Nini Palavandishvili (Georgia)
was born and brought up in Tbilisi, Georgia. After studying the history of art in her home city, she then went on to graduate from the Faculty of Public and Industrial Communication at the Berlin University of the Arts. Returning to Georgia, she launched herself as a graphic designer, producing work for a diverse range of advertising companies, cultural institutions, book publishers and various media organisations. Designing catalogues for exhibitions and individual artists led her back to the community of the visual arts and artists. In 2006, she joined the GeoAIR initiative and has been actively engaged in curating and organising international exchange projects in Georgia and beyond ever since. She is also a coordinator of an art residency programme launched in Tbilisi by GeoAIR in January 2010. Palavandishvili’s projects are a means by which she researches social and political frames of reference and their interpretation in the context of cultural production and contemporary art. She is interested in artistic practice that gives rise to innovative forms and finds a language with which it is possible to speak about political and social matters. Nini Palavandishvili lives and works in Tbilisi.