Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Vajiko A. the Shark - TRAIN YOUR SENTIMENTS #1 (children of market)
Project presentation @ Gallery "Shardeni 19" Tbilisi, Georgia
Vajiko A. Shark, born in 1985 Tbilisi, Georgia, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. From 2003 to 2007 Vajiko studied at the Multimedia Studio Department of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. He and his fellow students (Giorgi Gagoshidze, Giorgi Marr, Elene Naveriani, Melano Sokhadze and Mari Tsiklauri) have been members of the Group LOTT. Being young and provocative, criticizing the conservative educational system at the State Academy, the group has caused many conflicts and discussions in the art society. After having attended classes at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Vajiko moved to Berlin to continue working. The artist provokes his audience by trying to act through a conflict deliberately activated against the system and its well-established order, to produce space for different expressions and to break through the established views and life habits.