Biography

Irina Gabiani: Curriculum vitae

Born 1971, Tbilisi (Georgia), lives and works in Luxembourg

Education:

Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Art, Amsterdam 1994-1997

Academy of Art of Tbilisi 1990-1994

School of Art of Tbilisi 1986-1990

Selected Solo exhibitions / performances

2017

Sinestesia Universale,  Irina Gabiani – videos and Ruggero Laganà – music, Conservatorio di Milano, Milan,  Italy (upcoming)

Le 3 du Trois, Gabiani, Unrolling the human body, Luxembourg

2016

Irina Gabiani, Unrolling the Universe, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

Take off your veil and Slave of your own system – live performances, within Time is Love.9, Plateau Gallery, Berlin, Germany  

2015

Irina Gabiani – Recent videos, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

Irina Gabiani: Micro e Macro cosmi, Galleria Giampiero Biasutti, Torino, Italy

Take off your veil and Slave of your own system – live performances, within Time is Love.8, Galerie Sobering, Paris, France

Le 3 du Trois, Irina Gabiani: New videos and works, Centre de Création Choregraphique Luxembourgeois, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2014

Le 3 du Trois, Irina Gabiani: Sélection d’oeuvres – Dessin et Video, Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2012

Irina Gabiani: Unknown world, Videos and works, Georgian National Museum – Amiranashvili Museum of Art, Tbilisi, Georgia

Irina Gabiani: Videos and works, Design City Luxembourg 2012 – Luxembourg Design Biennale, Lago, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2011

54a Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia, Lussemburgo, Irina Gabiani e Sonia Sion, curated by the Italian Institute of Culture, Cour de Justice Européenne, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

54a Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia, Lussemburgo, Irina Gabiani e Sonia Sion, curated by the Italian Institute of CultureUniversité du Luxembourg, Luxembourg

CologneOFF 2011 – Beirut, Solo Artist Irina Gabiani, Shams – The Sunflower Theater, Beirut, Lebanon

CologneOFF 2011 – Riga, Solo Artist Irina Gabiani, Waterpieces International Contemporary Art Festival, Noass Arts Centre, Riga, Latvia

2010

Irina Gabiani: Reflections, Video Performances & Video Art, The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

2009

Unknown reality, Fest i nova, International Festival of Contemporary Art, Art Villa Garikula, Akhalkalaki, Georgia

2007

Video Dia Loghi 2007, Videoinstallazioni: I. Gabiani / G. Cugno, Unione Culturale Franco Antonicelli, Torino, Italy

Looking at the world vice versa, Rustaveli Georgian National Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia

Samaia or Triamazikamno, live performance, Rustaveli Georgian National Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia

Samaia or Triamazikamno, live performance, Georgian State Pantomime Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia

2006

When I look at myself, Art Gallery at the Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia

The Slaves of the system, live performance, Art Gallery at the Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia

The Slaves of the system, live performance, Georgian State Pantomime Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia

Selected Group exhibitions

2017

TIME is Love.10 [Show 7], International video art program, Gallery (Experiencia) HIEDRA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sinestesia Universale,  Irina Gabiani – videos and Ruggero Laganà – music, Dalla M alla XXL, musiche per tutte le taglie, dal flauto in do al flauto contrabbasso, Conservatorio di Milano, Milano, Italia

TIME is Love.10 [Show 5], SOFIA UNDERGROUND, Performance Art Festival,
Sofia, Bulgaria

Festival International d’Art Vidéo de Casablanca (FIAV), Morocco

TIME is Love.10 [Show 4] FIVAC – International Video Art Festival of Camaguey, Cuba

TIME is Love.10 [Show 3] Plymouth University, Plymouth, U.K.

A Giancarlo Salzano, pensatore sorprendente e geniale, Galleria Del Ponte, Torino, Italy

Le festival international d’Art Vidéo, Casablanca, Morocco  (FIAV)

TIME is Love.10 [Show 2] Artspace, Tel-Aviv, Israel

TIME is Love.10 [Show 1], ZKM | Center for Art and Media,
Karlsruhe, Germany

HearteartH, International Videoart Project from Berlin, VisualContainerTV, Milan, Italy

2016

TIME is Love.9 [Show 7] International video art program, TEA Museum – TENERIFE ESPACIO DE LAS ARTES, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Irina Gabiani’s video at TIME is Love.9 [Show 6] DIGITAL MARRAKECH 5,  International Media Art & amp, Digital Cinema Festival Morocco, 2016

Frames on Canvas, Galeria H2O, Barcelona, Spain

Georgian Video Art Screening, The Jane Hotel, NY, U.S.A.

