Georgi (Gogi) Alexi-Meskhishvili (გოგი ალექსი-მესხიშვილი) was born in 1941 into the family of renowned architect Lado Aleksi-Meskhishvili. In 1967 he graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, and since that time has actively participated in exhibitions. Beginning from 1971, Gogi Alexi-Mesxishvili served as stage designer of the Shota Rustaveli Drama Theatre, Zakaria Paliashvili Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, and also cooperated with the Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre. In 1975 he was elected as head designer of the Shota Rustaveli Drama Theatre, where he designed the sets for approximately 40 performances. Gogi Alexi-Mesxishvili has created costumes and set designs for many leading theaters in the world, including: the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre, La Fenice (Venice), the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Bavarian State Opera, the Habima Theatre (Tel Aviv), the Teatro General San Martin (Buenos Aires), the Finnish National Theatre (Helsinki), the Mariinsky and the Bolshoi Drama Theatre (St. Petersburg), the Schauspielhaus (Düsseldorf), and the Metropolitan Opera (New York). From 1995 Gogi Alexi-Mesxishvili lived in the USA, where he worked as a professor at Dartmouth College. There he was awarded the title of best professor. After his return to Georgia in 2014, the artist established the Gogi Alexi-Mesxishvili School of Contemporary Theatre and Design with support from the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.