In 1990 graduated from Tbilisi State University, specialty of History and Theory of Art. In 1997 defended her candidate dissertation on “Mythological-Metaphorical World of Sergei Parajanov”.
Associate professor of Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Cinema University in 1998-2014 and Ilia State University since 2014. In different years she taught the history of cinema in training-television centre, Grigol Robakidze State University, in the department of theory and history of art in Tbilisi State University.
Since 1990 co-operates with various print media. In 2006-2010 hosted the show “Good Evening, Babylon” on I Radio of Public Broadcasting. In 2007-2014 was the editor of the TV-show “Red Zone” (the joint project of Radio Freedom and Public Broadcasting). She is interested in researching gender aspects in cinema. In 1999-2001 she was the head of RSS group scientific-study project “Woman and Man in Cinema: Gender Stereotypes and their transformation”. In 2002-2004 was the member of women’s program board of “Open Society – Georgia” and in 2004 -2006 the member of the scenario committee of National Cinema Center of Ceorgia.
She is the member of cinematographers’ union.
Scientific interests / research interests
Tendencies of modern cinema, gender aspects in cinema, the study of historic and modern processes of Georgian cinema in political-cultural context
- Adoration of Magi by Albert Serra, materials of the conference of Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Cinema University, 2018.
- Gender Trouble – do the gender representations change in modern Georgian cinema? 2017 http://www.gnfc.ge/geo/25years-in/21
- In the name of God and Father, 2017 http://www.gnfc.ge/geo/25years-in/5
- The Graveyard of Dreams on the both sides of the shore, 2017 http://www.gnfc.ge/geo/25years-in/41
- Parajanov’s kitch – repetition of the traditional, as innovation, materials of the conference of Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Cinema University, 2017
- Who is afraid of femme fatale. Digest of articles “Who is afraid of Feminism in Georgia”, Heinrich Boll Stiftung, 2013
- Cinema chronicles of XX century (person and personal freedom). Digest of articles “Georgian Democracy: Myth or Reality”, 2011
- TV Series, as socio-cultural phenomena and characteristics of Georgian TV series. “Art Science Studies.” N1 (34), 2008
- Woman and Man in Cinema: Gender Stereotypes and their modifications. Gender. Culture. Modernity. Part I, 2005
- Teo Khatiashvili. “Mythological-Metaphorical World of Sergei Parajanov”, publishing house “Kentavri”, Tbilisi 2014
- Teo Khatiashvili. “New Waves” in 50-60-s Western Cinema”, Ilia State University Publishing, 2015
Articles in magazines
- Family portrait in exterior or Putin’s loveless Russia, Journal “Indigo”, 2017
- The woman who left, “Indigo”, 2017
- “Where magical fishes don’t see dreams any more”, “Indigo”, 2017
An extensive list of publications
- An extensive list of publications
- Parajanov – Kind Storyteller, “Georgia Cinema Directors”, part I, 2005
- The eclectic value of unstable epoch: reanimation of traditional values and new images. Shota Rustaveli Cinema and Theatre University’s Conference materials, 2006.
- looking for Pleasure – Genre and his structuring with “feminine” and “masculine” archetypes “Kino”, 2007/6
- Unreachable Object of Desire. Lacanian interpretations of Louis Bunuel’s work. Journal “Art Science Studies.” N4 (37), 2009
- Influence of Modernist Movements In Georgian Film of the 1920’s. Shota Rustaveli Cinema and Theatre University’s Conference materials, 2011
- All (and Nothing) about Almodovar, 2011 http://lib.ge/body_text.php?10355
- Soviet mythic realism (Film of Aleksandr Medvedkin). Shota Rustaveli Cinema and Theatre University’s Conference materials, 2012
- Freak as an expression of the idea of personal freedom. Shota Rustaveli Cinema and Theatre University’s Conference materials, 2013
- Leni Riefenstahl- Aesthetic of Nazism. Shota Rustaveli Cinema and Theatre University’s Conference materials, 2014
- Gender Trouble – Observations on recent Georgian Cinema. Shota Rustaveli Cinema and Theatre University’s Conference materials, 2015
- Chantal Akerman’s “Art of Nothing” , Shota Rustaveli Cinema and Theatre University’s Conference materials, 2016