Salome Kokoladze is curator, writer, and an interdisciplinary artist from Adjara, Georgia. Through her visual practice, Kokoladze explores the interdependence of animal, plant 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 MFA in Video Art from Syracuse University, an MA in Philosophy from Central European University and a BA in Philosophy from Smith College. 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. Most recently, Kokoladze’s research has been supported by the Visual Studies Workshop Project Space Residency, 2022.
Kokoladze's writing has been published by Artforum International, Glasstire, and Rattle Poetry Magazine among others. She is the curator at Aurora Picture Show, a non-profit media arts center dedicated to expanding the cinematic experience and promoting the understanding and appreciation of moving image art.