Salome Kokoladze is an interdisciplinary artist and writer originally from Adjara, Georgia. Through her visual practice, Kokoladze explores the interdependence of animal and human cultures. From her avante-garde performances, where she learns movement from animals such as howler monkeys, to utilizing scientific data visualization techniques as a way to document bird songs during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kokoladze seeks to unearth information often tacitly embedded in the movements and habits of the body.
Kokoladze holds an MA in Philosophy from Central European University and an MFA in Video Art from Syracuse University. She has performed at Kirby Theater in Amherst, MA, American College Dance Festival Association Conference in Boston, MA, Stúdió Galéria and Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest, Hungary, Vox Populi, in Philadelphia, PA and Theater for the New City in New York, NY. Kokoladze’s visual work has been shown at Gallery Verkligheten in Umeå, Sweden, Artpolis in Prishtina, Kosovo, Urban Video Project and Community Folk Art Center in Syracuse, New York, Canal Street in New York, NY and at the Edge Galley in Whitehorse, Canada.
Kokoladze's writing has been published by Artforum International, Glasstire, and Rattle Poetry Magazine among others. She is the editor of an experimental online publication Infrasonic.