Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili studied photography at Bard College, New York, and currently lives and works in Berlin.
Her exhibited work to date invites comparison with artists such as Walead Beshty, Eileen Quinlan or Anne Collier, whose concerns lie as much with the technical and conceptual parameters of photography as with image itself.
In a recent series, Alexi-Meskhishvili explores Roland Barthes' premise that photography creates and captures a demise, rather than an instance of life ("With the Photograph we enter into flat Death." Camera Lucida). Through techniques such as collage, abstraction, mirroring and chance elements, the artist set out to address such "fugitive testimony" in delicate, haunting works.
Quite apart from this more conceptual practice, Alexi-Meskhishvili is also a highly accomplished documentary photographer whose intimate glimpses of friends, places and the endearingly off-beat possess infinite style. Definitely an emerging talent to focus on.