all works courtesy of the artist and the respective galleries
Georgian artist (now based in Berlin) THEA DJORDJADZE mainly works with sculpture although she has also realized performances and been involved in music projects. In her sculptures, she often uses found objects or everyday materials such as plaster, ceramic, silicon, sponge, cardboard, textiles and soap.
DJORDJADZE’s installations can read like vestiges of ancient nomadic tribes. This is particularly the case in her small, clay, plaster or papier-mâché objects. Quickly moulded by hand or roughly cast from everyday items, the sculptures are malformed, buckled and weirdly beautiful; with their pale, ghost-like presence, they could be ancient skins shrugged off in the process of moulting. Displayed as companions to her plinths, vitrines and shelves, the objects read as relics of humanity left to fossilize near the artefacts of human ingenuity. – by QUINN LATIMER for Frieze
THEA DJORDJADZE studied at the Academy of Arts, Tbilisi, at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with professors DIETER KRIEG and ROSEMARIE TROCKEL. Her works have been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, including at Kunsthalle Basel (2009), at West London Projects (2009-10), and at Foksal, Warsaw (2010). In addition, she has participated in group exhibitions such as the BB5 – 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2008), the 9th Biennale de Lyon (2007), as well as, at Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen (2009).
And good news: this autumn, you have two chance to see the work of THEA DJORDJADZE in person: