“If you want a polished lesson in Chinese contemporary art there is no better resource.”

Chinese Art

Tbilisi Art Center (TAC) is a non-for-profit organisation specialising in contemporary Chinese art.

Our network encompasses East and Central Asia, the Caucasus and Europe - all the countries of the ancient Silk Road. Throughout this region aim is to make cross-border connections, to strengthen the silken threads between museums, galleries, public foundations and private collections. Our base in Georgia means that we are perfectly placed, geographically and culturally, to serve as a bridge between Chinese artists and western collectors.

Localisation of TAC


Tbilisi Art Center is a source and a service for art collectors across the world. We have a unique understanding of the contemporary Chinese art market, and unparalleled access to artists’ studios and galleries within China. We are known and trusted - and that means that we are able to provide up-to-date information about local and global trends, and are always the first to know about the best acquisition opportunities.

The TAC has helped grow collections in numerous locations.

The map below shows the some of the works that we have sourced or curated for clients, along with the private collections and public institutions where they are now to be found.


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TAC works with leading international curators to create exhbitions of contemporary Chinese art in Silk Road countries, and so to raise the profile of the best artists working in China today. This involves placing works from the collections of our clients, bringing both the artists and the collections to the attention of the art world in which TAC has been involved.

We have staged monographic exhibitions in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Georgia, among other places. Here below are details of some of the events in which TAC has been involved.


    John Dodelande


    John Dodelande, the co-founder of LITO Editions, is an esteemed entrepreneur and an influential collector of contemporary Chinese art, with a career spanning over a decade in the art world. His journey began with a deep fascination for China's rich visual culture and its rapid modernization, leading him to become an art advisor and collector of works by Chinese artists, particularly those from the post-Mao generation. These artists, who came into prominence in the 1980s and beyond, have intricately explored the human impacts of China's swift economic growth and cultural shifts through various mediums, including traditional methods like ink and oils, as well as conceptual art and new media.

    In 2021, Dodelande's expertise in the field was further recognized through his collaboration with Adrian Cheng, the founder of the K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong, on the publication "Chinese Art: The Impossible Collection." This significant work highlights his deep engagement with Chinese contemporary art. His contributions to the art and technology sector were acknowledged the same year when he was featured in Apollo’s 40 under 40 Art and Tech edition, marking him as one of the sector's leading voices.

    Driven by a passion to enhance access to global cultural heritage, Dodelande co-founded LITO in 2022 alongside an engineer from one of the world's leading tech companies. LITO, celebrated by Fast Company as one of the most innovative companies globally, stands at the intersection of art and technology. Operating from the LITO Technology Lab in Bregenz, Austria, this printmaking company and art publisher commissions contemporary artists to conceive original artworks, which are then meticulously transformed into limited editions using LITO's unique and patented technology. This ensures the creation of multiples with unparalleled precision and quality.

    LITO Editions has already partnered with renowned artists such as Douglas Gordon, Erwin Wurm, Wang Guangle, Jia Aili, Alexandre Arrechea, Collin Sekajugo, and Peter Halley, producing distinctive and sought-after editions. Moreover, through its conservation arm, LITO Masters, the company extends its innovative approach to leading museums and institutions worldwide, offering new tools for research and conservation. A notable collaboration with the Musee d’Orsay in Paris has led to the creation of textured limited editions of masterpieces by globally acclaimed artists, including Monet and Van Gogh, further cementing LITO's role in bridging the gap between traditional artistry and contemporary technological innovation.




    Limited editions in collaboration with leading contemporary artists

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    Lito Masters

    A new generation of high-rendered limited edition prints

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    Fast Company

    March 2, 2023

    The 10 most innovative companies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in 2023

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    Chinese Art: The Impossible Collection

    The most highly anticipated volume in Assouline’s exclusive Ultimate series

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    Artnet News

    November 23, 2021

    What I Buy and Why: John Dodelande on His Passion for Chinese Contemporary Art and Forging Links Between East and West

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    Apollo Magazine

    September 20, 2021

    Collector and entrepreneur, London

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    February 17, 2020

    ‘Chinese artists will soon be the global superstars of the art world’

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    Startup Fortune

    May 4, 2020

    John Dodelande, At The Service of Contemporary Chinese Art

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    Larry's List

    His Secret Garden Besides Contemporary Chinese Art

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    Asia Tatler

    March 17, 2021

    Adrian Cheng And John Dodelande's New Book, "Chinese Art: The Impossible Collection", Launches In May 2021

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    New Corner

    April 17, 2021

    John Dodelande, a businessman determined to conquer the Chinese Contemporary Art market

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    April 18, 2019

    Meet the young, French collector trying to save Chinese contemporary art

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    August 7, 2021

    John Dodelande and Fujin Are Building a New Airport Hotel

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    Augusta Free Press

    May 4, 2020

    John Dodelande on how to maintain, grow multinational businesses at a time of global crisis

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    Euro Cheddar

    May 4, 2021

    Art Collector John Dodelande Provides Suggestions as to How Technology Can Help Revive Art Business Amidst Coronavirus

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    The Union Journal

    April 8, 2021

    New book by John Dodelande and Adrian Cheng: “Chinese Art: The Impossible Collection” will be released in May 2021

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    24 Matins

    February 8, 2021

    John Dodelande – Portrait d’un entrepreneur passionné

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    London Post

    April 6, 2021

    John Dodelande’s Expertise in Contemporary Chinese Art

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