ARTIST'S STATEMENT

surreal moments, uncertainty, pain, loneliness, haunt of the past feelings, genetically accumulated experiences, search of transcendental, hope of mysterious future, subconscious childhood emotions, changes and empathy-these are indelible components of human life I transform into metaphors and try to visualize them in different materials.

The landscape - a constant element of my works - serves as a mise en scene for revealing one’s mysterious life.

I want to capture the fine line between blurring memories and remembrance, between recent experiences and the information kept in our sub-consciousness. I want to explore the very second the mind stands between today and tomorrow, present and future, dream and awakening, reality and imagination... I often think-that very moment may not even exist.

Born 1979 in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia Lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia

EDUCATION

1996/2003 - Tbilisi state Academy of Fine Arts
1999 - Summer school in St. Petersburg, Russia
2004 - Establishes art group “Figurative Art Studio”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 "TOMORROW WILL BE YESTERDAY 01" ARTISTERIUM9 Curator: Magda Guruli. Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
2015. "PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS" Multimedia project, curator: Khatuna Khabuliani, "Europe House Georgia", Tbilisi, Georgia
"BACK HOME?" Art Area Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2008. Mitsukoshi Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007. Mitsukoshi Art Gallery, Sendai, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017. Beijing International Art Biennale 2017, projectartbeat, Beijing, China
"Limits of My City" Curator: Khatuna Khabuliani, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
ViennaPhotoBookFestival, Gallery CONTAINER / Vienna, Austria
2016. ViennaPhotoBookFestival, Gallery CONTAINER / Vienna, Austria
"GREEN" Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
2015. XI Biennale of young Artists, NI Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia
"HERITAGE" RICHMIX Arts Center, London, UK
2014. GALLERY AT388, Rotterdam, NL
2013. "HERITAGE", Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
2009. Mitsukoshi Art Gallery “2 man show” Matsuyama, Japan
Gallery KUNSTRAUB 99 Cologne, Germany
2008. Mitsukoshi Art Gallery “2 man show” Sendai, Japan
2007. Tobu Spring Art Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery ATELIERHAUS WESTFALLENHUETTE “strassenverbindenkulturen”
WissenschaftsPark, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Gallery Universe “The Lost Ones” Tbilisi, Georgia
National Gallery of Armenia “Georgian Visual Art” Yerevan, Armenia
Gallery Culti G7 “KunstausGeogien III” Mannheim, Germany
2004. Gallery Universe “Figurative Art Studio” “expo I” Tbilisi, Georgia
2003. Gallery Culti G7 “KunstausGeogien II” Mannheim, Germany

ART FAIRS

2017. Vienna Contemporary 2017, ERTI GALLERY, Vienna, Austria
2016. COSMOSCOW 2016, ERTI GALLERY, Moscow, Russia
ART16 OLIMPIA, ERTI GALLERY, London, UK
2015. START, SAATCHI GALLERY, Project Artbeat, London, UK
ART VILNIUS'15 International Contemporary Art Fair, GALLERY CONTAINER, Vilnius, Lithuania
ARTISTERIUM 2015, International Art Fair, GALLERY CONTAINER, Tbilisi, Georgia
2014. ARTISTERIUM 2014, International Art Fair, GALLERY CONTAINER, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013. BERLINER LISTE 2013, DHADAMUS CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Berlin, Germany
2008. ARTEXPO NEW YORK, NY, US
2007. OW_ART 07 International Art Fair, Buchen, Germany
ARTEXPO NEW YORK, NY, US
2005. IMPULSE 2005 International Art Fair, Osnabrueck, Germany

AWARDS

2007 The I prize at the International Art Fair OW_ART 07 together with the “Figurative Art Studio” Buchen, Germany
2005 The I prize at the International Art Fair Impulse 2005 together with the “Figurative Art Studio” Osnabrueck, Germany
2004 The III prize for the best painting of 2004, Georgian National Museum,Tbilisi, Georgia

AUCTIONS

PHILLIPS - "OFF WHITE" 2017 Moscow, Russia

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