Zilvinas Kempinas was born in Plungė (Lithuania) in 1969 and has been living and working in New York for more than 10 years. He graduated from the Vilnius Art Academy, and later studied at Hunter College, New York. In 2009, he represented Lithuania at the 53rd Venice Biennale and in 2007 he received the prestigious Calder Prize and was the resident artist at Atelier Calder in Saché, France in 2008. He has been widely exhibited in the United States and internationally, including solo shows in Galeria Leme (Sao Paulo), Yvon Lambert (New York), Spencer Brownstone Gallery (New York), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead, UK), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna), Contemporary Art Centre, Galerija Vartai (Vilnius), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre (New York). Selected group exhibitions include: MoMA (New York); 53rd Venice Biennalle (Italy), 6th Liverpool Biennial (UK); Yvon Lambert (Paris, New York); Lunds Konsthall (Lund, Sweden); Nam June Paik Art Center (Yongin City, Korea), Transmediale 10, Manifesta 7 (Bolzano, Italy); SFMOMA (San Francisco, USA); MUDAM (Luxembourg).