(born in 1951, Tbilisi, Georgia)
One of the first representatives of minimal-art in Georgia. His artistic and thinking manner had changed the soviet problematic into abstract image, where "the soviet phenomena" got the value of cultural experience. The variety of used material-from metal and architectural surfaces till plants and embroidery, exactness of expressed idea based on verbal existentional issues make illustrations of junctions in global and personal events. His installations make strong differentiations among the dimensional borders. Sometimes there appear some ironic by the elements of theatrical requisite (has worked with marionettes) or kitch.
"The Problematic Trajectory", 2001, project installation, video
The distance among the sniper and the target...
Where is the end of the way repeated in circles by the energy concentrated in the
bullet. The crowd of unrealized aggressive impulses burst in accidental or not
accidental object. Where is the alternative, when this crowd of impulses does not exsist, or it is
Neutralized before transforming in aggression...
The author is planning the installation in the isolated space - the monitor is fixed among the stones with inscriptions placed on cotton wool layers.
1976 - graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts.
From 1976 he is taking part in-group and one-man exhibitions.
From 1981 he is taking part in foundation of Tbilisi State Puppet Theatre, where he is
working as an actor, artist and producer.
1994 - carried out the author's performance "P.S."
1996 - carried out the performance by the German author W.M.Bauer "In Den
Auger Eines Fremden" producer and artist - Temo Javakhishvili.
l993 - published the own collection "Experimental poetry and objects."
1994 - video art "Silk man Nol", "Wall", "Circle", "Transformation
No l", "Fly", "From flying up to falling".
2000 "Difference", Tbilisi, Georgia
1999 "From East to West". Object Video Photo Installation
1995 Puppet Marionette Theater Tbilisi, Georgia
1989 California, USA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2000 1-Intemational Forum "SEA", Sochi, Russia
2000 II-International Gymri Biennial, Armenia
2000 N-Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2000 International exhibition. Moscow, Russia
1999 "Messe Pirmasnes GmbH", Pirmasens, Germany
1999 International Mail Art Exhibition, Holland
1999 X International Mail Art Exhibition, Barreiro; Portugal.
1999 1.Action "Sunflower"; 2.Action (Surface) "Kart Veli"; Project "Public Atrophy",
Old gallery; Tbilisi; Georgia
1998 Group Exhibition of Post-Modernist Georgian Artists - "Presentation II", N-
Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
1998 Group Exhibition of Georgian Artists, Austria
1998 Group Exhibition of English and Georgian painters "By Hand", Tbilisi History
Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
1998 Saarbruken, Germany
1997 The action "Trans-Formation" and video Art: "Wall", Old Gallery, Tbilisi,
1997 Group Exhibition of Georgian and Scotch artists "Phirosmani club". The first
International Art festival, Tbilisi, Georgia
1995 International Art exhibition, Ankara, Turkey
1995 International Exhibition of mail art, Bareiro, Portugal
1994 International Exhibition of mail art, France
1991 VI International Art Festival, Italy
1976 Exhibition of your artist. State Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia