Lithuania

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Pavilion

Organizer/Commissioner:
Ministry of Culture
Artists:
Gintaras Didžiapetris; Elena Narbutaite; Liudvikas Buklys; Kazys Varnelis; Vytaute Žilinskaite; Morten Norbye Halvorsen; Jason Dodge; Gabriël Lester; Dexter Sinister
Curator:
Raimundas Malašauskas
Open Call?
Yes
Selection procedure:
This year Cyprus and Lithuania have a joint exhibition. The Advisory Committee for the Selection of Artists and Works under the Cypriot Ministry of Education and Culture appointed the curator together with the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. The curator issued an open call and selected the artists.

Curator

Name:
Raimundas Malašauskas
Gender:
Male
Born:
Lithuania, 1973
Lives and works in:
Belgium, France and the United States of America
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Kazys Varnelis
Gender:
Male
Born:
Lithuania, 1917
Deceased:
2010
Lived and worked in:
The United States of America
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Vytaute Žilinskaite
Gender:
Female
Born:
Lithuania, 1930
Lives and works in:
Lithuania
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Morten Norbye Halvorsen
Gender:
Male
Born:
Norway, 1980
Lives and works in:
The United Kingdom
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Jason Dodge
Gender:
Male
Born:
The United States of America, 1969
Lives and works in:
Germany
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1
Represented by galleries in:
New York

Artist

Name:
Gabriël Lester
Gender:
Male
Born:
The Netherlands, 1972
Lives and works in:
China and The Netherlands
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1
Represented by galleries in:
Amsterdam and Shanghai

Artist

Name:
Dexter Sinister
Gender:
Male
Lives and works in:
The United States of America
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Liudvikas Buklys
Gender:
Male
Born:
Lithuania, 1984
Lives and works in:
Belgium
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Elena Narbutaite
Gender:
Female
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Gintaras Didžiapetris
Gender:
Male
Born:
Lithuania, 1985
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Politics & Economics

State System:
Unitary parliamentary republic
Ruling Political Party:
Coalition of the Social Democratic Party, the Labour Party, and the right-wing nationalists of Order and Justice.
Population (World Bank, 2011):
3,030,173
GDP per capita (World Bank, 2011):
$14,100
Unemployment (World Bank, 2011):
15.4% of the labor force
Military Expenditure (SIPRI, 2011):
$409,000,000

Alliances


Conflicts

Country independent since:
1990 (from the USSR)
Last Major Border Revision:
1940 (Vilnius region ceded to Lithuania)
Global Militarization Index (BICC, 2011):
60
Nuclear Force?
No
Participation in Multinational Missons:
NATO mission in Afghanistan.