Vajiko Chachkhiani

(b. 1985)

Born 1985 in Tbilisi, Georgia

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany



Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia – Mathematics and Informatics


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


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

Solo Exhibitions



Sky Above Town at Kunstmuseum Brandts, Odense, Denmark


Death Chase, Daniel Marzona, Berlin, Germany


Winter which was not there, Gallery Cork, Ireland

Glass Muscle (Film Trilogy), Kunstverein Dresden, Germany

Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland

Flies bite, Its going to rain, Yarat contempoarary art center, Baku, Azerbaijan (upcoming)

Vajiko Chachkhiani – Films, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Glass Ghost, Galleria de’Foscherari, Bologna, Italy


Glass Jaw, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Under The Midday Sun, installation, Rinascente Milan piazza Duomo, Milan, Italy

Cotton Candy, film screening, The Space Cinema Odeon, Milan, Italy

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

Many lives pass by while imitating death, Filsers, Mainburg, Germany

Heavy Metal Honey, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

Winter Which Was Not There, Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finnland

Life Track, Art Night London, London, UK


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

Endless Ends, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania

Summer which was not there, Daniel Marzona, Berlin, Germany


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


It Neither Begins Nor Ends Anywhere, Daniel Marzona, Berlin, Germany

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


Both, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany


Public Principle, State Museum of Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia

The Gift, Diploma Show, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany


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


To Cut Through, Gallery Gala, Tbilisi, Georgia


Trap, GRA Glass Pavilion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Selected Group Exhibtions


all the lonely people, LAXART, Los Angeles, California, USA

EVROVIZION. Crossing Stories and Spaces, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

A Higher Calling, White Space, Beijing, China

The Rearview Landscape, or a Trip of Ownership, UCCA Dune, Beidaihe, Hebei, China

Notes for Tomorrow, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

all the lonley people, silent green, Berlin, Germany


Étude, Aranya Art Center, China

Unsere Gegenwart, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany.

SCAI 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Komagome SOKO, Tokyo, Japan

Vajiko Chachkhiani & Reijiro Wada: A Silent Conversation, Daniel Marzona at Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany

NIRIN – The 22nd Biennale of Sydney, various venues, Sydney, Australia

Kino der Kunst, various venues, Munich, Germany


Down To A Sunless Sea, Arondit offspace, Paris, France

Hotel Europa: Their Past, Your Present, Our Future, different venues, Tbilisi, Georgia

Racing The Galaxy, curated by Jerome Sans, Palace of Peace and Reconciliation & Palace of Independence, Astana (Nur-Sultan), Kazakhstan

Winter Which Was Not There, the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Journey of Thousand Miles, Collection of Han Nefkens foundation, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, Ecuador

We drive far, you in front, Arondit offspace, Paris, France


Paris independent film festival, Katara Cinema at Le Royal Monceau Raffles, Paris, France

The Axial Line, PS120, Berlin, Germany

Four rooms with a view, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania

Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany

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

A good neighbour, Pinakothek der Moderne, München, Germany, in cooperation with Istanbul Biennale

Germany Is Not An Island – Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany, Acquisitions 2012-2016, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

Watou Kunstenfestival 2018, Watou, Belgium

The Short Film Festival Switzerland, Winterthur, Switzerland


A good neighbour, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Haunted House, Ekaterina Foundation, Moscow, Russia

15th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

Steirischer Herbst, Festival of New Arts, Graz, Austria

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, Venice, Italy

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

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

WAITING. Between Power and Possibility, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

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

wieder und wider, Kunsthalle Hamburg,  Hamburg, Germany


Farewell to an Idea, Plattenpalast, Berlin, Germany


Stranger Than Paradise, Sies+Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

Vom Großen und Ganzen, Sammlung Haus N, Neumünster, Germany

Material, Galerie Johann König, Berlin, Germany

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

Trouble in Paradise, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany


Mean What You See, Daniel Marzona, Berlin, Germany

Castle Ghost, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wolfsburg, Germany

Basic Form, Composing Rooms, Berlin, Germany

(Ver)Handlungsräume, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany


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


Doublings, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany

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

Neue Klasse, WIENSOWSKI&HARBORD, Berlin, Germany

Open Studios of Resident Artists, BINZ39, Zurich, Switzerland


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

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

Image, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany

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


XYZ Privacy, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Born in Georgia, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Evil in the Church, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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


Tbilisi 4. Every Day is Saturday, CUMBERTO/SPACE, Tbilisi, Georgia

Awards and Grants


Future Generation Art Prize 2017 by PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine


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


Work Scholarship, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, Germany


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


DAAD Scholarship


BINZ39 Artist Residency, Zurich, Switzerland



Vajiko Chachkhiani: Heavy Metal Honey, published on the occasion of the exhibition  2018 at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn


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