The Universe in its holistic essence is the focus of the research of Irina Gabiani according to whom we all belong to a unique system, to a “big organism” imagined as a kind of complex, interrelated chain, of which we, and everything around us, are a part.
Trying to see beyond what we can perceive with our eyes, going beyond the vision of the world as we use to know, the artist researches the innumerable similarities between the infinitely big and the infinitely small within matter. The more we know matter and understand its complexity which escapes us at a simple glance, the more the infinitely small leads us to the universe.
Irina Gabiani works with drawing, painting, installation, video and performance.
The works of Irina Gabiani have been exhibited in the following Countries:
USA, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Greece, Georgia, Israel, Cyprus, Poland, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, India, Macao, China, Armenia, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, South Africa, Cuba, Argentina, Nepal.
The works of Irina Gabiani have been exhibited in the following venues:
Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese, Rome (Italy); Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome (Italy); Museo Scuderie Aldobrandini, Rome (Italy); Villa d’Este, Rome (Italy); Museo del Cinema, Torino (Italy); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova (Italy); Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona (Italy); Rocca dei Rettori, Benevento (Italy); Museo Civico del Broletto, Novara (Italy); Palazzo Orsini, Viterbo (Italy); Castello di Frontone, Pesaro e Urbino (Italy); Malhoa Museum, Caldas da Rainha (Portugal); Museu de Ceramica, Caldas da Rainha (Portugal); Rotermann Salt Storage Arts Centre Museum, Tallinn (Estonia); Vilnius and Kedainian Regional Museum, Vilnius (Litva); Arnot Art Museum, New York (U.S.A); Torrance Art Museum, Torrance (U.S.A.); NCCA – National Center for Contemporary Art (St. Petersburg); Arad Art Museum, Arad (Romania); Georgian National Museum Karvasla, Tbilisi (Georgia); Leonidze State Museum,Tbilisi (Georgia); Janashia Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi (Georgia); Georgian National Museum – Amiranashvili Museum of Art, Tbilisi (Georgia);
Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion, Arsenale, Italy (Venice); Fondazione Benetton, Italy (Treviso); Società Promotrice Belle Arti, Turin (Italy); Unione Culturale Franco Antonicelli, Turin (Italy); CLAC – Centro Labicano Arte Contemporanea, Rome (Italy); Visual Container, Milan (Italy); Milan Conservatory, Milan (Italy); College d’Espagne, Paris (France); Tenerife Espascio De Las Artes Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain); Filmoteca de Andalucia, Cordoba (Spain); Rich Mix Foundation, London (United Kingdom); Rietveld Academy of Art, Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Zet Foudation, Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Cour de Justice Européenne, Luxembourg (Luxembourg); Université du Luxemourg, Luxembourg (Luxembourg); Trois C-L, Centre de Création Chorégraphique, Luxembourg (Luxembourg); Abbaye de Neunmunster, Luxembourg (Luxembourg); ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (Germany); Medienwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin (Germany); Center for Contemporary Art – Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest (Romania); Academy of Art, Tallinn (Estonia); Noass Arts Centre, Riga (Latvia); Porvoon Taidetehdas Konstfabriken, Porvoo, (Finland); The Cornaro Institute,Larnaca (Spain); Saakashvili Presidential Library,Tbilisi (Georgia); National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, Tbilisi (Georgia); Tbilisi Mediathek, Tbilisi (Georgia); Georgia Center of Contemporary Art, Tbilisi (Georgia); Europe House,Tbilisi (Georgia); Art Villa Garicula, Akhalkalaki (Georgia); The Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan (Armenia); Centre for Contemporary Art Foundation, Kiev (Ukraine); AFA – Beijing Contemporary Art Centre, Beijing (China); AFA – Macao (Macao); The Climate Train, Durban (South Africa); Osmania University, Hyderabad (India); La Generale, Paris (France); Sakura Works, Yokohama (Japan); PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY, Plymouth (UK); Artspace Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv (Israel); Visualcontainer TV, Milan (Italy);
Teatro Colosseo, Italy (Rome); Rustaveli Georgian National Theatre, Tbilisi (Georgia); Georgian State Pantomime Theatre, Tbilisi (Georgia); Centre de Création Corégraphique, Luxembourg (Luxembourg); Vörösmarty, Budapest (Bulgaria); Labia Cinema, Cape Town (South Africa); The Sunflower Theatre, Beirut (Lebanon);
Giampiero Biasutti studio per l’arte contemporanea,Torino (Italy); Galerie Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg (Luxembourg); Artreview Gallery, London (U.K.); Sobering Gallery, Paris (France); Galleria Del Ponte, Turin (Italy); Plateau Gallery, Berlin (Germany); Photon – Centre for Contemporary photography, Ljubljana (Slovenia); Galleria Giancarlo Salzano, Torino (Italy); DotBox, Milano (Italy); Velan Center for Contemporary Art, Torino (Italy); Zaion Gallery, Biella (Italy); Nur Gallery, Milano (Italy); Brancaleone, Roma (Italy); Galerie Talmart, Paris (France); Galeria H20, Barcelona, (Spain); Vovatania Gallery, Kharkov (Ukraine); Tiwani Contemporary, London (U.K); Kulter, Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Galerie de la Voûte, Paris (France); Galerie Octobre, Paris (France); Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, (Germany); Artspace Gallery, Durban (South Africa); Galleria Rajatila, Tampere (Finland); Technopolis, Athens (Greece); Formwerk, Eskilstuna (Sweden); City Art Gallery, Kiev (Ukraine); City Art Gallery, Kharkov (Ukraine); Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne (Australia); Gallery 9, Tbilisi (Georgia); The Bioscope, Johannesburg (South Africa); Pink Gallery, Seoul (South Korea); Mur Nomade, Hong Kong (China); Shrishty Art Gallery, Hyderabad (India);
BIENNIALS and FESTIVALS
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2011); Art Beijing, Beijing, China (2010); Time is love (5-10); Sguardi Sonori, Italy (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014); Cologne Off (2010, 2011, 2013); Out of Range, Italy (2009, 2011, 2013); Toronto Urban Festival, Toronto, Canada (2013); Video Dia Loghi, Torino, Italy (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012); Berliner Liste, Berlin, Germany (2016); Le 3 du Trois, Luxembourg (2017); Art for Freedom, Tbilisi, Georgia (2014); Human Emotion Project (2009, 2010, 2013); Letters from the sky, South Africa ( 2011); Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece (2011);One Shot International Film Festival; Magmart, Milano, Italy (2011); CeC, 6th Carnival of e-Creativity, Bhimtal, India (2011); Delhi International Arts Festival, Delhi, India; Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia (2009, 2010); Simultan Festival, Romania (2010); Busho – Budapest International Short Film Festival, Budapest (2012); Optica Festival, Spain (2009); Fest i nova, Garikula, Georgia (2009); Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburg (2008); Luxembourg Design Biennale, Luxembourg (2012); Berliner liste, Berlin, Germany (2016); LIST I LJOSI LIGHT FESTIVAL, Iceland (2016); Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg (2016); DIGITAL MARRAKECH 5, International Media Art & Digital Cinema Festival, Morocco (2016); Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival, Bulgaria (2017); Festival International d’Art Vidéo de Casablanca (FIAV), Morocco, (2017); FIVAC – International Video Art Festival of Camaguey, Cuba (2017); Time is Love, International Videoart Project (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017);
Irina Gabiani received the following awards:
Irina Gabiani’s works are present in private and public collections including:
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)
© Irina Gabiani