The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

28 June 31 October 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia The State Hermitage Museum

Alevtina Kakhidze

Alevtina Kakhidze

Alevtina Kakhidze, В Африкy гyлять / Where the Wild Things Are, 2014 
Credit for the drawing: Alevtina Kakhidze, Moscow Protests, March 15, 2014.

born in 1973 in Zhdanivka, Ukraine
Lives and works in Muzychi, Ukraine

Alevtina Kakhidze was born in eastern Ukraine, ten kilometers from Viktor Yanukovych’s hometown - Enakievo. Inherited Georgian surname from her father, she was raised within Russian culture, in its Soviet incarnation. Having lived in Kiev and in Muzychi (Central Ukraine) since 1995, with the exception of two years research term at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (2004-2006) she declares about her multi-level culture identity, including Ukrainian, Georgian and West European mentality.

She has been an active and visible supporter of Maidan movements during winter 2013-2014. Information war between Ukraine and Russia, West and East, together with her multivalent personal biography, formed the complex basis of her work for Manifesta 10 Where The Wild Things Are.

Where the Wild Things Are, 2014
October 25