J. KIMO ARBAS

J. Kimo Arbas’s works bring together the realms of technology, art and spirit. They mirror his deeply-felt belief in the sentient interconnectedness of the all. They are inspired by the reality of spaces that link conscious beings; their connections through those spaces to each other; continuums between past and future, hidden and revealed, inner and outer worlds

EDUCATION

2000

BFA, Fine Art. California Institute of The Arts, Valencia, California, USA (Tom Lawson, Michael Asher, Leo Smith, Darcy Heubler)

1998

Zertifikat, Experimental Film Design. Berlin University of The Arts, Berlin, Germany (Heinz Emigholz, John Burgan, Elfi Mikesch)

 

GROUP SHOWS

2017

PLAY/ III Video & Performance Festival, Galerie am Meer, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

Contemporary Landscape, CICA Museum - Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, South Korea

2016

Manifesta 11 – The European Biennial of Contemporary Art – What People Do For Money – Reflection; Cabarét der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire, 100th anniversary of DADA, Cabarét Voltaire, Zürich, Switzerland; curated by Christian Jankowski & Manuel Scheiwiller

2014

A Blessing, Ye olde hushe clubbe, Hyperion Tavern, Los Angeles, California; curated by Don Bolles and Nora Keyes

Milda Day Rite – the prehistoric Lithuanian Goddess of Love, Ye olde hushe clubbe, Hyperion Tavern, Los Angeles, California; curated by Don Bolles and Nora Keyes

2009

Drugelio Efektas – The Butterfly Effect, collaboration with Karen Kerkhoven; AURA – Kaunas Dance Theatre, Kaunas, Lithuania; Bankstown Town Hall, Sidney, Australia

2008

Conventions & Attitudes – Exchange Rate, Remy’s on Temple, Los Angeles, USA; curated by Karen Atkinson & Elana Mann

Conventions & Attitudes – Exchange Rate, Habeas Lounge, The City University of New York, USA; curated by Karen Atkinson & Elana Mann

2007

Radical Politcial Film Festival, Palace Theatre; Los Angeles, USA

2001

Silverlake Film Festival – Take It Out On The City, Vista Theatre; Hollywood, CA, USA

…Are People Too, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA; curated by Jonas Mekas

1999

Divine Intervention, Art Kitchen; Los Angeles, USA; curated by Karen FinleyVideo and Film Screening, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA; curated by Jonas Mekas

1998

What´s New In The Avant-Garde? Anthology Film Archives; New York, USA; curated by Jonas Mekas

Rundgang – Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin, Germany; curated by Heinz Emigholz, Elfi Mikesch & John Burgan

1997

Gyvas nes Gyva - Alabama Kino Hamburg, Germany; curated by Heinz Emigholz, Elfi Mikesch & John Burgan

 

SOLO SHOWS

2017

PLAY/ III Video & Performance Festival, Galerie am Meer, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

 Contemporary Landscape, CICA Museum - Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, South Korea

2016

Manifesta 11 – The European Biennial of Contemporary Art – What People Do For Money – Reflection; Cabarét der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire, 100th anniversary of DADA, Cabarét Voltaire, Zürich, Switzerland; curated by Christian Jankowski & Manuel Scheiwiller

2014

A Blessing, Ye olde hushe clubbe, Hyperion Tavern, Los Angeles, California; curated by Don Bolles and Nora Keyes

Milda Day Rite – the prehistoric Lithuanian Goddess of Love, Ye olde hushe clubbe, Hyperion Tavern, Los Angeles, California; curated by Don Bolles and Nora Keyes

2009

Drugelio Efektas – The Butterfly Effect, collaboration with Karen Kerkhoven; AURA – Kaunas Dance Theatre, Kaunas, Lithuania; Bankstown Town Hall, Sidney, Australia

2008

Conventions & Attitudes – Exchange Rate, Remy’s on Temple, Los Angeles, USA; curated by Karen Atkinson & Elana Mann

Conventions & Attitudes – Exchange Rate, Habeas Lounge, The City University of New York, USA; curated by Karen Atkinson & Elana Mann

2007

Radical Politcial Film Festival, Palace Theatre; Los Angeles, USA

2001

Silverlake Film Festival – Take It Out On The City, Vista Theatre; Hollywood, CA, USA

…Are People Too, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA; curated by Jonas Mekas

1999

Divine Intervention, Art Kitchen; Los Angeles, USA; curated by Karen FinleyVideo and Film Screening, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA; curated by Jonas Mekas

1998

What´s New In The Avant-Garde? Anthology Film Archives; New York, USA; curated by Jonas Mekas

Rundgang – Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin, Germany; curated by Heinz Emigholz, Elfi Mikesch & John Burgan

1997

Gyvas nes Gyva - Alabama Kino Hamburg, Germany; curated by Heinz Emigholz, Elfi Mikesch & John Burgan

