Maka Batiashvili

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Maka Batiashvili was born in 1975 and is a graduate of the Tbilisi Academy of Fine Arts (1997).

She specialises in oil paintings, graphics, installation and video works.

Maka takes her inspiration from moments of mundane reality and transforms them into important visual images in which her protagonists are on the verge of an action or event, and where it is important to maintain an equilibrium. Behind the seeming naivete of Maka’s paintings there is an intensity of emotion through which she tries to convey the fundamental themes of humanity such as love, happiness, fear, joy and hope.

Maka’s works are dominated by bright colours and simple composition, fixing in perpetuity everyday happenings which would otherwise, pass unnoticed.

Maka Batiashvili exhibits her works both nationally and internationally.


2015 World Master Award in Arts and Culture 2015, World Masters Committee.




2018 Artisterium 2018. History Museum, Karvasla.  Tbilisi, Georgia

2017 Solo exhibition. Project ArtBeat, Tbilisi, Georgia
2015 Playground. TBC Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia

2015 Start Art Fair. Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2015 Exhibition of Georgian Painters, Contemporary Art Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

2013 Arundel Contemporary. Arundel, West Sussex, UK

2013 Georgian Cultural Days. The Hague, Netherlands

2012 Industrial Gallery. Ostrava, the Czech Republic
2012 Chardin Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2012 Aye Aye International Film Festival, Nancy, France
2012 Gallery 9, Tbilisi, Georgia
2011 Gallery Academy+, Tbilisi, Georgia
2008 ArtLavka Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2008 Personal Exhibitions, Kelme, Kaunas, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008 Kit Gallery, Trondheim, Norway
2007 Hobby Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2007 Blumen Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
2006 Mama Cash Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Group Exhibitions:

2018 Exhibition of Georgian Artists. Georgian National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2018 Field of Harmony and Agitation. Counsellor of Georgia, New York, USA
2017 Project ArtBeat New Space Opening. Project ArtBeat, Tbilisi, Georgia
2017 Beijing International Art Biennale. Beijing, China
2015 Exhibition of Georgian Painters. Contemporary Art Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel
2014 Meeting with Pirosmani. Georgian National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2014 American Embassy, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013 Snowfall. Mixed Christmas Exhibition. Arundel Art Room. Arundel, West Sussex, UK
2013 Nati Gallery, London, UK
2013 Things not Seen Before. Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
2012 Royal District Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia
2011 Black and White. Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
2011 Platform 3, Munich, Germany
2010 Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia
2010 The Red, Gallery 9, Tbilisi, Georgia
2009 Georgian Cultural Days. Archivio di Stato, Florence, Italy
2008 OFF EUROPA Festival, Leipzig, Germany
2008 Photography Exhibition. National Museum, Atlanta, USA
2007 Force and Weakness. The Sunchild Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia
2007 The Sorrowful Melodies of a Land filled with Sunshine. The Washington Film Festival, Atlanta, USA
2007 The Spectrum Gallery, London, UK
2006 Untitled. The Basaj Bei Ogli Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Art Fairs:

2019 TAF Tbilisi Art Fair. Tbilisi, Georgia
2018 TAF Tbilisi Art Fair. Tbilisi, Georgia
2017 Contemporary Istanbul International Art Fair. Istanbul, Turkey
2017 ArtVilnius’17. Vilnius, Lithuania
2017 Kyiv Art Week. Kiev, Ukraine

2016 Contemporary Istanbul International Art Fair. Istanbul, Turkey
2016 Kyiv Art Week. Kiev, Ukraine

2015 Contemporary Istanbul International Art Fair. Istanbul, Turkey
2015 START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2014 Contemporary Istanbul International Art Fair. Istanbul, Turkey