I gained my PhD degree in History of Art from the George Chubinashvili Institute of History of Georgian Art in 2005. Working on my theses I spent a month in Oxford at Keble College as a fellow of Oxford Colleges Hospitality Scheme. Before joining the Russian and East European Studies department of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) I had been teaching Medieval Georgian Art and Architecture at the Archaeology department of Bilkent University, Ankara. Since 2010 I have been a research fellow at Chubinashvili National Centre for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation and involved in Tbilisi State University project: Georgian Heritage of Ani. For the past three years I worked at the evaluation of restoring Georgian monument Ishkhani (Iṣan) in Turkey. My research interests include the art and architecture of medieval Georgia, especially the Cultural Heritage of Georgia within the Turkish borders and its interconnections with neighbouring Armenia, Byzantium and the Islamic world.