Abesadze Irine

Ph.D, Born in 1949. In 1966, she graduated from Tbilisi 55th secondary school and in 1972, from Tbilisi State University, Faculty of History, Department of Art History and Theory. She is a doctor of Art History (1982), doctor of Historical Sciences (1999), and emeritus of Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University. She is the author of 150 scientific papers; 8 of them are monograph research. She is a board member of the Georgian Artists Union and is awarded the order of merit.

Akobidze Nana

Writer, Publicist, The Ph.D candidate at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University. From 2003 up to today: publisher and editor-in-chief of the annual publicistic edition “Sakhe(l)ebi”; 2018 up to today: publisher and editor-in-chief of The New York Times’ licensed international mediaprojects: Turning Points and The Big Ideas. She is the author of up to 100 magazines or newspaper publications. These publications have been published in periodic editions since 1993: newspapers: “Akhalgazrda Iverieli” (resp.; Young Iverieli), “Shansi” (resp.; Chance), “Dro” (resp.;Time), “Akhali Taoba” (resp.; `New Generation~), “Iveria Express” (editor-in-chief, publisher 1999-2002); magazine “Sarke” (resp.; Mirror), Sakhe(l)ebi”;“Sindromi” (resp.; Syndrome); Online platforms:,,, /Poems and stories of Nana Akobidze are presented in Georgian printed and online literary publications; her works are included in Georgian-German joint anthology. Among them: Anthology of prose “Woman Protagonist and the Problem”; Anthology in the German Language: The voice of women from Georgia; Anthology of Prose “ Let us talk. 33 Stories on Abkhazia”.

Ekaterine Bagdavadze

Assistant Professor, TSSA Faculty Representative / Academy Board Member, (lecturing in: Art-Historical Research Methods and History of Art History), PhD in Art History, Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (Faculty of Restoration/Conservation, Art History and Theory, 2021) with MA in Aesthetics & Art Theory from Middlsex University (now Kingston University), London, UK Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy and BA in Fine Arts / Time Base – New Media (Contemporary Art) from Southampton Solent University, Faculty of Media & Arts; Contemporary artist, Founder and board member of International Center for Research in All Arts and Sciences (ICRAAS), CEO, Mediator, Creative Director, Founder and Producer (Documentary Film Production, Intellectual Content Implementation, Concept Design) of København’s Kunst TV (Copenhagen Art TV), Copenhagen, Denmark;
Research areas: the metatheory and practice of the classical and contemporary art-historical research methods, ornament theory, conceptual art, theory of prehistoric and contemporary art.

Cernat Sandra Răsvana

Theatre, opera and television director Sandra Răsvana Cernat graduated from UNATC’s Theatre Directing Department in 2004. She started her career as assistant director of Liviu Ciulei and Alexandru Darie. She also worked with Andrei Șerban as an assistant director on performances at “Bulandra” Theatre and the “Bastille” Opera in Paris. From 2006 to 2011 she worked as opera director for the National Opera and Ballet Theatre “Oleg Danovski” in Constanța. During the same period, she collaborated with the State Theatre of Constanța. She started teaching in 2007, at Ovidius University Constanța. Since 2011 she has worked as an artistic director and producer at TVR. She is currently Lecturer in the Department of Theatre Directing at UNATC.

Chartolani George

Doctor of Arts Studies, Head of Media and Mass Communication, Professor of of Shota Rustaveli Georgian State University of Theater and Cinema. Author and supervisor of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the field of communication and media research. Laureate of Kote Marjanishvili Award. Laureate of the International Journalism Award “Golden Wing”. Author, producer, director and presenter of many TV projects and video films. Author of numerous scientific articles and publications in the fields of communication, media research and arts studies. Author of textbooks: “TV and Radio Journalism” 2008, “TV Producer” 2015, monograph “Georgian Press of the Early XX Century on Theater Reform (Theater – Studio of Giorgi Jabadari)” 2019, collection “Culture in the Media” (co-author) 2020. Graduated from the Shota Rustaveli State Institute Theater and Film of Georgia, Faculty of Theater Studies. Since 1991 he has been engaged in pedagogical and scientific activities: Shota Rustaveli State University of Theater and Cinema; Journalists Academy of the European Broadcasting Union; Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Chichinadze Nina

Graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts. She is currently professor of Ilia State University, Tbilisi. She is and author and co-author of several books and an author of more than 40 papers. Her research interests cover wide range of issues on medieval Georgian and Byzantine visual arts.

