August 30–November 28, 2008
The installations, objects and drawings of Thea Djordjadze echo the atmosphere of various art-historical and cultural-historical contexts. After completing her art studies in Tbilisi and Amsterdam, and during her time at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (studying under Dieter Krieg, then Rosemarie Trockel), the artist started work on a series of performances, which define a new framework for communicative exchange and experiences. Between 1999 and 2003 Thea Djordjadze exhibited extensively both regionally and internationally with the artist collective hobbypopMUSEUM, founded by students of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Since 2002 she has had solo exhibitions in Potsdam (Brandenburgischer Kunstverein), Berlin (Mickey Schubert), London (Studio Voltaire, Sprüth Mager with Rosemarie Trockel) and Nuremberg (Kunstverein). Her works have also been shown in numerous group exhibitions such as the recent Karma International (Zurich), at the Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne), Museum Kurhaus Kleve, and at both the Lyon Biennial 2007 and the Berlin Biennial 2008.