HearteartH, [.BOX], the videoart project space of VisualContainer  Milan, Italy

Time is Love.9, Spectrum Festival, Villach, Austria

HearteartH, Group Global 3000, Berlin, Germany

 HearteartH, BERLINER LISTE 2016 | Kraftwerk Berlin, Germany

HearteartH, Medienwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin

Time is Love.9, Mur NomadeHong Kong

Time is Love.9, Galerie de la Voûte, Paris, France

Open Screen, Luxembourg City Film  Festival, Headquarters Magic Mirrors, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Time is Love.9, List I Ljosi Light Festival, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

Time is Love .9,  International Videoart Program, Plateau Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2015

Letters From The Sky, La Generale, Paris, France

Time is Love .8, Sakura Works, Yokohama Community Design Lab, Yokohama, Japan 

Time is Love .8, Sobering Galerie, Paris, France

Liaisons, Rassegna di video arte, Punto Enel, Milano, Italy

Time is Love .8, National Institute of Fine Arts – Tetouan, Morocco

Transborda Overflow,  Books & Movies Festival, Alcobaça, Portugal

Time is Love .8, International Video Art Exhibition, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain

Time is Love .8International Video Art Exhibition, Gallery Kulter, A Lab, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Time is Love .8, International Video Art Exhibition, Zeta Art Center & Gallery, Tirana, Albania

Time is Love .8, International Video Art Exhibition, Expressive Arts Institute, San Diego, California, USA

2014

Time is Love .7International Video Art Exhibition, Galerie Talmart, Paris, France

Time is Love .7International Video Art Exhibition, Pink Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Time is Love .7, International Video Art Exhibition, Vovatania Gallery, Kharkov, Ukraine

Transborda / Owerflow, International expanded cinema and Video Art screening, Alcobaca Historic Center, Alcobaca, Portugal

Time is Love .7International Video Art Exhibition, Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Time is Love .7, International Video Art Exhibition,  Torrance Art Museum, Torrance (CA), USA

Sguardi Sonori 2014, Stars, Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese, Roma, Italy

Georgian Video Art, Tbilisi Mediathek, Tbilisi, Georgia

Sguardi Sonori 2014, Stars, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy

Art for Freedom (Ukraine and Georgia), Saakashvili Presidential Library, Tbilisi, Georgia

2013

Fonlad 2013 – Mostra Internacional de Video Arte, Espaço Artes, Multimédia e Performance, Coimbra, Portugal

Human Emotions Project – Love and Hate, Artreview Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Cologne Off 2013 – Georgia, Center of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia

Cologne OFF 2013, A virtual memorial Vilnius 2013, JCIC Vilnius and Kedainiai Regional Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania

Out of Range 2013, Castello di Frontone, Frontone (Pesaro e Urbino), Italy

Toronto Urban Film Festival 2013, Toronto, Canada

2012

Video Dia Loghi 2012, Velan Centre for Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

Time is Love .5, International Video Art Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art – Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest, Romania

Le 3 du Trois, Irina Gabiani: Slow movements, Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

La Collezione dell’Associazione Culturale Darko Store, Sala Mostre Municipio, Carignano (Torino), Italy

Time is Love .5, International Video Art Exhibition, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK

Sguardi Sonori 2012, Gino on my mind, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy

Sguardi Sonori 2012, Gino on my mind, Teatro Colosseo, Roma, Italy

Letters from the Sky, National Arts Festival 2012, Grahamstown, South Africa

Time is Love .5, International Video Art Exhibition, City Art Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Time is Love .5, International Video Art Exhibition, Kulter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Insieme – Together, Abbaye de Neunmunster, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Time is Love .5, International Video Art Exhibition, Zet Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Time is Love .5, International Video Art Exhibition, Galerie Octobre, Paris, France

Di luce propria, Thirteen light movies, Nur Gallery, Milano, Italy

Time is Love .5, International Video Art Exhibition, The Cornaro Institute, Larnaca, Cyprus

