Pasto (Vazha Mikaberdize) - Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, 1967. Studied at the Tbilisi Academy of Arts from 1984-1992. In 1993 he moved to Italy and continued his studies in Riaci Academy in Florence from 1993 to 1995. Currently he lives and works in Pietrasanta, Italy.
WORKS: Prasto works with materials like plaster, wood, bronze, stainless steel, ceramic. In his works he often refers to the balanced shapes to create the mobile sculptures. His works are part of many private art collections in Italy and abroad.
SELECTED SOLO SHOWS: 2012: Private art space, Parma. Italy. 2000: Galleria La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Italy. 1996: Le Colombier, Ville d' Avrey, France.
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS: 2011: Galerie "Laurianazirkel" Zurich, Switzerland 2008: Artisterium (International exhibition of contemporary art), Tbilisi, Georgia 1997: Galleria Piuma, Milano, Italy
COMMISIONS AND PUBLIC PROJECTS: 2007: International sculpture project Monument to George Balanchine, Tbilisi, St. Petersburg, New York Sponsored by DLA PIPER, ERNST & YOUNG, GEORGIAN CHARITY FOUNDATION "KARTU" AND MADNEULI. 2006: Sculpture installation DLA PIPER, Moscow 2005: Sculptor installation ERNST & YOUNG, Moscow 2004: Monument to Sergey Parajanov Tbilisi 1996: Monument to Niko Pirosmani, Mirzaani, Georgia Commissioned by Ministry of Culture of Georgia.