Pakui Hardware is the name (coined by Alex Ross) for the collaborative artist duo Neringa Cerniauskaite and Ugnius Gelguda which began in 2014, though the duo has worked together since 2012. Their latest solo shows include venues of MUMOK, Vienna, ExoExo, Paris (in collaboration with Fenetreproject), kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Jenifer Nails, Frankfurt, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NADA New York. The artists have participated in group shows at Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Moscow Modern Art Museum (MMOMA), Zacheta Project Room, Warsaw, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (forthcoming), Threads: A Phantasmagoria about Distance (curated by Nicolas Bourriaud), Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania, Valentin, Paris, Soy Capitan, Berlin, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, CCS Bard / Hessel Museum of Art, New York, and ar/ge Kunst Gallery Museum, Bolzano, Italy. Other projects include Popcorn, Pepsi, Petabytes: Intro, Cage, New York, Now More Than Ever, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius. The artists are IASPIS grant holders in Sweden, fall of 2014.

Ugnius Gelguda is an artist and musician based in Berlin.

Neringa Cerniauskaite is an artist, curator, writer. She contributes texts for exhibitions’ catalogues and international magazines (Artforum, Flash Art, Parkett, ARTMargins.com, MAP, Mousse magazine). She is an editor of the web-based art magazine www.artnews.lt that was launched in 2008. She is a M.A. graduate, 2014, at Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, NY.

Both artists are based in Berlin and Vilnius.

Awards

2014
Iaspis Art Grant, The Swedish Arts Grants, Sweden
2013
Nominee for the HENKEL ART.AWARD.2013, Vienna

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