BI Auction is the first Art Auction Company of Georgia, established in 2016. The company’s aim was to promote Georgian art and artists and enlarge the market. In five years, BI Auction ‘for ART’ has organized eight auctions and presented more than 450 paintings from 120 Georgian painters. In every auction, the collection is selected from among thousands of paintings from well-known legendary artists of Georgia, and also from promising young artists.
Last year, BI Auction started a new project by organizing a ‘Competition for Young Artists’ to promote artists under 30 years old. The first competition and auction events were so successful that it created not only a ‘good mood and hope’ but also gave the young artists the experience of a professional exposition of their artworks, and sales results, just before the start of the pandemic.
This year, due to COVID-19, art is also limited by many restrictions, and is mostly shown and sold virtually, which also limits the qualitative and emotional aspects of art. Despite such difficulties, the co-founders of BI Auction Bengü Akçardak Küçük and Ika Bokuchava, have planned various events to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of their company, and the first event will be a new and different auction for ‘Only Young Artists’ artworks.
“2021 is the 5th anniversary of BI Auction, and we want to continue organizing various events to support art,” Küçük says. “The first event will be a 55-hour auction starting on April,10 at 12:00, and lasting until April, 12,19:00. We invite all art enthusiasts and collectors to see real artworks, feel real emotions and bid for the artworks in 55 hours.”
The winners of the competition will also get the opportunity to participate in BI Auction classical auctions alongside outstanding famous Georgian artists.
For more information, please contact biauction1@gmail and/or BI Auction FB and Instagram pages.
By Team GT