Elvira Arsalia

Minister of Culture and Protection of Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Abkhazia.
Abkhazia
Author of projects and personal exhibitions of applied art and reconstruction of the Abkhaz costume.

Author of television projects, films and TV shows on the history of Abkhaz art.
Born in 1978 in Abkhazia. In 2000 graduated from the Ufa Institute of Service Technology of the Moscow Academy of Housing and Utility Services. Faculty of Design. In 2001–2014 — Director of the Central Exhibition Hall of the Abkhaz Union of Painters. Instructor, Associate Professor, Department of Arts, Abkhaz State University. Laureate of the D. I. Gulia State Prize of Abkhazia. Member of the Union of Artists of Abkhazia. Member of the Union of Designers of Russia. Since 2014 — Minister of Culture and Protection of Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Abkhazia. Married, with two sons. Curator and participant of art exhibitions in Abkhazia, the North Caucasus, Russia, Turkey, Germany and France. In 2009 became the laureate of the Best Artist of the Year Prize awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Abkhazia. Since 2012 has led the TV project entitled "Mysteries of Beauty" on the history of art, which aired on the Abkhaz state television. Her works are on display in the Abkhaz National State Picture Gallery, the State Museum of Abkhazia, and private collections of Russia and the rest of the world.