Wednesday, June 17, 2009


1964 born in Georgia & since 1995 lives in Berlin & 1997 in Paris, France.

1997 – 1998 Organisation & co-curating of expositions in IFA gallery (Institut of Foreign Cultural Relations) Berlin & UNESCO in Paris, 2000 - 2003
Founder member of the Bureau of Coordination of SEECAN, South East European Contemporary Art Network,

2002 – 2003 Charged of Missions (Apollonia), Co-
curator of programme from South Caucasus, Expositions in Thessaloniki(Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Photography and Cinematography in Thessalonica), Strasbourg (Apolonia Space) & Bruxelles (CCA).

2003 – 2006 Founder & Artistic Direction of Karavansarai – Artistic Exchanges, Collaboration with N Gallery & Foundation of International Forum of Contemporary Art in Tbilisi, Georgia.

2007 curated & participated in Couriers Sud, ST. Exupery, House of photography in Tashkent; International photo & video Festival, East – West Tashkent Crossroad; “Heterotopias” Biennale of Thessaloniki, State Museum in Greece; “Neigbours in Dialogue”, Fechan I Amire in Istanbul; Karsi Sanat, Urbanconnections in Istanbul; Biennale of Tashkent, « Bonjour Montparnasse + Reflections »; SLIK, Contemporary Art Fair in Paris Bellevile; DIVA Digital & Vidéo Art Fair, Louvre des Antiquaires in Paris & « Doucement nous sommes pressés… » with Heartgalerie, Paris.

2008 Recently has curated Paris – Montparnasse – Tbilissi (Helene Akhvlediani & Vera pagava) in Museum of Montparnasse (with Jean Digne & Elisso Tarassashvili), realised photo & video reportages (with Arnaud Contreras) from the manifestation in Paris, protests against the Russian aggression in Georgia, August 2008 & participates in Month of Photography, House of European Photography, Paris.

Participation & artistic direction of events:
After first exhibition 1988 in Tbilisi, Shalva Khakhanashvili has participated in personal and group shows
History Museum and House of Artists of Tbilissi in 1988,
project “Abstinence” in
1992 Tbilisi, Organisation and direction of Contemporary Art Centre in Tbilisi 1994-96,
Presentation of Contemporary art from Geor
gia ‘Between Painting and Photography’ in Berlin 1997 "Arround the Circle” municipal Galery "Im Parkhaus" of Berlin, “Trans-Formation” in UNESCO, Paris 1998
Biennale Mitteleuropa -
Schiltigheim in Strasbourg 1999,
“On the Other Side of History’ in Strasbourg,
Paris, Thessaloniki (Musum of Contemporary Arts) & Rethymnon (Centre of Contemporary Arts) 1999-2001;
Paul Ricard space in Paris, Cultural Centre of
Azerbaïdjan in London, Musum of Photography in Thessalonique 2002.
2003 - 2007 “Mains d’Oeuvres”, Centre of Contemporary Arts), Presentation of LaPlatforme in St. Ouen, « 7 + 7 »,
Exposition of Azerbaidjan & Georgian
artistes « Aluminium » Festival of Contemporary Arts, the Museum of Arts, Baku.
2004 «A l’Est du Nouveau»,Mairie of Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois, «Transformation»,
Toptasi Kulliyesi (karavansarai), Donusum, Istanbul, 1er Symposium d’Art Contemporain and exposition in Comrat, Moldavia, Caravansaraï, sensewell, N GALERY, Tbilissi, «AZART, 1st international Postcontemporary Art Exhibition » in Baku.
2005 Biennale of Venice, presentation of a book “Neigbours in Dialogue”, “Man & Woman” in Museum of Arts, Baku, Biennale, Academy of Arts in Tashkent, «Aluminium», Festival of Contemporary Art, Azerbaijan State Museum Centre.
2006 “Family, Union of Artists, Espace Lhomond” in Paris, « 1st Contemporary Art Salon, Ferme of Ayau », Roissy-En-Brie, France, “Caucasus” - National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow, Heartgalerie, Caravansarai – Station Paris, Station Tbilissi – NAC (National Art Centre), Caravansaraï - Station Tashkent & Station Boukhara, Nuit Blanches, Paris – Everybody Wins, Video projections,
Canal St. Martin, Tyuap Art Fair, by Karsi Sanat in Istanbul, DIVA Hotel CUBE, installations & videos, Paris.
2007 Couriers Sud, ST. Exupery, House of photography in Tashkent; International photo & video Festival, East – West Tashkent Crossroad, Biennale of Thessaloniki, State Museum in Greece, Fechan I Amire, “Neigbours in Dialogue”, Istanbul, Turkey, Karsi Sanat, Istanbul Urbanconnections, Biennale of Tashkent, « Bonjour Montparnasse + Reflections », SLIK, Contemporary Art Fair, Paris Bellevile DIVA, Art Fair, Digital & Vidéo, Louvre des Antiquaires in Paris, « Doucement nous sommes pressés… », Heartgalerie, Paris
2008 Festival Vidéoformes in Clermont Ferrand, Galerie Claire Gastau, SECURITY, ConcentART, Berlin, Festival of Environnemental Image, Paris, “Paris Tout Court” (Les Cabinets de curiosité)International Festival of Short Films in Paris, Gallery Basia Embiricos, Paris, Canakkale Festival, Turkey.
Paris – Montparnasse – Tbilissi, 1) Expositions Helene Akhvlediani & Vera Pagava, Art of 20th from Georgia in Paris. 2) Actual Contemporary Art from Georgia, photos & videos.
“Neigbours in Dialogue”, Istanbul collection presentation in Sarajevo ARS AEVI Museum, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Artist 2008 Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey.
Artisterium, International Art Exposition, Tbilissi, Georgia.
MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPY, European House of Photography & Basia Embiricos Gallery, Paris, France.
DIVA ART FAIR, Hotel Cube, Paris, France
University of Tcheliabinsk, Ural, Russia


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