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2024 February 23 - March 16 "Empty Swings" exhibition of Virginijus Malčius is open in the Šiauliai Art Gallery.

The exhibition opens on Friday, February 23, at 5:00 p.m. Visiting the exhibition during the opening is free.


I am Virginijus Malčius – video artist, animator, painter, I write and illustrate children’s books. I graduated from Šiauliai University (now Vilnius University Šiauliai Academy) with a bachelor’s degree in audiovisual art, and at the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts with a master’s degree in photography and media art. Currently, I combine drawings and photography, engage in wood sculpture, animation. All this is like visual poetry, shots of nostalgic cinema. Characters emerging from the past. Fields drowned in snow. Silent portraits of men, women, children, animals. Harsh architecture of buildings. A sea drowned in itself. Lately, I have been very shocked by the wars that have been raging nearby. House skeletons, car wrecks, gray landscape, empty streets and emptiness. Hence the name of the exhibition – “Empty Swing”.

– Virginijus Malčius



Virginijus Malčius (b. 1980) – creator of audiovisual texts, representative of interdisciplinary art. in 1999 graduated from “Romuvos” secondary school in Šiauliai, 2004. graduated from Šiauliai University Faculty of Arts (now Vilnius University Šiauliai Academy), majoring in audiovisual art, master’s studies in photography and media art at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Participant of media art festivals “Enter”, contemporary art festival “Platforma”, audiovisual art curator of contemporary art festival “Virus”. in 2004 for the film “The Fly” he was awarded a diploma at the “REC&PLAY” festival. in 2007 won first place at the international audiovisual poetry festival “Tarp”. Among V. Malčius’s audiovisual poetry and prose works, the following can be mentioned: “Skier”, “Biker”, “Stretched Fish”, “No Ocean”.

V. Malčius is an active interdisciplinary participant of the “Synthesis” art movement. “Virginius Malčius looks at any object conceptually. For many years, the author has been analyzing and reflecting consumer culture in video material. His work is full of everyday images, stylistic balancing of domesticity and everydayness”. – Remigius Venckus.