Dainius Dirgėla Creative CV Dainius Dirgėla was born in 1969 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
In 1993 graduated Vilnius University, Lithuanian language and literature
and classical philology. Lives in Vilnius, since 1998 works in advertising agencies as Copywriter and Creative Director. Poet:
Member of Writers Union of Lithuania since 2014;
Member of Lithuanian poets group SVETIMI (ALIENS),
Co-author of poetry anthologies SVETIMI (ALIENS) (1994)
and SVETIMI PO 20 (ALIENS AFTER 20) (2014).
Published books of poetry DANGEROUS GAMES (1995),
OBSERVER NOTES (e-book, 2013), OBSERVER NOTES / RE:PLICAS (2016).
Haiku Poet, member of World Haiku Association, creator of Haiga, Haiga WHA Master Artist.
Haiku and haigas published in World Haiku Anthologies.
Winner of several haiku contests, selected to the European Top 100 most creative haiku Authors in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015. Writes in Lithuanian Language. Haiku translates into English Language. Photographer:
Member of Lithuanian Nature Photographers Club GREEN UMBRELLA (http://www.fotosketis.lt/).
Participated in Photography Exhibitions of GREEN UMBRELLA. Personal Exhibitions of Photography:
Dusetos Art Gallery, Lithuania, 2015
Zarasai Museum, Lithuania, 2016
State Cognition Center, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2016
National Drama Theatre of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2016
UNESCO Gallery Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017
National Drama Theatre of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017 Most important participating in Group Exhibition:
LITHUANIAN ART – DESTINATION LONDON
Diplomas in Lithuanian Nature Photography contests GINTARINIS ŽALTYS 2013, 2014, in contest HORSE IN PHOTOGRAPY 2015, 2017. Diplomas for Photos in MIFA 2014, 2015 (Moscow International Photo Awards, Russia), Plovdiv International Photo salon 2014, 2015, 2016 (Bulgaria), FIAP Honorable Mention in Greek Photographic Circuit 2015 (Greece), Diplomas in Life Press Foto 2015, 2016 (Ukraina), RPS Silver Medail in 8th International Photographic Salon Varna 2015 (Bulgaria), PSA Honorable Mention in Gradac 2015 (Serbia), PSA Ribbon Belgrad Photo 2015 (Serbia), UPI Ribbon Illusion 2015 (Macedonia), The Action Photographer Category Winner in The 2015 EyeEM AWARDS (USA), IAAP Ribbon Photo Motion 2015 (Macedonia), FIAP Honorable Mention Pannonia Reflections 2015 (Slovenia), PCA Circuit 2016 Salon Bronze Medail (Serbia), RPS Gold Medail BALKAN DREAMS 2016 (Serbia), Silver Medail PERASTO 2016 (Montenegro), 1st Place Medail in Fine Art and Open Category in 5th EROS AWARDS (2017).
Highest TZIPAC Award: 1st Place Number of Major TZIPAC Awards: 11