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Andro Wekua


collage, silver foil, tissue paper, color pencil and felt pen on illustration

36.6 x 48.2cm





Andro Wekua


Installation of 170 glazed ceramic panels, metal framework, steel scaffolding

500 x 800 x 82 cm
Black Sea Surfer

Black Sea Surfer

Black Sea Surfer

Black Sea Surfer

Andro Wekua
Black Sea Surfer


installation in 7 parts with 3 collages, colour pencil, pencil and felt pen on paper. 4 fabrics(velours)

175 x 200 x 265 (Overall 3.5 x 8m)
Through his photographs and sculptures, Andro Wekua pieces together fragmented fictions pictorially representing no-where worlds of mystery and intrigue. Born in Georgia and living in Europe, Wekua often bases his work on his childhood memories, his hometown now a prohibited area. Black Sea Surfer straddles both Eastern and Western aesthetic: its geometric layout and high contrast photography resembles Communist design, while at the same time conveying sense of 60s chic and b-movie kitsch. His collaged images give cinematic flair, providing potential cast, setting, and narrative for viewers’ interpretation, subtly entwining their personal references with his own.

Andro Wekua's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1977, Sochumi, Georgia
Lives and works in Zurich and Berlin


Never Sleep with a Strawberry In Your Mouth, Kunsthalle Wien Austria
N.N, Kunsthalle Fridericianum , Kassel Germany
N.N Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy

Gott ist tot aber das Mädchen nicht, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
Books, Editions and the Like, Swiss Institute, New York
1995, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Workshop Report, Wiels, Brussels, Belgium
28th August, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
Workshop Report, Museion, Bozen, Italy

My Bike and Your Swamp, Camden Art Center, London, Dec. 5 – Feb. 9,
My Bike and Your Swamp, Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, cur. Xander Karskens
Sunset. I love the Horizon, cur. Andro Wekua / Daniel Baumann, Le Magasin CNAC, Grenoble
Blue Mirror, Gladstone Gallery, New York

The Hydra Workshops, cur. Sadie Coles, Hydra
Interlude, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
Wait to Wait, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, cur. Rein Wolfs

Andro Wekua – I’m sorry if I’m not very funny tonight, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, cur. Dieter Schwarz
Without Mirror, Gladstone Gallery, New York

The Rubell Art Collection, Miami
Insert: Andro Wekua, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, cur. Christina VĂ©gh
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
Kunstverein GlĂĽckstadt, Palais fĂĽr aktuelle Kunst, GlĂĽckstadt, cur. Sabine Kunz
Del Rio, Shirana Shahbazi & Andro Wekua, Zimmerfrei, Lugano, cur. Giovanni Carmine

That would have been wonderful, Neue Kunst Halle St. GallenSt. Gallen, cur. Gianni Jetzer

Go to church mam, go to church, Kilchmann plus, Zurich, Piano Nobile, Geneva, cur. Marie-Eve Knoerle

Exhibition space, Tiblissi


Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art From Germany, Saatchi Gallery, London
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Un’Espressione Geografica, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo,Torino , Italy
A New Sensualism in Contemporary Sculpture, GL Strand, Kopenhagen, Denmark
Swiss Drawings 1990-2010, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

De Nase des Michelangelo, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
10,000 Lives, 8th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangji, South Korea
Rethinking Location, Sprueth Magers, Berlin, Germany
Get Behind me Satan and Push, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Swiss Drawings 1990-2010, Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland
Skin Fruit: Selection from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York
Abstract Resistance, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis
Contemplating the Void, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York
032 Workshop Report #1 (Moscow) Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia
Ordinary Madness, Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh
Antidote 6, Galerie des Galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Word Wraps, About Change Collection, Berlin, Germany
Bad Habits, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Le Sang de Poète, Estuaire Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, France
A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Beginnings, Middles and Ends, Galerien Gabriel Senn, Christine König, Georg Kargl, Kerstin Engholm, Schleifmühlegasse, Wien, Austria
Modern Modern, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
Shifting Identities (Swiss) Art Now, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania
Altes Europa, Schickeria, Berlin, Germany
Born in Georgia, Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Expenditure, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea
Now: Selections from the Ovitz Family Collection, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Shifting Identities, Kunsthaus ZĂĽrich, Zurich, Switzerland
Past Forward, 176Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Life On Mars: 55th Carnegie Internationale, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Sgozzata, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Paintings: 1936-2008, The Approach, London