Chkhartishvili Lasha

Doctor of Arts, theatre critic and blogger, Associate Professor of Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgian State University, Head at the Modern Georgian Theatre Research Centre in Tbilisi, Georgia, Vice president of International union of theatre critics. He works in Caucasus University as a teacher of Contemporary theatre and criticism, He is the author of 10 books and 450 reviews. He was awarded The best teacher of year in History of Arts (Georgian Ministry of Education), 2004; The most successful teacher of Arts History (Georgian pupils and youths’ palace award), 2004; The best student-theatre study of year (Student’s Films and Performances international festival “debut”), 2004; The best author of a theatre review of the year (The Union of Georgian Theatre), 2005; The best author of the theatre review of the year (The Union of Adjara Theatre), 2011; The best author of a theatre review of the year (The Union of Georgian Theatre), 2012. He is a member of the International University Theatre Association (IUTA) and the International Association of Theatre Critics.

Chkheidze Tamar

Musicologist, PhD in Art studies, Associated Professor, Head of the Church Music Department at V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire (TSC). She teaches the musical theoretical disciplines (Harmony, form analizing) and different study courses of Georgian traditional music. Her scientific interests are connected with the research of Medieval Georgian professional music (ecclesiastical chant) problems (form, texture and harmony, musical writing, interrelation of liturgical and musical aspects). She had published over 40 scientific works, articles for musical encyclopedia and musical-liturgical dictionaries; Is coautor of the “The dictionary of chanting terms”, two textbooks. She participates in national and international symposiums, conferences. Her research was supported by DAAD (2014), Georgian President’s Scholarship (2000-2003). She is involved in different scientific and interinstitutional projects. She is a member of the Creative Union of Georgian Composers and musicologist; 2005-2012 deputy head, since 2013 Head of the Quality Assurance department at TSC.

Damchidze Khatuna

Choreologist, Doctor of Arts, Researcher of the Dimitri Janelidze Scientific Research Institute of the Shota Rustaveli State University of Theater and Film of Georgia.
The dissertation was defended on the topic “Dance dialects of Western Georgia (Adjara, Laz-Shavshuri, Megrelian, Abkhazian, Rachuli) and the main ethno-choreological aspects of their relationship” (2019). For years led a course in Georgian folk choreography and history of ballet. Is a university lecturer in the history of ballet. Scientific interests: History of Georgian and world choreography (folk, classical, ballroom, “modern”).

Dolidze Irma

PhD in History of Art, the Head of the Museums and Museum-Reserves Department of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia; the author and co-author of a number of programs and concepts in the Museum studies. The author of the ‘’Museum, History, Artifact’’ series (5 volumes published in 2015-2020). The ‘’Pirosmani Today’’ project leader and the contributor-editor of the ‘’Pirosmani Today’’ collection; Irma Dolidze graduated from the department of art history of the Tbilisi I. Javakhishvili State University. Her doctoral thesis was: ‘’The Theatrical Architecture in Georgia from the Ancient Times up until 1921’’. Sr. Fellow of Dimitry Janelidze Research Institute at Shota Rusatveli University of the Theatre and Cinema, lecturer and the Academic Board member of the same University; the contributor-editor of the ‘’ART Reserches’’ collection of the Research Institute Papers; co-author and organizer of the annual ‘’The Museum and Cultural Heritage’’ scholarly conference (held since 2014); the contributor-editor of the ‘’Museum and Cultural Heritage’’ conference papers; Rapporteur at a number of national and international conferences; the author and editor of a number of publications (the monograph, book, collection, article).

Dolidze Rusudan

Rusudan Dolidze – an art critic and PhD student. In 2002 she graduated from Iv. Javakhishvili State University, Faculty of History, majoring in Art History Theory (Bachelor). In 2005 she received her Master’s degree. 2001 – Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the same University, majoring in English Language. In 2017-2020 she worked at the Public School N21 in Tbilisi as an art teacher (status of senior teacher). Since 2020 she has been a PhD student at the Shota Rustaveli State University of Theater and Film.

