Wato Tsereteli

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Wato Tsereteli is an artist, curator and author. He was an Associate Professor of Media Arts at Tbilisi Art Academy from 2005 to 2014, where he initiated the Center of Contemporary Art in Tbilisi that has become an international educative and cultural platform with a nine-month informal master programme on Creative Mediation. The study programme helps students develop social innovation projects by directing artistic thinking from the studio to social reality and has received international recognition through important exhibitions and workshops. Since 2012, Wato is the initiator, co-curator and artistic director of Tbilisi Triennial. He has participated in art exhibitions and written and edited publications. In 2000, he initiated Media Art Farm (MAF), the first Georgian platform for education, research and the development of contemporary art. Georgia’s first four-year accredited bachelor programme, the Institute of Photography and New Media, was a part of MAF. Wato graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp in 1998. (2023)