Keti Kapanadze (born 1962 in Tbilisi; lives and works alternately in Bonn, Germany and Tbilisi) produced her first graphic and photographic works in the early 1980s, which placed her among the pioneers of conceptual art in Georgia. From the beginning of her artistic activity, Kapanadze has investigated the semantic and visual aspects of the (mother) tongue and the possibilities of a visual sign that could be understood across cultures and national languages. Through painting, photography, performance and installation, Kapanadze explores the deconstruction of word and image and their mutual rearrangement. Her works have a poetic character and a specific, almost self-ironizing humor. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Kapanadze worked abroad and settled in Germany in 2000.
Kapanadze has had many solo exhibitions, e.g., at the Kunstforum in Zentrifuge in Bonn (2020), Galerie Gisela Clement in Bonn (2019), Gallery for Contemporary Art, Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi (2018) and NADA Miami in Florida (2018), and featured in many group exhibitions, e.g., at the 4710 Gallery in Tbilisi (2021), the State Silk Museum in Tbilisi (2018) and the National Gallery of Georgia in Tbilisi (2018).