Emilija Filipenkovitė Emerging artist
Emilija Filipenkovaitė is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Vilnius. She works with montage manipulations, audio-visual translations, and imagery artifacts. Her work explores the power of images, the diversity of interpretations inherent in the contemporary world, and questions of schizophrenia. She is interested in the unique experiences of repressed groups in society and the problem of representation. Her work explores the power of images, the diversity of interpretations inherent in the contemporary world, and questions of image schizophrenia and communication. She is interested in the unique experiences of repressed groups in society and the problem of representation.
My graduation project “Masterclass” was rated 10+ with distinction and commendation for: “The original artistic idea and the form of the artwork. The piece is intriguing with its improvised field of creation and the aspect of collaboration, involving a group of performers and using them as material for the artwork. The artist skillfully, effortlessly, and dynamically combines multiple languages, creating a memorable experience.” “During the defense, Emilija presented an impressive and performative piece that could already function in various contexts of contemporary art and experimental contemporary music. Emilija’s work is engaging, dynamic, and well-executed, leaving no doubts about her professionalism as an artist. The intriguing choice of themes, the courage to experiment, smooth collaboration with creators from other fields, organic connections with the artist’s previous experiences, and attention to current world issues are all gratifying aspects. Emilija’s work not only evokes an impact but also generates various associations and insights in the viewer, which is a characteristic of a strong artwork.”