Born in 1957 is famous Georgian art-critic, journalist, blogger, TV and radio-host. He graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts in 1979. From 1986 he teaches History and Theory of Cinematography. In 1992-93 Gvakharia was working on scientific research in Paris, France and his dissertation topic was Contemporary art and Electronic Media. In 1995 he started to work as a correspondent of Radio Liberty. His popularity reached its peak in 1997 when he became a host of TV program “Psycho” on Rustavi 2 channel. Since 2007 he is a presenter of Radio Liberty daily program “One Hour of Freedom”. Currently Gogi Gvakharia anchors a weekly program “The Red Zone” at Georgian TV broadcaster. The program analyses the expressions of Soviet stereotypes in Georgian Culture. Every new essay, article or even a blogpost by Gvakharia is most read and commented by thousands of Georgians. His works are highly demanded in the country and that played a crucial role for his documentary work Tear-Stained Spectacles to became the Bestseller of the year in Georgia. Gogi Gvakharia was one of the major participants of USAID program “Human Rights and Georgian Culture”. Currently Gvakharia is the Jury member of international movie festivals in Nyon (Switzerland) and Oberhausen (Germany). He systematically takes part in international movie symposiums like Berlin and Wiesbaden Film Festival. He is also an accredited journalist at Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival. Gogi Gvakharia holds position of a full professor at the Ilia State University and teaches Film History and Theory. 


  • Tear-Stained Spectacles, Bakur Sulakauri Publishing, 2013 


  • Literary Award SABA 2014 in category the best documentary prose for Tear-Stained Spectacles


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