Pakui Hardware, On Demand (Detail), 2017. UV print on heat-treated PVC film. Silicone, chia seeds, tripod, spring clamps, ceramics. Exhibition view at Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2017. Courtesy the artists

Pakui Hardware

NOVEMBER 17, 2018 - JANUARY 20, 2019

OPENING: November 16, 7 PM

Pakui Hardware was founded by Neringa Černiauskaitė and Ugnius Gelguda in 2014. They are interested in the close relationship between materiality, technology and economies. Central to their work is the question as to how far technology actually does alter economics and our physical/bodily perception of reality. Pakui Hardware investigate questions of automation, robotics, synthetic biology and the significance of new materials. The artist duo produces sculptures and installations suffused with various materials, images, and shapes, which are often reminiscent of futuristic settings. Here, fabric and material produced by technology encounter transparent, ephemeral materials; they determine the equally organic and synthetic appearance of their objects and spatial installations. Pakui Hardware will be developing a new project for their solo exhibition at Bielefelder Kunstverein.

Pakui Hardware, funded 2014 by Neringa Černiauskaitė, born 1984 in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and Ugnius Gelguda, born 1977 in Vilnius, Lithuania, had numerous solo shows since 2014, amongst others at SIC Room at Kiasma in Helsinki (FIN, 2017), MUMOK in Vienna (AUT, 2016) and at kim? Contemporary Art Center in Riga (LVA, 2015). Lately they took part in group exhibitions, e.g. at Kunstverein Braunschweig and Kunstverein Freiburg, at the Kunsthalle Basel (SUI) and at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (AUS, all 2017).