The exhibition The Spectral Forest presents newly commissioned and existing works by eight international contemporary artists. Departing from the history of deforestation and afforestation, and displacement and resettlement, on the Curonian Spit, as well as the significance of the sacred groves in the Baltic region, the exhibition is conceived as a promenade through an enchanted forest. The exhibition is curated by Rado Ištok.Between September and October of 2019 Paul Maheke, Eglė Budvytytė, Jin Mustafa, Elin Már Øyen Vister and Mark Ther will spend two months at a residency at Nida Art Colony. Students and professionals are invited to participate in the workshop "The Baltic Sea: A Liquid Memorial"Dwelling on the Threshold is a three-day workshop at Nida Art Colony exploring the potential of spaces of passage, flux and fluidity. Lithuanian artist Saulius Leonavičius residency exchange with MASS Alexandria in Egypt.The Baltic Sea: A Liquid Memorial proposed by German artists Horst Hoheisel and Andreas Knitz.
The workshop will take place at VAA Nida Art Colony on 16-23 September 2018. Golden Lion for Best National Participation - Lithuanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale | Sun & Sea (Marina) - Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, Lina Lapelytė
Commissioner: Rasa Antanavičıūte, Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts. Curator: Lucia Pietroiusti. May 11–October 31, 2019 Communication material - Vilnius Academy of ArtsNAC is collaborating with Dr. Vasilijus Safronovas – a researcher from the Institute of Baltic Region History and Archaeology of Klaipėda University – to do a survey (historical data, visual material) on emigration and immigration to the peninsula after WW II.In September-November 2018 one Egyptian artist and two Lithuanian artists will spend two months in the partner institutions in Egypt and Lithuania. From September to October 2018, an Egyptian artist Amira Hanafi will be residing at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) in Lithuania as part of the residency exchange between NAC and MASS Alexandria. During the two months in Nida, Amira will produce new work on the topics related to conflict, rootless communities, migration, displacement, ways of making strange territories your own, conviviality, identity and related experiences. Lithuanian artist Laima Kreivytė residency in Egypt.The residency is part of a new collaboration between MASS Alexandria and the VAA Nida Art Colony, made possible by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Founding Director of MASS Alexandria Wael Shawky.