Andrej Polukord, 30, was selected for the thematic call “Climate Action in the Wake of COVID-19”. He is a Lithuanian artist based in Vilnius and Vienna. In 2015, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. The following year, he was awarded the Kunsthalle Wien Prize. He then was invited to participate in the Rupert Education Program in 2017. His installations, performances, and video art projects create ambiguous, unpredictable environments and absurd situations. The themes of everyday life, environmental sustainability and the ethical relationship between man and nature are often revealed by means of humour, adventure, and storytelling.
Recent exhibitions of his work have taken place at the Pori Art Museum (Finland), Konsthall C (Stockholm, Sweden), Kaunas Biennial (Lithuania), minus20degree Biennial (Flachau, Austria), SURVIVAL KIT (Riga, Latvia), International Video Art Festival Now&After (Moscow, Russia), GAK Bremen (Germany), Zachęta Project Room (Warsaw, Poland) and the Kunsthalle Wien.