunas, Lithuania.

2017     ,,Cup 2017“. Co-curator. ,,Vokiečių street 2‘‘ Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2016     ,,IV-th Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial‘‘. Juried. Gallery „Arka“. Vilnius, Lithuania.

2015      Exhibition of international ceramics symposium ,,Navigacija VII“. Amatu maja, Ventspils, Latvia.

2015     ,,Redukcija“ XIII-th international ceramics symposium ,,Mes‘‘. ,,Pamėnkalnio‘‘ gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2015     ,,Enchanted by Fire‘‘. Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia.

2015     ,,Terre di Kaunas e Vilnius‘‘. Mondovi Town Ceramics museum, Mondovi, Italy.

2015    ,,Terre di Kaunas e Vilnius‘‘. Ascoli Piceno ceramics museum, Italy.

2015-2011  Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic “Spring”. Kaunas Ceramic Museum, Kaunas,                           Lithuania.

2014     ,,III Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial‘‘. Juried. Gallery „Arka“. Vilnius, Lithuania.

2014     ,,Lithuanian ceramics‘‘ exhibition in 54th ceramics exhibiton of Castellamonte, Castellamonte Castle                        Gallery, Italy.

2014    ,, Lithuanian ceramics‘‘ exhibition in Pinakothek of Turin Academy of Fine Arts Turin, Italy.

2013       International exhibition ,,Ceramics without limits”. ,,Pamėnkalnio‘‘ gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2013       LAA collection ,,Synchrony”. Galerie bij de Boeken, Ulf, Netherlands.

2013       International exhibition ,,Paper-tradition and experiment”, gallery ,,Arka”. Vilnius, Lithuania.

2013     ,,Amžinas ratas”, LAA gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2013       Exhibition of ,,Kohila ceramics symposium 2013” works, Kohila, Estonia.

2013     ,,Mes-Redukcija 2013‘‘. Ceramics museum, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2012       II-nd Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial. Juried. Gallery ,,Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2012     ,,Art for home”. Furniture and interior center ,,Domus gallery”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2012     ,,Lithuanian Art 2012:ceramic, textile, metal‘‘. ,,XX” gallery, Panevezys, Lithuania. ,,Ramybes ” gallery,                    Palanga, Lithuania.

2012    ,,The Thing. Green“. Exhibition curator. Lithuanian Artist Association gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2011      IV Paper Art Symposium and exhibition. ,,St.Jono street”gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2011    ,,Lithuanian Art 2011: ceramic, textile, metal‘‘. Energetics Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2011      XI international  symposium of ceramic s ,,Mes” exhibition ,,Redukcija”, Ceramics museum ,Kaunas,                           Lithuania. Daugavpils, Latvia.

2011    ,,Druzba narodov’’. Applied Art and Design museum, Tallinn, Estonia.

2010    ,,Druzba narodov’’. Artist‘s house, Tartu, Estonia.

2010    ,,Grybai village pleners’’, MMC, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2010      Mobile exhibition of applied art, Poland, Italy.

2010      I-st. Vilnius Ceramics Art Biennial. Juried. Gallery ,,Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2010      International exhibition ,,Sign”. Warsaw, Poland.

2009    ,,Redukcija II‘‘. Ceramics museum, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2009      Project ,,Symposiums of Grybai countryside” exhibition. Gallery ,,Kaire-desine‘‘, Vilnius ,Lithuania.            

2008-2010 ,,Spring‘‘. Ceramics museum, Kaunas ,Lithuania.

2006      Ceramics exhibition-competition ,,Elefant of a year‘‘. Winer of nomination ,,Elefant of a year‘‘. Gallery                    ,,Kvadratas‘‘, Vilnius.

2006   ,,Anagama‘‘. Museum of Energetics, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2006    Juried National Ceramics Exhibition devoted to the 42 IAC meeting in Baltic States. Gallery ,,Arka‘‘,                         Vilnius, Lithuania.