Everyday is Saturday, Tbilisi Center for Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia
Video Lounge, Kunsthaus ZĂĽrich, Zurich, Switzerland
Unholy Truths, Frank Cohen Collection, Initial Access, Wolverhampton, UK
Works in Ceramic, Gladstone Gallery, New York
Fractured Figure: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Ulakanakulot, G.Space, in collaboration with Museion, Museum for Contemporary Art, Italy
Absent Without Leave, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Like color in pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen

Artists for Tichy – Tichy for Artists, MMK Passau, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Wörlen,
Peinture Aller / Retour, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
Let’s stay alive till Monday, Cur. Daniel Baumann, Tbilisi
Acquisitions récentes, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, cur. Mirjam Varadinis
Painting Architecture, Camden Arts Center, London
Pose & Sculpture, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, cur. Daniel Baumann
The Kate Show, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, cur. Rita Ackermann &
Olivier Zahm
Collectors 1, Collezione La Gaia, Busca, cur. Andrea Busto
Infinite Painting, Villa Manin, Centre for Contemporary Art, Passarino, Codroipo, cur.
Francesco Bonami & Sarah Cosulich Caranutto
4. Berlin Biennale, Berlin, cur. Ali Subotnick a.o.
Painting Architecture, Le Plateau. Frac Ile-de-France, Paris
Neuerwerbsausstellung der Grafischen Sammlung, Kunsthaus ZĂĽrich, Zurich, cur. Mirjam

Concrete Castle, Confort Moderne, Poitiers, cur. Rita Ackermann
Chambres Ă  part", HĂ´tel Sezz, Paris, cur. by Laurence Dreyfus
Unter 30, Centre PasquArt, Biel, cur. Dolores Denaro
Lively Memories, Plattform, Berlin, cur. Aurélie Voltz
Swiss Art Awards 2005, Bundesamt fĂĽr Kultur, Messe Basel, Basel
Expanded Painting, Prague Biennale 2, Karlin Hall, Prague, cur. Helena Kontova & Giancarlo
ID Troubles – US Visit, Nuture Art, New York
Come Back/Le Retour, Crac Alsace, cur. Hilde Teerlinck, Altkirch
Hier / anderswo, Kunstpanorama, Lucerne, cur. Nils Nova a.o.

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Tuesday is gone, Karvasla, Tiblissi
Centro d’Arte Contemporaneo Ticino, Bellinzona, cur. Mario Casanova
Emotion Eins, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, cur. Nicolaus Schafhausen
Emotion Eins, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, cur. Nicolaus Schafhausen
ID Troubles, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, cur. Zoran Erić, Heike Munder, Bettina Steinbrügge
Strategies of Desire, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, cur. Sabine Schaschl-Cooper
Dessins et des autres – Part II, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels
Hake – ID Troubles, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, cur. Heike Munder, Zoran Eric & Bettina,Steinbrügge
Black, 10, rue du Turennes, Paris, cur. Erich Weiss
Punktleuchten, Hotel 3 Könige, Basel, cur. Klaus Littmann
FĂĽrchte Dich, Helmhaus ZĂĽrich, Zurich, cur. Gianni Jetzer & Simon Maurer
The Human Face is an Empty Force, a Field of Death, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam,
Dessins et des Autres, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris,
Stiftung Binz 39, Zurich

Which side are you on?, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich
Coup de coeur/a sentimental choice, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, cur. Hilde Teerlinck
It´s in our hands", Migros Museum, Zurich, cur. Raphael Gygax
Swiss Art Award 2003, Basel
Diarios Urbanos - Joven arte suizo, Alcalá, Madrid, cur. Martin Schwander and Sabine Schaschl
Durchzug / Draft, Kunsthalle ZĂĽrich, Zurich, cur. Beatrix Ruf

Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Bellinzona, cur. Mario Casanova
Persönliche Pläne, Die Zeichnung vom Lebensplan bis zum Weltentwurf, Kunsthalle Basel,
Basel, cur. Christina VĂ©gh
Greenenaftalie Gallery, New York
Heirat im Westen, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, project space

Wald und Explosionen, Helmhaus ZĂĽrich, Zurich, cur. Simon Maurer
Galerie Brigitte Weiss, Zurich und/oder/aber, Stiftung Binz 39, Zurich
Von Fern, KĂĽnstlerhaus Boswil, Boswil

Jungs und Mädchen, Warteck, Basel