Dolidze Zviad

Film historian, Doctor in Art Criticism (Film Studies), Doctor in Historical Sciences, full professor of the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, dean of Art Sciences, Media and Management Faculty.
His professional works are the six books (textbooks and monographs), research projects and co-authorship in collections about world and Georgian cinema. He was a participant of the sci- entist projects, international and local conferences, a jury member of several international film festivals, an author of more than forty articles published in Georgia and abroad. He is a member of the Georgian Film Academy, executive director of Association “Cinerama”, founder and director of the Abasha (Georgia) International Children and Youth Film Festival.

Dzamukashvili Lali

Associate Professor of I. Gogebashvili Telavi State University. Lali received her higher journalistic education in Journalism at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and M. Lomonosov Moscow State University; She has received the academic degree of Doctor of Educational Sciences. He did his post-doctorate at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. She has published about 20 scientific articles; Lali is the co-author of the monographs – «Journalism» (Georgian-French project, 2013 and 2016 editions) and is a laureate of the Sergey Meskhi Award.

Fehrmann Antje

Was awarded her PhD degree by the universities of Marburg and Warwick with a prize winning dissertation on English royal tombs and chantry chapels from 1066–1509. Teaching at Freie Universität Berlin and Halle, her current project focuses on architectural competitions in church architecture (19th c.). She is an reviewer of H art hist, The Burlington Magazine, Church Monuments, The BAA journal.

Freigang Christian

Professor in History of Art and Architecture at Freie Universität Berlin. Studies in History of Art and Classicical Archaeology at Munich, Bonn, and Berlin (Freie Universität); 1987-1991 Assis- tant teacher at the Ecole d’Architecture in Geneva; 1990 PhD on Gothic architecture in Southern France; 1991-1999 Lecturer at Göttingen University; 1999 Habilitation (subject: Auguste Perret and architectural debates in France 1900-1930); 2002- 2012 Professor in History of Art and Architecture at Frankfort University; since 2012: Professor in History of Art and Architecture at Freie Universität Berlin. Research domains: History and Theory of Architecture, especially 12th – 16th and 19th – 20th cent.

Gengiuri Nato

PhD in Art History, Professor of the Department of Art History at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film, Georgian State University. Founder and organizer of the International Conference of Art Researchers. She graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with a degree in Art History. She defended her dissertation on the topic of Georgian medieval church architecture. Her research interests mostly focus on the history of architecture. She is the author of a monograph, textbooks, and of over 50 scientific publications. She has been a speaker at numerous local and international conferences. DAAD scholar in LMU of Munich, Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main, Humboldt University of Berlin. The annual Scientific Conference for Arts History researchers was founded in 2008 on behalf of her initiative. She is also the founder and the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Arts and Media Researches (until 2021 “Arts of the 20th Century”).

Gvinjilia Gvantsa

Musicologist, PhD in Art Studies, Associate Professor of Music History Department at Tbilisi State Conservatoire, member of the Georgian Composers’ Union. She leads the following courses: Music Criticism, History of the World and Georgian Music. She was the holder of the scholarships of Z. Paliashvili and the President of Georgia; She is author of 50 scientific works, regularly participates in national and international scientific conferences.

Kenigsberg Ekaterina

An art historian, a curator of exhibitions and international exhibition projects in Belarus and abroad, an artist. The Head of the International Relations Department of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Associative Professor. The author of over 300 publications on contemporary Belarusian and international fine art in Belarus and abroad.

Kharatishvili Marina

Theatre Critic. PhD in Art Study (Theatre Study) , Associate Professor of the Faculty of Arts, Media and Management, Shota Rustaveli State University of Theater and Film, Head of Department Performing and Theoretical Studies of the University Dissertation Council. He is the co-author of the monograph «Forms of Directing Explication», co-author of three textbooks «History of the World Theater» (parts two, three and four), author of 43 newspaper and scientific papers. Researches the issues of directing and theater pedagogy.

Khatiashvili Teo

Film Critic, PhD in Art – In 1990 graduated from Tbilisi State University, specialty of History and Theory of Art. In 1997 defended her candidate dissertation on “Mythological-Metaphorical World of Sergo Parajanov”. Associate professor of Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Cinema University in 1998-2014 and Ilia State University in 2014 – 2019. Since 2019 is full professor of Ilia State University. Has working experience in various media. Interested in Gender Studies in Cinema.

