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Born 06 July 1977, Kutaisi, Georgia
Lives and works in Arnhem, The Netherlands

+31 (0) 6 811 511 93
Insta: lado_darak

1996-2002 Tbilisi state Academy of Fine Arts, Painting faculty, Tbilisi, GEO
2003-2005 Tbilisi state Academy of Fine Arts, Painting faculty, post graduate, Tbilisi, GEO
2008-2010 MA Fine Arts, DAI, Dutch Art Institute, ArtEZ, Arnhem, NL

Solo Exhibitions

2024 Mindia's fight with Devi-loperi, National Trust of Georgia

2022 Caucasian History Lession P–OST Arnhem

2018 The Caucasian History Lesson, Art Villa Garikula, GEO
2017 Cooking The New Planet i.c.w. TOK St Petersburg, Alkovi Gallery Helsinki, FI
2016 Cooking The New Planet, commissioned by DAI ON/OFF SONSBEEK'16, Arnhem
2016 The Caucasian History Lesson Tskaltubo Art Festival 2016, Tskaltubo, GEO
2015 Transformers St. Petersburg Contemporary Art Centre Batumi, GEO
2014 Transformers St. Petersburg Commissioned work, curated by Joanna Warsza, Manifesta10, St. Petersburg, RUS
2010 Ideal Media, Biennale Cuvée’, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, AT
2010 Museum TV Station PS2 – Paragon Studios, Belfast, UK
2009 Ideal Media, 11th Istanbul Biennial - What, How & for Whom, TR

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2022 Chilling Transpareant Cultural space Young Jeju, South-Korea

2022A silent yet prolonged voice + waiting Old-road Museum Seoul South Korea

2021 A Slippery Slope, Garage Rotterdam, NL

2021  River's Magic Garden, CCA- Center of Contemporary Arts Tbilisi, GEO

2019 Participating in Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, Gldani, Georgia
2018 Discourse Traveller, AFEW Culture Initiative, International AIDS Conference, RAI & Hermitage, Amsterdam, NL
2017 Cooking The New Planet, Alternative Truths, Expoplu, Nijmegen, NL
2017 Mother of Homo-Media Commodities, Kunst op de Koffie, Arnhem, NL
2017 My future is in my past and my past is my present, Arti et Amicitiae, A’dam, NL
2017 Transformers St. Petersburg, Millennials, Museum Arnhem, NL
2016 Here There, curated by Charles Merewether, National Museum, Tbilisi, GEO
2016 Another Place, My Life, Het Vijfde Seizoen, Casco, Utrecht, NL
2015 city [un]archived, Tbilisi InSights project, Onomapotee, Eindhoven, NL
2015 Performance MTVS - The borderization edition, Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, PL
2014 Probe #28 Memory Builders i.c.w. Onno Dirker, Project Probe, Online
2013 Performance The ghost will show us, One Big City project, The Kitchen NY, USA
2014 Connecting Spaces, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, CH
2013 Alternative Exactitudes, P/////AKT, Amsterdam, NL
2013 Lecture-Performance Mapping the Caucasus with you, i.c.w. Onno Dirker, National Library, Tbilisi, GEO
2013 Lecture-Performance Mapping the Caucasus with you, i.c.w. Onno Dirker, Adjara State Museum, Batumi, GEO
2012 This Mortal Coil curated by James Beckett, Taut and Tame, Berlin, DE
2012 Mapping the Caucasus with You, exhibition I’m loosing more than I’ll ever have, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, NL
2012 A Journey East, Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, PL
2011 A Complicated Relation, Kalmar Konstmuseum, SE
2011 A Journey East, Galeria Arsenale, Białystok, PL
2010 Utopia of Exotic, Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest, RO
2010 FQ Test, Victoria Gallery, Samara, RU
2010 Live broadcasting Museum TV Station, State of Artez, Schouwburg Arnhem, NL
2010 FQ Test, GMG Gallery, Moscow, RU


2024 Tuta Writers in Residence, Tbilisi, Georgia
2022 Cultural space Young Jeju Island South-Korea
2017 HIAP - Helsinki International Artist Programme, FI
2016 Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder, NL
2013 One Big City Project, CEC ArtsLink & The Kitchen, NY, USA
2011 S.P.A.C.E. Bratislava, SLO
2010 PS2 Squared, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
2008 Contemporary art space B’art, Bishkek, KG


2023 SlakTalk

2022 Twisted and conflicted – different histories juxtaposed in Lado Darakhvelidze’s ‘Caucasian History Lesson - Metroplis M
2017 Artist contribution MacGuffin Magazine
2017 Artist contribution, 4 pages, Issue No3 2017 Homeland, MetropolisM
2016 Magazine cover Constructed Identities Kunstlicht No. 2 Constructed Identities
2016 Ideal Newspaper No4 / Den Dolder Edition i.c.w. Corine van der Wal
2015 Artist contribution city [un]archived, Onomapotee
2014 Map Transformers St. Petersburg i.c.w. Thomas Boland, Rosell Heijmen
2014 Mapping the Caucasus with you i.c.w. Collective Works
2013 Artist contribution Mind the Map, Kunstlicht, Volume 34, no. 4
2010 Ideal Newspaper No3 / The Belfast Edition i.c.w. Aagje Martens
2010 Ideal Newspaper No2 / The Arnhem Edition
2010 Museum TV Station, i.c.w. Simone Koller, DAI & Werkplaats Typografie
2010 Ideal Newspaper No1 / Citizen Journal - Manifesta i.c.w. Werkplaats Typografie
2009 Artist contribution ‘Urgent’ issue, 20th anniversary MetropolisM
2009 Article Future Postmen, Volume 22, Archis #4
2007 Contribution, Beauty Unrealized, PSWAR Library

Teaching & Lectures

2024 Workshop Film Mosaic, Tbilsi, GEO

2023 Lecture Willem de Kooning Academie, rotterdam, NL
2019 Tutor, Fine Arts, ArtEZ, NL
2018 Guest tutor / Guide Tbilisi, Academie St. Joost, Den Bosch, NL & GEO
2016 Tutor, Fine Arts, ArtEZ, NL
2015 Lecture Art Area TV, GEO
2014 Lecture and visiting tutor Dutch Art Institute, NL
2014 Lecture, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Artist Foundation, Basel, CH
2014 Tutor, Fine Arts, ArtEZ University of Arts Arnhem, NL
2012 Lecture Art Café, Batumi, GEO
2011 Lecture SPACE Bratislava, SK
2010 Lecture Soros Foundation, Tbilisi, GEO
2009 Interview, Trendspotting, VPRO


2020 Projectsubsidie Sociale initiatieven Covid-19 / Provincie Gelderland

2018 Mondriaan Fund / Werkbijdrage Bewezen talent
2013 ECF / Step Beyond, Travel Grant
2012 BKVB / Mondriaan Fonds , Bijdrage werkbudget, Mapping the Caucasus with you
2010 ECF / Step Beyond, Travel Grant
2009 Mondriaan Fonds, Bijdrage werkbudget, 11th Istanbul Biennial
2008 ECF / Step Beyond, Travel Grant

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