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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…

Modernist artist (expressionist, futurist, constructivist); set and film production designer, painter, book illustrator – Irakli Gamrekeli, the founding-farther of the Georgian avant-garde scenography, was an unsurpassed connoisseur of set design techniques and the first Georgian artist who, according to the Futurist theatre principle, practiced a…

Dimitri Shevardnadze – modernist artist,  painter,  stage designer and curator;  founder of the  museum management  program  in Georgia – along with being a well-known artist he represented  a public figure who, in many aspects determined the cultural life of the country throughout 1920s and 1930s…

In the 1980s, Niko Tsetskhladze (b.1959) was a member of the unofficial groups of artists – “10th Floor” and “Marjanishvili’s Workshop”. Since that period, he has been participating in various art projects and exhibitions. In the early 1990s, Niko Tsetskhladze and Oleg Timchenko conducted one…

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…

Helene Akhvlediani – modernist artist: painter, book illustrator and stage designer – one of the founders of the urban landscape in Georgian painting. She was born in Telavi, Georgia, in 1901 and studied drawing at the art studio of Nikolai Sklifosovsky in Tbilisi. She  traveled…

Oleg Timchenko, a member of The 10th Floor, the avant-garde group of the late 1980s and early 1990s,  was among those painters, who  began to comprehend postmodernist art and tried to express it in their own context during the time of “Perestroika,” thoroughly  aiming for…

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…

Rocko Iremashvili –  painter and sculptor, alumnus of the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (2005-2009) and a Guest lecturer at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (2010 – 2012). His  works, regardless of format and material – be it painting or video, you…

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…

Loretta Shengelia – Honored Artist of Georgia (1982), graphic artist, and painter, graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1966, where she mastered the art of drawing and graphic under  Lado Grigolia and Sergo Kobuladze. Loretta Shengelia has significantly contributed to the development…

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