Augustas Serapinas

Best Places to Hide in Nýló

What it is a hidden place? What kind of activities can be explored in hidden places and how can the space affect the activities inside of it? Is it possible to share secret places without revealing their hiddenness?


Augustas Serapinas is a Vilnius-based artist. As a part of a series called Secret Places he creates site-specific installations that are indiscernible from their surroundings, building secret studios in ventilation shafts and other hard-to-access spaces for the purposes of reading, discussion, thinking and writing. Recent group shows include: Don’t You Know Who I Am? Art After Identity Politics (2014, MuHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp), The Future of Memory (2015l Kunsthalle Wien), Survival Kit 6 (2014, Latvian Center for Contemporary Art), Unanswered Q (2014, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius), among others. Upcoming: 6th Moscow Biennial and Salts, Switzerland (both 2015).

Juste Jonutyte is a curator and director of Rupert, Vilnius, where she runs alternative education and residency programs. Recent exhibitions and projects include Laure Prouvost: Burrow Me (2015), Dora Garcia: The Jerusalem of Europe (2013) and Lia Perjovschi: Knowledge Museum Kit & Dan Perjovschi: Time Specific (2014). In the past two years, she has organized a number of public talks, discussions and performances featuring Claire Bishop, Marten Spangberg, Dora Garcia, Miroslaw Balka, Kasia Redzisz, Isla Leaver-Yap, Lolita Jablonskienė and Nicolaus Schafhausen, among others. Together with Paulius Petraitis, she is the editor of Like There’s No Tomorrow: Young Lithuanian Photography (2013, distributed by Motto Books).

The project is supported by Nordic Culture Point and Lithuanian Culture Council


Juste Jonutyte