Gvantsa Jishkariani  graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Tbilisi State Academy of the Fine Arts, then completed an informal master's program at the Centre of Contemporary Art-Tbilisi. Multimedia artist works in a range of media including painting, photography and sculpture. Dedicated to experimentation, the artist likes to explore traditional craft – investigate her own associations, research into the tradition and then employ the knowledge to create her art. Her works often deal with her personal emotions and experiences as well as reflect socio-political conditions of present-day Georgia. The artist often employs humour to address these deeply personal and highly relevant subjects.

 

Gvantsa is the co-founder of the contemporary art galleries in Tbilisi, Patara Gallery and The Why Not Gallery. In 2021 Gvantsa received Prince Claus Foundation Seed Awards. In 2020 she was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 list, Between 2017 and 2019, Gvantsa was the curator of the Tbilisi Photo Festival Night of Photography. In 2019 she won the NARS Foundation Studio Grant, New York and in 2017 the artist received the Tsinandali Award in Visual Arts. Gvantsa was the founder of the first Georgian online magazine Gargar magazine on art and fashion (2013-18). Gvantsa is widely exhibited in Georgia and abroad, including New York, Brussels, Vienna, Prague, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Naples and Baku.

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EDUCATION:

2014-2015 Informal M.A. in Creative Mediation, Center of Contemporary Art Tbilisi (CCA-T) 2009-2013 B.A. of Architecture and Design, Tbilisi State Academy of Arts

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES/GRANTS :

2022

LOTTOZERO residency, Prato, Italy

RIA KEBURIA FOUNDATION residency, Kachreti, Georgia

 

2021
PRINCE CLAUS SEED AWARDS for emerging artists and cultural practitioners - recipient

2020
EXHIBITION GRANT from Ministry of Culture Georgia Forbes 30 under 30 (culture)

2019
RESIDENCY GRANT at NARS foundation, NY, USA
Curatorial RESIDENCY GRANT at Fotograf gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2018
RESIDENCY GRANT at BINZ39, Zurich, Switzerland

2017
Tsinandali award in Visual Art - recipient
RESIDENCY GRANT at Frauenkulturburo NRW EV., Dusseldorf, Germany

2016
RESIDENCY GRANT at Yarat, Contemporary Art Center, Baku, Azerbaijan RESIDENCY GRANT at Batumi Back Yard Stories, Batumi, Georgia

Since 2017 Founder and curator of PATARA gallery
Since 2017 Founder and curator of The Why Not Gallery
Since 2014 Founder of a portal about Georgian Art – Gargar.ge
Since 2017 Curator of the Night of Photography at Tbilisi Photo Festival

COLLECTIONS (selected):

Alain Servais Collection

TBC Bank Collection

Collezione Taurisano

MSGM Collection
Vasili Tsereteli Collection

Maria Larsson Collection

Zurab Tsereteli collection

Agovino collection

Silk Museum of Georgia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2022
I DREAM OF FIRE - The Why Not gallery 

 

2020

TOGETHER FOREVER Solo Show, The Why Not gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia

VICTORINA at In-between Conditions, Tbilisi, Georgia
PERMANENT ADOLESCENCE at Balloon Rouge Club, Brussels, Belgium

2019
ALLOTTED FEAST AT THE END OF THE WORLD at HOTEL STAMBA, Tbilisi, Georgia

WHO WILL RECORD HISTORY? at Project Artbeat, Tbilisi, Georgia

2018
A TREE. at A01 gallery, Naples, Italy
REPTILIANS WITH WINGS at Template Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
GOODS ARE LEFT ON THE SHELVES-Performance at Nectar Gallery Performance Days, Tbilisi, Georgia

2017
SAVANNA SAVAGE at the Moving Gallery by Project ArtBeat, Batumi, Georgia
AVOIDING THE THOUGHT OF WHITE BEARS at Weltkunstzimmer, Dusseldorf, Germany

2016
WITCHCRAFT AND CURIOSITY at A01 gallery, Naples, Italy

COUNTERFEIT GOODS at Yarat, Baku, Azerbaijan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2022
I AM NOBODY! WHO ARE YOU? at RHIZOME, Kortrijk, Belgium

SOFT OPENING at HALLE13, Vienna, Austria
SORRY, NO FLOWERS HERE, at The Why Not Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia

2021
TWO SHAPES OF LEAF ON TREE at KAIR, Kosice, Slovakia
ALL YOUR FAVOURITE WITCHES & BITCHES at CAS Batumi, Georgia

2020
GROUP SHOW at Tbilisi online biennial.

2019
GROUP SHOW at project artbeat, Tbilisi, Georgia

UTILITIES, gallery Warehouse, Tbilisi, Georgia

2018
EENY, MEENY, MINNIE MOE at Project ArtBeat, Tbilisi, Georgia
IN AND OUT OF REALITY at Expo Georgia, Tbilisi Art Fair, Tbilisi, Georgia

2017
OCCURRENCES at Gallery Nectar, Tbilisi, Georgia
TAVIDAN at CCA TBILISI, Tbilisi, Georgia
NACHTFOYER at kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
SUFFOCATION VIA BUTTERFLY EFFECT at State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia