Vajiko Chachkhiani Georgian, b. 1985


Vajiko Chachkhiani (b. 1985, Georgia) currently lives and works in Berlin. Graduated from the University of Arts in Berlin and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie of Amsterdam. His installation Living Dog Among Dead Lions is representing Georgia at the 57th Venice Biennale. Vajiko‘ previous solo exhibitions took place at the gallery Daniel Marzonam Berlin (2017 and 2015), the Yarat Residency Program, Baku (2016), Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin (2015), Contemporary Art Museum, Siegen (2014), The State Museum of Literature, Tbilisi (2013), BINZ39, Zurich (2012) and Gallery Gala, Tbilisi (2011). He has had group shows at, amongst others, Galleria De foscherari, Bologna (2017), Museum of Contemporary Art, Wolfsburg (2014), Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2015), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig (2011), MeetFactory, Prague (2012). An artist was granted the Arbeitsstipendium (2015) and a DAAD scholarships (2013) and was awarded the prestigious 7th Rubens Promotional Award of the Contemporary Art Museum Siegen (2014). His artworks are included in several public collections, such as Hamburger Kunsthalle, Siegen Contemporary Art Museum and Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (The Federal Collection of Contemporary Art).