Khutsishvili Ivane

Graduated from Tbilisi Ekvtime Takaishvili University of Culture and Arts in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Acting for Theatre and Cinema. In 2011 he received a Master’s Degree in Drama Directing at Georgia State University of Theatre and Film and has been studying at PhD level at the same University. He is also a successful alumni of Temur Chkheidze Workshop of the Modern Theatre Art Development Centre. He has been working at the Georgia State University of Theatre and Film as teaching assistant for Acting and Directing concentrations (in 2007-2016); held academic position of Assistant Professor (2016-2017).
Ivane Khutsishvili has been working at Ilia State University since 2016 as a supervisor of Drama Directing Concentration. He is currently an Associate Professor in Drama Directing and is supervising the Theatre Arts Program in general.
Ivane Khutsishvili has been a stage director at the Liberty Theatre, Tbilisi since 2012. He staged Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” as his Master’s project at the same theatre.
His performances received many professional awards: Best Directing 2015 for “No Time for Shakespeare”; Best Performance 2014 and Best Directing 2014 for “Macbeth”; Best Performance 2011-2013 for “Kennel”. He participated in various international theatre festivals. Renaissance) (2011).

Kiknadze Maia

Doctor of Arts, Associate Professor, researcher of Georgian theater. Since 1991 she has been a lecturer at the Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film University of Georgia. She has worked at shota Rustaveli academic theater at different times as the Deputy Head of the Literary Department, she was invited as a lecturer at the Ivane Javakhishvili University in Tbilisi as well as Ekvtime Takaishvili University.

She has published the monograph “Nato Gabunia”. She is the editor of the books: Memoirs of Mako Saparova “Roads and Paths”, Nodar Gurabanidze “Mikheil Tumanishvili Theater”. She is the author of numerous publications and a speaker at various conferences.

Kontridze Eka

Kontridze Ekaterine- studied at Shota rustaveli theatre and film Georgian state university. PHD student. Topic Title: “The problem of the artist’s creative freedom. During the totalitarian regime.”
Education: Hochshule fur film und fernsehe. Deutchland, Munchen. High School for Film and Television. Germany, Munich. Film production and media economics (2000-2007). Studied at Shota rustaveli theatre and film Georgian state university. Faculty of Film Studies. (19891994) studied at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Film directing. (1990-94).
Professional activities: was Head of Advertising and Overseas Relations of “Georgian TV film company. Was The head of Author-creators group of “fully annotated catalog of television movies. Was Editor of TV documentary movies; was Editor and screenwriter of weekly gear cycle of Public Broadcaster; was Head of festival service center of film studio “Georgian tv film”. “Nato Vachnadze Georgian Film Academy” – Film expert. She has taken part in several conferences.

Kutateladze Tamar

Successfully graduated from the Study of Arts faculty at Shota Rustaveli Theater and Cinema State University in 1989. Defended her doctoral thesis about “Theatric esthetics of director Shota Gatserelia” (2003). Works at Scientific Research Institute after Dimitri Janelidze as a principal researcher. Lecturing since 2008 for the students of different specializations in the following disciplines: “Play reconstruction”, “Theatric metaphor”, “Teachin theater and its plays”. Has published more than 150 publications scientific works. Author of the books: “Shalva Gatserelia – 80” (2011), “Director’s notes” (2016), “History of Georgian dramaturgy” (2014), “Theater by Shalva Gatserelia) (2017), etc.

Kutubidze Laura

Associate Professor of Shota Rustaveli State University of Theatre and Cinema of Georgia; Laura received her higher journalistic education and the academic degree of Ph.D. in Journalism at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; She has published more than 30 scientific articles; Laura is the co-author of the monographs – «Journalism» (Georgian-French project, 2013 and 2016 editions) and «Culture in the media (2019); She was awarded Niko Nikoladze Award and is a laureate of the Sergey Meskhi Award and an honored journalist of Georgia.

