Goda Palekaitė (Lithuania/Belgium) is an artist working in the intersection of contemporary art, performance, artistic research, literature, and anthropology. Her practice evolves around projects exploring the politics of historical narratives, the agency of dreams and imagination, and social conditions of creativity. In recent years, she has been working with marginalised historical figures, who questioned cultural clichés and political ideologies and were considered by their contemporaries to be dissidents, heretics or perverts, but who succeeded in breaking through deep-rooted knowledge.

During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Goda will develop a new project alongside artist Adrijana Gvozdenović, produced by Arts Catalyst. Anthropomorphic Trouble adopts the lens of Earth as a historical figure, as a mode of storytelling and as a narrative device. The project takes the UK coastal region of Dorset as a speculative context through which to simultaneously address ecological challenges, deep time and geological formations and to unearth the troubled relationship between humans and the Earth.

Recent solo shows include: The Strongest Muscle in the Human Body is the Tongue (2021), at Editorial, Vilnius and Kunsthal Gent; Architecture of Heaven (2020), at Centre Tour à Plomb, Brussels; Liminal Minds (2019), at Konstepidemin, Gothenburg; and Legal Implications of a Dream (2018), RawArt Gallery, Tel Aviv. In the last years, her performances and installations have been presented at: Sirenos, Vilnius international theatre festival; Swamp pavilion at The Biennale Architettura 2018; Kanal – Centre Pompidou in Brussels; Atletika gallery and Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius; and The Institute of Things to Come in Turin, among others. In 2020 the artist published her first book of fiction Schismatics (Lapas books). Palekaitė holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, an MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Vienna, a Post-Master in artistic research from a.pass, Brussels, and currently is a Ph.D. candidate at Hasselt University and PXL-MAD School of Arts.

Goda Palekaitė was born in Vilnius, Lithuania and is based in Brussels, Belgium.


Adrijana Gvozdenović (Montenegro/Belgium) is an artist interested in artists’ motivation and ways of resisting (self)institutionalised structures. Her work often develops through collaborations with other artists and researchers. Over the last three years, Adrijana has been developing methods of collecting and annotating symptomatic artistic practices that recognise their anxiety as a prerequisite state for criticality. She creates spaces for sharing, for artists and researchers and experiments with speech performances, employing different performative methods to create ambiguous distinctions between practice and theory, theory and confession, documentation and production, artistic and curatorial, oral exchange and artistic form.

With her research project Archiving Artistic Anxieties, Adrijana has been an associate researcher at a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies in Brussels) and at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. The project explored formats of publicness as research methods, resulting in publications, workshops and performances, including as part of: FairShare: self-publishing as an artistic practice (CIAP Hasselt 2019), The Hub – Between the iliac crest & the pubic bone (GMK Zagreb 2019), and victories over the suns (Brussels, 2019). More recently she presented her work for the exhibition This situation has developed over a long time (ŠKUC gallery, Ljubljana 2021) and she co-curated the block Not in the mood for the postgraduate program of a.pass Brussels (2021).


In partnership with

  • Arts Catalyst
  • Schizma

With support from

  • Lithuanian Council for Culture
  • Lithuanian Culture Institute
  • Hasselt University

Residency season

Summer 2021

Artist’s website



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