Alevtina Kakhidze

Alevtina Kakhidze

Born 1973 in Zhdanovka, Donetsk region, USSR.
Based in Muzychi, Ukraine, 26 kilometers from the city capital of Kyiv. Having grown up in the Donetsk region of Ukraine (since 1991), known for coal mining, she has experienced Ukraine’s abrupt and chaotic changes from the days of the USSR to the imbalanced environment after, including undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine that it is going on today.

Alevtina Kakhidze attended the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture in Kiev (1999-2004) and the Jan van Eyck Academy in the Netherlands (2004-2006). She is United Nations Tolerance Envoy in Ukraine since 2018, the Kazimir Malevich Artist Award winner in 2008, first prize winner of the Competition for Young Curators and Artists, Kyiv, Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA in 2002.

SOLO art exhibitions

2020

AboutCopyRights, Auction House Korners, Kyiv
News: Room For Improving future, Room 46, Aarhus, Denmark

2019

Let The garden Be Without War, America House, Kyiv

2018

Room For Improved Futures: Adult Garden, Room 46, Aarhus, Denmark

2017

I Still Draw about Love, Plant and Things, Bozar, Brussels

2014

TV Studios / Rooms Without Doors, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv

2013

It Only Looks The Same, FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

2012

I Can Not Draw Without Words, online

2011

In Little Place Any Corner Can Be Seen As Public, Labirynt, Lublin, PL
You Are At Home Of Vladimir Alevtina Suzi Penelopa, The Ya Gallery Art Centre, Kyiv

2009

Every Week A New, Iaspis, Stockholm

2008

Shopping, The Ya Gallery Art Centre, Kyiv
Gloves, KBH Kunsthal, Copenhagen

2005

I Don’t Need It/I Want It, Glaspaleis, Heerlen, NL

2002

Invitation To Australia, Or, A One-Story Museum, Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA, Kyiv

Performances and lectures

2021

Regatta on Lybid River, within Labyrinthe Blue (NGO Zvidcy)
Legal Fairy, zoom, in collaboration with Anatolii Belov and Alexander Krolikowski

2020

Construct Gender with HeForShe, UNWomen
Seeds Of Ukraine with SetArtLab, Kyiv

2019

4 stories of Ukrainian Performance, Kyiv: PinchukArtCentre
Tour Between Lie and Truth, through historical Kyiv district – Podil, Kyiv: Metamodern Arts Festival Kyiv
The Method Of Construction Political Truth, Kyiv: TheNakedRoom,

2018

Maidan/An Unfinished Revolution, EvaGelische Academie Tutzing, Germany
Giving A Promise, Biennale of Trust, Lviv, Ukraine

2017

Bottle for Gardeners, series on performances during residency program “Mezha” (Border Line), initiated by Garden City NGO
About the Wars, Colorado Beatles, Chicken and Slugs, Stuttgart (Germany): Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Which Lie on Ending of The War in Ukraine is More Beautiful and Artsy Correct?, Brussels: Bozar

2016

How To Draw War, EvaGelische Academie Tutzing, Germany
Exercises on Language, Kyiv: Mystetskyi Arsenal
About Shoots Power and The war, Poland: Lublin city festival
Artists Are Pour But Cool, in a frame Art And Mission for businesses, Kyiv: M17, contemporary art center
Feast in Shot Stories: Whitechapel Gallery, London

2015

Less Georgian/More Georgian in frame of South Caucasus Contemporary, Tbilisi Dance&Experimental Art festival in Tbilisi Performance Days: Nectar Gallery
All Times News, series of performances: 6th Moscow Biennale

2014

Strawberry Andreevna (till 2019), on Facebook
My Husband Failed In Love, on Facebook
“Where The Wild Things Are” Manifesta 10, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2013

Garden of Symbioses in frame SPACES: Architecture of Common, CSM/ Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Kyiv
Gold On The beach, Less Georgian/More Georgian, Transkaukazja, Kyiv

2012

Possible, A Miracle, series of performances in the program of urban transformations generation celebration 2012 by Garage Gang, Crimea, Ukraine
DRAWING CLASS FOR COLLECTORS, within 7th Berlin Biennale: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
A WALK with Duchamp or The Rendezvous”, within the special project of ARSENALE 2012 DOUBLE GAME: DIALOGUE AND CONFRONTATION, Kyiv
On Two Chairs, a project curated by OFENZYVA MISSION (UA), Visual Culture Research Center, Kyiv

2011

Candice Breitz + I, in frame of You+I /Portraits Of Artist, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv
Poem for Duchamp, Art Republic Gallery, Kyiv
Autobiography by Females, Cultural Project, Kyiv
Family Story, festival Street Voices by Garage Gang, Kyiv