Kvinikadze Ana

Ana Kvinikadze holds the degree of bachelor of humanities in Arts Studies; Theatre Studies (Ilia State University, 2016). She completed a Master’s Degree in Arts Criticism (Contemporary Europian Theatre Researcher) at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, in 2018. In 2019 she became a Ph.D. student of Art Studies at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University. Ana is working as a General Manager at the Iron Theatre, from 2016 up to the present day. From 2019 to the present day she is head of the International Relations department at Konstantine Gamsakhurdia Sokhumi State Drama Theatre. She worked as a coordinator of the project: “EFFE Label 2017- 2018 for festivals” in Georgia and office manager for UNESCO International Theatre Institute (ITI) Georgian Center. She implemented various international projects and participated in numerous international conferences and art programs.

Lekborasvili Manana

Film critic. PhD in Film study. Associate professor at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University. Graduated from Russian State Institute of Cinema, Screenwriting and Film Studies Faculty (1993).
1986-1990. Assistant director, first assistant director at Film studio “Kartuli pilmi”.
1990 – to present works at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University as Head of Film Documents Archive (1990-1993), Scientific Researcher center – researcher (1993-2006), Associate professor (2006 to present). Thesis (2005) – Genre trends in Georgian cinema of 1960-70’s. Author of auxiliary textbook History of world cinema. Tbilisi. 2004 and co-author of textbook Film Criticism and Film Study. The Basics of Film Analysis. Tbilisi. 2016. (with Lia Kalandarishvili and Maia Levanidze).

Machabeli Kitty

Art historian, Senior Researcher Fellow George Chubinashvili National Research Center for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation, holder of George Chubinashvili Awarded of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences (2008).
Research interests: late antique and early medieval art, medieval sculpture and goldshmithing, genesis of Georgian Christian art, Christian iconography, liturgical art, Georgian modern art. She is an author of 22 books and of 170 papers.

Marinchevska Nadezhda

PhD, is a Full Professor in the Institute of Art Studies – BAS. She was a long-term lecturer in the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts and in the New Bulgarian University. Author of the books: ‘Bulgarian Animation 1915–1995’, ‘Frames of Imagination. Aesthetics of Animation Techniques’ and ‘Animation Hybrids’. She has won the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers’ Award for Film theory and the Bulgarian Film Academy’s Award for Film criticism.; +359894716366

Màrtonova Andronika

Prof. PhD Andronika Màrtonova is a Deputy Director of Institute of Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, staff researcher at Screen Art Dep. She is a film critic and university`s educator in Asian cinema. Author of two monographs and numerous publications on the field of Asian and Bulgarian film cultures. Guest-lecturer at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts and at Sofia University.

Megrelidze Gubaz

Theater critic, Doctor of Science of Art. Graduated (1979) from the Faculty of Theater Studies Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film University. Winner of awards of N. Nikoladze, I. Chavchavadze, S. Meskhi. Honored Journalist of Georgia. Author: scientific research in the field of theater history, author of many theatrical reviews, publicist letters, publications, interviews (over 1000), TV and radio programs, often participates in scientific conferences. In 2007-2010 he was a leading scientific worker of Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film Georgia State University. Participated in the preparation of projects for the “Georgian theater encyclopedias”.
G. Megrelidze is one of the first scientists who got acquainted with the affairs of a worker of repressed art protected in the KGB archives and devoted many publications to the consecration of such tragic phenomena. His research changed the history of the 20-30s of Rustaveli Theater, sanctified the ongoing conflict and the reasons for the illegal reprisals of groups of actors, which were incorrectly assessed for half a century.

Mirianashvili Ana

Ana Mirianashvili, Master of Art Sciences, PhD Student of Art Studies at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University.
Ana Mirianashvili in 2005 year graduated from Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University Art history bachelor degree, in 2010 she graduated from Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University master quality in program of Contemporary European Theatre. Now she is a doctorate in Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University with a program World Theatre, Epochs, Phases, Aspects. At the moment she works on the dissertation “The role of TYA in XX-XXI centuries, repertoire problems.
She often participates in various scientific conferences, some of them are international conferences, workshops and simpoziums. Her articles are published in collected works.
Ana Mirianashvili works at Tbilisi State youth theatre as a literary editor and is actively involved in contemporary TYA life.

