January 9, 2018 from 7PM
UMPRUM, Náměstí Jana Palacha 80, Praha 1
Pakui Hardware is the name for the artist duo Neringa Cerniauskaite and Ugnius Gelguda, which began in 2014. The duo's work spans around the relationship between materiality, technology, and economy and how the technology is shaping current economy and the physical reality itself, including the human body. In relation to the velocity of technological development, this matter becomes both an obstacle and a vehicle and these questions are analyzed by Pakui Hardware through such examples as High Frequency Trading, Prometheanism, synthetic biology and new materiality.
Pakui Hardware are represented by EXILE gallery in Berlin. Their latest solo shows include venues of MUMOK, Vienna, EXILE Gallery, Berlin, SIC, Helsinki, Podium, Oslo, ExoExo, Paris, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Jenifer Nails, Frankfurt, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. The artists have participated in group shows at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, Kunstverein Brauschweig and Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany, MMOMA, Moscow, Assembly Point, London (forthcoming), ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany (forthcoming), 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, Sao Paulo (forthcoming), National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Kunsthalle Tallinn, Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Valentin, Paris, Soy Capitan, Berlin, Zacheta National Gallery Showroom, Warsaw. The artists were IASPIS grant holders in Sweden, 2014 and residents at Rupert, Vilnius.
Neringa Cerniauskaite's activities spread further, along being an artist she is also curator and writer. She contributes texts for exhibition catalogues and international magazines (Artforum, Flash Art, Parkett, MAP, Mousse magazine). She is an editor of the web-based art magazine www.artnews.lt
Lecture and discussion will be held in English.