Must-Visit Contemporary Art Galleries In Tbilisi

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February 14, 2020

Must-Visit Contemporary Art Galleries In Tbilisi

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February 14, 2020

A vibrant and diverse city, Tbilisi boasts an eclectic contemporary art scene. Galleries filled with paintings, sculptures, and photography by local, national, and international artists will keep visitors content for days. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite spaces to experience contemporary art in Tbilisi. 

✱ Museum of Modern Art, Tbilisi.

Museum Of Modern Art

In 2005 the Former Tbilisi Cadet Corps, a prestigious educational institution, was restored by a contemporary Georgian artist Zurab Tsereteli who saved the building from decay and turned it into a museum of modern arts, preserving the building’s original design while still complying the infrastructure with world-class standards. The three-story museum with an open courtyard is primarily dedicated to Zurab Tsereteli’s artwork from paintings to sculptures to photography and has a separate exhibition hall for XXI century modern Georgian fine art where works of different Georgian and foreign artists are presented throughout the year.

Location: 27 Rustaveli Avenue

Closed Tuesdays

Hours: Summer 11:00 – 19:00 / Winter 11:00 – 18:00.

Entry fee: 10 Gel

✱ Lado Gudiashvili Exhibition Hall

Lado Gudiashvili Exhibition Hall

The exhibition hall of 20th century Georgian modern artist Lado Gudiashvili was founded in 2011 and ever since it permanently displays the painter’s work along with the works of different contemporary painters.

Location: 11 Lado Gudiashvili street

Closed Mondays

Hours: 11:00 – 18:30

Entry fee: Adults – 5 GEL; Youth from 6-18 – 3 GEL; Students and Seniors (with ID) – 3 GEL

✱ Artbeat Project, Tbilisi.

Artbeat Project

Description: In 2014 three Georgian women, Natia Bukia, Natia Chkhartishvili, and Salome Vakhania, started a mobile gallery that used shipping containers to transport site-specific exhibitions in peripheral locations without galleries and museums. Three years later they established Artbeat, a pioneering contemporary art gallery in Tbilisi, on Ingorokva street. Located in an old building that has a gothic stairwell entrance with Hellenistic columns and a lovely balconette, the Artbeat Gallery showcases works of starting and mid-career Caucasian artists throughout the year, aiming to introduce them to the international community.

Location: 14 Pavle Ingorokva St

Closed Mondays

Hours: 11:00 – 19:00

Entry fee: Free

✱ Baia Gallery, Tbilisi.

Baia Gallery

Established by famous art critic Baia Tsikoridze in 1992, Baia Gallery (former Orient Gallery) is one of the very first art galleries in Tbilisi which has already held more than 300 exhibitions of Georgian artists. Its main focus is XX-XXI century Georgian paintings and other artwork, but apart from that it is home to many cultural events, presentations, auctions, etc. even offering such services as artwork estimations and consultations to collectors.

Location: 19A Pavle Ingorokva Street

Hours: 12:00 – 19:00

Entry fee: Free

✱ Erti Gallery, Tbilisi.

Erti Gallery

Erti Gallery (meaning one gallery in Georgian) was founded in 2015 by Tamuna Arshba and Natia Khuntua who have participated in many art fairs around the world with the goal of promoting Georgian artists outside the country. Erti gallery offers and sells Georgian contemporary artist’s pieces with the main goal being the development of the art market within the country.

Location: 9 April street

Closed Mondays

Hours: 12:00 – 19:00

Entry fee: Free

✱ Fotografia, Tbilisi.

Fotografia

Very cool gallery in Tbilisi for photography lovers. You can check the wonderful works of young and talented Georgian photographers, buy some limited prints, photobooks and even meet the photographers.

Location: 21 Revaz Tabukashvili, Tbilisi

Entry fee: Free

✱ Art Gallery Line, Tbilisi.

Art Gallery Line

Since 2003 Line Art Gallery presents a vast range of contemporary Georgian figurative and utilitarian-decorative art.

Location: Bambis rigi 7, Tbilisi

Hours: 11:00 – 23:00

Entry fee: Free

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