Still from Learning to speak to my daughter/English dictionary

b. Tbilisi, Georgia
lives and works in London, UK

Sophio Medoidze is an artist, writer and filmmaker based in London. She graduated from Goldsmiths
College (MFA) and London College of Communication (MFA Photography).
Her work has been exhibited and screened worldwide, including at Tate Modern (*upcoming),
OUTPOST gallery, ErmesErmes Vienna, LUX Waterlow Park, CAC Bretigny, Serpentine Cinema(Peckhamplex),
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Van Gogh Museum in Arles and others.
She was a recipient of Tyneside cinema’s Projections Commissions and Feature Expanded Development
and Sub ti awards. Medoidze is part of the Associate Faculty for the Conditions Studios, Croydon.

2016                         MFA (merit) in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London
2005                         MA in Fine Art Photography, London College of Communication, UAL
2001                         BA (hon’s) in Film, Georgian National Institute of Theatre and Cinema

Solo exhibitions and screenings
2022                           TATE Film, Tate Modern, Southbank, London (*upcoming)
                                   Artificial Sleep (Her her her her her her her HER), OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich                              
2021                           Sophio Medoidze in focus (curated by Adam Pugh), Intersección, A Coruña, Spain
2020                           Sophio Medoidze: Jackals and Drones, LUX Waterlow park, London
2019                           ‘Xitana’ Projections Commissions, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle (Touring to UK cinemas)
2018                           Sophio Medoidze, AB-JOY,  Serpentine Cinema (Serpentine Gallery), Peckhamplex, London
2010                           Sophio Medoidze &, MRA projects space, London
2008                           Laboratory For The Future, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London

Group exhibitions and screenings
2022                           Drück nur auf die Klinke, Jägerschere Gallery for contemporary art, Germany
2021                           Paris Internationale, duo presentation with Melike Kara, LC Queisser, Paris 
                                   Bastard Sun, Oxygen Biennial of Contemporary Arts, Tbilisi
                                   Scallops #1, a collaboration between Ermes Ermes & LC Queisser, Vienna
2020                          Sâr Dubnotal
, curated by Damien Delille and Céline Poulin, CAC Brétigny, France
                                  Three, four trees, E.A. Shared space, Tbilisi
                                   Desire Night, IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
                                   Three positions with E.A. Shared space, Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey
2019                           Long Story Short (Part of Pirosmani Exhibition), Foundation Vincent van Gogh, Arles
                                   Hotel Europa, Open Space (Part of Tbilisi art fair), Tbilisi
                                   Projections touring programme, HOMEmcr, Hyde Park Picture House, Plymouth arts cinema,
                                  Watershed, Exeter Phoenix and others
                                   Printed Matter’s LA art book fair, with Danarti zine, Los Angeles
                                   Sergei Paradjanov: Reminiscence, Close Up Cinema, London
2018                           Jackals and Drones: Chronicles of A summer, In focus, Festival Scope, online
2017                           Love among the Artists, invited by Laure Prouvost, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland
2016                           MFA final year show, Laure Grove Baths, Goldsmiths, London
                                   Georgian arthouse cinema, Veto Films, B-movie cinema, Hambur
2015                           EX(C)IT(e), two person show, Sixtyeight Institute, Copenhagen
                                   In competition for the best video award, Avanca film festival, Aveiro
                                   Art Wall, curated by Wato Tsereteli (CCA Tbilisi), Tbilisi
2013                           We are only in it for Money, Princess Alice, London
2012                           Westworld at Xero, Kline, Coma, London
2010                           All That Glitters is not Institution,  Whitechapel Gallery, London
                                   This Is Not a Gateway, Hanbury Hall, London
                                   Artist’s film and video, 2nd Georgian Film Festival, Riverside studios, London
                                   After Paradjanov: Artists' film and video from Georgia, Arnolfini, Bristol
                                   After Paradjanov: Artists film and video from Georgia, Pushkin House, London
2009                           22nd Instants video, Qattan Foundation, Ramallah
                                   Interzone/City, Galerija Galzenica, Zagreb
2008                           Shortlisted for Salon 08, VINEspace Gallery, Vyner Street, London
                                   Contemporary Georgian Photography, F Gallery, Kaunas
2006                           Artconcept, Festival of conceptual art, St Petersburg
2005                           MFA Photography degree show, Well Galleries, London college of printing
                                   Insomnia (part of the Refugee Week), Oxo Tower, South Bank, London

Nominations and awards
2022                             Georgian National Film Centre, Documentary Film fund
2021                             Arts Council England, Project grants
2020                             Nominated for the Jarman award
                                     Elephant Trust Project awardee
2019                             Artists roundtable with On&For (Auguste Orts), Brussels
                                     Nominated for the Jarman award
                                     Shortlisted for FLAMIN productions, Film London
                                     Projections Commission, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
                                     Feature Expanded Development and SUBti awards, Lo Schermo dell’arte and HOMEer
                                     (Jury formed by Andrea Lissoni, Hila Peleg and Anna Lena Vaney)

Talks and lectures
2022                            C-MAP Seminar, MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art New York
                                    Artist talk, Conditions studios, Croydon, London
                                    Artist talk, Goldsmiths MFA fine art, London
2021                            Visiting lecturer, London College of Communication, UAL
2019                            Jury member for Projections Commissions, Newcastle
                                    Visiting lecturer, Richmond University, London                 
2014                            Visiting Tutor, BA fine art, Camberwell College of Arts, London

Curatorial projects
2009 -                           Artists’ film and video from Georgia, co-curated with Laure Prouvost and TANK Magazine
                                     2nd Georgian film festival, curator of artists’ cinema, Riverside studios, London

Selected press
A conversation between Millie Norman and Sophio Medoidze, OUTPOST Gallery
Arthouse films and dark comedy, Matt Janney, The Calvert Journal
What I am looking for is where the lines converge, LUX
Projections Commissions at Tyneside Cinema, Ben Eastham, ArtReview
Mike Sperlinger on ‘Xitana’, online and in print
Sophio Medoidze in conversation with Maria Palacios Cruz, LUX
Jackals and Drones, videos by Sophio Medoidze, Mackinnon-Little, TANK Magazine
Twelve woman gone missing, S. Obolashvili, Forbes Georgia
Tbilisi, Roses from the rubble, HG Master, ArtAsiaPacific
The Lovers, Danarti Magazine, Issue 5, Kunsthalle Zurich
Interview with Sophio Medoidze, O Rukhadze, Radio Liberty/Free Europe
Interview with Sophio Medoidze, Radio Gipa, Tbilisi
Educational Changes, Sh McGregor, Huffington Post
The Year in Pictures, Axis Magazine
Olympic Art attack, F Brooks, Hackney Citizen
Interview with Sophio Medoidze, Radio 101 Zagreb


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