Ana Gabelaia (GE)

Residency: June 2019

Ana Gabelaia (*1991) is a Georgian curator who in 2015 received masters degree at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts at the Department of the Contemporary Art Theory. Ana is going to spend 1 month on a residency stay within the project KAIR Košice Artist in Residence doing research for an upcoming group exhibition.

In 2014 she was a founding member of Curators Lab. In the frames of the large-scale research project – Video Art Lab. she co-organised research, exhibition, and publication project aimed at promoting the phenomenon of the moving image. In 2014 she participated in AIR programme at BINZ39 Foundation in Zurich and curated the exhibition Echolot with Irene Grillo in the premises of the foundation. After coming back to Georgia, she curated 2015’s edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Art in Honor of The Zdanevich Brothers.

From 2016 onwards she works as a curator at Propaganda.network. Her portfolio comprises solo and group exhibitions developed in cooperation with freelance professional artists and institutions. In this reference, she curated autonomous pavilions in collaboration with Tbilisi Architectural Biennial in 2018 and ‘Oxygen _ Tbilisi No Fair’.

Reflecting local political and social problems is one of the main goals contemporary art should pursue – she thinks. Therefore, she often works on the projects triggering these issues and delving into national and international contexts.

Currently, she is developing the second edition of ‘Oxygen _ Tbilisi No Fair’, followed by other small/medium-scale projects.

The residency is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.