Artist talk: Alevtina Kakhidze

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Taiga Creative Space, Dvortsovaya emb, 20
24.01.2017 - 19:00
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Artist talk: Alevtina Kakhidze 

as a part of the public program of the fourth season of 'Critical Mass'

January 24, 7 pm
Taiga Creative Space, Dvortsovaya emb, 20

Creative Association of Curators TOK is pleased to host Ukrainian artist Alevtina Kakhidze as a new resident of the 4th season of the project ‘Critical Mass’. Kakhidze will spend in St Petersburg around a month, during which she will be working together with a group of teenagers from the youth club ‘Energiya’ on a collective project. It will be presented to public in the end of Alevtina’s residency.

On January 24, Alevtina Kakhidze will hold an artist talk and speak about her recents works created for a number of large-scale international projects and biennials such as Manifesta 10, 6th Moscow biennial of contemporary art, performative program ‘Cabaret Kultura’ organized by the ‘V-A-C Live’ at the Whitechapel Gallery in London and some others. This presentation will lead to a discussion of Alevtina’s latest practice  -  teaching drawing to children and creating gardens with kids and grown-ups. Art works of Kakhidze are based on personal experiences and imagination, talking about consumer culture, gender, love, culture of protest, experience of war, plants and  animals.

Alevtina Kakhidze was born in 1973 in Zhdanovka, Donetsk region, Ukraine. In 2004 she graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv, graphic department. In 2004 – 2006 she studied at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands. She is 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.

She is a participant of numerous international and Ukrainian art projects including 6th Moscow Biennale, Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg, Russia, Drawing Class for Collectors within the 7th Berlin Biennial, You are at Home of Vladimir Alevtina Suzi Penelopa at Ya Gallery, Kyiv, Working for Change, a project for the Morocco Pavilion within the 54th Biennale di Venezia, 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), Якщо/Если/IF (Perm, Museum for Contemporary Art PERMM), 1989–2009: Turbulent World – Telling Time (Berlin, Art Academy, Kiev, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Moscow, National Center of Contemporary Art etc.), Endless Sphere (Kyiv, Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA) etc.

Kakhidze is a co-founder of a private residency for international artists in the village Muzychi and on-line publication about art

The fourth season of 'Critical Mass'  is organized by Creative Association of Curators TOK and supported by
Sector for Y​outh ​P​olicy and ​C​ollaboration with ​P​ublic ​O​rganizations of the Administration of the Petrogradskiy ​D​istrict
Nordic Culture Fund
FRAME Finnish Visual Art Foundation
Consulate General of the Netherlands in St Petersburg
Taiga Space