Andrei Zailer

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Andrei Zailer is a programme director, curator and writer based in Tbilisi, Georgia. With a background in music journalism, he's been working in festival and live show production in various capacities for over a decade. As a curator, Andrei focuses on various forms of experimental sound and art, as well as the music of Southwest Asia, North Africa and Eastern Europe. He works as programme director for the Armenian festival Urvakan, which dedicated its latest edition to the themes of regionalism, decoloniality and sonic activism. His other recent projects include 'A Collective Memoir', which explores notions of time and collective memory; co-curating the MaWaheb festival, which showcased traditional, contemporary and experimental artists from the SWANA region; the multidisciplinary experimental art platform TKANI; and writing for EastEast magazine. (2022)