Mirtskhulava Rusudan

Psychologist, Senior Researcher, PhD, Practitioner of Art-therapy, Professor at Ilia State University (Tbilisi, Georgia).
Research interests: Psychology of Art, Art-therapy, Psychology of Emotions. She is an author of 2 monographs, 2 text-books and 52 scientific articles.

Nioradze David

Master of Arts (MA). Researcher of kartvelologicalhouse.
In 2016, he graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Shota Rustaveli State University of Theatre and Cinema of Georgia. In 2021, he defended his master’s thesis at Apollon Kutateladze Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. In 2016-2021, he worked at the National Museum of Georgia. Currently, he is working as a coordinator of scientific direction projects of «Artanuji» publishing house.
Participated in the following projects: Red Terror and Georgian artists, author E. Kiknadze, assistant (2019); Henryk Hryniewski 150, author E. Kiknadze, Assistant (2019); The Integrated Study of the Western European Art (Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia) Assistant, (2021); Treasures of Medieval Georgian Christian Art, Author N. Burchuladze, Research Assistant (2023).
Co-author (Main author Gvantsa Berdzenishvili) of book-albums: Anatoly Kalgin 145 (2020) and National Gallery 100 (2020).
His research topics are Medieval Georgian Architecture, History of Museum collections, fine arts and architecture of the Soviet period.

Ochiauri Lela

Theatre and Film Critic; PhD in Art Studies; Full Professor at SHOTA RUSTAVELI THEATRE AND FILM GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY; Member of A.I.C.T. (Internationale Association of Theatre Critics); Board and Recommendation Council group member of TBILISI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of THEATRE; Member of the Nationale Theatres Recommendation Board Existing with the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia.
Author of the texts for the books: Gogi Ochiauri, Litera, 2008; LOUIS –Decoupage, Otar Ioseliani, Centaur, 2012; The Sculpture and Art of Gogi Ochiauri; Nova Sciaence Publishers, Inc. New York, 2011. Author of the book “Contemporary Georgian Movie”, Centaur, Publishing Program of Ministery of Education, Scaience, Culture and Sport of Georgia, 2018. Co-author of the book and Co-author of several scientific collections and the author of tens of scientific articles and publications. Editor and reviewer of tens of books, text-books, journals, scientific collections and publications. Participant of tens of conferences, symposiums, projects.

Ochkhikidze Ketevan

PhD Student of Art Studies, an assistant at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University. She is a participant in the implementation of several study courses in the same university since 2017. The main interest of her scientific studies is medeival sculpture. She is an author of many publications, speaker at the local and international conferences, and a participant of various international projects.

Osefashvili Lali

Art criticist, Assistant-Professor of the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University, Doctor of Arts. Her subject courses are for three study level: History of costume, World Art History, Georgian Art History etc.
She has published 4 monographs, 1 coursebook and more than 75 scientific works in Georgia as well in abroad. She often participates in local and international conferences.

Paichadze Manana

Manana Paitchadze, (*1959, Tbilisi, Georgia. Prof. Dr. phil. habil. of German Studies, (PhD), Translator. Senior Researcher at the Dimitri Janelidze Scientific-Research Institution of the Georgian State University of Theatre and Film Tbilisi; President of the Tbilisi branch of the Goethe Society in Weimar e. V. Author of 55 academic publications, 3 monographs, translator. Awarded with the Order of Honour of Georgia. Participant of several regional and international conferences and symposiums.

Papinashvili Sopio

Master of Art Sciences, PhD Student of Art Studies at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University. Sopio Papinashvili in 2012 year graduated from Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University Art history bachelor degree, but in 2014 she graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili state University master quality in program of New and Contemporary Art. Now she is a doctorate in Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University with a program New and contemporary Georgian Art. Now she work on the dissertation “Nu” in Georgia sculpture and its socio-cultural surroundings”. She often participates in different scientific conferences, some of them are international conferences and simpoziums. Her articles are published in collected works.

Razmadze Giorgi

Film critic. Editor of magazine KINO. He is a lecturer of film history at the Shota Rustaveli Theather and Film State University. He also studies the theory of cinema. Giorgi Razmadze is author and co-author of several books.

