Wato Tsereteli is an artist, curator and the creative administrator of MAF (media art farm) in Tbilisi. After studying film in Georgia, he graduated as MA at the Department of Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (Belgium). Since he returned to Tbilisi he started to work on cultural meteorology in the Caucasus. The modest result of this activity is the biannual project APPENDIX. This international exhibition project is intended to be a small, but intense event oriented towards integrating young Caucasian contemporary art within a broader context. Currently Wato works on different mixed exhibition projects.
1991-1992 Tbilisi State Institute for Film and Theater. Department Cameraman.
1994-1998 Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp, Belgium. Department Photography. MA Diploma.
Work Experience |
2016-2017 Producer of CONVERSION – TV project in cooperation with Georgian Public Broadcasting and Open Society Georgia Foundation on establishment of 12 new cultural platforms in different regions in Georgia.
2015-2016 Head of Development at The Museum of History for Georgian Medicine.
2012-2014 Caucasian Project initiated by the Goethe Institute ‘Time Machines – Museums in the 21st Century’ – external member of project development team.
2010-till present, Initiator and Chairman of the Center of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi. 2005-2014 Founder and head of Photography Department at Tbilisi State Art Academy.
2008-2012 Member of Team at Transkaukazja Festival Warsaw.
Main Exhibitions as a Curator |
2016 ‘Spying Future’, 18 Artists from Tbilisi in National Scientific Library, Tbilisi.
‘Writing With Color’, 19 Conceptual painters at Europe House Gallery, Tbilisi.
‘Beyond Credit’, 5 Artists from Georgia at Art In General, New York,USA
2015 2nd Tbilisi Triennial SOS – Self Organized Systems.
‘The Echoes’, Solo Show of Nino Chubinishvili aka Chubika at Art In General, New York, USA
2014 Re:Museum, Contemporary Art and The Museum. National Gallery, Tbilisi..
Supermarket Art Fair Stockholm. Presentation of Georgian Contemporary Art, Sweden.
2013 Budapest Art Market. Presentation of Georgian contemporary art.
2012 1st Tbilisi Triennial Offside Effect. Triennial focused on education and research. Initiator and co-Curator.
Georgian filmmaker and artist Alexandre Rekhviashvili @ CCA Tbilisi.