Artist Ruta Butkute

17/11/1984 Kaunas
lives/works Amsterdam


2014- 2015 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
2007- 2010 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL 2003- 2007 Bachelor studies, Vilnius Academy of Visual Arts, LT
2006 Socrates Erasmus exchange studies, Hacettepe University, Ankara, TR
2001- 2002 Preparatory course design, Vilnius Academy of Visual Arts, LT


2019 Guldagergaard international ceramic center, Skealskor, DK
2018 Le Maupas A.I.R, FR
2016 Arita residency (Kyushu), supported by Mondriaan Fonds, JP
2015 Rosas P.A.R.T.S, supported by Work Space Brussels, BE
2013 Atelierhaus Salzamt, CreArt, Linz, AT
2013 Id11, CreArt, Delft, NL
2012 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing residency, New York, USA
2011 CRIDA, Palma de Mallorca, ES
2011 BijlmAir, Amsterdam, NL


2021- 2022 Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), project grant, NL 
2021 -2022 Tijl Fonds (Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds), NL
2017- 2021 Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent, Mondriaan Fonds, NL
2018 Stichting Stokroos, NL
2017- 2019 Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), Ontwikkelbudget, NL
2017 Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), development grant, NL
2014 – 2015 Mondriaan Fonds, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, NL
2014 Lithuanian Culture State grant, LT
2012 – 2013 Start Stipendium, Mondriaan Fonds, NL
2006 Socrates/Erasmus grant (exchange program Ankara), LT

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Tumble [Installation], gallery Movement Exposed, collaboration with Bradwolf & Partners, Utrecht, NL
2021 Let your body do all the talking [performance], Arti & Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam, NL
2021 Direct me to the centre of gravity [installation/ duo Ruta Butkute & Emily Kocken], Arti & Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam, NL
2020 Art Rotterdam Fair [Installation / duo Ruta Butkute & Katrin Korfmann], gallery Bradwolff & Partners, Van Nellefabriek, NL
2020 Spell Action #1 [performance], The Performance Show, represented by Bradwolff & Partners, AVL Mundo, Atelier van Lieshout, NL
2020 Spell Action #1 [performance], Why Not festival, W139, NL
2019 Spell Action #1 [performance], Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, LT
2019 Somersault, AV17 gallery, Vilnius, LT
2019 Spell Action [performance], Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam, NL
2018 Array, C&H gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2017 back body/ left arm, T-shape [performance / installation /duo Ruta Butkute & Nina Glockner], Sodu 4 (curated by LTMKS), Vilnius, LT
2017 Swinging Sleeve [Installation/performance], Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam, NL
2017 Swinging Sleeve [performance], Intersections Art Rotterdam, curated by Christine van den Bergh, Bradwolff Projects, NL
2016 T-Shape [performance], exhibition ‘Made in Japan’, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek Grimbergen, BE
2016 Bow Clap Bow [Project Arita],Teruhiro Yanagihara gallery, Osaka, JP
2016 Test Charts, UNFAIR, Westergasterrein, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Two Bowlines(under a strain), Rijksakademie Open Studios, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Polyhedral Crystals [performance], Working Title Situation 01# Endless New World, Kaaistudios, Brussels, BE
2015 Branch Pulling [performance], Rosas P.A.R.T.S, curated by Work Space Brussels, BE
2015 Effort Graph, gallery Fons Welters, PLAYSTATION, Amsterdam, NL
2014 Pike Straddle Tuck, Rijksakademie Open Studios, Amsterdam, NL
2013 Ubere-Untere Donaulande, gallery Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, AT

