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Art Direction

Art critic Jurgita Juospaityte Bitiniene has two professional fields of interest. It's Lithuanian design studies and curatorial work. Jurgita finished her BA-level art history studies at Vilnius Academy of Arts and MA-level cultural management and cultural policy studies at UNESCO department. She is currently a PhD student at Vilnius Academy of Arts. She has written some articles on design and paintings for Lithuanian and international magazines and exhibition catalogues. Jurgita established a pop-up gallery 'The Rooster', that represents the youngest generation of Lithuanian artists. Since 2008 gallery held a solo exhibitions of E. Karpaviciute's, K. Alisauskaite's, L. Jusionis paintings in Vilnius. As well as a group exhibitions of young Lithuanian painters in Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Italy, USA and Russia.



Vaiva Simoliunaite is an architect and interior designer involved in a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects around the globe. She worked with Studio Fuksas in Rome and Studio Miralles Tagliabue in Barcelona. Currently Vaiva is a senior architect at DO Architects in Vilnius. Besides the actual buildings Vaiva is interested in the architecture of exhibitions. She is collaborating with the Rooster gallery since 2011. Her experience in a dynamic and multicultural environments and various scales of projects (from small competitions to a large scale buildings, like Shanghai pavilion in World Expo exhibition 2010) broadens the understanding of exhibition design.


Art Critic

Art critic Justina Augustyte studied art history, theory and criticism at Vilnius Academy of Arts. Fields of interest include: art and culture of the 1st half of the 20th century, contemporary art, gender studies. She worked as a lecturer at Vilnius University Centre of Gender Studies. Currently works in Lithuanian Art Museum and writes articles on contemporary art. Justina has been writing about The Rooster Gallery exhibitions and artists since 2009.


The Rooster Gallery is a gallery that represents the youngest generation of Lithuanian artists. The Rooster Gallery seeks to anticipate and address the emerging trends and needs of the art market while developing the traditions of artwork lease and professional art management. The gallery’s uniqueness lies in the fact that it is not tied to a permanent location and is thus able to exhibit each artist’s works in a different space that is most appropriate to their nature.