Inesa Brašiškė


I am an art historian and curator based in Vilnius, Lithuania. I hold MA in Modern and Contemporary Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies (MODA) from Columbia University. My research concerns postwar European and American art and avant-garde film. Currently, I am completing extensive research on André Cadere (1934-1978) and the art world in the 1970s, coediting a book of essays on Cadere’s work, and preparing the first monograph on the artist. I am also leading a research project on women artists in European neo-avantgarde with a special focus on the intersections of art, new media, and various kinds of technologies (from computer to loom). From 2018 to 2020, I taught classes on Art Since 1960 and Introduction to Contemporary Art and Theory at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. I also curate exhibitions, film programs, and events. I love running.


Guest editor of Exhaustion, a special issue of, forthcoming November 2022

"Moving Images, Moving Bodies", Nam June Paik Art Center, forthcoming

Co-editor. Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running New Haven: Yale University Press, 2022

“André Cadere's Peripatetic Art.” Charting Space: The Cartographies of Conceptual Art. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2022

"Aleksandra Kasuba's Shelters." MoMA C-MAP Post, 2021

“Space-Making: Early Experimentations.” Aleksandra Kasuba: Shaping the Future. Vilnius: Vilnius Academy of Arts and The Lithuanian National Museum of Art, 2020

“Sun and Sea in Venice.” CAA News, 2019

“Speaking Together.” Sharon Lockhart: Rudzienko. CAC Vilnius, 2019

“Technology, Politics, and Art: Interview with Alexander R. Galloway.” Echogonewrong, 2016

“Mindaugas Navakas’ Things.” Mindaugas Navakas. Glory Was at The Fingertips. Vilnius: Lithuanian Art Museum, 2015

“Gintaras Didžiapetris: Art and Aesthetics in the Perspective of Actor-Network Theory.” Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis. Vilnius: Vilnius Academy of Arts, 2014


Women Artists in Postwar Europe: Technology, Media, Intermedia, chair of a session, CAA Conference, NYC, 2023 February 15-18

Warhol, People and Things: 1972-2022, Casa São Roque in Porto, Portugal, invited talk, January 2023

Organizing Global Connections, The European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM) Conference "Globalising the Avant-Garde", Lisbon, 2022 September 1-3

Location, Mobility, and Moving Images: Nam June Paik, Shigeko Kubota, and Jonas Mekas , Presentation at the symposium, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, 2022 July 29

Jonas Mekas Expanded, The National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, 2022 February 7

Within the Spirit of Time and Place: What does Art Care about Today? Moderator of a discussion, The Vilnius Gallery Weekend, 2020

Paper Experiments in the 60s and 70s: Book as Exhibition, Page as Artwork, invited talk at Kaunas Art Book Fair 2019

Navigating the Art World: André Cadere's Peripatetic Art, The Association for Art History Annual Conference 2019, Brighton, UK

Galerie 1-36 and Conceptual Exhibition Making in 1970s France, CAA 2019 Annual Conference New York

What is Established is Destroyed, What is Stiff Creeps Everywhere: André Cadere’s Tactics, Northwestern University, Chicago, 2017

The Post-Socialist Object: Contemporary Art in China and Eastern Europe (symposium), Columbia University, CAA 2017 off-site event, New York City. Co-chair

What Now? Collaboration & Collectivity, Art in General and the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, The New School, New York, US, 2014. Respondent

Image Flow and Online Thinking (roundtable), National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, 2014. Discussant

Thinking Contemporary Art (lecture series) Vilnius, 2013-ongoing. Founder


Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, 2021-2022

Moderator of the event Felicity D. Scott's lecture on Voluntary Primitivism, online, National Gallery of Art, 2 June 2021

Presentation of the Lithuanian émigré artists at the National Gallery of Art. Contributed research and written entries on Aleksandra Kasuba, George Maciunas, and Jonas Mekas, 2020-2021

Sharon Lockhart: Rudzienko, CAC Vilnius, 2019

Babette Mangolte and the New York Avant-Garde, CAC Vilnius, 2018

Grazed Images: Harun Farocki, Hito Steyerl, Seth Price, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Pierre Huyghe, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Factum Arte, CAC Vilnius, 2015

The Gardens, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2011-2014. Co-founder of a project-space

Jason Dodge, CAC Vilnius, 2011