Andro Semeiko constructs multi-layered painting installations and produces artist's books based on his practice as a painter in conjunction with research into art history, literature and psychology. He has been collaborating with writers, historians, scientists, actors, dancers and other artists. Semeiko has shown his work at the Royal Academy of Arts, Camden Arts Centre, PEER, Gasworks, CFCCA, The Lowry, BALTIC 39, Museum of Contemporary Art Wroclaw, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and Seoul Museum of Art.

Semeiko's current and forthcoming projects:

Swirl of Words /Swirl of Worlds

 

4 June - 14 August 2021

PEER, 97-99 Hoxton St, London, UK

METAPOLKA

Andro Semeiko

 

Simulacra Gallery

view virtual tour here   

My Kid Could've Done That

 

September - October 2021 (dates TBA)

The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, UK

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Emotionarama
 

PEER, 97-99 Hoxton St, London, UK

Opening / Book Launch

Friday 20 August 2021, 6:00 – 8:00

Please join us for an evening of signing the book with the editors Andrew Hunt and Andro Semeiko, and the collaborating artists, and a reading of extracts by the actors Siân Phillips and Bill Bingham.

21 - 28 August 2021

Wed - Sat, 12:00 – 6:00

PEER presents Emotionarama an installation and listening room developed by Andro Semeiko in collaboration with actors Siân Phillips and Bill Bingham, author Zinovy Zinik and musician Capitol K. Visitors will be able to listen to pre-recorded readings of the book throughout the day whilst inhabiting an installation conducive to evoking emotions.

 


Emotionarama presents a range of artists’ ideas that are described in an overtly emotional or demonstrative manner through short pieces of creative writing. Participants were invited to produce a text that defined their imaginative and mental processes whilst creating an artwork. For example, some have chosen to record a method of thinking behind the production of an existing piece, while others discuss a concept for an unmade artwork in a reflective manner, and/or its materiality, texture, colour, shape, size, and content.

 

The book including contributions by Polly ApfelbaumAbel AuerFiona BannerKerstin BrätschConfraternity of Neoflagellants (Norman James Hogg and Neil Mulholland), David Raymond Conroy / Ghislaine Leung / Cally Spooner / Jesper List ThomsenMatt CopsonLiu DingGerasimos FloratosAndy HoldenAnna K.E.Florian MeisenbergMike NelsonAlicia PazAlexander James PollardLindsay SeersAndro SemeikoYuko ShiraishiAmy SillmanMark TitchnerTris Vonna-MichellYu-Chen Wang, and Vicky Wright.

Project Emotionarama stems from Semeiko’s PEER Residency in 2013, where he started to explore the relationship between emotions and artist’s practice, and which led him to an exhibition “An Artist’s Workshop for Unveiling Emotions” in collaboration with Sally O'Reilly at BALTIC 39.

 

Emotionarama will also hold a further book launch and book readings at

BALTIC, Shore Rd, Gateshead, UK (dates TBA)

Emotionarama

Published by

Slimvolume, 2020

Distributed by

Cornerhouse Publications

Edited by 

Andrew Hunt, Andro Semeiko

Designed by

Andrew Hunt, Andro Semeiko and Yu-Lan Wang

Hardback

178 pages, 22 colour illustrations, 

25 b+w illustrations, 244mm x 172mm

 

ISBN: 978-1-910516-09-6

Summer Discount:

20% off £16.00: £12.80

UK: £12.80 + postage £3.00 = £15.80

Europe: £12.80 + postage £5.00 = £17.80

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Rest of the World: £12.80 + postage £8.00 = £20.80

 

Recent projects:

Vazha

Andro Semeiko

9 April - 8 August 2021

Window Project, Rustaveli Avenue 37, Tbilisi, Georgia

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Low Lows to High Highs

 

25 August – 20 September 2020

group exhibition at Window Project, Tbilisi, Georgia/ curated by Domenico de Chirico


SOLO national collection acquisition 2020

of Andro Semeiko's paintings:

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Blue Horns installation view Erti Galler

 

 

Final copies of the book
Unveiling Vazha Pshavela 
can be purchased here >

 

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Semeiko's recent projects:

'Vazha', (solo)Window Project, Tbilisi, Georgia (9 April - 9 May 2021) 

'METAPOLKA', (solo)Simulacra Gallery, London (3 November - 23 December 2020)

'Low Lows to High Highs', Window Project, Tbilisi, Georgia (25 August - 20 September 2020)

'Blue Horns' (solo), ERTI Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia (25 October - 25 November 2019)

Georgian National Book Center presents 'Unveiling Vazha Pshavela', London Book Fair 2019, UK (10-14 March 2019)

'Sergei Parajanov: Reminiscence', film installation, Close-Up Cinema, London (8-10 March 2019)

'Unveiling Vazha Pshavela', artist's book launch and exhibition, Asia House, London, UK (1 March 2019)

'Polka Dots and Curls' (solo), narrative projects, London, UK (22 November 2018 - 26 January 2019)

'The Will/ ნება', 3rd Tbilisi Triennial, Center for Contemporary Art - Tbilisi, Georgia (1 October - 1 November 2018)

Jeonnam International SAMUK Biennale, Nojeonbong Art Park & Museum, South Korea (30 August - 31 October 2018)

'Nature Morte', Guildhall Art Gallery, London, UK (7 September 2017 - 2 April 2018)

Articles about Semeiko's work:

‘Polka Dots and Curls’ by curator Andrew Hunt read  >  

'Andro Semeiko’s Nine Seoulic Moulds' by curator Juri Cho read  >  

'Andro Semeiko: The Fabulator' by writer and art critic  JJ Charlesworth read  >  

'Within and Without of Itself - The Journey of Andro Semeiko’s Painting' by art historian Alberto Mugnaini read   

 

Selected recent bibliography read  >