Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte

film still of a hand with a double exposure of a snow landscape in the backgroup
image from exhibition of object on wall of blue landscape of trees and snow
exhibition image of randomly shaped object on wall with a white spotlight surrounded by a red glow
film still of ariel shot image of snow landscape with digitally distorted trees
microscopic image of lichen

Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte is an artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. Originally from Vilnius, Lithuania, she studied at the Glasgow School of Art, completing a BA in Communication Design and a Masters in Fine Art Practice. Kotryna’s work stems from her background in photography, now operating with a wider lens-based practice. Often research-based, her works draw from different disciplines like biology, history or plant science. In her most recent works, Kotryna is focusing on ecology, global warming and solastalgia – the climate-related anxiety. Her works have taken different shapes from moving image pieces and installations to small-run publications. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Arctic Swell at Prospekto Galerija, Vilnius, Lithuania 2023; Amateur Botanist at CCA Glasgow, Scotland 2023; Arctic Swell at Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland 2022 and Impossible Colonies at Edinburgh Art Festival, Scotland 2017.

Kotryna has attended residencies at the Centre Photographique Marseille, France; VU Photo in Quebec, Canada; Northern Photographic Centre Oulu, Finland and Nida Art Colony, Lithuania. In 2023 she participated in the interdisciplinary More than Planet symposium in Oulanka National Park, Finland. Kotryna occasionally teaches as a visiting lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art in Fine Art Photography and Communication Design departments.