Milda Lembertaitė grew up in Klaipėda (Lithuania) and is currently based in London (UK). The artist’s work operates between sculptural and digital video art, eco-activism and Dadaist performance, investigating our relationship with nature, technology and history. Milda explores what we can learn about ourselves through the non-human, with a focus on materiality and collaboration. In her performances, Milda adopts the fluid visual language of a TV screen, seamlessly merging it with the contours of the human form. These choreographed movements effortlessly bridge the division between the tangible and the intangible, manifesting the digital image as sweat and exertion. Through this synergy, she offers an exploration of the “immateriality” of technology and its corporeal implications.
Milda Lembertaitė holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and a BA in Performance Design and Practice from Central Saint Martin’s (both in London). Selected exhibitions and residencies include: Swiss Performance Art Award (Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland, 2022), Primeval (Unit 1 Gallery, London, 2023), Amada Verde (Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, 2021), VOLUMES (Kunsthalle, Zurich, 2019), Can You Feel It? (Last Tango, Zurich, 2019), Beep (DANCE4, Nottingham, 2019), Swiss Art Awards (Halle 4, Art Basel, 2019), RA Lates: Transcendence (Royal Academy, London, 2019), The Day Of The Dead (British Library, London, 2019), Hamza – Exodus To The Underground (Salon 61, ABA, Berlin, 2019), LABVERDE (The Amazon, Brazil, 2018), I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream (Fondazione Baruchello, Rome, 2017), Perímetro: Cine Expandido (Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City, 2016), Che c’è di nuovo? (MASI, Lugano, 2016), and Artists-in-Residence/Schools Workshops (TATE Modern and TATE Britain, London, 2016), among others.
Anna Ruth is a recent graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague where she studied under the supervision of Jiří Petrboek and Martin Gerboc in the Drawing Studio.
Anna Ruth’s work bears the hallmarks of what can be described as contemporary neo-romanticism. It has long been defined by her personal mythology, which is eclectically composed of fragments of different cultures. She freely combines real historical events with myths. In her work, we can thus see a reflection of how human society evolves and how it tries to understand its own existence. The environments of the paintings and installations combine a certain timelessness with a strong emphasis on nature, balancing between figuration and abstraction. Her work is characterised by large formats, light glaze painting, earthy colours, and fluid transitions between painting and sound.
Her recent solo projects have been presented in Pragovka or in the Brno-based artist-run space Zaazrak Dornych. This year she is also participating in the SWAB fair in Barcelona and the Turkish Contemporary Istanbul.