About

Teona Gogichaishvili is a native Georgian and has lived in Germany for 22 years. Following her studies in German  language and literature at the universities of Freiburg and Cologne, she studied photography and design at the ecosign / Akademie für Gestalt
Teona Gogichaishvili * 1977, Tbilisi, Georgia

Teona Gogichaishvili is a native Georgian and has lived in Germany for 22 years. Following her studies in German language and literature at the universities of Freiburg and Cologne, she studied photography and design at the ecosign / Akademie für Gestaltung in Cologne, graduating as a photographic designer. Subsequently, she studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld under Prof Katharina Bosse and Prof Dr Anna Zika and graduated with a Master of Arts in photography and design. She received a fellowship from the DAAD for her Master’s dissertation.

Ms Gogichaishvili has been a photographer and lecturer at various universities and institutions since 2006, for example at the ALANUS / Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft Alfter, ECOSIGN / Akademie für Gestaltung Köln, Akademie Burg Fürsteneck, Fulda, Music- Art School, Remscheid and so forth.

Since 2011, Ms Gogichaishvili has been the co-organizer of the international photo festival KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO in Tbilisi, Georgia. 

Since 2018 Ms Gogichaishvili is member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photography (DGPh).

 

Exhibitions / Curatorial Projects


Within the framework of the KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO Festival from 2011 to 2020 / SELECTION

 

Finbarr O'Reilly : Dakar Fashion

Jonas Bendiksen: THE LAST TESTAMENT

Marc Riboud: The Compassionate Eye

Bénédicte Kurzen: Lake Tschad

Sarah Moon: Le Petit Chaperon Noir

Lela Ahmadzai: Four Women in Kabul

Nikos Pilos: Exodus

UNICEF: Photo of the Year

Jan Grarup: And Then There was Silence 

 


Other Projects


2019 

Georgian-German Culture Festival SUPRA

Hamburg/DE

2018

SELF REFLECTION - Wer bist Du!

As a part of the Photoszene-Festival Cologne

Curatorial Team: Janine Koppelmann & Teona Gogichaishvili 

ARTRMX e.V. Cologne/DE

 


Portfolio Reviews

2020 Houston FotoFest (USA)

2021 Photoszene Köln (DE)

2016 - 2020  Voies Off Festival Arles (FR)

2012 - 2019 KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO Festival (GE)


Exhibitions / Curatorial Projects


Within the framework of the Frankfurt Book Fair -

Guest of Honour Georgia 2018  

The future is ours: German and Georgian Positions on Youth Culture with: David Meskhi, Sera Dzneladze, Carmen Catuti, Isadora Tast, Sandra Stein, Nicole Wilke and Stephan Lucka, Fabian Weiß, Dina Oganova, Giorgi Nebieridze

 

Guram Tikanadse: The other Soviet man. Photographs 1950 - 1960 


Publications

Selection

 

2019 fotoMAGAZIN

2016 Welt am Sonntag

2016 PHOTONEWS

2016 Stuttgarter Zeitung

2014 Photoessay

2013 KSTA, Kölnischer Rundschau

2012 Tabula Art, Focus

2011 Museumskatalog Hoffheim am Taunus

2009 Ausstellungskatalog von der FH Bielefeld

2007 Novum, Der Tagesspiegel

1994/2011 The new Georgian Paper, Tabula Art, Focus, Photo Video


My Works


Teaching Activities

Something personal about me

° What do I like to deal with: reading, daydreaming, endless research... 

° What interests me besides photography, art, film, music and literature: astronomy

° What else would I have liked to become: astronaut

° How to move: I have been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for seven years 

° What I always miss: The eternal summer at my grandparents' house in Guria, in western Georgia 

° What am I doing secretly: writing

° Guilty pleasure: Some musical sins of the '80s and '90s and "Mon chéri"

° The love of my life: Luka and Shio

° What else matters: Friends who know how I am and still love me 

Anything else

° I love to communicate with people, to develop ideas together, to connect different cultures

° In my workshops, seminars and portfolio reviews I prefer to pick people up where they stand and support each individual to go their own way

° I'm particularly interested in documentary photography, reportage  and conceptual photography

° I like to work with analogue technology and experiment with the alternative process