Samsonadze Anano

Doctor of Art Sciences, Associate Professor at Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film Georgia State University, Choreographer – Choreologist. She graduated from the Tbilisi State University of Culture – Faculty of Choreology, from the Tbilisi State University – Faculty of Philology and from the Public University of Choreography – Faculty of Georgian Folk Dance. In 2006 she defended the thesis “The main directions of choreographic art study” (Fundamentals of Choreology). She is Associate Professor and Head of the Quality Assurance Office of Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film Georgia State University. She has published about twenty scientific publications and speaker at more than thirty scientific conferences. She is author and scientific director of Master and Doctoral Programs in Choreology and scientific supervisor of three defended theses. She is choreographer of 52 performances in various theaters and founder and director of the Student Choreographic Forum-Festival “Terpsichore”.

Sayenkova-Melnitskaya Ludmila

Ph.D, Head of dep. Literary and Artistic Criticism of the Faculty of Journalism of the Belarusian State University. FIPRESCI member.
Practical field of activity – film criticism in the media; scientific interests – methodological problems and ontological foundations of the study of film as a work of art.
Author of numerous publications on cinematography in the press, monographs «Belarusian film criticism of the XX-XXI centuries: from the first announcements in print to hybrid genres on the Internet»; Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”: 20 years later; “9 1/2 weeks “Listapada”; “Mass media and mass culture. Evolution of spectacular forms”; “Mass culture in the media space”.

Shomayeva Dilara

Ph.D. in Choreology. Ballet dancer at Almaty State opera and ballet theatre (2006-2013), Principal dancer at Astana Ballet (2014-2019). Part-time assistant at the PR department at Astana Ballet (2018-2021)
ACADEMICS: Kazakh National academy of arts [2008-2012]: Bachelor of Performing arts; Kazakh National academy of choreography [2017-2019]: Master’s degree in Dance; Dissertation: “Malbekov E. D.: professional career and pedagogical contribution to the classical ballet education in Kazakhstan”.

Skhiereli Tea

Student of a Phd Program – “Culture in Media” in Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film State University, Georgia. In 1989 she graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism, and from Free University of Tbilisi in 2011, she has MBA degree in Business and Management. Tea Skhiereli has been a lecturer, teaching classes of Communication with the Media and Writing for the Media at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs since 2015; Editor-in-Chief of Voyager by Solo and Georgian Airways in-flight magazines; In different years she worked as a communications consultant for the UNFPA Georgian Representatives, was a special correspondent, editor, producer at the Georgian Television and Radio Corporation. Is a member of IFJ – International Federation of Journalists.

Sukovata Viktoriya

Ph. D. and Doctor of Habilitation in Philosophical Anthropology, professor of Theory of Culture and Philosophy of Science Department, Kharkiv National Karazin University, Ukraine.
Viktoriya Sukovataya has published individual monograph, several trextbooks and more than 150 articles in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Byelorussian, Serbian, Romanian, Italian, Swedish, American, Brazilian, and German journals.
Viktoriya Sukovata has won more 15 individual grants, including fellowships at the Hamburg University (Germany), Kennan Institute, Washington, D. C., USA, and so on.

Trapaidze Ketevan

Film critic, PhD of art history, Shota Rustaveli theatre and film Georgia state university associated professor. Reading lectures in Georgian film history as well as film criticism and theory. Author of approximately 60 publications. Has written a book about film director Merab Kokochashvili (2017).

Tsagareli Tamar

Theater critic, PhD; Associate professor of the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University; Curator of Vakhtang Chabukiani’s Memorial house-museum (The Union of Tbilisi Museums); Member of the Academic Council of the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University;
Dissertation on the topic: “The Evolution of Theatrical Thought” (from antiquity to the Italian Renaissance) (2011).

Tsintsadze Tamta

Doctor of Arts. Teacher/Coach. Media Expert. Specialist in interpersonal communication, public speaking, and effective communication. Author of training courses: Technique of Effective Communication, Applied Synergetic/Multimodal Texts and Management of Multimodal Texts, Development and Management of Personal Image. Invited Lecturer/Coach of Social Studies, Politics, Masters, and Certificate courses at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). Associate Coach at International Republican Institute (IRI). Imedi TV Teacher – works on developing the verbal and non-verbal text management skills of journalists/TV presenters.

