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Thea Djordjadze

° 1971, Tbilisi (GE) – lives and works in Berlin (DE) 

Thea Djordjadze’s work starts with everyday, kneadable materials like plaster, ceramics, sponge, cardboard, clay, textile or papier-mâché which the artist shapes into modest though firmly present sculptures. These are positioned in space, surrounded by simple architectural wooden or metal structures that recall classical modernist aesthetics and whose stark linearity contrasts sharply with the sculptures’ organic and amorphous, ‘unfinished’ surfaces. Further juxtaposed with cryptic drawings and cultural artefacts like nomad rugs, all these elements combine to make a very specific amalgam of materials, shapes, objects and cultures that erodes its parts’ historical ideologies to shape a new, metaphysical result.

(courtesy of Kiosk, Ghent)

Thea Djordjadze recently had solo exhibitions in a.o. Kunsthalle, Basel; Pinakothek der Moderne; München; Moma PS1, New York; Secession Wien, Vienna; Kiosk, Ghent; South London Gallery, London; Aspen Art Museum; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; and Konsthall Malmö.

Group exhibitions include Whitechapel Gallery, London; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Sculpture Center, New York. Djordjadze also participated in Biennales of Venice, Berlin and Lyon, and was part of Documenta 13, Kassel.

Thea Djordjadze is represented by the following galleries;
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Sprüth Magers, Berlin / London / Los Angeles 

Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna 

kaufmann repetto, Milan / New York 

works by Thea Djordjadze