Time is Love .5, International Video Art Exhibition, Rich Mix Foundation, London, UK

Time is Love .5, International Video Art Exhibition, Garage 4141 Gallery, San Diego, USA

Time is Love .5, International Video Art Exhibition, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Time is Love .5, International Video Art Exhibition, DotBox – Video Art Project Space, Milano, Italy

Le 3 du Trois, Irina Gabiani: Recent videos, Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2011

Biennale di Venezia – 54th International Art Exhibition, Padiglione Italia, Arsenale, Venezia, Italy

Video Dia Loghi 2011, Velan Centre for Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

S [small], Zaion Gallery, Biella, Italy

Letters from the Sky – International Experimental Film Festival on Climate change, ArtSPACE Gallery, Durban South Africa

Letters from the Sky – International Experimental Film Festival on Climate change, The Climate Train – Durban Train Station, Durban South Africa

Letters from the Sky – International Experimental Film Festival on Climate change, Labia Cinema on Orange, Cape Town, South Africa

Letters from the Sky – International Experimental Film Festival on Climate change, The Bioscope, Johannesburg, South Africa

Out of range 2011, Castello di Frontone, Pesaro, Italy

Positions, Paris – Tbilisi 2011, The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

CologneOFF 2011 – St. Petersburg, NCCA – National Center for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia

CologneOFF 2011 – Tampere, Galleria Rajatila, Tampere, Finland

Sguardi Sonori 2011, Infinite Spaces, CLAC – Centro Labicano Arte Contemporanea Roma, Roma, Italy

CologneOFF 2011 – Baltic Sea, Culture’s Observatory – Officyna, Szczecin, Poland

Athens Video Art Festival, Technopolis, Athens, Greece

All Art Now – New Media Art Festival, Damascus, Syria

One Shot – International Film Festival, The Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia

Fragments, Arnot Art Museum, New York, USA

Women, Wildgen, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

CologneOFF 2011, Arad Art Museum, Arad, Romania

Magmart / Video under the volcano, International Video art Festival, Universal Forum of Cultures Foundation, Napoli, Italy

CologneOFF 2011 – Ukraine, Centre for Contemporary Art Foundation Kiev, Goethe Institute, Kiev, Ukraine

CologneOFF 2011 – Ukraine, City Art Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Sguardi Sonori 2011, Infinite Spaces, Palazzo Orsini, Bomarzo (Viterbo), Italy

Over here, European artists in Garikula, Europe House, Tbilisi, Georgia

CeC 2011, 6th Carnival of e-Creativity, Sattal Estate, Bhimtal, India

2010

Video Dia Loghi 2010, Velan Centre for Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

Sguardi Sonori 2010-2011, Infinite Spaces, Palazzo Orsini, Bomarzo (Viterbo), Italy

Delhi International Arts Festival, Cologne Off VI, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi, India

Sguardi Sonori 2010-2011, Infinite Spaces, Museo della Civiltà Romana, Roma, Italy

Artisterium 2010, 3rd Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Imagine the future, Georgian National Museum – Tbilisi History Museum “Karvasla”, Tbilisi, Georgia

Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania

Madame 2 (Women about women), Gallery 9, Tbilisi, Georgia

Busho, Budapest International Short Film Festival, Vörösmarty, Budapest, Hungary

Cologne Off VI – 6th Cologne International Videoart Festival, Cologne, Germany

Video Performances, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Carmen, Variations on the theme of Carmen, Gallery 9, Tbilisi, Georgia

Visual Ensemble, Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India

HEP – Finland, Culture Center Laaksola, Toijala, Finland

Faces, Gonçalves Sapinho Cultural Center, Benedita Alcobaça, Portugal

Art Beijing 2010, Contemporary Art Fair, Artist Cinema, Beijing, China

HEP – Switzerland, Ivazion, Geneva, Switzerland

HEP – China (Beijing), AFA – Beijing Contemporary Art Centre, Beijing, China

2009

Video Dia Loghi 2009, The Vitruvian Woman Video-installation, Museo del Cinema – Cinema Massimo, Torino, Italy

Video Dia Loghi 2009, The Vitruvian Woman Video-installation, Velan Centre for Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

