CROSS RESIDENCY - ANTWERP
01.09 > 31.10.21
Born in 1982 in Georgia, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium
Zinaïda Tchelidze has a multifaceted work that is strongly anchored in the context it emerges from. The
starting point can be the careful observation of the surroundings, a sociological or poetic research, an
object or material encountered during her wanderings. These different elements guide her through her
process of developing forms, based on the association of ideas. She strives to use recognizable objects,
which everyone can relate to, before shifting meanings and uses through confrontation with other items or
materials. Her work is an empirical and moving process in dialogue with the invested space, that gradually
weaves a narrative of encounter.
This residency is developed in partnership with AAIR, Antwerp, Belgium.