 

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

2016

ICT startup and innovation competition, Erasmus for young entrepreneurs, 1st place winner, InfoBalt; Vilnius, Lithuania

2014

Pilot Angel, AT&T Developer Summit -Winner, CES 2014; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

2009

Vypsone, Art-o-thlon - International Championship of Arts, 1st place winner; VILNIUS’09 – European Capital of Culture 2009 / European School of Arts / European Commission; Vilnius, Lithuania

2009

Gaivalas,, Art-o-thlon - International Championship of Arts, 1st place winner; VILNIUS’09 – European Capital of Culture 2009 / European School of Arts / European Commission; Vilnius, Lithuania

2009

Zemynos krutine – Devyne Ragis, Art-o-thlon - International Championship of Arts, 1st place winner; VILNIUS’09 – European Capital of Culture 2009 / European School of Arts / European Commission; Vilnius Lithuania

1997/99

CalArts Project Grants, California Institute of The Arts, Valencia, California, USA

1997/98

Project Grant, Berlin University of The Arts, Berlin, Germany

1996/99

CalArts Scholarship, California Institute of The Arts, Valencia, California, USA

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

2016

Workshop, Dominyko Atostogos – Kino Stoyklas (Film Camp) organized by Vytautas V. Landsbergis; Vilnius, Lithuania

2008

Lecture and Workshop, Grafitti Art, Techniques & Theory, Vilnius Academy of Art – VDA, Kaunas – faculty, Kaunas, Lithuania

2005

Lecture and Performance, On contemporary Performance Art, Vilnius Academy of Art -VDA

2005

Lecture and Discussion, On American Art & Education, VDU – Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuanian Emigration Institute and Art Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania

2005

Lecture and Discussion, On Personal Art Work and American Art Education ,Tartu Art College, Tartu, Estonia

CONFERENCE LECTURES

2016

Art, Technology, Religion, Lecturer; Vilnius 1000 years Rotary Club, Vilnius, Lithuania

2014

Technology and innovation, ATNO AT&T – executive summit; Dallas, Texas, USA

2007

Culture Talk - How is culture migrating today?, Kaunas Art Biennale, panelist; Kaunas, Lithuania

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Radio/Television

2016

Jurgė Pridotkaitė, Interview “Kimo Arbas – Awakening”, 7 Kauno dienos, LRT Kultūra, April 20, 2016;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbPNTuXiGQ [09/18/2016, 17:57]

Online

2016

Živilė MIkalauskaitė, “IT profesionalai apdovanojo startuolį, gelbėsiantį gyvybes”, INFOBALT naujienos, August 10, 2016; https://www.infobalt.lt/lt/naujienos/i/897 [09/18/2016, 18:37]

2011

Audronė Simanonytė, “Kalifornijoje gyvenantis K.Arbas: jei ne hip hopas, kažin, ar būčiau gyva”, DELFI.lt, December 8, 2011; http://www.delfi.lt/news/daily/emigrants/kalifornijoje-gyvenantis-karbas-jei-ne-hip-hopas-kazin-ar-buciau-gyvas.d?id=51551407 [09/18/2016, 18:53]

2008

Unknown,„Rückbesinnung auf Litauens heidnische Tradition“, Neue Züricher Zeitung, July 3, 2008; http://www.nzz.ch/rueckbesinnung-auf-litauens-heidnische-tradition-1.774997 [09/18/2016, 18:06]

2007

Milda Kinežaitė, “J.Kimo Arbas: nuo Havajų iki Lietuvos”, Lietuvos žinios, May 12, 2007; http://lzinios.lt/lzinios/zmones/j-kimo-arbas-nuo-havaju-iki-lietuvos/108748, [09/18/2016, 17:30]

2001

Deborah Vankin, “Is Anybody Listening?”, LA Weekly, May 9, 2001; http://www.laweekly.com/news/is-anybody-listening-2133321 [09/18/2016, 17:39]

Print Media

2017

Jonas Kimo Arbas: „Garsios menininkų šeimos palikuonis”,  Draugas daily newspaper, January 21, 2017, Vol. CVIII Nr. 8

2016

AWAKENING: „Iš Los Angeles į Kauną – aplankyti protėvių žemės ir pristatyti originalaus meno,  Kultura (Draugas daily newpaper Saturday supplement on Arts, Literature and Sciences), April 22, 2016, http://www.draugas.org/is-los-angeles-i-kauna-aplankyti-proteviu-zemes-ir-pristatyti-originalaus-meno/ [02/21/2017, 16:20]

2010

Idėjų vulkanas Kimo Arbas: „Geriausia filosofija – pagarba”,  Kulturos Barai, 2010, No.5.41 http://www.kulturosbarai.lt/uploads/news/id18/KB_2010_5_pdf.pdf [09/18/2016, 16:50]

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