Irina Gabiani

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

Irina Gabiani’s whole research is focused on the representation of the connections which link everything, and make us part of the Universe where everything and everyone is interconnected.

She expresses this concept in her art through her signature evolving pattern, which is generated by a figure or an object that transforms into the following one.

Anonymous, enigmatic and even ghostly characters as well as everyday objects appear and yet seem so familiar to us. They seem to become carriers of messages and play the role of passers-by, passers-by of the artist’s self to the spectator that we are. They begin a bergamasque as if to refuse the ambient sadness and participate in a choreography, a precise and ordered theatrical scenography: revealed dreamlike topography.

What do they content us? What do they reveal to us?

On the chessboard of our lives, the diversity of an arbitrary gives us each the free will to seek, to find an answer … or not to this questioning

Selected exhibitions / performances

  • 2022  “Strumento musicale”, Group show, Galerie PJ, Metz, France
  • 2022 Circular, Duo show, Fellner contemporary, Luxembourg city, Luxembourg
  • 2021 Théâtre Intérieur,  Galerie PJ, Metz, France
  • 2020 New works- online exhibition, Le 3 du Trois, Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • 2019 Irina Gabiani, “Game without rules”, Gian Marco Casini Gallery, Livorno, Italy
  • 2019 Irina Gabiani, “Across the Universe”,  Raffaella De Chirico Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
  • 2018 The end is your choice, (with M.P. Feiereisen, P. Lamesch), Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg
  • 2017 Sinestesia Universale,  Irina Gabiani – videos and Ruggero Laganà – music, Conservatorio di Milano, Milan,  Italy
  • 2017 Le 3 du Trois, Irina Gabiani, Unrolling the human body, Luxembourg
  • 2016 Irina Gabiani, Unrolling the Universe, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2016 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
  • 2015 Irina Gabiani: Micro e Macro cosmi, Galleria Giampiero Biasutti, Torino, Italy
  • 2015 Take off your veil and Slave of your own system – live performances, within Time is Love.8, Galerie Sobering, Paris, France
  • 2015 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
  • 2012 Irina Gabiani: Videos and works, Design City Luxembourg 2012 – Luxembourg Design Biennale, Lago, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • 2011 54Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Italia, Lussemburgo, Irina Gabiani e Sonia Sion, curated by the Italian Institute of Culture, Cour de Justice Européenne, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • 2011 CologneOFF 2011 – Beirut, Solo Artist Irina Gabiani, Shams – The Sunflower Theater, Beirut, Lebanon
  • 2011 CologneOFF 2011 – Riga, Solo Artist Irina Gabiani, Waterpieces International Contemporary Art Festival, Noass Arts Centre, Riga, Latvia
  • 2011 CologneOFF 2011- Le Musée di-visioniste, Cologne OFF & Video Channel
  • 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
  • 2007 Looking at the world vice versa, Rustaveli Georgian National Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2007 Samaia or Triamazikamno, live performance, Georgian State Pantomime Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2006 The Slaves of the system, live performance, Art Gallery at the Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia
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