Georgian artist Ketuta Aleksi-Meskhishvili hosts first solo display in New York

Artist Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili's 2015 work 'Andro's Book'. Photo from, 04 May 2016 - 14:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

A top New York art gallery is hosting the first personal display of works by Berlin-based Georgian contemporary artist Ketuta Aleksi -Meskhishvili in the city.

The exhibition, named Hollow Body, will be held at Andrea Rosen Gallery and present an installation as well photographs recently displayed at the Koelnischer Kunstverein (Art Association of Cologne) Museum in Germany.

Opening on Thursday, the New York exhibition will allow its audience to experience Aleksi -Meskhishvili's "various planes of representation and pictorial reality through her chosen photographic material".

A major part of the exhibition will focus on the subject of photographic image representing a subject's exterior while much of the substance remains imperceivable for the viewer.

A series of photo portraits will address this theme while identifying "gender typologies functioning within the gaze(s) of her chosen references".

Aleksi-Meskhishvili's 2015 work 'Don’t be an actress'. Photo from

The display will feature works of varying fabric such as transparent paper, cardboard and curtain material.

The Andrea Rosen Gallery was established in 1999 to focus on "significant historical exhibitions, presenting first-time, one-person shows, and shedding light on lesser-known aspects of prominent artists' practices".

Born in Georgia in 1979 to prominent set designer and artist Gogi Aleksi-Meskhishvili, Ketuta Aleksi-Meskhishvili moved to the United States at the age of 14 and graduated with a degree in Photography from New York's Bard College in 2003.

She has featured in personal and group exhibitions at Galerie Micky Schubert in Germany, FRAC Haute-Normandie in France and Kaufman Repetto in Italy.

Aleksi-Meskhishvili has been credited by Frieze art magazine for being "part of a lineage of photographers who exploit the photograph’s three-dimensional or sculptural characteristics as much as its superficial, two-dimensional ones".

The Georgian artist's New York exhibition will run until June 18. The artist is also scheduled to exhibit her works in Basel, Switzerland in June.

More details on the exhibition Hollow Body can be viewed on the official Andrea Rosen Gallery website here.