Antanas Sutkus


Antanas Sutkus (b. 1939)
In 1958 –1964 Sutkus studied journalism at Vilnius University. He was one of the founders of the Lithuanian Society of Photographic Art in 1969, and its chairman in 1980 – 1989. In 1989 –1990 and 1996 – 2009  – the chairman of the Photo artists’ Union and since 1993 – its honorary member. In 1980 Sutkus was awarded the name of Honored Culture Worker of Lithuania; in 1983 he received the Lithuanian State Premium; in 1997 he was decorated with the Order of the Grand Duke Gediminas of the 4th degree; in 1998 he received the Art Award of the Lithuanian Government. In 2001–2002 he won the Erna&Victor Hasselblad Foundation (Sweden) grant Documentation and Conservation of Antanas Sutkus’ Archive of Photographs. In 2003 received the National Premium for Art. In 2006 was decorated with the Golden Cross of the President of  Poland Republic. In 2009 was decorated with the The Honour sign “Lithuanian Millennium Star”. In 2011 was nominated to the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize.
One-man exhibitions
More than 120. Most important of them:
2014   J. P. Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Lithuania. 1965, Lithuanian Embassy, Washington DC, USA
            Daily Life Archives 1965 – 2012, Albrecht gallery, Berlin
2013    J. P. Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Lithuania. 1965, Les Breales festival. Caen, France
The Unpublished / Nepublikuota, RTR gallery, Paris
J. P. Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir Lietuvoje. 1965, Art festival Artes vertentes, Tiradentes, Brazil
A Free Sight, CAIXA Cultural, Rio de Janeiro
A Free Sight, CAIXA Cultural, Brasilia. Brazil
J. P. Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Lithuania. 1965, United Nations  Headquarters, New York
A Free Sight, CAIXA Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil
      Nostalgia for Bare Feet, CAIXA Cultural, Fortaleza, Brazil
2012    J. P. Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Lithuania. 1965, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
Nostalgia for Bare Feet, Art festival Artes vertentes, Tiradentes, Brazil
Nostalgia for Bare Feet, Contemporary photography gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
A Free Sight, CAIXA Cultural, Salvador, Brazil
A Free Sight, Museum Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil
            Antanas Sutkus. Photography, Fotomuseet Sundsvall, Sweden
From the series J. P. Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Lithuania, Walter Bishoff galerie, Berlin
2011    Un regard libre, Gallery Le Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse, France
Intersections. Russian Tea Gallery, Paris
2010    J. P. Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Lithuania, 1965, Nay, France 
People of Lithuania, Galeria Wysokich Napiec, Warsaw, Poland
2009    Retrospektyva, Galerija Birkenfelds, Ryga
2008    J. P. Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Lithuania, 1965, Rachmaninov dvorik gallery, St Petersburg
J. P. Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Lithuania, 1965, Warsaw, Poland
J. P. Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Lithuania, 1965, Cyklop gallery, Gdansk, Poland
            Lithuanian Portraits, White Space Gallery, London
            Signs of Time, Gallery Photographer.ru. Moscow
            Lithuania, up close and personal, Lensky gallery, Stow-on-the Wold, England
2007    Writers, Retro, Writers’ Club, Vilnius
            Retrospective, Art Exhibition Palace, Klaip?da
            Retrospective, Rachmaninov dvorik gallery, St Petersburg, Russia
            Daily Life Archives,Contemporary Art Museum, Minsk Byelorussia, Minsk
            J.- P. Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, 1965. Warsaw, Poland
2006          White Space Gallery, London
Stadtmuseum Münster, Germany
2005    Exhibitions “J-P. Sartre and S. de Beauvoir in Lithuania. 1965” for the 100th anniversary of Sartre:
            Centre Culturel Francais, Kiev, Ukraine
            Centre Culturel Francais, Stockholm, Sweden
            Centre Culturel Francais, Rostock, Germany
            Centre Culturel Francais, Greifswald, Germany
            Photography gallery 17, Salies de Bearn, France
            House of Literature, Munich, Germany
            Ocean Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia
            Photography gallery, Paris, France
            Artists’ Union Gallery, Riga, Latvia
            Travelling exhibition Daily Life Archives, Latvia
            International Photography Festival, Bielsko Biala, Poland
            Travelling exhibition Daily Life Archives, Poland
            Travelling exhibition Selected Works, Poland
            Travelling exhibition People of Lithuania, Russia
