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Petre Otskheli is one of the most important representatives of the Georgian Avant-garde scenography. Together with Irakli Gamrekel, Kirile Zdanevich and other artists, he actually revolutionized Georgian stage and costume design. Instead of backdrop decoration he shifted the focus of a set designer on a…

Gia Loria studied visual art from 1975 to 1979 at the Iakob Nikoladze Art School and from 1981 to 1987 at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Loria was a member of the group “Archivarius” beginning in the 1980s, and he worked at the “10th…

Ketevan Matabeli  graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1978. She is a distinguished artist, who createsgraphics, collages and assemblages, which are decorated with various materials and has original style. In 1984 she created a series of paintings “Old Tbilisi”. The illustrations for…

Sculptor, painter, cartoonist, illustrator, actor, theater and film director and animator, one of the brightest representatives of  The Tbilisi modernism and later a prominent creator of the Stalinist period heroic propaganda films. After the Sovietization, Mikhail Chiaureli actively got involved into the film industry initiated…

Lia Shvelidze graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (1984). Lia Shvelidze is a representative of the so-called “Generation of the ‘80s”. She was a member of the informal group of artists “Marjanishvili Theatre Workshop”. According to Lia Shvelidze those years played a crucial…

Jemal Kukhalashvili graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1978 and began his creative career in the 1980s. His creative work is characterized by a distinct personality. He depicts everyday life in all its complexities and variety. The artist’s perception of the world…

Temo Javakhi (b.1951) graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts’ Faculty of Design in 1976, and from Georgian Film’s acting studio in 1974. He worked at the Tbilisi State Puppet Theater until 1995. Temo Javakhi has participated in numerous exhibitions in Georgia and abroad…

Futurist artist of Polish descent, one of the important figures of the Tbilisi Avant-garde, Zygmunt (Ziga) Waliszewski was born in 1897 in St. Petersburg. In 1908, his family moved to Georgia, Tbilisi, where he spent his childhood and youth. Here he graduated from the Nikolai…

Lado Gudiashvili, the outstanding figure among Georgian modernists with his unique and distinguished style, represents a prolific artist whose carrier spans more than 60 years and comprises the periods of both the Tbilisi Modernism and Socialist Realism. He graduated from the Tiflis School of Painting…

Ilia Zautashvili is a multimedia artist who has participated in numerous local and international exhibitions and art events, from New York to Seoul. He is the founder of many creative groups and institutional initiatives, as well as the author of critical essays. He is also…

Shalva Kikodze – painter, graphic artist, one of the brightest representatives of the Tbilisi avant-garde movement. He was born in 1894 in the village of Bakhvi, Guria region in Georgia. In 1902-1912 he studied at the Tbilisi Gymnasium. In 1914, on a scholarship from the Society…

Luka Lasareishvili/Luca Lazar is an independent professional artist who has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums since 1982. He works in a variety of media: painting, installations, objects, and video art. Lazar spent 1989 as an artist-in-residence at the Museum…

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