Elene Chechelashvili

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Elene Chechelashvili graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Art (Textile design) and the Ilia Tschawtschawadse State University (German studies) and studied at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. As an artist and organizer, she has participated in artistic and cultural projects in Georgia, Germany and Austria. She has worked as projekt organizer and co-curator for the Georgian Culture Days in Germany 2008. This event took place thanks to the support of the following organizations: City of Frankfurt, Ministry of Culture and Sports of Georgia, Hessian Ministry of Culture, City of Marburg, Deutsche Bank.
In 2010-2011 she has worked for the regional initiative “Culture and Development” at the Goethe-Institut Tbilissi for two years, for Georgia and South Caucasus, Russia and Uzbekistan. As part of this initiative, she organized training, exhibitions and workshops in the following areas: climate and culture, cultural manager training and Publisher training.
In 2011-2012 as a scholarship holder of the “Robert Bosch Stiftung’s” program “Cultural Managers from Central and Eastern Europe”, she has organized a festival “Georgien 3mal anders” in cooperation with "Literaturhaus München“ and “Münchner Künstlerhaus”. In the fields of literature, art and music, she presented an excerpt from the current Georgian art and culture scene from a new perspective.
In 2013 she got married and became the mother of two children. Together with her family she lives and works in Zurich as a freelance cultural manager, translator and textile artist.
Since 2017 among other things she has been initiating and organizing events as part of the European Week in various art forms and event formats, with the participation of Georgian art and cultural representatives in cooperation with the cultural center “Die Fabrik/Kulturwerk Frankfurt”. Project partners and sponsors: Hessian State Chancellery, City Frankfurt, Mediacampus Frankfurt, Edition Fototapeta, Berlin, Georgian National Book Center, Diogene publishing house Tbilisi

Georgia, Germany, Switzerland
English, Georgian, German, Russian
Crafts, Fashion, Festival, Film & Cinema, Interdisciplinary, Literature, Music, Physical Theatre, Visual arts
Cross-sector collaboration, Cultural exchange