Shalva Nikvashvili “`შიში` – FEAR”
Grotesque but elegant, creepy but funny, human but not-human-at-all.
Welcome to the bizarre, beautiful world of Shalva Nikvashvili where trash is king and the body is an unsentimental playground of emotions and memories.
my name is Shalva Nikvashvili
I am 30 years old
i was born and grew up in Georgia
i spend all my childhood watching
i am an artist
i often question , if being artist is
advantage or disadvantage.
i don’t have favourite colour.
i don’t like Michael Jackson.
if i have to choose in between Dog or
i will choose a dog.
if i was not an artist i would become
baker , because i like to bake bread.
i am living in Belgium but i don’t at the
my main inspirations are my own memories
and hidden identities.
for more questions please write me at:
Shalva Nikvashvili is the multi-talented artist with a flair for the grotesque who has used his provocative, unconventional aesthetics to create everything from masks made of bread and leather bags with human body parts, to drag-like characters and bizarre makeup videos. You can read a lot into hand-stitched seams of Nikvashvili’s pieces – we see a potent play with identity, all of its aspects heightened and overexposed.
Born in Georgia in 1990 and currently based in Belgium, his wildly imaginative, often tongue-in-cheek artwork is inspired by stereotypes, memories, fears and experiences growing up in post-Soviet Georgia. He works in a large variety of mediums – photography, film, fashion and performance.
On September 15th and 16th Shalva will also show his performance ”08.08.08″ in our blackbox. You need to buy a ticket for these events.
15 Sep–28 Oct
Opening 15 Sep 17.00–20.00
Performance 15–16 Sep 18.00
Open every Wednesday 17.00–19.00 & Friday 17.00–20.00
Malmö Gallery Weekend: 24/9 18–22, 25/9 12–16, 26/9 12–16.
The exhibition can also be seen during other events.