Deputy Commissioner RASA ANTANAVIČIŪTĖ
executive director of the Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts
Rasa is an art history PhD student at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Her main research interest is history of public spaces and their function as identity builders, memory constructors and targets of political powers. Her recent academic publications include articles on public spaces of Vilnius in the interwar period (2014), urban development of Vilnius during World War II (2012) a book on the history of Vilnius monuments (2012). She has also curated an exhibition Monuments That Are Not. A Walk in Vilnius (together with E. Mikalajūnė and Ž. Etevičiūtė) at the National Gallery of Arts in Vilnius in 2011.
Since 2004 Rasa works at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. She started with the International Office, and then moved to the Project Management Office. Since 2011 she works at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (www.nidacolony.lt). The Colony runs an international artist-in-residence programme, organises and hosts local and international workshops, summer schools, presentations, exhibitions and film screenings. Rasa works with strategic planning of the Colony’s activities as well as art and education project management. She has worked with a great number of international contemporary art projects and cooperated with various national and international institutions, for ex. Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, Lithuanian Council for Culture, Nordic Culture Point, European Cultural Foundation, EU Culture Programme, etc.