Pavilion of Lithuania at La Biennale di Venezia. Planet of People by Lithuanian Space Agency

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Assistant Curator.- Milda Batakytė. Laboratory design.- Isora x Lozuraityte Studio for Architecture. Deployable structures design.- Vladas Suncovas. Graphic design and 3D scanner programming.- Studio Pointer*. Engineering.- Povilas Ambrasas. Producer.- Mindaugas Reklaitis. Communication.- Jogintė Bučinskaitė and Vilius Balčiūnas. International Press Coordinator.- Marta Atzeni. Local Manager.- Marco Scurati. Coordinators.- Eglė Kliučinskaitė and Erika Urbelevič. Interactive Media Manager.- Ignas Pavliukevičius. Printer machine programming.- Andrius Mikonis.
Organised by
Rupert, Centre for Art and Education in Vilnius.
Julija Reklaitė, Rupert.
22.05 > 21.11.2021.
Venue / Adress
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Derelitti. Barbaria delle Tole, 6691, (Castello) 30122 Venezia, Italy.

Jan Boelen

Jan Boelen (b. 1967, Genk, Belgium) is artistic director of Z33 House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium, and artistic director of atelier LUMA, an experimental laboratory for design in Arles, France. He also holds the position of the head of the Master department Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.


2001.- Artistic Director of Hasselt, Z33 House for Contemporary Art. Belgium
2016.- Artistic Director of Atelier LUMA, LUMA Arles. Arles, France
2010.- Head of Master Department Social Design, Design Academy Eindhoven. Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2001 - 10.- Lecturer, Design Academy Eindhoven, Department Man and Well-Being. Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2001 - 11.- Project Manager, Design, Anno ’02. Kortrijk, Belgium
1998 - 01.- Director, Centre for Integral Product Design CEPRO. Waregem, Belgium
1998 - 99.- Host Lecturer, Product Design, Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg. Genk, Belgium
1995 - 98.- Product Manager, Kreon. Antwerp, Belgium
1995 - 96.- Lecturer and host lecturer, Design Theory, Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg, Department Graphic and Advertisement Design. Hasselt, Belgium


1986 - 1992.- Product Design, Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg (former SHIVKV). Thesis: The Game as Metaphor for the Twentieth Century. Magna cum laude. Genk, Belgium

Current Aditional Activities
2016.- Member of the advisory board. Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019. Matera, Italy
2015.- Member of the advisory board. V&A Museum of Design Dundee. Dundee, Great Britain

Julijonas Urbonas

Julijonas Urbonas is an artist, designer, researcher, engineer, lecturer. He is the former Pro-Rector of arts at Vilnius Academy of Arts and the CEO of an amusement park in Klaipeda. For more than a decade, he has been working between critical design, amusement park engineering, performative architecture, choreography, kinetic art and sci-fi and has been developing various critical tools for negotiating gravity: from a killer roller coaster to an artificial planet made entirely of human bodies. 

As part of his research, he has coined the term ‘gravitational aesthetics’, which involves manipulating gravity to create experiences that push the body and imagination to the extreme. His work has been exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards, including the Award of Distinction in Interactive Art, Prix Ars Electronica 2010. His works have been acquired by private and museum collections.



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