Artists Selected for the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018


8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018

Theme: “Memento Mori

International Jury Members:
Dr. Michael Braunsteiner – Art Director, Contemporary Art Museum Admont, Austria;
Mag. Barbara Eisner-B. – Initiator & Guest Curator, Contemporary Art Museum Admont, Austria;
Prof. Martin Gredler – Werbe Design Akademie, Salzburg, Austria;
Roberta Vaigeltaite-V. – Artist, Artist’s Book Creator, Lithuania;
Evaldas Mikalauskis – Artist, Artist’s Book Creator, Lithuania;
Prof. Kestutis Vasiliunas – Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania.

Dear Artists,

we say many thanks to all who sent their books for the “8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018”. We are grateful for their trust.

We are very sorry for the later jury meeting. We had a little to wait till all jury members will has the possibility to come to Vilnius for selecting artist’s books for the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial. Thanks for Your patience.

The work was very hard and intensive with many discussions. Now we are ready to announce the artists selected for the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018.

We are very sorry for artist’s books not selected for the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial. It is doesn’t means that your books were bad. Some books were simply not for this competition.

Jury commission criteria for selecting the artist’s books for the “8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018”:

The jury had the opportunity to select from a rich, colourful and multi-layered set of participations.
Each artist’s book was scrutinized carefully and considered as single, anonymous artwork without regarding the creators CV.
Each artist’s book was rated regarding the aspects of:
Memento Mori: creative and subtle approach towards the given topic;
Memento Mori: conceptual and formal realization;
Memento Mori: authentic technical implementation;
The jury has tried to selected artist’s books in order to create an exhibition displaying the width and depth of possibilities within the genre of artist’s book.

The international grand jury panel awarded the Main Prize to the artist Magdalena Cordero Echeverria from Chile.


Magdalena Cordero Echeverria, Chile

It is the first time when the jury decided to give also the Honourable Mention to artists:

Vittorio Fava from Italy
Stephen Mumberson from England
Anna Snaedis Sigmarsdottir from Iceland
Motoko Tachikawa from Japan

Artists selected for the “8th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018”:

Name, Surname, Country:

Lyn Ashby, Australia
Barbara Beisinghoff, Germany
Lene Bennike, Denmark
Gudrun Bialas, Germany
Catherine Bolle, Switzerland
Eszter Bornemisza, Hungary
Frances Breen, Austria
Diane Britt, USA
Andras Butak, Hungary
Loretta Cappanera, Italy
Gabby Cooksey, USA
Yuko Ebina, Japan
Magdalena Cordero Echeverria, Chile
Margot Fagan, Canada
David Faithfull, Scotland
Vittorio Fava, Italy
Roberta Feoli, Italy
Mirabel Fitzgerald, Australia
Timothy Frerichs, USA
Roberto Gianinetti, Italy
Kristin Gudbrandsdottir, Iceland
Rene Haljasmae, Estonia
Nancy Hart, USA
Toshihiro Hattori, Japan
Susanne Ruth Helweg, Denmark
Hisako Inui, Japan
Rasa Januleviciute, Lithuania
Lis Rejnert Jensen, Denmark
Aslaug Jonsdottir, Iceland
Ravikumar Kashi, India
Deirdre Kelly, Ireland
Koichi Kiyono, Japan
Maria Koolen Hellmin, Sweden
Kadi Kurema & Kulli Grunbach-Sein, Estonia
Lorraine Kwan, Canada
Marianne Laimer, Sweden
Silvia Lepore, Italy
Xiao Fei Li, China
Mario Lo Coco, Italy
Dalia Lopez Madrona, Sweden
Adriana Lucaciu, Romania
Hanne Matthiesen, Denmark
Evalda Mikalauskis, Lithuania
Peter J. Moosbrugger, Germany
Stephen Mumberson, England
Stephen Murphy, USA
Alessandra Donnarumma, Italy & Sascha Noatsch, Germany
Katriona S. W. Persson, Sweden
Margit Pfluegl, Austria
Migle Puzaite, Lithuania
Maria Schina, Greece
Anna Snaedis Sigmarsdottir, Iceland
Mari-Liis Sorg, Estonia
Malgorzata Stachurska, Poland
Raminta Sumskyte-Sum, Lithuania
Motoko Tachikawa, Japan
Signe Taremaa, Estonia
Lotte Tauber Lassen, Denmark
Peter & Donna Thomas, USA
Irma Tonteri, Finland
Ieva Trinkunaite, Lithuania
Anu Tuominen, Finland
Roberta Vaigeltaite-V., Lithuania
Kestutis Vasiliunas, Lithuania
Celestina Vicevic, Croatia
Joseph Johannes Visser, The Netherlands
Yuko Wada, Japan
Carola Willbrand, Germany
Karolina Zrebiec, Poland


Kestutis Vasiliunas
Curator of the Triennial

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2 Responses to Artists Selected for the 8th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2018

  1. Stephen Murphy says:

    so happy and excited to be selected into this talented group!!!

    • Dear Stephen,
      I am also happy with selected artists. And I am sad about rejected artists by international jury. But we did what we can. We collect artist’s books for the Triennial from what we had. It is look some artists were thinking that if they pay the entry fee, they are in the exhibition automatically. But this is not true. Now there no exhibitions in the world without entry fee and without jury if we talk about professional art activity. If you can be in the exhibition because you have paid, it’s means you are in bad exhibition, in commercial exhibition or in book fair, where you pay for your space or table and you can show and sell what you like, even cabbage or pickled cucumbers…
      Kestutis Vasiliunas

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