2005    ,,Applied Art 2005‘‘.Gallery,,Arka‘‘. Vilnius, Lithuania.

2005    ,,One ocean-divers skies”. Gallery ,,ARTima”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2004    ,,Lithuanian Ceramics and China”. ,,K” Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2003    ,,Paraphrase”. Art Gallery of Hacettep University, Turkey.

2002    ,,Applied Art 2002”. Gallery ,,Medalių galerija”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

1997    ,,Expozicija”. Ethnography Museum of Alytus, Lithuania.

1997    ,,Pictures”. Gallery ,,Akademija”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

1996    ,,Applied Art  96”. Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.

1996    ,,100 Cups”. Gallery ,,Skliautai”, Vilnius, Lithuania.1995   ,,VISKO”. Gallery ,,Langas”, Kaunas, Lithuania.

SYMPOSIUMS, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS

2020  VIII International symposium ,,Ceramic Laboratory“. Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils,                        Latvia.

2020   Symposium ,,ANAGAMA _LT 2020‘‘, Lithuania.

2015   International ceramic symposium ,,Navigacija VII”, Ventspils, Latvia.

2015   International conference ,,The art of ceramic and glass in the modern world.". St. Petersburg, Russia.

2013   ,,Kohila ceramic symposium 2013” ,Kohila, Estonia.

2011   IV-th. Paper-art symposium, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2011   ,,Land art”, Grybai village, Lithuania.

2010   ,,Daugavpils 735‘‘. Experimental kiln burning, Daugavpils, Latvia.

2010   ,,Grybai village symposium‘‘, Lithuania.

2009   X international ceramic symposium ,,Redukcija”,Kaunas, Lithuania. /

2009   Symposium ,,Object. Subject‘‘. Grybai village, Lithuania./

2009   Participant in project ,,Literatu street‘‘. Vilnius, Lithuania/

2008   Participant in project ,,Literatu street‘‘. Vilnius, Lithuania/

2008    International workshop ,,Mola tinkskiesona Berkenele‘‘.J .Rainis Haus-museum, Berkenele, Latvia.

2008   Symposium ,,Image and Sound‘‘. Grybai village, Lithuania.

2007   Fifth international symposium and workshop ,,Person. Color. Nature. Music‘‘. Daugavpils, Latvia.

2006   International symposium ,,Anagama‘‘. Gojus village, Lithuania.

2004   ,,With Ceramic through Ages”. International Summer Workshop and Exhibition. Wegorzevo Etnography                 Museum, Poland.

2000   The 1st International Paper-art Symposium, ,,Pop menas 2000”, Dusėtos, Lithuania.

1999   ,,Summer Ceramics Workshop 99”, International Symposium and Exhibition. Pragues Art Academy,                        Prague, Czech Republic.

1999   ,,Solstice 2000”. International Ceramic Symposium and Exhibition, Zvartawa, Latvia.

1997   VAA 1st International Students’ Seminar-Workshop and Exhibition . Gallery “Akademija”, Vilnius,                            Lithuania.

1996  ,,5th international IRIS Biennial‘‘. Joint exhibition and report ,,Short overview of Lithuanian Ceramics”.                     Porvoo-Borga, Finland.

 PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2020   Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia.

2020   Latvian Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Daugavpils, Latvia.

2020   Vytauto Valiušio Ceramics Museum, Leliūnai, Lithuania.

2019    Cluy Ceramics Biennale collection, Cluy-Napoca, Romania.

2019    Riga Porcelain Museum, Riga, Latvia.

2015    The Castle of the Livonian Order Museum art collection, Ventspils, Latvia.

2013    Kohila ceramics symposiums collection, Estonia.

2009   The City Museum Varazdin, Croatia.

2008    J. Rainis Hause-museum, Berkenele, Latvia.

2004    Museum Kultury Ludowej, Wergozewo, Poland.

1998    Vilnius Art Academy Museum, Lithuania.

1996    Porvoo-Borga town museum. ,,IRI‘‘ collection, Finland.