Andro Semeiko is a Georgia born and London-based artist who studied at Royal Academy of Arts and Goldsmiths College in London.
Semeiko constructs multi-layered painting installations based on his practice as a painter in conjunction with an empirical research into history and literature. He has been collaborating with writers, historians, architects, aircraft engineers, astrologers, psychologists, actors and dancers and his work is often site-specific and multi-disciplinary.
Semeiko has exhibited internationally including UK, France, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan, USA and Mexico. He has taken part in group exhibitions at Royal Academy of Arts, Camden Arts Centre and Gasworks in London, UK; Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and The Lowry in Manchester, UK; Sunderland Museum, UK; Prague Biennale 4, Czech Republic; Bohuslans Museum, Sweden; Museum of Contemporary Art, Wrocław, Poland; Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea; and Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan.
Since 2010 Semeiko had eight solo exhibitions at Gymnasium Gallery/ Berwick Museum, Berwick-upon-Tweed; Phoenix Gallery, Exeter; Acme Project Space, London; PEER, London; BALTIC 39/ BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne; TAP, Southend-on-Sea; Literature Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia; and narrative projects, London. His awards include Berwick Fellowship (2010) and Young Artist of the Year British Institution Award, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2004) in the UK, and Prince Bernard Prize (2001) in the Netherlands.
Semeiko's forthcoming project:
'Blue Horns' (solo), ERTI Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia (26 October - 25 November 2019)
'Emotionarama', publication and performances, edited and curated by Andrew Hunt, published by Slimvolume, book launch and performances will take place at PEER in London and other public venues in England and Scotland, UK (winter-spring 2020)
Semeiko's recent projects:
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)
'Art Lending Library', The Gallery, Leicester, UK (15 December 2017 - 10 March 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 >