Alevtina Kakhidze

I May Be a Pet

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Year 2023
Medium Ink and coloured pencil on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm

About the work

Since the outbreak of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine on 22 February 2022, Ukrainian artist Alevtina Kakhidze has drawn wide public interest thanks to the critically annotated, diary-like drawings posted on her Instagram account @truealevtina.
The War Diaries drawings contain quickly sketched scenarios combined with elucidating notes. They comment on her day-to-day experience during the war, living under the constant threat of missile strikes and without electricity or central heating, as well as global political discussions. Employing both humour and critical analysis, they reflect on how Ukraine is portrayed by Russia and how Russia is portrayed by Ukraine.

Career Highlights

Exhibitions in 2023: Signs of Peaceful Life, Meyer Riegger Gallery, Berlin; Génération de femmes et de plantes, Ambassade d’Ukraine en France, Paris; Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories. Ukrainian Art 1912–2023, Albertinum, Staatlich Kunstsammlungen, Dresden; Dialogues – EuroFestival, Bluecoat, Liverpool; Parliament Of Plants II, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz; Le monde est rond, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liege, Belgium. Collections: SCHUNCK Art Collection, Telekom hCollection, M HKA, Antwerp, Collection Flemish Community, Le Frac des Pays, KOLEKCJA II, Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine, NAMU: National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, Grynyov Art Collection.




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