Saturday, March 29, 2008
Portfolio presentation and exhibition @ Arci Gallery
Guram Tsibakhashvili, born in 1960 in Tbilisi, Georgia, lives and works in Tbilisi. He graduated from the State University, where he studied Physics. Tsibakhashvili took professional interest in photography in the 1980s. After several solo shows, he, along with the artists whose works introduced new trends in Georgian art (e.g. the 10th floor and the Generation of the 80s), presented his photographic series at the exhibitions arranged in the 1990s at the Tbilisi History Museum ‘Karvasla’ (Caravanserai). His photographs are characterized by a conceptual approach and confrontation with history. His documentary archive of the events and protagonists of the art scene in Tbilisi in the 1990s is extremely valuable. Tsibakhashvili has participated in many local and international solo and group shows, including at IFA Gallery Berlin, George Goldstein Gallery New York, TMS Gallery Tbilisi, Bratislava and Basel.