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The international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius'23 kicks off this Friday, taking over the halls of LITEXPO between 13–15 October. The fair celebrates its 14th edition with an extended programme of galleries, individual projects, artists, meetings, talks and tours.

In addition to the main programme of contemporary art galleries, ArtVilnius’23 will also present many other projects. Hall 4 will host the ArtVilnius Project Zone curated by Valentinas Klimašauskas, showcasing exhibitions of institutions and artists. The three-day programme——Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow—related to different interpretations of performativity, will present a diverse line-up of institutional and guest contributors.

The three-day programmeToday, Yesterday, Tomorrow will present: E. A. Shared Space (Tbilisi), European Humanities University Theatre (Vilnius), Georg Kargl Gallery (Vienna), Kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga), Medūza ir Draugų vardai (Vilnius), Vilnius Performance Art Biennial (Vilnius), Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Centre (Vilnius), MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art (Krakow),Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), and Stasys Museum (Panevėžys). We will see the same guest authors on the same stage at the same time, three days in a row: The European Humanities University Theatre, Konstantin Bogdan, Paulina Pukytė, Agnė Jokšė and Monika Kalin. 

An internationak exhibition of sculptures, installations and performances—The Path—curated for the third year by artist and curator Vytenis Burokas will feature the projects of 16 artists including AIROS, Andrius Erminas, Audrius Janušonis, Barbora Matonytė, Dainius Trumpis, Eglė Rakauskaitė, Gediminas Pašvenskas, Julija Pociūtė, Maciej Gąbka, Mari Manna, Marija Griniuk, Monika Žaltkauskaitė-Grašienė, Rokas Janušonis, Rokas Pralgauskas, Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė, and Žygimantas Augustinas.

ArtVilnius’22 exhibition Takas participant – Tauras Kensminas, Last drop. Sculpture. Iron Welding. 165x210x160 cm. 2022. Photo by Marius Žičius | ArtVilnius archives.

This year, the art fair’s programme welcomes the participation of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre and the European Film Forum Scanorama, as well as the popular Young Collector’s stand. Publishing institutions important to the art market will also showcase themselves.


During ArtVilnius’23, an international jury of art professionals and visitors will select the best galleries, artists and works of art. Awards include

  • Best Young Artist, under 35 (prize by Law Firm COBALT, patron of the fair);

  • Best Artist (prize by Creme de la Creme);

  • Best Sculpture/Installation (prize by Scandinavian fintech company Vipps MobilePay, sponsor of the fair);

  • Best 7 galleries.

On Sunday evening, the winner of the ArtVilnius`23 Best Gallery Audience Prize and ArtVilnius`23 Artist Audience Prize will be awarded.



The interactive LRT studio will host live discussions, lectures and presentations on various art-related topics. At the Project Zone stage, we will see performances from the same artists on the same stage at the same time, three days in a row. You can find the full programme of ArtVilnius’23 additional events here

In parallel with ArtVilnius’23, on Friday, October 13, Vilnius residents and visitors will be invited to spend the night in selected galleries and institutions during the Art After Hours festival.

ArtVilnius’23 is organized by the Association of Lithuanian Art Gallerists, headed by Diana Stomienė with artistic director Sonata Baliuckaitė.