Lado Darakhvelidze is a Georgian artist born in Kutaisi, Georgia, and currently based in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Darakhvelidze’s artistic practice focuses primarily on the phenomena of information media and its sociopolitical impacts. In his work he deals with social and political changes and represents these in personal narratives.

As an artist-broadcaster, Darakhvelidze makes platforms that intervene into specific localities and open up a space for the collective gathering and sharing of narratives on issues that are site-specific particular, but also universally relevant. The issues of investigation are entangled, dealing with the past and present of Soviet multiculturalism, migrant workers, individual and collective memory, and the ever-shifting contours of borders. Experimenting with journalistic procedures, he develops ways of visualising narratives, incorporating art installation, painting and scenography to fit the project and issues at hand.

Installation by Lado Darakhvelidze in A Slippery Slope. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn.

Installation by Lado Darakhvelidze in A Slippery Slope. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn.