Sophio Medoidze is a visual artist who was born in the Soviet Union, grew up in the republic of Georgia and lives and works in London. Working primarily with film and video, though also with text, photography, sculpture and installation, her practice explores similarities between cinema, touch and language; she is interested in the instances of hollowing out language with bad grammar and repetition. Her desire for fragmentation stems out from her own experience of displacement, both geographic and linguistic. Medoidze’s films are known for their experimental nature and their use of innovative audio-visual techniques. Over the past five years she has been working with the nomadic Tushetian community in Northeast Georgia, Tusheti Trilogy is one outcome of that process. Her first monograph, Bastard Sun was published by Distanz Verlag and Kona Books (2023).

Medoidze has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including solo presentations at Tate Modern (UK), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK), Beursschouwburg (BE), Serpentine Cinema, Serpentine Galleries (UK), OUTPOST Gallery (UK).
Recent group exhibitions include Anniversary show at LC Queisser (2023), Murmures En Fractales at Le Cyclop (2023),
Oxygen Biennial, Tbilisi (2021), Sâr Dubnotal at CAC Brétigny (2020).
She was a recipient of the Berwick New Cinema Award (2023) and Tyneside Cinema Projections Commissions (2019).
Medoidze was nominated for the Arts Foundation Award (2020) and the Jarman Award (2019, 2020, 2022, 2023).
Her films are distributed by LUX, London.

‘Her films are animated by a peculiar uncertainty principle which propels the viewer from image to image, abruptly and repeatedly shifting between different layers of reality. Often depicting her native Georgia, Medoidze’s films are mosaics in which scenes of mythic otherworldliness oscillate with documentary details, often small and comic’.  Mike Sperlinger...

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