TUMO gallery, Užupio str. 28, Vilnius

Aboudia (Ivory Coast), Esther Mahlangu (South Africa), Erik Bergrin (USA), Josph Adibleku (Ghana), Obou Gbais (Ivory Coast), Alpha Odh (Kenya), Antoni Tàpies (Spain), Anton Smit (South Africa), Adomas Galdikas, Theo Tobiasse, Pranas Domšaitis, Leonardas Tuleikis, Stasys Eidrigevičius, Arbit Blatas (Lithuania / France / USA), Juozas Bagdonas (Lithuania / USA), William Bakaïmo (Cameroon), Daniel Bamigbade (Benin), Carter (USA), Vytautas Ignas (Lithuania / USA), Vytautas Kasiulis (Lithuania / France), Juozas Kėdainis (Lithuania), Viktoras Petravičius (Lithuania / USA).


November 8, 2023 - December 2, 2023
TOTEMAI. William Bakaïmo | Adelė Liepa Kaunaitė
TUMO gallery, Užupio str. 28, Vilnius

In the exhibition TOTEMAI. William Bakaïmo | Adelė Liepa Kaunaitė, we embark on a journey into the world of mystical experiences and imagery. This exhibition presents artists who come from two different cultural backgrounds, yet we discover a common theme in their work – totemic beings and objects that serve as key symbols to unlock the depths of the human subconscious.

Traditionally, a totem is defined as an object or being with special powers, a symbol of identity for a certain group in society, and a unifying social factor. In the works of both William Bakaïmo and Adelė Liepa Kaunaitė, zoomorphic and anthropomorphic motifs are frequently observed. The narratives and figures in their paintings evoke myths and tales, with totemic beings or objects often appearing as individual elements in their artwork. At times, the entire artwork transforms into a sacred totemic figure. The narratives in their works invite us to free our minds, act intuitively, and reconnect with primal knowledge, existence, and the mythic memory of ancient cultures.

The artists' works question the essence of human existence, which is rooted in the relationship with nature, now constrained and forgotten by many due to modernity. "We need to cultivate our senses to hear the whispers of the elements that make up the universe – the murmurs of wind, fire, water, and celestial bodies – and interpret the messages they convey," says William Bakaïmo. Living nature is instinctive, its rhythm aligns with the natural rhythm of this world, and, according to the artist, by turning to the world of nature and ancestors, people could learn much.


October 3, 2023 - October 21, 2023
Alpha ODH (Kenya) Solo Exhibition
TUMO gallery, Užupio str. 28, Vilnius


June 1, 2023 - July 15, 2023
Painting Exhibition by PRANAS DOMŠAITIS (1880-1965)
TUMO gallery, Užupio str. 19, Vilnius

Pranas Domšaitis

June 24, 2023 - September 1, 2023
Contemporary African Art
KABLYS+JŪRA and TUMO gallery, Palanga

 Šiuoalikinio Afrikos Meno paroda. KABLYS+JŪRA. Palanga


March 9, 2023 - April 29, 2023
Modern Lithuanian Art from the Arsininkai
TUMO gallery, Užupio srt. 19, Vilnius

In 1932, the Lithuanian artists' group ARS was founded in Kaunas, along with the publication of its manifesto. The goal of its initiators (A. Gudaitis, J. Mikėnas, A. Samuolis, V. Vizgirda) was to gather the strongest forces of Lithuanian modern art and actively establish its positions. The Arsininkai aimed to create a distinctive Lithuanian art style, based on the achievements of early 20th-century modern art and creatively developed folk art traditions. The work of the Arsininkai became the beginning of the renewal of Lithuanian art in the 20th century and the basis for its further development.

At the Tumo Gallery, located at Užupio str. 19, the exhibition "Modern Lithuanian Art from the Arsininkai" is being held, showcasing the works of ARS founders Antanas Gudaitis and Viktoras Vizgirda, their associates A. Galdikas, V.K. Jonynas, as well as followers and students such as A. Martinaičius, R.P. Vaitiekūnas, H. Natalevičius, V. Ignas, S. Džiaukštas, L. Surgailis, V. Petravičius, V. Dombrovskis.


