About

Natia Benashvili, born in 1991 in Tbilisi is a Georgian visual artist. She obtained her Master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Fine Arts from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 2014 and 2017. Natia recently finished her complementary studies at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule in Kiel, Germany, where she spent one year developing her own project under the supervision of Professor Piotr Nathan. After finishing her studies in Kiel in 2023 Natia lives and works in Berlin.

Solo exhibitions

2023 – Relic, Home away from home, Larnaca Biennale 2023, Larnaca, ZY
2023 – Do you remember me? Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts, Kiel, DE
2018 – Condition, Gallery VANDA Art, Tbilisi, GE
2015 – Connection, Gallery VANDA Art, Tbilisi, GE

Selected group exhibitions

2023 – 24 – Hommosexual men in Ravensbrück concentration camp, Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück, Fürstenberg, Ehemalige Textilfabrik, DE, Museum ZeiTTor/Cap Arcona Haakengraben, Neustadt in Holstein, DE and Museum Sztutowo, Sztutowo, PO 2021 – On the other side, CCA Tbilisi (Center of Contemporary Art), GE
2020 – Fest-i-Nova Ars Garikula, Festival of Contemporary Art, Garikula, GE
2020 – Love in the Time of Curfew, Tbilisi Online Biennial, Online
2020 – Spatial formations, Gallery MAUDI, Tbilisi Architectural Biennial, Tbilisi, GE
2020 – The SelfQuar Experiment, Creative Armenia, Online, AM
2020 – All this might be a dream, Online Art Platform “Home Alone”, Online, GE
2019 – 9 Chairs, 2 Bells and a Shaolin Bus, Art-Ra Festival of Contemporary Art, Oni Local Lore Museum, Ratscha, GE
2018 – Artisterium as it is, Artisterium 2018, Karvasla Historical Museum, Tbilisi, GE
2018 – Contemporary Art Space Batumi, Life N Style International Print Festival, Batumi, GE
2018 – Ask For It Anywhere, National Gallery Tbilisi, GE
2017 – #10, Artisterium 2017, History Museum, Tbilisi, GE
2017 – Life N Style International Print Festival, Mestia, GE
2017 – Rethink the Future, History Museum, Tbilisi, GE
2017 – Personal Structures, Palazzo Bembo, accompanying exhibition, Venice Biennial 57, Venice, IT
2017 – New Generation, VANDA Art Gallery, Tbilisi, GE
2015 – Trail G15, Fest-I-Nova G15 contemporary art festival, Garikula, GE
2015 – The Room, State Academy of Arts, Tbilisi, GE

Collaborative Projects

2021 – Postcards for Belarus, Kontaktobana, online, GE, BY

Artist residencies

2022 – Artist in Residence Program, Watershed, Berlin, DE
2020 – Fest-i-Nova Ars, festival of contemporary art, Garikula, GE
2019 – Arteli Ratscha, festival for contemporary art, Ratscha, GE
2019 – off/line Art in Reconstruction, Artasfoundation Foundation, Zemo Nikozi, GE
2015 – Fest-i-Nova G15, festival of contemporary art, Garikula, GE

Scholarships and grants

2022 – 23 – DAAD study scholarship in the field of free arts.
2016 – Collaborative Exhibition Grant, Ministry of Culture Georgia, GE.

Artistic publication

2022 & 2023 – Newspaper 365, the annual artist magazine, Tbilisi, GE

Other projects

2021 – Co-founder and member of the independent artists’ association Artwork in Tbilisi, GE
2020 – Co-founder of cultural non-profit organization Kontaktobana in Tbilisi, GE
2019 – Co-organizer of the informal conversation series Conversas in Tbilisi, GE