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.

 

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  >  

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Very Big Chocolate Cake 2006 acrylic and

Nature Morte:

Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life

 

21 September - 11 November 2022

Rowe Gallery

College of Art + Architecture

UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, USA

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Abbey Fellowship

The British School at Rome

October - December 2022

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

Emotionarama

Andro Semeiko

29 January - 19 February 2021

Window Project Gallery at CUBE.Moscow

Tverskaya st. 3, -2nd floor 
The building of The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, Russia

In collaboration with curator Andrew Hunt and artists 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

Window Project Gallery presents a solo exhibition and a presentation of two books by Andro Semeiko, an artist from Georgia who currently lives and works in London. The project aims to explore the nature of the creative act. Emotionarama is the title of both the book and the installation created by Semeiko. Having been published in London in a limited edition and edited by Semeiko and curator Andrew Hunt, the book consists of contributions by leading international contemporary artists. The idea embedded in this piece aims to reveal how the artists’ thoughts and imagination work during the conception of an artwork. Another book presented within this exhibition, titled Unveiling Vazha Pshavela, explores the emotional depth of the poetry of this distinguished author. Semeiko created this publication in collaboration with Georgian writer and literary journalist Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili, fashion designer Manana Antelidze, artist Leonid Semeiko and British writer and translator Donald Rayfield. 

 

The exhibition also includes Semeiko’s paintings reflecting the poetry of Vazha Pshavela and the Symbolist group "Blue Horns", as well as their lives and socio-political circumstances associated with their writing. The paintings and their sketches feature in both books presented at the exhibition. In these paintings Semeiko blurs the boundaries between handwriting and doodling, drawing and painting, abstract and realistic representation. 

Text by curator Victoria Misiano

 

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

Exclusive Discount:

20% off £16.00: £12.80

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If Only

Andro Semeiko

14 December 2021 – 16 September 2022

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

(Christmas break: 20 Dec 2021 - 7 Jan 2022)

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

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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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Emotionarama

 

New artist's book Emotionarama by Andro Semeiko co-edited with curator Andrew Hunt was launched at PEER, on Friday 20 August 2021, with reading of extracts by the actors Siân Phillips and Bill Bingham. Further book launch and book readings will take place at BALTIC, Shore Rd, Gateshead, UK and other venues  (dates TBA)

 

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

PEER, 97-99 Hoxton St, London, UK

 

METAPOLKA

Andro Semeiko

 

Simulacra Gallery

3 November 2020 – 28 February 2021

view virtual tour here   

 

Vazha

Andro Semeiko

9 April – 9 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

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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:

'If Only', The Embassy of Georgia to the UK, London (14 December 2021 - 10 June 2022)

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

'Emotionarama', book launch and listening room installation, PEER, London, UK (20 June - 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 - ongoing 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)