Culture Lab
Europe

June, 2020
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CFS:
The Participatory
Action Research

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Edvinas Grinkevicius

Kaunas (Lithuania)

My name is Edvinas Grinkevičius. I am a curator, artist and activist. I have worked as a curator at the Kaunas Artists’ House since 2017. The broad spectre of my practice consists of curatorial and artistic activities, all connected through an active interest in leftist and queer politics and practices, which aims to provide artistic practices with a transformative potential especially within institutionalised structures. In 2019, I started to curate residency programme “Unlearning Eastern Europe” which invites guest curators from the Eastern Europe countries and aims to reconsider the contemporary issues of the region, ranging from decolonialisation options to the politics of memory. The participant curators link their curatorial and artistic practices with activism, explore the various sociopolitical contexts of the Baltic region and possible new scenario activations. Since 2016 Grinkevičius has been one of the initiators and co-curators of WE ARE PROPAGANDA, the counter-culture queer movement. The same year marked the beginning of performing terrorist drag dj performances under the the artist’s alter ego – drag persona Querelle.