Pakui Hardware at L’Ascensore / Palermo

Pakui Hardware / Outward

15 June  –  15 July 2018 

Vicolo Niscemi, 8
90133 Palermo


A word you can’t quite say
without itching, flinching; it’s not easy
to ignore its squirming appetite, stay
your primal juddering. And yes, at
night, each microbe gurns in the salty sea
of gut and gullet, born again, boldly eats
as you ate it, brews its own queasy tea
of proto-raunch which it will quickly sate,
birthing wanderlusting vigors, as yet
unknown to microscience. They sashay, set
out for the toes or gape through your eyes at
your drooping lids, your fat bunch of keys, at
this internal motel’s boss, bellhop, lackey, sat
in the throne of his slumber, a mercy seat.


Source: Poetry. Vol. 198, No. 1 (April 2011), p. 13

Photo credit: Filippo M. Nicoletti – Courtesy of the artists and EXILE, Berlin

Pakui Hardware (Neringa Cerniauskaite and Ugnius Gelguda) are based in Berlin and Vilnius.
They work as a collaborative artist duo since 2014. The artists are represented by EXILE, Berlin.

Their latest solo shows include Outward, L’Ascensore, Palermo, The Return of Sweetness,
Tenderpixel gallery, London (2018); Creatures of Habit, Trafó Gallery, Budapest; SIC, Helsinki,
and Artissima, Turin, IT; On Demand, EXILE, Berlin (all 2017); Vanilla Eyes, MUMOK,
Vienna; Transactions, Podium, Oslo (both 2016); Lost Heritage, Kim?, Contemporary Art Centre,
Riga (2015); The Metaphysics of the Runner, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius and 321
Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (2014). Among many others the artists participated in group shows
at the 13th Baltic Triennial at Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Kunsthalle Basel, CH; Solar
Bodies at Musee d’Orsay, Paris; Orient at BOZAR, Brussels; Muzeum Sztuki (Museum of Art)
Lodz, Poland, Kunstverein Brauschweig and Kunstverein Freiburg, DE; Galerie Kamel Mennour,
Paris; 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, Sao Paulo, BR; National Gallery of Art,
Vilnius; Assembly Point, London; Zacheta National Gallery Showroom, Warsaw. Upcoming
projects include solo exhibitions at EXILE, Vienna; at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
(MdbK), DE and at Bielefelder Kunstverein, DE, as well as group shows: L’esprit souterrain at

Domaine Pommery, FR; Low Form at MAXXI, Rome.