Assoc. Ph. Remigijus Venckus – a creator of modern medias and a critic of visual arts, an art critic and an artist of medias. In 2014 in Vilnius art academy and in Lithuanian culture institute of researches he defended his doctoral thesis for a degree of humanitarian sciences “Jacques Derrida deconstruction application for video art research“.
ACADEMIC WORK. Assoc. Ph. Remigijus Venckus is an associate professor of Vytautas Magnus university, faculty of Arts, department of Modern arts, and an associate professor and director of Kazimieras Simonavičius university (KSU), institute of Creative society and economy. Earlier, he was teaching in Vilnius university, Kaunas humanitarian faculty, department of Philosophy and cultural studies, in Šiauliai university, faculty of Arts, departments of Audiovisual art, Art and Design, in Vilnius art academy, faculty of Telšiai, department of Design.
Currently, in Vytautas Magnus university he teaches creative work of art and discipline of researches to students of bachelor‘s programs: Creative industries and visualization, video art, introduction of new medias art, artistic research, art of performances and installations, audiovisual technologies and basics of audiovisual art. Since 2014 he has been teaching audiovisual research, and since 2015 – electronic production for bachelor‘s studies program Music Production in University of Central Lancashire and in Vytautas Magnus university (together executed studies). In Master‘s studies program, together with his colleagues, he teaches creative industries and imagination production, creative industries and popular culture disciplines. Earlier, he was teaching these disciplines: in Vilnius university – audiovisual culture; in Vilnius art academy – graphic design, photography, screen culture and video art; in Šiauliai university – art semiotics, video art, medias project, film history, Internet technologies; in Vytautas Magnus university – public communication technologies and innovations.
Assoc. Ph. Remigijus Venckus is the author of 14 academic articles, 3 academic reports, published in the international conferences, and 14 academic reports, published in the republic academic conferences.
ACTIVITY OF THE MEDIAS ARTIST. Assoc. Ph. Remigijus Venckus is, also, the artist of medias, who is mostly creating the photographic art. Currently, he works in Kazimieras Simonavičius university.
The main theme of his creative work: memory, time and individual experience, interpretations of male body and sexuality. In 2010 he represented Lithuania in the international erotic visual art exhibition (in Polish National Museum). He participated in 26 international and 17 republic exhibitions. He organized 25 author exhibitions in Lithuania and 2 – in Poland.
ACTIVITY OF THE ART CRITIC. In Lithuania Assoc. Ph. Remigijus Venckus is known as the art critic, who is reviewing exhibitions of the modern art and who is writing about painting, photography and video art. His prepared critical reviews about famous Lithuanian and West world artists go along with the exhibitions not only in Lithuania but, also, in Denmark, Poland, Russia, Latvia, etc. Since 2008 the artist has been the art critic of the international performing arts festival “The art in the antique manors of Lithuania“. In 2007-2014 he prepared and published, in all, 104 critical reviews about the art of famous in the world Lithuanian and foreign creators.
Assoc. Ph. Remigijus Venckus is the author of 139 articles about art and culture, also, the author of the first tutorial about the video art in Lithuanian (“Deconstruction of Video art“, 2008), the co-author of the methodical publication for creative work by using audiovisual devices in education of the disabled (“Creativity and social integration“, 2009).