Biography

DZEMAL GUGUNAVA

was born and grew up in Tbilisi – capital of Georgia. He moved to Prague, Czech Republic, in 1992.
Since September 2002 Dzemal has lived and worked in Bristol, UK

 

Education:
1967-74 State Academy of Arts, Tbilisi  (MFA)         
(The faculty of visual arts, design and sculpture)

Exhibitions:

1969/72/74 - Museum of the State Academy of Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia.
1977 - Solo exhibition. The House of Artists, Tbilisi.
1978-79 - The State Picture Gallery, Tbilisi.
1978 - N. Ostrovski’s museum, Sochi, Russia.
1992/93 - Two Georgian artists’ exhibition, Pegas gallery, Teplice, Czech Republic.
1994 - Family exhibition, National Library, Prague Czech Republic.

2001 - Solo exhibition, Gallery Nora, Prague.

2004 - Clifton Gallery, Bristol, UK.

2003/04/05 - Art exhibition for Friends of the Royal West Of England Academy, Bristol.

2011 - "The Bridge", Centrespace Gallery, Bristol.

2012 - 2012 Holburne Portrait Prize, Bath, UK

2014 - Figuratively Speaking, The Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol

Collections:
Works in museums:
Museum of the State Academy of Arts, Tbilisi (3 canvases, 1 pencil drawing);
Museum of Modern art, Yerevan, Armenia (1 canvas);
N.Ostrovski’s museum, Sochi, Russia (1 canvas)

Private collections in:

Tbilisi (Georgia), Moscow, St. Petersburg (Russia), Jerusalem (Israel), Philadelphia, Baltimore (USA), Bogota (Columbia), Auckland (New Zealand), Madrid, Alicante (Spain), Stockholm (Sweden), Prague (Czech Republic), London, Bristol (England), Leipzig, Berlin (Germany)

Dzemal’s works reflect his philosophy of life: contemplation, absorption, harmony and deep reflection, purity, absence of showiness and simplicity of existence.