About

60 Watt Design is a 2-year-old label by Georgian artist and light designer Giorgi Maghradze.

Born in 1988, in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2009 Giorgi Maghradze graduated from the Academy of Arts of Tbilisi with bachelor degree in Interior Design. During his studies he started to work as an artist and after the graduation he had his first personal exhibition ‘Mechanical cyber Dada’. His works at that time were due to his strong interest in the left front Avant-Garde art, especially constructivism. Subsequently Giorgi had his first steps in kinetic art and participated in several group exhibitions in Georgia.

In 2012-2013 having studied video/sound art at the Center of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi  Giorgi broadened his working domain. In 2015 he was nominated in Visual Arts section for Tsinandali Award, he also had several group exhibitions in Georgia as well as abroad (France, Spain, Ukraine, Lithuania).

Three years ago Giorgi started to design the lighting objects with the inspiration of insects. Later the visual line of ‘Insect lamps’ slowly disappeared and was replaced by a new label 60 Watt Design. Recently Giorgi’s field of interests is mostly oriented on light design and light installations.

 

Solo exhibitions

2009 Mechanical cyber dada (Tbilisi)

Group exhibitions

2015  Walk -Residential House Near Baratashvili Bridge  (Tbilisi, Georgia)

2015 Batumi Backyard Stories(2015) (Batumi, Georgia)
2015 Nominee for Tsinandali Award – Exhibition (Tbilisi, Georgia)
2015 Extreme Territories  (EESAB-site de Rennes, France)
2014 Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project – Neon Heater (Café Iveria, Tbilisi, Georgia)

2014 Discover Eliava  / Eliava market (Tbilisi, Georgia)
2014 Art Rules/ Presidential palace (Tbilisi, Georgia)
2013 Response: Abilities / Villa Arson / École nationale supérieure d’art – Centre d’art contemporain (Nice, France)
2013 Invisible Streams/ Fest I Nova Garikula ’13 (Garikula, Georgia)
2013 Possibilities. station N 2 ./ Lisi lake

2013 Fifth Phase / Center of Contemporary Art (Tbilisi, Georgia)
2012 Young soul / Center of Contemporary Art (Tbilisi, Georgia)
2011 Spice / Surface| Spice / Surface / CCA (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Other

2016  Bronze A’ Design Award  winner  in Lighting  Products and Lighting Projects Design category , 2015-2016.

2016  Grand Prize design for Electronauts  –  Awards for Innovative Pop Culture & electronic music.

2015  ‘Art-Science’ training project hosted by Goethe Institute / Berlin-Dortmund- Hamburg, Germany.

2015  Nomination in Visual Arts section for Tsinandali Award.