2010

The evolution of consumer desire developed at about ten times its usual speed, Labirynt, Bialystok, PL Galeria Arsenal, Open House Iaspis, Stockholm
Dedicated to Joanna, Les Kurbas Theatre, Kyiv
Marital Negotiations, Laboratorium: On A-I-R, Warsaw
I’m late for a plane that’s impossible to be late for with the support of Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for the Development of Ukraine, 2 day media performance
I can take your dog for a walk at pre-opening of Ya Gallery Art Centre, Dnipropetrovsk, UA
I can take your dog for a walk within Joanna Warsza's fourth seminar of the NON-THEATRE series, The New Theatre in the New Great World, Warsaw

2009

A Position Based On Weakness, Iaspis, Stockholm

2008

Proper behavior is being artist, Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA, Kyiv

2006

Only For Men, or, My beloved, appear in the mirror, Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA, Kyiv

2004

I can be a girl with blue eyes, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL

Group art exhibitions

2021

30х30.Contemporary Ukrainian Art, Ukrainian Dim, Kyiv
Futurespective, M17, Kyiv
Inter/action, Kooperativ, Kyiv
Voicing The Silence, curated by Creative Associations of Curators TOK, CCI Fabrika, Moscow
Other Nature, The Green Theatre, Odesa, UA
Global Art Festival, Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, USA

2020

KyivArtWeek, online
ARTEFACT CHORNOBYL 34, https://www.artefact.live/
Brudershaft, Kyiv, Dnipro, UA
La Maison de L’ours, Paris
Survival Kit 11: Being Safe is Scary, Latvian Centre For Contemporary Art, Riga

2019

There Is No Blood In Garden. Plants Bleed Green Light Sap, Parallel Program Of II Biennale of Young Art, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Careful With That Axe, Eugene, Art Zavod Platforma, Kyiv
THE SHADOW OF DREAM* CAST UPON GIARDINI DELLA BIENNALE
(* Dream - is literary translation of Mriya — Ukrainian aircraft, the biggest in the world), Ukrainian pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale

2018

A Space of One's Own, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv
Party Content, Liege, Belgium
Reciprosity Design Liege, Nadja Vilenne Galerie, Belgium
Permanent Revolution Ukrainian Art Today, Ludwig Muzeum, Budapest
Behind The Scene, Odesa, Ukraine: Invogue gallery & UART
States Of Control, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki
Reopens, M HKA, Museum of contemporary art Antwerp, Belgium
On Border Line, after residency program “Mezha” (Border Line), initiated by NGO Garden City

2017

Department of sensitivity in Horlivka Institute for Foreign Languages in Bakhmut as part of Zmina with Izolyatsia, Platform for Cultural Initiative, Ukraine
Parade du oui et du non & cinema en pieces detachees, Centre d’art Les Capucins, Embrun
Post-Peace, Nest Den Haag, group curated by Katia Kruppenikova, Hague
Post-Peace, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, group Curated by Katia Kruppenikova, Stuttgart, Germany

2016

Meshes of Afternoon, Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway
Trotz Allem, Polnisches Institute Dusseldorf, Germany
Trans People, Yermilov Centre, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Prevention Of Occupation with Metamisto organized by Garag Gang, Slovyansk, Ukraine
Bud’Mo! BWA Zielona Gora, Zielena Gora, Poland

2014

Through Maidan and Beyond, Kyiv Contemporary Art Scene, Vienna
Artist Draw. A4, Ballpoint Pen, Karas Gallery, Kyiv
Places. Laureates of K. Malevich Award, National Muzeum of Modern Art, Kyiv; Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland

2013

Artist Draw. A4, Ballpoint Pen, Karas Gallery, Kyiv
PRADA PRAVDA, ART IST KUKU NU UT, Tartu, Estonia
HisHers http://womanorial.com/hishers/
Ukrainian News, The Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

2012

Artist Draw. A4, Ballpoint Pen, Karas Gallery, Kyiv
Journey to the East, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, PL, Mocak, Krakov, PL
INDEPENDENT, Mystetskyi Arsena, Kyiv
Mr. Gold, The Ya Gallery Art Centre, Kyiv
Space Odyssey 2011, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv
Working for change: Moroccan Pavilion project at the 54th Venice Biennial, IT: Venice (Spazio Punch)
Konsumera Mera, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, SE

2011

Material Conversation, Grimmuseum, Berlin
Konsumera MERA, Norrkoping Konstmuseum, Norrkoping, Sweden

2010

Artist Draw. A4, Ballpoint Pen, Karas Gallery, Kyiv
Cash Flow, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm
IF, Museum for Contemporary Art PERMM, Perm, Russia
Podrozh Na Wschod The Journey To The East, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland, Mocak, Krakow, Poland, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv

2009

Forms of Seduction, Wetterling Gallery as part of the International Curatorial Management Education of Stockholm University, Stockholm
Future Was Yesterday, Student Centre in Zagreb CULTURE OF CHANGE, Zagreb
Artist Draw. A4, Ballpoint Pen, Karas Gallery, Kyiv
Mini-art, The Ya Gallery Art Centre, Kyiv
1989–2009: Turbulent World – Telling Time. A Goethe Institute exhibition, Eastern European and Central Asian region: Berlin, Moscow, Kiev, Minsk, Tbilisi, Tashkent, Almaty, Bishkek, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk

