Sophio Medoidze (b. Tbilisi, Georgia, formerly USSR) is a filmmaker, writer and visual artist currently living in London. Her practice embraces film, photography, writing and sculpture and explores the poetic potential of uncertainty. The desire for a community (both actual and imaginary) drives her narrative work, as she questions the interplay of the rural and urban, languages and translations, as well as gender politics and dynamics.
She has recently completed her first feature film Let us flow, over the past two decades she has made numerous short films (Xitana, Madoli,  Jackals and drones), photography series (Glass factory, Details did disappeared) and sculptural works which have been exhibited and screened worldwide, including at Tate Modern (2022), OUTPOST Gallery (2022), Paris Internationale (2021), Centre d´art contemporain de Brétigny (2020), LUX Waterlow Park (2020), Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles (2019), Serpentine Cinema (2018), Kunstmuseum Luzern (2016), Whitechapel Gallery (2010); Film festivals such as Berwick film festival (2023), Kasseler Dokfest (2022), Avanca, Portugal (2015).
She received BA in film from Georgian State University of Theatre and Film (TAFU), she holds MA in Fine Art Photography from London College of Communication (2005)
and MFA from Goldsmiths College, London (2016).
Medoidze was a recipient of Projections Commissions 2019 (Tyneside Cinema), in 2018 she won Feature Expanded Development and Sub-ti awards for her film Let Us Flow
She is a 2023 guest artist at Le Cyclop de Jean Tinguely (Île-de-France). Her works are distributed by LUX.




Education
2016                            MFA in Fine Art (Studio practice), Goldsmiths, University of London
2005                            MA in Fine Art Photography, London College of Communication, UAL
2001                            BA in Film, Georgian National Institute of Theatre and Cinema

Solo Exhibitions and Screenings
2022                             TATE Film, Sophio Medoidze: Kotori, Southbank, London
                                     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 & Tank.tv, MRA projects space, London
2008                             Laboratory For The Future, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions and Screenings
2022                            39th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany
                                    Liquid structures festival, Batumi, Georgia 
                                    Drück nur auf die Klinke, Jägerschere Gallery for Contemporary Art, Germany
2021                            Paris Internationale, duo presentation with Melike Kara, LC Queisser, Paris, Fr
                                    Bastard Sun, Oxygen Biennial of Contemporary Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia
                                    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, Georgia
                                    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), Sixtyeight Institute, Copenhagen (two person)
                                    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 funding
                                     Longlisted for Jarman award
2021                             Arts Council England, Project grants awardee
2020                             Longlisted for Jarman award
                                     Elephant trust project award
2019                             Longlisted for Arts foundation award (Experimental film)
                                     Artists’ roundtable with On&For (Auguste Orts), Brussels
                                     Longlisted for Jarman award
                                     Shortlisted for FLAMIN productions, round 8
                                     Projections commissions, 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 American 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.tv
                                     2nd Georgian film festival, curator of artists’ cinema, Riverside studios, London

Publications
2015                             Great Amnesiac and Other Stories, CE publishing, London (*self-published)

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 print publication
                                   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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