Eugenijus Varkulevičius was born in Kaunas on June 25, 1956.


1967 - 1975 J.Naujalis Art School

1975 – 1981 Vilnius Art Institute

Has been participating in exhibitions since 1983.

In 1982 - 1983 he studied Teofanas Graikas, copied frescos of the 13th century.

In 1983 he lived in Dovainonys, Beržoras, later in Šarnelė. He studied Lithuanian folk painting, restored stations (the Cross Road).

In 1990 he left for Hamburg and organised an exhibition at Am Michel Gallery.

In 1990 – 1994 he lived and worked in Berlin.

In 1994 - 2005 he lived and worked in New York. Artist in residence (Anthology Film Archives). He created, was filmed in experimental films, participated in exhibitions, happenings, festivals, created music for J. Mekas, Julius Ziz films. J. Mekas, D. Naujokaitis and he founded a band Music on the 2nd Street. He illustrated J. Mekas’ books “My Nights” “Words and Letters”.

From 2005 he lives and works in Kaunas.

One-man exhibitions

1983; 1985 Kaunas Artists’ House

1991 Am Michel Gallery, Hamburg

1991 Lindner Gallery, Berlin

1992 Kunst Meile Gallery, Rostok

1993 M.K.Čiurlionis Picture Gallery, Kaunas

1994 Henke Gallery, Berlin

1995; 1997; 1999; 2002 Courthouse Gallery, New York

1999; 2000 Emerging Collector Gallery, New York

1999 Elaine Benton Gallery, New York

2006 Video installation. M.K.Čiurlionis Picture Gallery, Kaunas

2007 Gallery Aukso Pjūvis, Kaunas

2008 "Adrift", gallery Aukso Pjūvis, Kaunas

2009 Exhibition of painting and video installations “Downstream”, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas.

2011 Exhibition from the series “Duets” (together with Arūnas Vaitkūnas' works). Aukso pjūvis gallery, Kaunas.

2013 Exhibition “Landscape”. Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas.

2013 Exhibition “Before and After”. Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, Vilnius.

2014 Exhibition Sand, Clay and Stone”. Gallery Meno forma, Kaunas.

2016 Exhibition of painting, video art and early works from the series “Names of the Break Generation”, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas.

Group exhibitions

1984 - 1986 Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius

1987 M.K.Čiurlionis Picture Gallery, Kaunas

1988 Baltic Triennial, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius

1993 Niemandsland Project, sculpture park, Berlin

1995 - 1997 Courthouse Gallery, New York

1999 Gallery Tent, Rotterdam

2000 Name Jume Paik museum, Korea

2002 Theatre and Cinema Museum, Vilnius

2003 Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

2004 Sideshow Gallery

Films and videos

1995 – 2002 Anthology Film Archives, New York

1999, 2000, 2001 New York Underground Film Festival

1999 Xeno International Film Festival, Bam Rose Cinema, New York

2000 2eme Festival Cinemas Differents, Paris

2001 Dumbo Arts Festival, New York

2001 Woodstock Film Festival, New York

2001 American Avant-Garde exhibition, Moscow, St. Petersburg

2002 11th International Film Festival, Sein-Saint-Denis

2005 Kaunas -Vilnius, video, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius

Music for films

And the Pig was Born, Julius Ziz

As I was moving ahead occasionally I saw brief glimpses of beauty, Jonas Mekas


Illustrations for books of J. Mekas “My Nights”, “Words and Leters” 2007

Illustrations for Jonas Mekas book-diary “My Nights” recognised the most beautiful publication of year 2007.