Egle Grebliauskaite is Vilnius based contemporary artist, a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University, researching “Institutional Oversight of Artistic Autonomy. Art and Lithuanian Cultural Policy”. In 2022, she defended her PhD thesis in Visual Arts on the topic “Sociopsychological Mechanisms of Repression – The Fight for the Value Centre, or – In the Maze of Hungry Shadows” concerning the relationship of cultural institutions with other epistemes, the struggle for the value centre among the agents of the institution, and the problematics of the positioning of art and culture in contemporary society. 2001 graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Open University (UK), specialising in strategic management, strategic Human Resource Management, Financial Strategy and Creativity, Innovation and Change Management. Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts, associate professor at VILNIUS TECH Department of Creative Industries. Eglė Grėbliauskaitė is socially engaged interdisciplinary artist and author of publicly acclaimed artworks in public spaces (Kombinat, 2015, New Good Floors for Titanic, 2016, I Woke Up from My Dream When I Hit the Cold Wall, 2018, Let’s Not Forget to Remember anymore, 2021). Egle's Greblliauskaite’s research is based on participatory action research, installation, sculpture, painting, unconventional means of expression, historical, cultural and interest ready-mades. Grėbliauskaitė's scientific and artistic research focuses on the cultural and social development, sociopsychological mechanisms of repression operating in contemporary society, the genesis and development of conflict, criticism, and the struggles for value center. Since 2017 Egle Grebliauskaite holds status of Artis of Republic of Lithuania and is a member of the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Art Union.
Agne Gintalaite is a contemporary artist, photographer, cultural journalist, and publicist at the National Media Channel Lrt.lt. She is a member of the Lithuanian Photographers Union and the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Art Creators Union. Agnė completed her studies in art history at Vilnius Academy of Arts and pursued psychology studies at Vilnius University. Currently, she is pursuing her master's degree in comparative cultural studies at Vytautas Magnus University. Gintalaitė has organized four solo exhibitions. She is participating in group exhibitions, conferences, and public debates on various cultural topics, including contemporary art, activism, cultural policy, environmental issues, historical memory, and artificial intelligence. Furthermore, she is an author of a novel and several books for children and has gained recognition through awards in international art photography competitions. Gintalaite's interdisciplinary creative approach is characterized by a reflective and investigative methodology, employing mixed media and a post-photographic typological method. Her work encompasses a hybridization of scientific and artistic imagery, with attention given to issues of materiality, themes of historical memory and truth, social issues, migration, and mobility. Particularly, Agne places significant emphasis on the Anthropocene and the associated ontological turn. In other words, she is interested in the animistic perspective – how individuals strive to move away from a human-centric perspective and establish connections with non-human persons. She explores how this phenomenon manifests in everyday life, the interactions between humans, non-humans, and places. Currently, Agne is actively involved in an ongoing project that involves conducting field research on the community of Lithuanian lifestyle migrants in Fuerteventura Island. This work combines autoethnography, social research, and artistic practice.