Group Exhibitions

2022 Gallery Movement Exposed Utrecht, NL
2021 Art Rotterdam, gallery Bradwolff & Partners, Van Nellefabriek, NL
2021 Art The Hague online – live, duo exhibition, gallery Bradwolff & Partners
2021  F-RAZZOR: Solidarity Fundraiser by Rijksakademie Alumni
2020 Unfair (editions) Westergas, Amsterdam, NL
2019 Printing Plant [art book fair], Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, NL
2019 The State of Transparency, curated by Jens Pfeifer, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam, NL
2019 Limestone [presentation/lecture], Guldagergaard art center, Skealskor, DK
2019 Spell Action [artist book], presentation/lecture, Bradwolff Projects Amsterdam, NL
2018 Spell Action [artist book], presentation/lecture, C&H gallery, Amsterdam, NL 2018  50th anniversary exhibition Gerrit Rietveld Academy, curated by Moritz Küng, Fedlev building, Amsterdam, NL
2018 the Fox and the grapes, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, curated by Alexandra Landré, NL
2017  Dutch Design Week Eindhoven (DDW), Arita residency project, organized by Saga Prefecture, NL
2017 Triple Step, Big Art, represented by gallery C&H, Herengracht 182, Amsterdam, NL
2017 CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam Zuidoost, NL
2017 Artist First Ceramic Plus, Francis Boeske Projects, Amsterdam, NL
2017 ‘we like art’, Art Rotterdam, NL
2016 In Praise of Waves, curated by Work Space Brussels, BE
2016 Bow Clap Bow, project Arita residency, Dutch embassy, Tokyo, JP
2016 Bow Clap Bow, project space New Address, Arita, JP
2016 Arrows Shot From the Bow, Half Hitch performance, curated by Marjoca de Greef, Rietveld Huis Cordemeyer Apeldoorn, NL
2016 Unfair X Christies Auction, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Museum Night, film program, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL
2015 De arrogantie van de jeugd, gallery Gabriel Rolt, curated by Julia Mullié and Nick Terra, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Art Fair Amsterdam, gallery Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Mis fit Love, gallery Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, NL
2014 NL ART LT, Posthoornkerk, curated by Inga Cholmogorova Amsterdam, NL
2014/2015 Klei, Gemmente museum, curated by Babs Haenen, Den Haag, NL
2014 Network Clay GRASIEKWC, Landgoed Anningahof, curated by Bastienne Kramer, Zwolle, NL
2014 The auction sale for video art at Hôtel Drouot on January, 29th (death anniversary of Nam June Paik), curated by Vincent Wapler, Paris, FR
2014 Concepts & Prospects, curated by Mirjam Westen (Mondriaan Fonds), Van Nellefabriek Rotterdam, NL
2013/2015 Jeune Creation Europeenne [JCE], curated by Andrea Ponsini ,traveling young artist biennial: France, Lithuania, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Portugal
2013 Delft op Zicht, Kadmium art center, Delft, NL JCE biennale selective exhibition,  curated by Neringa Bumbliene, Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre, LT
2013 Archipelago, Westbeth gallery, Curated by Kaegan Sparks New York, USA
2012 Building 101, Governors Island, Swing residency by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, USA


2020 LTMKS project space Sodu 4, Vilnius, LT
2020 Art Rotterdam [art fair catalog], NL
2020 Why Not festival publication [January], NL
2018/2019 Artist Book ‘Spell Action’ [Ruta Butkute artworks between 2014- 2018], published by Bradwolff Projects Amsterdam, NL
2018 ‘Gerrit turns 50 Willem only 28’, Amsterdam, NL
2017 Art Rotterdam [art fair catalog], NL
2016 Grote Kunstkalendar 2017, NL
2016 Unfair catalog, Editie 2016 Amsterdam, NL
2015 Rijksakademie Open Catalog, Amsterdam, NL
2015 June, Field Notes, Working Title Situation #01, Brussels, BE
2015 Personal Work Catalog ‘Center Floor Work’ [Ruta Butkute artworks between 2010- 2014] online:
2014 Rijksakademie Open  Studio Catalog, Amsterdam, NL
2014 Gemeente museum Den Haag, exhibition ‘Klei’ publication, NL
2014 Prospects & Concepts catalog, by Mondriaan Fonds, NL
2014 January, #artvideo, Vincent Wapler, Paris, FR
2013 CRIDA Centre Residencia i Intercanvi d’ Artistes 2011-2012, ES
2013 Delft Op Zicht, id11 catalog, artist in residence project, NL
2013 JCE catalog, Jeune Creation Europeenne, Biennale D’ART Contemporain


2021 ‘Klei’ magazine ‘Ruta Butkute en Performativiteit’ [Jan- Feb], review by Marlies Augustijn
2019  7md, review by Dominyka Jovaišaitė [Lt]
2019  Art news, review by Monika Valatkaite [Lt]
2018 het Parool, review by Edo Dijksterhuis ‘De suggestie van een Choreografie’:
2018 Echo go Wrong, Interview with Eglė Mikalajūnė
2017 Nrc. review by Lucette ter Borg
2017 Mister Motley, review by Richtje Reinsma
2017 Suns and Stars, review  by Vanya Pieters