Tolia Astakhishvili

Visual artist

Tolia Astakhishvili (born in Tbilisi, Georgia, based in Berlin and Tbilisi) is an interdisciplinary artist primarily working with installation.

Originally rooted in drawing and painting, Tolia’s practice has expanded into sculpture and large-scale architectural interventions that combine video and sound with archival footage and found material. Astakhishvili’s installations often incorporate the works of other artists, a collaborative process she describes as “giving room to personal and collective narratives”.

Astakhishvili’s recent solo exhibitions include The First Finger (chapter II) (2023) at the Haus am Waldsee, The First Finger at the Bonner Kunstverein (2023) and I think it’s closed at the Kunstverein Bielefeld (2023), all in Germany. Her first solo exhibition in the US will open at SculptureCenter in Queens, New York, in 2024.

Film credits:
excerpts from the video documentation by Aws Hwajeh and Leah Peirce.
Special thanks to Bonner Kunstverein, Haus Am Waldsee, Bielefelder Kunstverein, LC Queisser and Team in video Annie Hägg. ​

Photo credits: ​
space reflected owner I. From the exhibition First finger (chapter II), 2023, Bonner Kunstverein, curated by Fatima Hellberg. Photographer: Mareike Tocha. ​
Simple judgments and polite answers. From the exhibition, I think it’s closed, 2023, Bielefelder Kunstverein, curated by Oriane Durand. Photographer: Fred Dott.​
Just Deserts. From the exhibition, In Heat Wind Wounds Holes, 2022, LC Queisser.