Bio

Mano Svanidze (1992) is a Georgian photographer currently based in Tbilisi. She graduated from Tbilisi State University, faculty of Economics and Business with a BA in Marketing. She also studied composition and music for 10 years. In 2009 she discovered her interest in photography. Mano is a member and co-founder of 90’x collective. Her work has been exhibited in several countries such as Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, UK, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Italy. Currently she works as a freelance photojournalist at media platform Chai Khana. 

CV

Education
2010 - 2014 Tbilisi State University, bachelor in business administration in marketing
1998 - 2008 Tbilisi Arts College, composition and music

Courses/Workshops/Internship
2018 - *UPCOMING* Prospekt Photo Agency Internship (Milan, Italy)
2017 - Kolga Tbilisi Photo Workshop with Wolfgang Zurborn (Tbilisi, Georgia)


Awards/Mentions
2018 - Special Prize, Kolga Tbilisi Photo 
2018 - Nominated for Best Mobile Photo Series, Kolga Tbilisi Photo
2018 - Shortlisted for Kolga Tbilisi Photo
2014 - Third place of Artisterium’s and Photoessay’s joint Photo Contest “Houston, we have a problem!”
2014 - Winner of the photo contest, UNFPA UN joint program “Promotion of Gender Equality in Georgia”

Exhibitions/Festivals
2018 - UPCOMING (September) group work "Memories" (Italy, Rome)
2018 - Group work "90'x collective" (Georgia, Batumi)
2018 - Group work "Alteration" (Italy, Rome)
2018 - Group work Kolga Tbilisi Photo Winners (Germany, Berlin)
2018 - Group work Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, Award Exhibition (Georgia, Tbilisi) 
2018 - Group work “Take me somewhere nice" (Armenia, Yerevan) 
2018 - Group work “Take me somewhere nice" (Azerbaijan, Baku) 
2017 - Group work “Take me somewhere nice" (Georgia, Tbilisi) 
2017 - Group work “Trans Media Images", Hashtag 8, closed exhibition, (Georgia, Tbilisi) 
2017 - Group work “Take me somewhere nice" (Germany, Berlin) 
2017 - Group work “Trans Media Images" (Georgia, Tbilisi) 
2017 - Group work “Utopia” (Germany, Juist) 
2017 - Group work “Three Angles” (Georgia, Batumi) 
2016 - Group work “Daydreams” (UK, Bargoed) 
2015 - Screening "Imagine" during Tbilisi Photo Festival’s Night of Photography (Georgia, Tbilisi) 
2014 - Personal exhibition "Fragments" during Artside Fest (Georgia, Tbilisi) 
2014 - Group work “Nød Hjelp” (Norway, Arendal) 
2014 - Group Work “Promotion of Gender Equality in Georgia” (Georgia, Tbilisi) 
2013 - Group work “Black Sea Project” (UK, Abertillery) 
2013 - Group work “Behind Her ‘I’s” (UK, Abertillery) 
2013 - Group work “Fill Heritage with life of art” (Ukraine, Feodosia) 
2012 - Group work “Photo Club Boke, memories” (Georgia, Tbilisi) 
2012 - Group work “A room of one’s owns” (Georgia, Tbilisi) 
2011 - Group work “Food for all” (Sweden, Stockholm) 
2011 - Group work “Food for all” (Georgia, Tbilisi)

Publications
2018 - Post Pravda Magazine - Waiting for Vacation
2018 - The Eye of Photography - Waiting for Vacation
2018 - Dodho Magazine - Things I Stole
2018 - Dodho Magazine - How was your day?
2018 - Positive Magazine - How was your day?
2018 - Bleek Magazine - Waiting for Vacation
2018 - Chai Khana - Georgia's 20-Somethings: Pursuing Privacy 
2018 - F-Stop Magazine - Issue-Open theme
2018 - Format Magazine - How 20 Artists See Themselves
2018 - Ours Photo Magazine - Online Gallery-Identity
2018 - Kiosk der Demokratie - Imagine
2018 - Kiosk der Demokratie - People Around Me
2018 - Kiosk der Demokratie - Usual Day (Existence)
2017 - Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa - La Prima Volta dei Ragazzi Georgiani
2017 - Chai Khana When the Wind Blows
2017 - Chai Khana The Sexual Blessing of a Georgian Man
2017 - Chai Khana Tomorrow's Song
2016 - Chai Khana Faded Friendships
2016 - The Kickplate Project - Daydreams Artists
2015 - Photoessay Magazine
2015 - FinestrAperta
2014 - Photoessay Magazine
2013 - WalesOnline
2012 - Photo Catalogue "a Room of One's Own".


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