Inesa Brašiškė

Inesa Brašiškė is an art historian and curator based in Vilnius, Lithuania. She holds an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies (MODA) from Columbia University. Her research interests span postwar European and American art and avant-garde film. She recently coedited Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running, published by Yale University Press (2022), and co-curated Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde, which opened at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius in November 2021. Currently she is completing extensive research on André Cadere (Romanian, 1934–1978), coediting a book of essays on Cadere’s work, and preparing the first monograph on the artist. Brašiškė has taught at the Vilnius Academy of Arts; organized symposiums, including “The Post-Socialist Object: Contemporary Art in China and Eastern Europe” (Columbia University, 2017) and “Jonas Mekas Expanded” (National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, February 2022); and initiated the lecture series Thinking Contemporary Art ( She regularly contributes to academic publications, catalogues, and journals. In her role as curator, she has organized exhibitions and film programs based on the work of Babette Mangolte, Sharon Lockhart, and Jonas Mekas, among others.


Aleksandra Kasuba’s Shelters

Art historian Inesa Brašiškė highlights the ideas behind the work of Lithuanian-American artist and architect Aleksandra Kasuba (1923–2019), most notably her countering of the rigid geometry of architecture through the use of soft materials and curved shapes, and her emphasis on the fundamental connection between the built environment and the formation of subject.