Andro Wekua was born in 1977 in Georgia, and studied visual arts there and in Basel, Switzerland. Throughout the course of his career, he has developed a visual language grounded in the exploration of human experience, translating fragmented abstractions of memory into the narrative cues that inform his work. Looking to genres such as fantasy, science fiction, and horror, Wekua creates fantastical and often macabre tableaux, revealing the complex processes of reconstruction and fragmentation that continually inform the personal, social, and fictive experience of remembrance.
His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at several museums including Kunsthalle Wien, Austria; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany; Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy; Wiels, Brussels, Belgium, Neue Kunst Halle, St. Gallen, Switzerland; Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Camden Arts Center, London; the De Haalen Haarlem, Netherlands; and Le Magasin, Grenoble, France. Gladstone Gallery, New York (2022), Kunsthalle Zürich (2018); Sprüth Magers Berlin (2018); Gladstone Gallery, New York (2012); Saatchi Gallery, London (2011); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2010); and Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010). His participation in international exhibitions includes the Venice Biennale (2011); Gwangju Biennale (2010); and the 55th Carnegie International (2008). Wekua lives and works in Zurich, and Berlin,
Andro Wekua. Pink Wave Hunter. Installation. 15 sculptures on a pedestal. 54th Venice Biennale (2011)