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 Georgian Photo Collective - 90’x Collective. Her work has been exhibited in several countries including Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, 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

Workshops
2019 - Sputnik Photos Workshop with Adam Panczuk and Jan Brykczynski during Kolga Tbilisi Photo (Tbilisi, Georgia)
2019 - Photography Workshop with Karolina Jonderko (Tbilisi, Georgia)
2018 - Storytelling Workshop with Hendrik Hellige, Dina Oganova and Davit A. Gabunia (Tbilisi, Georgia)
2017 - Transcultural Art Lab Photography Workshop with Johanna Landscheidt (Juist, Germany)
2017 - Kolga Tbilisi Photo Workshop "The Art Of Making Photo Books" with Wolfgang Zurborn (Tbilisi, Georgia)


Awards/Mentions
2019 - Batumi PhotoDays - Main exhibition "Mirror Land" winner
2019 - Monovisions Photography Awards - Honorable Mention in Nude Category
2019 - Georgia Photo Agency photo contest "Women in Society" - Second Place
2019 - PhotoCULT  "We are there where we were going" - Shortlisted
2019 - Multimedia Production Lab Grant for South Caucasian female photographers - Winner
2019 - ESPY Photography Award - Shortlisted
2018 - IKA AWARD - Nominated photographer
2018 - Format Picks - Self Portrait Edition - Shortlisted
2018 - Kolga Tbilisi Photo - Special Prize
2018 - Kolga Tbilisi Photo - Nominated for Best Mobile Photo Series
2018 - Kolga Tbilisi Photo - Shortlisted
2014 - Artisterium’s and Photoessay’s joint Photo Contest “Houston, we have a problem!” - Third Place
2014 - UNFPA UN joint program “Promotion of Gender Equality in Georgia” - Winner

Exhibitions/Festivals/Screenings


2019 - upcoming Group exhibition of 90'x Collective "Stolen Stories", Salaam Cinema (Azerbaijan, Baku)
2019 - Group Exhibition "ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS: THE SOUTH CAUCASUS PHOTOGRAPHY Part I",  Special Guest - Chai Khana, during Tbilisi Photo Festival, MoMA Tbilisi (Georgia, Tbilisi)2019 - "Pilot" during the Batumi Photodays main exhibition "Mirror Land" (Georgia, Batumi)2019 - Group Exhibition Georgia Photo Agency "Women in Society", Finalists, National Science Library of Georgia (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2019 - Group Exhibition Georgia Photo Agency "Women in Society", Finalists Exhibition, Moxy Hotel (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2019 - Art on a Postcard's Urban Contemporary and Street photography Auction, Old Spitalfields Market (United Kindgom, London)
2019 - Screening during the Group Exhibition "We are there where we were going", PhotoCULT, Pasinger Fabric Cultural Center (Germany, Munich)
2019 - Group Exhibition of ESPY Photography Award, Elysium Gallery (United Kindgom, Swansea)
2019 - Group exhibition of 90'x Collective  "Stolen Stories" while Kolga Tbilisi Photo week, Untitled Gallery (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2019 - Group Exhibition for "KIKI" - Series of Queer events, 1 year anniversary, KHIDI (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2018 - Group Exhibition for human rights week campaign of EU for Georgia, Rustaveli Street (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2018 - Group Exhibition "Passions and Rights", Fabrika (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2018 - Group Exhibition "Memories", Millepiani Gallery (Italy, Rome)
2018 - Group Exhibition "90'x collective" (Georgia, Batumi)
2018 - Group Exhibition "Alteration", Millepiani Gallery (Italy, Rome)
2018 - Group Exhibition of Kolga Tbilisi Photo Winners, GeoArt Gallery (Germany, Berlin)
2018 - Group Exhibition Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, Award Exhibition (Georgia, Tbilisi) 
2018 - Group Exhibition “Take me somewhere nice", Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (Armenia, Yerevan)
2018 - Group Exhibition “Take me somewhere nice", Bunker Artground (Azerbaijan, Baku)
2017 - Group Exhibition “Take me somewhere nice", Artarea Gallery (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2017 - Group Exhibition “Trans Media Images", Hashtag 8, closed exhibition, (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2017 - Group Exhibition “Take me somewhere nice", Glogauair (Germany, Berlin)
2017 - Group Exhibition “Trans Media Images", MTKVARZE (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2017 - Group Exhibition “Utopia”, Jubi-Juist (Germany, Juist)
2017 - Group Exhibition “Three Angles”, Contemporary Art Space (Georgia, Batumi)
2016 - Group Exhibition “Daydreams” (UK, Bargoed)
2015 - Screening "Imagine" during Tbilisi Photo Festival’s Night of Photography (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2014 - Solo Exhibition "Fragments" during Artside Fest, House of Writers (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2014 - Group Exhibition “Nød Hjelp” (Norway, Arendal)
2014 - Group Exhibition “Promotion of Gender Equality in Georgia”, The Museum of Modern Art (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2013 - Group Exhibition “Black Sea Project” (UK, Abertillery)
2013 - Group Exhibition “Behind Her ‘I’s” (UK, Abertillery)
2013 - Group Exhibition “Fill Heritage with life of art” (Ukraine, Feodosia)
2012 - Group Exhibition “Photo Club Boke, memories”, Gallery 21 (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2012 - Group Exhibition “A room of one’s owns” (Georgia, Tbilisi)
2011 - Group Exhibition “Food for all” (Sweden, Stockholm)
2011 - Group Exhibition “Food for all” (Georgia, Tbilisi)


Publications/Web Features/Interviews 

2019 - Chai Khana - Lemon, baking Soda, onions - ending a pregnancy at home
2019 - L'Oeil de la photographie - Things I Stole
2019 - Dodho Magazine - Pilot
2019 - LOENKE magazine - Interview
2019 - Georgian Broadcaster - reportage about 90'x Collective - Stolen Stories
2019 - TV IMEDI - reportage about 90'x Collective - Stolen Stories
2019 - ARTPIL - Profile 
2019 - Chai Khana - Do the clothes make a man?
2019 - Reed Moon Magazine - Things I Stole
2019 - SORA Magazine - "Things I Stole"
2019 - Ajam Media Collective - 90'x Collective
2019 - Analog Magazine - Things I stole
2019 - TV IMEDI - Interview
2019 - Red Moon Magazine - How was your day?
2019 - House of Girls - Things I Stole
2018 - Chai Khana - From Delhi to Delisi
2018 - Doka Photography - Featured Artist
2018 - Chai Khana - The Womanly Face of War
2018 - Indigo Magazine - 90'x collective
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 - Kolga Tbilisi Photo Catalogue
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 - Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale - La Prima Volta Dei Ragazzi Georgiani
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 - Tbilisi Photography and Multimedia Museum - Myangle, Imagine
2015 - Photoessay Magazine
2015 - FinestrAperta
2014 - Photoessay Magazine
2013 - WalesOnline
2012 - Photo Catalogue "a Room of One's Own".


Internships
2019 - Prospekt Photo Agency, Internship (Milan, Italy)


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