Lina Lapelytė (b.1984 Kaunas, Lithuania) lives and works in Vilnius and London. Her performance-based practice flirts with pop culture, explores gender stereotypes, aging and nostalgia.
Her works engage trained and untrained performers often in an act of ‘singing’ through a wide range of genres such as mainstream music and opera. The singing takes the form of a collective and affective event that questions vulnerability and silencing.
Her collaborative work with Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė and Vaiva Grainytė, opera Have a Good Day! holds several awards and its been touring extensively. Their durational performance work Sun and Sea (Marina) represented Lithuania at the Venice Art Biennale (2019) and received the Golden Lion award for the best national participation.
Lina Lapelyte’s works were shown at the Haus Der Kunst, Munich (2021), Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY (2021); Tai Kwun, HK (2021), Riga Biennial – RIBOCA2 (2020), Venice Art Biennale (2019), Cartier Foundation gallery, Paris (2019); Kunsthalle Praha (2019); Waiting for another coming – CCA Ujazdowski, Warsaw (2018); Give up the ghost! – Baltic Triennial, Tallinn (2018); Undersong – KIM?, Riga (2018); Pirouette – Rupert (solo show, 2017); Moderna Museet, Malmo (2017); Listening, Hayward touring show, Great Britain (2015); Block Universe, London (2015); Park Nights, Serpentine, London (2014); Baltic CCA, Newcastle (2014); the Roberts Institute of Arts, London (2014).