Born in the former Soviet republic state of Georgia and based in Germany since 1989, Edzgveradze has exhibited extensively throughout Russia and Europe (Tate Gallery, Venice Biennale, solo gallery and museum exhibitions in Münich, Berlin, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Budapest), cultivating a body of work including sculpture, performance, video, photography and writing. In 2011, Stux Gallery exhibited “The Stolen Blanket and Other Short Stories”, the first major North American exhibition of Edzgveradze’s work.


Diverse in medium though pointed in scope, Edzgveradze’s work comes out of a rigorous engagement with art history, philosophy, politics and theory. At times his work reappropriates, or perhaps more fittingly “shifts”—as in his Malevich homage, The Black Square Shifted to the Left (1974)—existing artworks and cultural objects, while overall, Edzgveradze composes a novel universe of superimposed signs and visual languages.