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Andro Semeiko is a Georgian born and London-based artist who 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, Seoul Museum of Art, and international art exhibitions including Expander Painting, Prague Biennial 4, Czech Republic 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  >  

NEWS:

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.

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If Only ABOUT

 



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 anozadze@mfa.gov.ge
The Embassy of Georgia to the UK, 20 St George’s Square, Pimlico, SW1V 2HP

RECENT:

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

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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 >

 

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Semeiko's recent CV:

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

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

'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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