Born in 1991 in Rustavi, Georgia. Gvantsa Jishkariani is currently based in Tbilisi.

 

After studying at Tbilisi State Academy of Art (BA in Architecture), she gained an Informal MA in Inclusive Mediation at Center of Contemporary Art - Tbilisi.

 

Since 2013 Gvantsa, with Eliso Kirvalidze, founded first magazine about Georgian contemporary arts and design scenes - gargar.ge 

In 2017, Gvantsa Jishkariani won “Tsinandali Award” in visual art (this is the only award for young artists, writers and scientists in Georgia).

In 2017 she, with Nata Kipiani founded Patara Gallery in an underpass shop in Tbilisi, which is a space for experimental, denied or not-yet-seen art and for game-changing young artists.

In 2018  Jishkariani with Ellen Kapanadze founded The Why Not Gallery in an underpass vitrine. This is a gallery dedicated to the video and 2D art.

CV

 

EDUCATION:

2013-2014 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

2019

Studio grant at Fotograf Gallery, Prague, Czechia

Studio grant at NARS foundation, NY, USA

2018

RESIDENCY GRANT at BINZ39, Zurich, Switzerland

2017

WINNER of Tsinandali award in Visual Art

RESIDENCY GRANT at Transcultural ArtLab, Juist, Germany

RESIDENCY GRANT at Frauenkulturburo NRW e.V., Dusseldorf, Germany

2016

RESIDENCY GRANT at Yarat, Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan

RESIDENCY GRANT at Batumi Back Yard Stories, Batumi, Georgia

REPRESENTED BY

Project ArtBeat (Tbilisi, Georgia)

A01 Fine art gallery (Napples, Italy)

Since 2019 Curator  at Magic Carpets, Creative Europe

Since 2017 Curator  at Tbilisi Photo Festival

Since 2017 Founder and curator of PATARA gallery and The Why Not Gallery

Since 2014 Founder of a portal about Georgian Art – Gargar.ge

COLLECTORS:

Alain Servais Collection     Collezione Taurisano    Zurab Tsereteli Collection

  TBC Bank Collection   Collezione Fabio Fresca    Massimo Giorgetti Collection

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2019

solo show at Project Artbeat, Tbilisi, Georgia

2018

a Tree.ხე 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:

2018

ARTISSIMA art Fair, Turin, Italy

EENY, MEENY, MINNIE MOE at Project ArtBeat, Tbilisi, Georgia

IN AND OUT OF REALITY at Expo Georgia, Tbilisi Art Fair, Tbilisi, Georgia

TBILISI ART FAIR, Expo Georgia, Tbilisi

ARMENIA ART FAIR, YEREVAN, ARMENIA

2017

OCCURRENCES at Gallery Nectar, Tbilisi, Georgia

ARTVERONA at Verona, Italy

TAVIDAN at CCA TBILISI, Tbilisi, Georgia

NACHTFOYER at kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany

SUFFOCATION VIA BUTTERFLY EFFECT at State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

2016

FUTURE MEMORY at Fest i Nova, Garikula, Georgia

PERSONAL LOVE at Gallery Nectar, Tbilisi, Georgia

2015

MONOLOGUE WITH EQUIPMENT at D.U.O, Vienna, Austria

WELCOME performance at Flare festival, Manchester, UK

EXTREME TERRITORIES, in France, Ukraine, Georgia

LET’S SEE at Center of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia

CONSUMER’S DREAM at Popiashvili-Gvaberidze Window Project

CURATED EXHIBITIONS:

2018

NIGHT OF PHOTOGRAPHY of TBILISI PHOTO FESTIVAL, Tbilisi, Georgia

PATARA GALLERY at Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main

ALL EXHIBITIONS at PATARA gallery (unless otherwise stated)

ALL EXHIBITIONS AT THE WHY NOT GALLERY, Tbilisi, Georgia

2017

NIGHT OF PHOTOGRAPHY of TBILISI PHOTO FESTIVAL, Tbilisi, Georgia

2016

ADVICE TO THE YOUNG, Laznia- Center of Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland

2015

SOUND AS A FORM, Gallery Nectar, Tbilisi Georgia

PAST, PERFECT, CONTINUOUS, 2nd Tbilisi Triennial, Tbilisi, Georgia

LYRICAL HOUSE, Fest I Nova, Garikula, Georgia