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Andro Semeiko, a Georgian-born, London-based artist, creates paintings, installations, and artist's books based on research into history, art history, literature, and psychology. His paintings and "expanded painting" installations explore ways of communicating through language, text, calligraphy, automatic writing, doodling, drawing, performance, and dance. Semeiko's work seeks to record and create psychological spaces, with a particular focus on the socio-political aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union. He has collaborated with writers, historians, scientists, actors, dancers, and other artists, resulting in artist's books and related events and exhibitions.

Semeiko has shown his work at the Royal Academy of Arts, Camden Arts Centre, PEER, Whitechapel Gallery, Gasworks, Saatchi Gallery, Holburne Museum, CFCCA, The Lowry, BALTIC 39, Museum of Contemporary Art Wroclaw, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Seoul Museum of Art, and international art exhibitions including Expander Painting, Prague Biennial 4, Czech Republic, Glasgow International 2012 and 3rd Tbilisi Triennial, Georgia. His awards and fellowships include Kunstanjer from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds 2000, British Institution Award from the RA Summer Exhibition 2004, Berwick Fellowship from the English Heritage 2009, and Abbey Fellowship in Painting at the British School at Rome 2022-23.


Articles about Semeiko's art: by curator Ingrid Swenson read  >    by curator and art critic Andrew Hunt read  >     by curator Juri Cho read  >   by writer and art critic JJ Charlesworth read  >    by art historian Alberto Mugnaini read     Selected bibliography read  >  



open until 27 April 2024
YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azer

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Abbey Fellowship in Painting

2022-23 The British School at Rome:

BSR Autumn Open Studio 2022

'Ruins of Empires', installation for the facade of the British School at Rome

BSR Summer Open Studio 2023

(in collaboration with Hardeep Dhindsa)

The British School at Rome, Via Antonio Gramsci 61, 00197 Rome, Italy




If Only

Andro Semeiko

until 31 January 2023

Viewing by appointment: Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm

(Christmas break: 19 Dec 2021 - 6 Jan 2022)

For booking an appointment email
The Embassy of Georgia to the UK, 20 St George’s Square, Pimlico, SW1V 2HP, UK

Nature Morte:

Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life


until 11 November 2022

Rowe Gallery

College of Art + Architecture

UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, USA

The exhibition is based on curator Michael Petry’s book of the same name which brings together for the first time, the poignant, provocative re-imaginings of the traditional still life by contemporary artists including David Hockney, John Currin, Sherrie Levine, Reena Saini Kallat, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter, Ai Wei Wei and others. The book and exhibition explore the timeless themes of life, death and the irrevocable passing of time in works that invite us to pause and reconsider what it means to be human. The book is published by Thames & Hudson in hardback and paperback and will be available at the exhibition.

Very Big Chocolate Cake 2006 acrylic and

My Kid Could've Done That!


18 September - 18 December 2021

Wednesday to Saturday 12noon to 5pm

The Holburne Museum at The Edge, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK

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Swirl of Words /Swirl of Worlds


4 June - 14 August 2021

PEER, 97-99 Hoxton St, London, UK





SOLO national collection acquisition 2020

of Andro Semeiko's paintings:

Blue Horns installation view Erti Galler



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



Semeiko's recent CV:

BSR Summer Open Studio, The British School at Rome (June 2023)

'Ruins of Empires' (solo) installation for the Facade of the British School at Rome (December 2022)

'If Only', The Embassy of Georgia to the UK, London (until 20 January 2023)

'Nature Morte', Rowe Gallery, Charlotte, USA (until 11 November 2022)

'Emotionarama', installation and listening room installation, CUBE, Moscow, Russia (until 19 February 2022) 

'My Kinds Could've Done That', The Holburne Museum at the Edge, Bath, UK (until 18 December 2021)

'Emotionarama', book launch and listening room installation, PEER, London, UK (until 28 August 2021) 

'Swirl of Words/ Swirl of Worlds', PEER, London, UK (4 June - 14 August 2021)

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

'METAPOLKA', (solo), Simulacra Gallery, London, UK (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 SUMUK 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)


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