Andro Wekua

ANDRO WEKUA
Born 1977 Sokhumi, Georgia

Lives and works in Zurich and Berlin

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

Education


1999

Visual Art School, Basel, Switzerland


1994

Studied at Philippine Institute “Gogebashvili,” Tbilisi


1991

National Art School, Sokhumi, Georgia

Solo Exhibitions


2017

"A Dog's Fidelity," Gladstone 64, New York


2016

“Anruf: Andro Wekua.” Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

"Andro Wekua: Some Pheasants In Singularity," Sprüth Magers, London


2015

"Andro Wekua," 032c Workshop, Berlin


2014

“Some Pheasants in Singularity” Sprüth Magers, London

"Pink Wave Hunter," Benaki Museum, Athens


2012

“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

“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, The 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

“Insert: Andro Wekua,” Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany          

“Andro Wekua,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland

“That would have been wonderful,” Neue Kunst Halle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

“Andro Wekua,” Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Kunstverein Glückstadt, Glückstadt, Germany


2003

“Go to Church Mam, Go to Church,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland

“Andro Wekua,” Piano Nobile, Geneva, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions


2016

"Olympia," Galerie Patrick Sequine, Paris

"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

“THE PAGAD,” Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy


2015

“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

“Panorama,” High Line Art, New York

“Collecting for Tomorrow: new works at Museion,” Museion, Bolzano, Italy


2014

“Melting Walls: Works from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection,” The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

“Inside,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris

“Memory Palace,” Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

“The Human Factor: Uses of the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture,” Hayward Gallery, London

“High Performance: The Julia Stoschek Collection at the ZKM,” ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany


2013

“Organic,” Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Switzerland

“Repertory,” Palazzo Cavour, Turino, Italy


2012

“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

“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


2011

“Gesamtkunstwerk New Art From Germany” Saatchi Gallery London

 “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

 “Happy Holiday Drawings,” Alex Zachary Gallery, 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, Denmark


2010

"Die Nase des Michelangelo,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland

“10,000 Lives,” 8th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea      

“Rethinking Location,” Spruth Magers, Berlin

“Get Behind Me Satan and Push,” Peres Projects, Berlin    

“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

“Contemplating the Void,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

“032 Workshop Report #1 (Moscow),” Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow  

 “Ordinary Madness,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


2009

“Word Wraps,” About Change Collection, Berlin

“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

“Modern Modern,” Chelsea Art Museum, New York

“Shifting Identities (Swiss) Art Now”, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

“Altes Europa,” Schickeria, Berlin

“Born in Georgia,” Cobra Museum, Amsterdam

Beginnings, Middles, And Ends,” Georg Kargl, Kerstin Engholm, Schleifmühlegasse, Vienna


2008

“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 

“Past-Forward,” 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London

“Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Sgozzata,” Peres Projects, Berlin    

“Paintings: 1936 – 2008,” The Approach, London


2007

“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

“Ulakanakulot,” G. Space with Museion, Bolzano, Italy

“Absent Without Leave,” Victoria Miro Gallery, London

“Like color in pictures,” Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado


2006

“Artists for Tichy – Tichy for Artists,” Museum Moderner Kunst Wörlen Passau, Passau, Germany,

“Peinture Aller / Retour,” Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris      

“Tbilisi 3: Let’s stay alive till Monday,” Childrens National Gallery, Tbilisi

“Acquisitions récentes,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

“Printemps de Septembre,” Contemporary Art Festival, Toulouse, France

“Pose & Sculpture,” Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York

“The Kate Show,” Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam       

“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

“Painting Architecture,” Le Plateau, Frac Ile-de-France, Paris [traveled to: Camden Arts Center, London]

“Neuerwerbsausstellung der Grafischen Sammlung,” Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland


2005

“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


2014

Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Zamek, Warsaw, Poland


2013

Kino der Kunst, Munich, Germany


2012

“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, with Jack Smith,

Cerith Wyn Evans, Stefan Panhans, Maximilian Zentz Zlomovitz, and Jennifer Bornstein


2009

“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