Born 1984 in Lithuania.
Lina Lapelyte is an artist living and working in London/Great Britain and Vilnius/Lithuania. She holds a BA in classical violin, a BA in Sound Arts and a MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London. Her performance-based practice is rooted in music and flirts with pop culture, gender stereotypes, aging and nostalgia.
Her latest works Ladies (2015), Hunky Bluff (2014) and Candy Shop (2013/2015) were shown in different contexts and locations including the Serpentine Pavilion in London, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Venice Architecture Biennial (Venice/Italy).
Her collaborative work with Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė and Vaiva Grainytė, the opera Have a Good Day! (Lithuania, 2011/2013) for ten cashiers, piano and supermarket sounds, holds several awards including the main prize of the Fast Forward Festival (Germany). For this work, the artist group is awarded with the Golden Stage Cross and Young Artist Prize by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture.
Lina Lapelyte’s works were shown at Baltic Pavilion, Venice Biennial, Venice (2016); Peculiar People, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea/Great Britain (2016), Double Bind, NILO, Reykjavik (2016) and Rupert, Vilnius (2015); Listening, Hayward touring show, Great Britain (2015); Block Universe, London (2015); Park Nights, Serpentine, London (2014); Baltic CCA, Newcastle/Great Britain (2014); Eye and Lense, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2014); DRAF, London (2014); BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall (2012), London.