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 forthcoming project:
Book Reading Installation
2020 (dates TBA)
97-99 Hoxton St, London
Edited by Andrew Hunt and Andro Semeiko
Including contributions by Polly Apfelbaum, Abel Auer, Fiona Banner, Kerstin Brätsch, Confraternity of Neoflagellants (Norman James Hogg and Neil Mulholland), David Raymond Conroy / Ghislaine Leung / Cally Spooner / Jesper List Thomsen, Matt Copson, Liu Ding, Gerasimos Floratos, Andy Holden, Anna K.E., Florian Meisenberg, Mike Nelson, Alicia Paz, Alexander James Pollard, Lindsay Seers, Andro Semeiko, Yuko Shiraishi, Amy Sillman, Mark Titchner, Tris Vonna-Michell, Yu-Chen Wang, and Vicky Wright.
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.
Visit PEER for the book launch on Thursday evening, or drop in on Friday and Saturday between 12:00 –18:00 for the multi-media installation for Emotionarama including pre-recorded readings developed by Andro Semeiko in collaboration with actors Dame Siân Phillips and Bill Bingham, novelist Zinovy Zinik, and musician Capitol K. The audience will be able to listen to the entire content of the book during these six–hour sessions.
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 book launch and book readings later in 2020 at BALTIC.
Andrew Hunt, Andro Semeiko
Andrew Hunt, Andro Semeiko and Yu-Lan Wang
22 colour illustrations
25 b+w illustrations
244mm x 172mm
Supported by Arts Council England
SOLO national collection acquisition
of Andro Semeiko's paintings:
Final copies of the book
Unveiling Vazha Pshavela
can be purchased here
Semeiko's recent projects:
'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 >