Tato Akhalkatsishvili (ტატო ახალკაციშვილი - 1979) was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. He studied at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (1996-2003). Since 2003 Akhalkatsishvili’s works have regularly been shown in Georgia as well as abroad: in Europe, Japan and the USA where he has participated in art fairs, personal and group exhibitions. Akhalkatsishvili lived and worked in Germany (2003 - 2007). He participated in the Summer School in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (1999) and was a member of the artistic group “Figurative Art Studio” (2004-2006). Akhalkatsishvili has taken part in group and personal projects at the Georgian National Museum (2013, 2016, 2017, 2021). 22 of his works are on display in the permanent collection of the “Georgian Museum of Fine Arts”. Since 2000, Tato Akhalkatsishvili has actively participated in major international group exhibitions and art fairs, including: START Art Fair (Saatchi Gallery, London, 2015), Vienna Contemporary (2017), Art Geneva (2018), and Art Dubai (2018). In Dubai (2018) he was selected as a resident artist from among eleven international artists.
In 2017, two of Akhalkatsishvili’s works were sold at the Phillips auction ‘Off White.’ A large number of his works are preserved at the Georgian Museum of Fine Arts, at the National Gallery and in various private collections both in Georgia and abroad.
In his multimedia installations and drawings, which unite mystical and surrealistic landscapes with blurred horizons, the artist attempts to reflect his personal transcendent feelings and psychological states that evolve around the internal process of rethinking existential issues, the growth of an individual, and his development in cultural, geopolitical and historical contexts.