HEP – Macao, AFA, Macao, China

Sguardi Sonori 2009, Festival of Media and Time based Art, Hep, Rocca dei Rettori, Benevento, Italy

HEP – Portugal, Malhoa Museum, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

Optica Festival Madrid 2009, Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Espacio Espora, Madrid, Spain

Out of range, Castello di Frontone, Pesaro, Italy

Artisterium 09, 2nd Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition, The manifest of changes and an inner experience, Georgian National Museum – Tbilisi History Museum “Karvasla”, Tbilisi, Georgia

Sguardi Sonori 2009, Festival of Media and Time based Art, Hep, Scuderie Aldobrandini, Roma, Italy

Optica Festival Paris 2009, Festival International d’art vidéo, Collège d’Espagne, Paris, France

Optica Festival Cordoba 2009, Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Filmoteca de Andalucia, Cordoba, Spain

Fest i nova, International Festival of Contemporary Art – Garikula 09, Hep – Georgia, Art Villa Garikula, Akhalkalaki, Georgia

Sguardi Sonori 2009, Festival of Media and Time based Art, Hep, Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Roma, Italy

13eme Rencontre d’Art Contemporain – L’Art Contemporain de Géorgie, Chateau de Saint Auvent, Saint Auvent, France

Stop waiting Georgia, Georgian National Museum – Tbilisi History Museum “Karvasla”, Tbilisi, Georgia

Collettiva Vincitori Premio Nazionale Città di Novara, Museo Civico del Broletto, Salone Arengo, Novara, Italy

HEP – Portugal, Museu de Ceramica, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

Tbilissi Underground, Cosmopolis – Espace International de la Ville de Nantes, Nantes, France

HEP – Italy – Roma (2nd Rome screening), Brancaleone, Roma, Italy

HEP – Spain, La Sala, Valladolid, Spain

The Vitruvian Woman Video Project, Formverk Art Space, Eskilstuna, Sweden

HEP – Italy – Roma, Brancaleone, Roma, Italy

On CDOs and Double Clubs, London East Festival, August Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Human Emotion Project (HEP – Australia), Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2008

Minividfest 2, Total Kunst Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Video Dia Loghi 2008, Velan Centre for Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

Dipinti e grafiche di 40 artisti contemporanei, Martinarte, Torino, Italy

8° Premio Nazionale d’Arte Città di Novara, Finalist Artists Exhibition, Video Section, Museo Civico del Broletto, Salone Arengo, Novara, Italy

Third International Art Prize Arte Laguna, Finalist Artists Exhibition, Sculpture – Installation Section, Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche – Spazi Bomben per la Cultura, Treviso, Italy

Minividfest, Edinburgh Art Festival 2008, Total Kunst Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Arte tra i piedi, Wannabee Gallery and La Posteria, Milano, Italy

2007

Not closed, Galerie Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Otto donne ed un mistero, Zaion Gallery, Biella, Italy

2003

Collettiva, Galleria Giancarlo Salzano, Torino, Italy

2000

Group Exhibition, National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia

1999

157a Esposizione Arti Figurative, Società Promotrice Belle Arti, Torino, Italy

1997

Rietveld Academy Jewellery Department in Porvoo, Porvoon Taidetehdas Konstfabriken, Porvoo, Finland

Millenium II, International Jewellery Art Exhibition, Rotermann’s Art Centre, Tallin, Estonia

Uit Antwerpen–uit Amsterdam, Der workshop Unter dem Kometen, Gallery Ademloos, Den Haag, The Netherlands

1996

Schuttingtaal, Open air exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Public collections

 

Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milano, Italy

Rustaveli Georgian National Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia

Georgian State Pantomime Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia

La Iglesia de los Angeles, El Milagro, Argentina

The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

Georgian National Museum – Amiranashvili Museum of Art Tbilisi Georgia

Georgian Embassy, Berlin, Germany

Awards

2008 Third International Art Prize Arte Laguna, Sculpture, Best foreign artist

2008 Third International Art Prize Arte Laguna, Sculpture, Virtual Jury Prize

2008 8° Premio Nazionale d’Arte Città di Novara, Video, III prize

2011 International Video Festival “Letters from the sky”, Video, Top 10 Award Winner

2011 International Video Festival “Letters from the sky”, Video, Judges’ Prize Winner

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