Alevtina Kakhidze

Newly conceived 1973, UA
Invasions,2022, © Alevtina Kakhidze. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Ivan Erofeev

Alevtina Kakhidze (1973, UA) is a Ukrainian artist. She works predominantly with performance and drawing. Based in Muzychi, Ukraine, 26 kilometers from Kyiv and having grown up in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, Kakhidze has experienced Ukraine’s abrupt and chaotic changes from the days of the USSR to the imbalanced environment after, including undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine in 2014 and the recent brutal attack that started on the 24th of February 2022.

Kakhidze’s work is now interested in plants. To her, they are still an example for us to follow — she views plants as one of the best examples of pacifism on our planet. Her beliefs against the production of weapons – and it’s fundamental impact on society – are central to her practice. She is currently researching the possibilities of breaking this chain of producing weapon in general, while taking into account the existence, and need, for defensive/liberation wars as she is witnessing in her home country.”



Good as Hell: Voicing Resistance

22.07 → 30.10.2022 12.00-00.00
National Gallery of Kosovo