Koka Ramishvili/ biography


Koka Ramishvili was born in 1956, in Tbilissi. He lives and works in Geneva.

He studied Industrial Design, Architechture and Cinema at the Academy of Art in Tbilissi. 

Since 1990 Koka Ramishvili participated in important solo and group Exhibitions in Berlin and in Glasgow, at Arnolfini in Bristol and the Hausler Contemporary Gallery in Munich. 

From 1991 to 1994, he worked at the Wolfgang Flatz's studio in Munich.

In 1997 he received awards from Bahaus, for his video installation "Signal", as well as from the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.

He moved to Geneva in 2000. 

His works have been the subject of many exhibitions at cultural institutions across Europe, such as the MAMCO in Geneva, the Goethe Institut in Berlin, the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Nantes, the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Moderna Museum Stockholm, the MKHA Contemporary Art Museum in Antwerp, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, the Musee des Beaux-Arts in nancy and the Cobra Museum in Amsterdam.

Koka Ramishvili represented Georgia at the Venice Biennale in 2009.

His works have also  also been exposed at Hausler Contemporary Gallery in Munich and Zurich, the Wallspace Gallery in New York, and in Geneva at attitudes, Edward Mitterrand Gallery and Laurence Bernard Gallery.