Sophia Lapiashvili

was born in Tbilisi in 1977. She graduated from the faculty of fine art history and theory in 2000 Tbilisi State Academy of Art. In 1997 Sophia moved to Germany were she studied at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg until 2001. During her time in Germany she took a private photo class with Martin Geier. In 2004 she took part in an art curator workshop called „Grenzenlos Vorschen“ Switzerland. Furthermore, in 2006 she joined the Internationale curatorial workshop by bb4 (von Menschen und Maeusen) in Berlin.

2002 Photoexibition“Amirani”, Photography competition “Kolga” (Prize awarded for the best landscape)

2003 Artsfestival “Aleatoria” Batumi, Personal Photoexhibition club-bar „saxli“Tbilisi, Photography competition „Kolga“(Grand Prix)

2004 Photoexibition TV“Space“ Baku, Photography competition „Kolga“(Grand Prix)

2005 Personal Photoexhibition club-bar „saxli“Tbilisi, Art-caucasus 2005 (GTC, Tbilisi, Georgia)

2006 Photoexibition “transborder“ a project by „Monat der Fotografie“ Vienna

Work Experience
2001 ”Museum for Designing Basel”, Basel, Swiss

2003/07 Technical University chair of history and culture,teacher of decorative art

2004 Exposition at the gallery „G&M“ Batumi,Magazine „Anabejdi“, photography

2005 OCA (Office for contemporary Art .Oslo, Norway) lecture “Karsani- Residence, Dialogue-Space”

2005/06 BTA Silk road bank

2006 Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (project “Karsani- Residance, Dialogue-Space” (Artist in Residence)