Paulina Pukyte

is an artist, writer, curator and cultural commentator. She lives and works in London and Vilnius. She holds a degree from the Vilnius Academy of Art, and an MA from the Royal College of Art in London. In 2001-2003 and 2006 she taught at the Vilnius Academy of Art Kaunas Art Institute. She contributes to various cultural publications in Lithuania and has received the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture award for her articles. She has published a collection of essays Netikras zuikis (Fake Rabbit), two fiction books: Jų papročiai (Their Habits), and Bedalis ir labdarys (A Loser And A Do-gooder), and a play Žuvies akys (Fish Eyes). Two of her books were shortlisted for The Book Of The Year Award in Lithuania. A theatre production of Bedalis ir labdarys premiered at the Vilnius Small Theatre in November 2015. Ex HYPERLINK ""t HYPERLINK ""racts from this tragicomic book of dialogues and monologues were included in the anthology of Best European Fiction 2016, published by Dalkey Archive Press. In her visual art practice Paulina Pukyte uses site-specific installations, moving image, and found artefacts, twisting familiar meanings, subverting stereotypes, and questioning accustomed truths, always remaining in artistic opposition to the dominant discourse. She has been invited to curate the 11th Kaunas Biennial, which will take place between 15 September and 30 November 2017.