Jurga Juodytė



Jurga Juodytė (b. 1978) is a Lithuanian artist, graphic designer and lecturer based in Vilnius. Jurga works in the areas of interdisciplinary projects, video performance, social design, conceptual art, book design and communication. Her ideas are generated while analysing the comments on social problems and insights of popular communication: lifestyle and clichés conveyed via advertisement, gender stereotypes, criticism of mass communication. In her work, she examines the synergy of individuality and sociability.

She believes that presence of a physical body (and consequently, physical pain) and the need to be happy at any price (and consequently, expectations) level the differences between individuals and repress our uniqueness. She applies a transgression strategy (acceptance of the approach of other) and invites a viewer to observe the consequences of the experiment – discovered inadequacies and newly created meanings.

Jurga studied at BA Applied Graphic at VDA Kaunas Art Institute and hold a Master’s Degree in Graphic from the same University.

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The Bride

The Bride is a video performance.
Duration: 09:00 min., 2011
Video performance is stored in the collection of Modern Art Centre
Performance executed in a Catholic church

You only marry once and for a lifetime. However, sometimes marriage lasts only ten meters – from the central altar to the door of the sanctuary. These ten meters include happiness, expectations and… sorrow – when they are unfulfilled. „Till death do us part.“ Confirmed by God. Broken by Humans.

Video synopsis:
Performance at the church. A woman in a bride‘s dress and veil rolls up a red carpet from the central nava. She soaks the edge of her dress in the water and starts cleaning the floor of the church. Kneeling figure moves from the central altar towards the exit then disappears.


Art Stops the Train. The Train Switches on Art.

The work was done on the One Day Project of Art and Engineering in 2018. Video duration: from 12:33 to 20:39

Interdisciplinary art project combines video performance, science and computer technology. The artist visualizes a close relationship between humans and technology, by gearing the machine (the train) to complete the artist’s request – to switch on the video projector and to display the artwork. The program, installed into a palm-size computer, receives a signal, transmitted by the train, and sends it to the video projector.

Demonstration of the artwork would be impossible without the energy of the train. When the train arrives five projectors installed on the platform of the train station are switched on and display video performances. When the train leaves, the image switches off.