Levan Mindiashvili, ‘Untitled No.9 (Unintended Archeology)’, 2015, ODETTA

Levan Mindiashvili, in his second major exhibition, will debut works from a new project entitled “The Color Of The Sky” in which he examines the issues concerning identity politics focused on gender bias and the ramifications of marketing this topic. His work occupies the territory between painting and object making. Pigmented hydrocal tiles either contain charcoal drawings or suggest abstracted found architectural remnants. Oftentimes these new images depict self-portraits, and question the gap between the tradition of self-portraiture (critical self analysis) and today's widespread “selfie” culture (narcissistic self-exposure excluding any critical self-observation).

Levan Mindiashvili is a Georgian born (1979) visual artist and independent curator living and working in New York and Tbilisi. He holds his BFA in Sculpture from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and MFA in Crossed Media at The National University of Arts of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Awards received are a Commission Grant for Public Art Projects from National Endowment for the Arts (New York, 2014) and Emerging Artist of 2011, Movistar Arte Jóven (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

In 2017 he served as a guest professor at The Free University: School of Visual Arts and Design, in Tbilisi (Georgia).

His works had been included in recent group exhibitions at The 7th Beijing Biennale, China; Georgian National Gallery, Tbilisi; David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, US; Tbilisi History Museum, Georgia; Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine; Tartu Art Museum, Estonia.

Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include “Here” at Georgian National Museum, Mestia, Georgia; “Inbetween” at State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia; The Lodge Gallery, New York, US; "Kiosk" at ODETTA, Brooklyn US; “Studies For Unintended Archeology”, The Vazquez Building, Brooklyn, US.

His works are included in public collections of Georgian National Museum (Mestia), State Silk Museum (Tbilisi) and National Art Museum of China (Beijing).

Image rights: Copyright, Levan Mindiashvili, All rights reserved, 2015

Hot Stuff, ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2018

Hot Stuff, ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2018

About Levan Mindiashvili

Georgian, b. 1979, Tbilisi, Georgia, based in Brooklyn, NY, United States

Group Shows

2016
Project ArtBeat, 
Kiev,
Project ArtBeat at Kyiv Art Week 2016

Fair History on Artsy

2015
Project ArtBeat at ArtInternational 2015