3/1/09

Sophia Cherkezishvili


"One letter" Installation/1997
"Stone" Object/cushion/1998
"Iron words" 1998

Sophia's works are like overloaded personal diaries where we could surmise from poetic images a present feministic voice. The poetic transformation converts one medium into another and produces aesthetic forms, messages and a never-ending inspiration.
In 1990 Sophia graduated from J.Nikoladze Art College and in 1994 from the Tbilisi State Academy of Art. For four years (1994-1998) she studied painting and drawing at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, then she returned to Georgia and started working actively in the art field in Tbilisi– from teaching at Nikoladze to various exhibitions and projects such as: Open Society Institute, Budapest – “Digital Story”; Gender and Politics in the South Caucasus -“One minute is quite enough to see all life”; Project supported by Mama Cash for Women (The Netherlands) – “Feminine Fantasies”; “Human rights are the part of Georgian Culture” Project supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the IRIS Centre at the University of Maryland; “Why does the grass grow on my head”, The History Museum Tbilisi Georgia and more.

"Nine hours of her life" Installation/1999
"Walking without talking" Wax/1999

Since 2000 Sophia is one of the members of the International Federation of Artists.
I would like to thank Alexandra Matsatso Gabunia (art critic, curator and one of the founders of the Contemporary Art Club) for making this post happen.

2 comments:

Hans said...

Beautiful works !

Gender Harmony said...

great art!!!!