Andro Wekua

Born 1977 Sokhumi, Georgia

Lives and works in Zurich and Berlin

Awards and Grants


Nominated for National Gallery Prize for Young Art, Berlin


Manor Art Award, Zürich, Switzerland


Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation Prize


Artist in Residence for City of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland


Swiss Federal Award for Fine Arts, Zürich, Switzerland


Binz39 Foundation Studio Grant, Zurich, Switzerland



Visual Art School, Basel, Switzerland


Studied at Philippine Institute “Gogebashvili,” Tbilisi


National Art School, Sokhumi, Georgia

Solo Exhibitions


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


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

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


"Andro Wekua," 032c Workshop, Berlin


“Some Pheasants in Singularity” Sprüth Magers, London

"Pink Wave Hunter," Benaki Museum, Athens


“Dreaming Dreaming,” Gladstone Gallery, New York


“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 


“Gott ist tot aber das Mädchen nicht,” Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin       

“Books, Editions, and the Like,” Swiss Institute, New York

“1995,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels


“Workshop Report,” Wiels, Brussels

“28. August,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland

“Workshop Report,” Museion, Bolzano, Italy


“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


“The Hydra Workshops,” Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece

“Interlude,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland

“Wait to Wait,” Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


“Andro Wekua – I’m sorry if I’m not very funny tonight,” Kunstmuseum Winterthur,  Winterthur, Switzerland

“Without Mirror,” Gladstone Gallery, New York


“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


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

“Andro Wekua,” Piano Nobile, Geneva, Switzerland

Group Exhibitions


“Still Human,” Rubell Family Collection/ Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami


"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


“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


“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


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

“Repertory,” Palazzo Cavour, Turino, Italy


“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


“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


"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


“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


“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


“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


“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


“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


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


“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


“Persönliche Pläne, Die Zeichnung vom Lebensplan bis zum Weltentwurf,” Kunsthalle  Basel, Basel, Switzerland

“Heirat im Westen,” Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland


“Wald und Explosionen,” Helmhaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland       

“und/oder/aber,” Stiftung Binz 39, Zurich, Switzerland


“Jungs und Mädchen,” Warteck, Basel, Switzerland 

Film Screenings


Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Zamek, Warsaw, Poland


Kino der Kunst, Munich, Germany


“Projections of the Self,” Institute of Contemporary Art, London, with Charlotte Prodger, Pamela Rosenkranz and others


“Potluck Screening,” Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art New York, with Martha Rosler, Corinna Schnitt, Roman Signer, Uglycute & Andro Wekua, and others


 “Stage,” im Marshall-Haus, ABC-Contemporary, Berlin, with Jack Smith,

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


“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


“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