Ruta Butkute (1984)
Lives in Amsterdam. Works in Amsterdam.
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Performativity, is the key word in Butkute's works. If nothing else, every object that she appropriates or creates, assumes a role in her installation. Dancing around each other, occupying the whole length of the exhibition space the objects ask to be identified, to be separated from each other. But on closer look, for the most part they don't reveal their identity, remain anonymous, only to be categorized by very basic premises such as rubber, steel, stone, textile, weight, mass, texture.
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Ruta Butkute, born Kaunas 1984/ based Amsterdam Education 2014- 2015 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL 2007- 2010 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL 2003- 2007 Bachelor studies, Vilnius Academy of Visual Arts, LT 2006 Socrates Erasmus exchange studies, Hacettepe University, Ankara, TR 2001- 2002 Preparatory course design, Vilnius Academy of Visual Arts, LT Residencies 01 06 - 31 08 2016 Arita Residency Japan, supported by Mondriaan Fonds, JP 01 07 - 30 07 2015 Summer Coaching Program, Rosas P.A.R.T.S, supported by Work Space Brussels, BE 01 04 - 28 05 2013 Atelierhaus Salzamt, CreArt, Linz, AT 01 08 - 30 09 2013 Id11, CreArt, Delft, NL 01 08 - 20 12 2012 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing residency, New York, USA 01 11- 15 12 2011 CRIDA, Palma de Mallorca, ES 01 03 - 29 04 2011 BijlmAir, Amsterdam, NL Fellowships/ stipends 2018 stichting Stokroos contribution artist book 'Spell Action', NL 2017- 2020 Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent, Mondriaan Fonds, NL 2017- 2019 Ontwikkelbudget (development budget) Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), NL 2017 Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), project grant, Amsterdam, NL 2014- 2015 Mondriaan Fonds, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, NL 2014 Lithuanian Culture State grant, LT 2012- 2013 Start Stipendium, Mondriaan Fonds, NL 2006 Socrates/Erasmus grant (exchange program Ankara), LT Solo Exhibitions 07 06 - 22 06 2017 Installation & performance 'back body/ left arm' (duo with Nina Glockner), Sodu 4 (curated by LTMKS), Vilnius, LT 05 03 - 02 04 2017 Installation & performance Swinging Sleeve, Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam, NL 09 02 - 12 02 2017 Performance Swinging Sleeve, Intersections Art Rotterdam, curated by Christine van den Bergh, Bradwolff Projects, NL 07 10 - 08 11 2016 Performance T Shape, exhibition 'Made in Japan', Cultuurcentrum Strombeek Grimbergen, BE 20 08 - 02 10 2016 Project Arita 'Bow Clap Bow', Teruhiro Yanagihara gallery, Osaka, JP 30 03 - 03 04 2016 Test Charts, UNFAIR, Westergasterrein, Amsterdam, NL 27 11- 29 11 2015 Two Bowlines(under a strain), Rijksakademie Open Studios, Amsterdam, NL 18 06 - 20 06 2015 Polyhedral Crystals, Working Title Situation 01# Endless New World, Kaaistudios, Brussels, BE 31 01- 07 03 2015 Effort Graph, gallery Fons Welters, PLAYSTATION, Amsterdam, NL 29 11- 30 11 2014 Pike Straddle Tuck, Rijksakademie Open Studios, Amsterdam, NL 01 05 - 01 06 2013 Ubere-Untere Donaulande, gallery Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, AT Group Exhibitions 16 12 2017 - 27 02 2018 ‘the Fox and the grapes’, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, curated by Alexandra Landré 21 10 – 29 10 2017 Dutch Design Week Eindhoven (DDW), Arita residency project, organized by Saga Prefecture, NL 12 10 – 15 10 2017 Big Art, installation 'Triple Step', represented by gallery C&H, Herengracht 182, Amsterdam, NL 09 09 - 21 10 2017 ' 30 x 30', CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam Zuidoost, NL 30 03 - 02 04 2017 'Artist First Ceramic Plus', Gerrit Rietveld alumni exhibition, Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam, NL 09 02 - 12 02 2017 'we like art', Art Rotterdam, NL 12 10 - 12 11 2016 'In Praise of Waves', Work Space Brussels, BE 19 08 2016 Project Arita 'Bow Clap Bow', Dutch embassy, Tokyo, JP 25 08 2016 Project 'Bow Clap Bow', project space New Address, Arita, JP 10 04 - 22 05 2016 Arrows Shot From the Bow, Half Hitch performance, curated by Marjoca de Greef, Rietveld Huis Cordemeyer Apeldoorn, NL 21 01 - 25 01 2016 Unfair X Christies Auction, Amsterdam, NL 07 11 2015 Museum Night, film program, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL 25 07 - 25 08 2015 Exhibition 'De arrogantie van de jeugd', gallery Gabriel Rolt, curated by Julia Mullié and Nick Terra, Amsterdam, NL 30 07 2015 Performance 'Branch Pulling', Rosas P.A.R.T.S, curated by Work Space Brussels, BE 27 05 - 31 052015 Art Fair Amsterdam, gallery Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, NL 21 02 - 11 03 2015 Exhibition 'Misfit Love', gallery Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, NL 12 06 2014 Project 'NL ART LT', Posthoornkerk, curated by Inga Cholmogorova Amsterdam, NL 07 11 2014 - 01 04 2015 Exhibition 'Klei', Gemmente museum, curated by Babs Haenen, Den Haag, NL 07 09 - 26 10 2014 Network Clay GRASIEKWC, Landgoed Anningahof, curated by Bastienne Kramer, Zwolle, NL 29 01 2014 The auction sale for video art at Hôtel Drouot on January, 29th (death anniversary of Nam June Paik), curated by Vincent Wapler, Paris, FR 06 02 - 09 02 2014 Concepts & Prospects, Van Nellefabriek, curated by Mirjam Westen (Mondriaan Fonds), Rotterdam, NL 2013 - 2015 Jeune Creation Europeenne, JCE, curated by Andrea Ponsini (FR),traveling young artist biennial: France, Lithuania, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Portugal 15 09 2013 Open studios, Delft op Zicht, Kadmium art center, Delft, NL 01 03 - 24 03 2013 JCE biennale selective exhibition, Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre, curated by Neringa Bumbliene, LT 17 01- 27 01 2013 Archipelago, Westbeth gallery, Curated by Kaegan Sparks New York, USA 01 12 2012 Building 101 Open Studios, Governors Island, Swing residency by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, USA Publications 2017 Art Rotterdam 2016 Grote Kunstkalendar 2017 2016 Unfair catalog, Editie 2016 Amsterdam 2015 Rijksakademie Open Catalog, Amsterdam 2015 June, Field Notes, Working Title Situation #01, Brussels 2015 Personal Work Catalog “Center Floor Work” http://issuu.com/ruta22/docs/ruta_works_catalog_all_def_for-issu 2014 Rijksakademie Open Catalog, Amsterdam 2014 Gemeente museum Den Haag, exhibition "Klei" publication 2014 Prospects & Concepts catalog, by Mondriaan Fonds, Netherlands 2014 January, #artvideo, Vincent Wapler, Paris 2013 CRIDA Centre Residencia i Intercanvi d' Artistes 2011-2012 2013 Delft Op Zicht, id11 catalog August/ September, artist in residence project, Netherlands 2013 JCE catalog, Jeune Creation Europeenne, Biennale D'ART Contemporain 2013 http://issuu.com/articulaction/docs/articulaction_art_review_-_may_ 2013 http://issuu.com/projectbuilding110/docs/project_building110