            City gallery, Marienhamn, Aland Island, Finland
2004    PHP, Prague, Czech
            Galerie argus fotokunst, Berlin, Germany
Landskrona kulturförvaltning, Landskrona, Sweden
Susanne Albrecht gallery, Munich, Germany
Stara Galeria ZPAF, Warsaw, Poland
            The 5th Moscow Photography Bienalle, Central House of Artists,
            Moscow, Russia
            CK Zamek, Galeria PF, Poznan, Poland
            Galleri Infra, Stockholm, Sweden
2003    Prospekto photography gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Photography gallery, Sundsvall, Sweden
Fotografie Forum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2002        Gallery Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
            Photography Striped House Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
            European Council of Nations, Strasbourg, France
            State History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
            National Library, New York, USA
            European Union Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium
1999        Photography Museum, Riga, Latvia
1998        Modern Art Center, Rovinj, Croatia
1997        Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
Photography gallery, Vilnius
            Islington Arts Factory Gallery, London, England
1996        Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, USA
            UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
            Nikon Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1994        Nikolaj Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
1993        Photography Gallery, Vilnius
1991        Tom Hayden Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
            Loyola University, Chicago, USA
1987        Center of Photography, Leningrad, Russia
1988        Modern Art Gallery, Bialystok, Poland
1986        Nicéphore Niépce Museum, Chalon-sur-Saone, France
1982        Museum of Photography, Stockholm, Sweden
1981        Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
1974    Photography Gallery, Vilnius
Group Exhibitions
2012    Der Andere Blick (with Martin Parr and Tom Wood)
Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germeny
“World in London” project for The Photographers gallery Olimpic cultural program, London
,,Paris – Vilnius,  a Glance to Contemporary Lithuanian Photography:  Antanas Sutkus, S&P Stanikai, Ramun? Pigagait?, Deimantas Narkevi?ius“, L‘école nationale supérieure des beaux arts, ENSBA, Paris
Amours Libres (with Jean-Philippe Charbonnier), RTR gallery, Paris
2010     Four Points. Eight Stops, Galllery „Foto-forum“, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy
Phenomenon of Lithuanian Photography. 1960-1980 (with Aleksandras Macijauskas and Vitalijus Butyrinas), The Lumiere Brothers gallery, Moscow
Lithuanian Photography: Yesterday and Today, The Danish Museum of Photography, Hering, Denmark
2008    Spacetime: People / Friction, Vilnius Picture Gallery
Behind Walls, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
Street&Studio. An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London
Working Men, Analix Forever gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2007    Presumed Innocence, (from the collection of Beth and Anthony Terrana) The DeCordoba Museum, Lincoln, USA
Antanas Sutkus and Classics of Lithuanian Photography, The State Russian Centre of Photography, St Petersburg, Russia
Two Masters of Lithuanian Photography: Antanas Sutkus and Rimantas  Dichavicius, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
2006        Photography Festival FotoGrafia (with A. Macijauskas and R. Požerskis),   Rome, Italy
2005    Galeri Konstepidemin (with S&P Stanikas), Goteburg, Sweden
            Galerie Lichtblick (with A. Macijauskas and A. Valiauga), Cologne, Germany
            Galerie Susanne Albrecht (with Martin Parr), Munich, Germany
2003        EU Positive Akademie der Künste Berlin, Germany
2002        Les Boreales festival, Caen, France
Clear Vision. Photographs from F.C. Gundlach’s Collection, Internationales Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Lithuanian Insight: 1960 to Now. Fotografie Forum international, Kommunale Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2000        Self Esteem. Lithuanian Art’ 01, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
1999 – 2000    Victoria and Albert Museum Canon Gallery
            Modern Lithuanian Photography, Joseph Sudek Photography House, Prague, Czech
1993 – 1994    Photography’s Memory. Baltic Photography Today, Exhibition Hall, Rostok, Germany; Martin Gropius Bau Gallery, Berlin, Germany; State Art Academy, Gdansk, Poland; Nikolaj Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark, etc.
