Curator: Nino Gunia-Kuznetsova
Guram Matskhonashvili – Director, Set designer
Name: COUNTING OUT by Tamta Melashvili
Director, Set and Costume Designer: Guram Matskhonashvili
Tbilisi State Puppet Theatre
Name: ANTIMEDEA by Lasha Bughadze
Director and Set Designer: Guram Matskhonashvili
Education: 2011- Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University. Art Sciences, Media and Management Faculty.
Work: Matskhonashvili is the Freelancer. Worked as a cultural reviewer, journalist. His short documentary on a transgender woman won the prizes of UNDP and Open Society Georgia Foundation (2013, 2014). He wrote and directed several plays on human rights and urbanization, based on his interest in the social and spatial order of cities. The performances he directed are focused on the acute social problems. He has been in collaboration with puppet and drama theatres. In 2017 his debut novel “Gldani: [An Impossible Novel]:” was published in Georgia and Austria. In the same year, by the following play “Counting Out” became the winner of “Tsinandali Award” – Theatrical Art Award. In September, 2019 he was invited to perform a play at the Steirischerhberst’19, in Graz.
In 2019, he was awarded the highest Georgian Theatre Prize “Duruji” with the play “ANTImedea” by Lasha Bughadze – for the best director “New Vision”. In the same year he won the competition “New Georgian Play 2019”.
The majority of his performances by its format are the ”Site Specific”. Participated in the Georgian National Exhibition The Unlocked Circle at PQ19.