Giedrė Jankevičiūtė

Prof., PhD (hp), leading researcher
In 1983 she graduated as an art historian from Lithuanian State Art Institute. In 1992, after received George Soros Scholarship, she studied at the Central East European University in Prague. In 1994 she was as a research scholar at the Swiss Institute in Rome; in 2000 and in 2008 she made her research in Paris. Published numerous articles on Lithuanian modernism in Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, German, Polish, British, Ukrainian and USA academic press, curated exhibitions in Lithuanian, Polish, Italian, German and Indian museums and galleries, edited their catalogues. Among her books are: Dailė ir valstybė: dailės gyvenimas Lietuvos Respublikoje 1918–1940 (2003), Lietuvos grafika. The Graphic Arts in Lithuania 1918–1940 (2008), parodos knyga Po raudonąja žvaigžde. Under the Red Star. Lithuanian Art in 1940–1941 (2011), Teodoras Kazimieras Valaitis, 1934–1974 (2014), Telesforas Kulakauskas, 1907–1977 (2016), Dailės istorikas ir kritikas Mikalojus Vorobjovas, 1903–1954 (du tomai, 2017). The most recent project regards interwar architecture of Kaunas and includes itinerant exhibition and catalogue in Lithuanian and English edition: Architecture of optimism: Kaunas phenomenon, 1918–1940 (2018; curators Marija Drėmaitė, Giedrė Jankevičiūtė, Vaidas Petrulis; editor of the catalogue Marija Drėmaitė). With co–authors Jankevičiūtė edited and wrote several books in English and German: The Art of Identity and Memory: Toward a Cultural History of the Two World Wars in Lithuania (2016; edited with Rasute Žukiene), Fortsetzung folgt: Im Zuge der Moderne. Einhundert Jahre Litauen, 1918–2018 (2017; edited with Nerijus Šepetys), Another History of the Children’s Picture Book. From Soviet Lithuania to India (with V. Geetha, also in German: G. Jankevičiūtė, V. Geetha, Eine andere Geschichte des Kinderbilderbuchs. Vom sowjetischen Litauen bis nach Indien; abu leidimai 2017). As a curator Jankevičiūtė colaborated with art galleries and museums in Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, and Italy, she edited numerous exhibition catalogues. Jankevičiūtė organised several local and international conferences, takes part in the conferences with her presentations. She is a professor of art history at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, teaches BA, MA and doctorate students; supervises their diploma works and doctoral researches. Jankevičiūtė is a member of numerous council boards and expert groups, she belongs to the editorial body of ar history and culture studies periodics auch, as „Dailės istorijos studijos“, „Numizmatika“, „Naujasis židinys–Aidai“. She is a member of Lithuanian art historians association, AICA, The European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM) and Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS). Jankevičiūtė was awarded with the Lithuanian Government Prize for an outstanding achievements in culture and art (2014).
Main area of her professional interest is Central-East European, particularly Lithuanian art of late 19th and 20th century.
Main publications in 2012–2018: