Photo by Dimitri Mais

Photo by Dimitri Mais


Lado Pochkhua is a Georgian artist, living and working in New York. 

Lado was born in 1970 in Sukhumi (Abkhazia, Georgia, USSR). He studied painting at the Sukhumi College of Art, graduating in 1993. As a result of the military conflict in Abkhazia, Lado had to flee his native city and move to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. He spent eleven years at a refugee settlement in Tkhneti, near Tbilisi. While living there, he continued his studies and graduated from the Tbilisi State Art Academy with a Master’s degree in Painting and Printmaking in 2001. Since then, he has lived and worked in Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Hungary and the United States.

Lado has participated in numerous exhibitions and projects. His works were included at the Prague Biennale IV, at the Georgia Pavilion in 2009. He held solo exhibitions at the Georgia National Library (2012), and the National Gallery of Art in Tbilisi (2013). The same year, he exhibited at the inaugural exhibition of the Brooklyn Box Gallery. In 2014, his works were selected for the Art Dubai Marker. 

For more information about Lado Pochkhua, please download his CV here.