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“Dedicated To Franz West” – An Interview With Georgian Artist Tamuna Sirbiladze

We are proud to present our second video interview series. New style, more Vienna impressions! We hope you enjoy our first video – as much as we do!

We met the Georgian artist Tamuna Sribliladze (*1971, Tbilisi) in Charim Gallery project space in the Viennese gallery street Schleifmühlgasse (near the bazar Naschmarkt), where she is showing her newest painting series “V collection” (until March 31). We got to know not only a great artist but also a lovely, sensitive, and strong personality. She dedicated this show to her husband Franz West who died last year: “These paintings helped me a lot during my very hard times. My therapy.”

Tamuna Sirbiladze grew up in Georgia and moved to Vienna, where she met Franz West, her later husband and father of their two sons. She works with installations, videos, performances, and paintings and has exhibited in many international venues (see CV down under). The artist couple cooperated in many projects during the last years but Tamuna Sirbiladze points out that she never felt to be “in the shadow” of her famous husband and that she has always worked independently as an artist: “Franz hated all this authoritarian stuff.”

Charim Galerie (project space)
Schleifmühlgasse 1
1040 Vienna

Main venue:
Charim Galerie
Dorotheergasse 12/1
1010 Vienna

tel: +43 (1) 05120915

Solo & Group Exhibition by Tamuna Sirbiladze until 2012:

Gaiety Is The Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London

Lasive Lockungen, Galerie Charim Ungar | CUC Berlin
Das Dinghafte In Der Kunst, Galerie Nikola Vujasin, Vienna
DADADA, Academy Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Vienna

About Premises and Promises, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna
Until The End Of The World, A.M.P, Athens
The Red Thread, Galerie Dana Charkasi, Plattform aktueller Kunst, Vienna Galerie Bäckerstr. 4, Vienna

Paintings and Elements, Jonathan Viner, London
Grazy, Werkstatt/Graz, Austria
Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York City, NY
Tamuna Sirbiladze/Mario Grubisic, Galerie Amer Abbas, Wien
NO)))2, Kunstbuero/Galerie Amer Abbas, Wien

Sequence 1 Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Hamsterwheel, Arsenalle, Venedig
Inconcurrence, Galerie ColletPark,Paris
Der Ficker, Jonathan Viner, London

Imagining Common Lands, Palazzo Lantieri, Görz (Italien)
Der Ficker, de 11 lijnen, Oudenbur
Viennabiennale, Top Kino, Wien
Fliegende Kuhe…., Villa Merkel, Esslingen
Der Ficker Caam, Las Palmas
Spon Tan, Timvan Laere Gallery, Antwerpen, B
Der Ficker, Galerie Elizabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck
Der Ficker, Haus Wittgenstein, Wien
Mozart, Experiment Aufklarung, Albertina, Wien

MAK night, RADIUS festival, Wien
The Red Thread, Howard House Contemporary, Seattle, USA
The Read Thread, Educational Alliance Gallery, NYC, USA
Künstlerhaus Wien, Update, Wien
Certosa Di San Lorenzo, Le Opere I Giorni, Padula, Salerno

Gruppenausstellung, kuratiert von Achille Bonito Oliva, Bericht: Neue Züricher
Zeitung (15.6.04)
Semperdepot, Graduate Exhibition
Museum of Modern Art, Passau, kuratiert von Wiplinger
Video Art Expo, Bari, kuratiert von Luca Gurci
Seconda biennale internazionale di Ferrara
Galerie Bernier-Eliades, Collaboration with Franz West, Athens

Franz west and Friends, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, kuratiert von
Anthony Auerbach; Bericht: Time Out London (11.03)
Project 21 One day Show, Zwanzigerhaus, Vienna, kuratiert von Amer Abbas
Junge Kunst, Gallery 442,Gmunden
Nexus Kunsthalle Saalfelden, La-Bas, Saalfelden, kuratiert von Stephan Schmidt-Wullfen
MAC, English dictionary, Marseille, FR
Space Off, Supersaat Gallery, Wien
Point of View, Künstlerhauspassage, Wien
Moon Light, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Collaboration with Franz West
Deichtorhallen, Apartment Franz West, Hamburg, D

Plakatenwurf, Galerie Gisela Capitain,Collaboration with Franz West, Köln, D;Review: ArtForum, May 2001

U.A. West, Galerie Thoman, Innsbruck
Juana Y Juanita, Gallery Juana Aitzpuru, Madrid, E
Aktuellestudenteninnenarbeiten, Semperdepot, Wien, kuratiert von Kasper König
Cultural Sidewalk, Gumpendorf2000, Wien, kuratiert von Heidulf Gerngross

The Sun Will Rise, Old Gallery, Tbilisi, Einzelausstellung
Weather, Bricks and Kicks, Wien
Tbilisi Academy of Fine Art, Graduate group show
Tea House Gallery, Auction show, Tbilisi
New Paintings, Museum of Modern Art, Tbilisi

read more:

“Charming And Genuine” – 3 Minutes Franz West

Read Franz West… a guide by Petra Zechmeister

3 thoughts on ““Dedicated To Franz West” – An Interview With Georgian Artist Tamuna Sirbiladze

  1. Pingback: Snapshots: “Charming And Genuine” – 3 min Franz West At MUMOK In Vienna | The New Contemporary

  2. Pingback: Tamuna Sirbiladze, Abstract Painter Who Recently Made New York Debut, Dies at 45 | ARTnews

  3. Pingback: R.I.P: Tamuna Sirbiladze, Abstract Painter Who Recently Made New York Debut, Dies at 45 | ARTnews | startyourartcollection

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