On the 26th of October, one of the two openings of Laima Kreivytė‘s exhibition ‘Waiting’ will take place at the Cavafy House in Alexandria. Two days after that, on the 28th, the exhibition will transfer to the SOMA Art School & Gallery in Cairo.
Based on site-specific research, ‘Waiting’ seeks to activate two particular buildings, the Cavafy House in Alexandria and the apartment of SOMA Art School & Gallery in Cairo, while it reflects on liminal spaces. The exhibition takes place within the framework of the NAC-MASS Residency Exchange Programme, launched in November 2017, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Lithuanian Council of Culture, Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts in affiliation with the program 4Cs, the founder of MASS Alexandria Wael Shawky and board member Mai Eldib.
Laima Kreivytė (b. 1972) is an artist, poet and curator interested in the interaction of text and image. She has published the poetry book Sappho’s Purgatorial Library (Sapfo skai[s]tykla) and compiled books about the artist Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė and the painter Kęstutis Zapkus. She curates poetic performances and participates in Coolturistes artist group exhibitions. Laima Kreivytė has translated the poetry of Adrienne Rich, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath and Elizabeth Bishop.