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Andro Wekua

 
ANDRO WEKUA
Born 1977 Sokhumi, Georgia
Lives and works in Zurich and Berlin
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Education
1999
Visual Art School, Basel, Switzerland
1994
Studied at Philippine Institute “Gogebashvili,” Tbilisi
1991
National Art School, Sokhumi, Georgia
Awards and Grants
2011
Nominated for National Gallery Prize for Young Art, Berlin
2006
Manor Art Award, Zürich, Switzerland
2005
Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation Prize
2004
Artist in Residence for City of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
2003
Swiss Federal Award for Fine Arts, Zürich, Switzerland
2002
Binz39 Foundation Studio Grant, Zurich, Switzerland
Solo Exhibitions
 2019
“Andro Wekua,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
2018
“Andro Wekua: All is Fair in Dreams and War,” Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland [traveled to: Sprüth Magers, Berlin (2019)]
“Andro Wekua,” Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany
“Andro Wekua. Dolphin in the Fountain,” Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
2017
"A Dog's Fidelity," Gladstone 64, New York
2016
“Andro Wekua -- Anruf,” Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
"Andro Wekua: Some Pheasants In Singularity," Sprüth Magers, London
2015
"Andro Wekua," 032c Workshop, Berlin, Germany2014
“Some Pheasants in Singularity” Sprüth Magers, London, United Kingdom
"Pink Wave Hunter," Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece2012
“Dreaming Dreaming,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
2011
“Never Sleep With a Strawberry In Your Mouth,” Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
“Pink Wave Hunter,” Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
“A Neon Shadow,” Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy 
2010
“Gott ist tot aber das Mädchen nicht,” Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin       
“Books, Editions, and the Like,” Swiss Institute, New York
“1995,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
2009
“Workshop Report,” Wiels, Brussels, Belgium
“28. August,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland
“Workshop Report,” Museion, Bolzano, Italy
2008
“My Bike and Your Swamp,” Camden Art Center, London [traveled to: De Hallen,  Haarlem, Netherlands           
“Sunset. I love the Horizon,” Le Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
“Blue Mirror,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
2007
“The Hydra Workshops,” Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece
“Interlude,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland   
“Wait to Wait,” Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2006
“Andro Wekua – I’m sorry if I’m not very funny tonight,” Kunstmuseum Winterthur,  Winterthur, Switzerland
“Without Mirror,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
2005
“Andro Wekua,” The Rubell Family Collection, Miami
“Andro Wekua,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland
2003
“Go to Church Mam, Go to Church,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland
“Andro Wekua,” Piano Nobile, Geneva, Switzerland
“Go to Church Mam, Go to Church,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland
Group Exhibitions
 2019
“Nachts, Zwischen Traum Und Wirklichkeit,” Sammlung Goetz, Haus Der Kunst, Munich
2018
“Niko Pirosmani: Promeneur Entre Mondes,” The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria [traveled to: Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles, France (2019)]
“Spiegelgasse,” Hauser & Wirth, London, United Kingdom
“People,” Jeffrey Deitch, New York
2017
“Still Human,” Rubell Family Collection/ Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami
2016
"Olympia," Galerie Patrick Sequine, Paris, France
"On Empathy," Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York
“Identity Revisited,” The Warehouse, Dallas, Texas
“Stranger,” Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
“Dreaming Mirrors Dreaming Screens,” Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany
“THE PAGAD,” Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy2015
“Paradis Perdu,” Frac Nord-Pas des Calais, Dunkerque, France
“Beautiful Monsters,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
“La La La Human Steps,” Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“Creating Realities. Encounters Between Art and Cinema,” Pinakothek Der Moderne, München, Germany
“Turn On: Time-Based Art from the Julia Stoschek Collection,” Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
“Panorama,” High Line Art, New York
“Collecting for Tomorrow: new works at Museion,” Museion, Bolzano, Italy2014
“Melting Walls: Works from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection,” The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
“Inside,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
“Memory Palace,” Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
“The Human Factor: Uses of the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture,” Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom
“High Performance: The Julia Stoschek Collection at the ZKM,” ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany2013
“Organic,” Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
“Repertory,” Palazzo Cavour, Turino, Italy2012
“Alone Together,” Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami
“A Disagreeable Object,” Sculpture Center, New York
 “La La La Human Steps: A Selection from the Collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen,” Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul         
“Prima Materia,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
“Cross-Time Stories,” Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York
“Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from the SFMOMA Collection,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California2011
“Gesamtkunstwerk New Art From Germany,” Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
 “Number Five: Cities of Gold and Mirrors,” Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf,  Germany
 “Preis der Nationalgalerie Für Junge Kunst,” Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
“Junge Kunst,” Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
“Ostalgia,” New Museum, New York
 “ILLUMInations,” Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 
 “Un’Espressione Geografica,” Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy          
"A New Sensualism in Contemporary Sculpture,” GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark2010
“10,000 Lives,” 8th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea      
