Nata Sopromadze

Nata Sopromadze is a Tbilisi based Georgian photographer. After her graduation from the School of Documentary Photography - Sepia in 2007 she founded a photo studio called Bina and in 2009, together with her friends, she created a non-commercial, first Georgian online magazine Beat about photography and contemporary art, based in the same studio. In 2012 Beat continued its existence in a video format at the online TV station - Artarea. Since 2015 Nata Sopromadze has been the co-founder and a member of Georgian photo agency ERROR IMAGES.

Nata Sopromadze discovered that in her photographs, which she has been taking for years, the same images keep appearing: flowers on the graves, grey hair, pools of blood during mountain celebrations, fading plants, cemeteries, lifeless animals left on the roads… She saw the connection between them: each photo speaks about death, without a human. This is how the artist started exploring death with the help of photography.

The reality depicted in the shoots, despite its tragic nature, often creates beauty for Sopromadze and this indefinable mysticism attracts her most of all in this unusual collection. The process of collecting ‘death’ in this from has turned into one big mystery.

Selected solo and group exhibitions:
2018 - Broken Sea, Tbilisi Photo Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2018 - Elementary Particles: Epigraphs from Georgian Photography, Project ArtBeat Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2018 - In and Out of Reality: Three Centuries of Photographic Image in Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2017 - Secret Life, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2013 - Photo off, Paris, France; 2005 - MZIURI Art Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia.