ARD International Residency Artists

Mari Kalabegashvili

Mari Kalabegashvili (b. 1999, Tbilisi) is an emerging multimedia visual artist and cultural practitioner based in Georgia. She received her BA degree from the Visual Arts, Architecture, and Design School at the Free University of Tbilisi. Afterwards, continued her studies as a guest student in the class of Prof. Gregor Schneider at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and in the class of Prof. Benjamin Foerser- Baldenius at the Städelschule Frankfurt.

Having an interdisciplinary background in cultural affairs, Mari’s works take on an organizational role and create a determination to synchronize with the dynamics of the given environment in its context without being distanced from it. With cross-pollination methods of practice and community-oriented projects, she builds up her works using contradictions as an entry point and poses the question of what happens after “ever after”. Her research-based practice involves a range of media, all of which feed on the collaborative knowledge-sharing process with people from a variety of disciplines. Apart from her praxis, she is currently involved with the Parallel Class project creating alternative educational initiatives for high school students throughout the country.

Mari will be in residence at ARD during the month of February 2024.

*This residency is in collaboration with Ria Keburia Foundation 

Open Studio & Artist Talk

Open studio and discussion on Wednesday, February 28 with resident artist Mari Kalabegashvili from Georgia. Mari talks about her artistic practice and what she has done in Egypt during her residency.

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