Tskitishvili Giorgi

Theatre Critic. PhD in Art Study (Theatre Study) , The Professor at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University. From 2017 till now Director of Dimitri Janelidze Scientific-Research Institute of Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film Georgia State University He is the author of up to 100 magazine or newspaper publications. Among them are scientific works, reviews on performances, theoretical articles on the ongoing processes in contemporary Georgian theater, the letters on the creativity of individual dramatists, directors or actors. These publications have been published in periodic editions since 1985: newspapers: “Theater and Cinema”, “Georgian Theater Day”, “Literary Georgia”, “New Generation”, “Iveria-Express”, “Duruji”, “Droni”; Magazines: “Art”, “Theater and Life”, “luminous”.

Tsulukidze Natia

PhD, Lecturer at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University
Founder/Director of the Georgian Photography Association. From 2010 participates in the local and international scientific conferences. From 2015 organizes annual scientific conference Photographic Trends. Author of the book: Georgian Photoconceptualism. Synthesis of Photography and Painting and almost 50 scientific articles.

Tsulukidze Tamar

PhD in Musicology, Exposition Manager at Zakaria Paliashvili Memorial House-Museum, Tbilisi Museums Union.
The field of scientific research – Georgian music, old and contemporary Georgian culture, Musical theatre. Participates in conferences, has published in scienticic journals, 2015- The invited lecturer at Tbilisi State Conservatoire, 2011- 2019 – an invited lecturer at the University of Theatre and Cinema, where she taught and condacted scientific work(from 1994 to 2007). 2002-2004 – deliverd lectures for Philharmonic concerts. Since 2008 – coeditor of “musica” journal, . Has been a member of the Georgian Composers Union since 2008.

Țuțui Marian

Marian Țuțui is a leading film researcher in the field of Balkan film studies. Since 2017 he is a full professor of film studies at Hyperion University in Bucharest and since 2014 he is a researcher at ‘George Oprescu’ Institute of Art History of the Romanian Academy. Between 1996- 2013 he has been curator of the Romanian Film Archive. He is author of three books on cinema written in Romanian and English: “Manakia Brothers or the Image of the Balkans” (2005), “A Short History of Romanian Cinema” (2005, 2018 in Beijing in Chinese) and “Orient Express. Romanian and Balkan Cinema” (2008).

Turmanidze Tamta

PhD in Art Studies (Film Studies), to present/Associate Professor, Akaki Tsereteli State University, Department of Western and American Literature. 2019 – to present/ Tbilisi Marionette Theatre. Literary Manager. 12 Scientic Articles. Monography “Tendencies related to the Development of Spanish Cinema from Franco to Almodovar” (2014).
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Vasadze Marina (Maka)

The Doctor of Art Study, The Associate Professor at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University. Theatre Critic, secretuary of the International Association of the Theatre Critics of Georgian Section (IATC-AICT). The head of Publishing House “Kentavri” at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgian State University. Premiums: Young Researchers’ International contest of Soviet Union (was held in the City, Leningrad, Peterburg). First place with work «Б. Брехт в творчестве Р. Стуруа»; (B. Brecht in the work of Robert Sturua) 1986; Shota Rustaveli State Drama Theatre’s Honorary Deed (Diploma) and gifts ( records of R. Sturua’s performances, DVD format) for Mass media support (newspapers: “Culture”, “Duruji”, Journal: “Art Science Studies”) 2005. Acquired grants: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2018, 2020 years: Fund “Open Society Georgia”, The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Georgian National Film Centre, Municipal department of Culture, Education, Sport and Youth Affairs. Since 1982 till now published – Articles and reviews in journals: “Soviet Art”, “Art”, “Theatrical Informer”, “Theatre and Life”, “Concept”, In Internet Journal, Critical Stages. issue 21. 2020 and etc. The author, editor, compiler-editor, member of editorial board of several books.

Zubashvili Vaja

Associate Professor at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Ph.D. in Audiovisual Arts, Head of Documentary Filmmaking, member of University’s Academic Council, Head of Movie, Photo, and Video Funds at Georgia’s Public Broadcaster’s Archives., member of Georgian Film Academy. Has acquired higher education and Ph.D. in Audiovisual Arts at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, is an author of more than 30 documentaries, has published more than 20 scientific articles and a monography – “Development of TV Commercials in Georgia”.