studio laumes (Goda Budvytitė & Viktorija Rybakova)

Goda Budvytitė is an independent graphic designer from Lithuania. She studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and Werkplaats Typographie, Arnhem. She works in a wide range of formats within the cultural field, exploring how different types of content can be translated into books, graphic identities, exhibition designs and other legible narratives. Her recent collaborations/commisions include Department of Architecture | ETH Zurich, Zurich (2012–ongoing), Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2020), Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (2020), Lithuanian Pavilion in the 58th and 55th Venice Biennale (2019 and 2013), Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2018–2020), which is renamed to Kunstinstituut Melly, the Garage Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, and others. Since 2018 Budvytitė has been engaged in the design collaboration ‘studio laumes’ together with Viktorija Rybakov, which focuses on design research and graphic identities for art institutions.

Viktorija Rybakov is an artist and designer from Lithuania, working at the intersection of Visual Art and Human Sciences. She studied Architecture at Vilnius Arts Academy and continued with independent artistic practice shortly after. From 2016 until 2017 she was a participant at Jan Van Eyck Academie. Currently she has enrolled as PhD student at Luca School of Arts/KU Leuven and is engaged in a long-term research project entitled ‘Geography of the Senses’ – a project that explores translation of emotions and senses, that are invisible to the naked eye, into a physical matter such as written language and drawing. Her works were shown at Kunstverein München (2018), at the Baltic Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennial (2016), at the Videobrasil at SESC Pompéia in Sao Paulo, and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in berlin (2015) as well as at the Vilnius Contemporary Art Center. In 2018 Rybakova moved to Brussels to engage in design collaboration with Goda Budvytyte, under the name ‘studio laumes,’ which focuses on design research and graphic identities for art institutions.