Vajiko Chachkhiani

(b. 1985)

Born 1985 in Tbilisi, Georgia

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Education

2003—2004

Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia – Mathematics and Informatics

2008—2009

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Audio Visual Departement

2009—2013

Universität der Künste (UdK), Berlin, Germany – class of Prof. Gregor Schneider

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Moment in and out of time, SCAI The Bathhouse gallery, Tokyo, Japan (upcoming)

2017

Living Dog Among Dead Lions, Georgian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy

Endless Ends, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania

Summer which was not there, Daniel Marzona, Berlin

2016

The last thing I can hold on to are your kind words, Artim Project Space / YARAT Residency, Baku, Azerbaijan

2015

It Neither Begins Nor Ends Anywhere, Daniel Marzona, Berlin

Many Lives Pass by While Imitating Death, Outdoor Installation in collaboration with Neue Berliner Räume, Kunsthaus Dahlem and Freie Universität, Berlin

2014

Both, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany

2013

Public Principle, State Museum of Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia

The Gift, Diploma Show, Universität der Künste, Berlin

2012

4392 Hours – Temporal Proliferation of Definitive Reasons, BINZ39, Zurich

2011

To Cut Through, Gallery Gala, Tbilisi, Georgia

2009

Trap, GRA Glass Pavilion, Amsterdam

Selected Group Exhibtions

2018

Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße, Kunsthalle Bremen (upcoming)

2017

Crumbling down, up and up we climb, Yarat Contemporary Art Centre, Baku

A good neighbour, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Haunted House, Ekaterina Foundation, Moscow

15th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul

Steirischer Herbst, Festival of New Arts, Graz

Mit den Händen zu greifen und doch nicht zu fassen, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany

Parlament der Pflanzen, daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany

The Future Generation Art Prize, Exhibition of the Shortlisted Artists at the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy

Profanation: Ghenos, Eros, Thanatos, group show at Galleria De foscherari, Bologna

Du Verbe à la Communication, Carré d’Art–Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes

WAITING. Between Power and Possibility, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

The Future Generation Art Prize, Exhibition of the  Shortlisted Artists, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine

2016

Farewell to an Idea, Plattenpalast, Berlin

2015

Stranger Than Paradise, Sies+Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf

Vom Großen und Ganzen, Sammlung Haus N, Neumünster

Material, Galerie Johann König, Berlin

Where the Place Begins, Neue Berliner Räume at Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin

Trouble in Paradise, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

2014

Mean What You See, Daniel Marzona, Berlin

Castle Ghost, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wolfsburg, Germany

Basic Form, Composing Rooms, Berlin

(Ver)Handlungsräume, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

2013

Errors Allowed, Mediterranea, 16 Young Artists Biennal, Ancona, Italy

2012

Doublings, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin

A Sophisticated Guidebook Through A False Territory, Meet Factory, Prague

Neue Klasse, WIENSOWSKI&HARBORD, Berlin

Open Studios of Resident Artists, BINZ39, Zurich

2011

Bosch Young Talent Show, Stedelijk Museum, s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Leo Baeck Salon N9 (The Fine Art Issue), Tolmein, Berlin

Image, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany

Violentine’s Day, Geneva

Minimal Maximal, Al-Riwaq Art Space, Manama, Bahrain

2010

Springendes Reh, Bonn

2009

XYZ Privacy, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Born in Georgia, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands

Evil in the Church, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

Black & White, New Nacht Gallery, Sugar Factory, Amsterdam

2007

Tbilisi 4. Every Day is Saturday, Tbilisi, Georgia

Awards and Grants

2017

Future Generation Art Prize 2017 by PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine

2016

ISCP Residency Program, New York, USA
Yarat Contemporary Art Center, Residency Program, Baku, Azerbaijan

2015

Work Scholarship, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, Germany

2014

7th Rubens Promotional Award, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany

2013

DAAD Scholarship

2012

BINZ39 Artist Residency, Zurich

Bibliography

2014

Both, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, texts by Rein Wolfs, Ines Rüttinger and Ory Dessau, published by BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE Berlin