Born in 1991 Gvantsa Jishkariani is based in Rustavi, Georgia. After studying at Tbilisi State Academy of Art (BA in Architecture) she gained an Informal MA in Inclusive Mediation at Center of Contemporary Art - Tbilisi. Since 2014 she, with ten other female artists is part of an art group “New Collective”. In 2017 Gvantsa founded “Patara Gallery” in an underpass shop in Tbilisi, which is a space for experimental, denied or not-yet-seen art and for game-changing young artists.
Gvantsa Jishkariani is an artist whose primary medium is installation. Her work addresses first and foremost the topics of expectations, beliefs and taste; taste as the materialization of culture. The temporary nature of the paradox that arises when searching for concrete definitions of right and wrong, east and west, old and new is one of her subjects of interest. Through her installations, videos and sculptures she takes traditional notions of cultural identity, ancient views, paradoxical beliefs and superstitions and plays with them.
She wonders how ancient superstitions, social media and surrounding trashy images influence on everyday life; how emotions, memories, views and personality is created.