2008

Artist Draw. A4, Ballpoint Pen, Karas Gallery, Kyiv
Endless Sphere, Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA, Kyiv
Fresh Blood, Diehl+Gallery One, Moscow
Tranzit, The Ya Gallery Art Centre, Kyiv
New Ukrainian Language, Karas Gallery, Kyiv
Satellite Tunes, Hungarian Univercity of Arts, Budapest

2007

Artist Draw. A4, Ballpoint Pen, Karas Gallery, Kyiv
Exteriors, Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA, Kyiv
Unknown Pleasures, Stadtgalerie, Bern, Switzerland

2006

Artist Draw. A4, Ballpoint Pen, Karas Gallery, Kyiv
Global, Kunstfort, centrum voor actuele kunst Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands
How To Do Things? — In the Middle of (No)where..., SOX 36, Berlin
How To Do Things? — In the Middle of (No)where..., Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen

2005

Untitled excerpts, NadiaVilenne galerie, Liege, Belgium
Stepping out, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands
For and from, Metropole Galleries Kent, Great Britain
Borshch, video art z Ukrainy, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
Continental Breakfast / Kontinentalni zajtrk Ljubljana, Memory (W)hole Ljubljana, Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana
Private property, Wizytujaca gallery, Warszawa

2003

Tenderness, Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA Kyiv, Kyiv
Open theses chair & dictionary of forgotten metaphors (in collaboration with Pavel Braila), Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2002

Three Categories of Things & Ideal Study, KSA:K, Tipova, Moldova

2000

Resultate 2000, Palace Wittgenstein, Wien

Participated projects

2021

UFW, with Oleksiy Sai
Political studies, within Anna Bilivitina and Cultural Institution Mizhvukhamy
Art In Gardens, within The Garden City NGO

2020

Svoya
Hope, Vogue
Social immunity, online project
Series of drawings for Not A Private Matters, Domestic and Sexual Violence in Eastern Ukraine with Amnesty International
Community Cultural Bus with Izolyatsia
LESIA KHOMENKO: SEVERAL STORIES AND OBJECTS, Voloshyn gallery, Kyiv

2017

Gender IQ for HeForShe Ukraine
For Parfum Buro Gallery with 11 Worlds and 4 Feelings, Kiev

2014

Kristina Norman IRON ARCH for Manifesta 10, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

2010

«Night in museum» with the projects Marital negotiations part 1, part 2 and Fabric. Polish version Warsaw: Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski
Anatomia Ulicy: Mokotowska, Fundacja Bec Zmiana Zaprasza, Warsaw

2009

Revolutionary moments, Kyiv

2007 until now


«KrAM», web based art magazine published in Ukraine www.kram.in.ua

2007

Faculty of invisibility, department of shame

Curated projects

2019 till now

Adult Garden, different media

2020

A Village Tower, gardens and music, Muzychi Village

2018

Book Fuorchette with Kateryna Svirgunenko and Izone, Kyiv
Nevidomi (unknown) with Olexandr Mykhed for Art Huss Publishing House, Kyiv

2013 till now

Hidden program to support local industry and art, Muzychi, Ukraine

2012

MuzychiChristmasArtFair, Art House Muzychi, Muzychi, Ya Gallery Art Centre, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
The First Twenty Years (by Tobias Rosenberger), The Ya Gallery Art Centre, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
The First Twenty Years (by Tobias Rosenberger), Ya Gallery Art Centre, Kyiv
Book Lunch, series events on artist’s books Kyiv with Kateryna Svirgunenko, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv

2011

MuzychiChristmasArtFair, Muzychi, Ukraine

2009 till now

The Muzychi Expanded History Project/private residency program for international artists, curators, theoreticians, Muzychi, Ukraine

2008

Book Lunch, series events on artist’s books (with Kateryna Svirgunenko), Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA, Kyiv

2007 till now

True Alevtina, series of critical texts (editing, publication, distribution), Ukraine

2006

Zdanovka, a project in a book format (editing, publication, distribution), Ukraine, The Netherlands

Residencies and symposiums

2021

ArtsLink Assembly, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at University of Kansas: 6 weeks
Urban residency Labyrinthe blue, Zvidcy: 20 weeks

2016

Liverpool Biennale SWAP/UK/Ukraine Residency program: 8 weeks

2015

HIAP, Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP): 9 Jul — 4 Aug 2015

2010

GeoAIR, Tbilisi: up to a month
Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw: 12 weeks

2009

Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's international programme for Visual and Applied Artists, Stockholm: 20 weeks

2006

Kunstfort, Vijfhuizen, NL: 8 weeks

2002

Tipova, MD, organized by KSA:K, Centrul Pentru Arta Contemporana: 2 weeks

2000

International Summer Academy and Art Symposium in Topolcianky (Slovakia), organized by KulturAXE: 5 weeks

Awards, grants, missions

2017

UNDP Tolerance Envoy in Ukraine

2008

The Kazimir Malevich Artist Award has been founded by the Polish Institute in Kyiv

2002

First prise of the competition for contemporary curators and artist, Kyiv: Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA

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