Artist Ruta Butkute


4 March –  8 April 2023 

Duo exhibition PARK  Platform for Visual Arts

A WHEEL A STONE A ROPE A WING Ruta Butkute & Matea Bakula 



 Performance  8th of April at 16:00


Public program 
The performances with the title Collide, choreographed by Ruta Butkute and performed by Yurie Umamoto

PARK  Platform for Visual Arts

Wilhelminapark 53 5041 ED Tilburg

supported by: Mondriaan Fonds (MF) & PARK Platform

Exhibition title credit: Emily Kocken





M Leuven  ‘PLAYGROUND’ festival

2021 Performance at






















September – December 2022


Book presentations
Book published in July 2022 by Jap Sam Books

the book: 

Sculpture, choreography, and installation are the main pillars of Ruta Butkute’s art practice. Her method is guided by a reflective approach to the physicality of sculpture and the relation to the performers, audiences, and the spaces in which they interact. She developed a new medium she calls ‘sculptural performance’, which places objects, sculptures, and space in a transformative field, enabling the direction of movement. In this book, a collaboration between Ruta Butkute and Emily Kocken the vital elements of Butkute’s latest work are brought together to create an experience that manifests her unique take on sculpture and performativity. New meanings behind the images unfold via a poetic assemblage of linguistic genres, word play and critical references, culminating in conversations the artist had with her peers on ‘how to make sculpture move’.

How To Make Sculpture Move

Art Ruta Butkute
Text Emily Kocken
Graphic design Eva van der Schans (Inedition) ISBN 978-94-92852-58-8
Price 30.00
Printer die Keure
Binding softcover
Number of pages 112
Book size 21 x 27.5cm

supported by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), Tijl Fonds (Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds), Jaap Harten Fonds (JHF), Mondriaan Fonds (MF)


April – July  2023


artist-in-residency for ceramics  (research and development of the new artworks)

The project  research ‘How materials become concepts’

collide 2023, porcelain 

photo credit: LNDWstudio


The project ‘How materials become concepts’ (2023) is supported by : Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, Stichting Stokroos, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), Amarte Fonds, NL

Upcoming public program