Emilija Škarnulytė (Lithuanian, born 1987) is an artist and filmmaker. Blending fiction with documentary, she explores topics ranging from the cosmic and geological to the ecological and political. She is winner of the 2019 Future Generation Art Prize, and her solo exhibition Chambers of Radiance opened at the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kiev in 2020. Škarnulytė represented Lithuania at the XXII Triennale di Milano and was included in the Baltic Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale Architettura. She has had solo exhibitions at Kunsthaus Pasquart in Biel, CAC (Contemporary Art Centre) in Vilnius, and the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, and she has participated in group presentations at Ballroom Marfa, Seoul Museum of Art, Kadist in Paris, and the first Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art. Her films have been screened at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and at film festivals in Rotterdam, Busan, and Oberhausen. She also founded and currently co-directs Polar Film Lab, a collective for analogue film practice located in Tromsø, Norway. Since 2012, together with Tanya Busse, Škarnulytė has been part of the artist duo New Mineral Collective.
A conversation between the artist Emilija Škarnulytė, Sophie Cavoulacos, and Valentine Umansky on two of Emilija’s upcoming projects: An Evening with Emilija Škarnulytė, streaming online as part of MoMA’s Virtual Cinema series, and a presentation at Tate Modern.