Born in Rustavi, Georgia 1990, Ana Chaduneli graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts 2009-2013 (BA), Center of Contemporary Art - Tbilisi (2012-2013), KASK-Royal Academy of Arts and Conservatoire Gent, Belgium 2018-2019 (MA).
Her artistic practice includes multidisciplinary media such as installation, painting, sculpture and video. Within her artistic practice, she researches imaginary worlds – dystopian landscapes formed by mystery (enchanted worlds) and fantasy. She uses traditional techniques and materials such as tempera, clay, and materials collected in nature. Chaduneli’s work explores forms and shapes from pagan to medieval cultures, including everyday objects and organisms. These objects transcend into each other, boundaries dissolve between them and encounter something sacral and symbolic.
Her works, especially paintings and drawings play with traditional orthodox mural structure, the Icon as its sublime center, overpowering any landscape and space trace. The work focuses on these spaces; recreating these missing landscapes, and nature which the Icon is overshadowing.
Chaduneli’s works have been exhibited both in Georgia and abroad including: Museum of Angewande Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, Kiyv Biennial, Museum Goch, Germany; Parallel program of the Istanbul Biennial. She has taken residencies at Stiftung Binz39, Nordic Artist Center Dalsasen, Propaganda Residencies. Ana was awarded with the Tsinandali Prize for Visual Arts in