Born in 1955 in Tbilisi. She was trained as an architect. Througt working in the theatre as a set- and costume designer for Shota Rustaveli Theatre Institute, the Akhmeteli theatre and the Griboedov Russian drama theatre , she picked up photography and documentary filmmaking . She had solo expositions and made theatrical performances in, among other places, Rotterdan, Amsterdam and Tbilisi. With Pieter Jan Smit she founded the filmprodaction company PS Pictures. "Of Course to america!" Is her first feature length documentary.