New artist in residency: Giorgi Maghradze, visual artist, designer, Georgia


Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2009 Giorgi Maghradze graduated from the Academy of Arts of Tbilisi with a bachelor degree in Interior Design. During his studies he started to work as an artist and after graduating he had his first personal exhibition ‘Mechanical cyber Dada’. At the time his works were inspired by his strong interest in the left front Avant-Garde art, especially constructivism. Subsequently Giorgi took his first steps in kinetic art and participated in several group exhibitions in Georgia.

In 2012-2013 having studied video/sound art at the Center of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi Giorgi broadened his working domain. In 2015 he was a nominee in the Visual Arts section of the Tsinandali Award, he also had several group exhibitions in Georgia as well as abroad (France, Ukraine).
Three years ago Giorgi started to design the lighting objects which sought inspiration from insects. Later the visual line of ‘Insect lamps’ slowly disappeared and was replaced by a new label 60 Watt Design. Recently Giorgi’s field of interests has been mostly oriented towards light design and light installations.

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