1992        Aspects of Lithuanian Photography, IFA Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1990    L’Annee de L’Est, Photography Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
Lithuanian Crosses, Photography Gallery, Oslo, Norway
1987        Another Russia. Unofficial Modern Photography of the Soviet Union;
            Modern Art Museum, Oxford, England
Exhibition of Lithuanian Photography, Photography Museum, Helsinki, Finland
1985        Modern Lithuanian Photography, Turin, Italy
1979        Lithuanian Photography, Canon Photography Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
 4 Lithuanian Photographers, Photographers Gallery, London, England
1969        9 Lithuanian Photographers, Journalists’ Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
1967        4 Photographers, Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius
Photographs were acquired by
Lithuanian Museum of Art, Vilnius; Museum of Photography, Šiauliai; National Library, Paris; Museum of  French Photography, Paris; Museum of Photography, Helsinki; Agency ‘VU, Paris, France; International Center of Photography, New York; Institute of Arts, Chicago; Art Museum, Minneapolis; Fotoforum Felldeg Gallery, Zurich; Art Gallery, Dresden; Art Museum, Boston; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Photography Museum, Odense, Denmark; F.C. Gundlach’s Collection, Hamburg; Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm; House of Photography, Prague,Czech;  Museum The Moscow House of Photography; Folkvang Museum, Essen, Germany; DeCordoba Museum, Linkoln, USA; Contemporary Art Museum, Riga, Latvia; Lumiere Brothers gallery, Moscow; Gallery Le Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse, France; Museum Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil
Private collections
Danguole and Viktoras Butkus, Lithuania
Aivaras Abromavi?ius, Lithuania
Danute Marlat, Belgium
The Tosca Photography Fund, UK
Mehmet Dalman Collection, UK
Keir McGuinness, UK
Eric Franck, UK
Klaus Schuebel, Germany
Paul Smith, UK
Herbert Belkin, USA
Elizabeth and Anthony Terrana, USA
Vilniaus šiokiadieniai (Daily Life in Vilnius; with R.Rakauskas), 1965; T?višk?s lauk? suvenyras (A Souvenir from the Fields of Homeland), 1969; Šalis ta Lietuva vadinas (This Land is Called Lithuania; with R.Rakauskas),1970; Senojo Vilniaus Fragmentai (Fragments of the Old Vilnius), 1973; Lazdynai, 1975; Lietuva iš paukš?io skrydžio (Bird’s Eye View of Lithuania),1980, 1981; Neringa, 1980, 1982, 1992; Daina Lietuvai (A Song for Lithuania),1984; Susitikimai su Bulgarija: parodos katalogas (Meetings with Bulgaria: Exhibition Catalogue, 1986); Draugyst? (Friendship), 1988; Naturparadies Kurische Nehrung (with H.Peitch), 1988; Lietuva/Lithuania, 1991,1993; Lietuva (Lithuania), 1993; Bas? koj? nostalgija: parodos katalogas (Nostalgia for Bare Feet: Exhibition Catalogue), 1995; Pro Memoria: Exhibition Catalogue, 1997; Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Lithuania,1965: Exhibition Catalogue (1999); Antanas Sutkus. Fotografijos, (Antanas Sutkus. Photographs), 2000; Antanas Sutkus. Kasdienyb?s archyvai. 1959-1993 (Daily Life Archives. 1959-1993), 2003; Antanas Sutkus. Sartre & Beauvoir. Cinq jours en Lituanie. Le Bord De L’eau Editions, France, 2005; Sartre & Beauvoir: parodos katalogas; Sartre & Beauvoir: Exhibition Catalogue, 2005; Antanas Sutkus. Exhibition Catalogue, 2008; Antanas Sutkus. Retrospective. 2009; Barbara Romme. Fokus Litauen (with others). Exhibition Catalogue. Stadtmuseum Munster. 2010; Antanas Sutkus. Um olhar livre: Exhibition catalogue, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, 2012; Nostalgia dos tempos da pureza: Exhibition catalogue, Tessitura editora, 2012; Antanas Sutkus. Um olhar livre: Exhibition catalogue, Espaco Cultural Correios, 2013; Antanas Sutkus. Photographs: Exhibition catalogue, European commission, 2013;


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