Red River (2017)
Zurab Gikashvili is a Georgian Contemporary Artist. He was born in Kvareli, Georgia on August 5th, 1961
Tbilisi State Academy of Arts - Tbilisi, Georgia (1986-1992)
Art College of Iakob Nikoladze - Tbilisi, Georgia (1976-1980)
Art School of The City of Telavi, Georgia (1972-1976)
In 1991, Gikashvili won an art competition and was awarded to attend 1st Mediterranean Atelier in Gibellina, Italy, with the Dean of The Academy of Fine Arts of Düsseldorf, Germany, famous painter and sculptor Markus Lüpertz, organized by the art critic and historian of the contemporary art Achille Bonito Oliva. Gikashvili has been working with an early abstract artist Carla Accardi and the founder of The Studio Francesco Messina Museum, sculptor Francesco Messina. Zurab Gikashvili's artwork was exhibited, and eventually kept at The Gibellina Civic Museum of Contemporary Art from March 18th to April 18th, 1992 - Sicily, Italy.
Zurab Gikashvili has been working in the studio of The President of the Russian Academy of Arts, sculptor and painter, Zurab Tsereteli in Moscow, Russia from the 90's until the early 2000's.
Zurab Gikashvili's artwork has been kept at The State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, Russia.
As one of the leading contemporary artist of Georgia, Zurab Gikashvili's artworks were exhibited at The Royal Academy of London Summer Exhibition in 2000. The exhibition was opened by the President of Georgia - Edward Shevardnadze.
Zurab Gikashvili represented Georgia (country) at Prague Biennale in 2010.
Zurab Gikashvili's artworks are part of the various collections, such The Huma Kabakcı Collection.
Zurab Gikashvili had a personal exhibition at The Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany in 2015 (25th Sep - 22nd Nov).
Since 2013 Gikashvili has been working with the German sculptor Anatol Herzfeld for Das Seewerk Art Festival in Moers, Germany. In 2017, Zurab created the sculpture of a saxophone for The Moers Jazz Festival.
Zurab Gikashvili had personal and group exhibitions around the world: New York City, Atlanta, Washington DC, London UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Prague, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Dubai UAE.