Artist presentation Goda Palekaite

Published: 3 June, 2021
Artist presentation Goda Palekaite

Wednesday 16 June at 6-7pm, digital presentation on Zoom

Lithuanian artist Goda Palekaite, artist within Plein-Air Residency, is currently developing a new art work departing from the landscapes of Sörmland and Västmanland. In her previous work, Goda has researched the writings of theologist Emmanuel Swedenborg. During her current stay she examines the influence of Swedenborg on landscape painter Ivan Aguéli’s (1869–1917) work. Goda’s ongoing work is presented in an exhibition at Västerås konstmuseum in 2023.

The presentation is taking place ”work-in-progress”, live from Art Lab Gnesta. Goda will tell us about her practice and about the new work departing from Swedenborg and Aguéli. The presentation is in English and is moderated by Katrin Ingelstedt, head of exhibitions, Västerås konstmuseum och Caroline Malmström, artistic leader, Art Lab Gnesta.

The presentation was digital on Zoom, you can see the recorded video below:

Goda Palekaite (f.1987, Vilnius) works with ideas and individuals who, throughout history, have challenged our conceptions of the world and society. She is particularly interested in liminal spaces where reality has been interpreted or enhanced through philosophical, religious or mystical theories. Her performances, videos and installations give space for displaced stories and erased destinies.

Plein-Air Residency

Between 2019-2022, Art Lab Gnesta and Västerås Art Museum invite three Nordic/Baltic artists to residency and production of new art works in an interdisciplinary collaboration that grows from on the landscapes of Sörmland and Västmanland. During a time when many art actors find it difficult to focus resources on supporting the production of new works of art, through the collaboration we want to provide space and opportunities for new works of art emerge through this collaboration, in dialogue with local voices, scientific and historical references. The stays are tailor-made for the invited artists, focusing on meetings with on-site skills.

Plein-Air Residency is realized with support from Nordic Culture Point.

The conversation is a collaboration between Art Lab Gnesta, Västerås konstmuseum and IASPIS, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.


Caroline Malmström, artistic leader Art Lab Gnesta,

Katrin Ingelstedt, head of exhibitions, Västerås konstmuseum,