Goda Palekaitė

Goda Palekaitė, from the research trip at the Caspian coast, 2017; courtesy the artist
Goda Palekaitė, from the research trip at the Caspian coast, 2017; courtesy the artist
Ten or so polished brown and white stones along with grey fossils are strewn on a blue and white cloth lit by a blue light from the right hand side of the image
Anthropomorphic Trouble Performance Event. Whitechapel Gallery. Goda Palekaitė and Adrijana Gvozdenović. Credit Katarzyna Perlak
In a darkened gallery space a group of people sit on cushions and bean bags. Ther figures are silhouetted by a large projection on one wall that shows a turquoise ocean with the words Anthropomorphic Trouble overlaid in white letters.
Anthropomorphic Trouble Performance Event. Goda Palekaitė and Adrijana Gvozdenović. Credit Katarzyna Perlak
A white woman with long blonde hair wearing a blue long sleeved shirt stands in a dark blue lit room. She has her head back with her hand balancing a stone on her right eye socket
Anthropomorphic Trouble Performance Event. Whitechapel Gallery. Goda Palekaitė and Adrijana Gvozdenović. Credit Katarzyna Perlak
six people are sitting and standing in a dimly lit galley space reading brochures or looking at something out of shot. They are all wearing masks to protect them from COVID-19.
Anthropomorphic Trouble Performance Event. Whitechapel Gallery. Goda Palekaitė and Adrijana Gvozdenović
A white woman with long blone hair is kneeling on a low platform covered in a blue and white cloth. She is ironing the cloth which is covered in smooth round, brown stones. She wears an electric blue shirt and beige trousers and is lit by a blueish light.
Anthropomorphic Trouble Performance Event. Whitechapel Gallery. Goda Palekaitė and Adrijana Gvozdenović. Credit Katarzyna Perlak

Goda Palekaitė (Lithuania) is an artist working at the intersection of contemporary art, performance, artistic research, literature, and anthropology. Her practice evolves around projects exploring the politics of historical narratives, the agency of dreams and imagination, and social conditions of creativity.

Her recent solo shows were opened at the Centre Tour à Plomb in Brussels (“Architecture of Heaven” 2020), Konstepidemin in Gothenburg (“Liminal Minds” 2019) and RawArt Gallery in Tel Aviv (“Legal Implications of a Dream” 2018). In the last years, her performances and installations have been presented at the Vilnius international theatre festival “Sirenos”, “Swamp pavilion” in The Biennale Architettura 2018 in Venice, Atletika gallery and Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, The Institute of Things to Come in Turin, among others.

In 2019 Palekaitė received The Golden Stage Cross and the Young Artist’s Prize from the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. Goda is based in Brussels. In 2020 the artist published her first book of fiction “Schismatics” (LAPAS books) and started an artistic Ph.D. position at Hasselt University.

Visit her website here.