By taking into account the influence of multinational corporations, religious institutions, tech-industry and independent activists, Vytautas explores the boundaries of what we consider as our national identity. He enjoys art manifestos, in particular the big word rhetorics oriented towards innovation and the technological sublime. Vytautas’ aesthetics is often defined by vintage analog user-interfaces and refurbished scrap parts, hidden in obsolete cyberpunk industrial artefacts.

Vytautas obtained a Bachelor’s degree with highest distinction in Media Art at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, with a six-month research exchange in Copenhagen, at the Royal Danish Design School, faculty of Interaction Design. In June, 2015, graduated with a Master’s degree with highest distinction in Media Design at HEAD — Genève, Switzerland.

Vytautas is currently a designer and researcher @Superflux, explores the intrinsic relationship between religion and technology in collaboration with Arielle Grasser, and continues to work on personal projects.

AWARDS
2016 — Core 77 Design Awards

— Runner Up — Speculative Concepts Category

GROUP SHOWS
09.2016 — How to Build a Water Filter

— V&A Digital Design Weekend — Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

02.2016 — How to Build a Water Filter

— Lift16′ — SICC, Genève, Switzerland

12.2015 — How to Build a Water Filter

— ‘étapes’ exhibition — Gallerie 12, Paris, France

10.2015 — StarCity

— Interfaces — Cité du Design Saint-Étienne – Saint-Étienne, France

06.2015 — How to Build a Water Filter

— Media Design MA Final Show — Pavillon Sicli — Geneva, Switzerland

04.2015 — Heracle555 

— The Book Lab — 29ème Salon du livre et de la presse — Geneva, Switzerland

               — Vermis Magnes

— The Animal Party — Salone Internazionale del Mobile — Milan, Italy

03.2015 — Heracle555 

— Grafik15′ — Zürich, Switzerland

07.2014 — Heracle555

— The Book Lab — EPFL Rolex Learning Center — Lausanne, Switzerland

02.2014 — StarCity

— Lift14’— CICG – Geneva, Switzerland

11.2013 — CoolSweat

— Eniarof — Aix-en-Provence, France

09.2012 — U.P.

— Presentazione finale — Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera — Milan, Italy

07.2011 — Proprietà e Pastorizzazione

— Viareggio Contemporary Dance Theatre — Viareggio, Italy

11.2010 — Proprietà e Pastorizzazione

— PIM-OFF Theatre — Milan, Italy

PUBLICATIONS
A Youtube Tutorial from the Future

by Vytautas Jankauskas

‘Engineering the Future’, V&A Digital Design Weekend. London: Uniform Communications Ltd., 2016, p.73

Shifting the Balance: Design for Equitable Cities

by Anab Jain, Vytautas Jankauskas, and Jon Ardern

‘Pursuit of Legible Policy: Encouraging Agency and Participation in the Complex Systems of the Contemporary Megalopolis’. Mexico City: Laboratorio Para La Ciudad, 2016

Available online at: http://legiblepolicy.info/ 

MENTIONS
étapes:228 NOV-DEC, 2015. p.126

— How to Build a Water Filter Ed. Morgan Prudhomme

RESIDENCIES
2016 — ARC Residency

— Romainmôtier, Switzerland

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2015 — present — Superflux

— Designer & Researcher — London, United Kingdom

2013 — E-Bros

— Web Designer —  Kaunas, Lithuania

2012 — Theatre Workshops

— Co-Organiser and Manger  Vilnius, Lithuania

EDUCATION
2013 — 2015 — HEAD — Genève

— MA Media Design — Highest Distinction — Geneva, Switzerland

2009 — 2012 — Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera

— BA New Technologies for the Arts — Highest Distinction — Milan, Italy

02 — 08. 2011 — Royal Danish Academy of Arts

— School of Design — BA research exchange at the faculty of Interaction Design — Copenhagen, Denmark