Biography: Giorgi "Gia" Bugadze , internationally known, multi-award winning artist, writer, distinguished public speaker, Rector of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts of the Republic of Georgia. Gia Bugadze was born in 1956 in Tbilisi (Republic of Georgia), in 1981 graduated from Tbilisi Academy of Arts, Department of Painting and also - from the creative studio of the USSR Academy of Arts in 1985. Since 2004, professor Gia Bugadze is the Rector of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Gia Bugadze achieved an early fame with the series of paintings called “Life of Kartli” (in different words History of Georgia). Since then he often painted mythological characters, and their ‘appearance’ – or, ‘embodiment’, or reincarnation feels as almost mystical. He has realized various personal exhibitions in Vatican- Rome, Basel, Zurich, Prague, Köln, Tallinn, Munich , Berlin, Moscow, Palermo, Barcelona, Paris, Cannes, Odessa , Yerevan, as well as participated in group exhibitions, international projects, and as a speaker - in international symposiums, forums, round tables and conferences (George Washington University, Jefferson University-USA, Basel University-Switzerland, Amsterdam-Netherlands, Köln-Germany, Paris-France, Vilnius-Lithuania, Cesis-Latvia). Gia Bugadze is the holder of various awards: Prize of the President of France for the best national collection (at International Festival in Cannes, France), Medal of Vatican “Carlos Magnus”, Medal of Anton Catholicos, ”Order of Honor”. Gia Bugadze has successfully realized in different countries a wide range of projects of mural paintings. The most known works among his mural paintings are: Church of Martin Luther, Berlin-Germany, “Hall of Freedom of speech” in Louisiana University, USA, Georgian Orthodox Church in Paris, the cupola of the library and the conference hall of Tbilisi State University, the Hall of Tbilisi Municipality Palace, the “Kings Hall” of Georgian Parliament, the Hall of Ministry of Justice of Georgia, the conference hall of Tbilisi State Pedagogical University and the Hall of Tbilisi State Polytechnic University. The area of expertise of Gia Bugadze also include design of movies and musical performances. He is the painter of several films: “Window” (producer B.Margvelashvili), “Christ’s Shaft” (producer D.Goguadze), “Lullaby”(producer N.Janelidze). Gia Bugadze is also well known as an author of albums and books on arts (“Thoughts about Going Away”,“Dialogues with monolog”, “Essays on Culture Studies”), as well as an author and presenter of analytical TV-Shows and Radio-programs. His Biography is included in “Who is who?” Cambridge publication, editions 25, 26; also - in Georgian Encyclopedia publications-2006, 2004, 2003.
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