New York gallery to host solo display of artist Andro Wekua

Wekua’s installation ‘A Dog’s Fidelity’ will be on display at a New York venue starting next week. Photo:, 16 Jan 2017 - 15:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

A New York art gallery will host new works by Georgian contemporary artist Andro Wekua at a month-long display starting next week.

From January 26–February 25, an installation of paintings by Wekua will be exhibited at the Gladstone Gallery – an art venue that specialises in showcasing contemporary artistic creations.

The gallery staff announced the exhibition of Wekua’s installation, A Dog's Fidelity, through their website.

Gladstone Gallery has hosted past works by Wekua, including in the 2012 exhibition, ‘Dreaming Dreaming’. Photo:

Gladstone Gallery is pleased to present an installation of new paintings by Andro Wekua."
Through a practice that includes film, sculpture, and collage, Wekua works in the ambiguous half-light of memory, fantasy, and history”, said the venue in their announcement.

The installation will include exhibits that take advantage of spatial arrangement to create a perception of diving "into fiction as reality”.

In his work, Wekua has long focused on the art of shaping perception and creating surreal impression for viewers.

Wekua has sought to take advantage of spatial tools in his exhibitions to create visual impression for viewers. Photo: Lado Chanturia.

Last year the Georgian artist’s installation Call featured a life-size figurine created in 2014 to create a visual impression for visitors at the Koelnischer Kunstverein Museum in Germany.

The occasion was held as curators of the German museum praised Wekua for creating "outstanding" and "impressive" works for the last 10 years.

Born in Sokhumi in Georgia's northwest in 1977, Wekua now spends his time living between Berlin and Zurich.

His works have also been exhibited in solo displays at prominent venues including the Vienna Art Palace in Austria, Castello di Rivoli in Italy and Camden Arts Centre in London, UK.

Wekua was nominated for the 2011 National Gallery Prize for Young Art, Berlin. He was also awarded the Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation Prize from one of Switzerland's most significant cultural institutions in 2005.