Sandra (b. 1987, Lithuania) is an artist and researcher working across the disciplines of sound performance, sound and mixed media installation, and theory-led projects in auditory culture. With her work, Sandra explores the concepts of silence/silencing, gendered soundscapes as well as the production of political and embodied sonic space. Her practice is embedded in feminist writing and practice, including works of Pauline Oliveros, Ursula Le Guin and Sara Ahmed. Sandra has exhibited and performed in the UK, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Germany and the United States. In 2018, she was awarded a PhD (funded by AHRC) at Goldsmiths College, Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Department (UK) for her practice-based project - ‘Expanded Aurality: Doing Sonic Feminism in the White Cube’.

Sandra is a Lecturer in Sound and Music Theory at University of Lincoln, where she researches and teaches media history and practice, soundscapes, practices of listening, audiovisual arts practice, sound and audiovisual cultures. Sandra also makes ambient music and is a part of a female and non-binary DJ collectives SISU and GUYZ.

Sandra Kazlauskaite resides and works in London, UK.


insta: @sandy____k
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Academic qualifications

PhD in Media and Communications (AHRC CHASE funded), Goldsmiths, UK, 2014-2018
MA in Film and Screen Studies (Distinction), Goldsmiths, UK, 2011-2013
BA in Sound and Media (1st Class Honours), London Metropolitan University, UK, 2005-2009
Diploma in Music (Distinction), 1st Music School, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2000-2004

Selected Exhibitions

Buitis, Pt. 1, Lithuanian National Radio and Television, 2023
Traces and Echoes, Grantham Soundwalk, Historic England & Sound UK, 2021
With Silences, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2020
Field Kitchen, Wusten Buchholz, Perleberg, Germany, 2019
13.1.91, THERE AND NOT THERE, Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania, 2017
Oasis, Call & Response, UK, 2016
Modes of Life, BUITIS, Kaunas City Centre, Lithuania, 2016
What Happens when Something Happens, THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR, 2016
13.1.91, SOUND THOUGHT, CCA, UK, 2016
13.1.91, Surrey Gallery, UK, 2015
Airport, SOUND|PLACE, St. James Hatcham Gallery, UK, 2015
Moorland, Fjuk Art Centre, Iceland, 2015
Maps of Emotions, Kaunas Zilinskas Gallery, Lithuania 2015
Lit, KAMMERMACHEN, Weltecho, Germany, 2015
Сигнaл, EQUALIZER,The Wrong New Digital Art Biennial, 2015

Selected Sound Performances

Sodas Open Studios, SODAS2123, Lithuania, 2022
Field Kitchen, Wusten Buchholz, Perleberg, Germany, 2019
Art Villa Garikula, Georgia, 2018
Paf, Saint-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt, France, 2017
Apologies in Advance, IKLECTIK, UK, 2017
EAVI, Amersham Arms, UK, 2016
Fjuk Art Centre, Iceland, 2015
Processing, Inverness St Gallery, UK, 2015
Control, Cafe Oto, UK, 2015
MKII Gallery, UK, 2015
Sounding the Great Hall, Goldsmiths, UK, 2015
Soundcheck, Parker Gallery, UK, 2015
MKII Gallery, UK, 2014
Soundings No.1, Power Lunches, UK 2014
/w NSC, MKII Gallery, UK, 2014
Gleam, University of Glasgow, UK, 2014
Ultima, Norway, 2014

Curatorial Projects

Sounding Borders, Extra Sonic Practice, UK, 2022-2023
Tuning, Extra Sonic Practice, UK, 2019
Critical Excursions, Space, Place & Time, UK, 2016-2018
November Film Festival, Close Up, UK, 2016 - 2018
Tracing Displacement, Art Villa Garikula, Georgia, 2018
Navigating Through Borders, Pa-F, France, 2017
Interdisciplinary Expeditions, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania, 2016
Speeding & Breaking: Navigating Acceleration, UK, 2016
SOUND|PLACE, St. James Hatcham Gallery, UK, 2015
Cotemporal Encounters, NETWORKED, Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania, 2015
Soundings, MKII & Power Lunches, UK, 2014
UNMUTE, UK, 20112-2014

Public Lectures and Presentations

Sonic Feminism: Theory and Practice, Vilnius Academy of Art, 2020
Doing Sonic Feminism in Sounding Art, The University of Lincoln, 2019
Museum as a Living Organism, Besides the Screen, Kings College, UK and University of Porto, Portugal, 2018
Breaking the Silence: Women in Sound, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, 2018
The Sound of Visual Art, CCA, UK, 2017
Labour, Capture, Experience, Bodifications Conference, Italy, 2016
Sound/Image, SOUND/IMAGE Conference, Greenwich University, UK, 2015
Audiovisuality in Experimental Film Practice, Music and Sound Design in Film/New Media Conference, LAMT, Lithuania, 2015
The Embodiment of Sound in Contemporary Art Gallery Spaces, University of Westminster, UK, 2015
Expanded Aurality in Contemporary Audiovisual Art Spaces: A Case Study of Oskar Fischinger’s ‘Raumlichtkunst’, GLEAM, UK, 2014

Academic Publications

Doing Sonic Feminism in the White Cube: Histories and Practices (Book, In Progress)
Post-Soviet Gendered Soundscapes: Lithuania, The Lithuanian Cultural Institute (2022)
Silence, Sound Affects: A User’s Guide, Bloomsbury Press (2022)
Doing Sonic Feminism, Atlas of Imagination, Vilnius Art Academy Press (2019)
Women Sonic Thinkers - The Histories of Seeing, Touching and Embodying Sound, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art, Bloomsbury Press (2019)
Soundscapes of The Post Soviet World, in Leonardo Music Journal, vol. 25 (Politics of Sonic Art), pp. 98-99.

Selected Artist and Research Residencies

SODAS2123, Lithuania, 2022
Q-O2, Belgium, 2021
SIM, Iceland, 2020
Field Kitchen, Germany, 2019
Art Villa Garikula, Georgia, 2018
The Living Art Museum, Iceland, 2017
NMI Brussels, Belgium, 2017
Pa-f, France, 2016
Call & Response, UK, 2016
Fjuk Art Centre, Iceland, 2015
NMI @ NAC, Lithuania, 2015

Music and DJ Collectives

Sisu, 2020 - Ongoing
GUYZ, 2019 - Ongoing
Field Kitchen, 2019
New Sound Collective, 2014 - 2016

Interviews and Press

A Review of Oasis exhibition, Artnews, Oct 2016
Listening bodies, Sounding Spaces, An interview with Artnews, 2018, Lithuanian Version / English Version


Lecturer in Sound and Music Theory, University of Lincoln, UK, 2018 - Ongoing
Visiting Lecturer, Sound Agendas, Goldsmiths College, London, UK, 2018
Associate Lecturer, Media Arts, Goldsmiths College, London, UK, 2015 - 2018 
Associate Lecturer, Film and Audiovisual Theory, Goldsmiths College, London, UK, 2015-2018
Associate Lecturer, Contextual Studies, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, 2016 - 2017 
Visiting Lecturer, Sounding Arts, London Metropolitan University, London, UK, 2016
Piano Tutor, 2006-2015