Chachkhiani’s work operates somewhere between the outside world and the human psyche bringing the shadowy aspects of our Conditio humana to our awareness through a subtle and intriguing visual poetry. Frequently based on performances or transformative actions, many of Chachkhiani’s objects reveal an affinity to minimalism while being at the same time charged with narrative meaning.
His main focus is the tragedy and beauty of human life, which he seeks to examine using a wide range of materials and combining elements of performance and duration with sculpture, drawing and installation. Many of Chachkhiani’s art works consist of objects or materials which the artist obtains in an exchange for his own personal belongings. These objects of trade are then transformed into new shapes or combines with other media to form sculptures which are emotionally charged despite their stark and minimalistic appearance.
At our booth B1-207 we will present a number of new sculptures and wall installations as well as a series of new video works.
Vajiko Chachkhiani was born 1985 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He lives and works in Berlin. He studied Mathematics at the technical university of Tbilisi before switching to art studies at Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Universität der Künste Berlin (with Prof. Gregor Schneider).
Solo exhibitions include Daniel Marzona Gallery, Berlin, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, and the State Museum of Literature in Tbilisi, Georgia. Group exhibitions include Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst Wolfsburg, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin and Meet Factory, Prague.
Chachkhiani was awarded the prestigous Rubens Promotional Award by the city of Siegen in 2014 and accepted in the ISCP residency program New York, 2015.