Pakui Hardware is a brand name of a collaboration between Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė set up in 2014. In their latest project Lost Heritage, Pakui Hardware continues its research around the relationship between materiality, technology, biology, and nature. How technology is shaping the physical reality itself, including the human body? When synthetic biology attempts to create organisms from scratch with whole new gene clusters, the nature becomes about writing, programming and designing, not evolving. How about including ourselves into the list of heritage to be preserved for the inspection in the future.
Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė began to collaborate in 2012. Pakui Hardware* (*courtesy of Alex Ross) is a brand name of their collaboration set up in 2014. Both artists are based in Vilnius and Brooklyn, New York. The work of Pakui Hardware* spans around the relationship between materiality, technology, and economy. Solo shows of the artists’ duo include venues of kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Jenifer Nails, Frankfurt, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NADA New York (2014). Other projects include Popcorn, Pepsi, Petabytes: Intro, Cage, New York, Anything is Always Nearby or Next to Something Else, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (2013). The artists have participated in group shows at Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, CCS Bard / Hessel Museum of Art, New York (2014), and ar/ge Kunst Gallery Museum, Bolzano, Italy (2013). The artists were IASPIS grant holders in Sweden for the fall of 2014.
January 14 – February 22, 2015
kim? Contemporary Art Centre
12/1 Maskavas Street