Klaudija Ylaite

Klaudija Ylaite (Lithuania) is a multidisciplinary artist who aspires to enter the field of art criticism, particularly focusing on avant-garde studies and the state of artist autonomy in neoliberal settings. She is currently working on her master’s degree in Arts, Cognition, and Criticism at the University of Groningen, and continuing studio-based artistic practices. In her visual language, Ylaite’s attention is directed at representing human conditions, particularly conceptions of birth and death through the mixing of various media.

curriculum vitae


2021- present - Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL (pre-MA arts, cognition & criticism)

2016 - 2020 Academie Minerva Groningen, NL (BA Fine art)




2021 November - Child of Voluntary Exodus two-part books, Antiquariaat Berger & De Vries, Groningen, NL

2021 September - Particular State of Being, instalation (part of Jedidja Smalbil RESIDENCE BOX), Noorderlicht photo festival, Groningen, NL 

2021 July - Child of Voluntary Exodus two-part books, The World We Live In festival, De Loods, Groningen, NL

2021 June - De-constructing poetry, solo presentation, PassSpace, Groningen, NL

2021 March - Child of Voluntary Exodus; part 1, group exhibition, ALLINN expo, HetHem, Zaandam, NL

​2020 November - Letters to my friend Eden, group exhibition, Tschumi pavilion, Groningen, NL

2020 September - Child of Voluntary Exodus; part 2, Graduation show, Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL

2020 August - Nocturnal Investigations, performance, Kaunas 2022 contemporary capital, Kaunas, LT

2020 June - Un<..> Story, Stichting Artisbook, online performance

2020 March  - Farewell White Cubes, Homescreen: GRID #1, online exhibition 

2020 February - Farewell White Cubes, group exhibition, Green Lights Expo, De Loods, Groningen, NL

2019 June  - Diagnosis: Oxymoron, group exhibition, Kunstwerk Droomwoonwensen, Groningen, NL

2019 April  - To Make A Sound, solo  performance,  ArtIsBookShop, Groningen, NL

2019 March  - Art of living, group exhibition, Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL

2018 December - Measure the space, group exhibition, Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL

2017 May - Untitled no 4, group exhibition, Oost, Groningen, NL

1997 - present - Being, performance, Planet Earth 


Performative collaborations:


2021 June - MEGAMAMM, performance collaboration w/ Michiel Teeuw, Relate Radio, Groningen, NL

2019 October  - In Context, performance collaboration w/ Michiel Teeuw, ArtIsBookShop, Groningen, NL

2019 August - Ich Brauche Liebe, performance (w/ Nina Wijnmaalen), Noorderzon, Groningen, NL

2019 July  - Ich Brauche Liebe, performance (w/ Nina Wijnmaalen), Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, NL

2018 April  - Echo, performance (w/ Ingrid in der Maur), Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL

2017 June  - Dirt, performance (w/ Jennifer Zaharieva), Art it is, Buitenpost, NL

2017 May -  The child from the woman’s womb, performance, (w/ Jennifer Zaharieva), De Suiker Events, Groningen, NL




2020 September - Tales of the Unseen, graduates exhibition, Academy Minerva, Groningen, NL

2020 January- Green Lights Expo, De Loods, Groningen, NL

2019 March - Third Year Expo, Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL

Other activities:


2022 February - present - monthly writer for Pitcairn Museum of Contemporary Art, Groningen, NL


2021 October - Camerawoman, documenting a performance of Jans Muskee exhibition, Kunstpunt, Groningen, NL

2021 September - Camerawoman, livestream of SpredZine Festival, Sign, Groningen, NL

2021 May - present - Co-creator and Co-founder PASS SPACE window gallery, Groningen, NL

2021 April/May - Participator, the COLLECTIVE ( Kunsthuis SYB, VHDG & Noordernaars), Groningen, NL 


2021 April/September - Intern, Amsterdam Publishers, Amsterdam, NL (https://amsterdampublishers.com/

2019 May - Host, art event KuKuMa, EM2 venue, Groningen, NL

2019 - 2020 - External advisor, 1st year Fine Art students, Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL

2018 - 2019 -  Performer, Nina Wijnmaalen (https://www.ninawijnmaalen.nl/

2018 September - Volunteer, FLAM’18, Amsterdam, NL (https://www.flam.online/

2018 February/July - Assistant,  Rose Akras 

2018 January - Co-Host,  I Don’t Know series of happenings, Academie Minerva, NL




2020 September-November - HetResort Midseason residency, Groningen, NL

2020 May - Kunsthuis SYB 24 hours residency




2021 August - Lucht stipend, Kunstpunt Groningen



2021 October -  publication of work at NOORDENAARS Northern: Artist in Space


2021 April - publication of work ALLINN catalog

2020 November - Interview for HetResort channel


2020 June - Article in  Kunstspot for 2020 Fine Arts graduates 



Self-made publications (artist books)


2020 September - A Child Of Voluntary Exodus ( Part 1 and Part 2 ); sponsored by Didmena (LT)

2020 June - ‘Un<...> Process; or A <...> Project; or A <...> Story’

2019 October - Pretending To Be An Artist

2019 March - Box Full Of Nonsense

2019 February - Three Word Poetry

2018 November - To Make A Sound