Aidas Bareikis | the artist
The artist Aidas Bareikis
Born 1967, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Lives and works in New York City, NY, USA, .
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In the tradition of artists such as Dieter Roth, Bareikis is an archiver of throw-away items. His constructions are made entirely of things found discarded on the street or purchased at ubiquitous 99-cent stores, flea markets and thrift shops. He chooses objects that look weird but also betray a certain cruel exploitation in their purpose or in the way that they were manufactured, Bareikis states. In addition, these objects are not only selected, but altered in some way…
Aidas Bareikis was born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1967 and graduated from the Vilnius Art Academy in 1993. He came to America the same year and completed the MFA program from Hunter College in 1997. He was awarded a Fullbright Scholarship and has been the recipient of a Soros Foundation Grant. Aidas Bareikis has shown in Generation Z, and Greater New York at PS1/MOMA and has had a solo exhibition at Podewil in Berlin. Currently, his work is included in the exhibition Crossing the Line at the Queens Museum. He lives and works in New York City.
"Fancy Meetings", 2007
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