“Rethinking Location,” Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany
“Get Behind Me Satan and Push,” Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany   
“Swiss Drawings 1990-2010,” Musée Rath, Geneva, Switzerland [traveled to: Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (2011)]
“Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection,” New Museum, New York
“Abstract Resistance,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“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, Pennsylvania2009
“Word Wraps,” About Change Collection, Berlin, Germany
“Bad Habits,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York           
“Le Sang du Poète,” Estuaire Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, France         
“A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST,” Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
“Modern Modern,” Chelsea Art Museum, New York
“Shifting Identities (Swiss) Art Now”, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
“Born in Georgia,” Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“Beginnings, Middles, And Ends,” Georg Kargl, Kerstin Engholm, Schleifmühlegasse, Vienna, Austria2008
“The Line is a lonely Hunter,” New Jersey, Basel, Switzerland        
“Expenditure,” Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea           
“Now: Selections from the Ovitz Family Collection,” Arizona State University Art   Museum, Tempe, Arizona
“Shifting Identities,” Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland 
“Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“Sgozzata,” Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
“Paintings: 1936 – 2008,” The Approach, London, United Kingdom2007
“Everyday is Saturday,” Tbilisi Center for Contemporary Art, Tbilisi 
“Video Lounge,” Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
“Unholy Truths,” Frank Cohen Collection, Initial Access, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom       
“Works in Ceramic,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
“Fractured Figure: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection,” Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
“Ulakanakulot,” G. Space with Museion, Bolzano, Italy
“Absent Without Leave,” Victoria Miro Gallery, London, United Kingdom
“Like color in pictures,” Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado2006
“Artists for Tichy – Tichy for Artists,” Museum Moderner Kunst Wörlen Passau, Passau, Germany
“Peinture Aller / Retour,” Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France 
“Tbilisi 3: Let’s stay alive till Monday,” Childrens National Gallery, Tbilisi
“Acquisitions récentes,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
“Printemps de Septembre,” Contemporary Art Festival, Toulouse, France
“Collectors 1,” Collezione La Gaia, Busca, Italy
“Infinite Painting,” Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano, Italy
“Of Mice and Men,” 4th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany2005
“Concrete Castle,” Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
“Unter 30,” Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland
“Swiss Art Awards 2005,” Bundesamt für Kultur, Messe Basel, Basel, Switzerland
“Expanded Painting,” Prague Biennale 2, Karlin Hall, Prague                     
“ID Troubles – US Visit,” NURTUREart, New York
“Come Back/Le Retour,” Centre Rhenan d’Art Contemporain Alsace, Altkirch, France   
“Lovely Memories,” Plattform, Berlin, Germany
2004
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
"Tuesday is gone,” Karvasla, Tbilisi
“Emotion Eins,” Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany [traveled to: Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany]                     
 “ID Troubles- Shake,” Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany
“Strategies of Desire,” Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland
“Dessins et des autres – Part II,” Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels        
“Shake – ID Troubles,” Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany         
“Black,” 10 rue de Turenne, Paris          
“Fürchte Dich,” Helmhaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland         
“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, Switzerland
“Punktleuchten,” Hotel 3 Könige, Basel
2003
“Which Side Are You On?,” Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland   
“Coup de coeur/a sentimental choice,” Centre Rhenan d’Art Contemporain Alsace, Altkirch, France     
“It’s in our hands,” Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland      
“Diarios Urbanos - Joven arte suizo,” Alcalá, Madrid
“Durchzug / Draft,” Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
2002
“Persönliche Pläne, Die Zeichnung vom Lebensplan bis zum Weltentwurf,” Kunsthalle  Basel, Basel, Switzerland
“Heirat im Westen,” Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland
2001
“Wald und Explosionen,” Helmhaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland       
“und/oder/aber,” Stiftung Binz 39, Zurich, Switzerland
2000
“Jungs und Mädchen,” Warteck, Basel, Switzerland 
Film Screenings
2018
“All is Fair in Dreams and War,”Musuem für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
2014
Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Zamek, Warsaw, Poland
2013
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Kino der Kunst, Munich, Germany2012
“Projections of the Self,” Institute of Contemporary Art, London, with Charlotte Prodger, Pamela Rosenkranz and others
2011
“Potluck Screening,” Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art New York, with Martha Rosler, Corinna Schnitt, Roman Signer, Uglycute & Andro Wekua, and others
2010
 “Stage,” im Marshall-Haus, ABC-Contemporary, Berlin, Germany with Jack Smith, Cerith Wyn Evans, Stefan Panhans, Maximilian Zentz Zlomovitz, and Jennifer Bornstein2009
“Je Est Un Autre…,” Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania, with Keren Cytter, Maya Deren, Jesper Just, Jen Liu, Markus Schinwald and Andro Wekua
“By the Window,” Art Unlimited/Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2005
“Art Film,” Stadtkino Basel/Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, with Susan Hiller, Deborah Ligoria, Yasumasa Morimura, Nobuyoshi Araki, Markus Schinwald, Andro Wekua, Jonathan Horowitz, Anri Sala and others
Public Collections
 
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Deste Foundation Center for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Hammer Musuem, Los Angeles, Califronia 
Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany 
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
Museum of Modern Art, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota