Vajiko Chachkhiani

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, 1985. Lives in Berlin.

Vajiko Chachkhiani’s works span across a variety of artistic media seeking to explore the themes of death, war and conflicts. Through his sculptures, films and installations, Vajiko Chachkhiani delves into existential questions about human life.

He interprets human activities, its history and conflicts using different mediums. Chachkhiani radically transforms the objects acquired from real world interactions or displaced from their original context, which he uses to make overt references to social and political history of his home country Georgia or collective memoir.

After studying Mathematics and Informatics at the Technical University in Tbilisi, Chachkhiani went on to pursue Fine Arts at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Later he studied under Prof. Gregor Schneider at Universität der Künste (UdK), Berlin, where he currently works and resides.

In 2017, the artist has been selected to represent Georgia at Venice Biennale.

Solo Exhibitions include: GRA Glass Pavilion, Amsterdam (2009), Gallery Gala, Tbilisi (2011), Stiftung Binz39, Zurich (2012), The State Museum of Literature, Tbilisi (2013), Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany (2014)

Group exhibitions include: Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig (2011), Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (2011), Meet Factory, Prague (2012), Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (2014), Museum of Contemporary Art, Wolfsburg (2014), Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2015)

Publications include: “Both,” Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, texts by Rein Wolfs, Ines Rüttinger and Ory Dessau, published by BOM


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