Mzia Chikhradze

Mzia Chikhradze (მზია ჩიხრაძე) graduated from the faculty of Art History and Theory at the Tbilisi State University. In 2006 she was awarded a Doctor of Arts degree. Since 1988 she has worked as a Senior Researcher at the G. Chubinashvili National Research Center for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation.

From 2006 to 2007 she was a Visiting Scholar at Yale University (United States), and in 2008 as part of the Open Society Institute’s Faculty Development Fellowship program she became a Visiting Scientific Fellow of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York. She is also a former participant of the Fulbright Scientific Research Program in the United States (2009-2010).

Mzia Chikhradze taught art history at the Tbilisi 1st Experimental School, the Tbilisi Institute of Foreign Languages, and the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. She was an Associate Professor at the IB Euro-Caucasian University. From 2014 to 2016 Chikhradze served as Invited Professor at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, in the Faculty of Humanities, the Educational Scientific Institute of Art History and Theory.

Between 2011 and 2013 Mzia Chikhradze was a Visiting Professor at Columbia University in New York, where she taught the course “Modernism on the Periphery of Europe: Georgian Modernism at the Crossroads of Cultures.”

She currently teaches visual arts at the IB European School (program: Diploma in Visual Arts). Since 2015 she has worked as Invited Professor at the Free University‘s Visual Arts and Design School. 

Mzia Chikhradze has participated in many international conferences and scientific programs, including the research project of the Fundamental Research Program of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Integration and Identity (as Project Leader, 2016-2019).

Her scientific and research works, which focus on the study of contemporary Georgian and Western art, include:

1. Georgian Avant-garde: Futurism and More, Futurist Yearbook 2020, Bristol. 

2. Integration and Identity (monograph), TSU Publishing House, 

http: //press.tsu.edu.ge/data/image_db_innova/integration%20da%20identity.pdf 2019

3. A City of Poets: the Cultural Life of Tbilisi 1910-1930, Modernism/Modernity Magazine, Baltimore, 2014.

4. Tbilisi Avant-garde and Ilia Zdanevich, Dada in Russian, Belgrade, 2013.

5. The Peculiarities of Painting Development in Contemporary Georgian Art (monograph), Tbilisi, 2011.