Partner Data (David) Chigholashvili works between social anthropology and contemporary art,
exploring connections between them through theoretical research and socially
engaged art projects. He is mainly interested in topics concerning visual and
urban anthropology, ethnography, socially engaged art practices, public space,
migration, foodways, and memory - some of which are usually interconnected in
his collaborative work.
Data’s works are strongly related to
the specificity of their contexts. Through direct commentary, or subtle forms,
he aims to present and question issues of the surroundings, while
exploring connections between various disciplines and ways of
expression in order to challenge conventional definitions and
In 2012 Data joined GeoAIR, a contemporary
art initiative and residency in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has been working on
projects, texts, publications, and talks in Tbilisi and internationally.