Data (David) Chigholashvili’s work in social anthropology and contemporary art explores connections between the two fields through theoretical research and socially engaged art projects. He is mainly interested in topics of visual and urban anthropology, ethnography, socially engaged art practices, public space, migration, foodways, and memory, which are often interconnected in his collaborative work.
In 2012, Data joined GeoAIR. Since 2018, he has been working as a curator of international programs at the State Silk Museum in Tbilisi, Georgia. Data’s works are strongly related to the specificity of their contexts. Through direct commentary or through subtle forms, he aims to present and question issues of the surroundings, while simultaneously exploring connections between various disciplines and means of expression in order to challenge conventional definitions and forms.