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Show RCA 2019

Ieva Austinskaitė

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Major project:


2016 – 2019

London – New York

The series Sidewalk is a response to the everyday environment created by documenting the intersection between human flow and the way that cities are built. The street becomes a studio for unpremeditated situations and juxtapositions observed and recorded photographically. The focus on the street scene as a tableau offers glimpses onto the choreographical nature of public space and the human condition in the city. Whether it’s a main street or a dead end, the sidewalk as a transitionary space in the city creates a space to look at the volatile nature of the metropolitan environment.


  • Ieva Austinskaitė is a Lithuanian photographer based in London whose practice explores the human relationship to public spaces. Her work exposes the everyday moments in public, the continuously emerging choreography of the city's rhythms by focusing on the urban landscape. Ieva intently observes and registers the city as a living organism with its own expressions, gestures, movements and pauses, which unfolds into a liminal pattern in her photographs.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Photography, Middlesex University, 2014
  • Experiences

  • Fine art and photographic printer, Printspace, London, 2016–present
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Circulations', Festival of Young European Photography, Paris, 2016; 'Passengers', F Gallery, Kaunas, 2015; 'Mixed Media Exhibition', Candid Arts Trust, London, 2015; Signature Art Prize, Degree Art, London, 2015; 'Futures', The Old Truman Brewery, London, 2014; Noise Festival, Southbank, London and Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 2014; 'For the Past', J. Vienozinskis Faculty of Arts, Kaunas, 2013; 'Sights', Photography Gallery, Vilnius, 2011
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Royal Photographic Society 159th International Print Competition, 2016; Shortlisted, Kaunas Photo, 2015; Shortlisted (Honourable Mention), Moving Image Category, Lucie Awards, 2015; First Place: Moving Image Category, International Photography Awards, 2015; First Place: Photography and Film Category, Signature Art Prize, 2015; First place, Debut, 2010
  • Funding

  • Leverhulme Arts Scholarship
  • Sponsors

  • Leverhulme Trust
Royal College of Art