Shalva Nikvashvili (born in 1990 in Sighnaghi) is a multimedia artist who mainly works around the notions of identity and memory, investigating the boundaries of beauty and manipulation. He studied at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Faculty of Design, and then went on to study Sculpture at the Royal Academy of Arts in Antwerp. Shalva's works have been exhibited at various European galleries and museums, including the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Barbara Thumm Gallery, Berlin. His work has been covered in leading art publications such as ID magazine, Vice, Metal Magazine and others. In 2021 Shalva worked with Kirill Serebrennikov on the opera ‘Nos’ by D.Shostakovich, Bayerische Staatsoper, and created masks for the performance. Shalva Nikvashvili currently lives and works in Belgium.

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