Lolita Jablonskienė

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Contemporary art critic and curator based in Vilnius. From 2000 she headed the Contemporary Art Information Center (CAIC), which spun off from the Soros Foundation, and joined the Lithuanian Art Museum to work for Vilnius’ forthcoming National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art. In 2002 she was appointed chief curator of the National Gallery. Jablonskiene is an ex-commissioner of the Lithuanian pavilions at the Venice Biennial in 1999 and 2005. She has curated art exhibitions in her home country and abroad, contributed art critical texts to Lithuanian and foreign press; lectures at the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts (associate professor). At present she writes a book on the development of contemporary art practices in Lithuania during the 1990s. Jablonskienė is a member of the Lithuanian National UNESCO Commission, was a member of several national boards advising on issues of cultural policy: the Lithuanian Arts and Culture Board (vice chairwoman, since 2004) and the board of experts towards the Lithuanian application “Vilnius – Culture Capital of Europe 2009” to the European Commission, among them.

  • Lolita Jablonskiene & Dmitry Vilensky, "Hybrid Spaces for Common", 2009. [1]