Darius Mikšys


Darius Mikšys


Born in 1969 in Kaunas, Lithuania.


Studies: Higher Art School in Kaunas 1984 / 1988; Vilnius Art Academy 1991 / 1995.


Darius Mikšys in his work may vary from a performance within online PC game to a series of artworks created by the art institutions themselves.


His recent solo and group exhibitions include: “Last Seen Entering Biltmore”, South London Gallery, London (2014), “The Working Life”, IMA, Brisbane (2014), “Fusiform Gyrus”, Lisson Gallery, London (2013), Artes Mundi, Wales International Visual Art Exhibition and Prize, Cardiff (2012), “Wide Open School”, Hayward Gallery, London (2012), “Soundworks”, ICA, London (2012), 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, Shenzhen (2012), “Behind The White Curtain”, Lithuanian pavilion at 54th Venice Biennale, “On lemon energized vampires” Formcontent, London (2010), Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010), X Baltic Triennial, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2009), Performa 09, New York (2009), Biennale of Sydney 2008, Sydney (2008), Lyon Biennial, Lyon (2007), “Looking for Mr. Fluxus: In the Footsteps of George Maciunas”, Art In General, New York (2001), amongst others.


(source: the artist, 2015)



Solo shows


2011 Behind The White Curtain, 54th Venice Biennale, Lithuanian pavilion, Venice.

2010 Time and Again, Galeria Arsenal, Poznan.



Group exhibitions & events 




Last Seen Entering Biltmore, South London Gallery, London.

The Working Life, IMA, Brisbane.



Fusiform Gyrus, Lisson Gallery, London.



Artes Mundi, Wales International Visual Art Exhibition and Prize, Cardiff.

Wide Open School, Hayward Gallery, London.

Soundworks, ICA, London.

7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, Shenzhen.



Delay in glass, GAM, Turin.

Salon du Mercredi, Paris.

Pawnshop, e-flux, Basel.

Museums, Galleries, Homes and other stories, Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna.

Somewhere else, Blanchard Gallery, Barcelona.



Manifesta 8 – Murcia.

Lithuanian Art 2000 2010: Ten Years - Contemporary Art Center. CAC, Vilnius.

HaVE A LoOk! HAve a Look! - FormContent project space, London.



Vision Forum, 1:1 projects, Rome.

“This place you see has no size at all…”, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris.

Performa 09, e-flux, New York City, NY.

The X Baltic Triennial of International Art – The Baltic Triennial of International Art, CAC, Vilnius.

Structures of nothing, workshop-event at Sutro Baths, San Francisco.

Code Share, Contemporary Art Centre, Vinlius.



On delay and delaying, lecture at CAC, Vilnius.

Ready To Dispose, solo project on ebay.com.

Biennale of Sydney, Sydney.



Lyon Biennial 2007, Lyon.



PR 04, San Juan, Puerto Rico.



Looking for Mr. Fluxus: In the Footsteps of George Maciunas, Art In General, New York.






The Code

Shower Curtain Standard

Behind The White Curtain

Artists Parents Meeting

My Jeff Koons

The shroud of Gilles Peterson

Abdul Aziz s Holiday Cricket Club XI


Most Original Copies Of The Originals. Installation, drawing, mixed media.

Organization of Living Matter. Performance, series of paintings.

Sympathetic, Cognitive. Photography, installation.


Lunch napkin, souvenir for Puerto Rico Olympic Games 2004, textile – performance.

Lemon Energized Vampires, text performance.


How to simulate eye contact? , workshop – performance.

Who s The Artist? Drawing, text performance.

Borders of Imagination, performance.

La Copia, video performance, 38 min.

Radio Room 49, video, 6 min.


Wedding Party of Neringa & Marius. Video, 90 min.

Parapsychology Conference. Video, 28 min.

RadioWalk. Audio, 45 min.

Focus on The Girl. Video, 25 min.



Film & video appearances


Dora Garcia, Where Do Characters Go When The Story Is Over?: as himself.

Mark Aerial Waller, Time Together, video series 2012. Winter Episode A – The Briefing: as The Trustee.

Garbriel Lester, The Cola-Yoghurt Project, 2004: as himself.




Art Papers, 07/08.2013, Body Sketches for a Universal Stage. Written by Jennifer Teets. Cover photo:

La Copia, 2008, video still.

Nero, No. 30, 2012, Shower Curtain Standard. By Darius Miksys.

Mousse #29: Who is Darius Mik ys? Written by Jennifer Teets.

Eurozine.com, 03.08.2011, Behind the white curtain. Darius Miksys. Written by Virginija Januskeviciute.


Awards,  nominations, residencies


54th Venice Biennale Special Jury Mention to the Lithuania Pavilion, Behind the White Curtain.

International Residency Program at Recollets, Paris, 2010.

Gasworks Residencies Programme, London, 2007.