About

Natia Benashvili lives and works in Tbilisi. Through juxtaposition of space, light and cubical forms she investigates the transformational moments inspired by alchemical processes. Another source for Benashvili is the complex structure of interpersonal relationships, especially the relationship to her mother. Within different mostly two-dimensional media, such as painting, drawing and silk screen, Benashvili explores parallel worlds as well as the human mind and inner processes of transformation. 

Benashvili finished her bachelor and master studies in Fine Arts at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, including a one-year exchange program at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. During her studies she participated in several group exhibitions and projects. Since her graduation Benashvili works independently.

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Exhibitions

  • 2021 — Group exhibition – On the other side – CCA, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2020 — Fest-i-Nova Ars Garikula
  • 2020 — Online – Tbilisi Online Biennale – “Love in the Time of Curfew”
  • 2020 — Online – Creative Armenia – “The SelfQuar Experiment”
  • 2020 — Online – Group exhibition – “All this might be a dream” online art platform “Home Alone”
  • 2019 — Group exhibition – 9 Chairs, 2 Bells and a Shaolin Bus -Oni Local Lore Museum, Arteli Racha, Art-Ra festival, Ratcha, Georgia  
  • 2019 — Group exhibition – Life N Style international print festival, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2019 — Group exhibition – Ambrolauri Fine Art Museum, Arteli Ratcha, Art-Ra festival exhibition, Racha, Georgia 
  • 2019 — Group exhibition – Botanico, Life N Style International Print Festival, Batumi, Georgia.      
  • 2018 — Group exhibition – Artisterium 2018 – Tbilisi History Museum “Karvasla”, Tbilisi, Georgia      
  • 2018 — Group exhibition – CASB (Contemporary Art Space Batumi), Life N Style international print festival, Batumi, Georgia.                
  • 2018 — Group exhibition – Life N Style international print festival, Tusheti, Georgia.                          
  • 2018 — Group exhibition – TBC Art Gallery Life N Style international print festival, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2018 — Group exhibition – Ask For It Anywhere – The National Gallery  Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2018 — Solo exhibition – State – VANDA Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2017 — Group exhibition – Artisterium 2017, Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2017 — Group exhibition -TBC Art Gallery Life N Style international print festival, Batumi, Georgia.
  • 2017 — Group exhibition – Life N Style international print festival, Mestia, Georgia.
  • 2017 — Group exhibition – TBC Art Gallery Life N Style international print festival, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2017 — Group exhibition – Re-think the Future — Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2017 — Group exhibition – Personal structures — Palazzo Bembo, Collateral exhibition, Venice Biennale 57, Venice, Italy
  • 2017 — Group exhibition – New Generation – VANDA Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2015 — Group exhibition – Trail G-15 – Fest-I-Nova G-15 contemporary art festival, Garikula, Georgia.
  • 2015 — Solo exhibition – Connection, VANDA Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2015 — Group exhibition –  The presentation of the works created during The book art center workshop, Gallery Container, Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2015 — Group exhibition – The Message – Academy+ exhibition space Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 2014 — Group exhibition – The Room  -Tbilisi State Academy of Arts Tbilisi, Georgia.

Residencies

  • 2020 — Fest-i-Nova Ars Garikula, contemporary art festival and art residency. 
  • 2019 — Arteli – Ratcha – Annual art residency and festival in local context. Ratcha, Georgia.
  • 2019 — off/line Art as Foundation.  An annual residency project for artists from Western Europe and from Georgia in Zemo Nikozi, a village directly at the demarcation line to South Ossetia.
  • 2015 — FEST I NOVA Art-Villa Garikula – art residency and an annual contemporary art festival, Garikula, Georgia

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