January 20, 2023 - March 5, 2023
FACE TO FACE Exhibition
Exhibition hall of TUMO gallery, Turgelių str. 1, Vilnius

The group exhibition FACE TO FACE is an invitation to meet contemporary painters from Africa and South America face to face, to take a closer look at the faces portrayed by the artists, to recognize the cultural references, visions, and worldview hidden within them. The FACE constantly reacts, providing clues about emotional and physical states. It is the richest nonverbal communication tool by which people are most often recognized and identified. That is why in many cultures around the world, faces have been modified in one way or another for centuries, used as a canvas for expression. Masks, paints, and scarification - these are means to convey social status or rank, cultural identity, belonging to a specific group or community, or, conversely, to mask identity. In the Tumo Gallery exhibition FACE TO FACE, nine different artists present nine different visions of the human face and nine models of contemporary societal perception. The EXHIBITION IS VISITED BY APPOINTMENT: Exhibited artworks: ARTWORKS

February 2, 2023 - February 26, 2023
TUMO gallery, Užupio St. 19, Vilnius

The works of eight contemporary African artists presented in the exhibition "Interpreters" become documentation of a continent contemplating itself, a bridge between the past and the present. The paintings and sculptures on display are a synthesis of rich cultural heritage, reflections of the continent's history, and a compelling modern perspective. Artists interpret the essence of the continent, its experience of cultural and economic transformation, and explore human emotional states. By delineating the boundaries of their own identity and engaging in intercultural dialogue, they boldly step beyond their own borders, encouraging reflection on prevailing myths about the African continent.
Exhibited works: ARTWORKS


September 8, 2022 - October 2, 2022
VISIONARIES OF ART: K. Zimblytė X M. Gediminas
TUMO gallery, Užupio str. 19, Vilnius


May 10, 2022 - October 10, 2022
"Contemporary African Art: The Dreams and Realities of Identity"
Lithuanian National Art Museum (LNDM) / Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum x TUMO gallery
Goštauto str. 1, Vilnius


June 25, 2022 - July 31, 2022
Exhibition "Vasaros karštis"
TUMO gallery, Užupio str. 19, Vilnius


May 5, 2022 - June 17, 2022
Exhibition "Abstractions in the Distance"
TUMO gallery, Užupio str. 19, Vilnius

Artists: Romas Viesulas, Pranas Lapė, Elena Urbaitis, Pranas Gailius, Adomas Galdikas, Kazimieras Žoromskis, Kęstutis Zapkus, Juozas Bagdonas, Eugenijus Budrys, Telesforas Valius, Leonas Urbonas, Viktoras Vizgirda, Adolfas Vaičaitis, Viktoras Petravičius, Henry Šalkauskas, Telesforas Valius, Albinas Elskus, and others.


February 18, 2022 - March 28, 2022
TUMO gallery, Užupio str. 19, Vilnius

Exhibition of Works Created During the Occupation Years in Lithuania, 1940-1990

January 4, 2022 - February 13, 2022
Exhibition of Paintings by Jonas Rimša (1903-1978) "Rhythms of South America"
TUMO gallery, Užupio str. 19, Vilnius





November 6, 2021 - December 24, 2021
Exhibition of Lithuanian Jewish Painting and Sculpture "Return of the World Wanderers"
TUMO gallery, Užupio str. 19, Vilnius

Artists: Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973), Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012), Samuel Bak (b. 1933), Jose Gurvich (1927 - 1974), Emmanuel MANE-KATZ (1894-1962), Neemija Arbit Blatas (1908-1999), Pinchas Kremegne (1890-1981), Moshe Rosenthalis (1922-2008), Michel Kikoine (1892-1968), Pinchus Abramovich (1909-1986), Samuel Tepler (1918-1998)




October 14, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Exhibition of Works by Vytautas Kasiulis (1918-1995)
TUMO gallery, Užupio str. 19, Vilnius


September 15, 2021 - October 3, 2021
Exhibition of Works by Pranas Domšaitis (1880-1965)
TUMO gallery, Užupio str. 19, Vilnius